Air traffic controllers and nuclear power plant operators are not allowed to work exceptionally long hours, because t...

on January 6, 2021

Why not b?

Why not B, it seems like a pretty good answer?

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Shunhe on January 9, 2021

Hi @andreaskormusis,

Thanks for the question! (B) is wrong because it’s slightly too strong. We don’t need to assume that physicians have a “more” direct effect on the lives of others than air traffic controllers and nuclear power plant operators. They could have an equal amount of effect. So negating (B) doesn’t necessarily weaken the argument, and so it’s not the necessary assumption we need.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.