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Complete Question Explanation

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

Answer choice (A):

Answer choice (B):

Answer choice (C):

Answer choice (D): This is the correct answer choice.

Answer choice (E):

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Hi - I narrowed it down to A and D but ultimately chose A. Can you explain why D is a better choice and why A isn't a flaw?

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Hi altyson99!

This stimulus relies on an analogy. This comes across in the second sentence: "Yet many of the words used to describe such sites evoke ideas that are usually associated with real estate."

So websites "evoke ideas" that are usually associated with real estate, but how apt is it to make an analogy between the two? The stimulus shifts from possible analogies between the two and into a conclusion that real estate law should apply to property in cyberspace.

Answer choice (D) indicates that the stimulus doesn't make clear how apt the analogy is. The stimulus just gives a couple examples of similarities. But do these verbal similarities (e.g., both involve "sites") justify treating them the same legally? The stimulus doesn't make the case for this, which is why (D) is correct.

Answer choice (A) seems close. However, ultimately it's not clear how relevant it is that "property in cyberspace is widely considered to be real estate." That is to say, even if property in cyberspace were "widely considered" to be real estate, would that merit treating them the same legally? Failing to provide evidence one way or another on that front doesn't seem to be a flaw in the stimulus.

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