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Praising a historian for factual accuracy in describing events is like praising an architect for using well - seasoned timber or properly mixed concrete in a building.

The author of this argument is arguing that


A. non-historians can appreciate well-written historical accounts, but they cannot judge the accuracy of a historian's version of events.

B. history is analogous to architecture in that both disciplines build on foundation laid by other profession.

C. a good historian must have thorough knowledge of auxiliary science that help establish fact about events.

D. the credibility of historian's argument depends on the amount of information the historian has available.

E. a historian has an obligation to be factually accurate but accuracy is not the historian's most notable accomplishment.

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a. non-historians can appreciate well-written historical accounts, but they cannot judge the accuracy of a historian's version of events. NON HISTORIANS ARE OUT OF THE SCOPE AND THERE IS NO CONNECTION TO THE ARGUMENT.

b. history is analogous to architecture in that both disciplines build on foundation laid by other profession.THA ANALOGY IS BETWEEN PROFFESIONALS NOT PROFFESIONS.

c. a good historian must have thorough knowledge of auxiliary science that help establish fact about events. TOO EXTREME-'MUST HAVE"+ KNOWLEDGE IS NOT STATED IN THE ARGUMENT.

d. the credibility of historian's argument depends on the amount of information the historian has available. THER IS NO CONNECTION TO INFORMATION.

e. a historian has an obligation to be factually accurate but accuracy is not the historian's most notable accomplishment. IF UNDERSTAND THE ARGUMENT :IT'S SAYS THAT PRAISING A PROFFESIONAL FOR USING TRIVIAL TOOLS (FACTS/TIMBER OR MIXTURE) IS SOMEWHAT PRAISING HIM FOR THE WRONG REASON. THE ANSWER E SUPPLIES THE REASON-THEY BOTH HAVE MUCH NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS (IT'S OBVIOUS THAT ARCHITECT WILL USE TIMBER/MIXTURE AND HISTORIAN WILL USE FACTS, BUT THEIR GOAL LIES ON THE MACRO-"ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURE-POINT OF VIEW USING THE TOOL (MIXTURE)' AND HISTORICAL STRUCTURE-POINT OF VIEW USING THE TOOL (FACTS)"
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a. non-historians can appreciate well-written historical accounts, but they cannot judge the accuracy of a historian's version of events. NON HISTORIANS ARE OUT OF THE SCOPE AND THERE IS NO CONNECTION TO THE ARGUMENT.

b. history is analogous to architecture in that both disciplines build on foundation laid by other profession.THA ANALOGY IS BETWEEN PROFFESIONALS NOT PROFFESIONS.

c. a good historian must have thorough knowledge of auxiliary science that help establish fact about events. TOO EXTREME-'MUST HAVE"+ KNOWLEDGE IS NOT STATED IN THE ARGUMENT.

d. the credibility of historian's argument depends on the amount of information the historian has available. THER IS NO CONNECTION TO INFORMATION.

e. a historian has an obligation to be factually accurate but accuracy is not the historian's most notable accomplishment. IF UNDERSTAND THE ARGUMENT :IT'S SAYS THAT PRAISING A PROFFESIONAL FOR USING TRIVIAL TOOLS (FACTS/TIMBER OR MIXTURE) IS SOMEWHAT PRAISING HIM FOR THE WRONG REASON. THE ANSWER E SUPPLIES THE REASON-THEY BOTH HAVE MUCH NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS (IT'S OBVIOUS THAT ARCHITECT WILL USE TIMBER/MIXTURE AND HISTORIAN WILL USE FACTS, BUT THEIR GOAL LIES ON THE MACRO-"ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURE-POINT OF VIEW USING THE TOOL (MIXTURE)' AND HISTORICAL STRUCTURE-POINT OF VIEW USING THE TOOL (FACTS)"



Thanx Dimri10 for such a detailed reply.......nw i got it...
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The answer should be E as other choices are not relevant to conclusion
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I picked E...IMO the argument states that a professional shouldn't be praised for being a professional but an obligation to be one.
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Marked A.

Now after reading the explanations it is clear that it should definitely be E.

Tough question though.
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Q. Praising a historian for factual accuracy in describing events is like praising an architect for using well - seasoned timber or properly mixed concrete in a building.

The author of this argument is arguing that

a. non-historians can appreciate well-written historical accounts, but they cannot judge the accuracy of a historian's version of events.

b. history is analogous to architecture in that both disciplines build on foundation laid by other profession.

c. a good historian must have thorough knowledge of auxiliary science that help establish fact about events.

d. the credibility of historian's argument depends on the amount of information the historian has available.

e. a historian has an obligation to be factually accurate but accuracy is not the historian's most notable accomplishment.

Plz support your ans with explanation.


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correct answer appears to be option E
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ravi67741 wrote:
Q. Praising a historian for factual accuracy in describing events is like praising an architect for using well - seasoned timber or properly mixed concrete in a building.

The author of this argument is arguing that

a. non-historians can appreciate well-written historical accounts, but they cannot judge the accuracy of a historian's version of events.

b. history is analogous to architecture in that both disciplines build on foundation laid by other profession.

c. a good historian must have thorough knowledge of auxiliary science that help establish fact about events.

d. the credibility of historian's argument depends on the amount of information the historian has available.

e. a historian has an obligation to be factually accurate but accuracy is not the historian's most notable accomplishment.

Plz support your ans with explanation.


the argument clearly sets the tone that all jobs have activities that people who have this profession do. by doing their job, people should not be praised, unless something extraordinaire is done.

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