Free Fallacies In Arguments Essay Example
George Will’s “Being Green at Ben and Jerry’s” is a well written witty essay but it has numerous fallacies which the readers often encounter when skimming through it critically. First of all the title could be something related to the content. The title has to attract the readers. After reading I personally could not get along with the irrational fact that he has stated regarding the oil drilling in Alaska. Drilling can never ensure success and we must not wait for the oil to run out but actually start to think about other energy alternatives for the nonrenewable resources. It is rather illogical that we must keep drilling until we are out of resources. He has contradicted himself in the argument. He states that the United States has the largest coal reserves and then says that it has got only 2.14% of the total world’s oil that is why it is pointless to drill. He could be a bit more logical instead or arguing with himself. A part from that the essay is quite persuasive and makes the reader think from different perspectives because there are a number of things from which even a common reader would disagree. This ability of creating opposition is perhaps the beauty of Will’s writings.
The world is getting short of energy resources especially oil. That is why inflation isn’t ending. The population is increasing everyday but the nonrenewable resources are decreasing every day. The large reserves of the oil would not last for long. Considering the case of Alaska, I disagree even with the Will’s argument because we must think about the possible energy alternatives instead of just relying on drilling and discovering more. The earth isn’t getting any bigger but the needs of its residents are. We would be real blind if we waste time over the arguments like “drill” or “not to drill” instead of thinking wisely about the times when these resources would get consumed completely.