discussion deductive and inductive arguments

Both inductive and deductive reasoning are important and useful; they are essentially two sides of the same coin. Deductive reasoning starts with a premise and works toward a conclusion, working from the general to a specific conclusion. Inductive reasoning does the opposite. It works from specifics to a more general conclusion.

Initial Post:

  1. Create both a valid and sound deductive and an inductive argument.
  2. Which of your arguments do you think is stronger?
  3. Why do you think this is the case? Is one type of argument always stronger than the other?
  4. Is one type of argument more useful than the other? Why is this the case?