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2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. ▲ 13. ▲ ▲ 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. What is an argument? T or F: A claim is what you use to state an opinion or a belief. T or F: Critical thinking consists in attacking other people’s ideas. T or F: Whether a passage contains an argument depends on how long it is. T or F: When a question has been asked, an issue has been raised. T or F: All arguments have a premise. T or F: All arguments have a conclusion. T or F: You can reach a conclusion without believing it is true.
And critical thinking anywhere can be waylaid by emotion, self-interest, wishful thinking, desire to be accepted, confirmation bias, and various other psychological propensities that come with being a human being, and that also will be considered in this book. Thinking critically won’t necessarily tell you whether you should get a dog or whom to vote for or whether there is global warming or why your car won’t start. It can, however, help you spot bad reasoning about all these things. A WORD ABOUT THE EXERCISES To get good at tennis, golf, playing a musical instrument, or most other skills, you have to practice, practice, and practice some more.
Whether pollution of the waters of the Everglades and Florida Bay is due to multiple causes b. whether pollution is caused by cattle farming, dairy farming, industry, tourism, and urban development c. whether the sugar industry is partly responsible for the pollution of these waters d. whether the sugar industry is completely responsible for the pollution of these waters ▲ 4. It’s clear that the mainstream media have lost interest in classical music. For example, the NBC network used to have its own classical orchestra conducted by Arturo Toscanini, but no such orchestra exists now.