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June 2007, Logical Reasoning 1, Question 18

The content provides a detailed explanation on how to approach inference questions on the GRE, using a specific question related to global warming and scientific skepticism as an example.
  • Inference questions require analyzing given facts to prove an answer choice.
  • The example question discusses the scientific process, the value of overthrowing conventional wisdom, skepticism about global warming, and the rarity of evidence against global warming.
  • The correct answer choice (B) is identified through a process of elimination, focusing on what can be proven with the given facts.
  • The explanation emphasizes understanding the scope of the information provided and avoiding assumptions beyond those facts.
  • It highlights the importance of closely reading answer choices and using logical reasoning to identify the most supportable answer.
Understanding Inference Questions
Analyzing the Facts
Process of Elimination
Identifying the Correct Answer