9 Appeals to False Authorities “Dr. Blair claims that chewing Trident gum is good for your teeth.”If Dr. Blair is a dentist, this would be an appeal using proper authorities.If Dr. Blair is NOT a dentist, and is instead an English professor, she is not an authority on dental hygiene.
16 Begging the Question Claim: You can’t give me a C in this course… Reason: because I’m an A student.Faulty Logic: An “A student” is someone who can’t receive C’s.
17 “I wrote the whole paper myself” Equivocation“I wrote the whole paper myself”Word play implies that she did not plagarize, but it could mean that she simply physically copied down another paper, therefore “writing” it herself
18 Non Sequitur = nonsense! All roses are flowers, all flowers are plants … and therefore all birds have feathers.
19 The Straw ManObama stated that “We can no longer afford to be indifferent to suffering outside our borders.” --Implies that no one cared before.