Peter: So, have you heard about
the new dinosaur that was
found. It is called a Dinocephalosaurus. It could be evidence for the
existence of the Loch Ness Monster because it is shaped like what
everyone has described.
Cindy: I do not believe in the
Loch Ness Monster
Peter: What are you saying?
Look, either it exists or everyone is just lying... or on crack. (False
Cindy: No, I don't think they
are lying. I am just saying that it is possible that they are mistaken
about what they saw.
Peter: Listen, if the Loch Ness
Monster existed, there would be videos and pictures. Right?
Peter: Well, all of the
witnesses have videos and pictures, so it must exist.(Affirming the
Cindy: I do not know if that is
true. Pictures can be
easily faked. After all, we all saw Forest Gump shaking hands with
Peter: How much evidence do you
need? If you won't believe
those videos then you might as well not believe any other tapes or
pictures. If you are going to deny this then we might as well doubt
every video. You know what will happen then? Videos will become
obselete and we will never see another super cool Will Smith movie.
Cindy: All I am saying is that
if Loch Ness existed then
there would be good evidence to support it, but it doesn't exist, so
any supposed "evidence" is unreliable. (Denying the Anticedent)
Peter: Well, smarty, no one has
proved that Old Nessy does not exist, so until they do I will keep
believing. (Appeal to Ignorance)
Cindy: That does not make much
sense. I cannot prove that men do not live in the center of the Earth,
but that doesn't prove they do.
Peter: So I guess you'll just
have to wait to find out if they do live in the center of the Earth.
You know what?
Peter: I think that you do not
believe in the Loch Ness
Monster because you are a close minded idiot.(Ad Hominem) Bob Hope
believes in the Loch Ness and he is smart. (Appeal to Authority)
Cindy: I really do not care
what Bob Hope thinks.
Peter: What?! Are you a
communist? You probably are a
communist! I can't believe you would talk that way about Bob Hope. He
has brought laughter to our troops for decades. You work for Osama bin
Laden don't you?! (Straw Man/Ad Hominem)
Cindy: What are you talking
about? Listen, every time you
believe in something without good reason people get hurt. This belief
in the Loch Ness is the reason why the Scottish keep drinking.( False
Cause) I'd drink all the time too if all these wackos kept showing up
at my lake screaming about some nonexistent monster. You really should
not encourage people to waste their time searching for things that do
not exist. Is that what you want to contribute to society? A bunch of
people wasting their money and life to see something that may not even
exist. Think about your grandmother getting duped into spending all her
retirement money on those silly dolls. (Appeal to Emotion) Now,
grandma will go bankrupt snd her heart will be shattered because
Loch Ness Monster. (Slippery Slope)
Peter: Who is being silly now?
I don't think that my
grandma will blow all of her money on the Loch Ness. I have spent a lot
of time studying the Loch Ness Monster, but if I cannot convince
then ir was all for nothing. I'll just go home and kill myself, but you
don't care.(Appeal to Pity)
Cindy: No. No, I don't.
Peter: I knew it! You are a
traitor to your country for denying Old Nessy. (Ad Hominem)
Cindy: I'm not Scottish.
Peter: You do not believe in
the Loch Ness Monster because
of your hatred for Bush! You hate the president and America and the
Loch Ness Monster. Isn't that true? You want your country to collapse
don't you? (Straw Man)
Cindy: Now you sound like Shawn
Peter: If you will not believe
me, then I will punch you in the face until you believe me. (Appeal to
Cindy: Now you are just being
Peter: Well, if you are going
to be totally rational, then I can't talk to you.
Cindy: I think that is a good