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Some people claim that every human discovery or invention is an instance of self-expression. But what they seem to ignore is that, trivially, anything we do is self-expressive. So, until they can give us a more interesting interpretation of their claim, we are not obliged to take their claim seriously.
Which one of the following, if true, provides the most support for the reasoning above?
(A) All claims that are trivial are uninteresting.
(B) Most people do not take trivial claims seriously.
(C) No claims that are trivial are worthy of serious consideration.
(D) Every claim is open to both interesting and uninteresting interpretations.
(E) Every interpretation is either trivial or uninteresting.
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01 May 2006, 10:54
clearly between B and C.
C is too restrictive, hence B.
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01 May 2006, 12:02
OA is C
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01 May 2006, 13:22
Can anyone explain why it is C? I picked D, not sure why, I do not comprehand this question.
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01 May 2006, 18:42
Agree with C.

The passage here makes a point that " invention/discovery is an instance of self-expression.
But then it states that mostly whatever we do is self-expressive and trivial.
Therefore, we should not accept/consider such trivial claims seriously unless there's an interesting interpration of the claim.
C directly lends support to this fact.
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01 May 2006, 19:53
Why not A ?? Can someone plz explain.
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02 May 2006, 09:23
B is closest to an inference. C is my vote!
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02 May 2006, 09:31
C is the answer
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02 May 2006, 09:31
C is the answer
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03 May 2006, 05:14
buzzgaurav wrote:
Agree with C.

The passage here makes a point that " invention/discovery is an instance of self-expression.
But then it states that mostly whatever we do is self-expressive and trivial.
Therefore, we should not accept/consider such trivial claims seriously unless there's an interesting interpration of the claim.
C directly lends support to this fact.

Passage says Trivial claims with interesting interpretation should be considered seriously.
But C says No trivial claims are worthy of serious consideration.
Isnt that going against the passage.

(A) All claims that are trivial are uninteresting. - out of scope.
(B) Most people do not take trivial claims seriously. - passage never said that.
(C) No claims that are trivial are worthy of serious consideration. - as explained above.
(D) Every claim is open to both interesting and uninteresting interpretations. - seems better than the rest.
(E) Every interpretation is either trivial or uninteresting. - not necessariliy. They can be trivial and interesting.

hence going with D.
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03 May 2006, 05:30
Remego, according to you :

Passage says Trivial claims with interesting interpretation should be considered seriously.

Another way of expressing it is that trivial claims without interesting interpretation should not be considered seriously.

Thats exactly what C supports.
Hope that helps
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03 May 2006, 05:55
buzzgaurav wrote:
Remego, according to you :

Passage says Trivial claims with interesting interpretation should be considered seriously.

Another way of expressing it is that trivial claims without interesting interpretation should not be considered seriously.

Thats exactly what C supports.
Hope that helps

Sorry buzzgaurav, still not getting it

If C had said trivial claims without interesting interpretation should not be considered worthy, I can understand.

But C says NO trivial claims are considered seriously whether it is with interesting interpretation or without.

Btw, can someone tell me what is wrong with D?
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03 May 2006, 22:25
AGree with remgeo it should be D)
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03 May 2006, 23:36
Yeah, whats wrong with D?
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04 May 2006, 01:14
Answer should be C. The last line of the passage says it all "until they can give us a more interesting interpretation of their claim, we are not obliged to take their claim seriously.". This means any claim that is trivial should not be considered seriously.

A - Too extreme. The author did not say all claims that are trivial are uninteresting.

B - This is taken out of context. The fact that the claim need to be less trivial for serious consideration does not mean we can take trivial claism lightly.

D - Out of scope.

E - Out of scope.
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04 May 2006, 09:37
B i think
04 May 2006, 09:37
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