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Scientists often study modern-day primates in an attempt to better understand the behavior and lifestyle of their now-extinct primate ancestors. This is a questionable technique, however, as primate groups have not always been exposed to the same types of external stimuli. Most primates now being observed have been seriously impacted by the loss of their former habitat due to deforestation.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the argument above?

(A) By studying the response of a primate group to any external factors, scientists can better predict how other primates would respond to different stimuli.

(B) Primates from different regions tend to show more variation in behavior than do primates from the same geographical area.

(C) Primate behavior is extremely complex and thus difficult to fully understand.

(D) Many scientists who study modern-day primates are not concerned with the behavior of extinct primate groups.

(E) Even those modern-day primate groups that have not been affected by habitat loss are still thought to be quite different from extinct primate groups.

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How did we link a primitive group - in answer choice to modern day or now existent primitive ancestors here?
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Scientists often study modern-day primates in an attempt to better understand the behavior and lifestyle of their now-extinct primate ancestors. This is a questionable technique, however, as primate groups have not always been exposed to the same types of external stimuli. Most primates now being observed have been seriously impacted by the loss of their former habitat due to deforestation.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the argument above?

(A) By studying the response of a primate group to any external factors, scientists can better predict how other primates would respond to different stimuli.

(B) Primates from different regions tend to show more variation in behavior than do primates from the same geographical area.

(C) Primate behavior is extremely complex and thus difficult to fully understand.

(D) Many scientists who study modern-day primates are not concerned with the behavior of extinct primate groups.

(E) Even those modern-day primate groups that have not been affected by habitat loss are still thought to be quite different from extinct primate groups.

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This is a questionable technique, however, as primate groups have not always been exposed to the same types of external stimuli.
Here author seems to assume that different types of external stimuli is the main reason of why the technique is questionable.
A directly attacks this assumption by stating that different types of external factors are actually helpful in predicting how primates would respond to different stimuli.
B This is plain out of scope; it's just explaining that how geographical differences correspond to different external factors.
C Incorrect; does not provide any information to evaluate the argument.
D Incorrect; clearly stated in the argument that scientists study modern-day primates in an attempt to better understand the behavior of their now-extinct primate ancestors.
E Incorrect; does not provide any information to evaluate the argument.

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