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Main Task: Apply Critical Thinking
You will now begin to become familiar with one aspect of critical thinking recognizing logical fallacies. This website Common Logical Fallacies provides a list of common logical fallacies and offers two examples for each fallacy. For this activity give one example for each of the four following logical fallacies.
Non Sequitur
Faulty Analogy
Hasty Generalization
Equivocation
Be sure to use examples that relate to your own field of study, either examples that you create yourself, or that you locate in articles in your field. Be sure to follow APA form and style to cite any outside source.
Then, choose any other logical fallacy from the list of logical fallacies. Find an example of this fallacy in the news media or in an internet source related to your field. Share the example, and the source, but do not mention the name of the fallacy. Your fellow students will have to identify this “mystery logical fallacy” in their responses to your post!
In addition to your content post, in which you offer your examples of the four logical fallacies listed and your “mystery logical fallacy”, for your 75-100 word response post, identify the “mystery logical fallacy” in another student’s post. The student post could be a current student or a past student post. Then, according to the content of the fallacy and the source, explain the impact you think that such faulty logic would have on the beliefs and behavior of the general public? What false conclusions and possible resulting actions might occur on the basis of this illogical statement?
Length: Content post 150-200 words; response post 75-100 words.
Both your content post and your response post should reflect a collegial attitude, be free of grammar and spelling errors, and include all five of the elements mentioned above.
 
 

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