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If the government increases its funding for civilian [#permalink] New post 08 May 2006, 10:52
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If the government increases its funding for civilian scientific research, private patrons and industries will believe that such research has become primarily the government’s responsibility. When they believe that research is no longer primarily their responsibility, private patrons and industries will decrease their contributions toward research. Therefore, in order to keep from depressing the overall level of funding for civilian scientific research, the government should not increase its own funding.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument relies?
(A) Governments should bear the majority of the financial burden of funding for civilian scientific research.
(B) Any increase in government funding would displace more private funding for civilian scientific research than it would provide.
(C) Private donations toward research are no longer welcomed by researchers whose work receives government funding.
(D) Civilian scientific research cannot be conducted efficiently with more than one source of funding.
(E) funding for civilian scientific research is currently at the highest possible level.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 May 2006, 11:08
B it is

The passage clearly asserts that the increase in goverment funding will lead to decrease in the overall level of funding for civilian scientific research
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 [#permalink] New post 08 May 2006, 11:15
I think by POE, (A), (C), (D), (E) are eliminated so (B) should be correct
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 [#permalink] New post 08 May 2006, 20:57
Agreed with B.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 May 2006, 00:28
One more for B.

The increase in goverment funding will not be able to compensate for the decrease in civilian funding, thereby lowering the overall funding for civilian research .
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 [#permalink] New post 09 May 2006, 01:14
Yes, agree with B
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 [#permalink] New post 10 May 2006, 14:13
Would vote for B, though I am a little confused between E and B. Any 'E' supporters here?
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i concur with B [#permalink] New post 10 May 2006, 16:41
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I've noticed with POE, you can eliminate at least 2 answers every time. The adjectives in the conclusion are key to CR questions. They are dead giveaways for scope shifts.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 May 2006, 19:13
I'll also go for B.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 May 2006, 02:09
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Would vote for B, though I am a little confused between E and B. Any 'E' supporters here?


It cannot be E.
Try negating E. Suppose funding is not at its peak level. So what ?? Nothing happens.

The argument is about depressing the current level of funding , whatever it may be.
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