Hasty conclusion like toy balloon: easy blow up, easy pop.
--Charlie Chan at the Race Track
Your homework comes in two parts.
Part one is to make sure you have the 3 scenarios on your blog. Sorry for any confusion before, but hopefully it is clear(er) now. Edited instructions are below.
Part two is to read the Future of Happiness by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on page 623 of your books.
Here are 10 logical fallacies. Research them here* and then create for your blog three short scenarios: two of which are examples that you make up of the fallacies below and one that is meant to be logically consistent. In class, we'll examine these paragraphs and see if the class can guess which is which. Make sure that it's not obvious that you're using a fallacy. Make us work; make us better.
- Begging the Question
- Slippery Slope
- False Dilemma
- Post Hoc
- Biased Sample
- Gambler's Fallacy
- Hasty Generalization
- Ad Hominem
- Straw Man
- Tu Quoque
Borrowed (stolen) from the wise and illustrious nstearns.
* Use the handout and this Nizkor Project site to help with this task.