2015 TSA Q.29 need explanationWatch
29 Thankfully, logicians did not devise the British Constitution. It has evolved through
the work of ordinary people, who have adapted the Government of the country to meet the needs of
their age. They have always preserved sufficient flexibility to permit such adaptation. And we have
avoided a lot of problems because we have never been guided in anything we have done by logic. If
you study the period of history from the Civil War, in the middle of the 17th century, to the
accession of George I in 1714, you will see the benefits of not making the Constitution too rigid
by writing it down. It proves how much there is to be said for ignoring logic and following common
Which one of the following is an underlying assumption of the above argument?
A As the British Constitution was devised by logicians, it cannot be adapted to meet
B The need to write down the British Constitution became inevitable over time.
C Britain was fortunate that its Constitution evolved flexibly as a result of the work of
D It is not possible to follow both logic and common sense because they will always produce
E It is always right to ignore logic and follow common sense because such a course of action
produces the best results.