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# Some people claim that every human discovery or invention is

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09 Nov 2006, 13:58
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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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09 Nov 2006, 14:25
I go with C
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09 Nov 2006, 14:51
Same.. pick 'C'.
anything that is trivial will not be considered seriously. Something ineresting needs to be there so that they can be considered serious. So for something to be interesting, it should be non-trivial...
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09 Nov 2006, 16:08
C will fill the gap in the argument
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09 Nov 2006, 19:03
C !
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09 Nov 2006, 21:01
one more C guys
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10 Nov 2006, 02:29
C...
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10 Nov 2006, 06:44
arjsingh1976 wrote:
C...

Why not A?
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10 Nov 2006, 10:33
According to A all trivial claims are uninteresting. As per reasoning of the first two lines claim "that every human discovery or invention is an instance of self-expression" is trivial and hence uninteresting. So it doesnt support the conclusion cited in the paragraph.
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13 Nov 2006, 10:24

Looking at it a second time, I am getting confused between A & C.

I think there is no link between trivial topics and those with no interesting interpretation. But the last statement tells us that topics with no interesting interpretation dont need a serious analysis.

The gap that needs to be bridged is between trivial topics and those with no interesting interpretation. This is done by 'A'.

I would like to see a few comments on this analysis please... guys help!!
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13 Nov 2006, 10:52

Looking at it a second time, I am getting confused between A & C.

I think there is no link between trivial topics and those with no interesting interpretation. But the last statement tells us that topics with no interesting interpretation dont need a serious analysis.

The gap that needs to be bridged is between trivial topics and those with no interesting interpretation. This is done by 'A'.

I would like to see a few comments on this analysis please... guys help!!

The author assumes that unless trivial claims have some interesting explanation they cannot be considered seriously. This is exactly the point C makes.
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13 Nov 2006, 12:09
Straight C.
13 Nov 2006, 12:09
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