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# I. When a person dies, that person's brain waves, as

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I. When a person dies, that person's brain waves, as measured by the electroecepha-lograph(EEG), no longer show a positive reading but remain flat.

II. A positive EEG reading can be obtained from a bowl of cherry gelatin.

Which of the following conclusions can most logically be drawn from the information above?

A The EEG is not a reliable test to use in the in the measurement of human brain waves.

B Some changes in a person's EEG can be viewed as a signal of death, but life is not defined by a positive EEG.

C Whatever characteristics a human brain and a bowl of cherry gelatin have in common are important factors inlife and death.

D If a person's brain waves become flat, as measured by the EEG, that person is less alive than is a bowl of cherry gelatin.

E Whether a person's EEG readings change or not is irrelevant in determining whether of not that person is alive.

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08 Jun 2004, 10:24
Definitely the most ferocious question I've seen so far, but will venture with C. I assume that in deciding the final answer in those kinds of questions, we have to consider both statements and C incorporates them in a way which makes the statements more or less reasonable.
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08 Jun 2004, 10:25
Good thinking. (B) is very convincing.
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08 Jun 2004, 10:34
Another vote for B. Obviously the two statements show that there is something more to life than a positive EEG reading.
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10 Jun 2004, 11:11
yes OA is B

but anyone can elaborate on this?
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