Essays Tagged: "fallacies"

An opinionated look into the facts and fallacies of evolution, from a Christian perspective. 11 pages

Evolution: The Facts and the FallaciesDeep within the isolated region of the dense, insect infested African jungle, a loathsome, ...

(12 pages) 279 2 4.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Against Affirmative Action

to be the truth, but merely my outlook based on my current knowledge of this subject and perceived fallacies that I believe relate to affirmative action. Though I may have received a better grade on ...

(4 pages) 116 0 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Homer's Iliad.

efore I get into the themes and content of The Iliad, I'd like to point out a few discrepancies and fallacies surrounding it.1. Homer, a blind poet, is traditionally given credit for the authorship of ...

(7 pages) 210 0 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Political Fumble: The War Measures Act, the implications of the institution of the war measures act of 1970 by former prime minister Pierre Trudeau.

Political fallacies are a prominent aspect of the Canadian political landscape, from John A. Macdonald?s railw ...

(5 pages) 88 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Body Art vs. Self Mutilation.

tices have been shunned and outcast as the marks of Satan. In the last few centuries however, these fallacies have subsided to the thoughts of mere loathing of any permanent defacing of a person's bod ...

(11 pages) 265 2 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Henry VIII and his contribution to the English Reformation

by his six wives, but to discover its true essence one must breach the barriers yielded by the many fallacies concerning his overly publicized liaisons. Although to many he is remembered solely for hi ...

(6 pages) 71 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Lies Upon Lies: A thematic explication of William Shakespeare's Sonnet 138

ons the narrator and his lover have expressed to each other. Wordplay, creating double meanings and fallacies, allows the reader to experience the many underlying deceits fabricated to preserve their ...

(2 pages) 45 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Imagery in Macbeth

ymbols to create a sense of mood or atmosphere. An important part of imagery is the use of pathetic fallacies in the play. Pathetic Fallacy (also known as Allegory) is a tool of imagery that connects ... e are thunders in every scenes that involve the thee weird sisters.All these properties of Pathetic Fallacies help the reader of the play in creating precious illusions in their minds about the play. ...

(2 pages) 40 3 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Broken Promises A short drama between a married couple problems resulting from too many broken promises.

o many broken promises. Cynthia is the protagonist wife who is sick and tired of her husband Pete's fallacies towards her. Cynthia is a strong Hispanic twenty-five year old female who gave up her hope ...

(4 pages) 39 0 3.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Fallacy Summary and Application

n, 2004). Although all the definitions are apt, it is the latter that applies to critical thinking. Fallacies involved in critical thinking come in many forms. Ad hominem, slippery slope, fallacy of d ... n many forms. Ad hominem, slippery slope, fallacy of division and equivocation are just some of the fallacies that can be found in critical thinking (Bassham, Irwin, Nardone Wallace, 2002). This paper ...

(4 pages) 97 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

It Takes Two: A Modest Proposal for Holding Fathers Equally Accountable

mes pregnant. Throughout the whole story Pollitt shows many hastygeneralizations and slippery slope fallacies. The start of my argument shows the fallacy of manyquestions.Why do men abandon women as s ...

(6 pages) 54 1 4.5 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Ignorance is not bliss

cause ignorance causes conflicts between people, makes chances become a big part of life, and makes fallacies into truths. Plato's equation of "Knowledge = True, Justifiable Belief," strictly applies ...

(4 pages) 65 1 4.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Idea of Critical Thinking

hat filter is the essence of critical thinking. With the help of the knowledge and understanding of fallacies, someone is well-armed to overcome prejudice, illogic deductions and biased information. C ... ur goals is the best way to become a critical thinker. Critical thinking is more than knowing about fallacies; it's a philosophy and an attitude.

(2 pages) 176 0 4.5 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Stem Cell Research: What is it? A paper for a Communication and Gender class, overview of topic and ethical concerns.

ple have dismissed the possibility of the use of stem cells without ever looking into the facts and fallacies presented to them by the media.So what is a stem cell? In the human body, there are 220 va ...

(5 pages) 60 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Demise of Communism

ident Vaclav Havel in his New Year's Day speech of 1990. What he was referring to was the political fallacies that had been fed to the people for so many years to conceal them from the truth of the de ...

(5 pages) 50 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Fallacy Summary and Application Paper

ctionThere are a number of common pitfalls to avoid when constructing an argument; they're known as fallacies. In our everyday lives, we refer to many kinds of mistaken beliefs as fallacies; but in lo ... nd the intent of the argument may also be worthy of criticism (Engel, 1999). Arguments that contain fallacies are described as fallacious, and often appear valid and convincing. Only inspecting these ...

(8 pages) 184 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Fallacy Summary and Application Paper: Question Everything (CSS330)

ning or belief; erroneousness.4. The quality of being deceptive.It is worth examining three fallacies in particular which are often used in the area of politics: the straw man fallacy, the red ... f arguments by being open-minded and not drawn into trickery. Politicians frequently use the fallacies illustrated here. There has been much study and thought as to "good" thinking and fallacio ...

(4 pages) 122 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Fallacy Summary and Application

Fallacies are statements of argument either for or against an issue, a belief which is either true o ... st an issue, a belief which is either true or false, or an error in reasoning either true or false. Fallacies are typically used in the media in an effort to persuade the listener, readers, or viewers ... f the problem. Person A attacks the problem with a flawed or incorrect statement (Labossiere, 1995).Fallacies are significant to critical thinking because critical thinking is approaching an idea, an ...

(5 pages) 90 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

MGT 350 Falicies Paper

Fallacies surround people in everyday life. We use fallacies in our everyday speech, our decision-ma ... making, critical thinking, and are affected by them in the pummeling of advertising surrounding us. Fallacies can be as simple as appealing to emotion instead of logical reasoning. I will examine some ...

(4 pages) 61 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Just Punishment? The Death Penalty

a daily basis, still the death penalty is supported by a large majority of Americans. The facts and fallacies are continually debated by both sides.In 1995, Fedell Caffey and Jacqueline Williams, want ... continually debated.The daily debate rages with many differing opinions in regards to the facts and fallacies that surround this explosive issue. Many feel the death penalty is racist and is used disp ...

(9 pages) 62 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty