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# Why save endangered species? For the general public, endange

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Why save endangered species? For the general public, endange [#permalink]  29 Jun 2019, 11:43
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Why save endangered species? For the general public, endangered species appear to be little more than biological oddities. A very different perception is gained from considering the issue of extinction in a wider context. The important point is that many major social advances have been made on the basis of life forms whose worth would never have been perceived in advance. Consider the impact of rubber-producing plants on contemporary life and industry: approximately two-thirds of the world's rubber supply comes from rubber-producing plants and is made into objects as diverse as rubber washers and rubber boots.
23. The author's point is made chiefly by

(A) acknowledging the validity of two opposing points of view
(B) appealing to the emotions of the audience rather than to their intellects
(C) suggesting a useful perspective for viewing the question raised at the beginning of the passage
(D) trying to discredit the view of an opponent without presenting an alternative hypothesis
(E) generalizing from similar to dissimilar cases

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C

24. All of the following facts could be used as illustrative examples in addition to the example of rubber-producing plants EXCEPT:

(A) The discovery of the vaccine for smallpox resulted from observing the effect of the cowpox virus on the hands of dairy workers.
(B) The major source of our pharmaceutical supplies is plants, some of them commonly thought of as weeds.
(C) Certain antibiotics were originally derived from mold growing on cantaloupe.
(D) Plastic is a unique product derived from petroleum and petroleum by-products.
(E) Hamsters and other rodents have played an important role in laboratory tests of medicine for use on humans.

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D

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Re: Why save endangered species? For the general public, endange [#permalink]  29 Jun 2019, 14:39
I need an explanation to question 25. I chose B as the answer since we were told to pick a statement that contradicts the information given
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Re: Why save endangered species? For the general public, endange [#permalink]  30 Jun 2019, 01:06
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Sorry Sir,

question 25 was actually NOT part of the passage itself.

The question is discussed here. https://greprepclub.com/forum/in-the-un ... -1936.html

Ask if you do need further assistance

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Re: Why save endangered species? For the general public, endange [#permalink]  04 Jul 2019, 07:35
Can anyone shed a clue on the question 24?
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Re: Why save endangered species? For the general public, endange [#permalink]  04 Jul 2019, 09:54
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This is an except question, which means that the right answer choice is that not mentioned in the passage.

All the others are similar to the example we do have: we made discoveries (antibiotics, vaccines, and so forth) from other fields or in a weird way that we didnt expect.

D is the only that just repeats in its own word what we do know already. It is not influent.

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