Where does the white man live?
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I am a little bit uncertain about what my stance is to be on this- as my opponent was unclear. However, in his opening statement he made the claim that "the white man does not live in the white house", so I am assuming that this is what he is arguing.
My job, then, is to prove that, given the previous premises, I must use simple logic to show that the white man lives in the white house.
My opponent begins by saying that this is a resolution "based on simple logic". There are two types of simple logic, according to Aristotle, inductive logic and deductive logic. He also gives us three premises to work off of: "The red man lives in the red house", "The blue man lives in the blue house", and "The black man lives in the black house". These are the only three premises that we can assume are true, and our conclusion as to where the white man lives must be drawn logically from the three previous premises.
Deduction would prove the conclusion by showing that the white man does indeed live in the white house. However, deduction, in this case, is not possible. I must instead turn to induction as the method of determining the conclusion.
Through inductive logic, I must make a generalization based on the previous premises, and use the generalization to provide the most likely conclusion. For example, consider the following premise: The sun has risen every day for my entire life. I could make the generalization that the sun rises every day, and come to the conclusion that the sun will rise tomorrow. I have no deductive evidence, but I have used inductive reasoning to reach the most likely conclusion.
I will attempt to do the same here. Our premises are:
1. The red man lives in the red house.
2. The blue man lives in the blue house.
3. The black man lives in the black house.
I can draw a generalization from this that says that:
The (color) man lives in the (color) house.
Therefore, I can reach the most likely conclusion that:
The white man lives in the white house.
jar2187 forfeited this round.
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