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Human beings have cognitive faculties that are superior to those of other animals, and once humans become aware of these, they cannot be made happy by anything that does not involve gratification of these faculties.

Which one of the following statements, if true, most calls into question the view above?

(A) Certain animals-dolphins and chimpanzees, for example-appear to be capable of rational communication.
(B) Many people familiar both with intellectual stimulation and with physical pleasures enjoy the latter more.
(C) Someone who never experienced classical music as a child will usually prefer popular music as an adult.
(D) Many people who are serious athletes consider themselves to be happy.
(E) Many people who are serious athletes love gourmet food.
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Human beings have cognitive faculties that are superior to those of other animals, and once humans become aware of these, they cannot be made happy by anything that does not involve gratification of these faculties.

Which one of the following statements, if true, most calls into question the view above?

(A) Certain animals-dolphins and chimpanzees, for example-appear to be capable of rational communication.
(B) Many people familiar both with intellectual stimulation and with physical pleasures enjoy the latter more.
(C) Someone who never experienced classical music as a child will usually prefer popular music as an adult.
(D) Many people who are serious athletes consider themselves to be happy.
(E) Many people who are serious athletes love gourmet food.



All the answer choices except (B) are out of scope...


Incorrect portions are highlighted in RED only (B) attacks the reasoning / weakens the conclusion...
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Wow!!
I had a tough time with this question..

I picked choice B ; here is why I did that. But before that, what is our goal with a weaken question? We need to go opposite to the conclusion.
Let us look at the conclusion:-- "and once humans become aware of these (cognitive things), they cannot be made happy by anything that does not involve gratification of these faculties."

So now we need to find something that doesn't gives gratitication to cognitive things but still makes people happy. Cognitive is related to brain/intellectual capabilities.

Choice B : Even though people are aware of both intellectual stimulation and physical stimulation, physical stimulation gives pleasure.
there we go! It weakens the conclusion
Other choices are irrelevant

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B) Many people familiar both with intellectual stimulation and with physical pleasures enjoy the latter more

above means many people enjoy physical pleasure which do not involve cognitive faculties more than intellectual simulation.

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New post 30 Oct 2017, 10:58
I hardly think this is an official gmat question. Nevertheless, the pattern in B is quite obvious.
C,D,E are out of scope.

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