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People have long been fascinated by the paranormal. Over the years, numerous researchers have investigated telepathy only to find that conclusive evidence for its existence has persistently evaded them. Despite this, there are still those who believe that there must be “something in it” since some research seems to support the view that telepathy exist. However, it can often be shown that other explanations that do comply with known laws can be given. Therefore, it is premature to conclude that telepathy is an alternative means of communication.

In the passage, the author

(A) supports the conclusion by pointing to the inadequacy of evidence for the opposite view
(B) supports the conclusion by describing particular experiments
(C) supports the conclusion by overgeneralizing from a specific piece of evidence
(D) draws a conclusion that is not supported by the premises
(E) rephrases the conclusion without offering any support for it

Can somebody explain the correct answer pls
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04 Feb 2008, 10:20
Is it C ?
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04 Feb 2008, 10:43
C by POE.
I think the answer is among C,D,E. But D,E are too extreme.
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between A and C, A by POE

C: supports the conclusion by overgeneralizing from a specific piece of evidence

not overgeneralizing -> However, it can often be shown that other explanations that do comply with known laws can be given
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04 Feb 2008, 10:50
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between A and C, A by POE

C: supports the conclusion by overgeneralizing from a specific piece of evidence

not overgeneralizing -> However, it can often be shown that other explanations that do comply with known laws can be given

You seem to be right...I agree with A.
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04 Feb 2008, 18:38
I agree...A it is
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05 Feb 2008, 05:17
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I agree...A it is

OA is A
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06 Feb 2008, 21:26
(A) supports the conclusion by pointing to the inadequacy of evidence for the opposite view[Hold it]

(B) supports the conclusion by describing particular experiments[There are no experiments involved – eliminate it]

(C) supports the conclusion by over generalizing from a specific piece of evidence[No evidence is presented – eliminate it]

(D) draws a conclusion that is not supported by the premises [Premises only specifies “laws can be given” – no concrete evidence presented – eliminate it]

(E) rephrases the conclusion without offering any support for it [Presented numerous researchers view – eliminate it]

Re: CR: Telepathy   [#permalink] 06 Feb 2008, 21:26
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