It Is in the Misuse of Words

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The implication that “Vitamin E is a proven antioxidant and may help in fighting cancer and heart disease” is another “claim attempting to imply connections between variables that may not actually exist (Bluman, 2005, P. 682). For example, Vitamin E is a proven antioxidant but, it is unclear or to what extent, how the vitamin will be helpful. In the claim it does not state that Vitamin E is directly affective in fighting cancer, and heart disease. Taking Vitamin E does not guarantee fighting cancer and heart disease because it is unclear how the Vitamin E will help when it is not clear how much Vitamin E the person should take, therefore, the claim remains ambiguous with no clarity. Who is claiming the Vitamin E for the cancer and…show more content…
In a recent article, the author states that 71% of adults do not use sunscreen. According to our textbook, “The first thing to consider is the sample that was used in the research study”(Bluman, 2005, P. 680). What method did the author use to get 71% adults to participate, and did the author use volunteers, unemployed, professionals, or students via technology? The author’s claim about adults not using sunscreen could be because the retail stores do not have enough sunscreen to supply 71% of adults. However, the adults may not use sunscreen because they are not outdoors when the sun is bright and shinning, it is winter, or the adults are not thinking about protecting his or her skin. When the adults are inside a museum or at work then sunscreen is not being used. People are not going to wear sunscreen inside unlike; outside the people are prone to wearing sunscreen. Let’s look at this from a popularity aspect; did the author decide to randomly write an article for popularity because he is making a name for himself? The author’s claim appears to be misleading because it is not clear who the 71% adults are, not enough evidence or broken down into categories. For example, gender, geographic location, adult professionals or otherwise, and ethnicity. Bluman, 2005 claims, that “When interpreting results from studies using small samples, convenience samples, or
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