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Forty years ago, anthropologists firmly believed that Neande

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Forty years ago, anthropologists firmly believed that Neande [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2017, 15:52
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Forty years ago, anthropologists firmly believed that Neanderthals and modern homo sapiens never mated, but advances in genetic testing proved that incorrect — such is the _________ nature of science.
A. fallacious
B. evolving
C. counterfactual
D. advancing
E. vacillating
F. indeterminable


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Re: Forty years ago, anthropologists firmly believed that Neande [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2017, 05:03
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Sometimes a seeming theme trap (evolving) is not a trap — this sentence is literally about evolution, and also uses evolving as a metaphor. Fallacious and counterfactual is an incorrect pair that reflects misunderstanding the sentence, which certainly doesn’t say that all science is wrong, just that it is its nature to constantly revise in the face of new information.

Hence options evolving, advancing are correct!
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Re: Forty years ago, anthropologists firmly believed that Neande [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2018, 20:51
Vacillate means to waver back and forth; vacillate means to oscillate
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