Logical Errors in Song Lyrics (September De-Stress)

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Logical Errors in Song Lyrics (September De-Stress)

Postby 20170322 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:38 pm

Hey, all!

With the September test coming up, I know we're all very stressed, so I thought this thread could be a fun way to channel that. Post song lyrics in the form of an LR stimulus, a question, and the correct answer. Here's mine:

Bieber: "My momma don't like you, and she likes everyone."
Bieber's argument is must vulnerable to critique on the grounds that it...

Correct answer: C) States a conclusion that contradicts one of its premises.

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Postby Deardevil » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:51 pm

This is brilliant.

What would be good besides milk or coffee? I'm gonna wake your five senses up now.

What is the flaw in the reasoning?

A) The singer fails to take into account other ways to wake up the five senses.

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Postby speedwagon » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:56 pm

I wish I was a little bit taller
I wish I was a baller
I wish I had a girl who looked good, I would call her
I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat
And a six four Impala

I wish I was like six-foot-nine
So I can get with Leoshi
'Cause she don't know me but yo she's really fine
You know I see her all the time everywhere I go
And even in my dreams I can scheme a way to make her mine
'Cause I know she's livin phat
Her boyfriend's tall and he plays ball
So how am I gonna compete with that?

<-- E) Confuses a condition that is necessary for an outcome for one that is sufficient to produce that outcome.

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Re: Logical Errors in Song Lyrics (September De-Stress)

Postby maybeman » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:13 pm

SweetTort wrote:Bieber: "My momma don't like you, and she likes everyone."
Bieber's argument is must vulnerable to critique on the grounds that it...

Correct answer: C) States a conclusion that contradicts one of its premises.


Hmm.. don't agree with this AC. Seems more like a contradiction between premises. Can I appeal?

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Postby 20170322 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:21 pm

maybeman wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Bieber: "My momma don't like you, and she likes everyone."
Bieber's argument is must vulnerable to critique on the grounds that it...

Correct answer: C) States a conclusion that contradicts one of its premises.


Hmm.. don't agree with this AC. Seems more like a contradiction between premises. Can I appeal?



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Re: Logical Errors in Song Lyrics (September De-Stress)

Postby 20170322 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:24 pm

Hamilton: "A economics lesson from a slaver, hey neighbor, your debts are paid 'cause you don't pay for labor, 'we plant seeds in the ground, we create' they keep ranting, we know who's really doing the planting".

Hamilton's argument is most vulnerable to the criticism that...

Correct answer: D) It attacks a speaker for their personal actions without considering the merits of their argument.

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Postby Deardevil » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:31 pm

Yeezy: So I roll through good. Y'all pop the trunk; I pop the hood... Ferrari.
And she got the goods. And she got that ass; I got to look... Sorry.
Yo, it's got to be 'cause I'm seasoned; haters give me them salty looks... Lawry's.

What is the main point?

E) People full of NaCl are mad at Kanye because he feels like it is always LA, Miami, NY, and summertime Chi.

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Postby 34iplaw » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:24 pm

Deardevil wrote:Yeezy: So I roll through good. Y'all pop the trunk; I pop the hood... Ferrari.
And she got the goods. And she got that ass; I got to look... Sorry.
Yo, it's got to be 'cause I'm seasoned; haters give me them salty looks... Lawry's.

What is the main point?

E) People full of NaCl are mad at Kanye because he feels like it is always LA, Miami, NY, and summertime Chi.


Solid use of natrium chloride.

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Re: Logical Errors in Song Lyrics (September De-Stress)

Postby Deardevil » Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:33 pm

Sara: Something always brings me back to you; it never takes too long.

The artist depends on which of the following assumption?

B) The person being referred to is not in North Korea.

