Studying for the LSAT / Re: If you post in this thread, you will get the score you want on the Oct LSAT.« on: October 01, 2008, 05:51:01 PM »
you sir are GROSS.
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For my first test, I took it in a lecture hall with the "foldable" desks. They covered about half my lap and were very low. It was pretty awful, and I'm the kind of person who is not easily bothered by atmosphere. I walked out with a cramped neck and back and generally a painful experience. (and a 168)
For my retake, we had big tables that sat two people to a table, I spread out all my paperwork, had my watch sitting in front of me, it was beautiful and lovely. (and resulted in a 176)
It's kind of a luck of the draw type of thing. (Both test sites were universities, so it wasn't a university vs. hotel situation)
We're told in the argument, that a nervous system is necessary for experiencing pain, so that is not an assumption (an unstated premise) on which the argument depends.
In the passage, we're told that we cannot mistreat plants. The reason why we cannot mistreat plants is because plants do not experience pain.
Let's say there were organisms that did not experience pain, but still could be mistreated. (The negation of choice "D") If there were organisms that did not experience plain but still could be mistreated, then it's no longer true that we can not mistreat plants simply because they do not experience pain. (The conclusion of the passage). A plant might be an organism that does not experience pain, but could still be mistreated.
In other words, for it to be true that we cannot mistreat plants simply because they do not experience pain, it also must be true that only organisms that experience pain can be mistreated.