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1 Kenzie Garrett Amber Jewell

2 Definition: A proposition is true on the basis that it has not been proved false. Or that it is false on the basis that it has not been proven true. In other words… Someone either believes in something because it hasn’t been proven false. Or they don’t believe in it because it hasn’t been proven true.

3 Since people cannot prove ghosts are real, they do not exist. Or… Since people cannot prove that ghosts aren’t real, then they exist.

4 1. Type: Appeal to Ignorance 2. Characters: Proctor 3. Quote: “Is it the Devil’s fault that a man cannot say you good morning without you clap him for defamation?” Act One, Page Argument Explanation: Proctor is suggesting that the reason for everything that has been going on is the Devil’s fault because there is no other reasoning.

5 1. Type: Appeal to Ignorance 2. Characters: Proctor 3. Quote: “There might also be a dragon with five legs in my house, but no one has ever seen it.” Act 3, Page Argument Explanation: In this quote Proctor is making a statement that even though no one has ever “seen” a dragon in his house doesn’t mean it isn’t there. He is referring to his wife’s poppet's that just because they found one doesn’t mean she has more.

6 1. Type: Appeal to Ignorance 2. Characters: Giles 3. Quote: “Now he goes to the court and claims that from that day to this he cannot keep a pig alive for more than four weeks because my Martha bewitch them with her books!” Act 2, Page Argument Explanation: Giles is angry because his wife is being accused of “bewitching” someone’s pigs. Since no one has proved that she didn’t bewitch them they cannot say she is innocent.

7  “Appeal to Ignorance.” philosophy.lander.edu. p.l.e, 12 Feb Web. 16 Feb  Bluedorn, Nathaniel. “Newspaper Logic: Akron Beacon Journal Attack on Homeschooling.” Fallacy 3: Proof by Lack of Evidence. Fallacy Detective. 01 Oct Web. 16 Feb  “Ignorant Ignorance” A Logical Fallacy. YouTube,16 Oct Feb. 2012


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