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# CR: Creative Work

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27 Jan 2009, 10:32
A seems the best.

There are two competing explanations - one that explains that aging carries loss of creativity and the other that explains that spending too long a time reduces the creativity.

Now, depending upon the answer to question in option A, one of these two explanations will be valid. For example, if the answer is YES, then loss of creativity is not due to aging. However, if the answer is NO, then the loss of creativity is due to aging.
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27 Jan 2009, 10:40
scthakur wrote:
A seems the best.

There are two competing explanations - one that explains that aging carries loss of creativity and the other that explains that spending too long a time reduces the creativity.

Now, depending upon the answer to question in option A, one of these two explanations will be valid. For example, if the answer is YES, then loss of creativity is not due to aging. However, if the answer is NO, then the loss of creativity is due to aging.

agreed A.
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27 Jan 2009, 11:19

It seems like an alternative explanation of why creativity diminishes over time...

scthakur wrote:
A seems the best.

There are two competing explanations - one that explains that aging carries loss of creativity and the other that explains that spending too long a time reduces the creativity.

Now, depending upon the answer to question in option A, one of these two explanations will be valid. For example, if the answer is YES, then loss of creativity is not due to aging. However, if the answer is NO, then the loss of creativity is due to aging.
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27 Jan 2009, 11:23

It seems like an alternative explanation of why creativity diminishes over time...

Still C does not support one of the two explanations. Finding more satisfaction in other activities does not mean loss of creativity.
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27 Jan 2009, 22:39
I was confused b/w A & B
but finaly choose A as my answer
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28 Jan 2009, 03:44
scthakur wrote:
A seems the best.

There are two competing explanations - one that explains that aging carries loss of creativity and the other that explains that spending too long a time reduces the creativity.

Now, depending upon the answer to question in option A, one of these two explanations will be valid. For example, if the answer is YES, then loss of creativity is not due to aging. However, if the answer is NO, then the loss of creativity is due to aging.

SCTHAKUR, if the answer is NO then how does it indicate that the loss of creativity is due to aging. A"'NO" answer simply means that most of the scientists > 40 and doing creative work did not enter the field at a later stage. It does not indicate that they lose creativity because of aging.
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28 Jan 2009, 04:19
I agree with the explanation given by scthakur.
A is the most relevant choice
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28 Jan 2009, 05:15
rampuria wrote:
SCTHAKUR, if the answer is NO then how does it indicate that the loss of creativity is due to aging. A"'NO" answer simply means that most of the scientists > 40 and doing creative work did not enter the field at a later stage. It does not indicate that they lose creativity because of aging.

The question says "which of the following would be most helpful in choosing between the competing explanations?".

If answer is YES, it helps choose the first competing explanation. If answer is NO, it helps choose the second competing explanation. In either case, it helps choose one of the competing explanations.
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28 Jan 2009, 08:33
scthakur wrote:
rampuria wrote:
SCTHAKUR, if the answer is NO then how does it indicate that the loss of creativity is due to aging. A"'NO" answer simply means that most of the scientists > 40 and doing creative work did not enter the field at a later stage. It does not indicate that they lose creativity because of aging.

The question says "which of the following would be most helpful in choosing between the competing explanations?".

If answer is YES, it helps choose the first competing explanation. If answer is NO, it helps choose the second competing explanation. In either case, it helps choose one of the competing explanations.

Hi Scthakur, still you explanation is not clear to me. Please can you help me out ?
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28 Jan 2009, 08:34
agree with A
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28 Jan 2009, 10:32
[quote="rampuria
Hi Scthakur, still you explanation is not clear to me. Please can you help me out ?[/quote]

Ok, the question essentially asks, "answer to which of the following questions will help choose one of the alternative explanations cited in the argument?" The question does not tend to prefer one expalanation over the other.

Hope, I am clear.
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29 Jan 2009, 08:49
The OA is A. Good job guys.

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