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For 19, supporting one hypothesis does not in itself necessarily render an alternative doubtful. If we don't know what happened, but think it was probably either Thing X or else Thing Y (and this is particularly true when X and Y are both simultaneously possible, as they are here), then giving some evidence that supports Thing X does not mean that Thing Y didn't happen.
As an alternative way of thinking about it, Tuan's argument doesn't mention resource procurement at all. So if you thought it operated to weaken that hypothesis, the only way it could have done so would be by strengthening the noneconomic hypothesis, right? Well, you know you're always to pick the smaller answer (exept for Main Point questions).
If (D) says the right thing, and (A) says that thing plus adds some other thing, you should always choose (D). After all, if (A) were true, (D) would also still be true. You can't have two right answers.
21 (D) is wrong because the example of the passage arises as an incidental byproduct of people's actions, not as a purposeful, directed outcome.
Because the passage tells us in the last three paragraphs; the purpose of the paths was to avoid the wilderness, and clearings were only created as a byproduct of the pathmaking process; by cutting corners at intersections.