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1. Present your two arguments.
Performance Enhancing Drugs
If Performance enhancing drugs make athletes bigger and stronger and help them win more, they should be allowed.
Performance enhancing drugs make athletes bigger and stronger and help them win more.
Therefor Performance enhancing drugs should be allowed.
Argument 2 -
If Performance enhancing drugs give athletes an unfair advantage, they should not be allowed.
Performance enhancing drugs give athletes an unfair advantage.
Therefore Performance enhancing drugs should not be allowed.
2. Explain Each Argument.
Both arguments are Deductive Arguments and strength of both of them is that the conclusion follows from the premises. As stated by Hardy, Foster, & Zúñiga y Postigo (2015), "a good deductive argument are characterized by their truth-preserving nature-if the premises are true, then the conclusion is guaranteed to be true also"(Pg. 2.4).
3. Compare the arguments.
I don't think either is better since they are both Deductive Arguments, just opposite opinions.
Both are fair representations of someone taking that position would say.
The premises are reasonable.
They could be made better by adding scientific facts.
Hardy, J., Foster, C., & Zúñiga y Postigo, G. (2015). With good reason: A guide to cirtical thinking [Electronic version]. Retrieved from
Topic: Does Social Media Enhance or Hinder Interpersonal Relationships
Social Media can enhance relationships
Relationship awareness on Facebook (conveyed through posting one's relationship status as "being in a relationship", posting pictures with one's partner, and posting updates including or about one's partner) displays a mediator of the relationship between authenticity and relationship quality.
Business relationships can be formed and/or strengthened through professional platforms such as LinkedIn.
Social Media can be useful in enhancing relationships.
Social Medical can hinder relationships
Social Media can set relationships up for failure. Many couples only post about the good times in their relationship and keep the "dirty laundry" private. Thusly, giving a false reality of the true relationship. When others see this misperceived "perfect" relationship they start to question their own relationships, thinking theirs is less than perfect. The altered reality leads couples to break up to look for that perfect relationship, which in reality doesn't exist.
Social Media can make a spouse or partner feel jealous over seemingly innocent interactions with the opposite sex of your partner.
Social Media can hinder the quality of relationships.
Argument 1 Explanation:
Social media has many benefits in the personal and professional world. The usefulness of the platform comes back to the user.
Argument 2 Explanation:
Social media can be the demise of a relationship. He can lead to jealousy, which leads to arguments between couples.
Compare the Arguments:
Social Media is a double-edged sword. The individual user of Social Media needs to be mindful of what their postings and interactions represent.
Love online: How relationship awareness on Facebook relates to relationship quality among college students. Psychology Of Popular Media Culture, 5(3), 203-216. doi:10.1037/ppm0000067