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Once at a conference on the philosophy of language, a professor delivered a lengthy and tiresome address the central thesis of which was that "yes" and related slang words such as "yeah" can be used only to show agreement with a proposition. At the end of the paper, a listener in the back of the auditorium stood up and shouted in a sarcastic voice, "Oh, yeah?" This constituted a complete refutation of the paper.

The listener argued against the paper by
A) offereing a counter-example
B) pointing out an inconsistency
C) presenting an analogy
D) attacking the speaker's character
E) citing additional evidence
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26 Mar 2004, 13:51
I believe A and B are contenders. I will go with B on this one.

Prety weird CR!

I chose B because acceptance can be either way: to reject the proposal or to accept the proposal. It depends on what the person is noding his/her head for. So there is an inconsistency in the thesis here. I could not see any counter example here.

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26 Mar 2004, 14:05
B on this One.... WOW, PAUL: can we expect this kind of CR's in the Real Exam???

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26 Mar 2004, 14:51
Another good one - simple yet deep in testing the concept!

My answer is A

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26 Mar 2004, 21:32
D & E are out immediately.

C--There is no analogy.
A--The speaker never presented any kind of example, needless to say, there cant be a counter-example to NO example.

B it is
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26 Mar 2004, 21:41
Ok, A is OA on this one. A and B were very close and the difference was subtle. Answer given is not good so here is my own explanation. A gives a counter-example because "oh yeah" is an instance when "yeah" is exactly the opposite of what the professor intended it to be.
B, the next best choice, talks about pointing out an inconsistency. Well, it is more likely that the listener's comment was inconsistent with the professor's claim but the listener does not really point out any "flaw" or "inconsistency" per se in the use of "yeah"
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26 Mar 2004, 21:47
Paul wrote:
Ok, A is OA on this one. A and B were very close and the difference was subtle. Answer given is not good so here is my own explanation. A gives a counter-example because "oh yeah" is an instance when "yeah" is exactly the opposite of what the professor intended it to be.
B, the next best choice, talks about pointing out an inconsistency. Well, it is more likely that the listener's comment was inconsistent with the professor's claim but the listener does not really point out any "flaw" or "inconsistency" per se in the use of "yeah"

I hate it whne that happens. It was a tough one, and I just had to go with B, although I didnt like the word "Inconsistency"
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26 Mar 2004, 22:00
Hi lvb9th

I am sure many people are taking shots at these CRs. be happy that you nailed two best answers. I can get 10 lawyers who will get this Q wrong.

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