Jamaica is the best place on this earth

Jamaica is the best place on this earth

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Use of logical fallacies to "prove" my point.

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  • John and Lisa met on vacation and were discussing their favorite places. 
  • John: Jamaica is the best place in the world and has the best people.
  • Well...
  • Lisa: Really! I'm flattered. Why do you think Jamaica is so amazing?
  • I'm seeing mermaids, unicorns, aliens and skeletons on the beach which means I am drunk, therefore Jamaica is the best place in the world.
  • I went to Jamaica and was first greeted by a group of Rastafarians. Therefore: all Jamaicans are Rastafarians and I love Rastafarians. 
  • My apologies. I have other really good reasons why I think Jamaica is the best. 
  • Well John, not all Jamaicans are Rastafarians. You made a bit of a hasty generalization when you assumed based off the first few people you saw, that all Jamaicans are Rastafarians. You drew a general conclusion from a tiny sample.
  • Circular Reasoning: An argument is circular if it conclusion is among its premises, if it assumes what it is trying to prove.
  • Jamaican People are always happy because they all constantly smoke weed. 
  • So they can all be happy all the time.
  • Why would Jamaicans constantly smoke weed?
  • Not all Jamaicans smoke weed. John
  • False Authority: The reasoner uses the assumption that an expert in one field is also an expert in another.
  • He is a professional, he knows what he is saying. It must be like science or something.
  • My Urologist says Jamaica is certainly the best place in the world, so it must be true.
  • So what does your Urologist know about places in the wold?
  • John, your argument is Non Sequitur. This means that what you are saying does not logically follow from a premise or conclusion.
  • It was nice meeting you. You seem like a nice person. It must be because you are from Jamaica. All Jamaicans are good people.
  • Thank you John but your argument is genetic. This means you assume something is good or bad  based on its origins. 
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