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# Free public education is the best form of education there

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9. Free public education is the best form of education there is. Therefore, we must fight to ensure its continued existence; that is, we must be ready to defend the principle of equality of educational opportunity. Because this principle is we worth defending, it is clear that free public education is better than any other form of education.
Which one of the following illustrates the same weak reasoning as found in the passage?
(A) I love music, and thatâ€™s why I listen to it constantly. I have my stereo or radio on every waking minute. Since I play music all the time, I must really love it.
(B) Books are my most valuable possessions. My books are like my friendsâ€”each pleases me in different ways. Just as I would give up everything to save my friends, so too with my books.
(C) I would much rather be poor and respected than be rich and despised. To have the respect of others is far more valuable than to have millions of dollars.
(D) I have never been betrayed by any of my friends. They have been true to me through good times and bad. Therefore I will never betray any of my friends.
(E) Because every plant I have ever seen has green leaves, I have concluded that all plants must have green leaves. This looks like a plant but it does not have green leaves, so it cannot be a plant.

I can't make out the head or tail of this one. Can someone help me solve this?

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10 Nov 2006, 10:25
i think that the right choice is A. The author says that the public education is the best so he concludes that we need to defend it etc. and then he says that because we need to defend the public education it is the best. The author fails to reason why public education is the best. S A because of B and because of B - A. The same reasoning goes in choice A - the guy lves music therefore he listens to it and then he concludes that he loves the music because he listens to it.

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10 Nov 2006, 10:31
Not easy to understand argument and scan all choices in 2 min....

But A looks promising than others.

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10 Nov 2006, 10:53
Agree - A seems to be the best of all the bad choices.

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10 Nov 2006, 11:03
cute_smiley wrote:
i think that the right choice is A. The author says that the public education is the best so he concludes that we need to defend it etc. and then he says that because we need to defend the public education it is the best. The author fails to reason why public education is the best. S A because of B and because of B - A. The same reasoning goes in choice A - the guy lves music therefore he listens to it and then he concludes that he loves the music because he listens to it.

wow.thanx a bunch..........that was gud reasoning.........

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10 Nov 2006, 23:39
Circular reasoning. You are assuming the conclusion to prove the conclusion!
A it is.

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