Jan: People should not go to the new exhibition of Thornton’s paintings. Thornton will be given a
portion of the admission proceeds and Thornton, a violent sociopath, should not be supported.
Kim: Your recommendation is inconsistent with your
actions, because you read poems by poets who
also were violent sociopaths.
Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest
basis for Jan to counter Kim’s argument?
(A) Thornton’s portion of the exhibition’s proceeds
are being donated to a cause deemed worthy
(B) It is quite difficult, if not impossible, for Jan to
discover the behavioral tendencies of the artists
(C) Kim does not use products made by companies
whose hiring practices Kim finds abhorrent
(D) The poets derived no benefit from Jan’s reading
(E) The poets’ violent behavior is better known to
the public than is Thornton’s violent behavior.
Can anyone tell me why B is wrong?Thanks!