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24. There is little point in looking to artists for insights into political issues. Most of them hold political views that are less insightful than those of any reasonably well-educated person who is not an artist. Indeed, when taken as a whole, the statements made by artists, including those considered to be great, indicate that artistic talent and political insight are rarely found together.

Which one of the following can be inferred from the passage?

(A) There are no artists who have insights into political issues.

(B) A thorough education in art makers a person reasonably well educated.

(C) Every reasonably well-educated person who s not an artist has more insight into political issues than any artist.

(D) Politicians rarely have any artistic talent.

(E) Some artists are no less politically insightful than some reasonably well-educated persons who are not artists.
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11 Feb 2004, 12:22
My choice is E. The most diplomatic statement.
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11 Feb 2004, 12:23
You're 1 second too late Anandk
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11 Feb 2004, 12:24
Let us hope we are correct on this one unless kpadma has set some trap.
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11 Feb 2004, 12:29
Bolis down to C and E...

I choose E..

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11 Feb 2004, 12:43
I hesitated a bit on C but it cannot be the answer because from stimuli:
Most of them [artists] hold political views that are less insightful than those of any reasonably well-educated person who is not an artist.

Therefore, we cannot conclude that:
Every reasonably well-educated person who s not an artist has more insight into political issues than any artist.
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11 Feb 2004, 12:46
I thought the problem with C is "any artist" at the end.
Was it a LSAT question ?
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11 Feb 2004, 12:55
Right, any artist is what is wrong and should have been bolded. But every person who's not an artist is also wrong because it because it means that all of them are better than artists
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19 Nov 2014, 22:33
C or E

for me, E would make sense:

E) Some artists are no less politically insightful than some reasonably well-educated persons who are not artists.

This sentence: Indeed, when taken as a whole, the statements made by artists, including those considered to be great, indicate that artistic talent and political insight are rarely found together. -> rarely means there is a realistic possibility. that means there ARE some artists no less ...
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01 Oct 2016, 13:52
I'm surprised LSAT questions have such flaws in their answers, especially those based on formal reasoning like this one. Not sure if the phrasing of the question - 'Which one of the following can be inferred' makes it ok but basic set theory shows that Option E does not follow logically.

Most can include 'all' too. While some clearly means greater than 0.

Still E is the best of the choices. Don't like that fact that LSAT makes some such lame jumps in logic, I thought only GMAT questions allow for loose logical reasoning.
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I'm surprised LSAT questions have such flaws in their answers, especially those based on formal reasoning like this one. Not sure if the phrasing of the question - 'Which one of the following can be inferred' makes it ok but basic set theory shows that Option E does not follow logically.

Most can include 'all' too. While some clearly means greater than 0.

Still E is the best of the choices. Don't like that fact that LSAT makes some such lame jumps in logic, I thought only GMAT questions allow for loose logical reasoning.

The statement "most of X" does not include "all of X" (otherwise one would say "all of X") at least in GMAT - the mathematical analogy that you are trying to draw here (most of something means greater than 50% of that thing, including 100% of that thing) may lead you to clicking on the wrong answer or at least spending a few seconds unnecessarily on the test day. It is beneficial to think that most of something is more than 50%, but less than 100%, because 100% of something would imply all of that thing.
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