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The fact that one person is homely and another is beautiful

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The fact that one person is homely and another is beautiful is not viewed as morally wrong: yet, a drug dealer retiring on his millions while a retired clerk is forced to go on welfare is considered morally reprehensible. These differences in views result from the arbitrary, illogical, and inconsistent application of morall standards.

A critic of the stated position would most likely point out that
A) conditions created by nature can be differentiated from conditions created by society
B) beauty is often a burden, and society should not begrudge beautiful people their looks
C) people regularly maintain inconsistent views
D) looks are not as admirable as working
E) arbitrary distinctions and illogical judgements form the basis of moral standards
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2004, 07:46
is the answer (A) ?

I remember a joke here. If you ask a timid Indian guy what kind of a girl he would like to marry. He will say homely girl. This means a girl who is a home maker, mild and understanding and definitely not ugly or unattractive. Even I didnt know the exact meaning till I hit this CR and did a lookup at dictionary.com.
What a relief to know the real meaning :peek :peek
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2004, 08:03
A is my answer.

Some time back I faced a same situation as anand. Ditto. This must be not more than a week back. My American colleague asked a meaning of a name of her neice's mother in law. I said homely. They started like ahm!!. I realized that I used an inapproriate word and made an attempt to control the damage quickly.

Coincidental. Humm!

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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2004, 08:03
A is the best answer.

Conclusion:
differences in views result from the arbitrary, illogical, and inconsistent application of morall standards.

Reason1:
fact that one person is homely and another is beautiful is not viewed as morally wrong
Reason2:
a drug dealer retiring on his millions while a retired clerk is forced to go on welfare is considered morally reprehensible.

Assumption is that the 2 reasons are comparable. Answer choice A points out that they're not necessarily comparable.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2004, 11:37
A.
P.S. Do you people live here? :lol:
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2004, 21:29
OA is A
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2004, 05:24
Hi Ob,

I have been living here(US) for just about 6 years. I have lot of these english jokes.

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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2004, 05:40
anandnk wrote:
Hi Ob,

I have been living here(US) for just about 6 years. I have lot of these english jokes.

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I think what ob meant is that you're in the forum all the time!!!
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2004, 05:41
Hi,

I guess another joke.!!! :lol:

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