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Cryptzoology

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Often considered a branch of folklore studies, cryptzoology is the study of hidden or mythological animals such as the Yeti or the unicorn. However, cryptzoologists use methods more akin to the field of zoology to seek evidence to existence of such creatures, rather than study the legends formed around the creatures in human societies. Therefore, cryptozoology should not be classified as a branch of folklore studies.

The above conclusion is properly drawn if which of the following is assumed?

    A) Unequivocal proof of the existence of the Yeti and the unicorn has been found.
    B) Cryptzoology is studied in prestigious universities all over the world.
    C) Folklorists investigate the legends themselves rather than try to prove them to be real.
    D) Some cryptzoologists are acclaimed anthropologists and folklorists.
    E) Folklorists often shy away from fieldwork.



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IMO C. If that is correct..I can try to explain my reasoning.

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IMO C. If that is correct..I can try to explain my reasoning.
C is is the OA. Please explain the reasoning Smile

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I originally missed option E) Smile - Just added it to the question. Sorry Sad

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A) Unequivocal proof of the existence of the Yeti and the unicorn has been found. - Irrelevant
B) Cryptzoology is studied in prestigious universities all over the world. Irrelevant, how does it matter who is studying what
C) Folklorists investigate the legends themselves rather than try to prove them to be real. Argument says since cypotzoologists does not study the legends formed around the creatures in human societies,cryptozoology should not be classified as a branch of folklore studies.
IN saying that he assume that folklorist study the legent

D) Some cryptzoologists are acclaimed anthropologists and folklorists. this,if it all, does strengthen the argument
E) Folklorists often shy away from fieldwork. out of scope....

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IMO C, 1 min 12 sec Very Happy

Folklorists investigate the legends themselves rather than try to prove them to be real. If this is assumed to be true, only then can you conclude that cryptozoology should not be classified as a branch of folklore studies, since cryptzoologists use methods more akin to the field of zoology to seek evidence to existence of such creatures.

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