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Analysing and evaluating arguments

ANALYSING AND EVALUATING ARGUMENTS Activity Two: Inductive argument This argument is inductive in that it allows room for performance of experimentations to establish whether it is true that diets with low fat and lots of fibre are absolute cure for all illnesses. This statement is just but a generalisation which makes it more of an inductive judgement especially when the results of the experiment performed are released. These results confirm that whether people are exposed to foods with less or normal fat and fibre, the possibility of the colorectal polyps would still remain constant. This implies that this is just an art of faith for the so called health gurus who would merely want to draw some attention to them, while trying to come up with medical solutions to the public. The argument however is a basis for an awakening of sleeping minds since it leads to the development of the idea through scientific research which ends up refuting the idea that all diseases can be cured just by observing diet in terms of the fat content and fibre.1If this argument is left to remain just the way it is, then it would imply that all diseases that are discovered would be cured through eating diets with less fat and more fibre. However, to the greatest extent, this is not true and many experiments can be performed to prove that this argument is inductive and a lot more can be done in science which can correct the argument. A more correct version of the argument would have suggested that most of the diseases can be cured or at least controlled through reduction in consumption of fatty foods and increased consumption of diets rich in fibre.2Bibliography Grant, Simon and John Quiggin. 2013. Inductive Reasoning about Unawareness. Economic Theory 54 (3): 717-755.

Analysing and evaluating arguments