Let's take this example of a deductive argument:
P1: Monkeys like bananas.
P2: Lucy is a monkey.
C: Therefore, Lucy likes bananas.
Disregarding whether this argument is true or false, how does one formulate P1 (premise 1)? One cannot deduce that monkeys like bananas from reason alone. We know that monkeys like bananas from numerous cases of actually seeing, via sense experience, numerous monkeys eat bananas. However, aren't we using individual cases (of monkeys eating bananas) to base our P1? To compose an inductive argument:
Case: While at the zoo, I saw 28 out of the 30 monkeys eat bananas.
C: Therefore, monkeys like bananas.
Undoubtedly, the deductive argument seems more air-tight, that is, it's a better argument. But it still doesn't escape the reality, I think, that its P1 is based off inductive cases. But why? Aren't inductive arguments less likely to convey truth than deductive arguments? And if it is true that inductive arguments are less likely to convey truth than deductive arguments, wouldn't a deductive argument stating a premise based off inductive arguments be weakened? Thanks for all of your help in advance.