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Super size me Logic – Jessica

http://money.cnn.com/2003/01/22/news/companies/mcdonalds/

In 2003, two overweight teenaged girls decided to sue McDonald’s because of their rapid weight gain. The argument they created was:

McDonald’s food is fattening

These girls are fat

Therefore, McDonald’s made them fat.

The form of the argument is valid because it follows the proper form of an argument and it is factually correct therefore it is also sound. The argument that the girls are presenting is very irrational because McDonald’s did not force these girls to eat their food. It was their personal choice. Of course the case was dismissed because of how far fetched the accusations were.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Super size me Logic – Jessica

  1. I would personally argue that this argument in fact is not factually correct, for McDonald’s did not make the girls fat. McDonald’s simply provided the food that the girls ate, which they ate without considering the health risks; hence, their rapid weight gain being their own fault. The argument consists of two true premises and a true conclusion, however that makes the argument valid. Content wise, it can be deemed false, ergo making it harder to determine whether or not the argument is factually correct.

    Posted by thelaserbeam17 | September 29, 2013, 6:54 pm
  2. “McDonald’s did not force these girls to eat their food. It was their personal choice. Of course the case was dismissed because of how far fetched the accusations were.” – This shows that the conclusion, although valid, is not necessarily factually correct.
    Great article! It really makes you think about how much we blame other people and places for our own wrongdoings.

    Posted by ashleyashrafian | September 30, 2013, 12:18 am

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