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False Dilemma. (also known as: false dichotomy*, the either-or fallacy, either-or reasoning, fallacy of false choice, fallacy of false alternatives, black-and-white thinking, the fallacy of exhaustive hypotheses, bifurcation, excluded middle, no middle ground, polarization) Description: When only two choices are presented yet more exist, or a spectrum of possible choices exists between two extremes. False dilemmas are usually characterized by “either this or that” language, but can also be characterized by omissions of choices.

Another variety is the false trilemma, which is when three choices are presented when more exist. Logical Form: Either X or Y is true. Either X, Y, or Z is true. Example (two choices): You are either with God, or against him. Explanation: As Obi Wan Kenobi so eloquently puts it in Star Wars episode III, “Only a Sith deals in absolutes!” Example (omission): I thought you were a good person, but you weren’t at church today. Mom: Billy, it’s time for bed. Billy: That is a false dilemma! Atlas Shrugged Theme of Choices. Revolutionary War hero Patrick Henry was a pretty dramatic dude, best known for his famous either-or statement, "Give me liberty, or give me death. " This is an example of what is known as a false dilemma; it's "false" because our pal Patrick could have chosen a third option, like jail.

Boiling down a dilemma to two extreme choices creates a dramatic effect. It's no mistake that Patrick Henry makes a lot of appearances in Atlas Shrugged. Many of our main characters either taught at or attended Patrick Henry University. The novel seems to really embrace the either-or choice, too: reality is what it is, you're either for us or against us.

In terms of philosophy, this book leaves very little wiggle room. But philosophy isn't always easy to act on in the real world, and choices are rarely clear-cut or simple. Choices are perhaps more plural than Galt's philosophy suggests. Questions About Choices Why did Hank choose to quit and go to Atlantis when he did? Chew on This.

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Google Docs - create and edit documents online, for free. He Knows Too Much. "Money buys a man's silence for a time. A [crossbow] bolt in the heart buys it forever. " Somebody is involved in something dirty, or just did something nasty. Could be The Government, could be The Mafia or The Syndicate, could be General Ripper, a Corrupt Corporate Executive, or an Ancient Conspiracy. No matter what bad guy was involved, somebody saw it all, heard it all, or somehow caught wind of what's going down (or what went down), and the bad guy in question has found out about the witness. Since the witness now knows too much, the bad guy's entire scheme may come crashing down, so they aim to "silence" the witness in some manner, through bribery, blackmail, intimidation, or even murder.

Open/close all folders Anime & Manga Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Sent in a message to Professor Eifman just after he figured out the true agenda of Celestial Being's founder, and just before the Thrones attack the base, killing him in the process. Comic Books Fan Fic Films — Animated Films — Live-Action. Mocking jay. The Power Paradox. “It is much safer to be feared than loved,” writes Niccolò Machiavelli in The Prince, his classic 16th-century treatise advocating manipulation and occasional cruelty as the best means to power. Almost 500 years later, Robert Greene’s national bestseller, The 48 Laws of Power, would have made Machiavelli’s chest swell with pride. Greene’s book, bedside reading of foreign policy analysts and hip-hop stars alike, is pure Machiavelli. Here are a few of his 48 laws: Law 3, Conceal Your Intentions. Law 6, Court Attention at All Costs. Law 12, Use Selective Honesty and Generosity to Disarm Your Victims.

Law 15, Crush Your Enemy Totally. You get the picture. Guided by centuries of advice like Machiavelli’s and Greene’s, we tend to believe that attaining power requires force, deception, manipulation, and coercion. As seductive as these notions are, they are dead wrong. Myth number one: Power equals cash, votes, and muscle. The term “power” often evokes images of force and coercion. Rose. The name rose comes from French, itself from Latin rosa, which was perhaps borrowed from Oscan, from Greek ρόδον rhódon (Aeolic βρόδον wródon), itself borrowed from Old Persian wrd- (wurdi), related to Avestan varəδa, Sogdian ward, Parthian wâr.[2][3] Botany Cross-section through a developing rose hip Exterior view of rose buds Rose leaflets The leaves are borne alternately on the stem.

The hybrid garden rose "Amber Flush" Rose thorns are actually prickles - outgrowths of the epidermis. While the sharp objects along a rose stem are commonly called "thorns", they are technically prickles — outgrowths of the epidermis (the outer layer of tissue of the stem). Species The genus Rosa is subdivided into four subgenera: Uses Roses are best known as ornamental plants grown for their flowers in the garden and sometimes indoors. Ornamental plants The majority of ornamental roses are hybrids that were bred for their flowers. Cut flowers Bouquet of pink roses Perfume Geraniol (C10H18O) Food and drink Medicine Art.

The Hunger Games on Pinterest. Thorns, spines, and prickles. (A) Thorns and spines are derived from shoots and leaves respectively, and have vascular bundles inside. (B) Prickles (like rose prickles) don't have vascular bundles inside, so they can be removed more easily.A spinose tooth in a leaf margin.A spinose apical process. Thorn images. Thorns are derived from shoots, they can be branched and they can have leaves. They arise from a bud.Smooth, featureless Citrus thorn.Gymnosporia buxifolia thorn, its leaves, nodes, and emergence from an axillary bud demonstrating its nature as a branch. Spine images. Cacti areoles. Prickle images. Spinose teeth, spinose apical process, stiff trichome, stinging trichome. Function[edit] The predominant function of thorns, spines and prickles is deterring herbivory in a mechanical form. Not all functions of spines or glochids are limited to defence from physical attacks by herbivores and other animals. Definitions and technical distinctions[edit] Evolution[edit] Morphological variation[edit] In human culture[edit]