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# Several movie critics have claimed that this movie will inspire ppl

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Several movie critics have claimed that this movie will inspire people to act in socially irresponsible ways, yet this claim relies entirely on survey data that have turned out to be deeply flawed. Thus these critics have made a claim that is not only untrue but also potentially harmful to the moviemakers' reputations.

The argument is flawed in that it

(A) infers that a claim is false merely on the grounds that no satisfactory evidence for it has been offered

(B) fails to consider that a pejorative claim that is true can be more harmful to a person's reputation than a false claim

(C) relies on a sample that is likely to be unrepresentative

(D) attacks the persons making an argument rather than attacking the substance of the argument

(E) fails to consider that, even if an argument's conclusion is false, some of the evidence
used to justify that conclusion may nonetheless be true

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22 Aug 2018, 06:34
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AshutoshB wrote:
Several movie critics have claimed that this movie will inspire people to act in socially irresponsible ways, yet this claim relies entirely on survey data that have turned out to be deeply flawed. Thus these critics have made a claim that is not only untrue but also potentially harmful to the moviemakers' reputations.

The argument is flawed in that it

(A) infers that a claim is false merely on the grounds that no satisfactory evidence for it has been offered

(B) fails to consider that a pejorative claim that is true can be more harmful to a person's reputation than a false claim

(C) relies on a sample that is likely to be unrepresentative

(D) attacks the persons making an argument rather than attacking the substance of the argument

(E) fails to consider that, even if an argument's conclusion is false, some of the evidence
used to justify that conclusion may nonetheless be true

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Will go for c

A) evidence is not the reason for rejecting the claim.

B) irrelrvant

D) critics are never attacked. Their conclusion is being attacked.

E) irrelevant

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11 Aug 2019, 23:50
AshutoshB wrote:
Several movie critics have claimed that this movie will inspire people to act in socially irresponsible ways, yet this claim relies entirely on survey data that have turned out to be deeply flawed. Thus these critics have made a claim that is not only untrue but also potentially harmful to the moviemakers' reputations.

The argument is flawed in that it

(A) infers that a claim is false merely on the grounds that no satisfactory evidence for it has been offered

(B) fails to consider that a pejorative claim that is true can be more harmful to a person's reputation than a false claim

(C) relies on a sample that is likely to be unrepresentative

(D) attacks the persons making an argument rather than attacking the substance of the argument

(E) fails to consider that, even if an argument's conclusion is false, some of the evidence
used to justify that conclusion may nonetheless be true

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12 Aug 2019, 01:46
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AshutoshB wrote:
Several movie critics have claimed that this movie will inspire people to act in socially irresponsible ways, yet this claim relies entirely on survey data that have turned out to be deeply flawed. Thus these critics have made a claim that is not only untrue but also potentially harmful to the moviemakers' reputations.

The argument is flawed in that it

(A) infers that a claim is false merely on the grounds that no satisfactory evidence for it has been offered

(B) fails to consider that a pejorative claim that is true can be more harmful to a person's reputation than a false claim

(C) relies on a sample that is likely to be unrepresentative

(D) attacks the persons making an argument rather than attacking the substance of the argument

(E) fails to consider that, even if an argument's conclusion is false, some of the evidence
used to justify that conclusion may nonetheless be true

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- Movie critics say that this movie will make people act irresponsibly.
- This claim relies on survey data that is deeply flawed.

Conclusion: These critics have made a claim that is not only untrue but also potentially harmful to the moviemakers' reputations.

The argument says that since the critics' claim is not well substantiated, the claim is false. This is a problem. How can the argument say that the claim is false? What the argument can say is that we don't know whether the claim is true or false since we couldn't find reliable support for it.

(A) infers that a claim is false merely on the grounds that no satisfactory evidence for it has been offered

As discussed, this is correct.

(B) fails to consider that a pejorative claim that is true can be more harmful to a person's reputation than a false claim

The argument is claiming that the claim is false. It doesn't talk about what kind of claim is more harmful.

(C) relies on a sample that is likely to be unrepresentative

We are given that the survey data is flawed. How, we don't know. The argument does not rely on the survey data anyway.

(D) attacks the persons making an argument rather than attacking the substance of the argument

The argument doesn't attack anyone. It attacks the claim of the movie critics.

(E) fails to consider that, even if an argument's conclusion is false, some of the evidence
used to justify that conclusion may nonetheless be true

The argument says that the evidence is flawed and hence the argument is false.

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Re: Several movie critics have claimed that this movie will inspire ppl   [#permalink] 12 Aug 2019, 01:46
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