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# Teresa: Manned spaceflight does not have a future, since it

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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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IMO (B).

A. Out of Scope.
B. Correct
C. Nothing like that. Edward had responded in illogical manner.
D. Teresa didn't raise any such issue.
E. National Budget: Out of Scope.

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The problem with two statements is that one disaprove the spacefligh for one reason and other approve the same for a different reason.
According to Teresa, there is a serious economical consideration in getting manned space flight into space
While Edward, sites a totally different reason in favour of manned spacefligh. now lets see.

A.It cites evidence that, if true, tends to disprove the evidence cited by Teresa in drawing her conclusion.... ofcourse, Edward sites an evidence but this evidence disprove the conclusion not the evidence sited by Teresa.----->out

B. It indicates a logical gap in the support that Teresa offers for her conclusion.
It doesn't relates to the support given by Teresa to the conclusion. In other words, it doesn't indicate any gap in Teresa's reasoning.-------> out
C. It raises a consideration that outweighs the argument Teresa makes.
No comparison can me drawn between two statments since these two dont relate with eachother........out

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.
yup. Teresa stated a serious impediment (economical) for transporting ppl into space but Edward said that there is no serious issue in transporting ppl . Edwards just compare there safty record of manned space flight with other means of transportation.......Correct IMO

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.
activities should have priority over other claims on the national budget.

Priorities in national budget? ...Hmm! this is as close to the question as Mr.Bush to the humanity----out

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04 Oct 2008, 17:52
i think B
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04 Oct 2008, 18:07
As per me answer should be D.

Edward doesn't address the original issue raised by Teresa

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04 Oct 2008, 20:00
OA is D. Thanks rishi2377 for your nice explanation
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04 Oct 2008, 23:37
amitdgr wrote:
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. -> no it does not disprove the evi by teresa!!
(B) It indicates a logical gap in the support that Teresa offers for her conclusion. -> there is no such evi
(C) It raises a consideration that outweighs the argument Teresa makes. -> nopes
(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.

I was confused between D and E

national budget appears out of scope hence reject E
D is answer!!! in D too i have a doubt as transporting people into space is not the point of discuission here !!
whats the source of this question?????
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04 Oct 2008, 23:42
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The problem with two statements is that one disaprove the spacefligh for one reason and other approve the same for a different reason.
According to Teresa, there is a serious economical consideration in getting manned space flight into space
While Edward, sites a totally different reason in favour of manned spacefligh. now lets see.

A.It cites evidence that, if true, tends to disprove the evidence cited by Teresa in drawing her conclusion.... ofcourse, Edward sites an evidence but this evidence disprove the conclusion not the evidence sited by Teresa.----->out

B. It indicates a logical gap in the support that Teresa offers for her conclusion.
It doesn't relates to the support given by Teresa to the conclusion. In other words, it doesn't indicate any gap in Teresa's reasoning.-------> out
C. It raises a consideration that outweighs the argument Teresa makes.
No comparison can me drawn between two statments since these two dont relate with eachother........out

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.
yup. Teresa stated a serious impediment (economical) for transporting ppl into space but Edward said that there is no serious issue in transporting ppl . Edwards just compare there safty record of manned space flight with other means of transportation.......Correct IMO

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.
activities should have priority over other claims on the national budget.

Priorities in national budget? ...Hmm! this is as close to the question as Mr.Bush to the humanity----out

Teresa talks about accomplishment of objectives of spaceflights !!!!no where transportation of humans is in question!!

can u explain this a bit?I agree E is out hence D is the only one left
I marked D cos of POE rules
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05 Oct 2008, 00:01
amitdgr wrote:
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.

OK... Here is what I think.....

Teresa -> Manned space flight costs so much and it is not important for man to actually go there cos, there are other more economical ways of doing the same work that a man would do there ...... So there is No future in manned space flights.

Ed -> Know what ? Manned space flights have had fewer number of accidents than any other mode of transport, so manned space flight has a future.

Teresa talks about high costs being an impediment for future of manned space flights and Ed talks about accidents.

Ed's point does not respond to Teresa's argument properly. In fact he assumes that there is NO cost impediment to transport people and talks about its safety.
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14 Dec 2013, 10:59
amitdgr wrote:
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.

Whoaaaa, slow down buddy that first line you mentioned--> Economically means efficiently (in a more productive way if you will), while economic means monetary, those cousin words are often confused but keep that in mind. Other than that, I totally agree with your response. I'll just touch on a few points really quickly

OK let’s go through the answer choices . ‘A’ says that it cites evidence that if true disproves the evidence cited by Teresa. This is not accurate in any way so I’ll cross this one out. ‘B’ says that it indicated a logical gap in the support the Teresa offers. Well Teresa is claiming that it can’t compete economically while Edward is saying that it is the most reliable among viable options. I don’t see any logical gap in Teresa’s argument. So this one isn’t true at all. ‘C’ says that it raises a consideration that outweighs the argument Teresa makes. Well it doesn’t really outweigh her argument, to me it seems that they are talking about two different things: productivity and reliability, respetively. ‘E’ says 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. Sorry on what? National Budget? Where did that come from. Clearly out.

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