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# Alba: I don t intend to vote for Senator Frank in the next

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Alba: I don t intend to vote for Senator Frank in the next [#permalink]

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Alba: I donâ€™t intend to vote for Senator Frank in the next election. She is not a strong supporter of the war against crime.
Tam: But Senator Frank sponsored the latest anticrime law passed by the Senate.
Alba: If Senator Frank sponsored it, it canâ€™t be a very strong anticrime law.

Which of the following identifies the most serious logical flaw in Albaâ€™s reasoning?

(A) The facts she presents do not support her conclusion that Senator Frank is soft on crime.
(B) She assumes without proof that crime is the most important issue in the upcoming election.
(C) She argues in a circle, using an unsupported assertion to dismiss conflicting evidence.
(D) She attacks Senator Frank on personal grounds rather than on he merit as a political leader.
(E) In deciding not to vote for Senator Frank, she fails to consider issues other than crime.

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31 Aug 2005, 12:42
I will go with C.

This is an example of circular reasoning.
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31 Aug 2005, 12:47
IMO C, she claims that senator is soft on crime and when a fact is presented against it, she dismisses it using her own claim...

(A) The facts she presents do not support her conclusion that Senator Frank is soft on crime.
(Rejected, she does not present any fact)
(B) She assumes without proof that crime is the most important issue in the upcoming election.
(out of scope)
(C) She argues in a circle, using an unsupported assertion to dismiss conflicting evidence.
(looks reasonable)
(D) She attacks Senator Frank on personal grounds rather than on he merit as a political leader.
(out of scope)
(E) In deciding not to vote for Senator Frank, she fails to consider issues other than crime.
(out of scope)
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31 Aug 2005, 14:19
"E" looks fine to me
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31 Aug 2005, 16:13
C for me
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31 Aug 2005, 17:02
C is right. Couldn't have said it better ranga41

Last edited by popew626 on 31 Aug 2005, 19:16, edited 1 time in total.
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31 Aug 2005, 17:23
C.

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01 Sep 2005, 09:25
I'll take C on this C. The unsupported assertion was 'it must a soft anticrime law' and this was made to defend a conflict in her arguments pointed out by Tam.
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01 Sep 2005, 09:53
As explained got C.
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01 Sep 2005, 10:01
IMO clearly C.
B, D and E are out. And A is wrong because Alba doesn't present any facts.
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01 Sep 2005, 12:10
I would go with C
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