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Any serious policy discussion about acceptable levels of [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 03:23
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Any serious policy discussion about acceptable levels of risk in connection with explosions is not well served if the participants fail to use the word “explosion” and use the phrase “energetic disassembly” instead. In fact, the word “explosion” elicits desirable reactions, such as a heightened level of attention, whereas the substitute phrase does not. Therefore, of the two terms, “explosion” is the one that should be used throughout discussions of this sort.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument above depends?

(A) In the kind of discussion at issue, the advantages of desirable reactions to the term “explosion” outweigh the drawbacks, if any, arising from undesirable reactions to that term.
(B) The phrase “energetic disassembly” has not so far been used as a substitute for the word “explosion” in the kind of discussion at issue.
(C) In any serious policy discussion, what is said by the participants is more important than how it is put into words.
(D) The only reason that people would have for using “energetic disassembly” in place of “explosion” is to render impossible any serious policy discussion concerning explosions.
(E) The phrase “energetic disassembly” is not necessarily out of place in describing a controlled rather than an accidental explosion

I am not able to paraphrase the argument pls help????

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Re: Difficult CR Question [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 05:24
I used POE to get to A.

C, D & E are straight out, sort of irrelevant. Re-checking A & B, even B appeared irrelevant.

Plus, the statement emphasizes that the desirable impact is dependent on the word that is used; explosion or energetic disassembly". Hence, it is closer to A, which is emphasizing that advantages (desirable reactions).

The argument simply means - use of the word explosion has "desirable reactions" and "energetic ...." doesn't have the same impact. .............. one is more advantageous than the other ........
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Re: Difficult CR Question [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 05:36
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Any serious policy discussion about acceptable levels of risk in connection with explosions is not well served if the participants fail to use the word “explosion” and use the phrase “energetic disassembly” instead. In fact, the word “explosion” elicits desirable reactions, such as a heightened level of attention, whereas the substitute phrase does not. Therefore, of the two terms, “explosion” is the one that should be used throughout discussions of this sort.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument above depends?

(A) In the kind of discussion at issue, the advantages of desirable reactions to the term “explosion” outweigh the drawbacks, if any, arising from undesirable reactions to that term. The author definitely want the word explosion to be used for the desirable effects
(B) The phrase “energetic disassembly” has not so far been used as a substitute for the word “explosion” in the kind of discussion at issue.
possibly but we dont know that
(C) In any serious policy discussion, what is said by the participants is more important than how it is put into words.
irrelevant
(D) The only reason that people would have for using “energetic disassembly” in place of “explosion” is to render impossible any serious policy discussion concerning explosions.
we dont know that
(E) The phrase “energetic disassembly” is not necessarily out of place in describing a controlled rather than an accidental explosion
new info - could be true but never mentioned
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Re: Difficult CR Question [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 05:45
I got A too through POE. I was debating between A and E then read the conclusion again to decide on A.
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Re: Difficult CR Question [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 21:42
Got to A through POE....
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Re: Difficult CR Question [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 22:24
amirdubai1982 wrote:
Any serious policy discussion about acceptable levels of risk in connection with explosions is not well served if the participants fail to use the word “explosion” and use the phrase “energetic disassembly” instead. In fact, the word “explosion” elicits desirable reactions, such as a heightened level of attention, whereas the substitute phrase does not. Therefore, of the two terms, “explosion” is the one that should be used throughout discussions of this sort.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument above depends?

(A) In the kind of discussion at issue, the advantages of desirable reactions to the term “explosion” outweigh the drawbacks, if any, arising from undesirable reactions to that term.
The argument is that "explosion" is the best term to use for discussions. This answer choice here says that the advantages of using the term "explosion" outweigh the drawbacks.
(B) The phrase “energetic disassembly” has not so far been used as a substitute for the word “explosion” in the kind of discussion at issue.
"Does not help the argument that "explosion" is preferable.
(C) In any serious policy discussion, what is said by the participants is more important than how it is put into words.
Does not narrow down the term "explosion" enough.
(D) The only reason that people would have for using “energetic disassembly” in place of “explosion” is to render impossible any serious policy discussion concerning explosions.
It can render it impossible, but it does not help to support the fact that "explosion" is the term that needs to be used in discussions.
(E) The phrase “energetic disassembly” is not necessarily out of place in describing a controlled rather than an accidental explosion
Not really relevant

I am not able to paraphrase the argument pls help????

