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Humans have the ability to construct worlds entirely in their minds, which don't exist in the physical world. So far as we know, no other species possesses this ability. This skill is so important that we have different words to refer to its different flavors, such as imagination, invention and innovation.

Based on the above passage, which one of the following is $\text{TRUE}$?

  1. No species possess the ability to construct worlds in their minds
  2. The terms imagination, invention and innovation refer to unrelated skills
  3. We do not know of any species other than humans who possess the ability to construct mental worlds
  4. Imagination, invention and innovation are unrelated to the ability to construct mental worlds
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  1. No species possess the ability to construct worlds in their minds
    False. “Humans have the ability to construct worlds entirely in their minds” and humans is a species. 
  2. The terms imagination, invention and innovation refer to unrelated skills
    False. “This skill is so important that we have different words to refer to its different flavors, such as imagination, invention and innovation” meaning the three terms are related to the same skill.
  3. We do not know of any species other than humans who possess the ability to construct mental worlds
    True. “So far as we know, no other species possesses this ability.”
  4. Imagination, invention and innovation are unrelated to the ability to construct mental worlds
    False. “This skill is so important that we have different words to refer to its different flavors, such as imagination, invention and innovation.”

Correct option: C.

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