Assumptions and Fallacies Essay

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In the world of people emotions of thoughts get thrown around sometimes at a dangerous levels in this topic the discussion of what are assumptions and how assumptions might hinder critical thinking in a real world scenario. Second part discusses what are fallacies and how fallacies used in written, oral, and visual arguments. What might I do to avoid fallacies in my work? This is my perspective. Assumptions are comprised of what I would like to call semi-non-factual information used to come to a particular type of conclusion. In this event an assumption can be bits and pieces of information received can then be used as a jumping point for the formulation of a conclusive answer. What makes this an assumption is the facts are not all there to say definite whether it is a truth based or assumption based. Sometimes if the assumption is viable enough it is then accepted as being true and has or will happen. Assumptions effects everyone in there critical thinking by clouding the judgment between the truth and the lie, Therefore what interferes with the critical thinking of a person is taking what they know and patching the story up with assumptions allowing the perception of the person to only get the results of what the evidence has to show without having proof to back it up. There are ways to avoid making assumptions in a persons critical thinking, for me what I would do to avoid making assumptions in my critical thinking would be to analyze all the information and cross referencing the facts with the observation made by the theory before committing to the educated answer. Fallacies can be just as bad as assuming the difference between these is assumptions have no real factual base to form the conclusion and fallacies are a way of rough speaking in a way that it persuades people to adopt your beliefs, even

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