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# Council member: I recommend that the abandoned shoe factory be used

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28 Sep 2019, 10:40
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Council member: I recommend that the abandoned shoe factory be used as a municipal emergency shelter. Some council members assert that the courthouse would be a better shelter site, but they have provided no evidence of this. Thus, the shoe factory would be a better shelter site.

A questionable technique used in the council member’s argument is that of

(A) asserting that a lack of evidence against a view is proof that the view is correct

(B) accepting a claim simply because advocates of an opposing claim have not adequately defended their view

(C) attacking the proponents of the courthouse rather than addressing their argument

(D) attempting to persuade its audience by appealing to their fear

(E) attacking an argument that is not held by any actual council member
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Re: Council member: I recommend that the abandoned shoe factory be used  [#permalink]

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28 Sep 2019, 14:34
A and B seem close. The Rest of the options are irrelevant.

On closer look, A is saying the opposite. Author doesn’t say council members are right.

B is the correc option ImO

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Re: Council member: I recommend that the abandoned shoe factory be used  [#permalink]

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17 Oct 2019, 03:47
Hovkial wrote:
Council member: I recommend that the abandoned shoe factory be used as a municipal emergency shelter. Some council members assert that the courthouse would be a better shelter site, but they have provided no evidence of this. Thus, the shoe factory would be a better shelter site.

A questionable technique used in the council member’s argument is that of

(A) asserting that a lack of evidence against a view is proof that the view is correct

(B) accepting a claim simply because advocates of an opposing claim have not adequately defended their view

(C) attacking the proponents of the courthouse rather than addressing their argument

(D) attempting to persuade its audience by appealing to their fear

(E) attacking an argument that is not held by any actual council member

A is not correct because of "lack of evidence" in the argument it is mentioned "they have provided no evidence of this"
there is the evidence but they have not provided it
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Re: Council member: I recommend that the abandoned shoe factory be used  [#permalink]

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17 Oct 2019, 21:50
CDE are irrelevant because of providing assertions which are out of the scope.
A and B seems closer, If you go closer then A is claiming the opposite of council member statement.
So B is the correct one.

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Re: Council member: I recommend that the abandoned shoe factory be used   [#permalink] 17 Oct 2019, 21:50
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