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Even in a democracy, it is necessary to restrict the [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2008, 04:43
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Even in a democracy, it is necessary to restrict the dissemination of advanced technological knowledge that is of commercial or national-security value. Dissemination to certain countries, those that are or will be competitors or enemies, should be selectively prohibited. There must, however, be free exchange of scientific information.
In order to act in accordance with the position above, it would be necessary to be able to rely on each of the following EXCEPT:
(A) It is possible to distinguish with confidence, despite any changes in the international environment, friendly or noncompetitive from hostile or competitive nations.
(B) In a democracy, it is not necessary that the public have detailed knowledge of the country’s advanced technology in order, for example, to make informed decisions about the direction public policy should take.
(C) In most fields of science, basic scientific research is further advanced in countries that are democracies than in countries that are not democracies.
(D) In each field of science, it is possible to distinguish scientific information from advanced technological knowledge that is of commercial or national-security value.
(E) In cases where a company that use advanced technology is a multinational organization, it is possible to keep information about the technology from being passed across designated national boundaries.

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Re: CR [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2008, 05:25
This is an EXCEPT question and asking "In order to act in accordance with the position above" basically which of following can be inferred from the passage and the one that cannot be inferred is answer.

(A) It is possible to distinguish with confidence, despite any changes in the international environment, friendly or noncompetitive from hostile or competitive nations.
Passage says "Dissemination to certain countries, those that are or will be competitors or enemies", which implies countries are able to distinguish competitors or enemies.

(B) In a democracy, it is not necessary that the public have detailed knowledge of the country’s advanced technology in order, for example, to make informed decisions about the direction public policy should take.
This is not discussed in passage. So this sentence can be a contender.

(C) In most fields of science, basic scientific research is further advanced in countries that are democracies than in countries that are not democracies.
This is not discussed in passage. So this sentence can be a contender as well.

(D) In each field of science, it is possible to distinguish scientific information from advanced technological knowledge that is of commercial or national-security value.
Passage says "it is necessary to restrict the dissemination of advanced technological knowledge that is of commercial or national-security value", which implies there is a possible segregation.

(E) In cases where a company that use advanced technology is a multinational organization, it is possible to keep information about the technology from being passed across designated national boundaries.
As passage says "o restrict the dissemination of advanced technological knowledge that is of commercial or national-security value", so a MNC operating in one country has to follow the laws of the land. Therefore it cannot transfer information from one country to another if the information is restricted.

Between B and C, I will go with C.
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Re: CR [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2008, 07:22
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Even in a democracy, it is necessary to restrict the dissemination of advanced technological knowledge that is of commercial or national-security value. Dissemination to certain countries, those that are or will be competitors or enemies, should be selectively prohibited. There must, however, be free exchange of scientific information.
In order to act in accordance with the position above, it would be necessary to be able to rely on each of the following EXCEPT:
(A) It is possible to distinguish with confidence, despite any changes in the international environment, friendly or noncompetitive from hostile or competitive nations.
(B) In a democracy, it is not necessary that the public have detailed knowledge of the country’s advanced technology in order, for example, to make informed decisions about the direction public policy should take.
(C) In most fields of science, basic scientific research is further advanced in countries that are democracies than in countries that are not democracies.
(D) In each field of science, it is possible to distinguish scientific information from advanced technological knowledge that is of commercial or national-security value.
(E) In cases where a company that use advanced technology is a multinational organization, it is possible to keep information about the technology from being passed across designated national boundaries.

Please explain as well!!


I am also stuck btwn B and C.

C makes less sense to me so I will go for it as well.
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Re: CR [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2008, 07:36
I feel B is the correct choice..

B is irrelevant..

however C says its a democracy therefor it is implied that there will be free exchange of information..it is relevant to the argument..
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Re: CR [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2008, 08:08
B can still hold good as it talks about certain area like how the mentioned statements are area of concern for the governments but not for common public.

but C is totally out of scope

(C) In most fields of science, basic scientific research is further advanced in countries that are democracies than in countries that are not democracies.
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Re: CR [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2008, 09:57
C..
it is out of scope

If you restate the question to 'it would be necessary to be able to rely on each of the following assumption, EXCEPT
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Re: CR [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2008, 09:37
C. it matters nothing according the passage. for sure!
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