Testing Strength of Arguments
STATEMENT : Can pollution be controlled?
ARGUMENTS : I. Yes. If everyone realizes the hazards it may create and cooperates to get rid of it, pollution may
II. No. The crowded highways, factories and industries and an ever-growing population eager to
acquire more and more land for constructing houses are beyond control.
|A||if only assumption I is implicit|
|B||if only assumption II is implicit;|
|C||if either I or II is implicit|
|D||if neither I nor II is implicit|
|E||if both I and II are implicit.|
(i) Strong: It is a rational thought in favour of a big problem like pollution, that every individual needs to understand and take suitable endevours, to control pollution.
(ii) Weak: It is an opinion as it is based on an assumption that any development in the future would also cause pollution. The development can also be done in ecofriendly conditions and hence development and environment friendly condition can co-exist.