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Question 21 : Which of the statements below is least fallacious?

  1. Cheating in examinations is wrong because God will punish you.
  2. Mitigating risks often comes with costs.
  3. The snake in the temple likes milk because devotees offer it milk.
  4. Educated people do not oppose sale of hard drinks by governments. So drinking cannot be illegal.
  5. Marlon Brando was such a great actor because everyone liked him.

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Explanatory Answer

A. Cheating in examinations is wrong because God will punish you. – This is very my fallacious because cheating in examination is wrong due to the fact that it does not help one evaluate his learning and not because god will punish.
B. Mitigating risks often comes with costs. – This is a correct and the least fallacious statement. Mitigating risks will sometimes come with costs.
C. The snake in the temple likes milk because devotees offer it milk. - This is absurd, first because snakes don’t drink milk and people offer milk only because they think snakes like it and not the other way.
D. Educated people do not oppose sale of hard drinks by governments. So drinking cannot be illegal. – Differentiating between legal and illegal is based on the collective good of all people and not only the educated people. This option is incorrect.
E. Marlon Brando was such a great actor because everyone liked him. – Only because someone is a great actor, people like him. This statement is false and absurd.


The question is "Which of the statements below is least fallacious? "

Hence, the answer is Mitigating risks often comes with costs.

Choice B is the correct answer.

 

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