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sometimes diagramming confuses me a bit.
Anyone who believes in ET believes in UFO
It is imprudent to cause people to resent you
Resent -> Imprudent
To simply put should i consider what is the effect and the cause?
Just to clarify- is the reasoning that A is the correct answer choice and not E because it keeps with the same structure/diagram as the passage? I had chosen E as the answer choice because I got caught up with the structure of the paragraph and the fact that the conclusions end in the same way (e.g., Therefore a belief in E is false as well= Answer E in that "A belief in centaurs is mistaken as well".
I guess what I'm trying to say is, is it the structure of the diagram that matters and not the structure of the passage itself?
The structure of a correctly-drawn diagram will be identical to the structure of the argument. Either way, we need an answer choice that mirrors the structure.
(E) has a conclusion that is backward of the conclusion of the passage. Symbolizing conditionally will help you see that (it's a good argument for the use of conditional symbols as a visual aid).
If you're still struggling after applying your visual symbolization, send me your work and I'll help you sort it out!
Peripheral question: can you help me find the flaw in this argument? I suppose it doesn't matter for how you would attack the question (i.e. just like any other parallel question), but doesn't the conclusion follow validly from the contrapositive of the conditional in the first sentence?
It's a bait + switch!
In the first sentence we're given evidence about people's beliefs, then we move to a conclusion about the existence of ET. But we have no evidence whatsoever about whether or not ETs exist! They baited the hook with evidence about what people believe and then switched to a conclusion about existence.