QUESTION TEXT: When weeding a vegetable garden, one should…
QUESTION TYPE: Principle – Parallel
CONCLUSION: You shouldn’t try to get rid of all weeds.
REASONING: Weeds hurt gardens. But the last few weeds take a lot of effort to remove and don’t cause much damage.
ANALYSIS: This is a pretty reasonable argument.
Many of the wrong answers say that completely removing something would be bad. That’s not parallel.
It would help your garden to remove the other weeds. But it’s just not worth the effort.
- This says that having some personality defects is useful. Weeds never help gardens.
- This says a radical change will hurt you. But weeding a garden only helps a garden. The issue was that it was too much work to remove the final weeds.
- CORRECT. This is exactly parallel. Each imperfection does make us worse. But, it’s not worth the effort to get rid of the small, final ones.
- This says you can’t remove all imperfections. In the stimulus, you could remove all weeds. The problem was that it wasn’t worth it.
- This says removing some imperfections can cause problems. Removing weeds never harmed a garden.
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