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Flaw Practice – Kale

  • by Fehbe Meza
  • Jan 01, 2020
  • Drill of the

Identify the flaw in the argument: “I have always heard that you should eat more green foods. Kale is green and it has a lot of nutrients.  So, since this piece of candy is also green, it must have a lot of nutrients, too.”

Answer

This is a comparison flaw.  Just because two things are similar in one sense does not mean that they are similar in every sense.  So, even though both of these foods are green, that does not mean that they are both nutritious.

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