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Poor health is best understood as merely a symptom of deeper spiritual problems. Therefore, the only way to improve a patient's physical health is to address that patient's spiritual well-being. While this conclusion has been met with unrelenting criticism from the medical establishment, consider this: if the only way to remedy poor health is to address spiritual well-being, then other methods used by the medical establishment are useless in promoting good health.

The reasoning in the argument above is flawed because it:
A) presupposes what it sets out to prove
B)overlooks the possibility that some members of the medical establishment might also be practitioners of "alternative medicine"
C) is based on premises that are inconsistent with each other
D) bases its conclusion on an attack on the character of members of the medical establishment
E) Relies on experts outside of their area of expertise
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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sanjoo wrote:
Poor health is best understood as merely a symptom of deeper spiritual problems. Therefore, the only way to improve a patient's physical health is to address that patient's spiritual well-being. While this conclusion has been met with unrelenting criticism from the medical establishment, consider this: if the only way to remedy poor health is to address spiritual well-being, then other methods used by the medical establishment are useless in promoting good health.


1. Poor Health - Deeper spiritual Problem.

[2. color=#0000ff]Only way of improving Health is - Addressing spiritual well being.[/color]

[3. color=#ff0000]If the only remedy to poor health is addressing spiritual well-being - The Other methods are useless....[/color]


The reasoning here is flawed because the author tries to proof - unrelenting criticism from the medical establishment but seems lost and states that other possible methods are useless without any justification / proper explanation which led to such a conclusion...


The author doesn't substantiate the conclusion why such a reasoning is crticised but involves in restating the same fact...

The reasoning in the argument above is flawed because it:

A) presupposes what it sets out to prove

The author mentions , Only way of improving Health is Addressing spiritual well being , later she doesn't explain how it is criticised by Medics and states assumes that if sipiritual wellbeing is the only solution , then other methods are useless...

Indeed she is Assuming what she tries to prove..

B)overlooks the possibility that some members of the medical establishment might also be practitioners of "alternative medicine"

Out of scope.

C) is based on premises that are inconsistent with each other

Not true...

D) bases its conclusion on an attack on the character of members of the medical establishment

Not at all , the author attacks the idea that spiritual well-being is the only method to improve Physical Health condition of individuals..

E) Relies on experts outside of their area of expertise

Out of scope...


So IMO (A)
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sanjoo wrote:
Poor health is best understood as merely a symptom of deeper spiritual problems. Therefore, the only way to improve a patient's physical health is to address that patient's spiritual well-being. While this conclusion has been met with unrelenting criticism from the medical establishment, consider this: if the only way to remedy poor health is to address spiritual well-being, then other methods used by the medical establishment are useless in promoting good health.


1. Poor Health - Deeper spiritual Problem.

[2. color=#0000ff]Only way of improving Health is - Addressing spiritual well being.[/color]

[3. color=#ff0000]If the only remedy to poor health is addressing spiritual well-being - The Other methods are useless....[/color]


The reasoning here is flawed because the author tries to proof - unrelenting criticism from the medical establishment but seems lost and states that other possible methods are useless without any justification / proper explanation which led to such a conclusion...


The author doesn't substantiate the conclusion why such a reasoning is crticised but involves in restating the same fact...

The reasoning in the argument above is flawed because it:

A) presupposes what it sets out to prove

The author mentions , Only way of improving Health is Addressing spiritual well being , later she doesn't explain how it is criticised by Medics and states assumes that if sipiritual wellbeing is the only solution , then other methods are useless...

Indeed she is Assuming what she tries to prove..

B)overlooks the possibility that some members of the medical establishment might also be practitioners of "alternative medicine"

Out of scope.

C) is based on premises that are inconsistent with each other

Not true...

D) bases its conclusion on an attack on the character of members of the medical establishment

Not at all , the author attacks the idea that spiritual well-being is the only method to improve Physical Health condition of individuals..

E) Relies on experts outside of their area of expertise

Out of scope...


So IMO (A)


actually i was confused which reasoning we have to look for? I mean.. of that doctor reasoning or in starting that author reasoning !..
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New post 08 May 2014, 13:21
Could we have an expert please review this question?

Between A and C mainly

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sanjoo wrote:
Poor health is best understood as merely a symptom of deeper spiritual problems. Therefore, the only way to improve a patient's physical health is to address that patient's spiritual well-being. While this conclusion has been met with unrelenting criticism from the medical establishment, consider this: if the only way to remedy poor health is to address spiritual well-being, then other methods used by the medical establishment are useless in promoting good health.

The reasoning in the argument above is flawed because it:
A) presupposes what it sets out to prove
B)overlooks the possibility that some members of the medical establishment might also be practitioners of "alternative medicine"
C) is based on premises that are inconsistent with each other
D) bases its conclusion on an attack on the character of members of the medical establishment
E) Relies on experts outside of their area of expertise


(A) The last sentence of the fragment clearly gives no explanation, it only says that other methods are useless because the only way to improve poor health is to adress spiritual well-being. Perfect flaw. ==> Correct

(B) This is what you would think, but is not mentioned in the fragmant ==> out of scope

(C) Which premises , which inconsistency? ==> false

(D) No part of the text tells you that the character of members of the medical establishment are attacked. ==> false

(E) Experts? Area of expertise? ==> way out of scope false

Hence A.
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New post 29 Sep 2017, 06:40
Pls tell us how A is the answer. The author is mentioning an[b] if[\b] in the last sentence hence to me it looks like she is not pre supposing anything, but is just stating that if indeed spiritual well being is the only way,then other methods are useless.. At the same time , i cannot think of an answer to this one from other alternatives.

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