Test: LSAT Logical Reasoning

Groups that oppose action to reduce emission of gases that contribute to global warming have major incentives to deny the existence of global warming. Many of these groups are backed by wealthy individuals or corporations that have a lot to lose from a new regulatory regime governing greenhouse gas emissions. This makes it likely that these groups’ publications will contain inaccurate information or misrepresent scientific evidence about global warming.

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This argument is most vulnerable to the criticism that it:

Relies on a metaphor that is not applicable.

Assumes without providing justification that global warming is caused by humans.

Does not lay out the argument for why global warming is correct.

Relies on the fact that a group has an incentive to produce inaccurate research as proof that their research is faulty.

Does not show that supporters of regulation on global warming do not have similar incentives to confirm the existence of global warming.

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