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History provides many examples of technological innovations being strongly resisted by people whose working conditions without those innovations were miserable. This shows that social inertia is a more powerful determinant of human behavior than is the desire for comfort or safety.

Which one of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the reasoning in the argument?

(A) People correctly believe that technological innovations often cause job loss.
(B) People are often reluctant to take on new challenges.
(C) Some examples of technological innovation have been embraced by workers.
(D) People tend to adapt easily to gradually implemented technological innovations.
(E) People correctly believe that technological innovations almost always increase workers’ productivity.

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History provides many examples of technological innovations being strongly resisted by people whose working conditions without those innovations were miserable. This shows that social inertia is a more powerful determinant of human behavior than is the desire for comfort or safety.

Which one of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the reasoning in the argument?

Objective: To find an option that suggests that not social inertia but desire for comfort or safety is the major reason because of which people resist technological innovations.

(A) People correctly believe that technological innovations often cause job loss.

Correct. This option weakens the argument by stating that people resist technological innovation as they are worried for their job safety.

(B) People are often reluctant to take on new challenges.

Wrong. This option strengthens the argument.

(C) Some examples of technological innovation have been embraced by workers.

Wrong. This option is irrelevant as it presents situations in which technological innovations were not resisted by the people.


(D) People tend to adapt easily to gradually implemented technological innovations.

Wrong. This option is irrelevant as it presents situations in which technological innovations were not resisted by the people.


(E) People correctly believe that technological innovations almost always increase workers’ productivity.

Wrong. This option is irrelevant as we are not interested in worker's productivity.

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History provides many examples of technological innovations being strongly resisted by people whose working conditions without those innovations were miserable. This shows that social inertia is a more powerful determinant of human behavior than is the desire for comfort or safety.

Which one of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the reasoning in the argument?
(A) People correctly believe that technological innovations often cause job loss.
(B) People are often reluctant to take on new challenges.
(C) Some examples of technological innovation have been embraced by workers.
(D) People tend to adapt easily to gradually implemented technological innovations.
(E) People correctly believe that technological innovations almost always increase workers’ productivity.
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History provides many examples of technological innovations being strongly resisted by people whose working conditions without those innovations were miserable. This shows that social inertia is a more powerful determinant of human behavior than is the desire for comfort or safety.


Which one of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the reasoning in the argument?
(A) People correctly believe that technological innovations often cause job loss.
Correct - Take an example of computers. People initially had an idea somewhere in there mind that computers would be a cause for their job loss hence they resisted it. And they new that there life would be much easier if they used computers to work.

But the argument says that social inertia is a more powerful determinant of human behavior which is NOT the case, coz if someone thinks about Job safety then he/she do not takes into account OTHERS job so its not that they were socially united and resisted computers. And in fact, they knew that computers will make their life easier and comfortable.
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Merged topics. patto, please check for duplicates posts in the future.
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