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#20- Scientist: Some critics of public funding for this

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For this question, I diagrammed the stimulus as follows:

public funding justified :arrow: indication of how public will benefit

The stimulus concludes that if the critics are correct, then there would not be public support.
Based on this, I question whether the principle above should be followed considering that there would not be public support for the funding even if there is an indication of how the public will benefit. For this reason, is that why answer E is correct?
Emily Haney-Caron
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Hello,

You did a great job diagramming! The scientists here are basically arguing that the critics are wrong - there's no indication of how the public will benefit, but there is still strong public support, and it should be funded. Therefore, E is correct.
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Thank you for the explanation!
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Why isn't A the right answer? I thought that if the social impact of the new drugs being tested were poorly understood then they shouldn't be brought to the market as quickly.
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Hi Est!

Thanks for asking this question, which has a very simple answer (I believe :-D ) .

It appears that you have misread the answer key. Answer choice (A) is the correct answer for this question.

Let me know if I can help further.

Thanks!

Ron
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Hi Ron, I meant to ask why B isn't the right answer. I thought that if the social impact of the new drugs being tested were poorly understood then they shouldn't be brought to the market as quickly. Sorry about the typo!
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Ah! That makes more sense. :-D

The problem with answer choice (B) is that it references drugs that are "being tested," but not necessarily being marketed. Since we do not know whether the drugs referenced in answer choice (B) are being brought to the marketplace, (B) has no impact on the conclusion.

Thanks,

Ron
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Ron Gore wrote:Hi Est!

Thanks for asking this question, which has a very simple answer (I believe :-D ) .

It appears that you have misread the answer key. Answer choice (A) is the correct answer for this question.

Let me know if I can help further.

Thanks!

Ron



I thought E was the right answer?
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Hi elewis10,
Sorry for the confusion. E is the correct answer.
-Malila
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Could anyone please explain why A is not the correct answer?