Argument set and standardization. (You don't have to do this for the homework.)
Kolby. I don't think there can be life on the moons of Jupiter. Our biological theories state that life needs free water and a certain amount of energy. The moons of Jupiter don't appear to have free water, and they have nowhere near enough energy. No free water, no energy, no life. It's that simple.
Cyrus. Well, I happen to know that you once cheated on your wife. And you cheated on your taxes. And you once teased an innocent puppy! A person like you is no good, and you certainly haven't proved there's no life on the moons of Jupiter.
Kolby. 1. Our biological theories say life needs water and energy.
2. Jupiter doesn't have that kind of water and energy.
C. There's no life on Jupiter. (And probably no good restaurants either. What a dump!)
Cyrus. 1. Kolby cheated on his wife.
2. Kolby cheated the government.
3. Kolby teased a puppy.
C. There might be life on Jupiter.
Contextualization. (This is what you do for the homework.)
Basic Issue: Is it true that there might be life on the moons of Jupiter? (Kolby says no, Cyrus says yes.)
Null Hypothesis: As far as we know, Earth is the only planet around here with any life, however that's not to say that life on other planets is impossible.
Burden of Proof
Kolby: Light burden (If his argument fails, there still might not be life on the moons of Jupiter.)
Cyrus. No burden. (He's supporting the null hypothesis.)
(Analysis and evaluation skipped.)
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