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# Frieda: Lightning causes fires and damages electronic

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21 Apr 2012, 06:34
sondenso wrote:
Frieda: Lightning causes fires and damages electronic equipment. Since lightning rods can prevent any major damage, every building should have one.

Erik: Your recommendation is pointless. It is true that lightning occasionally causes fires, but faulty wiring and overloaded circuits cause far more fires and damage to equipment than lightning does.

Erik’s response fails to establish that Frieda’s recommendation should not be acted on because his response

(A) does not show that the benefits that would follow from Frieda’s recommendation would be offset by any disadvantage
(B) does not offer any additional way of lessening the risk associated with lightning
(C) appeals to Frieda’s emotions rather than to her reason
(D) introduces an irrelevant comparison between overloaded circuits and faulty wiring
(E) confuses the notion of preventing damage with that of causing inconvenience

I think C could be the answer because Frieda says emtionally that "every building should have one" if consider it emotional
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21 Apr 2012, 08:34
Hi,
following is the explanation
(A) does not show that the benefits that would follow from Frieda's recommendation would be offset by any disadvantage (appear correct to me)
(B) does not offer any additional way of lessening the risk associated with lightning (Eric is not trying to lessen the risk of lightening)
(C) appeals to Frieda's emotions rather than to her reason (out of scope)
(D) introduces an irrelevant comparison between overloaded circuits and faulty wiring (Eric is not comparing btw OC and FW)
(E) confuses the notion of preventing damage with that of causing inconvenience (Eric has not discussed about causing inconvenience)
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22 Apr 2012, 20:38
sondenso wrote:
Frieda: Lightning causes fires and damages electronic equipment. Since lightning rods can prevent any major damage, every building should have one.

Erik: Your recommendation is pointless. It is true that lightning occasionally causes fires, but faulty wiring and overloaded circuits cause far more fires and damage to equipment than lightning does.

Erik’s response fails to establish that Frieda’s recommendation should not be acted on because his response

(A) does not show that the benefits that would follow from Frieda’s recommendation would be offset by any disadvantage
(B) does not offer any additional way of lessening the risk associated with lightning
(C) appeals to Frieda’s emotions rather than to her reason
(D) introduces an irrelevant comparison between overloaded circuits and faulty wiring
(E) confuses the notion of preventing damage with that of causing inconvenience

Erik's counter-argument just goes tangential to what Frieda suggested. She's talking about the damages due to Lightning fires....he goes on about electrical fires...

Okay they may cause more damage....but still preventing lightning fires would be effectively done by Frieda's suggested method...

"Where do emotions come into picture?"

The correct answer is A and should be A....

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please review and if possible, change the OA to A.
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26 Apr 2012, 05:48
is that Erik's response starts with "your recommendation is pointless"? for my viewpoint, pointless may not be so polite and may imply some negative "emotion".

personally, I support A, which is my 1st impression.
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02 May 2012, 11:48
Frieda say : lightening causes damage , so lightning rods should be implemented.
Erik : faulty wiring and overloaded circuits causes more damage , so ightning rods should not be implemented.

Erik's reasoning is faulty , since it does not point out any disadvantage of implementing the lightening rods, he just says that some other thing cause more damage.
In order to reject any statement, you need to show some disadvantage of that statement.
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23 Apr 2013, 02:50
I was confused between A and B..Dont understand why C is correct
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23 Apr 2013, 07:47
rbansal6 wrote:
I was confused between A and B..Dont understand why C is correct

A is correct. C was wrongly listed on the question of the day today
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09 Apr 2014, 08:02
i went for b, can some can why it is not right ????
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09 Apr 2014, 08:02
i went for b, can some can why it is not right ????
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29 Mar 2019, 20:39

Confused between A and B??

Why is B wrong. Clearly, Erik is not considering a way to prevent risk associated with lightning.

What is the meaning of option C "appeals to Frieda???s emotions rather than to her reason".
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