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construction of building [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2008, 10:29
If the artificial is not better than the natural, to what end are all the arts of life? To dig, to plow, to build, to wear clothesall are direct violations of the injunction to follow nature.

Q. If the authors argument were challenged on the grounds that the construction of buildings has adverse effects on the natural environment, which of the following replies might the author use to respond to the challenge logically?

A. There are human activities, such as making music, that are environmentally harmless.

B. Harming the environment is not an end, or purpose, of the arts of life.

C. The construction could involve the use of natural, not artificial, materials.

D. Constructing buildings is not an art of life.

E. Even if the natural environment is disturbed by the construction of buildings, it is improved for human use.
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Re: construction of building [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2008, 13:17
I belive it is E.
E suggest that there might be the case where artificial is against the nature but it is, as the form of art, benificial to humans. And thus suggest that the statement the artificial is not better than the natural is not all correct.
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Re: construction of building [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2008, 15:37
A for me.
If the person argues in favor of nature, he has to be countered with an argument in favor of the "artificial". Harming nature will not make the artificial better. In E the author is simply ignoring the argument that the arts of construction damage nature, the premise that is being used to say that nature is better than artificial. In A the author gives an example that does not hurt nature and is an art form.
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Re: construction of building [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2008, 17:59
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If the artificial is not better than the natural, to what end are all the arts of life? To dig, to plow, to build, to wear clothesall are direct violations of the injunction to follow nature.

Q. If the authors argument were challenged on the grounds that the construction of buildings has adverse effects on the natural environment, which of the following replies might the author use to respond to the challenge logically?

A. There are human activities, such as making music, that are environmentally harmless.

B. Harming the environment is not an end, or purpose, of the arts of life.

C. The construction could involve the use of natural, not artificial, materials.

D. Constructing buildings is not an art of life.

E. Even if the natural environment is disturbed by the construction of buildings, it is improved for human use.


Should be A. Author's argument: the art of life (which is artificial) should be better than natural. Otherwise, to dig...to wear clothes (which are artificial, or at least not natural) are all violation of nature.

Now, the author's argument is challenged; construction is harming the natural environment...in other words, the artificial anyway is not better than natural!

To reply this logically, author may say that there are human activities not harming environment. So, still artificial is at least not worse than natural. A should be the answer. Any other thoughts?
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Re: construction of building [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2008, 18:10
Nihit wrote:
If the artificial is not better than the natural, to what end are all the arts of life? To dig, to plow, to build, to wear clothesall are direct violations of the injunction to follow nature.

Q. If the authors argument were challenged on the grounds that the construction of buildings has adverse effects on the natural environment, which of the following replies might the author use to respond to the challenge logically?

A. There are human activities, such as making music, that are environmentally harmless. -> OOS not related to music but building

B. Harming the environment is not an end, or purpose, of the arts of life. -> this is just a statement no premise.Eliminate

C. The construction could involve the use of natural, not artificial, materials. -> this is assumption hence not that good

D. Constructing buildings is not an art of life. -> this is general statement without evidence

E. Even if the natural environment is disturbed by the construction of buildings, it is improved for human use. -> CORRECT IMO

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Re: construction of building [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2008, 18:17
Nihit wrote:
If the artificial is not better than the natural, to what end are all the arts of life? To dig, to plow, to build, to wear clothesall are direct violations of the injunction to follow nature.

A < N;

X Y Z are all violations of injunction to follow nature.

X Y Z are all arts of life.


Q. If the authors argument were challenged on the grounds that the construction of buildings has adverse effects on the natural environment, which of the following replies might the author use to respond to the challenge logically?


The author should say some thing about construction to support the challenge. I am not sure how can A be the answer.


A. There are human activities, such as making music, that are environmentally harmless.

B. Harming the environment is not an end, or purpose, of the arts of life.

C. The construction could involve the use of natural, not artificial, materials.

D. Constructing buildings is not an art of life.

E. Even if the natural environment is disturbed by the construction of buildings, it is improved for human use.


I picked D over E because if Construction is not an art of life as per the author, construction is NOT a violation of injunction to follow nature. E does something similar but D as per me hits the nail in the coffin. In E author seems to contradict himself by saying that Const disturbs Env.

What is the OA?
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Re: construction of building [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2008, 00:10
OA is E
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Re: construction of building [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2008, 10:04
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