Fallacies: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? (Coursework Sample)
Identify the fallacies within the sentences. Not all sentences may be fallacious, so first decide if the sentence is fallacious, and if so, determine which fallacy has been committed and why.
Keep it simple:
If not fallacious, mark "no fallacy."
If fallacious, name the fallacy (such as "Hasty generalization") and offer a one-sentence explanation of why it is the fallacy you've named.
Note: You must do all sentences
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Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?
SARAH PALIN: The chicken crossed the road because, gosh-darn it, he's a maverick!
Fallacious: hominem fallacy. Instead of answering the question, the speaker goes ahead to state that the chickens crossed the road because they are mavericks. Maverick can be used to refer to an aspect of independence. It does not comprehensively address why the chicken crossed the road Barack OBAMA: Let me be perfectly clear if the chickens like their eggs they can keep their eggs. No chicken will be required to cross the road to surrender her eggs. Period.
Fallacious: R The sentence of Barrack Obama when he answers the issue of the chicken crossing the road, he relates the fact to the chicken lays eggs. The speaker is leading the audience away from the issue of the chicken crossing the road to the issue of laying eggs. He abandons the main issue and focuses on laying eggs.
John McCain: My friends, the chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.
NotFallacious HILLARY CLINTON: What difference at this point does it make why the chicken crossed the road?NotFallacious GEORGE W. BUSH: We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either with us or against us. There is no middle ground here. Fallacious: False Dichotomy. The sentence of George W. Bush contains a false dichotomy fallacy when he says that the issue of the chicken crossing the road does not matter and it is whether they are against them or they are on their side and there is no middle ground. His statement is false since he offers only two alternatives that is either they are on their side or they are against them and there is no middle ground.
DICK CHENEY: Where's my gun?
Fallacious: Begging the Question Fallacy- The speaker does not answer the question that has been asked. COLIN POWELL: Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road.
Not Fallacious BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken.
Not Fallacious AL GORE: I invented the chicken.
Not Fallacious JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was
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