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Is it justifiable for the U.S. to torture in a "ticking time-bomb" scenario?

Historically, punitive punishment has been used to draw confessions from suspects.

Irrelevant Conclusion

This is not truly punitive torture, but la question.

Is it justifiable for the U.S. to torture in a "ticking time-bomb" scenario?

We kill people in war. Torture is worse than killing. Who says we can't torture?

Fallacy Of Red Herring

Who cares if we kill others and it is justifiable in war? That says nothing about torture.

Is it justifiable for the U.S. to torture in a "ticking time-bomb" scenario?

Often, we are not sure that the accused are actually guilty, and the risk of wrongfully torturing a man is too great to tolerate.

Irrelevant Conclusion

Sure, it is terrible for innocents to be punished, especially if that punishment is torture. The discussion is not whether torture as punitive torture can be reliably executed, but whether or not it is just given certain crimes

All the problems in the world can be traced back to capitalism

aussume: all problems can be traced back to capitalism => capitalism is a problem. the humans naturally developed capitalism => capitalism can be traced back to human nature => human nature is a problem. human nature existed before capitalism => human nature can't be traced back to capitalism

Begging The Question

The evidence lies within the claim- if we consider the possibility that human nature is not connected to capitalism then the entire argument crumbles.
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Penguins are the best kind of bird.

reasons

Irrelevant Conclusion

Literally is not an argument

Rationality should be taught in school

It is a very important skill to have for the individual.

Begging The Question

We should because we should is circular reasoning.

Rationality should be taught in school

We need it to create a real democracy.

Fallacy Of Red Herring

The original premise has nothing to do with democracy.

If we were to abolish all ethics, humanity will be able to answer many scientific things about the human body (And possibly augment it) that would have taken decades and possibly centuries to answer.

If all ethics were forgotten, we would all be dead- we already invented nuclear weapons...

Fallacy Of Slippery Slope

The presence of both motive and opportunity are not sufficient to prove guilt. In the same way, the ability to wipe out humanity and the removal of difficulty in doing so would not guarantee the eradication of humanity.

Creationism is not compatible with current scientific theories and discoveries.

Then all you know about god is from what 12 people claimed, two thousand years ago. A time where the average person worshiped gods of thunder and stones and believed in witchcraft and magic. I cannot tell you whether you should believe or not, but make sure you know who you're listening to.

Argument Against TheMan

This is a person-centered argument that raises nothing to consider about the point of view.

Science would be less advanced today if Christianity never existed.

The works of monks in monasteries in the middle ages, specifically the copying by hand the works of ancient scientists and philosophers, enabled the Scientific Revolution.

Joint Effect

Although many discoveries were made by Christians or as the result of Christian investment, both the scientific method and Christianity stem from humanity's desire to understand a universe that does not contain inherent meaning or purpose. Neither one caused the other. The scientific revolution would also be impossible without the previous works of non-christian philosophers and mathematicians such as Aristotle and Ptolemy. Christian monks simply played the role of making those works more accessible to more scientists, and are therefore no more important than those "ancient scientists and philosophers."