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Although parapsychology is often considered a pseudoscience, [#permalink] New post 02 May 2005, 14:18
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Although parapsychology is often considered a pseudoscience, it is in fact a genuine scientific enterprise, for it uses scientific methods such as controlled experiments and statistical tests of clearly stated hypotheses to examine the questions it raises.

The conclusion above is properly drawn if which of the following is assumed?

(A) If a field of study can conclusively answer the questions it raises, then it is a genuine science.
(B) Since parapsychology uses scientific methods, it will produce credible results.
(C) Any enterprise that does not use controlled experiments and statistical tests is not genuine science.
(D) Any field of study that employs scientific methods is a genuine scientific enterprise.
(E) Since parapsychology raises clearly statable questions, they can be tested in controlled experiments.

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Re: Although parapsychology is often considered a pseudoscience [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2013, 06:24
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Although parapsychology is often considered a pseudoscience, it is in fact a genuine scientific enterprise, for it uses scientific methods such as controlled experiments and statistical tests of clearly stated hypotheses to examine the questions it raises.
The conclusion above is properly drawn if which of the following is assumed?
(A) If a field of study can conclusively answer the questions it raises, then it is a genuine science.
(B) Since parapsychology uses scientific methods, it will produce credible results.
(C) Any enterprise that does not use controlled experiments and statistical tests is not genuine science.
(D) Any field of study that employs scientific methods is a genuine scientific enterprise.
(E) Since parapsychology.


How should one weigh for C and D??


Simple rule that gmat follows:

If A implies B.

It is not necessary that negation of A implies negation of B

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Re: Although parapsychology is often considered a pseudoscience [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2013, 08:33
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Although parapsychology is often considered a pseudoscience, it is in fact a genuine scientific enterprise, for it uses scientific methods such as controlled experiments and statistical tests of clearly stated hypotheses to examine the questions it raises.
The conclusion above is properly drawn if which of the following is assumed?
(A) If a field of study can conclusively answer the questions it raises, then it is a genuine science.
(B) Since parapsychology uses scientific methods, it will produce credible results.
(C) Any enterprise that does not use controlled experiments and statistical tests is not genuine science.
(D) Any field of study that employs scientific methods is a genuine scientific enterprise.
(E) Since parapsychology.


How should one weigh for C and D??



If you spot this word "see bold part" clearly D is the right answer. In less than 30 seconds
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Re: Although parapsychology is often considered a pseudoscience, [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2013, 21:27
All duplicate threads on this topic have been merged.

Please check and follow the Guidelines for Posting in Verbal GMAT forum before posting anything.
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Re: Although parapsychology is often considered a pseudoscience, [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2013, 06:49
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Although parapsychology is often considered a pseudoscience, it is in fact a genuine scientific enterprise, for it uses scientific methods such as controlled experiments and statistical tests of clearly stated hypotheses to examine the questions it raises.

The conclusion above is properly drawn if which of the following is assumed?

(A) If a field of study can conclusively answer the questions it raises, then it is a genuine science.
(B) Since parapsychology uses scientific methods, it will produce credible results.
(C) Any enterprise that does not use controlled experiments and statistical tests is not genuine science.
(D) Any field of study that employs scientific methods is a genuine scientific enterprise.
(E) Since parapsychology raises clearly statable questions, they can be tested in controlled experiments.


Has to be D. Stimulus says
Cannot be a PS, it has to be GSE because it uses SM.
What is assumed? That Any field of study that uses SM is a GSE

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Re: Although parapsychology is often considered a pseudoscience, [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2014, 15:38
There seems to be a lot of confusion between C and D.

According to the Powerscore CR Bible - If it's a cause/effect relationship, in this case, "if it uses x then it is a genuine scientific enterprise" is our cause/effect relationship. If you show that the negative is true, which c does "no experiments therefore not scientific" -- why is that wrong?
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Re: Although parapsychology is often considered a pseudoscience, [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2014, 00:57
Process of elimination gives us option D ..All other options cannot be thoroughly verified from the statements given.
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