Barefoot Professor in Virginia Preaches Shoelessness
Daniel Howell, a biology professor at Virginia's Liberty University, is on a "crusade to challenge America's cultural addiction to shoes", according to a feature in the Richmond Times-Dispatch that has hit the wires.
Howell "likens the shoe to a cast that immobilizes an otherwise healthy foot and prevents it from functioning as nature intended," the article says.
His argument doesn't always go over well in restaurants. So he carries a letter from the state health department that says bare feet in a restaurant is not a health code violation.
Which would be the best argument for opponents of going barefoot to use?
a. Shoe companies would go out of business.
b. Shoes are very fashionable.
c. Walking barefoot can result in cuts, hook worm, and Athlete's Foot.
d. Shoes can help you to jump higher in basketball.
Scroll down for the answers.
a. is incorrect. This is the best wrong answer.
b. is incorrect. While it is true, it is a weak argument.
c. is correct.
d. is incorrect. It is too limited an argument.
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