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a definition technique using an in-depth illustration to define a word.
counterexamples that are odd occurrences that don't fit in a normal pattern
an example that proves a statement false
it is that subtopic of testimony in which one looks to the past to figure out what to do.
a legal decision that sets a pattern, or establishes a principle or rule.
a number that represents a large quantity of examples
a group of people or examples that researchers tested to form their statistic
means that one person in the study has no more chance than another to be chosen for the study
a wise saying that provides a general principle for living
an average person's published experience of a situation, product, or phenomenon.
fallacy that occurs when the speaker attempts to apply a general rule, such as a proverb, as a formula that is applicable to every situation.
Direct Biblical Instruction
when the Bible directly tells you to do or not to do something
Indirect Biblical Instruction
when you have to infer that the Bible is telling you to do or not to do something.
a fallacy committed when a word or part of a quotation is inappropriately emphasized or quoted out of context.
when a speaker argues that because everyone believes something or is doing something, we should do it to.
a fallacy that makes a generalization about a class of things based on to few examples
Illegitimate appeal to authority
using Dr. Phil to fix your car because he is a doctor.
a common topic that develops arguments though examining the insight of famous or regular people