Today in Writer’s Seminar II, we made a list of all the things to consider when making an argument. One of the things on the list was implications. I use this word a lot when I talk about critical thinking: “what are the implications of the issue you are arguing? What does it mean?”
In the case of our list, however, we noted that the author of the argument needs to consider the implications if the argument was effective, proven true. I found this video tonight that asked these questions about abortion:
“Should abortion be illegal?”
“If so, what should the punishment be?”
The responses are awfully interesting.