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Scientist: genetic engineering has aided new developments in many different fields. But because these techniques require the manipulation of genetics codes of organisms, they are said to be unethical. What the critics fail to realize is that this kind of manipulation has been going on for millennia; virtually every farm animal is the result of selective breeding for desired traits. Since selective breeding is genetic engineering of a crude sort, genetic engineering is not unethical.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the scientist’s argument depends?

(A) The manipulation of the genetic code of organisms is never unethical
(B) Anything that is accomplished by nature is not unethical to accomplish with science
(C) The manipulation of the genetic code through selective breeding for desired traits is not unethical
(D) The manipulation of the genetic code through selective breeding for desired traits is important for human survival
(E) Science can accomplish only what is already in some sense natural, and nothing natural is unethical

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The manipulation of the genetic code of organisms is never unethical -The scientist does not say that it is never unethical
(B) Anything that is accomplished by nature is not unethical to accomplish with science - Nature is not brought into context by the scientist.He says that genetic manipulation has been going on for a millennia.
(C) The manipulation of the genetic code through selective breeding for desired traits is not unethical - The scientist believes that since it has been going for millennia, so it is not unethical.This is the correct choice.
(D) The manipulation of the genetic code through selective breeding for desired traits is important for human survival- No such conclusion can be drawn from what the scientist says.
(E) Science can accomplish only what is already in some sense natural, and nothing natural is unethical-The scientist does not compare the genetic manipulation with natural things.
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Scientist: genetic engineering has aided new developments in many different fields. But because these techniques require the manipulation of genetics codes of organisms, they are said to be unethical. What the critics fail to realize is that this kind of manipulation has been going on for millennia; virtually every farm animal is the result of selective breeding for desired traits. Since selective breeding is genetic engineering of a crude sort, genetic engineering is not unethical.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the scientist’s argument depends?

(A) The manipulation of the genetic code of organisms is never unethical
Too extreme. Also this is the conclusion. hence this can not be an assumption. Drop It.

(B) Anything that is accomplished by nature is not unethical to accomplish with science
Irrelevant. In our argument Selective Breading is done by farmers not nature. Drop it.

(C) The manipulation of the genetic code through selective breeding for desired traits is not unethical
Forms the basis of the argument. Negate this. destroys Conclusion. Keep it.

(D) The manipulation of the genetic code through selective breeding for desired traits is important for human survival
Irrelevant. Drop it.

(E) Science can accomplish only what is already in some sense natural, and nothing natural is unethical
Accomplishment. Irrelevant. Drop it.

Answer: C
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What the critics fail to realize is that this kind of manipulation has been going on for millennia; virtually every farm animal is the result of selective breeding for desired traits. Since selective breeding is genetic engineering of a crude sort, genetic engineering is not unethical.


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Let's say it in a more concise manner: Genetic engineering is not unethical because every farm animal is the result of selective breeding.

For this to be true, we have to assume that the said event, which we base our conclusion on, is not unethical.
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