Presidential Election Ads:
Rhetoric and the Arizona Shooting:
Frederick Douglass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR_QOCwVRg8&feature=related
Geography (Middle East):http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Middle-east_Geography.htm
Dr Laura controversy:
3. The bars in our house windows are similar to the bars on our neighbor's windows. Since he has not been robbed then maybe we will not be robbed. This is which type of argument?
B) Cause effect
4. Running fast and jumping high are indications that you may be a good athlete
A) Cause -Effect
5. Sign argument moves from
A) General to general
B) Specific to specific
C) General to specific
D) Specific to general
17. President Obama is the president of the United States so he is just like most Americans VIOLATES which rule for generalization?
A) Many Americans did not vote for Obama
B) He is his own counter-example
C) Being president is not an indication of similarity
D) Is the president typical of most Americans?
19. A doctor comparing your blood to another sample to determine the cause of an illness is using which type if reasoning?
Yale 5 step method:
Hierarchy of Effects:
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This second link is a satirical look at the same speech a few years later.
Prostitution Debate Link:
PAS Debate link:
Human Organs Link: (1:00 class only)