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# Why save endangered species? For the general public,

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Why save endangered species? For the general public, endangered species appear to be little more than biological oddities. A very different perception is gained from considering the issue of extinction in a wider context. The important point is that many social advances have been made on the basis of life forms whose worth would never have been perceived in advance. Consider the impact of rubber producing plants on comtemporary life and industry: approximately two - thirds of the world's rubber supply come from rubber producing plants and is made into objects as divert as rubber washers and rubber boots.
The author is made chiefly by:
A. Acknowledging the validity of two opposing points of view.
B. Appealing to the emotions of the audience rather than their intellects
C. suggesting a useful perspective of viewing the question raised at the beginning of the passage
D. trying to discredit the view of an opponent without present an alternative hypothesis.
E. Generalizing from similar to disimilar cases

NO OA also
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14 Jul 2004, 02:50
Also for this stem:

All of the following facts can be used as illustrative examples in addition to the example of rubber tree:

A. the discovery of smallpox vaccine resulted from observing the effect of cowpox virus on the hands of dairy workers.
B The major source of our pharmaceutical supplies is plants, some of them commely thought of as weeds.
C. Certain antibiotics were originally derived from mold growing on catanloupe.
D. Plastic is a unique product derived from petroleum and petroleum by - products.
E. Hamsters and other rodents have played an important role in laboratory tests of medicines used for humans
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14 Jul 2004, 03:16
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Petroleum is not a living organism
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14 Jul 2004, 03:33
OlegC wrote:
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Petroleum is not a living organism

I want to kick myself, I tried to logic used to build the examples and came to nowhere. Thank you OlegC for showing me this simple thing.
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OlegC wrote:
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Petroleum is not a living organism

I want to kick myself, I tried to find the logic used to build the examples and came to nowhere. Thank you OlegC for showing me this simple thing.
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14 Jul 2004, 06:19
I end up answering (C) and (B).

IMO, (B) reflects the idea that "Plants which were considered as weeds, are now useful" and that's what the question says, earlier something that was not considered usefull is now considered as usefull...

(Am I again interpreting the question wrong )
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