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HELP WITH THESE TWO LR QUESTIONS, PLEASE!
« on: October 31, 2007, 06:10:52 PM »
Is it just me that cannot figure why the answers to the following two stimuli are correct?


first one: people today place an especially high value on respect for others; yet, in their comedy acts, many of today's most popular comedians display blatant disrespect for others. But, when people fail to live up to the very ideals they hold in highest esteem, exaggeration of such failings often forms the basis of successful comedy. Thus, the current popularity of comedians who display disrespect in their acts is hardly suprising.

the assumption depends on which of the following:
correct answer: People who value an idea especially highly do not always succeed in living up to this ideal.

2. Brown dwarfs- dim red stars that are too cool to burn hydrogen- are very similar in appearance tp red dwarf stars, which are just hot enough to burn hydrogen. Stars, when first formed, contain substantial amounts of the element lithium. All stars but the coolest of the brown dwarfs are hot enough to destroy lithium completely by converting it to lithium. Accordingly, any star found that contains no lithium is not one of these collest brown dwarfs.

question: the argument depends on assuming which of the following?

correct answer: None of the coolest brown dwarfs has ever been hot enough to destroy lithium.

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Re: HELP WITH THESE TWO LR QUESTIONS, PLEASE!
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2007, 06:36:20 PM »
Is it just me that cannot figure why the answers to the following two stimuli are correct?


first one: people today place an especially high value on respect for others; yet, in their comedy acts, many of today's most popular comedians display blatant disrespect for others. But, when people fail to live up to the very ideals they hold in highest esteem, exaggeration of such failings often forms the basis of successful comedy. Thus, the current popularity of comedians who display disrespect in their acts is hardly suprising.

the assumption depends on which of the following:
correct answer: People who value an idea especially highly do not always succeed in living up to this ideal.
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You have fact A: People laugh at high ideals they hold when don't live up to them
B: disrespectful successful comedians

Ans essentially says enough people fail their ideals for comedians to succeed in disrespecting them.

2. Brown dwarfs- dim red stars that are too cool to burn hydrogen- are very similar in appearance tp red dwarf stars, which are just hot enough to burn hydrogen. Stars, when first formed, contain substantial amounts of the element lithium. All stars but the coolest of the brown dwarfs are hot enough to destroy lithium completely by converting it to lithium. Accordingly, any star found that contains no lithium is not one of these collest brown dwarfs.

question: the argument depends on assuming which of the following?

correct answer: None of the coolest brown dwarfs has ever been hot enough to destroy lithium.

Any is the key word. The hydrogen portion is irrelevant - red herring.


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Re: HELP WITH THESE TWO LR QUESTIONS, PLEASE!
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2007, 06:49:44 PM »
Is it just me that cannot figure why the answers to the following two stimuli are correct?


first one: people today place an especially high value on respect for others; yet, in their comedy acts, many of today's most popular comedians display blatant disrespect for others. But, when people fail to live up to the very ideals they hold in highest esteem, exaggeration of such failings often forms the basis of successful comedy. Thus, the current popularity of comedians who display disrespect in their acts is hardly suprising.

the assumption depends on which of the following:
correct answer: People who value an idea especially highly do not always succeed in living up to this ideal.
Quote

You have fact A: People laugh at high ideals they hold when don't live up to them
B: disrespectful successful comedians

Ans essentially says enough people fail their ideals for comedians to succeed in disrespecting them.

2. Brown dwarfs- dim red stars that are too cool to burn hydrogen- are very similar in appearance tp red dwarf stars, which are just hot enough to burn hydrogen. Stars, when first formed, contain substantial amounts of the element lithium. All stars but the coolest of the brown dwarfs are hot enough to destroy lithium completely by converting it to lithium. Accordingly, any star found that contains no lithium is not one of these collest brown dwarfs.

question: the argument depends on assuming which of the following?

correct answer: None of the coolest brown dwarfs has ever been hot enough to destroy lithium.

Any is the key word. The hydrogen portion is irrelevant - red herring.



is the argument sort of doing an incorrect reversal?? by assuming that if you don't have lithium, you are not a "coolest brown dwarf"?  and is TCR basically warding off the potential objection that there could have been a point in the past when these coolest brown dwarves WERE hot enough, and did in fact destroy lithium, but are just no longer that hot to do it anymore?

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Re: HELP WITH THESE TWO LR QUESTIONS, PLEASE!
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2007, 07:16:47 PM »
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