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It is illogical to infer a second and different effect from a cause which is known only by one particular effect. This is incorrect because the inferred effect must necessarily be produced by some different characteristic of the cause than is the observed effect, which already serves entirely to describe the cause.

Which one of the following arguments makes the same logical error as the one described by the author in the passage?

(A) An anonymous donor gave a thousand dollars to our historical society. I would guess that that individual also volunteers at the children┬б┬пs hospital.

(B) The radioactive material caused a genetic mutation, which, in turn, caused the birth defect. Therefore, the radioactive material caused the birth defect.

(C) The tiny, unseen atom is the source of immense power. It must be its highly complex structure that produces this power.

(D) The city orchestra received more funds from the local government this year than ever before. Clearly this administration is more civic-minded than previous ones.

(E) If I heat water, which is a liquid, it evaporates. If I heat hundreds of other liquids like water, they evaporate. Therefore, if I heat any liquid like water, it will evaporate
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2003, 12:52
Is it C ? :?
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2003, 16:54
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2003, 01:32
asandeep wrote:
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its should be D

in A.. " guess" is not exactly an inference..

C is not related to the argument
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2003, 06:57
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2003, 07:21
Is it E ?
Thats the only answer left out now.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2003, 07:26
:no

The official answer is A.

But I too don't understand why ?
Can anyone see the reason ?
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2003, 15:01
hey asendeep, where are these questions from? :roll:
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2003, 16:10
mbamantra wrote:
hey asendeep, where are these questions from? :roll:


These are LSAT questions -

http://www.studa.com/newexam/list.asp?boardid=174

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