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# Human beings have cognitive faculties that are superior to

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Human beings have cognitive faculties that are superior to [#permalink]  16 Apr 2005, 11:33
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"Human beings have cognitive faculties that are superior to those of other animals, and once humans become aware of these, they cannot be made happy by anything that does not involve gratification of these faculties.

Which one of the following statements, if true, most calls into question the view above?

a) Certain animals -- dolphins and chimpanzees, for example -- appear to be capable of rational communication.

b) Many people familiar both with intellectual stimulation and with physical pleasures enjoy the latter more.

c) Someone who never experienced classical music as a child will usually prefer popular music as an adult.

d) Many people who are serious athletes consider themselves to be happy.

e) Many people who are serious athletes love gourmet food.
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i hate when people do'nt post the OA, it leaves in guessing!!!!

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I think that it is between A and B.
B
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I will go with 'D'

a) Certain animals -- dolphins and chimpanzees, for example -- appear to be capable of rational communication.
We are interested in human beings, so this can be ruled out.

b) Many people familiar both with intellectual stimulation and with physical pleasures enjoy the latter more.
We are not interested in joy, we are interested in happiness.

c) Someone who never experienced classical music as a child will usually prefer popular music as an adult.
Nothing to do with happiness.

d) Many people who are serious athletes consider themselves to be happy.
Yes this is it. This says even though athletes do not use their cognitive abilities they consider themselves to be happy.

e) Many people who are serious athletes love gourmet food
Same as b, we are interested in happiness.
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will choose B

D assumes that atheletes do not use cognitive abilities
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"B" shud be it...."D" assumes stuff abt atheletes, which may or may not be true.
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banerjeea_98 wrote:
"B" shud be it...."D" assumes stuff abt atheletes, which may or may not be true.

Yes it should be 'B' - just checked 'joy' and 'happiness' are synonyms.
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Re: 800+ cr [#permalink]  19 Apr 2005, 01:25
karun_aggarwal wrote:
"Human beings have cognitive faculties that are superior to those of other animals, and once humans become aware of these, they cannot be made happy by anything that does not involve gratification of these faculties.

Which one of the following statements, if true, most calls into question the view above?

a) Certain animals -- dolphins and chimpanzees, for example -- appear to be capable of rational communication.

b) Many people familiar both with intellectual stimulation and with physical pleasures enjoy the latter more.

c) Someone who never experienced classical music as a child will usually prefer popular music as an adult.

d) Many people who are serious athletes consider themselves to be happy.

e) Many people who are serious athletes love gourmet food.

Go with B.
D seems strengthens the conclusion, saying that humans who become aware of faculties are made happy.

Re: 800+ cr   [#permalink] 19 Apr 2005, 01:25
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