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# Anyone who believes in extraterrestrials believes in UFOs. But the

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please explain why option E is wrong

Both the argument in the prompt and answer choice (A) follow the same pattern of flawed reasoning where the non-existence of B is used to conclude that A does not exist:

Anyone who believes in A believes in B. B does not exist, so A does not exist either.

Answer choice (E), on the other hand, follows a different pattern of flawed reasoning where the non-existence of A is used to conclude that B does not exist:

Anyone who believes in A believes in B. A does not exist, so B does not exist either.

This is not the same pattern of flawed reasoning as in the prompt, so (E) is not a good match for the argument in the prompt.
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