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# In order to control the deer population, a biologist has proposed

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In order to control the deer population, a biologist has proposed injecting female deer during breeding season with 10 milligrams of a hormone that would suppress fertility. Critics have charged that the proposal poses health risks to people who might eat the meat of treated deer and thereby ingest unsafe quantities of the hormone. The biologist has responded to these critics by pointing out that humans can ingest up to 10 milligrams of the hormone a day without any adverse effects, and since no one would eat even one entire deer a day, the treatment would be safe.

The biologist’s response to critics of the proposal is based on which one of the following assumptions?

(A) People would be notified of the time when deer in their area were to be treated with the hormone.
(B) The hormone that would be injected into the deer is chemically similar to hormones used in human contraceptives.
(C) Hunting season for deer could be scheduled so that it would not coincide with breeding season.
(D) The hormone in question does not occur naturally in the female deer that would be injected.
(E) Most people do not consider deer meat to be part of their daily diet and eat it only on rare occasions.

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12 Oct 2017, 10:13
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The biologist assumes that the only source of the hormone is the injection.
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03 Oct 2017, 09:53
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In order to control the deer population, a biologist has proposed injecting female deer during breeding season with 10 milligrams of a hormone that would suppress fertility. Critics have charged that the proposal poses health risks to people who might eat the meat of treated deer and thereby ingest unsafe quantities of the hormone. The biologist has responded to these critics by pointing out that humans can ingest up to 10 milligrams of the hormone a day without any adverse effects, and since no one would eat even one entire deer a day, the treatment would be safe.

The biologist’s response to critics of the proposal is based on which one of the following assumptions?

(A) People would be notified of the time when deer in their area were to be treated with the hormone.
(B) The hormone that would be injected into the deer is chemically similar to hormones used in human contraceptives.
(C) Hunting season for deer could be scheduled so that it would not coincide with breeding season.
(D) The hormone in question does not occur naturally in the female deer that would be injected.
(E) Most people do not consider deer meat to be part of their daily diet and eat it only on rare occasions.

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Imo B

The argument talks about the adverse effect of the hormones as we do not know what harm do these hormones cause to humans .The assumption will somehow relate the hormone used in deer to the to the harm they cause in humans .Then only we can conclude about the the hormone being safe for humans if it has any effects on humans .
B is the correct assumption.

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03 Oct 2017, 19:50
IMO E because if people consider it as a daily diet then it breaks the conclusion
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03 Oct 2017, 20:40
Imo D

biologist is assuming currently that the only source of hormone for a human is through the injection.
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03 Oct 2017, 21:13
It would completely destroy the argument if negated.
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11 Oct 2017, 22:50
arvind910619 wrote:
broall wrote:
In order to control the deer population, a biologist has proposed injecting female deer during breeding season with 10 milligrams of a hormone that would suppress fertility. Critics have charged that the proposal poses health risks to people who might eat the meat of treated deer and thereby ingest unsafe quantities of the hormone. The biologist has responded to these critics by pointing out that humans can ingest up to 10 milligrams of the hormone a day without any adverse effects, and since no one would eat even one entire deer a day, the treatment would be safe.

The biologist’s response to critics of the proposal is based on which one of the following assumptions?

(A) People would be notified of the time when deer in their area were to be treated with the hormone.
(B) The hormone that would be injected into the deer is chemically similar to hormones used in human contraceptives.
(C) Hunting season for deer could be scheduled so that it would not coincide with breeding season.
(D) The hormone in question does not occur naturally in the female deer that would be injected.
(E) Most people do not consider deer meat to be part of their daily diet and eat it only on rare occasions.

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Imo B

The argument talks about the adverse effect of the hormones as we do not know what harm do these hormones cause to humans .The assumption will somehow relate the hormone used in deer to the to the harm they cause in humans .Then only we can conclude about the the hormone being safe for humans if it has any effects on humans .
B is the correct assumption.

I will try to explain option B

The argument states that human can ingest 10 milligrams of the hormones a day but option B says that hormone is similar to the one in contraceptive but doesn't mention the quantity. hence, i rejected the argument based on this.
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11 Oct 2017, 22:55
Sanjeetgujrall wrote:
IMO E because if people consider it as a daily diet then it breaks the conclusion

I would like to explain option E -

If i say "Most of the people consider meat as a part of their daily diet and eat it occasionally" but we don't know about the quantity as one whole deer or a fraction of it.
hence, i rejected the Option E
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