Friday Five Challenge
Here is a review of the answers to this fortnights challenge on deductive storylines
1. Which deductive chain works?
Answer: Deductions are only given when receipts are provided, you have not provided receipts therefore you are not entitled to a deduction.
2. What is wrong with this deductive argument?
SO WHAT –
Maude, like all firefighters, loves swimming
SUPPORTING POINTS –
Statement: Maude loves swimming
Comment: Maude is a firefighter
Conclusion: Therefore, all firefighters swim
Answer: All of the above -the argument does not flow from the general to the particular, the comment does not truly comment on the statement and it uses classic logic, not storylining logic as it aims to prove a point rather than lead to an action.
3. What is wrong with this deductive argument?
Statement: OilyCo's profits are falling in line with the oil price
Comment: The legislative environment in the US is getting tougher for corporates
Conclusion: OilyCo should sell its PNG oil and gas interests
Answer: All of the above – The comment does not truly comment on the statement, The argument does not flow from the general to the particular and the conclusion does not flow from the comment or the statement.