Chapter 18: EXPLANATION
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In this exercise, you will be given short explanations to read. Your task is to identify the fallacy committed.

1 According to current research, the initial injury of the blood vessel is not caused by cholesterol but by homocysteine. However, until recently, this theory was not given much credence because conventional thinking held that high-fat diets caused these injuries.
a) lacks logical strength
b) is incomplete
c) is not informative
d) lacks simplicity
e) lacks consistency with our other knowledge
2 Susan always orders strawberry ice cream because she is allergic to chocolate.
a) lacks logical strength
b) is incomplete
c) is not informative
d) lacks simplicity
e) lacks consistency with our other knowledge
3 I can't perform my jury duty because my dog is sick and I must take care of him.
a) lacks logical strength
b) is incomplete
c) is not informative
d) lacks simplicity
e) lacks consistency with our other knowledge
4 The bears at the zoo are so sleepy during the winter. This is so because they probably are bored because no one visits them and they take sleeping pills to pass the time.
a) lacks logical strength
b) is incomplete
c) is not informative
d) lacks simplicity
e) lacks consistency with our other knowledge
5 Many famous writers go through periods in which they are unable to write. This is because even the most creative individuals can suffer from writer's block.
a) lacks logical strength
b) is incomplete
c) is not informative
d) lacks simplicity
e) lacks consistency with our other knowledge


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