Which one of the following arguments is most analogous to the argument advanced in passage A?

Rachel on May 11, 2018

Please Explain

Can you please explain why it is answer choice C and not the others?

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Anita on May 13, 2018

@rmkrutz
Passage A is about the ways that someone may not be always making a rational choice and how, due to that research, we should change our criminal justice system. So, we're looking for an analogy that tells us that due to research/new information/etc. that changes current connotations, we should change our current actions.

A is about how extra, distracting components of a computer can be distracting, and therefore reduce productivity. This isn't similar to the argument in A, so we can move on.

B is meant to confuse the reader by bringing in the idea of rational actions, but the argument itself is very different. The argument in B is that due to external factors, we can't predict human behavior, which is not the solution in the passage.

C tells us that we have mistaken connotations about what children can learn in math, so we should change our programming to work better with what they can do. This seems very similar to Passage A, telling us that with this different information, we should take a new course of action. Hold it for later.

D tells us that if civil disobedience is only acceptable in some circumstances, then it is illegitimate in all others. This is very dissimilar from the argument in the passage, so we can move on.

E, like B, brings in concepts from the passages that may distract you. Its argument, however, is that even autonomous behaviors don't necessarily imply control, which is a dissimilar argument from the one in Passage A.

Looking through these, we can determine that C is the best answer.