Argument is that the term "explosion" is important for serious policy discussion because it elicits desirable reactions.


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Re: Difficult CR Question [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2011, 22:04
I got A by POE.
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Re: Difficult CR Question [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2011, 04:04
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Any serious policy discussion about acceptable levels of risk in connection with explosions is not well served if the participants fail to use the word “explosion” and use the phrase “energetic disassembly” instead. In fact, the word “explosion” elicits desirable reactions, such as a heightened level of attention, whereas the substitute phrase does not. Therefore, of the two terms, “explosion” is the one that should be used throughout discussions of this sort.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument above depends?

(A) In the kind of discussion at issue, the advantages of desirable reactions to the term “explosion” outweigh the drawbacks, if any, arising from undesirable reactions to that term.
(B) The phrase “energetic disassembly” has not so far been used as a substitute for the word “explosion” in the kind of discussion at issue.
(C) In any serious policy discussion, what is said by the participants is more important than how it is put into words.
(D) The only reason that people would have for using “energetic disassembly” in place of “explosion” is to render impossible any serious policy discussion concerning explosions.
(E) The phrase “energetic disassembly” is not necessarily out of place in describing a controlled rather than an accidental explosion

I am not able to paraphrase the argument pls help????

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Paraphrase is: If you have to really discuss risks related to explosions, call explosions 'explosions' and not 'energetic dissembly', because only word explosion creates in audience reactions like serious attention which are required for serious discussion.
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Re: Difficult CR Question [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2011, 12:04
Brilliant !
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amirdubai1982 wrote:
Any serious policy discussion about acceptable levels of risk in connection with explosions is not well served if the participants fail to use the word “explosion” and use the phrase “energetic disassembly” instead. In fact, the word “explosion” elicits desirable reactions, such as a heightened level of attention, whereas the substitute phrase does not. Therefore, of the two terms, “explosion” is the one that should be used throughout discussions of this sort.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument above depends?

(A) In the kind of discussion at issue, the advantages of desirable reactions to the term “explosion” outweigh the drawbacks, if any, arising from undesirable reactions to that term.
(B) The phrase “energetic disassembly” has not so far been used as a substitute for the word “explosion” in the kind of discussion at issue.
(C) In any serious policy discussion, what is said by the participants is more important than how it is put into words.
(D) The only reason that people would have for using “energetic disassembly” in place of “explosion” is to render impossible any serious policy discussion concerning explosions.
(E) The phrase “energetic disassembly” is not necessarily out of place in describing a controlled rather than an accidental explosion

I am not able to paraphrase the argument pls help????

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Paraphrase is: If you have to really discuss risks related to explosions, call explosions 'explosions' and not 'energetic dissembly', because only word explosion creates in audience reactions like serious attention which are required for serious discussion.
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Re: Difficult CR Question [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2011, 07:56
questioning why is just so apt here.
Why an explosion should be called with its original word has to be answered here. The heightened level of attentions is required but why ?

A clearly answers these and other options just don't even come close.

A it is.
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Re: Difficult CR Question [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2011, 21:05
Hi
What is POE? :roll:
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Re: Difficult CR Question [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2011, 09:33
Even i got A by POE
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Re: Difficult CR Question [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2011, 09:38
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Hi
What is POE? :roll:


process of elimination.. to probability of correct answer is 20%(1 out of 5)
if we eliminate one wrong choice .. ur probability increases to 25% ( i out of 4) and so on....
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