# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 2 (Q.No. 4)
Directions to Solve

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.

• (A) If only argument I is strong
• (B) If only argument II is strong
• (C) If either I or II is strong
• (D) If neither I nor II is strong and
• (E) If both I and II are strong.

4.

Statement: Should there be compulsory medical examination of both the man and the woman before they marry each other?

Arguments:

1. No. This is an intrusion to the privacy of an individual and hence cannot be tolerated.
2. Yes. This will substantially reduce the risk of giving birth to children with serious ailments.
Only argument I is strong
Only argument II is strong
Either I or II is strong
Neither I nor II is strong
Both I and II are strong
Explanation:
Clearly, such a step would help to prevent the growth of diseases like AIDS. So, only argument II is strong.
Discussion:
14 comments Page 1 of 2.

Unnati said:   6 years ago
To know about diseases like AIDS one should definitely get a medical examination. However such medical test check up to be made compulsory before marriage is an intrusion of one's privacy. People have sex before marriage too and also people even after marriage are not ready to have a baby so marriage is not equal to baby. In my opinion Argument 1 is only strong.
(1)

Mansi said:   10 years ago
I do asses from this question that [e] should be correct as Argument 1 is as strong as Argument 2.

IAmDisappoint said:   10 years ago
Agreed. How is a Compulsory medical examination, not an intrusion of privacy. Somebody is intruding on your person by force.

Whether you think this is a reasonable intrusion or not is irrelevant, the argument is still strong if you argue the opposite.

Trishul said:   9 years ago
Compulsory medical examination is an intrusion of privacy whether it prevents spread of AIDS or bot argument I is strong enough.

Suave said:   9 years ago
Making medical exam compulsory would be an intrusion of privacy. One can have it with mutual understanding but making it compulsory is not a strong argument.

Sergio said:   9 years ago
The truth is more people would like their privacy more than health of their children because birth rate of unhealthy children isn't that high.

Thus both I and II are strong.

Funke said:   8 years ago
Argument II assumes that folks getting married would definitely be having kids. That's a definite weakness in my opinion. But a compulsory medical examination definitely imposes on an individual's privacy. Now that's a strong argument.

Bilah said:   7 years ago
Agree @Funke.

The argument II certainly has a weakness, imposing an intrusion on someone's privacy cannot be considered as a strong argument, unless mutual consent is assumed.

Moreover, where the argument II was it mentioned that they prevent diseases like AIDS.

Yashasvi said:   7 years ago
Come on, E has to be the right choice. Intrusion on someone's privacy has to be considered because they've got all the rights of freedom. Some people might want to marry despite their ailment, so it is invalid to make it a compulsion.

Sushant said:   6 years ago
Yes, right @Yashasvi.