QUESTION TYPE: Principle – Parallel Reasoning
CONCLUSION: Parents should not necessarily raise their children the way that experts recommend.
REASONING: Parents are the ones with direct experience on which methods work.
ANALYSIS: This is a pretty good argument. Parents will learn from experience, whether expert theories are right or wrong.
The right answer will depend on the personal experience of a group. The group may wish to disregard expert advice when the experts don’t have direct experience.
- This doesn’t depend on the personal experience of musicians.
- This is tempting, but different. Experts in parenting might be interested in giving good advice whereas these car experts don’t really care about helping consumers. And this doesn’t involve the personal experience of consumers.
- CORRECT. The climber has direct experience with the mountain while other expert climbers do not.
- Here the experts know more. That’s different.
- This does tell you what to do. But it isn’t talking about experts and has nothing to do with direct experience.
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