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Peer-reviewed journals are a sacred cow of most scientific r

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Peer-reviewed journals are a sacred cow of most scientific r [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2017, 02:54
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Peer-reviewed journals are a sacred cow of most scientific rationalists, but stud­ies have shown that the premise of impartiality is ________________ , as re­sults tend to be colored by the personal proclivities and suppositions of the ex­perimenters.

□ inane
□ prejudicial
□ fatuous
□ chimerical
□ fallible
□ vexing
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Re: Peer-reviewed journals are a sacred cow of most scientific r [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2017, 07:32
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□ inane: stupid

□ prejudicial: harmful, undermining

□ fatuous: stupid

□ chimerical: fabulous, imaginary

□ fallible: able or prone to err

□ vexing: distressing, bothering
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Re: Peer-reviewed journals are a sacred cow of most scientific r [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2018, 09:02
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Re: Peer-reviewed journals are a sacred cow of most scientific r [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2018, 12:10
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Peer-reviewed journals are a sacred cow of most scientific rationalists, but stud­ies have shown that the premise of impartiality is ________________ , as re­sults tend to be colored by the personal proclivities and suppositions of the ex­perimenters.

□ inane
□ prejudicial
□ fatuous
□ chimerical
□ fallible
□ vexing

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Chimerical, Fallible

IMO here the author trying to convene that the individual's opinions are not infallible. Individuals tend to make mistakes, so we dont need to take those opinion as a sacred cow(An idiom for something that cannot be questioned). Hence we need to find a synonym similar to "makes mistake".
Fallible properly fits the place, but i am skeptical about chimerical
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Re: Peer-reviewed journals are a sacred cow of most scientific r [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2018, 20:33
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Peer-reviewed journals are a sacred cow of most scientific rationalists, but stud­ies have shown that the premise of impartiality is ________________ , as re­sults tend to be colored by the personal proclivities and suppositions of the ex­perimenters.

□ inane
□ prejudicial
□ fatuous
□ chimerical
□ fallible
□ vexing

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Chimerical, Fallible

IMO here the author trying to convene that the individual's opinions are not infallible. Individuals tend to make mistakes, so we dont need to take those opinion as a sacred cow(An idiom for something that cannot be questioned). Hence we need to find a synonym similar to "makes mistake".
Fallible properly fits the place, but i am skeptical about chimerical
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Re: Peer-reviewed journals are a sacred cow of most scientific r [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2018, 23:28
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Guys always try to simplify the question and carve out the real gist of the problem. The real essence of the meaning of the question.

"Peer-review is a vital part of the scientific community. However, thinking that it is perfect if fallacious or a chimera (a chimera is an animal double-made of different animals. You say that a goal is a chimera when it is unachievable).

So D and E are the two correct answer.

Hope this helps.

PS: under this light, we just launched a new project: how to tackle every type of question under quant. Soon, also, verbal.

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Re: Peer-reviewed journals are a sacred cow of most scientific r [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2018, 14:03
Chimerical and fallible
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