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Some people believe that witnessing violence in movies will discharge aggressive energy. Does watching someone else eat fill one's own stomach?

In which one of the following does the reasoning most closely parallel that employed in the passage?

a.Some people think appropriating supplies at work for their own personal use is morally wrong. Isn't shoplifting morally wrong?

b. Some people think nationalism is defensible. Hasn't nationalism been the excuse for comitting abominable crimes?

c. Some people think that boxing is fixed just beacuse wrestling usually is. Are the two sports managed by the same sort of people?

d. Some people think that economists can control inflation. Can meteorologists make the sun shine?

e. Some people think workaholics are compensating for a lack of interpersonal skills. However, aren't most doctors workaholics?
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2006, 18:16
It's a D.

Watching somebody else eat does not satisfy one is the counter to the claim that watching violence discharges aggressive feelings.
Similarly, the meteorologists cannot control sunshine is the counter to the argument that economists can control inflation.

I'm not too confident about the validity of this argument, but will stand by it till somebody else shoots it down. :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2006, 19:22
I would go with A.
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Re: CR-Movie Violence and aggresive behavior [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2006, 20:54
first line shows a belief that can be true whil the second statement can not be the truth.

this similarity is shown in only choice d.
hence choice d


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Some people believe that witnessing violence in movies will discharge aggressive energy. Does watching someone else eat fill one's own stomach?

In which one of the following does the reasoning most closely parallel that employed in the passage?

a.Some people think appropriating supplies at work for their own personal use is morally wrong. Isn't shoplifting morally wrong?

b. Some people think nationalism is defensible. Hasn't nationalism been the excuse for comitting abominable crimes?

c. Some people think that boxing is fixed just beacuse wrestling usually is. Are the two sports managed by the same sort of people?

d. Some people think that economists can control inflation. Can meteorologists make the sun shine?

e. Some people think workaholics are compensating for a lack of interpersonal skills. However, aren't most doctors workaholics?
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2006, 21:08
Should be D.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2006, 21:28
I am up for (D) too.

An analogy is drawn to show that if the second statement is not possible how can the first be possible.
Only (D) follows the pattern of reasoning
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2006, 02:49
One more for D as explained by sangarelli
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2006, 05:01
it's D since both D and the original argument employ unreasonable analogy.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2006, 05:42
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2006, 08:05
Standard parallel logic sequence here. X causes Y.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2006, 08:47
Most of you got it right, the OA is D.

The author is trying to make a sarcastic question by saying "Does watching someone else eat fill one's own stomach? " in response to the opinion "Some people believe that witnessing violence in movies will discharge aggressive energy." In other words, the author agrees that movies will encourage aggressive violence.

In D, "Can meteorologists make the sun shine?" is a sarcastic response to "Some people think that economists can control inflation. " Meteorologists cannot make the sun shine, so as watching someone else eat does in fact fill one's stomach. Hence the answer is D.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2006, 18:29
Obviously D.
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