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Melvin: Anyone who believes that autonomous, computer controlled cars

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Melvin: Anyone who believes that autonomous, computer controlled cars, are likely to catch on with the public at large overlooks the obvious danger associated with computer error, or the absence of human instinct to evade danger in high risk situations.

Amanda: Sure there are risks associated with computer error, but can we be sure that they exceed the risk associated with human error? Until we know for sure, it just may turn out that autonomous cars could be more convenient, and significantly safer than human driven cars.

Amanda responds to Melvin by

(A) attacking Melvin personally, rather than Melvin’s argument
(B)pointing out that Melvin’s argument overlooks an important issue needed to make a valid comparison
(C) agreeing with Melvin’s overall conclusion, and providing additional evidence to support her agreement
(D) refuting Melvin’s argument by pointing out a consideration that runs directly counter to Melvin’s claim
(E) disagreeing with Melvin’s argument in part, but ultimately agreeing with his claim

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Re: Melvin: Anyone who believes that autonomous, computer controlled cars  [#permalink]

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Why isn`t D the correct answer?
Melvin mentions that the mistakes caused by computers are dangerous but Amanda refutes this by argue that human errors are also potential causes for higher risk. So Amanda directly counters Melvins argument.
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New post 18 Aug 2018, 04:49
jhueglin wrote:
Why isn`t D the correct answer?
Melvin mentions that the mistakes caused by computers are dangerous but Amanda refutes this by argue that human errors are also potential causes for higher risk. So Amanda directly counters Melvins argument.


She did not refute. Amanda's response mentions 'may' and not 'will'. Hence, B.
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Re: Melvin: Anyone who believes that autonomous, computer controlled cars  [#permalink]

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Melvin: Presence of Computer error + absence of human action => makes controlled cars less safe
Amana: Computer error > Human error => makes controlled cars safer

Both the conclusion are different.

(A) attacking Melvin personally, rather than Melvin’s argument - Totally Incorrect - No personal comments were made
(C) agreeing with Melvin’s overall conclusion, and providing additional evidence to support her agreement - We know that both of them have different conclusions
(E) disagreeing with Melvin’s argument in part, but ultimately agreeing with his claim - Claim is same as conclusion - Amanda does not agree with the conclusion

A, C and E are easily out

(B) pointing out that Melvin’s argument overlooks an important issue needed to make a valid comparison

(D) refuting Melvin’s argument by pointing out a consideration that runs directly counter to Melvin’s claim
Amanda agrees with Melvin's argument that computer can make errors and then draws comparison between human & computer errors.
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New post 18 Aug 2018, 05:35
thinkTheta wrote:
jhueglin wrote:
Why isn`t D the correct answer?
Melvin mentions that the mistakes caused by computers are dangerous but Amanda refutes this by argue that human errors are also potential causes for higher risk. So Amanda directly counters Melvins argument.


She did not refute. Amanda's response mentions 'may' and not 'will'. Hence, B.


Thats it! I didn´t pay attention to the word "may".
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