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Hey Dave! (from Israel!)
I had a question from 101 page 248 #4. I was wondering why choice E is not correct? Is it because it is true but does not refute that the evidence matters? It's just taking a bit to read through the words...your analysis would be greatly appreciated!!
Two big problems with (E) - the characterization of "wholly irrelevent" evidence (which it's not - the evidence is about accidents!) and that it "simply disparages" (which it doesn't. It introduces a reason - the number of household accidents - for the disparagement).
This is pure Proportion Confusion. Of course there are more right handed accidents than left-handed - there are 8 times as many right-handed people in the world! So, even if lefties are three times more likely to cause accidents, they'd still be causing a smaller overall number of accidents than their (generally less clumsy) right-handed counterparts. (Math: 10% of 800 is still a bigger number than 30% of 100).
See? Evidence about numbers just doesn't tell us anything about proportions (and vice versa).
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Hello Dave - Currently re-doing confusing games. Stumbled upon Test 40, Section 2, #11-17. I don't really know how to set it up? I just got #11 by POE with the rules.
Hey, John, I moved your question to the Games section of the Live Class Forum. My answer is here.