Which of the following employs an ad hominem fallacy? ) a. the community center will cost too much to build because labor and materials are expensive. ) b. all of the slobs who don't want to build the new community center are lazy. o c. the old community center is 50 years old; it's too old to be used. ) d. everyone else wants to build the new community center. why don't you?
I think the answer is...d
a. the people who do not support the new library building must be uneducated and stupid.
Explanation: "Ad hominem" means "against the man" and when used in a discussion, it means to attack a person, or a group of persons, to shoot down their argument instead of using a logic argument. In the given sentences the one that uses "Ad hominem" is option a, because it attacks the people who do not support the new library building, by saying they are "uneducated and stupid" instead of giving a logical argument to why the new library should be built.
A is positive. It says that there are benefits to joining a team. The answer is not A.
B is the same thing so the answer is not B either.
C There is nothing person in C, but it might require proof.
The answer is D because the tone is derogatory. Certainly a better statement can be made other than using video games as an argument.
Question: Which of the following employs an ad hominem fallacy?
Kids who do not try out for the basketball team are lazy and waste their time playing video games.
Explanation: this is an argument with students this is what hominem fallacy is
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