The Argument For A Vicious Cycle Essay

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The argument used in A Vicious Cycle was found to be an inductively weak argument; this paper will discuss why it is weak and how it can be improved.
This article is composed of 9 premises they are as followed: “I’ve been riding my bike in the bike lanes all winter long (1). But my job requires me to be in the office by 9 a.m. and I often don’t get out until 6 p.m. (2). Kind of like most people with fulltime jobs (3). So it’s not surprising you didn’t see many cyclists riding in the middle of the afternoon (4). We’re using the lanes between 7-10 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. because we can’t take a leisurely ride through downtown in broad daylight (5). You say in your video, “Imagine if this was rush hour?” Well, if you did, you’d see a number of cyclists using the bike lanes (6). Even when it’s -20C out (7). You might say “that doesn’t justify a need for full lanes,” but I would say we don’t put any hourly restrictions on roads, so why would we put them on bike lanes? I’ve seen more people out biking to work this winter than ever before, and I’m sure the numbers will only continue to grow (9). “ The conclusion of this argument is missing, but is in line with the idea that a previous article did not accurately capture the number of cyclists using the bike lanes. The conclusion should be in proportion to something such as: The argument that bike lanes are not in use during the winter is invalid because when the roads were observed for this article was at a time when cyclists are at work…

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