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# Omega-3 fatty acid, found in cod liver, is found to

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Omega-3 fatty acid, found in cod liver, is found to be exceptionally valuable in curing skin cancer. Efforts are underway for introducing omega-3 cancer medicine in markets. The market size is estimated to be worth billions of dollars in revenues. Since this is a major scientific breakthrough in a vast, commercial market, it is inevitable that extensive cod fishing will lead the species to extinction.

Which one of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A. There is no other effective treatment for skin cancer today.
C. Cod liver oil is already a profitable business but the species has continued to thrive.
D. Cod population is high in the Pacific Ocean where no fishing takes place.
E. The said medicine can also be produced from liver remains that are currently thrown away after extracting cod liver oil.

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05 Aug 2017, 06:41
E. It seems that with E, cod liver that would have originally been thrown out would be reused to make the fatty acid. This means less cod would be killed to make the fatty acid which weakens the arguement.

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05 Aug 2017, 06:51
I will go with option E: "The said medicine can also be produced from liver remains that are currently thrown away after extracting cod liver oil"

If the medicine can be produced from the liver remains after extracting oil, there is no need to do more fishing --> no extinction of species.
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Omega-3 fatty acid, found in cod liver, is found to be exceptionally valuable in curing skin cancer. Efforts are underway for introducing omega-3 cancer medicine in markets. The market size is estimated to be worth billions of dollars in revenues. Since this is a major scientific breakthrough in a vast, commercial market, it is inevitable that extensive cod fishing will lead the species to extinction.

Which one of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A. There is no other effective treatment for skin cancer today.
C. Cod liver oil is already a profitable business but the species has continued to thrive.
D. Cod population is high in the Pacific Ocean where no fishing takes place.
E. The said medicine can also be produced from liver remains that are currently thrown away after extracting cod liver oil.

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IMO E liver remains will reduce a good percent of fishing of cod.
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06 Dec 2017, 20:27
I am confused between C and E. Can someone please explain?
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Conclusion - As a cure for cancer is found in the cod liver, cod will be extensively fished to fetch the cure.

A. There is no other effective treatment for skin cancer today. - It strengthens the conclusion. Opposite answer
B. Business of such medicines takes decades to be profitable. - No reasoning can be established between profitability and conclusion.
C. Cod liver oil is already a profitable business but the species has continued to thrive. - It is a reverse answer and strengthens the conclusion of fishing.
D. Cod population is high in the Pacific Ocean where no fishing takes place. - It does not weaken again. It is outside the tangential of the stimulus.
E. The said medicine can also be produced from liver remains that are currently thrown away after extracting cod liver oil. - It weakens the conclusion. It hurts the reasoning error of cod fish being fished for obtaining the omega - 3 fatty acid. Without really catching the fish for obtaining the omega - 3 fatty acid, the thrown away fishes can be used to get the same hence there is no need for extensive fishing only to get the cure thing.
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11 May 2018, 21:11
i am confused between option C and option E, with more inclination towards option C. The reason is that C suggests that despite cod liver oil being a profitable venture, the species is still flourishing. whereas option E suggests that remains can be used for medicines. this doesn't confirm that other cods need not be killed.there is a possibility that even after using the remains we need to kill even more cods. but in C, we can safely conclude that despite the increased demand of species, it will thrive as has been the case.
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17 May 2018, 06:17
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i am confused between option C and option E, with more inclination towards option C. The reason is that C suggests that despite cod liver oil being a profitable venture, the species is still flourishing. whereas option E suggests that remains can be used for medicines. this doesn't confirm that other cods need not be killed.there is a possibility that even after using the remains we need to kill even more cods. but in C, we can safely conclude that despite the increased demand of species, it will thrive as has been the case.

Omega-3 fatty acid, found in cod liver, is found to be exceptionally valuable in curing skin cancer. Efforts are underway for introducing omega-3 cancer medicine in markets. The market size is estimated to be worth billions of dollars in revenues. Since this is a major scientific breakthrough in a vast, commercial market, it is inevitable that extensive cod fishing will lead the species to extinction.

Which one of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A. There is no other effective treatment for skin cancer today.
C. Cod liver oil is already a profitable business but the species has continued to thrive.
D. Cod population is high in the Pacific Ocean where no fishing takes place.
E. The said medicine can also be produced from liver remains that are currently thrown away after extracting cod liver oil.

The argument states the future condition. the market size is ESTIMATED to be blah blah and hence this will lead to extinction of COD.
choice C -Cod liver oil is already a profitable business but the species has continued to thrive.
The cod liver oil RIGHT NOW IS PROFITABLE AND RIGHT NOW IS THRIVING. But the argument talks about future. What if the future fishing of cod would push the population of cod over the edge towards extinction?
your statement- , we can safely conclude that despite the increased demand of species, it will thrive as has been the case.
here you have mistakenly assumed that the presnt cod liver oil business is related to the oamega 3 acid. But the choice in no way says so. It just says that right now the population is thriving but what about the condition in the argument? the argument talks about future.

choice E-The said medicine can also be produced from liver remains that are currently thrown away after extracting cod liver oil
this implies that if 100 cods are killed maybe more than what we expected can be obtained. and the answer choice says so. that even after their death the medicine can still be produced by their bodies. so this gives us a possibilty of no extinction.
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