ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension 4.4 Summary. The main idea of this passage is...what?
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All right... [ mumbles ]
[ mumbling continues ]
[ further mumbling ]
[ mumbles ] All right.
The main idea of this passage is what? And here are the potential answers.
[ mumbles ]
Ah, free will. Well, we did choose to behead our sister's doll...
Or did a sequence of biochemical reactions
choose to do it for us? Hmm?
Well, this passage references the continuing debate over free will.
But it's not taking any one side.
It's not saying whether free will definitely does or does not exist,
so we can safely eliminate option A.
Sorry, just because some people say something's true
doesn't mean it's been proven true. You know, like that.
All right, we can rule out option D, as well.
The paragraph briefly summarizes multiple sides in the debate over free will,
and while the passage does state that some argue that
free will is impossible,
it's not the main point of the passage.
It's just one side of the coin. Like that.
And, because we're not in a Batman movie, keep in mind that
we're talking about a coin that has two sides.
Yeah, remember that scene? That was cool.
All right, option B can also go.
One ethical question in the free will debate is whether people
can be held responsible for their actions.
But can we just do whatever we like without consequences?
Well, alas, this is also just a supporting detail,
and not the main point of the passage.
The main point is that the question of free will is an ongoing
Philosophers have argued over it for centuries.
And, in all likelihood, they'll continue to argue about it for
quite some time. So option C is the answer.
Now, our next existential question:
why are we all here?
Oh, that's right. The ASVAB. [ chuckles ] Nevermind.
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