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amwages's version from 2017-10-11 23:15

Section 1

Question Answer
Oversimplificationconcluding that an effect has only one cause when it is really the result of multiple causes.
Hasty conclusionmaking a judgement on the basis of one or even a few samples
Overgeneralization- making a judgement about an entire group based on behavior, mostly undesirable, of a few from that group.
False analogiesarguing on the basis of a comparison of unrelated things
Slippery slopearguing against an action on the unsupported assertion that it will inevitably lead to a much worse condition
Sweeping generationstating a general principle and then applying it in a specific case as though it were a universal rule.
Ad HominenSeeking to discredit a person’s argument by attacking their personal character, origin, associations, etc.
Appeal to (false)appealing to the opinion who agrees with yours because they are generally respected by the audience, but have no real authority on the topic at hand.
Appeal to ignoranceclaiming that something is true because it cannot be disproved, or that something is untrue because it cannot be proved
BandwagonJustifying a course of action because “everyone is doing it”
Is/Ought or Naturalisticconcluding about the way things ought to be simply on the basis of how things are or are assumed to be.
Selective PerceptionLooking only for things that support our current ideas, and ignoring evidence that does not.
False DilemmaOversimplifying a complex issue to make it appear that only two alternatives are possible
Red HerringRaising an irrelevant issue to divert attention from the primary issue
Straw Mancommitted when a person simply ignores a person’s actual position and substitutes a distorted, exaggerated or misrepresented version of that position
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Section 2

Question Answer
5 QuestionsOrigin, identity, meaning, morality, destiny
What is a worldview? A framework; a way of looking at life and the world around us
What is the ultimate division in terms of systems or worldviews? Theism vs. Atheism
Theocentricthe reality of God will be at the center of all he evaluates and analyzes
Anthropocentricman centered perspective
What is syncretismidea of an indiscriminate, blending of values and concepts from opposing systems
At what point is the conflict between the two systems most clearly seen? ethics
What is Nihilism? There is no meaning
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Section 3

Question Answer
EssentialismWhat is right flows from the very essence and nature of God
Relative TruthTruth that is true at only one time and at one place
Absolute TruthWhatever is true at one time and at one place is true at all times and at all places.
Cultural RelativismSince cultures vary in their moral beliefs it follows that no universal moral principles exist
Subjective Relativismreality is a factor dependent on individual choice and preference
Conventional Relativismmorality is a factor dependent upon social convention
General revelationrefers to the means by which God has revealed Himself to all persons at all times and places through nature
Special revelationGod's disclosure of Himself through the Word
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