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Teresa: Manned spaceflight does not have a future, since it [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2005, 13:10
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Teresa: Manned spaceflight does not have a future, since it cannot compete economically with other means of accomplishing the objectives of spaceflight.
Edward: No mode of human transportation has a better record of reliability: two accidents in twenty-five years. Thus manned spaceflight definitely has a positive future.
Which of the following is the best logical evaluation of Edward’s argument as a response to Teresa’s argument?

(A) It cites evidence that, if true, tends to disprove the evidence cited by Teresa in drawing her conclusion.

(B) It indicates a logical gap in the support that Teresa offers for her conclusion.

(C) It raises a consideration that outweighs the argument Teresa makes.

(D) It does not meet Teresa’s point because it assumes that there is no serious impediment to transporting people into space, but this was the issue raised by Teresa.

(E) It fails to respond to Teresa’s argument because it does not address the fundamental issue of whether space activities should have priority over other claims on the national budget.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2005, 13:54
Should be D.
I'm assuming there's a typo:
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but this was the issue raised by Teresa.

should be
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but this was not the issue raised by Teresa.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2005, 16:27
I would go with 'C'

It raises a consideration that outweighs the argument Teresa makes.
People would give more importance to reliability rather than the cost
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2005, 18:15
Teresa:
1) Manned spaceflights cannot compete economically with other means of accomplishing objectives of spaceflight
2) Therefore, manned spaceflight does not have a future <- conclusion

Edward:
1) Manned spaceflight has a better record of reliability far as modes of human transportation are concerned
2) Thus manned spaceflight definitely has a positive future. <- conclusion

Which of the following is the best logical evaluation of Edward’s argument as a response to Teresa’s argument?

(A) It cites evidence that, if true, tends to disprove the evidence cited by Teresa in drawing her conclusion.
- No. Edward is arguing using a seperate issue as his resoning.

(B) It indicates a logical gap in the support that Teresa offers for her conclusion.
- Defnitely did not plug a gap

(C) It raises a consideration that outweighs the argument Teresa makes.
- No. We can't be sure which one is more significant, cost or reliability

(D) It does not meet Teresa’s point because it assumes that there is no serious impediment to transporting people into space, but this was the issue raised by Teresa.
- Did not assume there is no serious impediment transporting peopel to space. The reliability is a fact (statistical record), and not a claim made by Edward

(E) It fails to respond to Teresa’s argument because it does not address the fundamental issue of whether space activities should have priority over other claims on the national budget.
- This is the one. Edward argues on the ground of reliability and not the economics required to fund such flights.

E it is.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2005, 19:42
choice is clearly bet D and E....E is too far fetched as it talks abt budget priorities...."D" shud be it. Ed already assumes that there is no impediment i.e. economic viability to send man to space.....instead he talks abt safety record.
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Re: CR: Space Flight [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2005, 20:38
Obviously, It is between D and E.
if it is D how this was the issue raised by Teresa?
If it is E, space activities should have priority over other claims on the national budget?

guys, those who have chosed D/E, pls clearify.
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Re: CR: Space Flight [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2005, 21:54
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Teresa: Manned spaceflight does not have a future, since it cannot compete economically with other means of accomplishing the objectives of spaceflight.
Edward: No mode of human transportation has a better record of reliability: two accidents in twenty-five years. Thus manned spaceflight definitely has a positive future.
Which of the following is the best logical evaluation of Edward’s argument as a response to Teresa’s argument?

(D) It does not meet Teresa’s point because it assumes that there is no serious impediment to transporting people into space, but this was the issue raised by Teresa.

(E) It fails to respond to Teresa’s argument because it does not address the fundamental issue of whether space activities should have priority over other claims on the national budget.


D should be it.

According to Teresa, the impediment to transporting people into space is the economic viability of doing so - Edward does not address this, instead his argument is to support the reliability of space trip.
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Re: CR: Space Flight [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2005, 02:59
MA wrote:
Obviously, It is between D and E.
if it is D how this was the issue raised by Teresa?
If it is E, space activities should have priority over other claims on the national budget?

guys, those who have chosed D/E, pls clearify.


IMO, ywilfred got it right.

Edward argues on the ground of reliability and not the economics required to fund such flights.

