Constructing Arguments

Analyze Argument 1 – What are the reasons and the conclusion? Evaluate the truth of the reasons and the validity of the conclusion.

Argument 1 – For if the brain is a machine of ten billion nerve cells and the mind can somehow be explained as the summed activity of a finite number of chemical and electrical reactions, [then] boundaries limit the human prospect – we are biological and our souls cannot fly free

-Edward O. Wilson, on human nature

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