Logical Fallacies In Inherit The Wind

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Phuong Pham Prof. Amrine English 1B 5 Oct 2015 Logical Fallacies of Inherit The Wind Critical thinking can help people think more clearly and deeply about a problem. Critical thinking is necessary to evaluate and scrutinize thoughts, beliefs, and feelings. For instance, when people decide to make a decision about religion, critical thinkers will have more skill in making their belief and action more accurate. In the drama Inherit the Wind, Brady is a man who has a strong belief in God through the Bible. Drummond is an agnostic who does not affirm in the existence of God, and accepts in the evolution theory of Darwin. They argue about the belief in God and the evolution of Darwin that Brady calls “Evil-ution”. There are two main logical …show more content…

This is a fallacy because nobody can state that the bible is true and people must follow whatever it says in the bible. People believe in the bible because they have their faith in the Holy Father. On the other hand, the contrasts and conflicts between the Bible and science make people cannot accept the Bible as what it is. Brady says, “God spake to the men who wrote the Bible,”(98) this is not true because God did not speak to anyone. In another example of Brady’s misconception about his study of the bible and evolution, Brady says, “I say that these Bible- haters, these ‘Evil-ution,’ are brewers of poison” (70). Every one has their own faith in what they believe and Brady should not force people to believe in what he believes in. Brady is wrong when he is trying to get people think of evolution is wrong and his knowledge of the bible is right. He argues against the teaching of evolution because in the theory of Darwin about human transformation. Since the evolution is teaching that people are the transformation from monkeys; however, the Genesis is talking about God created human in seven …show more content…

Drummond does not try to convince people to stop believing in the Bible, but he is trying to correct the meaning of evolution in Brady. For example, Brady says, “… the word was created on the 23rd of October in the Year 4004 B.C. at- uh, at 9 A.M!”(96). Brady is not thinking critically because no one can tell the exact date and time that God created the world. On the other hand, Drummond keeps asking Brady many questions related to the Bible that Brady cannot answer them and it makes him confused. Drummond’s goal is to support the idea of evolution because evolution is based on science and scientists have proof for how the nature world

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