To perform an act that is morally wrong is to offend against humanity, and all offenses against humanity are equally ...

on April 1, 2020

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Initially I got this problem incorrect but upon review I understood it. Now after some time I went back and now im still having issue. Here is my breakdown: Act morally wrong > Offend against humanity all offenses against humanity> equally bad stimulus gives example with murder as an act Onto to the answer choices, Answer Choice A: "if lying is morally wrong, telling a lie is as bad as murdering someone." lying is the action in the principle in our stimulus which means lying is morally wrong, which offends humanity and is equally bad. So how does the jump between the acts mean its just as bad as murdering someone? is it because morally wrong actions are all equally bad so they all fall under the same umbrella? help

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on April 7, 2020

Hello @ChristianJM,

First, I want to decide for myself what "community" means on like 41 before looking at the answer choices. The author seems to be talking about the medical community, including doctors and researchers.

Although this community may share ethical values, this is not the basis of their association. The community is first and foremost based on medicine. This is why D is incorrect.

A is a better choice. Before selecting my answer, I want to make sure that I can identify its elements within the passage. This is an important step. What would the common set of problems be? Identifying the most effective treatments for a given illness. What would the shared body of knowledge be? The body of medical research and evidence.