Passage: All over the world till lately, and in most of the world still today, m...
All over the world till lately, and in most of the world still today, mankind has been following the course of nature that is to say, it has been breeding up to the maximum. To let nature take her extravagant course in the reproduction of the human race may have made sense in an age in which we were also letting her take her course in decimating mankind by the casualties of war, pestilence, and famine. Being human, we have at last revolted against that senseless waste. We have started to impose on nature’s heartless play a humane new order of our own. But when once man has begun to interfere with nature, he cannot afford to stop half way. We cannot, with impunity, cut down the death rate and at the same time allow the birth-rate to go on taking nature’s course. We must consciously try to establish equilibrium or, sooner or later, famine will stalk abroad again.
Which of these statements does not express the opinion of the author?
A) many people had died in the past through want and disease
B) mankind should not have the maximum number of children possible
C) mankind has started to interfere with the work of nature
D) Man’s present relationship with nature in matters of birth and death is a happy one
The correct answer is B.
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