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# CR: Assumption (tricky)

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The differences in each teams attitude could have been a significant factor in the Blue Teams loss.

The statements above would best weaken which of the following types of assumption?

(A) Analogical
(B) Causal
(C) Chronological
(D) Harm versus Benefit
(E) Statistical
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07 May 2005, 20:53
B again!

team has lost - the reason for this is difference in team's attitude

I see a cause-affect relationship in the argument and hence B
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08 May 2005, 01:42
I also think it should be B. But where are these questions form? I have never come across such questions.
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09 May 2005, 13:24
E)...someone makes an assumption that the team won because the record shows that it had won in the past. so this would be an conclusion based on an statistical assumption. but then someone says that the team did not win because of its record, but because of its attitude. so this statement would weaken the statistical assumption. statistic vs.motivation.
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09 May 2005, 13:41
B (sounds like a cause and effect scenario)
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09 May 2005, 13:44
B- the key is COULD here which implies causality
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10 May 2005, 07:46
I guessed B as well.

OA is A.

OE:

An analogical argument draws it conclusion by comparing one thing to another. In doing so it makes the assumption that the two things are the same in all relevant ways.

The statement introduces a difference between the two groups, which attacks the assumption that the two things are the same.
10 May 2005, 07:46
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