They were so focused on whether they could, they didn't stop to think whether they should.
Ĉi tie ŝajnas esti bona uzo de tial.
Angle ĝi signifas: therefore, for that reason, that is why.
It looks like somebody has faulty logic, it's almost as bad as saying that "Human" and "person" mean exactly the same thing.
You might have to think about things to compare them but thinking about something is not necessarily comparing it with something else. We are confusing necessity and sufficiency here. "Kompari signifas pensi" works (at least that order does in English) but the other way round does not work in all cases.
Doesn't beat the famous:
- Li ne havas patron, sed li havas du patrinojn. :-)))
Is this simply a sentence to learn a new word or it really suggesting that "pensi" and "kompari" are synonymous?