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Re: Logical Errors in Song Lyrics (September De-Stress)

Postby maybeman » Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:39 pm

Lady GaGa: Just dance, gonna be okay, da da doo-doo-mmm

LG's argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that it

A) Isn't entirely composed of real words

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Postby Deardevil » Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:03 pm

maybeman wrote:Lady GaGa: Just dance, gonna be okay, da da doo-doo-mmm

LG's argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that it

A) Isn't entirely composed of real words


I appeal; can't dispute the truth of the stimulus, bruh.

Amber: I couldn't spread my wings in this world that was like a small birdcage.

The reasoning is erroneous because...

A) Amber takes it for granted that the size of the cage affects spreading of wings when there is no evidence of a connection.

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Postby 20170322 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:12 pm

maybeman wrote:Lady GaGa: Just dance, gonna be okay, da da doo-doo-mmm

LG's argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that it

A) Isn't entirely composed of real words



Lol, dead.

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Postby Deardevil » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:44 pm

Kendrick: I am better than most rappers. Who is better?
Jay: I'm the mother-fucking truth.
So sick; every meal, I eat chicken noodle soup.
Who else you know does it like this?
Pop records, dance records, rap records like this?
But I be getting slept on, so nighty night, kids.
Nice guys finish last, so... Fuck the kindness!
I just go and state the facts.
My methods blew y'all away; you can call me Breaking Bad.

Jay responds to Kendrick by...

(A) Not directly addressing the question being posed.

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Postby galeatus » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:46 pm

"Fuck the police and Ren said it with authority"

A) Supporting the conclusion by making a false appeal to authority
B) Ad hominem
C) Failing to take into account reasons not to fuck tha police
D) All of the above

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Postby Deardevil » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:06 pm

Marie: The slipper will break. Midnight will chime.
And the star that we wish on will fade over time.
'Cause growing pains ache. And tempers collide.
But... Love, like wine, will grow sweeter with time.

Marie's conclusion about love growing sweeter with time is unwarranted since...

(E) She uses an analogy when there is no reason to believe that love and wine can be compared.

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Re: Logical Errors in Song Lyrics (September De-Stress)

Postby 34iplaw » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:13 pm

All my friends are wasted
And I hate this club
Man I drink too much

A) fails to consider that one did not drink enough to make the club enjoyable.

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Postby Deardevil » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:38 pm

Lately, I've been thinking about mistakes that I made in the past; girl, I'm tired of playing games with you.
I'm trying to fight it, but you're so indecisive, and I ain't got the patience to be chasing you.
I'm tired of fucking around. You know he ain't right for you; he wouldn't fight for you.
I hate when my high's coming down 'cause I stop to think about all of the nights with you.
And I've been on the road now.
When it snows, I get away from the cold now.
You didn't think that I would shine, but you know now.
Cali bitches on my line; I'm surrounded by these hoes now.
All my dogs keep telling me to bone now.

The verse follows logically if which principle is adopted?

E) People should rhyme with the same word in their songs.

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Re: Logical Errors in Song Lyrics (September De-Stress)

Postby proteinshake » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:59 pm

34iplaw wrote:All my friends are wasted
And I hate this club
Man I drink too much

A) fails to consider that one did not drink enough to make the club enjoyable.

Haha

Also the remixes of this song are great

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Re: Logical Errors in Song Lyrics (September De-Stress)

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:47 am

34iplaw wrote:
Deardevil wrote:Yeezy: So I roll through good. Y'all pop the trunk; I pop the hood... Ferrari.
And she got the goods. And she got that ass; I got to look... Sorry.
Yo, it's got to be 'cause I'm seasoned; haters give me them salty looks... Lawry's.

What is the main point?

E) People full of NaCl are mad at Kanye because he feels like it is always LA, Miami, NY, and summertime Chi.


Solid use of natrium chloride.


Haha this is great

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Re: Logical Errors in Song Lyrics (September De-Stress)

Postby 20170322 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:00 am

"And I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles to fall down at your door."

The reasoning above logically follows if which of the following is assumed?

Correct answer: E) After walking a thousand miles to someone's door, the individual walking will fall down.



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