Logic is Waived Off in New START “debate”

Posted: December 20, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Pretend you’re taking the SAT.  What is this statement a good example of?

Senator Harry M. Reid, the Democratic majority leader, moved to hold a vote on Tuesday to close off debate, saying, “You either want to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists or you don’t.”

The question is multiple choice and asks “Senator Reid’s statement is the best example of this form of a logical fallacy?”

a) non sequitur

b) straw man

c) false dilemma

d) fallacy of accident

e) all the above

The rule of thumb is ‘all the above’ in this sort of question.


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