E it is.
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Re: CR: Space Flight [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2005, 04:04
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MA wrote:
Obviously, It is between D and E.
if it is D how this was the issue raised by Teresa?
If it is E, space activities should have priority over other claims on the national budget?

guys, those who have chosed D/E, pls clearify.


IMO, ywilfred got it right.

Edward argues on the ground of reliability and not the economics required to fund such flights.

E it is.


Another reason I chose E is because D says
"It does not meet Teresa’s point because it assumes that there is no serious impediment to transporting people into space, but this was the issue raised by Teresa. "

Impediment means hindrance (finally got to check the meaning using the dictionary). The last part of answer D says "this was the issue raised by Teresa". But we know from the passage that Teresa has never took a stand on the transportation of people into space, she argued more from the financial aspects. I'll stick with E.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2005, 05:11
Confused between C and E.

In choice C, I think reliability is really a consideration and Edward thought reliability should outweight the economic consideration.

How to refute?
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2005, 05:50
chunjuwu wrote:
Confused between C and E.

In choice C, I think reliability is really a consideration and Edward thought reliability should outweight the economic consideration.

How to refute?


chunjuwu, Teresa was mainly talking abt economic viability of space flights as imp imediment. However, Ed didn't address that atall and started talking abt how safe space flights really are. That means he didn't address the issue atall. We don't know what Ed thot abt reliability outweighing eonomics, but we know for sure that he didn't address Theresa's point. That's what "D" is saying, where impediment means "economic viability", something that theresa brought up abt manned space flights
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2005, 20:57
hi,
it should be 'D' because first Teresa is talking that economically it's not possible to send spaceships to universe because it might be expensive(i am assuming it) :-D
whereas Edwards try to support spaceships on the basis of reliability so as such there is no correlation between the two as their opinion differ.It cannot be E becasue mentioning of budgets it talks about claims in the budget which i think is not correct
Still i think discussion needs to be done

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 [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2005, 06:16
Hi, this question is from LSAT, and the OA is D indeed.

I agree with banerjeea's opinion.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2005, 06:41
chunjuwu wrote:
Hi, this question is from LSAT, and the OA is D indeed.

I agree with banerjeea's opinion.


LSAT questions are real monkeys :bouncer , but this one was a definite D.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2005, 08:13
ah... got that... Teresa was commenting on the economic viability of sending people to space, while Edward was harping on how safe it is to send people to space.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2005, 13:19
chunjuwu wrote:
Hi, this question is from LSAT, and the OA is D indeed.

I agree with banerjeea's opinion.


specifically, which LAST test paper is this question from.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2005, 13:47
Agree with D. E is out of scope talk about national budget
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Re: CR: Space Flight [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2005, 13:53
T: It has no future because it is too expensive.
E: It has great future because it has unprecident reliability.

First I thought that well it doesn't meet/respond to T's point. But choice D and E are both wrong since they talk about something else that has no mention in the conversation.

Look again I believe C is correct. E raised a new consideration that could potentially outweight T's point and thus support the conclusion that is not supported by T.
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Re: CR: Space Flight [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2005, 17:10
HongHu wrote:
T: It has no future because it is too expensive.
E: It has great future because it has unprecident reliability.

First I thought that well it doesn't meet/respond to T's point. But choice D and E are both wrong since they talk about something else that has no mention in the conversation.

Look again I believe C is correct. E raised a new consideration that could potentially outweight T's point and thus support the conclusion that is not supported by T.


A valid point. Sounds good to my ear....
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Re: CR: Space Flight [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2005, 18:57
HongHu wrote:
T: It has no future because it is too expensive.
E: It has great future because it has unprecident reliability.

First I thought that well it doesn't meet/respond to T's point. But choice D and E are both wrong since they talk about something else that has no mention in the conversation.

Look again I believe C is correct. E raised a new consideration that could potentially outweight T's point and thus support the conclusion that is not supported by T.


Hi, HongHu,

In this question each one proposed his own assertion. But Edward didn't stress reliability outweighed economic consideration.

I think banerjeea's opinion is right.

Edward proposed the reliability consideration and assumed that there is no serious impediment (economic consideration) to transport people into space, but the economic issue was raised by Teresa.
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