Practice

Identify each ad hominem fallacy as (A) abusive, (C) circumstantial, or (TQ) tu quoque.

_1. How can you believe that study on smoking?

The tobacco industry funded it! _2. In the last vote, you went against the gun control bill, saying it did not go far enough. Now you are voting for it, so I guess you were wrong about it not going far enough. _3. I know she won't come with us to the gangster movie. She is not a guy—she only likes chick flicks.

_4. How can you believe that guy's views on environmental policy? Look at him—he is such a weirdo.

The Art Of Cold Reading

The Art Of Cold Reading

Today I'm going to teach you a fundamental Mentalism technique known as 'cold reading'. Cold reading is a technique employed by mentalists and charlatans and by charlatan I refer to psychics, mediums, fortune tellers or anyone that claims false abilities that is used to give the illusion that the person has some form of super natural power.

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