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Re: A new center celebrating all religions is to be built in Dawn City. Si [#permalink]
CONCLUSION - Architect avoided the statues of men and women so that no one is offended

PRE THINKING -

IN WHAT SCENARIO Architect did not avoid the statues of men and women?

GIVEN -

1) New center hall is being built to celebrate all religions
2) Statues of human beings are considered blasphemous in some religions

FALSIFICATION QUESTION - Statues are required in some religions
ASSUMPTION - Human statues are not required in any religion

ANSWER CHOICE ANALYSIS -

A) Objectionable statues not talked about in the argument
B) Statues of both men and women are considered, no distinction in the argument
C) CORRECT - Inline with our assumption
D) Inappropriateness not talked in the passage
E) Statues of animals not talked about in the passage
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Re: A new center celebrating all religions is to be built in Dawn City. Si [#permalink]
Premise:
In certain religions, human depict statues are considered blasphemous

Conclusion: if human depict statues are no included, no-one will be offended.

The author assumed that no-one will be offended with not including the statues in the center. In other words, statues are not important for the religions that actually uses them, so that religions will not be offended by the absence of the statues.

A. All statues may be found objectionable by some people.
Some people does not mean all people, and also we are talking about religions, not people in general.

B. Not only statues of men but also statues of women may be found to be objectionable by some people.
the argument only mentioned man and women statues, and again people is not the same as religions

C. Statues of human beings are not essential to the worship of any religion.
This is one reason why some religions would be offended. Accurate

D. The inappropriateness of statues is discussed at length in many scriptures.
out of scope

E. Some religions incorporate statues of animals in their ritual.
out of scope

Let me now if i'm wrong :)
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Re: A new center celebrating all religions is to be built in Dawn City. Si [#permalink]
Option C: Statues of human beings are not essential to the worship of any religion.

However, assumption mentions "any" religion. That can be considered extreme.

If it is considered blasphemous in certain religion = in some other religions statues of men or women is not considered blasphemous.

How will this justify that human beings are not essential to worship in any religion.

And also, argument is about certain religions considering worship of men or women as blasphemous, not if it is essential or not.

So OA should be "B".
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