# VIII. Arguments from Analogy. For each of the following arguments from analogy, indicate whether it is...

VIII. Arguments from Analogy. For each of the following arguments from analogy, indicate whether it is strong or weak. (5 points each) 1. Out of all the many different kinds of spaceship Jamal has observed, all those with plasma-vibration engines are capable of going 290,000,000 meters/second. Since this ship has a plasma-vibration engine, it can travel at least 250,000,0000 meters/second. 2. Jamal's friend Zorblox has a spaceship which can go 290,000,000 meters/second. Zorblox's spaceship has a turbo-canon weapon system. If Jamal wants a spaceship that can go 290,000,000 meters/second, he should get a spaceship with a turbo-canon weapon | system I 3. After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Peter Parked gained the proportionate strength, speed, and agility of a spider, plus the ability to climb on walls. So, if Jill Jackson is bitten by a radioactive fish, she will gain superhuman swimming abilities, plus the ability to breathe underwater 4. All the plants in a 20-by-20-foot area with purple berries and thorns were poisonous. This plant, found 100 feet away from the others, has purple berries and thorns. So, this plant is poisonous. 5. Containers A, B and C are all the same shape, made of the same material, and can hold the same amount of liquid, but container A is painted red, container B is painted blue, and container C is painted yellow. Container A and B do a good job of keeping hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold. So, container C also does a good job of keeping hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold.

1) weak, because jamal observed that those ships are able to travel at given speed which doesn't show what is the least speed that it would surely travel at.

2) Strong

3)Weak, because the statement is about a spider. A radioactive fish may or may not give super powers, it may kill jill too.

4)Weak. May or may not be poisonous. Other berries can be of similar features as well.

5) Strong. It shows that color doesn't affect so it is a string statement.