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Humans' emotional tendencies are essentially unchanged from t

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Humans' emotional tendencies are essentially unchanged from those of the earliest members of our species. Accordingly, although technology makes possible a wider range of individual and societal choices than in centuries past, humans are generally unable to choose more wisely.

The argument depends on assuming which one of the following?

(A) Humans have undergone no significant changes since the origin of the species.
(B) Humans who make wise choices are generally in control of their emotions.
(C) Human history cannot make humans any wiser unless humans are emotionally disposed to heed the lessons of history.
(D) Regardless of the range of choices available to humans, they choose on the basis of their emotions alone.
(E) Humans would now be able to make wiser choices than in centuries past only if an essential change had taken place in humans' emotional dispositions.
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By POE,in between D and E.

D sounds more like an inference. but E is more related to conclusion.
E needs to be true for conclusion to stand. Hence it is a required assumption.

So E is the best answer.
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It is very difficult to distinguish between D & E. Can anyone help me out with the correct way to approach when such confusing options are available.
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Here's my analysis of D vs E

(D) Regardless of the range of choices available to humans, they choose on the basis of their emotions alone.
choices are based on emotions alone is TOO strong. The conclusion will hold even if humans primarily rely on emotions and use logic a bit as well.

(E) Humans would now be able to make wiser choices than in centuries past only if an essential change had taken place in humans' emotional dispositions.
This basically says that to make wiser decisions, human should have evolved emotionally. Notice the tone of the answer.
Negate: If Humans could make wiser choices without growing emotionally, the conclusion falls apart.

Answer: E
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It is very difficult to distinguish between D & E. Can anyone help me out with the correct way to approach when such confusing options are available.


when in doubt go for words : the alone in option D gives a red flag there could be other less important factors affecting wise decision
E is not worded strongly and hence the best bet
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Here's my analysis of D vs E

(D) Regardless of the range of choices available to humans, they choose on the basis of their emotions alone.
choices are based on emotions alone is TOO strong. The conclusion will hold even if humans primarily rely on emotions and use logic a bit as well.

(E) Humans would now be able to make wiser choices than in centuries past only if an essential change had taken place in humans' emotional dispositions.
This basically says that to make wiser decisions, human should have evolved emotionally. Notice the tone of the answer.
Negate: If Humans could make wiser choices without growing emotionally, the conclusion falls apart.

Answer: E


Got it .. We need not pick any "Too Strong" statements...
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New post 06 Sep 2018, 21:30
without assuming option D.. We cannot go to option E.Humans would now be able to make wiser choices than in centuries past only if an essential change had taken place in humans' emotional dispositions...my question is,where the basis that humans make wise decisions based on emotions.. we can say this only after assuming that humans make decisions on emotions, which is option D. I think option D is correct.
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