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Identify what type of logical fallacies are being committed.

1. Priest: I believe abortion is wrong.

Person: You’re a priest. You have to say abortion is wrong. Furthermore, you’re just a
lackey for the Pope, so I can’t believe what you say.

2. My fellow Americans...there has been some talk that the government is overstepping its
bounds by allowing police to enter peoples' homes without the warrants traditionally
required by the Constitution. However, these are dangerous times and dangerous times
require appropriate actions. I have in my office thousands of letters from people who let
me know, in no uncertain terms, that they heartily endorse the war against crime in these
United States. Because of this overwhelming approval, it is evident that the police are
doing the right thing.

3. You can never give anyone a break. If you do, they will walk all over you.

4. Bill: "You know, those feminists all hate men." Joe: "Really?" Bill: "Yeah. I was in my
philosophy class the other day and that Rachel chick gave a presentation." Joe: "Which
Rachel?" Bill: "You know her. She's the one that runs that feminist group over at the
Women's Center. She said that men are all sexist pigs. I asked her why she believed this
and she said that her last few boyfriends were real sexist pigs. " Joe: "That doesn't sound
like a good reason to believe that all of us are pigs." Bill: "That was what I said." Joe:
"What did she say?" Bill: "She said that she had seen enough of men to know we are all
pigs. She obviously hates all men." Joe: "So you think all feminists are like her?" Bill:
"Sure. They all hate men."

5. Bill: "God must exist." Jill: "How do you know?" Bill: "Because the Bible says so." Jill:
"Why should I believe the Bible?" Bill: "Because the Bible was written by God."

6. The picture on Jim's old TV set goes out of focus. Jim goes over and strikes the TV
soundly on the side and the picture goes back into focus. Jim tells his friend that hitting
the TV fixed it.
7. I'm not a doctor, but I play one on the hit series "Bimbos and Studmuffins in the
OR." You can take it from me that when you need a fast acting, effective and safe
pain killer there is nothing better than MorphiDope 2000. That is my considered
medical opinion.

8. Senator Jill: "We'll have to cut education funding this year." Senator Bill: "Why?"
Senator Jill: "Well, either we cut the social programs or we live with a huge
deficit and we can't live with the deficit."

9. Bill and Jill are arguing about cleaning out their closets: Jill: "We should clean
out the closets. They are getting a bit messy." Bill: "Why, we just went through
those closets last year. Do we have to clean them out everyday?" Jill: "I never said
anything about cleaning them out every day. You just want too keep all your junk
forever, which is just ridiculous."

10. "You know, I've begun to think that there is some merit in the Republican's tax
cut plan. I suggest that you come up with something like it, because If we
Democrats are going to survive as a party, we have got to show that we are as
tough-minded as the Republicans, since that is what the public wants."

11. Government is like business. Since business focuses primarily on the bottom line,
so should government.

12. Darwinism is in error. It claims that we are all descendants from an apelike
creature, from which we evolved according to natural selection. No evidence of
such a creature has been found. No adequate and consistent explanation of natural
selection has been given. Therefore, evolution according to Darwinism has not
taken place.

13. Racism is wrong. Therefore, we need affirmative action.

14. School violence has gone up and academic performance has gone down ever since
organized prayer was banned at public schools. Therefore, prayer should be
reintroduced, resulting in school improvement.

1. The PATRIOT Act is designed to protect the citizens of America from terrorist
groups. If you do not support it, you obviously have something to hide.

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