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Sociologist: Climate and geology determine where human industry can be established. Drastic shifts in climate always result in migrations, and migrations bring about the intermingling of ideas necessary for rapid advances in civilization.

The sociologist’s statements, if true, most strongly support which one of the following?

(A) Climate is the primary cause of migration
(B) All shifts in climate produce a net gain in human progress
(C) A population remains settles only where the climate is fairly stable.
(D) Populations settle in every place where human industry can be established
(E) Every migration is accompanied by rapid advances in civilization

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Originally posted by SudiptoGmat on 18 Feb 2010, 08:39.
Last edited by Gladiator59 on 29 Dec 2018, 23:15, edited 1 time in total.
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SudiptoGmat wrote:
Sociologist: Climate and geology determine where human industry can be
established . Drastic shifts in climate always result in migrations, and migrations
bring about the intermingling of ideas necessary for rapid advances in civilization.
The sociologist’s statements, if true, most strongly support which one of the
following?
(A) Climate is the primary cause of migration
(B) All shifts in climate produce a net gain in human progress
(C) A population remains settles only where the climate is fairly stable.
(D) Populations settle in every place where human industry can be established
(E) Every migrations accompanies by rapid advances in civilization


Ans. C

It is given "Drastic shifts in climate always result in migrations", so population settle if climate is stable.

A. incorrect -- C is more correct and climate is not the reason, to be more specific, shift in climate is the reason.
B. All shifts may not produce net gains, people may move away too
D. not true
E. not neccessarily!
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Even I was torn between C & E. I think wording of E is strong
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SudiptoGmat wrote:
Sociologist: Climate and geology determine where human industry can be
established . Drastic shifts in climate always result in migrations, and migrations
bring about the intermingling of ideas necessary for rapid advances in civilization.
The sociologist’s statements, if true, most strongly support which one of the
following?
(A) Climate is the primary cause of migration
(B) All shifts in climate produce a net gain in human progress
(C) A population remains settles only where the climate is fairly stable.
(D) Populations settle in every place where human industry can be established
(E) Every migrations accompanies by rapid advances in civilization


migrations bring about the intermingling of ideas necessary for rapid advances in civilization. So, E is not correct. Because E says rapid advances in civilization will happen for sure for migration.

C wins. C is the OA.
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New post 25 Feb 2010, 08:05
what is the source of this question? In C climate stable is very vague term. therefore, I eliminated the same. could you please let us know why D is wrong?
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New post 25 Feb 2010, 22:29
Sudipto, I've some problem to accept C
A population remains settles only where the climate is fairly stable.
I've problem for the word "Only"
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my pick ic (C).

Sociologist: Climate and geology determine where human industry can be
established . Drastic shifts in climate always result in migrations, and migrations
bring about the intermingling of ideas necessary for rapid advances in civilization.
The sociologist’s statements, if true, most strongly support which one of the
following?
(A) Climate is the primary cause of migration - the author did not say that...he says drastic shifts in climate result in migrations
(B) All shifts in climate produce a net gain in human progress - not mentioned in the paragraph
(C) A population remains settles only where the climate is fairly stable.
(D) Populations settle in every place where human industry can be established - migration of population can bring industries. the paragraph does not say that people go where industries are established
(E) Every migrations accompanies by rapid advances in civilization - too strong statement.
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New post 11 Jul 2011, 04:39
somehow i am not convinced with C..can anyone please help me understand this better..

I choose E..
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SudiptoGmat wrote:
Sociologist: Climate and geology determine where human industry can be
established . Drastic shifts in climate always result in migrations, and migrations
bring about the intermingling of ideas necessary for rapid advances in civilization.
The sociologist’s statements, if true, most strongly support which one of the
following?
(A) Climate is the primary cause of migration
(B) All shifts in climate produce a net gain in human progress
(C) A population remains settles only where the climate is fairly stable.
(D) Populations settle in every place where human industry can be established
(E) Every migrations accompanies by rapid advances in civilization


I originally picked A but now realize the wording is too strong. Yes, shifts in climate cause migration, but nowhere does it say it is the absolute number one reason migration occurs. Heck, it could be more related to food or water for all we know based on the stimulus. 

Both B and E are very similar in strength, so if you have an issue with one, should feel the same about the other. Migration yields the ideas necessary for advancement, but the advancement itself requires some bright minds to execute upon those ideas.

C is vague enough to be correct.
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+1 for C.

A is not correct, as the argument does not establish the Causality of Climate ==> Migrations. Its only drastic climate changes that result in migration. Moreover, it is nowhere mentioned that Climate is "primary" cause of migration.

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"Drastic shifts in climate always result in migrations" can also be rephrased as "Population would be stable only if there is no Shift in Climate conditions" which essentially is the 'C' option.

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"Drastic shifts in climate always result in migrations" can also be rephrased as "Population would be stable only if there is no Shift in Climate conditions" which essentially is the 'C' option.

+1 C


This is the perfect explanation. I am convinced. :)

+1 C
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drastic climate change ---> migration
contra-positive: no migration ---> no drastic climate change [fairly stable climate]

hence, C
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Yes nice question. C is the correct answer. The contra-positive technique can be applied perfectly for this question.
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Drastic shifts in climate always result in migrations

A ) not mentioned abt “ONLY” part
B ) all shift is not mentioned
C ) so if case is not false then it has to be true .. by that logic C has to be the answer
D ) nope, as statement says abt stable climate
E ) not mentioned
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SudiptoGmat wrote:
Sociologist: Climate and geology determine where human industry can be
established . Drastic shifts in climate always result in migrations, and migrations
bring about the intermingling of ideas necessary for rapid advances in civilization.
The sociologist’s statements, if true, most strongly support which one of the
following?
(A) Climate is the primary cause of migration
(B) All shifts in climate produce a net gain in human progress
(C) A population remains settles only where the climate is fairly stable.
(D) Populations settle in every place where human industry can be established
(E) Every migrations accompanies by rapid advances in civilization


I liked C but you know what? We are talking about DRASTIC shifts in climate. If the climate is less than fairly stable, its OK, as long as we don't have something drastic again, this is the key word. So does it really support C? I'm not too convinced.

In D, Populations settle in every place where HI can be established. Well I think that this is an unstated premise that will give the conclusion the correct meaning. Are we doing an assumption question? No. Then this is not really the answer choice I'm looking for.

Every migration accompanies advanced in civilizations? It doesn't mention anywhere in the passage that this is always the case. So I'm not really sure that this is the answer.

I guess C will have to be by POE but please note from above that this is indeed the least-worst answer choice cause it is really flawed to be a convincing answer choice, you know one that you will find in real GMAT

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What's the OA/OE for this one? I want to know the difference between C and E? Which one wins?

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Its a LSAT quest . Official answer is C :)
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