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QOTD #8 The astrophysicist argues that our books and

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The astrophysicist argues that our books and films about interstellar space travel are a form of mass _________ , and that only a miracle on a scale heretofore unseen could allow a human being to voyage to even the closest star in another solar system.

innovation

delusion

dementia

catastrophe

hysteria
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Re: QOTD - The astrophysicist argues that our books and films ab [#permalink] New post 10 May 2016, 05:33
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Re: QOTD - The astrophysicist argues that our books and films ab [#permalink] New post 10 May 2016, 11:08
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The second half of the sentence states that it would take a miracle for a person to get to another solar system. In other words, it’s more or less impossible. “Dementia,” “catastrophe,” and “hysteria” do not reflect this meaning. And while space travel would be an incredible “innovation,” innovation also doesn’t express the proper meaning of this sentence. “Delusion,” meaning a belief that is maintained despite being contradicted by reality, is the best fit.


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