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Prediction, the hallmark of natural sciences, appears
to have been possible by reducing phenomena to
mathematical expressions. Some social scientists also
want the power to predict accurately and assume they
ought to perform the same reduction. But this would
be a mistake; it would neglect data that are not easily
mathematized and thereby would only distort the
social phenomena.

Which one of the following most accurately
expresses the main conclusion of the argument?
(A) The social sciences do not have as much
predictive power as the natural sciences.
(B) Mathematics plays a more important role in the
natural sciences than it does in the social
sciences.
(C) There is a need in the social sciences to
improve the ability to predict.
(D) Phenomena in the social sciences should not be
reduced to mathematical formulas.
(E) Prediction is responsible for the success of the
natural sciences.

Please explain your answer.
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Re: CR Help Required [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 06:28
rampuria wrote:
Prediction, the hallmark of natural sciences, appears
to have been possible by reducing phenomena to
mathematical expressions. Some social scientists also
want the power to predict accurately and assume they
ought to perform the same reduction. But this would
be a mistake; it would neglect data that are not easily
mathematized and thereby would only distort the
social phenomena.

P: Prediction can be done by reducing phenomena to mathematical expressions
P: Some social scientists want to predict accurately and assume they can perform the same reduction of Phenomenon to math expression.
CP: But this is a mistake; such math reduction would neglect data that are not easily mathematized and will distort the social phenomena.

C: Some Social SC may not be able to reduce Social phonomena correctly to math exp. And hence may not be able to predict accurately.



Which one of the following most accurately
expresses the main conclusion of the argument?
(A) The social sciences do not have as much
predictive power as the natural sciences.
(B) Mathematics plays a more important role in the
natural sciences than it does in the social
sciences.
(C) There is a need in the social sciences to
improve the ability to predict.
(D) Phenomena in the social sciences should not be
reduced to mathematical formulas.
(E) Prediction is responsible for the success of the
natural sciences.

Please explain your answer.


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Re: CR Help Required [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 07:45
Between B & D, i will go to B.
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Re: CR Help Required [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 07:51
IMO D
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Re: CR Help Required [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 08:14
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Re: CR Help Required [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 08:33
D makes the most sense
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Re: CR Help Required [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 08:40
Can anybody explain why B is not the correct the answer.

The OA answer is D but I don't understand [i]why [i] it is so
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Re: CR Help Required [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 08:43
its not B because the stimulus doesnt support the idea that math is more important in natural sciences. Math could possibly be just as important in social sciences but in a different capacity
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Re: CR Help Required [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 08:56
Clearly D
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Re: CR Help Required [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 09:00
bigtreezl wrote:
its not B because the stimulus doesnt support the idea that math is more important in natural sciences. Math could possibly be just as important in social sciences but in a different capacity


I made a mistake. Actually I wish to know why the answer is not A. Clearly, from the argument one CAN conclude that social sciences do not have as much predictive powers as natural sciences
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