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Beraiah Genesis on June 6, 2019


Can you please explain why D is correct? I am still having trouble figuring it out.


Ravi on June 6, 2019


Happy to help.

(D) says, "Some people think that economists can control inflation.
Can meteorologists make the sun shine?"

(D)'s analogy is extremely similar to the one that's in the stimulus.
(D)'s analogy makes a comparison between two very different things and
uses a second claim about people controlling certain elements of the
weather to make it seem like the inital claim is a terrible one. In
the stimulus, we also see an analogy comparing two different things.
and the second claim of the stimulus is incorporated to make the
original claim look really bad. Thus, (D) is the correct answer

Does this make sense? Let us know if you have any other questions!

Jonathan on May 18, 2020

Dear Ravi,
a quick question, what type of reasoning is this question ? is this some kind of disputation flaws- "red herring" may be because I thought it would make it easier to analyze and choose answer choice. thanks.