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Almost all arguments against the theory of evolution stem from the fact that it is very difficult to prove how a group of non-living elements can combine together and give rise to life. However, just because something cannot be proved with certainty today doesn’t mean that the possibility isn’t there. Remember, there was a time when almost the whole world believed the Earth was the centre of the universe until Galileo came by and proved otherwise.

The statements above, if true, best support which of the following assertions?

(A) At one point of time, Galileo was the only person who believed that the earth was not the centre of the universe.
(B) A majority of scientists do not agree with the theory of evolution.
(C) It is difficult to prove the theory of evolution with certainty.
(D) When Galileo stated that the sun and not the earth was the centre of the universe, he was called insane by his compatriots.
(E) Everything that, at one time, seems impossible will, at some point in the future, become possible.

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This is an inference question and the correct answer choice should be absolutely provable by using just the info provided in the argument.

Let us look at the answer choices..

(A) At one point of time, Galileo was the only person who believed that the earth was not the centre of the universe. WRONG - cannot prove this statement.
(B) A majority of scientists do not agree with the theory of evolution. WRONG - Dubious at best, this statement is far from correct let alone provable
(C) It is difficult to prove the theory of evolution with certainty. CORRECT - this is mentioned in the argument - "the fact that it is very difficult to prove how a group of non-living elements can combine together and give rise to life."
(D) When Galileo stated that the sun and not the earth was the centre of the universe, he was called insane by his compatriots. WRONG - Not provable but a real world trap - maybe this was true but we cannot prove it using info given in the argument.
(E) Everything that, at one time, seems impossible will, at some point in the future, become possible. WRONG - Dubious statement too extreme.

Hence Option (C) is our choice.

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Almost all arguments against the theory of evolution stem from the fact that it is very difficult to prove how a group of non-living elements can combine together and give rise to life. However, just because something cannot be proved with certainty today doesn’t mean that the possibility isn’t there. Remember, there was a time when almost the whole world believed the Earth was the centre of the universe until Galileo came by and proved otherwise.

The statements above, if true, best support which of the following assertions?

(A) At one point of time, Galileo was the only person who believed that the earth was not the centre of the universe.
(B) A majority of scientists do not agree with the theory of evolution.
(C) It is difficult to prove the theory of evolution with certainty.
(D) When Galileo stated that the sun and not the earth was the centre of the universe, he was called insane by his compatriots.
(E) Everything that, at one time, seems impossible will, at some point in the future, become possible.

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New post 11 Aug 2019, 03:46
I do not understand how C can be the answer?? Its directly mentioned in the passage and its not correct to choose an option which repeats the premise. No other option feels right though.
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New post 11 Aug 2019, 06:29
E is a very tempting option in this case, however, it is a very extreme statement. The prompt talks about possibility of proving something in the future and the statement implies certainty - a clear dissonance.

Hence, C is the best option.
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