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October 2002 LSAT
Loggerhead turtles live and breed in distinct groups, of which some are in the Pacific Ocean and some are in the Atla...
on October 15, 2017
on October 16, 2017
Hi @JayDee8732. This is a Weaken question.
The stimulus presents an argument, as follows:
P: Loggerhead turtles live and breed in distinct groups, some Pacific and some Atlantic.
P: 95% of the DNA samples taken from Baja turtles match those taken from turtles at Japanese nesting sites.
C: This evidence suggests that juvenile Pacific loggerheads that feed near Baja hatch in Japanese waters 10,000 km away.
Answer choice (D) weakens this argument by stating that 95% of the DNA samples taken from the Baja turtles match those taken from Atlantic loggerhead turtles. If this is true, then the conclusion in the stimulus (about juvenile *Pacific* loggerhead turtles) is weakened.
Hope this helps!
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