to the top

#19 - Smith: Meat in the diet is healthy, despite what some

Administrator
PowerScore Staff
PowerScore Staff
 
Posts: 6670
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:19 pm
Points: 3,343

Complete Question Explanation

Flaw in the Reasoning. The correct answer choice is (E)

Smith’s argument is noticeably weak:

Doctors know a lot about health. Doctors eat meat. Therefore meat must be healthy. The flawed logic in this case is the presumption that the doctors’ knowledge about what is healthy would translate to their actions. Since some doctors do not lead healthy lifestyles, they are not all ideal role models.

The question stem requires that we find the choice which best reflects this flawed reasoning. Only correct answer choice (E) does so; Smith presumes that doctors will not do anything contrary to what they know to be healthy.