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(A) The argument takes for granted that coffee is dangerous to one’s health.
Nothing in the argument is taken for granted. Just two facts are stated that an article says that coffee is bad for one's health and other article says that coffee is good for one's health. ELIMINATE A

(B) The argument presumes, without providing warrant, that one always wants expert guidance in making decisions about one’s health.
This one is out of scope because the argument never stated that one always need expert guidance. ELIMINATE B

(C) The argument fails to consider the nature of expert opinion in areas other than health.
Nature of expert opinion in areas other than health is irrelevant. ELIMINATE C

(D) The argument presumes, with out providing justification, that because expert opinion is trustworthy in one case, it must therefore be trustworthy in all cases.
This answer choice is extreme. Nothing in the argument states that because expert opinion is trustworthy in one case, it must therefore be trustworthy in all cases. ELIMINATE D

(E) The argument fails to consider that coffee may be harmful to one’s health in some respects and beneficial in others.
This is the correct answer answer as it could be possible that coffee may be harmful to one’s health in some respects and beneficial in others. CORRECT

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Every year, new reports appear concerning the health risks posed by certain substances, such as coffee and sugar. One year an article claimed that coffee is dangerous to one’s health. The next year, another article argued that coffee has some benefits for one’s health. From these contradictory opinions, we see that experts are useless for guiding one’s decisions about one’s health.

Which one of the following most accurately describes a flaw in the argument above?
(A) The argument takes for granted that coffee is dangerous to one’s health.
(B) The argument presumes, without providing warrant, that one always wants expert guidance in making decisions about one’s health.
(C) The argument fails to consider the nature of expert opinion in areas other than health.
(D) The argument presumes, with out providing justification, that because expert opinion is trustworthy in one case, it must therefore be trustworthy in all cases.
(E) The argument fails to consider that coffee may be harmful to one’s health in some respects and beneficial in others.


argument
=year new rpts appear abt coffee risks
=one of these said coffee poses threat
=another of these said it had benefits
=thus, these rpts are useless for our decisions

flaw
ans (E) if the rpts were abt a case by case situation, then, what they said might be true and not contradictory, because it depends on the situation!
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The argument is flawed because it fails to consider that coffee may have both harmful and beneficial effects on one's health, depending on different aspects. Thus, the correct answer is (E) The argument fails to consider that coffee may be harmful to one’s health in some respects and beneficial in others.
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Every year, new reports appear concerning the health risks posed by certain substances, such as coffee and sugar. One year an article claimed that coffee is dangerous to one’s health. The next year, another article argued that coffee has some benefits for one’s health. From these contradictory opinions, we see that experts are useless for guiding one’s decisions about one’s health.

Which one of the following most accurately describes a flaw in the argument above?

(A) The argument takes for granted that coffee is dangerous to one’s health. - WRONG. 

(B) The argument presumes, without providing warrant, that one always wants expert guidance in making decisions about one’s health. - WRONG. 2nd best case for me. But a slight extremeness is there when it claims "always". Whether people make decisions based on experts or not is not a concern here. It's a case that later happens which is beyond the scope of the passage.

(C) The argument fails to consider the nature of expert opinion in areas other than health. - WRONG. Irrelevant.

(D) The argument presumes, with out providing justification, that because expert opinion is trustworthy in one case, it must therefore be trustworthy in all cases. - WRONG. Makes somewaht a similar mistake as B makes. Extremeness of all cases.

(E) The argument fails to consider that coffee may be harmful to one’s health in some respects and beneficial in others. - CORRECT. Some may refer the harms coffee does and some its benefits and thus the reports.

Answer E.
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