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Zoologist: Every domesticated large mammal species now in existence wa

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Zoologist: Every domesticated large mammal species now in existence was domesticated thousands of years ago. Since those days, people undoubtedly tried innumerable times to domesticate each of the wild large mammal species that seemed worth domesticating. Clearly, therefore, most wild large mammal species in existence today either would be difficult to domesticate or would not be worth domesticating.

The zoologist’s argument requires the assumption that

(A) in spite of the difficulties encountered, at one time or another people have tried to domesticate each wild large mammal species
(B) it is not much easier today to domesticate wild large mammal species than it was in the past
(C) not all of the large mammal species that were domesticated in the past are still in existence
(D) the easier it is to domesticate a wild large mammal species, the more worthwhile it is to do so
(E) of all the domesticated large mammal species in existence today, the very first to be domesticated were the easiest to domesticate

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Can someone explain why B is correct?
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Can someone explain why B is correct?
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I would ask myself why is it difficult or not worthwhile to domesticate the large mammal species in existence today ?

They only option that really answers my question directly is option B .

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Premise: every domesticated large mammal species now in existence was domesticated thousands of years ago

Premise: since that time, people undoubtedly tried innumerable times to domesticate each of the wild large mammal species that seemed worth domesticating

Conclusion: thus, most wild large mammal species in existence today either would be difficult to domesticate or would not be worth domesticating

B is required for the conclusion to be valid. If you negate B, it becomes " it is much easier today to domesticate wild large mammal species than it was in the past" and is an objection to the conclusion/argument
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New post 10 Aug 2017, 17:30
Let me try to answer this in logical way:

Premise: every domesticated large mammal species now in existence was domesticated thousands of years ago

Premise: since that time, people undoubtedly tried innumerable times to domesticate each of the wild large mammal species that seemed worth domesticating

Conclusion: thus, most wild large mammal species in existence today either would be difficult to domesticate or would not be worth domesticating

As per me answer is B because earlier in the past they tried each wild animal to domestic that was worth of domesticating. So those who got domesticated are no longer wild animals, and those were difficult to domesticate or not worthy are still wild animal. That's why if we try to domesticate the left over(not yet domesticated) wild animals now are difficult ones or non worthy ones.
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Akela wrote:
Zoologist: Every domesticated large mammal species now in existence was domesticated thousands of years ago. Since those days, people undoubtedly tried innumerable times to domesticate each of the wild large mammal species that seemed worth domesticating. Clearly, therefore, most wild large mammal species in existence today either would be difficult to domesticate or would not be worth domesticating.

The zoologist’s argument requires the assumption that

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(A) in spite of the difficulties encountered, at one time or another people have tried to domesticate each wild large mammal species
Maybe, but unlikely. And it does not go as assumption.
(B) it is not much easier today to domesticate wild large mammal species than it was in the past
Yes. If it is not true, the conclusion will not stand
(C) not all of the large mammal species that were domesticated in the past are still in existence
It is likely true. But we have to find an assumption for "most wild large mammal species in existence today either would be difficult to domesticate or would not be worth domesticating". Existence of animals is important globaly, but not in this passge.
(D) the easier it is to domesticate a wild large mammal species, the more worthwhile it is to do so
Same as B.
(E) of all the domesticated large mammal species in existence today, the very first to be domesticated were the easiest to domesticate
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