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stepan88 Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts
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Post Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:49 pm
I would go withe E, although it is posted that the right answer is A. Can't understand the logic for A

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The passage doesn't talk anything about religion hence my answer is E

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I wasn't confused with the answer choices i marked A but for a different reason than mentioned.


If there was disagreement about whether the difference was the ability to construct sentences, think symbolically, or create tools, at least there was broad agreement that there were intrinsic differences between human and animal intelligence. Debate centered on the question of what it was that made the human mind qualitatively different, and not whether it was qualitatively different at all.

The author agrees there is a difference whereas the answer choice mentions there is no essential difference. Though I got the answer right it was for a wrong reason, how can I train myself to judge what is required for the answer.

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The passage doesn't talk anything about religion hence my answer is E

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I wasn't confused with the answer choices i marked A but for a different reason than mentioned.


If there was disagreement about whether the difference was the ability to construct sentences, think symbolically, or create tools, at least there was broad agreement that there were intrinsic differences between human and animal intelligence. Debate centered on the question of what it was that made the human mind qualitatively different, and not whether it was qualitatively different at all.

The author agrees there is a difference whereas the answer choice mentions there is no essential difference. Though I got the answer right it was for a wrong reason, how can I train myself to judge what is required for the answer.

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Really touch and hard to comprehend..i read the passage twice but in vain.
My answer - C

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Here's my beef with this question:

Question E states "SOME scientific theories are consistent with fundamental religious doctrines." I recognize that when the article refers to creationist theory that refers to religion, but that's ONLY ONE EXAMPLE. For "SOME" to be correct, the article needs to mention more than one scientific theory that is consistent with a religious doctrine.

I would actually not have chosen E if it said "There is at least one scientific theory.... doctrine."

IMO, when people chose A because it's "too extreme" that's using the same logic to choose E... because SOME is more extreme than the ONE case listed here.

Did I miss something?

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Testimony to this tendency is that while the general population is inclined to believe that human abilities are the product of divine intervention or even, as some think

Right there, it mentions scientific theories may have been based on religious doctrines. Therefore E is wrong. A is correct because it's too radical an answer to be true.

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I will go with E

because its said "there is no essential difference between human and animal intelligence." it not said "There's no difference between human and animal intelligence"

If there was disagreement about whether the difference was the ability to construct sentences, think symbolically, or create tools, at least there was broad agreement that there were intrinsic differences between human and animal intelligence. Debate centered on the question of what it was that made the human mind qualitatively different, and not whether it was qualitatively different at all. Language-using apes have eroded that earlier notion and also exposed uncertainty over the proper definition of human intellectual abilities. The animal/human dichotomy that has guided our thinking about language has given the investigation of language a curious circularity. Starting with the assumption that there were no continuities between animal and human language, we have looked for evidence to support this assumption, and then used this evidence to justify the assumption.

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