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Reading Comprehension - Worked Examples

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Inferences about info | Law passage | Cosmic Justice

Reading Comprehension - Worked Examples

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cos such a most strongly supports which one of the following inferences regarding the example of the murderer and passage be okay so what would passage a support regarding the example of the murderer in passage be so the murderer might have had a traumatic childhood but cosmic justice says yeah we should take that into account and it should mitigate the punishment if that murderers childhood was you know so traumatic that you know it's not really you know the murderers fault but what does passage a most strongly support passage a just tells us about what cosmic justice is and said look Seoul says the cosmic justice is not something that we should attempt because you know the judge and jury can't know everything and shouldn't even try to know everything so before we look at our choices we really do need to lock down in our hands the sort of thing that we're looking for in the choices because if we start looking the choices one by one and go down those little rabbit holes to try to figure out which one might work comparing you know each choice to passage a we're going to end up taking a lot of time time that we don't have time that is better spent working on other questions so it's definitely worth your while to get an idea of what you want to try to make a prediction the sort of thing you're looking for before you start looking so all the passage a says again is you know what cosmic justice is and that we should not attempt cosmic justice because we cannot know everything okay so that's we're looking for let's look at the choices now a from the perspective of cosmic justice the murderer cannot be considered responsible for his crime well passage a says that the human beings aren't able to determine you know what is cosmically just so they're pastors doesn't really support a claim like this let's cross it out B once the jury has convicted the murderer the judge should be permitted substantial discretion in determining his punishments so the judge should be given discretion I mean no cosmic justice does not work and so you know this discretion is not really what we're looking for definitely move on you know the judge and jury should not attempt to mitigate things because cosmic justice is not desirable see recognition of our common human phal ability should lead us to error in the direction of leniency toward the murderer passage as does recognize human fallibility or certainly humanity's inability to know everything but this passage a say that because of that you know we should err in the direction of leniency that has that literally wasn't mentioned so that's not really we're looking for D the extent if any to which the murderers culpability is mitigated by us childhood okay is beyond the ability of any judge or jury to determine so we cannot know you know it's beyond our ability we are not omniscient that is what passage a is all about D is looking really good let's check at E the murderous childhood must be presumed to have been without influence upon his criminal behavior I'm not sure either passage says that you know we should presume that it had no influence the argument against cosmic justice says that we cannot know what that influence is and it should not affect the way the justice is served according to the process of justice which is what Thomas solo is recommending that we focus on so that humans try to render justice that way but nothing stated about presuming that there was no influence he is wrong he looks really good we should just choose it and move on and we have figured out good reasons why these other choices are not correct