this assignment is due tomorrow……. must have done by tomorrow no late work at all……
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In Chapter 3, the text discusses the structure of arguments. In Critical Thinking, we also study the structure of arguments. A flawed argument structure is called a fallacy, which word means “to deceive.” One such fallacy is called a “Weasler.” Here is a good webpage that gives a description of the Weasler fallacy: https://www.thoughtco.com/weasel-word-1692604 Just the other day, there was a map of the United States divided up by certain candies favored in each state. Here is a copy of that article: https://www.influenster.com/article/americas-favorite-halloween-candy-state-by-state
Weaslers get used alot in advertising, unfortunately, but that is because they help sell things. If you think about it, a hamburger is a hamburger, so how do you “sell” one if you are Jack-in the-Box trying to beat out McDonalds? You have to make it a super-burger, or a triple burger, or the burger has a “secret” sauce.
Assignment: Identify how the webpage about candies of the particular states on the map is using the Weasler fallacy. Find 5 uses of the fallacy, not including the name of the website.