CEO: I have gathered the brightest and most promising individuals from every department to this meeting. This will now guarantee that the team you all form will be the brightest and most promising meeting in this company. By working together, you will be able to solve the difficult issue at hand.
The reasoning above is questionable because it
A. Posits an unstated relationship between the issue and the newly formed team
B. Takes for granted that the team will be the brightest and most promising just because its individual parts are the brightest and most promising
C. Confuses a required solution with an adequate solution
D. Presupposes what it seeks to establish
E. Takes for granted that these individuals are actually the brightest and most promising individuals
EXPLANATION: Composition Fallacy. Part to Whole. Just because all the parts have those characteristics, does not mean the sum of the parts also has that characteristic.
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