Asked by Marcus Heaven on Mar 10, 2024



In an argument over whether animals feel pain, which of the following would be an example of the fallacy of diversion?

A) discussing how much people love animals
B) discussing how animals react to electrical shocks
C) discussing the nervous systems of animals
D) discussing the role of lab rats in testing pain medications for human use
E) discussing the behaviors of wounded animals

Fallacy of Diversion

A logical fallacy that occurs when an argument is diverted away from the original issue, often by introducing a related but different subject.

Electrical Shocks

The sudden discharge of electricity through a part of the body, causing a swift and sometimes severe reaction.

  • Distinguish and appreciate the range of logical fallacies.
  • Learn the distinctions between misinterpretations that divert the course of arguments and those that wrongly convey information.

Verified Answer

Raezel Aquino

Mar 10, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
Discussing how much people love animals is diverting the argument away from the topic of whether animals feel pain. It is not directly relevant to the question at hand. The other choices are directly related to the topic of animal pain.