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Answer to Question #73351 in Other Philosophy for Al

Question #73351
Analogical argument

Your older brother was an athlete, a bright student, a nonconformist, and he was very self-disciplined.You have developed these same traits. Since he chose not to smoke cigarettes,
cigars, or a pipe; use snuff; or chew tobacco, you should choose the same course of action.

Premise 1 is:
You and your brother are alike in the following respects: athletes, bright students,
nonconformists, and very selfdisciplined.

Premise 2 is:
Your brother chose not to smoke cigarettes, cigars, or a pipe; use snuff; or chew tobacco.
The conclusion is:
You should choose the same course of action.

If the characteristics that are claimed to be similar between the things being compared are
relevant, does that make the argument stronger?
Possible Answers:
A. yes
B. no
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