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Anthropological studies indicate that distinct culture differs in their moral codes. Thus, as long as there are distinct cultures there are no values shared across cultures.

Each of the following, if true, would weaken the argument EXCEPT:

(A) Anthropologists rely on inadequate translation techniques to investigate the values of cultures that use languages different from the anthropologists’ languages.

(B) As a result of advancing technology and global communication we will someday all share the same culture and the same values.

(C) Although specific moral values differ across cultures, more general moral principles, such as “Friendship is good,â€

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E is the only one which does not weaken the argument

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[quote="chunjuwu"]Anthropological studies indicate that distinct culture differs in their moral codes. Thus, as long as there are distinct cultures there are no values shared across cultures.

Each of the following, if true, would weaken the argument EXCEPT:

(A) Anthropologists rely on inadequate translation techniques to investigate the values of cultures that use languages different from the anthropologists’ languages.

(B) As a result of advancing technology and global communication we will someday all share the same culture and the same values.

(C) Although specific moral values differ across cultures, more general moral principles, such as “Friendship is good,â€
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New post 21 Mar 2005, 05:05
go with B on this one.
It does not weaken the argument since the arg states that
as long as there are distinct cultures there are no values shared across cultures
while (B) As a result of advancing technology and global communication we will someday all share the same culture and the same values.

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I am getting it as B because it just gives some futuristic projection which has no relevance to the argument.

All the remaining technically weaken the argument.

[quote="chunjuwu"]Anthropological studies indicate that distinct culture differs in their moral codes. Thus, as long as there are distinct cultures there are no values shared across cultures.

Each of the following, if true, would weaken the argument EXCEPT:

(A) Anthropologists rely on inadequate translation techniques to investigate the values of cultures that use languages different from the anthropologists’ languages.

(B) As a result of advancing technology and global communication we will someday all share the same culture and the same values.

(C) Although specific moral values differ across cultures, more general moral principles, such as “Friendship is good,â€
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I'll go with (C)

The stem says: "as long as there are distinct cultures there are no values shared across cultures."

Which implies that as long as distinct cultures exist, there can be no shared values between them. So, if there are at least two distinct cultures, they cannot have any common value.

However, (C) states as follows "Although specific moral values differ across cultures, more general moral principles, such as “Friendship is good,â€

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I go with B because it supports the argument in saying that there are cultural distinctions at least until technology wipes them out. it is at best neutral to the argument. all the others weaken as far as i can tell.

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[quote="maaverick"]I'll go with (C)

The stem says: "as long as there are distinct cultures there are no values shared across cultures."

Which implies that as long as distinct cultures exist, there can be no shared values between them. So, if there are at least two distinct cultures, they cannot have any common value.

However, (C) states as follows "Although specific moral values differ across cultures, more general moral principles, such as “Friendship is good,â€

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oops..looks like I misread...

convinced with B

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Premise: Anthropological studies indicate that distinct culture differs in moral codes

Conclusion: as long as there are distinct cultures, there are no values shared across cultures

Each of the following, if true, would weaken the argument EXCEPT:

(A) Anthropologists rely on inadequate translation techniques to investigate the values of cultures that use languages different from the anthropologists’ languages.
- Not important.

(B) As a result of advancing technology and global communication we will someday all share the same culture and the same values.
- Not concerned with 'someday' but the present moment

(C) Although specific moral values differ across cultures, more general moral principles, such as “Friendship is good,â€

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New post 21 Mar 2005, 18:55
my bad, i didn't read the question carefully and thought we're lookign for somethig to weaken the conclusion.

B should be the answer.

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New post 24 Mar 2005, 00:31
Sorry for late

OA is B.

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i am late but should be B which is irrelevant

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