Philosophy 203: Scientific Reasoning
Directions: Diagram the following arguments in the following passages.. State whether the arguments are deductive or inductive. If a passage is not an argument state why it is not.
A. (1) I know that God exists (2) because
the world is so well ordered by scientific law and (3) this order is probably not due to
B. (1) Some students absent today are
unprepared for this quiz, (2) since the law of averages dictates that only 10% of students
are absent due to illness, (3) and more than 10% are absent.
C. (1) Cranberry juice cures kidney
infections (2) because persons who drink large doses do not get many kidney infections.
D. (1) John didn't geet much sleep last
night. (2) He has dark circles under his eyes, and (3) he looks tired.
E. (1) Oil floats on water (2) since it is
lighter than water.