Topic 131 For and Against 3 December 2021

Note: If you like icecream, it is easy to think of reasons to eat it. It is hard(er) to think of reasons NOT to eat it. If you hate broccoli, it is easy to think of reasons NOT to eat it, and hard to think of reasons to eat it. This habit of favouring arguments you like is called <<confirmation bias>>

Try to think of a reason FOR and a reason AGAINST these ideas :

1. Australia should accept a lot more immigrants.

2. Nobody should lose their job if they refuse to accept a Covid vaccination.

3. Driving licences from every country should be accepted in Australia.

4. In office jobs, men should wear a tie, and women should only wear dresses below the knee.

5. The governments of other countries should never be criticized.

6. You should always do what a medical doctor tells you to do.

7. People in Australia should only be allowed to speak English.

8. Everyone should have some work experience before they go to university or college.

9. It doesn't matter much what you eat or drink.

10. Nobody should get married before 25.

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Topic 131 For and Against ©Thor May 2021