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Logical Fallacies I - Hasty Generalization All the kids in this neighborhood are thugs theyve all committed some crime they should all be thrown in jail We women have to stick together is this male oriented job The first quote is a hasty generalization fallacy made by the storeowner He makes an illogical assumption that all the neighborhood kids are criminals probably based off of other bad experiences with local youths The second quote also generalizes that if women dont stick together the men will eat them alive These are forms of stereotyping lacking much needed reasoning to become true one hundred percent of the time II - Questionable Claim If only I hadnt spilled the salt This is an example of a questionable claim fallacy Jessie uses an old spilt salt superstition as justification for why her dream job ended up a mess In reality the same issues would still be relevant to her problem if she had not spilled any salt III - Inconsistency so be smart keep your mouth shut and get the job done quickly Oh and remember even though this is how things run we still have to act like we care I am sure she will be one of the best We have already had a great discussion and I told her that thoroughness and caring for our clients is our number one concern The preceding two statements are prime examples of the inconsistency fallacy She tells Jessie flat out to plea bargain the case and act like she is doing the best job regardless of Olivers innocence whereas she leads Oliver to believe they are doing what is best for him Inconsistency is used to please one or more sides as a means of an easy way out of a situation IV - IsOught Confusion At our office everyone feels this way If you plan
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