XAT 2013 Question 5

Question 5

Choose the most appropriate option after reading the following statements.
1. If there is any endeavour whose fruits should be freely available, that endeavour is surely publicly financed science.
2. There is a widespread feeling that the journal publishers who have mediated the scientific exchange for the past century or more are becoming an impediment to free distribution of knowledge.
3. Internet revolution is happening, making knowledge transfer cheaper. Technology permits it; researchers and politicians want it, more public money can be spent on it.

Solution

Statement 1 argues for the free availability of publically financed science. Statement 2 gives information about some possible impediments to free availability. Statement 3 states that the internet revolution is making knowledge transfer cheaper, and in future, it has the possibility of facilitating statement 1.

Thus, the correct option is B.



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