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Ethicist: Some would ban cloning on the grounds that clones would be subpeople, existing to indulge the vanity of their "originals". It is not illegal, however, to use one person as a vehicle for the ambitions of another. Some people push their children to achieve in academics or atheletics. You do not have to have been born in a test tube to be an extension of someone else's ego.

The assertion that it is not illegal to use one person as a vehicle for another's ambitions is used in the ethicist's argument in which of the following ways?

A) It supports the ethicist's view that society does not value individuality as much as man opponents of cloning think it does.
B) It supports the conclusion that forcing children to pursue academic success is not objectionable
C) It is implied by the ethicist's conviction that clones are not subpeople
D) It supports the ethicist's view that vanity's being the motivation for cloning is not enough of a reason to ban cloning.
E) It describes a legal position that the ethicist argues should be changed.
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D should be it; tough question
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Gud qn! Love this!

D it is.

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d should be answer.
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I choose D too..
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D for me.
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D is exactly the view of the ethicist. He states the general view of the public on cloning then close it off by saying that the view although not correct, is not illegal.
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Ethicist: Some would ban cloning on the grounds that clones would be subpeople, existing to indulge the vanity of their "originals". It is not illegal, however, to use one person as a vehicle for the ambitions of another. Some people push their children to achieve in academics or atheletics. You do not have to have been born in a test tube to be an extension of someone else's ego.

The assertion that it is not illegal to use one person as a vehicle for another's ambitions is used in the ethicist's argument in which of the following ways?

A) It supports the ethicist's view that society does not value individuality as much as man opponents of cloning think it does.
B) It supports the conclusion that forcing children to pursue academic success is not objectionable
C) It is implied by the ethicist's conviction that clones are not subpeople
D) It supports the ethicist's view that vanity's being the motivation for cloning is not enough of a reason to ban cloning.
E) It describes a legal position that the ethicist argues should be changed.


The OA is D. I'm not sure why AC B is wrong. Can someone explain to me why B is wrong?
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The OA is D. I'm not sure why AC B is wrong. Can someone explain to me why B is wrong?


The BF does not support the conclusion because it is the conclusion - author's main point.
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The BF does not support the conclusion because it is the conclusion - author's main point.


I thought the conclusion of the argument was the following: You do not have to have been born in a test tube to be an extension of someone else's ego.

In your opinion is that not the conclusion the author is trying to drive home? And uses the analogy between clones and sports to drive home the conclusion?
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gmataquaguy wrote:
In your opinion is that not the conclusion the author is trying to drive home? And uses the analogy between clones and sports to drive home the conclusion?


IMO - The BF has a stronger tone so that is the conclusion.
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New post 03 Sep 2005, 19:08
Hi Gmataquaguy,

That was an interesting question. My answer is D. The other choices are incorrect for the following reasons

A) It supports the ethicist's view that society does not value individuality as much as man opponents of cloning think it does.
A is out because, the ethicist does not talk about individuality. The ethicist instead is trying to say that sometimes parents try to achieve their ambitions through their children.

B) It supports the conclusion that forcing children to pursue academic success is not objectionable. B is wrong, because it is not the conclusion. The ethicist does not find the view objectionable.

C) It is implied by the ethicist's conviction that clones are not subpeople
C is wrong. The ethicist is only arguing against a certain point of view put forth by some people who want to ban cloning. The ethicist does not show any concern whether clones are subpeople or not.

E) It describes a legal position that the ethicist argues should be changed.
E is totally out of scope.

That leaves us with D. D summarizes the ethicist's conclusion
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