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QOTD #8 Forty years ago, anthropologists firmly believed tha

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QOTD #8 Forty years ago, anthropologists firmly believed tha [#permalink] New post 25 May 2016, 00:36
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Forty years ago, anthropologists firmly believed that Neanderthals and modern homo sapiens had never mated, but advances in genetic testing have since proven that incorrect— such is the _________ nature of science.

fallacious

evolving

counterfactual

advancing

vacillating

indeterminable

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Sometimes a seeming theme trap (“ evolving”) is not a trap— this sentence is literally about evolution, and also uses “evolving” or “advancing,” the correct answers, metaphorically. “Fallacious” and “counterfactual” form an incorrect pair; the sentence doesn’t say that all science is wrong, just that it is constantly revised to account for new information. “Vacillating” is tempting because it can also mean changing, but it implies going back and forth, which is not the correct meaning. “Indeterminable” is similarly tempting because it means incapable of being decided, but the sentence isn’t really saying that; it is saying that science changes over time.
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Re: QOTD #8 Forty years ago, anthropologists firmly believed tha [#permalink] New post 25 May 2016, 03:39
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evolving and advancing are the answers. The clue is "advances in genetic testing"
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