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Graphologists claim that it is possible to detect permanent character

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Graphologists claim that it is possible to detect permanent character traits by examining people’s handwriting. For example, a strong cross on the “t” is supposed to denote enthusiasm. Obviously, however, with practice and perseverance people can alter their handwriting to include this feature. So it seems that graphologists must hold that permanent character traits can be changed.

The argument against graphology proceeds by


(A) citing apparently incontestable evidence that leads to absurd consequences when conjoined with the view in question

(B) demonstrating that an apparently controversial and interesting claim is really just a platitude

(C) arguing that a particular technique of analysis can never be effective when the people analyzed know that it is being used

(D) showing that proponents of the view have no theoretical justification for the view

(E) attacking a technique by arguing that what the technique is supposed to detect can be detected quite readily without it

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Graphologists claim that it is possible to detect permanent character traits by examining people’s handwriting. For example, a strong cross on the “t” is supposed to denote enthusiasm. Obviously, however, with practice and perseverance people can alter their handwriting to include this feature. So it seems that graphologists must hold that permanent character traits can be changed.

The argument against graphology proceeds by


(A) citing apparently incontestable evidence that leads to absurd consequences when conjoined with the view in question

(B) demonstrating that an apparently controversial and interesting claim is really just a platitude

(C) arguing that a particular technique of analysis can never be effective when the people analyzed know that it is being used

(D) showing that proponents of the view have no theoretical justification for the view

(E) attacking a technique by arguing that what the technique is supposed to detect can be detected quite readily without it




If graphologists claim that it is possible to detect permanent character traits by examining people’s handwriting, and on the other hand with practice and perseverance people can alter their handwriting to include this feature. these two things contradict each other and look like absurd :lol:

Hence this makes me believe that correct answer choice is A
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Can someone explain in detail the OA?

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Can someone explain in detail the OA?

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Harshgmat say someone tells you - " by your handwriting I can determine you character" :)

And your reaction is like this " what ? :shocked, Are you serious? are you gmat student or what? its total nonsence i dont beleive you :lol: " .

That person says: "why man ? :-) proove it :)"

So your asnwer: " you know what i know a person who changed his handwriting through practice and perseverance and included this feature i.e. a strong cross on the “t” which is supposed to denote enthusiasm :)

that means an individual persistent and patient, yet not enthusiastic, can put a strong cross on the “t"

hence, incontestable evidence that leads to absurd consequences when conjoined with the view in question ! :-)
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Thanks dave13.

Why choice c) is wrong?

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Thanks dave13.

Why choice c) is wrong?

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C is too extreme. it mentions word "NEVER", which you cant be sure of. it is nowhere mentioned NEVER hence we dont know.

(C) arguing that a particular technique of analysis can never be effective when the people analyzed know that it is being used
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