bound wrote:Okay. LR 1 on PT 72 - how in the world is the answer B?! If anything, B weakens it to me. If most products would be purchased EVEN WITHOUT the direct mail advertisements, then uhhhhhhh why the hell would they be necessary??
ugh. i hate this damn test. the next week cannot come fast enough.
Q25 I assume? I think that the idea is that that's just the point - these advertisements are not necessary if B is true, and thus the objection to direct mail advertisements, viz., that these are somehow bad for the environment, fails. IT fails because it doesn't even make people buy more shit, so how could they have a detrimental effect on the environment? (The background assumption is that the causal mechanism by way of which they have this detrimental effect is through getting people to buy shit, or otherwise the whole thing makes zero sense.) As the point of the argument is that the objection to direct mail advertisement fails, B strengthens the argument.
I agree that this is a ridiculous question.