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# Since no one returns from death, we can never be certain

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Since no one returns from death, we can never be certain [#permalink]

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04 Mar 2005, 22:37
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Since no one returns from death, we can never be certain about what passes through the mind of the dying person. For the unconscious, the confused, and the heavily sedated, these final moments are probably meaningless. However, for the mentally alert, it is quite possible that death presents itself as an unbelievably glorious experience, a flight into an entirely new universe of sensation. Why should we think so? Some people who have been reprieved from â€œcertainâ€

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05 Mar 2005, 02:29
Agree with B. Middle and last sentences say exactly that
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05 Mar 2005, 21:11
Confused between (B) and (C)..

will go with (B)...

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Re: CR- Art of dying [#permalink]

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05 Mar 2005, 22:34
(B) dying can be a glorious experience
Correct
(C) we can never know what passes through the mind of a dying person
This is not the primary point - it's made clear in the beginning that we don't know this fact, if it were the point the argument would not go on after the first sentence.

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08 Mar 2005, 10:55
B it is "dying can be a glorious experience"

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09 Mar 2005, 03:10
(A) no one returns from death
- doesn't say that in the passage

(B) dying can be a glorious experience
- too narrow. touches on a sentence in the argument. The primary point would need an answer more general

(C) we can never know what passes through the mind of a dying person
- this should be the answer choice. We don't know what goes through the mind of a dying person. Some thing it's glorious, some just have no idea (e.g. the heavily sedated)

(D) some people are reprieved from death at the last moment
- too narrow again

(E) some people â€œdieâ€

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09 Mar 2005, 04:59
C.

A: is false

B: is misleading - it just talks about one of the possibilities. But it is not sure whether this is so. This is just an evidence based on reports of some people.

D: This is just an evidence and is not the conclusion. The passage just uses the experiences of people who have been reprieved from death.

E: A little confusing but almost same as D.

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09 Mar 2005, 06:04
I would choose B.

Since no one returns from death, we can never be certain about what passes through the mind of the dying person(This is just to confuse the reader). For the unconscious, the confused, and the heavily sedated, these final moments are probably meaningless. However, for the mentally alert, it is quite possible that death presents itself as an unbelievably glorious experience, a flight into an entirely new universe of sensation. Why should we think so? [color=red][b]Some people who have been reprieved from â€œcertainâ€

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09 Mar 2005, 11:49
Yes I would choose B also. If the main point of the author is that we really don't know what can pass people's mind, then he would have to devote more emphasis on the part about what we don't know, instead of focus on explain what we do know, examples and such.

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