Which one of the following, if true, would cast the most doubt on the argument in passage B?

Libby on August 3, 2022

D vs. E

Hello! Could someone please explain why D is wrong and why E is correct?

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Emil on August 5, 2022

Hi Libbygarfoot,

The argument in B is that blaming, even if it is not scientifically accurate, performs a useful social function, which is why it continues despite evidence that shows blame to be inappropriate. This hinges on the fact that blaming is an intrinsic part of human social life.

The existence of societies without blame undermines the premise that blame is an intrinsic part of human social life.

D is wrong because it only relates to how governments treat the legal concept of blame. This is an argument about who people choose to blame, the actions of a government to restrict blame in some cases is not directly relevant.

Emil on August 5, 2022

Hi Libbygarfoot,

The argument in B is that blaming, even if it is not scientifically accurate, performs a useful social function, which is why it continues despite evidence that shows blame to be inappropriate. This hinges on the fact that blaming is an intrinsic part of human social life.

The existence of societies without blame undermines the premise that blame is an intrinsic part of human social life.

D is wrong because it only relates to how governments treat the legal concept of blame. This is an argument about who people choose to blame, the actions of a government to restrict blame in some cases is not directly relevant.