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The paleontologist's (i) orthodoxy meant that the evidence

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The paleontologist's (i) orthodoxy meant that the evidence [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2017, 02:11
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The paleontologist's (i) ____________ orthodoxy meant that the evidence he had so painstakingly gathered would inevitably be (ii) __________ by his more conventional colleagues.




Blank (i) Blank (ii)
(A) break with (D) considered
(B) dependence on (E) contested
(C) reputation for (F) classified


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A and E
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Re: The paleontologist's (i) orthodoxy meant that the evidence [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2017, 10:20
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Since the statement states that the evidence will be contested by "his more orthodox friends", shouldn't it indicate that he was also orthodox indicating B?
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Re: The paleontologist's (i) orthodoxy meant that the evidence [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2017, 22:23
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Actually, The paleontologist's break made a fracture with the past in some research based on evidence and as a consequence, the colleagues will contest this crack.

Thatìs is the meaning of the sentence.

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Re: The paleontologist's (i) orthodoxy meant that the evidence [#permalink] New post 05 May 2017, 23:44
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why is it contested and not considered?
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Re: The paleontologist's (i) orthodoxy meant that the evidence [#permalink] New post 06 May 2017, 02:23
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why is it contested and not considered?


Because the colleagues have an old view, and as a consequence, they do not accept something new. It is fairly common in the academic environment.
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Re: The paleontologist's (i) orthodoxy meant that the evidence [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2017, 23:53
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Since the statement states that the evidence will be contested by "his more orthodox friends", shouldn't it indicate that he was also orthodox indicating B?


If the paleontologist uses orthodox evidence, why would such evidence be rejected by people who are also orthodox?

I think the word "more" in "more orthodox friends" is throwing you off. The "more" gives the impression the paleontologist is not as orthodox as his friends. Although this may be the case, you still cannot assume beyond a reasonable doubt that his more orthodox friends would shun his not so orthodox evidence. You can however assume beyond a reasonable doubt that orthodox researches will not be willing to consider the finding of someone who is not at all orthodox.
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Re: The paleontologist's (i) orthodoxy meant that the evidence [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2017, 22:36
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1. The part of the sentence that is related to blank (i) is this:
by his more conventional colleagues.

2. This implies that the paleontologist is less conventional. “break with” best fills the blank giving the meaning of being less conventional.

3. The part of the sentence that is related to blank (ii) is this:
“break with” orthodoxy meant that the evidence he had so painstakingly gathered would inevitably be (ii) __________ by his more conventional colleagues.

4. We see there is an antagonism in the sentence between less conventional and more conventional and hence the blank is negative in tone. Only “contested“ is correct.

5. Answer : A and E
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