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# Cyplatin, an effective anticancer drug, can be easily

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Cyplatin, an effective anticancer drug, can be easily [#permalink]

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22 Jul 2005, 11:05
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7. Cyplatin, an effective anticancer drug, can be easily obtained from leutrozole, a chemical agent which is, in fact, the only cheap source of cyplatin. A shortage of leutrozole has been a significant obstacle to a mass production of cyplatin. However, it has recently been established that leutrozole is contained in abundance in the fat of blue dolphins, the finding that many biologists believe will spell the end of the species. Although at present there are vast populations of blue dolphins around the globe, the extensive hunt for these mammals will definitely wipe them out. Yet, the head of the Cancer Research Foundation claims that special equipment will allow scientists to extract dolphinâ€™s fat without killing the animal. It is therefore unlikely that the existence of blue dolphins will be endangered.

The highlighted portions of the text perform which functions in the argument?

A: the first is a fact supporting the authorâ€™s prediction while the second acknowledges a deviation from the authorâ€™s main position
B: the first is a fact that casts doubt on the authorâ€™s conclusion while the second is the main evidence in the authorâ€™s argument
C: the first is an evidence in the authorâ€™s argument while the second is a prediction that follows from this evidence
D: the first is an acknowledgement of the opposite view; the second is a fact that speaks in favour of the authorâ€™s own conclusion
E: the first is a consideration that weighs against the authorâ€™s prediction; the second is a fact that establishes the truth of this prediction

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22 Jul 2005, 11:42
I will go with B
A. The author does not predict anything.
C. Same as above.
D. There is no oppositve view.
E. The second is not a fact, the head of the Cancer Research has said that special equipment will allow scientists to extract dolphinâ€™s fat without killing the animal.

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22 Jul 2005, 12:27
I am not sure about my answer, but I will choose C

Here is why

A: the first is a fact supporting the authorâ€™s prediction while the second acknowledges a deviation from the authorâ€™s main position
>WRONG. The author is not making a prediction

B: the first is a fact that casts doubt on the authorâ€™s conclusion while the second is the main evidence in the authorâ€™s argument
> MAYBE, but I will give skip this choice. The author hasn't stated his conclusion, therefore, B does not cast doubt on the conclusion. I am doubtful because I might have missed the author's conclusion.

C: the first is an evidence in the authorâ€™s argument while the second is a prediction that follows from this evidence
> PERHAPS. The first bolded statement states a fact and not really a piece of evidence, but the second bolded statement is definitely on target.

D: the first is an acknowledgement of the opposite view; the second is a fact that speaks in favour of the authorâ€™s own conclusion
> WRONG. The first part is not an acknowledgement at all.

E: the first is a consideration that weighs against the authorâ€™s prediction; the second is a fact that establishes the truth of this prediction
> WRONG. The author is not predicting anything, he merely states what biologist's fear. Also the second bolded part is wrong.

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22 Jul 2005, 17:00
C for me....

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22 Jul 2005, 18:21

In this passage the author argues that â€œit is unlikely that the existence of blue dolphins will be endangeredâ€

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22 Jul 2005, 18:34
hmmm...interesting...

Praet....thanks for the BF questions...we were missing those....good stuff....

In this passage the author argues that â€œit is unlikely that the existence of blue dolphins will be endangeredâ€

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22 Jul 2005, 18:39
C, however D is also little tempting.

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22 Jul 2005, 21:47
Praetorian wrote:
7. Cyplatin, an effective anticancer drug, can be easily obtained from leutrozole, a chemical agent which is, in fact, the only cheap source of cyplatin. A shortage of leutrozole has been a significant obstacle to a mass production of cyplatin. However, it has recently been established that leutrozole is contained in abundance in the fat of blue dolphins, the finding that many biologists believe will spell the end of the species. Although at present there are vast populations of blue dolphins around the globe, the extensive hunt for these mammals will definitely wipe them out. Yet, the head of the Cancer Research Foundation claims that special equipment will allow scientists to extract dolphinâ€™s fat without killing the animal. It is therefore unlikely that the existence of blue dolphins will be endangered.

The highlighted portions of the text perform which functions in the argument?

A: the first is a fact supporting the authorâ€™s prediction while the second acknowledges a deviation from the authorâ€™s main position
B: the first is a fact that casts doubt on the authorâ€™s conclusion while the second is the main evidence in the authorâ€™s argument
C: the first is an evidence in the authorâ€™s argument while the second is a prediction that follows from this evidence
D: the first is an acknowledgement of the opposite view; the second is a fact that speaks in favour of the authorâ€™s own conclusion
E: the first is a consideration that weighs against the authorâ€™s prediction; the second is a fact that establishes the truth of this prediction

Picked A.

The author's main argument is "the extensive hunt for these mammals will definitely wipe them out" , however in light of certain findings he alows for a possible situation arising out of this finding - "therefore unlikely that the existence of blue dolphins will be endangered"

The author has two contrasting arguments ? which is his main agrument ? Is my assessment right ?

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22 Jul 2005, 21:51
I have posted the answer and the explanation above.

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23 Jul 2005, 09:47

In this passage the author argues that â€œit is unlikely that the existence of blue dolphins will be endangeredâ€

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23 Jul 2005, 10:00

In this passage the author argues that â€œit is unlikely that the existence of blue dolphins will be endangeredâ€

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23 Jul 2005, 10:14
Praetorian is your answer OA or your own, because in this question the author makes two opposite predictions first he says "the dolphins will be extinct" then he says "they will probably survive".

so A sound like the right answer to me...
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29 Jul 2005, 06:12
ranga41 wrote:
Praetorian is your answer OA or your own, because in this question the author makes two opposite predictions first he says "the dolphins will be extinct" then he says "they will probably survive".

so A sound like the right answer to me...

Ranga, first ask yourself what is the author's main position? (Im sure you already did ). I will agree if you say it is this:

It is therefore unlikely that the existence of blue dolphins will be endangered.

The second bold face does not deviate from the authors main point (it rather supports his main point), so (A) is off.

It's (B) clearly. I earlier selected (D) without realizing that the second bold face is not a fact, the same reason i eliminated (E)!!!!!!! oh silly me!

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29 Jul 2005, 07:38
I picked C initially, but switched to B

Agree with Arsene_Wenger: the second bold face is not a fact, although it was used as evidence to support author's prediction.

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23 Jul 2010, 11:53
Praetorian wrote:
I have posted the answer and the explanation above.
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I picked A.........but disappointed that it is B.......Felt that 1st was an assumption.......But may be B is true.....

Praetorian is B the OA? Am sorry though Ranga asked it there is no reply.

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24 Jul 2010, 05:47
B

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