ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension 4.4 Summary

ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension 4.4 Summary. The main idea of this passage is...what?

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All right... [ mumbles ]

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[ mumbling continues ]

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[ further mumbling ]

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[ mumbles ] All right.

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The main idea of this passage is what? And here are the potential answers.

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[ mumbles ]

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Ah, free will. Well, we did choose to behead our sister's doll...

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Or did a sequence of biochemical reactions

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choose to do it for us? Hmm?

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Well, this passage references the continuing debate over free will.

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But it's not taking any one side.

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It's not saying whether free will definitely does or does not exist,

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so we can safely eliminate option A.

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Sorry, just because some people say something's true

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doesn't mean it's been proven true. You know, like that.

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All right, we can rule out option D, as well.

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The paragraph briefly summarizes multiple sides in the debate over free will,

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and while the passage does state that some argue that

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free will is impossible,

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it's not the main point of the passage.

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It's just one side of the coin. Like that.

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And, because we're not in a Batman movie, keep in mind that

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we're talking about a coin that has two sides.

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Yeah, remember that scene? That was cool.

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All right, option B can also go.

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One ethical question in the free will debate is whether people

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can be held responsible for their actions.

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But can we just do whatever we like without consequences?

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Well, alas, this is also just a supporting detail,

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and not the main point of the passage.

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The main point is that the question of free will is an ongoing

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essential debate.

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Philosophers have argued over it for centuries.

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And, in all likelihood, they'll continue to argue about it for

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quite some time. So option C is the answer.

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Now, our next existential question:

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why are we all here?

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Oh, that's right. The ASVAB. [ chuckles ] Nevermind.

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[ laughter ]