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'''Begging the Question''' occures when a statement or explanation is made upon an assumption that requires another explanation.
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'''Begging the Question''' occures when a statement or [[explanation]] is made upon an assumption that requires another explanation.
  
 
==Example==
 
==Example==
  
"How do you know the bible is correct?"
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"How do you know [[the bible]] is correct?"
"Because it was written by God."
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"Because it was written by [[God]]."
 
Which begs the question "How do you know that god wrote it?"
 
Which begs the question "How do you know that god wrote it?"

Revision as of 08:22, 31 July 2006

Begging the Question occures when a statement or explanation is made upon an assumption that requires another explanation.

Example

"How do you know the bible is correct?" "Because it was written by God." Which begs the question "How do you know that god wrote it?"

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