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Reason
A statement advanced for the purpose of establishing a claim.
Conclusion
a claim that has been reached by the process of reasoning.
Case
a series of arguments, all advanced to support the same general contention or set of conclusions.
Inference
a conclusion drawn on the basis of reasons.
logical sense
sense of how arguments develop.
indicators
words or phrases such as "because" or "therefore" that provide important clues about the reasons or conclusions in an argument.
Cues
words or phrases that signal something, other than a reason or a conclusion, about the content of an argument.
reservation
a statement in an argument that acknowledges the existence of an argument, evidence, or attitude that opposes the conclusion being advanced.
James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the complex double-helix structure of the DNA molecule in 1959.
Fact
Pictures beamed back from the Hubble Telescope reveal the universe to be a place of exquisite beauty.
Value
The United States should immediately pass stiffer laws regulating the use of animals in product research.
Value
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren F1 is the fastest production car on the market from 0 to 60 miles per hour.
Fact
Same-sex marriages should be legal in all fifty states.
Value
At the current rate of consumption, Earth's reserves of crude oil will be depleted by 2080.
Value
Saving the jobs of local loggers is more important than saving old-growth forests in the region.
Policy
The human-like face seen on the surface of Mars in images from the Viking spacecraft is clearly the work of intelligent inhabitants of the red planet.
Fact
We must pass stiffer handgun legislation immediately.
Policy
Tabloid headline: Baby born singing Elvis tunes.
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