Error Reasoning

Error Reasoning

In this assignment, you will select one of the claims listed below. Using what you know about the topic, describe at least four claims that might commonly be made that display some of the errors in reasoning covered in this module's readings. You may have to do a bit of research to find popular positions on these topics.

For example, if the claim is: Children should not be allowed to play violent video games.

Then four common claims about the subject might be:


  1. Children have always played      violent games and they turned out okay.
  2. Dr. Dre says that violent video      games are okay.
  3. Everybody knows that violent      video games don’t cause problems.
  4. Many countries banned violent      video games and they have higher crime rates than we do.

And the errors they represent might be:


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