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Jason Mathias

Sunglasses cause cancer, not the sun argument.

Person 1: Sun causes cancer. 

Person2: Sun doesn't cause cancer. 

Person 1: Charged particles from the suns UV rays penetrate and damage DNA molecules. 

Person 2: Your body is capable of protecting itself from those charged particles, I believe sunglasses are a big part of skin cancer from the sun, because your eyes lie to your brain about the conditions out so it doesn’t protect itself like it should. I haven’t worn sunglasses in ten years.

asked on Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 10:01:22 AM by Jason Mathias

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Bo Bennett, PhD writes:

I see just claims and opinions here. Perhaps someone else can spot a fallacy.

posted on Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 10:03:47 AM
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Jason Mathias writes:
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Maybe an unfalsifiability Fallacy? 

[ login to reply ] posted on Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 10:07:24 AM
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Bo Bennett, PhD writes:
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I think all those claims and opinions are falsifiable.

[ login to reply ] posted on Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 10:36:18 AM
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Jason Mathias writes:

[To Bo Bennett, PhD]

What about this as a response?

Your sunglasses ideas is based on knowledge that the brain holds. Assuming this line of reasoning to be true, the brain also has the knowledge that its wearing sunglasses and therefore could compensate. And just as theoretical your skin also sends signals to the brain telling it what level of radiation its being exposed to as well and does not just rely on the eyes. 

[ login to reply ] posted on Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 10:44:16 AM
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Bo Bennett, PhD writes:
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That is incorporating scientific ideas in an area where I just have basic knowledge. I would simply ask them what evidence they have for their claim(s).

[ login to reply ] posted on Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 11:00:23 AM
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mchasewalker writes:
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Sounds pretty close to a msu fallacy (ad hoc Rescue) haha!

[ login to reply ] posted on Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 01:51:00 PM

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Dr. Richard
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The entire "set up" us here: Person 1: Sun causes cancer. Person 2: Sun doesn't cause cancer.

Simply two statements, no thought process involved.

answered on Sunday, Sep 13, 2020 10:55:35 AM by Dr. Richard

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