Whenever The Cherry Trees Blossom The Weather Begins To Get Warmer

Democracy is the best system of government. Most people in the world believe in the superiority of democratic systems. Fallacy of majority belief

P1) Most people believe in democratic systems. P2) Any belief held by the majority is true.

C) Democracy is the best system of government.

a Our lecturers are always extolling the virtues of critical thinking, but they would say that wouldn't they? They only keep their jobs if they've got students to teach.

b It's not illegal for me to exaggerate my skills on my curriculum vitae, so it can't be immoral either.

c The opposition criticises the government for spending money on the arts, but when they were in govt, they increased the arts budget by two hundred per cent.

d Smoking causes lung cancer so people who do not smoke will not suffer lung cancer.

e Jo believes that Chancellor of the Exchequer is doing a poor job. Thus Jo believes that Gordon Brown is doing a poor job.

f Whenever the cherry trees blossom, the weather begins to get warmer. So cherry blossom causes the weather to get warmer.

g David Beckham is the best mid-fielder ever to play for England and he says that Brit-Burgers are his favourite. They must be the best burgers.

h We shouldn't allow children to watch Pokemon, because pretty soon they will be collecting farm animals and staging contests to see who has the strongest pig. It's only a short step from there to complete disrespect for animal life.

i There's nothing wrong with getting drunk once in a while, everyone I know is partial to a few beers now and again.

j There is no point in implementing harsh penalties for drunk drivers because there will always be some people who are going to drive drunk no matter what penalties are put in place.

k If a car breaks down on the road, no one thinks that a passing mechanic is obligated to render emergency road service. So why expect doctors to render emergency medical assistance to all and sundry?

4 Provide an example of each of the following fallacies. Try to make your example appreciably different from those already provided for you.

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