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Environmentalist: The commissioner of the Fish and Game

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Environmentalist: The commissioner of the Fish and Game Authority would have the public believe that increases in the number of marine fish caught demonstrate that this resource is no longer endangered. This is a specious argument, as unsound as it would be to assert that the ever-increasing rate at which rain forests are being cut down demonstrates a lack of danger to that resource. The real cause of the increased fish-catch is a greater efficiency in using technologies that deplete resources.

The environmentalist's statements, if true, best support which of the following as a conclusion?

(A) The use of technology is the reason for the increasing encroachment of people on nature.
" On nature ". We do not know that yet. We have been only told about fishes in particular which is one part of nature.

(8) It is possible to determine how many fish are in the sea in some way other than by catching fish.
We are not concerned about how to count no. of fishes here.

(C) The proportion of marine fish that are caught is as high as the proportion of rain forest trees that are cut down each year.
[color=#ffff00]No real numbers have been given for the proportions to be compared.[/color]

(D) Modern technologies waste resources by catching inedible fish.
We can't really comment on that.

(E) Marine fish continue to be an endangered resource.
After all the POE, this statement is safe.
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Environmentalist: The commissioner of the Fish and Game Authority would have the public believe that increases in the number of marine fish caught demonstrate that this resource is no longer endangered. This is a specious argument, as unsound as it would be to assert that the ever-increasing rate at which rain forests are being cut down demonstrates a lack of danger to that resource. The real cause of the increased fish-catch is a greater efficiency in using technologies that deplete resources.

The environmentalist's statements, if true, best support which of the following as a conclusion?

(A) The use of technology is the reason for the increasing encroachment of people on nature.
(8) It is possible to determine how many fish are in the sea in some way other than by catching fish.
(C) The proportion of marine fish that are caught is as high as the proportion of rain forest trees that are cut down each year.
(D) Modern technologies waste resources by catching inedible fish.
(E) Marine fish continue to be an endangered resource.

According to the environmentalist, "increases in the number of marine fish caught" is because of "greater efficiency in using technologies that deplete resources", NOT "Marine fish is available in plenty"


Environmentalist conclude - "The real cause of the increased fish-catch is a greater efficiency in using technologies that deplete resources."

So, " Marine fish continue to be an endangered resource."

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Environmentalist: The commissioner of the Fish and Game Authority would have the public believe that increases in the number of marine fish caught demonstrate that this resource is no longer endangered. This is a specious argument, as unsound as it would be to assert that the ever-increasing rate at which rain forests are being cut down demonstrates a lack of danger to that resource. The real cause of the increased fish-catch is a greater efficiency in using technologies that deplete resources.

The environmentalist's statements, if true, best support which of the following as a conclusion?

(A) The use of technology is the reason for the increasing encroachment of people on nature. - Incorrect - Exaggerated Ans
(8) It is possible to determine how many fish are in the sea in some way other than by catching fish. - Incorrect - New info
(C) The proportion of marine fish that are caught is as high as the proportion of rain forest trees that are cut down each year. - Incorrect - Exaggerated Ans
(D) Modern technologies waste resources by catching inedible fish. Incorrect - New info
(E) Marine fish continue to be an endangered resource. - Correct - Combination Info: "resource is no longer endangered" + "This is a specious argument"
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Re: Environmentalist: The commissioner of the Fish and Game [#permalink]

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New post 22 Nov 2017, 16:49
stuck with A and E.
Details in the passage will distract test takers from the main points, so besides critical thinking, ignoring unimportant details is an useful skill.

"increases in the number of marine fish caught demonstrate that this resource is no longer endangered. This is a specious argument, as unsound " -> eliminate A.
Re: Environmentalist: The commissioner of the Fish and Game   [#permalink] 22 Nov 2017, 16:49

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