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# Although 90 percent of the population believes itself to be

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27 Jul 2004, 21:45
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Although 90 percent of the population believes itself to be well informed about health care, only 20 percent knows enough about DNA to
understand a news story about DNA. So apparently at least 80 percent of the population does not know enough about medical concepts to make well-informed personal medical choices or to make good public policy decisions about health care.

The argumentâ€™s reasoning is questionable because the argument fails to demonstrate that

(A) those people who can understand news stories about DNA are able to make well-informed personal medical choices
(B) more than 20 percent of the population needs to be well informed about health care for good public policy decisions about health care to be made
(C) oneâ€™s being able to make well-informed personal medical choices ensures that one makes good public policy decisions about health care
(D) an understanding of DNA is essential to making well-informed personal medical choices or to making good public policy decisions about health care
(E) since 90 percent of the population believes itself to be well informed about health care, at least 70 percent of the population is mistaken in that belief.

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27 Jul 2004, 22:22
dj wrote:
Although 90 percent of the population believes itself to be well informed about health care, only 20 percent knows enough about DNA to understand a news story about DNA. So apparently at least 80 percent of the population does not know enough about medical concepts to make well-informed personal medical choices or to make good public policy decisions about health care.

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I go for D
Only A and D seemed relevant
Picked D over A because if we restate the statement ->

80 percent [b]does not know enough about DNA to understand a news story about DNA[/b]. So 80 percent of the population does not know enough about medical concepts to make well-informed personal medical choices or to make good public policy decisions about health care

Hence knowledge of DNA correlates to medical knowledge.

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27 Jul 2004, 22:24
Between A and D. D is better because A is stated in the argument.
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28 Jul 2004, 05:15
Yeah! (D) looks fine, Initially I picked (E), then on re-analyzing yeah! (D) is better. Though, (E) is close but not convincing

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28 Jul 2004, 11:16
Post show scenario is also D

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28 Jul 2004, 11:16
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