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# Q. Susan: Those who oppose experimentation on animals do not

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Q. Susan: Those who oppose experimentation on animals do not [#permalink]

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Q. Susan: Those who oppose experimentation on animals do not properly value the preservation of human life. Although animal suffering is unfortunate, it is justifiable if it can lead to cures for human ailments.
Melvin: But much animal experimentation involves testing of ordinary consumer products such as soaps, dyes, and cosmetics.
Susan: These experiments are justifiable on the same grounds, since cleanliness, convenience, and beauty are worthwhile human values deserving of support.
Which of the following is the best statement of the logical flaw in Susan’s argument?
(A) Her claim that animal experimentation is justifiable if it supports human values contradicts her claim that such experimentation is justifiable only if it leads to cures for human ailments.
(B) She places a higher value on human cleanliness, convenience, and beauty than she does on the preservation of animal life.
(C) She uses the word “value” in two different senses.
(D) She assumes that all ordinary consumer products aid in the preservation of human life.
(E) She fails to show how mere support for human values actually preserves human lives.

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11 Jun 2009, 18:33
A - the answer is close. But, her statements don't "CONTRADICT" each other. there is just no relation between those two.

E - correctly points out that one doesn't provide support to the other.

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13 Jun 2009, 11:47
IMO E..Since according to her previous argument, experimentation is justified only if it saves life....and then supporting values experimentation is justified......The correlation of supporting values to saving lives is not pointed out....

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