premises explain please

timer Asked: Feb 28th, 2016

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Some premises are relevant to a claim; some are not. Relevant premises can be positive or negative. Decide whether each of these groups of statements contains a positively relevant premise, a negatively relevant premise, or an irrelevant premise. Give reasons to justify your answers.

  1. The sky is blue. Therefore, the Supreme Court will decide in favor of gay marriage.
  2. Matthew and Jane are parents of a daughter. They are both over six feet tall so probably their daughter will be tall.
  3. If taxes on cigarettes continue to rise and sales decrease, the situation will put people out of work. So, cigarettes do not cause cancer.
  4. Most people believe the morning after pill should be sold without prescription. Therefore, the recent ruling should stand that makes it available over the counter.
  5. Angela is a senior in high school. Therefore, Angela probably has a PhD.

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