Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 1 (Q.No. 3)
Directions to Solve

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.

Give answer:

  • (A) If only argument I is strong
  • (B) If only argument II is strong
  • (C) If either I or II is strong
  • (D) If neither I nor II is strong and
  • (E) If both I and II are strong.


3.

Statement: Should India make efforts to harness solar energy to fulfil its energy requirements?

Arguments:

  1. Yes, Most of the energy sources used at present is exhaustible.
  2. No. Harnessing solar energy requires a lot of capital, which India lacks in.
Only argument I is strong
Only argument II is strong
Either I or II is strong
Neither I nor II is strong
Both I and II are strong
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Clearly, harnessing solar energy will be helpful as it is an inexhaustible resource unlike other resources. So, argument I holds. But argument II is vague as solar energy is the cheapest form of energy.
Discussion:
22 comments Page 1 of 3.

Jainil Joshi said:   7 months ago
Solar energy harnessing needs more budget than any other energy if we're comparing it with nature then would be a great argument that we are not harming nature so it's good but if not then there's no way that solar energy is the cheapest it's the most handful but very high at putting money for just harnessing, the settling and giving off also required money. But considering all we need a huge capital.

Joohan said:   2 years ago
There is no proof that solar is the cheapest energy source. If so, everyone would develop solar energy. The cost to build a solar energy system per output determines the cost-effectiveness and we don't have the data. Without the data, you're determining that solar energy is the cheapest is just out of your imagination which can't be valid.

Vetri venthan said:   4 years ago
Both 1 & 2 are correct in my point of view since huge capital amount initially required.

Sankalp Uniyal said:   5 years ago
Both the arguments are equally strong as although Solar Energy costs no money as it is naturally derived from the sun, the instalments of Solar Panels is equally important.

PUNITH said:   6 years ago
I think both options 1 &2 are strong.

That require huge capital to build solar cells initially.

Benoit Mayer said:   7 years ago
I agree that both responses are logically valid.

Even if one considers solar energy to be relatively cheap, it is capital-intensive - the lack of capital is actually an issue for the devleopment of solar energy.

Reetika said:   7 years ago
Statement argument based question are based on GK also, so second argument is also strong. Solar is not a cheap form of energy and not much efficient, so capital investment is high.

Mohanish said:   8 years ago
The statement is weak as it says that India lacks capital but in question, it is saying that effort should carry out to harness energy, as a just shortage of capital can not be a strong reason for trying something. This statement itself is opinion based on no proper evidence cited for its being costly.

In such questions, mere opinion based arguments are not strong while in the case of 1st argument it is universally accepted fact.

Abhinav said:   8 years ago
I agree @Vishnu. Both are strong statements.

Vishnu said:   9 years ago
Both are strong, implementing a solar power plant needs huge amount of investment.


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