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Council member P: Alarmists are those who see an
instance of pollution and exaggerate its
significance into a major character fault of
society. Such alarmists fail to distinguish the
incident and the behavior that caused it from the
disposition of people not to pollute.
Council member Q: To think that there is a lot of
pollution based on the discovery of a serious
single instance of pollution is simply an
application of the widely accepted principle that
actions tend to follow the path of least resistance,
and it is surely easier to pollute than not to
pollute.
Council members P and Q disagree over whether
(A) pollution should be considered a problem
(B) actions tend to follow the path of least
resistance
(C) people are responsible for pollution
(D) people can change their behavior and not pollute
(E) people are inclined to pollute
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Looks like E - disposition is at issue.
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Councillor A says: The entire society cant be at fault because of 1 instance of pollution. Just as a few people tend to pollute ,so too some people tend not to pollute.
Councillor B says : It can be said that there is a lot of pollution because of 1 instance , because its easire for people to pollute
Can someone confirm my interpretation ?
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the answer is E and took 2:01 minutes to get the answer. i need to work on the timing .
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vjsharma25 wrote:
Council member P: Alarmists are those who see an
instance of pollution and exaggerate its
significance into a major character fault of
society. Such alarmists fail to distinguish the
incident and the behavior that caused it from the
disposition of people not to pollute.
Council member Q: To think that there is a lot of
pollution based on the discovery of a serious
single instance of pollution is simply an
application of the widely accepted principle that
actions tend to follow the path of least resistance,
and it is surely easier to pollute than not to
pollute.
Council members P and Q disagree over whether
(A) pollution should be considered a problem
(B) actions tend to follow the path of least
resistance
(C) people are responsible for pollution
(D) people can change their behavior and not pollute
(E) people are inclined to pollute


Can someone explain this qstn stimulus
Such a difficult phrasing of stimulus fails me to choose correct answer. :(
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Re: Council member P: Alarmists are those who see an instance of [#permalink]

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New post 05 Mar 2017, 06:43
P says that People do pollute. Q does not contest this fact and hence C is out.

Also, Q does not state anything to change the behaviour of the people so D is out. Instead, Q discusses why people are inclined to pollute.

Hence E
Re: Council member P: Alarmists are those who see an instance of   [#permalink] 05 Mar 2017, 06:43
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