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"The worst kind of discrimination is the one against me!" - Rich8701


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Identify the differences between deductive and inductive arguments.
The difference here is that an inductive argument takes one specific case and uses it to make a general argument that is supposed to apply more broadly. By contrast, a deductive argument takes one or more known facts or ideas and applies them to the case at hand.
Additionally, explain how misleading reasoning is used to influence others.
For example, you hear say she say stuff about you because someone took it the wrong way of what was really said. Some people take things out of context and make it bigger than it really is and just cause confusing.
Then, select a topic of interest to you and explain how you would come up with a reliable sample for obtaining peoples' opinions.
Music is my topic. Well you have people who like country music and people who like hip-hop or RNB music. I would try to get people to understand that is alright to like different kind of music and not just stay on one kind of music variety because there is so much you can do with different kinds of music and put things together and make then great.

In a deductive argument, the conclusion is guaranteed to be true if the premises are true (assuming no logical fallacies are made). The general form of a deductive argument is:
If A, then B.
Therefore B.

An example of this would be:
If you live in Dallas, Texas, you live in the United States.
You live in Dallas, Texas.
Therefore you live in the United States.

Oftentimes, deductive arguments are said to apply general rules to specific cases.

An inductive argument is just the opposite. Through the observation of many cases, a general rule is formed. An example of an inductive argument is:
The last 500 babies born from this hospital have been over 4 pounds (1.8kg).
Therefore next baby born from this hospital will be over 4 pounds (1.8kg).
If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, it doesn't mean it won't kill you if it falls on top of you. If you...


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