I need help creating a logical argument, but is the argument valid?
Logic simply states that because of A, you can deduce or induce B, but it does not argue whether or not other possibilities exist. For example, imagine you enter your home and flip the light switch, but the lights stay out. Because you do not own a generator and the lights do not come on when you flip the switch, you immediately surmise that the power is out. In other words, you deduced that the power must be out because the lights did not turn on. This is a logical argument, but what if the power was on and the light bulb was just burnt out? An equally logical argument can be made that it is the bulb causing this dearth of illumination. Fallacies in reasoning attempt to skirt other points of view by taking advantage of people’s inherent biases. They may be an unintentional source of your own reasoning.
In a 1- to 2-page paper, evaluate whether or not there are any fallacies in your argument. You should carefully consider the different types of fallacies discussed in your resources and check that they are not present in your argument. Next, you will construct a paragraph that promotes an opposite solution to your own and evaluate what further information is needed to further prove or disprove that argument. You will conclude by reflecting on whether you believe your argument to be valid and what editing or revisions are needed to strengthen it.