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So did Senate Republicans, whose written dissent accuses Democrats of inaccuracies, sloppy analysis and cherry-picking evidence to reach a predetermined conclusion.
Paying scientists to find evidence for a predetermined conclusion is political hucksterism, not science.
Department of Education's actions hint at a flawed rule-making process with the sole goal of reaching a predetermined conclusion that may result in eliminating higher-education access and opportunity for millions of students based on the type of institution they attend.
The Times never allows a little thing like the reasoning behind the panel's decision and the Supreme Court's unwillingness to issue a stay at the request of pro-abortionists, to get in the way of its predetermined conclusion.
In fact this type of reasoning that quotes texts as a rationalization for a predetermined conclusion is akin to Kharijite mentality which greatly informs religious extremists' line of reasoning -- for instance, believing that certain verses in the Qur'an justify unprovoked violence against non-Muslim noncombatants.
Blaming the current situation in Zimbabwe on the International Monetary Fund, the European Union and various other Western organisations shows a great talent for twisting the facts to fit a predetermined conclusion, but has no connection with reality.
That said, when asked to make a prediction, 42% of all surveyed predicted Rafsanjani would be declared the winner of elections, indicating a perception of a predetermined conclusion.
4,) that the agency's inspector general charged "that the agency's senior management instructed staff members to arrive at a predetermined conclusion favoring industry when they prepared a proposed rule last year to reduce the amount of mercury emitted from coal-fired power plants.
Finally, asking patients to qualify characteristics as desirable or undesirable requires a value judgment, which may bias or lead patients to arrive at a predetermined conclusion.
He's marshaling evidence in support of a predetermined conclusion.
Robert Wilder, conservation director of the Pacific Whale Foundation, has observed that "the Final Environmental Impact Statement produced by the Navy glosses over very large gaps in our knowledge, and presents what seems more an advocacy piece aimed at justifying a predetermined conclusion.
The study appears to have a predetermined conclusion, justified by making the figures fit.