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    The trend towards rationality and enlightenment was endangered long before the advent of the Internet. As Neil Postman noted in his 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death, the rise of television introduced not just a new medium but a new discourse: a gradual shift from a typographic culture to a photographic one, which in turn meant a shift from rationality to emotions, exposition to entertainment. In an image-centred and pleasure-driven world, Postman noted, there is no place for rational thinking, because you simply cannot think with images. It is text that enables us to “uncover lies, confusions and overgeneralizations, to detect abuses of logic and common sense. It also means to weigh ideas, to compare and contrast assertions, to connect one generalization to another

    What, according to the passage, is the most appropriate reason behind the gradual decline of rational thinking?

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    1. Advent of TV shifted the balance towards entertainment
    2. Advent of TV ushered in an era of thinking with images which is not conducive to rational thinking

    3. Time is in short supply and people have become regimental in their thinking

    4. No one is willing to read books anymore

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