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# The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion

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28 Apr 2006, 07:44
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The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is that it robs the human race. It takes from posterity, as well as the existing generation, and from those who dissent from the opinion even more than from those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth; if it is wrong, they lose what is almost as great a benefit: the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.
Which one of the following best expresses the conclusion presented in the argument?

(A) Silencing the expression of an opinion is robbing the human race.
(B) Silencing the expression of an opinion harms those who dissent more than those who agree.
(C) Anyone who agrees with an opinion would not want to silence its expression.
(D) Gaining a clearer perception and livelier impression of truth is a great benefit.
(E) The greatest benefit is the opportunity of exchanging truth for error.
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28 Apr 2006, 09:30
A?
First sentence is the conclusion and rest of it is the explanation of it? Hope I am right.
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28 Apr 2006, 09:40
I would think it is A.
Rest are too specific to certain parts of the argument.
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28 Apr 2006, 11:01
cindyn wrote:
I would think it is A.
Rest are too specific to certain parts of the argument.

we think alike alot, hope we are both correct.
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29 Apr 2006, 06:02
Which one of the following best expresses the conclusion presented in the argument?

B-E can be refuted upon closer examination of the passage.

Take (A)
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30 Apr 2006, 12:10
I think it is B. The last sentence provides evidence for B not for A. Waiting to know the OA now already
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30 Apr 2006, 12:21
I think it should be B.
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30 Apr 2006, 17:42
I think the answer is B aswell.
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30 Apr 2006, 18:39
I wud go with A... When they say what is the conclusion in the statement, I wud assume that the conclusion wud be provided in the statement (hence A).

If they asked us to find the conclusion from the statement or make an inference, then I wud have gone with B.

Thoughts? Whats the OA?
30 Apr 2006, 18:39
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