Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 23 May 2017, 01:21

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Science Academy study: It has been demonstrated that with

Author Message
Director
Joined: 20 Apr 2005
Posts: 584
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 226 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

18 Jun 2005, 09:07
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

26. Science Academy study: It has been demonstrated that with natural methods, some well-managed farms are able to reduce the amounts of synthetic fertilizer and pesticide and also of antibiotics they use without necessarily decreasing yields; in some cases yields can be increased.

Critics: Not so. The farms the academy selected to study were the ones that seemed most likely to be successful in using natural methods. What about the farmers who have tried such methods and failed?
Which one of the following is the most adequate evaluation of the logical force of the criticsâ€™ response?

(A) Success and failure in farming are rarely due only to luck, because farming is the management of chance occurrences.
(B) The critics show that the result of the study would have been different if twice as many farms had been studied.
(C) The critics assume without justification that the failures were not due to soil quality.
(D) The critics demonstrate that natural methods are not suitable for the majority of framers.
(E) The issue is only to show that something is possible, so it is not relevant whether the instances studied were representative.
Director
Joined: 05 Jan 2005
Posts: 558
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

21 Jun 2005, 04:43
(E). this did not receive a response.
Director
Joined: 11 Mar 2005
Posts: 718
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 66 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

21 Jun 2005, 11:13
E it is..

Only D and E seems relevant to the argument.

A - not relevant
B - can not be justified, would have been right if the study included failed farms.
C - Who knows??
D - critics dont say that. I think critics are more intersted in the results of the study rather than drawing a conclusion.
E - fits well here...
It shows that critics think that the study was done to produce results but the results can not be reprentative of the whole..
SVP
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 1805
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 154 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

21 Jun 2005, 17:36
Got E also with riteshgupta1's reasoning.
Senior Manager
Joined: 17 May 2005
Posts: 272
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

21 Jun 2005, 23:27
E is the closest ans
Director
Joined: 20 Apr 2005
Posts: 584
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 226 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

23 Jun 2005, 07:41
The OA is E.
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
A recent study demonstrated that parents living with 3 06 Jun 2010, 05:56
Science Academy study: It has been demonstrated that with 6 08 Jun 2009, 08:38
A particular phenomenon has been observed in the 7 13 Jun 2009, 23:21
A particular phenomenon has been observed in the 3 09 Dec 2007, 13:57
Display posts from previous: Sort by