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Purpose of Life,'Getting & Spending'or"Loving & Serving'?

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Write a rebuttal to the article using valid arguments and supporting data. In the rebuttal, offer an analysis in which you do the following:

-Analyze the reliability, credibility, and validity of the data used by the author.
-Identify any logical fallacies in the argument.

Make sure that you posted/ attach the article. Include your source(s) and the pros and cons of each.

Format your rebuttal consistent with APA guidelines.


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This solution offers a rebuttal to an article, questioning the purpose of life, "getting and spending" or " loving and serving". It analyzes the reliability, credibility, and validity of the data used by the author and identifies any logical fallacies in the argument. Sources are in APA format.

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In "What is The Meaning of Life?" the author reflects on her personal life and the exhausting "race to survive" (Su, 2011) so that she can make more money, be successful, and as a result, happier. She notes that time appears to be a cheap commodity, wasted, in our mindless journey through jobs and relationships; spending wildly on consumables and neglecting common courtesy. The author's blog may resonate with readers but there is little factual data involved in the post to substantiate her rant. Su's credentials appear to be as a wife, mother and observer. To validate her position, Su references Derek Miller's last blog post (Miller, 2011), but this in itself is clearly fictional since a dead man did not return from the beyond to write a blog post.

Su states that "the only thing that ...

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