The proper way to plan

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The proper way to plan

by madhur_ahuja » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:10 pm
The proper way to plan a scientific project is first to decide its goal and then to plan the best way to accomplish that goal. The United States space station project does not conform to this ideal. When the Cold War ended, the project lost its original purpose, so another purpose was quickly grafted onto the project, that of conducting limited-gravity experiments, even though such experiments can be done in an alternative way. It is, therefore, abundantly clear that the space station should not be built.

The reasoning in the argument is flawed because the argument

(A) attacks the proponents of a claim rather than arguing against the claim itself

(B) presupposes what it sets out to prove

(C) faults planners for not foreseeing a certain event, when in fact that event was not foreseeable

(D) contains statements that lead to a self-contradiction

(E) concludes that a shortcoming is fatal, having produced evidence only of the existence of that shortcoming

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by urs_maverick » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:53 am
IMO B since its assumes "The proper way to plan a scientific project is first to decide its goal and then to plan the best way to accomplish that goal" without providing any evidence for it

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by life is a test » Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:08 am
between B and D, I am more inclined towards D since the passage criticises what was earlier defined as a logical plan (i.e. one that has goals set out first).

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by krisraam » Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:41 am
IMO B.

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by riteshbindal » Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:45 am
imo D

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by arorag » Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:51 am
I am With E, Expt of gravity can be done in other "BEST" way but they are not doing.....BUt this can't be reason for not building

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by gmat_dest » Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:10 am
The more I read, the better I feel about E.

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Re: The proper way to plan

by shahdevine » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:04 am
madhur_ahuja wrote:The proper way to plan a scientific project is first to decide its goal and then to plan the best way to accomplish that goal. The United States space station project does not conform to this ideal. When the Cold War ended, the project lost its original purpose, so another purpose was quickly grafted onto the project, that of conducting limited-gravity experiments, even though such experiments can be done in an alternative way. It is, therefore, abundantly clear that the space station should not be built.

The reasoning in the argument is flawed because the argument

(A) attacks the proponents of a claim rather than arguing against the claim itself

(B) presupposes what it sets out to prove

(C) faults planners for not foreseeing a certain event, when in fact that event was not foreseeable

(D) contains statements that lead to a self-contradiction

(E) concludes that a shortcoming is fatal, having produced evidence only of the existence of that shortcoming
b...i was going to go e...what's oa?

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Re: The proper way to plan

by ogbeni » Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:58 pm
madhur_ahuja wrote:The proper way to plan a scientific project is first to decide its goal and then to plan the best way to accomplish that goal. The United States space station project does not conform to this ideal. When the Cold War ended, the project lost its original purpose, so another purpose was quickly grafted onto the project, that of conducting limited-gravity experiments, even though such experiments can be done in an alternative way. It is, therefore, abundantly clear that the space station should not be built.

The reasoning in the argument is flawed because the argument
This is definitely B because if you look the stimulus the structure goes:

Premise 1: The proper way to plan a scientific project is to first decide its goal and then plan the best way to accomplish that goal
Premise 2:When the Cold War ended, the project lost its original purpose, so another purpose was quickly grafted onto the project, that of conducting limited-gravity experiments, even though such experiments can be done in an alternative way.
Conclusion:It is, therefore, abundantly clear that the space station should not be built.

Note that the argument does not provide any evidence that demonstrates that the alternate way is better than the space station. Therefore, the conclusion does not logically tell us any thing new hence the choice of

[spoiler](B) presupposes what it sets out to prove [/spoiler]

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by mehravikas » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:27 pm
IMO - B

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by perfectstranger » Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:03 am
OE is E I've get this from test magic
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by kris77 » Sun May 15, 2016 3:26 pm
I would go with option B as the correct option