Hey guys, I need your help!!
I think I am right, because this can really swing both ways. We took a test on fallacies and I missed this one(I usually wouldn't argue too much; however, one question is 10% of the score).
THe question: What kind of fallacy is the below statement, "Foreign cars are reliable"
A) Ad Populum
B) Hasty Generalization
C) Begging the question
D) Ad Hominem
Okay, I chose Ad Populum because it make an appeal to the people and by all definitions---It makes SENSE. The instructor claims that it is Hasty Generalization and would not budge on it. Most of these fallacies can be applied to many different statements, so I don't see how you can say that Ad Populum does not apply here....
Anyone agree with me? I want to research this and talk to him tommorow, I don't want to look like an a55 . He won't budge *shrug* What do you guys think?