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LR – Ghosts

It has not been scientifically proven that ghosts do not exist. Furthermore, since there have been several failed attempts to produce such a proof, whether through scientific experiments or through close observation, one must conclude that ghosts are in fact real.

The reasoning is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the argument

A. Takes for granted that the number of unsuccessful attempts to prove a claim is the only factor relevant to whether one should accept that claim.
B. Overlooks the possibility that some of the scientific experiments mentioned reached inaccurate conclusions
C. Takes for granted that the fact that a claim has not been demonstrated to be false establishes that it is true
D. Takes for granted that there is no scientific way to determine whether ghosts are real or not
E. Overlooks the possibility that the scientific experiments were poorly conducted

Answer
CORRECT ANSWER: C
EXPLANATION: Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

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