383,422 views | Elizabeth Cox • TED-Ed
Can you outsmart the college admissions fallacy?
It's 1990. A prospective student has filed a complaint about Virginia Military institute's admissions policy that excludes women. The state argues that VMI's single sex education is an "important governmental objective" and that the exclusion of women from VMI is essential to that objective. Can you spot the problem with this argument? Elizabeth Cox explores the circular reasoning fallacy. [Directed by TOGETHER, narrated by Jack Cutmore-Scott].