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# George: The economics taught in college is very confusing

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George: The economics taught in college is very confusingâ€”and thatâ€™s because itâ€™s all wrong.
Harold: If itâ€™s all wrong, why is college economics still force-fed to students?
George: Itâ€™s very difficult to learn something thatâ€™s all wrong, and if, by chance, someone does waste all that time and learn it, he or she will be inclined to defend it ferociously and pass it on to others.
Which one of the following, if true, would most directly challenge Georgeâ€™s reasoning?
(A) Many college graduates who have taken economics go on to successful careers in a variety of other fields.
(B) College students who major in economics tend to earn higher grades in economics than in their other subjects.
(C) â€œRightâ€
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08 Feb 2007, 21:56
C clearly put Geroge into question.. rest goes here and there..
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08 Feb 2007, 22:35
E-the statement by George would also get modified later about economics.
C-the relativityt of right and wrong is true for most of the subjects, is it not?
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08 Feb 2007, 23:33
[quote="gmacvik"]George: The economics taught in college is very confusingâ€”and thatâ€™s because itâ€™s all wrong.
Harold: If itâ€™s all wrong, why is college economics still force-fed to students?
George: Itâ€™s very difficult to learn something thatâ€™s all wrong, and if, by chance, someone does waste all that time and learn it, he or she will be inclined to defend it ferociously and pass it on to others.
Which one of the following, if true, would most directly challenge Georgeâ€™s reasoning?
(A) Many college graduates who have taken economics go on to successful careers in a variety of other fields.
(B) College students who major in economics tend to earn higher grades in economics than in their other subjects.
(C) â€œRightâ€
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09 Feb 2007, 00:18
C for clarity and conciseness. wrong and right notions are not applicable to science.
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09 Feb 2007, 00:45
One more C.
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09 Feb 2007, 01:06
[size=75][color=blue]George: The economics taught in college is very confusingâ€”and thatâ€™s because itâ€™s all wrong.
Harold: If itâ€™s all wrong, why is college economics still force-fed to students? George: Itâ€™s very difficult to learn something thatâ€™s all wrong, and if, by chance, someone does waste all that time and learn it, he or she will be inclined to defend it ferociously and pass it on to others.

Which one of the following, if true, would most directly challenge Georgeâ€™s reasoning?
(A) Many college graduates who have taken economics go on to successful careers in a variety of other fields.
(B) College students who major in economics tend to earn higher grades in economics than in their other subjects.
(C) â€œRightâ€
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09 Feb 2007, 01:08
C !
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10 Feb 2007, 05:24
Agree with ncprasad ... I pick D
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10 Feb 2007, 11:51
D.
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18 Feb 2007, 10:48
I have two choices, 'C' or 'E'

Will pick 'C'
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18 Feb 2007, 15:31
Agree D.
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18 Feb 2007, 21:14
D says "journal articles that strongly criticize college economics"

Is George talking of college economics or economics in general?

Also, D seems to contradict just one fact of what George said. Not George's reasoning.

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19 Feb 2007, 16:08
[quote="gmacvik"]George: The economics taught in college is very confusingâ€”and thatâ€™s because itâ€™s all wrong.
Harold: If itâ€™s all wrong, why is college economics still force-fed to students? George: Itâ€™s very difficult to learn something thatâ€™s all wrong, and if, by chance, someone does waste all that time and learn it, he or she will be inclined to defend it ferociously and pass it on to others.
Which one of the following, if true, would most directly challenge Georgeâ€™s reasoning?
(A) Many college graduates who have taken economics go on to successful careers in a variety of other fields.
(B) College students who major in economics tend to earn higher grades in economics than in their other subjects.
(C) â€œRightâ€
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21 Feb 2007, 16:24
D is a trick!

D doesn't comment on the curriculum of the classes, or the information taught. I don't think we can make the assumption that since the professors disagree with the information taught, that it isn't being taught. It actually STRENGTHENS his argument, since it is saying that the professors agree that the information taught is "wrong".

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Choice E) goes directly against George's argument.

How does the enjoyment by the students refute the veracity of the information taught in the econ class?
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21 Feb 2007, 21:42
I think it's D. What's the OA??
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22 Feb 2007, 14:59
I garuntee you 110% its not D, how does the fact that the economics professors agree with George, challenge George's argument?
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22 Feb 2007, 16:02
I go with E.

(A) irrelevant
(B) irrelevant
(D) call for authorities
(E) Graduated neither defend economics nor say it was difficult -> refute both arguments.

What is OA?
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22 Feb 2007, 17:25
I'd go with C
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22 Feb 2007, 20:03

Whats the OA?
22 Feb 2007, 20:03

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