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# I know the OA, but would like to hear your thoughts and

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I know the OA, but would like to hear your thoughts and reasoning.

Dillworth: More and more people are deciding not to have children because of the personal and economic sacrifices children require and because so often children are ungrateful for the considerable sacrifices their parents do make for them: However, such considerations have no bearing on the fact that their children provide the best chance most people have of ensuring that their values live on after them. Therefore, for anyone with deeply held values, foregoing parenthood out of reluctance to make sacrifices for which little gratitude can be expected would probably be a mistake

Travers: Your reasoning ignores another fact that deserves consideration children s ingratitude for parental sacrifices usually stems from a wholesale rejection of parental values.

The point of Travers rejoinder to Dillworth s argument is that

(A) Dillowrth s assumption that children acquire values only from their parents is mistaken
(B) it is a mistake to dismiss as irrelevant the personal and economic sacrifices people are called on to make for the sake of their children
(C) Dillworth has overlooked the well-known fact that people with deeply held values not infrequently reject opposing values that are deeply held by others.
(D) the desire to perpetuate their values should not be a factor in people s decision to have children
(E) the fact than children are often ungrateful for parental sacrifices is not irrelevant to decidmg whether to have children in order to perpetuate one's values

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04 Dec 2008, 15:22
It looks like clear A to me...

Dillowrth says that children will take their family values as their own for granted
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05 Dec 2008, 02:34
E seems the best.

Dilworth says that people should ignore the fact that children are ungrateful in order to ensure their values live after them.

Travers contradicts this by saying that ungratefulness is because of the ignorance of values.

Thus, ungratefulness should be a consideration to have have children.
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05 Dec 2008, 02:51
I would go for E as well. Whats the QA Snaps ?
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05 Dec 2008, 08:18
IMO E.
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05 Dec 2008, 12:29
Snaps, when you put an LSAT question on this forum, you should TELL everyone that it's an LSAT question! Nevertheless, it's good practice for finding the conclusion.
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05 Dec 2008, 12:39
Can we have the OA?
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06 Dec 2008, 22:12
I'm going with C.
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07 Dec 2008, 09:43
snaps wrote:
I know the OA, but would like to hear your thoughts and reasoning.

Dillworth: More and more people are deciding not to have children because of the personal and economic sacrifices children require and because so often children are ungrateful for the considerable sacrifices their parents do make for them: However, such considerations have no bearing on the fact that their children provide the best chance most people have of ensuring that their values live on after them. Therefore, for anyone with deeply held values, foregoing parenthood out of reluctance to make sacrifices for which little gratitude can be expected would probably be a mistake

Travers: Your reasoning ignores another fact that deserves consideration children s ingratitude for parental sacrifices usually stems from a wholesale rejection of parental values.

The point of Travers rejoinder to Dillworth s argument is that

(A) Dillowrth s assumption that children acquire values only from their parents is mistaken
(B) it is a mistake to dismiss as irrelevant the personal and economic sacrifices people are called on to make for the sake of their children
(C) Dillworth has overlooked the well-known fact that people with deeply held values not infrequently reject opposing values that are deeply held by others.
(D) the desire to perpetuate their values should not be a factor in people s decision to have children
(E) the fact than children are often ungrateful for parental sacrifices is not irrelevant to decidmg whether to have children in order to perpetuate one's values

Is this a valid sentence?

Your reasoning ignores another fact that deserves consideration children s ingratitude for parental sacrifices usually stems from a wholesale rejection of parental values.

Any way my choice is E. Travers is supporting D.

A is not correct because there is no assumption

B is incorrect as it states the contrary

C is out of scope

D is neither supported nor denounced by T

E is saying that the fact than children are often ungrateful for parental sacrifices is not irrelevant (relevant) to decidmg whether to have children in order to perpetuate one's values

T is saying Rejection of PV -> children are often ungrateful for parental sacrifices
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07 Dec 2008, 23:29
E is the clear choice.
whts the OA?
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08 Dec 2008, 00:54
E.

If Travers's reply [i.e the fact that "ingratitude for parental sacrifices usually stems from a wholesale rejection of parental values"] is true, the people who want children in order to perpetuate their values should rethink if they want children.

E conveys this meaning

In mathematical terms, "the set of children having ingratitude for parental sacrifices due to wholesale rejection of parental values" form a sub-set of ungrateful children.
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09 Dec 2008, 01:38
I think the answer should be D. The reason for my choice is that Travers said that children's ingratitude usually stems from their rejection of parental values. If such a behavior from children can be expected to be a usual thing, then it's not a good idea to have a child for the reason of passing your values because it became a usual thing, at least for most of the children, to expect a rejection of these values lay out by the parents.
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Re: CR: Main Point Question [#permalink]

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16 Dec 2008, 00:08
Guys, the OA is E.

Question source is Kaplan LSAT prep book
Question type is avg difficulty

thanks everyone.

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