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# History provides many examples of technological innovations being stro

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

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05 Mar 2019, 08:18
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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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