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# CR: intelligent life

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13 Aug 2006, 10:10
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The question whether intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is certainly imprecise, because we are not sure how different from us something might be and still count as â€œintelligent life.â€
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13 Aug 2006, 10:13
Woudl go with C here...
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13 Aug 2006, 13:33
C should be it... its the theme of the passage!
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Uh uh. I know what you're thinking. "Is the answer A, B, C, D or E?" Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But you've gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?

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13 Aug 2006, 13:46
A Or D, would either be counterproductive to the claim or irrelevant. Not sure.
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13 Aug 2006, 14:32
Leaning towards E
Intern
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13 Aug 2006, 18:34
C it is.
Intern
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13 Aug 2006, 18:34
C it is.
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13 Aug 2006, 19:18
C..................
VP
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13 Aug 2006, 19:33
I pick C... the whole 2nd sentence is revolved around definition
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13 Aug 2006, 21:47
Will go with C.

The second argument of tha passage clearly states that current definitions of intelligent life should be broadened.
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14 Aug 2006, 05:44
Bagged (C) after cutting through all the excess rubric. Surely, there must be some sort of intelligent life beyond the the Kuiper Belt/Ourt Cloud, we just don`t have the advanced technology to discover it yet...

This CR really is unique (experimental?) What will the folks at PVue think of next
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14 Aug 2006, 09:17
C too. What could it be else?
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14 Aug 2006, 19:41
I chose C as well...OA is D not sure why...
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14 Aug 2006, 20:29
WTF???
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14 Aug 2006, 21:31
i think D is correct. C says intelligent life can't be defined. But this is not stated...
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14 Aug 2006, 21:37
I also though that it is C. But a second look can convince that this should be D.

Here we are not debating what is intelligent life and what is not. Issue is if we define the term "intelligent life" the way we are defining now we won't be able to find the intelligent life elsewhere. So if we try to find life elsewhere using the current definition of "intelligent life", this will be counterproductive to our efforts.
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14 Aug 2006, 22:01
ps_dahiya wrote:
I also though that it is C. But a second look can convince that this should be D.

Here we are not debating what is intelligent life and what is not. Issue is if we define the term "intelligent life" the way we are defining now we won't be able to find the intelligent life elsewhere. So if we try to find life elsewhere using the current definition of "intelligent life", this will be counterproductive to our efforts.

Wow, "Sharp arrow," what a profoundly esoteric analysis. Guess the GMAT is evolving after all if questions like these are included...
14 Aug 2006, 22:01
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