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A television news network has recently been criticized for failing to give as much time to individuals who do not believe climate change is occurring as they do to scientists who believe climate change is occurring, even though the network does give equal time to all sides of the debates over immigration, tax reform, and gun policy. The network claims that they only give equal time to both sides of a debate when one side cannot be definitively proven by existing scientific research.

Which of the following can be correctly inferred from the information given above?

A. The television news network believes that it is important to avoid debate on scientific discoveries.
B. There are no effective counter arguments against climate change that might sway viewers to believe that climate change is not occurring.
C. The television news network believes that the existence of climate change has been definitely proven by existing scientific research.
D. No individuals who spoke on the network and who did not believe climate change was occurring were scientists.
E. If the news network gave the same time it gave to scientists to individuals who don’t believe in climate change, it would increase its ratings.

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A television news network has recently been criticized for failing to give as much time to individuals who do not believe climate change is occurring as they do to scientists who believe climate change is occurring, even though the network does give equal time to all sides of the debates over immigration, tax reform, and gun policy. The network claims that they only give equal time to both sides of a debate when one side cannot be definitively proven by existing scientific research.

REASONING:-

A television news network gives equal time to both sides of debate over many other issues - BUT does not give equal timing to people in the debate who feel there is NO climate change vs others who believe otherwise - equal time is given only if one side cannot be scientifically proved.


IMMEDIATE thought:-

LINK between equal time and definitively proven by scientific resreach
if in climate change equal time is not given MEANS one side can be proven scientifically


Which of the following can be correctly inferred from the information given above?

A. The television news network believes that it is important to avoid debate on scientific discoveries.
the para does not mention about avoiding debate

B. There are no effective counter arguments against climate change that might sway viewers to believe that climate change is not occurring.
Point is not about limitations of counter arguments but equal time in a debate

C. The television news network believes that the existence of climate change has been definitely proven by existing scientific research.
YES, now this does connect the link between less time to those believing no climate change is occurring and proven by scientific research

D. No individuals who spoke on the network and who did not believe climate change was occurring were scientists.
Point is not about being scientist but about less time to one set of people on a debate

E. If the news network gave the same time it gave to scientists to individuals who don’t believe in climate change, it would increase its ratings.
Again out of context

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A television news network has recently been criticized for failing to give as much time to individuals who do not believe climate change is occurring as they do to scientists who believe climate change is occurring, even though the network does give equal time to all sides of the debates over immigration, tax reform, and gun policy. The network claims that they only give equal time to both sides of a debate when one side cannot be definitively proven by existing scientific research.

Which of the following can be correctly inferred from the information given above?

A. The television news network believes that it is important to avoid debate on scientific discoveries.
B. There are no effective counter arguments against climate change that might sway viewers to believe that climate change is not occurring.
C. The television news network believes that the existence of climate change has been definitely proven by existing scientific research.
D. No individuals who spoke on the network and who did not believe climate change was occurring were scientists.
E. If the news network gave the same time it gave to scientists to individuals who don’t believe in climate change, it would increase its ratings.


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Whenever you are asked to make an inference from an argument presented on the GMAT, remember that inferences don't need to be interesting or surprising - they only need to be guaranteed.

The argument here states that a television network has been criticized for not giving as much time to climate change deniers as it does to those who believe in climate change even though they do give equal time to all sides of the debates surrounding other issues like tax reform and immigration. The network claims that this is because they only give equal time if one side of the debate cannot be definitively proven by science.

Since the network does not give equal time to both sides of the climate change debate, that means that people at the network believe that it fits the exception given and that one side (the side that believes in climate change) has been definitively proven by science, which matches answer choice (C).

Among the other answers, (A) can be discarded because while the network does not give equal time for all sides of the debate in some cases, it does not provide a blanket dismissal of debating all scientific discovery. Choice (B) can be eliminated since while the network believes the science has been settled, this is not the same thing as claiming that no one will be swayed by the arguments against climate change. Choice (D) is a bit harder to eliminate since the stimulus tells you that the people who believe that climate change is occurring are scientists, but it doesn't specifically say that the individuals who don't believe in climate change aren't scientists, so (D) can be eliminated. Choice (E) can also be eliminated since even though some people criticize the network for its current policy, it is unknown how a change in policy would affect overall criticism of the network (and in turn how that would effect ratings).
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Bunuel wrote:
A television news network has recently been criticized for failing to give as much time to individuals who do not believe climate change is occurring as they do to scientists who believe climate change is occurring, even though the network does give equal time to all sides of the debates over immigration, tax reform, and gun policy. The network claims that they only give equal time to both sides of a debate when one side cannot be definitively proven by existing scientific research.

Which of the following can be correctly inferred from the information given above?

A. The television news network believes that it is important to avoid debate on scientific discoveries.
B. There are no effective counter arguments against climate change that might sway viewers to believe that climate change is not occurring.
C. The television news network believes that the existence of climate change has been definitely proven by existing scientific research.
D. No individuals who spoke on the network and who did not believe climate change was occurring were scientists.
E. If the news network gave the same time it gave to scientists to individuals who don’t believe in climate change, it would increase its ratings.



Question Type: Inference

Premise 1: Unequal TV time for two groups, 1) individuals who do not believe in Climate change & 2) Scientists who believe Climate change

Premise 2: The Network gives equal time only if either of the side cannot be proven by Scientific research

Analysis: The Network would have given equal TV time, if either side was not proven by Scientific research. Since the time given is Unequal, we can infer from the argument that either Individuals who believe in No Climate change have Scientific proof of it or the Scientists who believe in Climate change have Scientific proof of it.


Choice C is correct, as it directly confirms that Scientists have scientific proof for climate change.


Answer C.



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