Fails to consider even if concl. false, assump. may be true

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boblawlob
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Fails to consider even if concl. false, assump. may be true

Postby boblawlob » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:22 pm

When is this ever the answer on a Flaw question?

I can't imagine ever unless the structure of the argument was like this:

"Dogs are believed to cause cancer. Therefore, people who want to avoid cancer should avoid being around dogs. However, it has been reported that some people who do hang around dogs don't get cancer. Therefore, dogs don't cause cancer."

Very crappy argument I just made up on the spot.

Thoughts?

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Re: Fails to consider even if concl. false, assump. may be true

Postby Theopliske8711 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:07 pm

Don't LRs generally begin with something that is more well known or accepted and then distort it?

I like this comic for an LR, btw:

http://xkcd.com/925/

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