Which one of the following statements most accurately characterizes a difference between the two passages?

idkwhatimdoing on April 9, 2019

valid argument video

hi, you mentioned that example 2 is a flawed argument. did you say that because of the song you played? if not, can you explain in simpler terms why its flawed.

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idkwhatimdoing on May 12, 2019

friendly reminder to answer my question

Victoria on May 12, 2019

Hi @idkwhatimdoing

I was also confused about this when I first took the course! Yes, the argument is flawed because of the song played: Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue."

This song negates the premise that anyone named Sue is a girl because it is about someone named Sue that is a boy. As the premise is flawed, we cannot logically draw the conclusion that X is a girl based on the premise that X is named Sue.

Hope this is helpful! Let us know if you have any further questions.

idkwhatimdoing on May 13, 2019

thank you Victoria

Ravi on May 13, 2019

@idkwhatimdoing, let us know if you have any more questions!