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Re: Susan: Those who oppose experimentation on animals do not properly val [#permalink]
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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.



These experiments are justifiable on the same grounds : The grounds are that of her argument only , i.e "it is justifiable if it can lead to cures for human ailments."
We can conclude that Susan considers cure for human ailments and supporting human values (by cleanliness, convenience and beauty) as the same thing.

But she hasn't stated any reasons behind this conclusion. Therefore option (E).
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Re: Susan: Those who oppose experimentation on animals do not properly val [#permalink]
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Although i chose E, i was conflicted between E and A. I disregarded A because A says "such experimentation is justifiable ONLY if it leads to cures for human ailments" whereas Susan never said animal suffering is justifiable ONLY if it leads to cures.

Am I right in my thought process ? What other reason is justified in disregarding A.

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Re: Susan: Those who oppose experimentation on animals do not properly val [#permalink]
Literally confuse at option A's wording "ONLY". Need your elaboration....

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