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# As it is almost categorically accepted, the most intelligent scientist

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As it is almost categorically accepted, the most intelligent scientists are those who interpret empirical data to draw independent conclusions rather than just bolstering already credited scientific hypotheses.

A. As it is almost categorically accepted, the most intelligent scientists are those who interpret empirical data to draw independent conclusions rather than just bolstering already credited scientific hypotheses.

B. Rather than just bolstering already credited scientific hypotheses, the most intelligent scientists are the ones who interpret empirical data to draw independent conclusions, which is almost categorically accepted.

C. Almost categorically accepted, the fact that the scientists who are the most intelligent dont just interpret empirical data to draw independent conclusions, but can also bolster already credited scientific hypotheses.

D. The most intelligent scientists are the ones who interpret empirical data, which is almost categorically accepted, rather than just bolster already credited scientific hypotheses.

E. It is almost categorically accepted that the most intelligent scientists are those who interpret empirical data to draw independent conclusions rather than just bolster already credited scientific hypotheses.

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02 Jan 2018, 05:43
Here OA is "E" but i went for "D" because of the fact that scientist interpret the data which is almost categorically accepted whereas in "E" there is different meaning altogether.
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02 Jan 2018, 06:53
trueogre wrote:
Here OA is "E" but i went for "D" because of the fact that scientist interpret the data which is almost categorically accepted whereas in "E" there is different meaning altogether.

Also, the phrase between the commas means it is a redundant phrase -> another reason why D is wrong.
E has "it" but the pronoun is acceptable.
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02 Jan 2018, 11:53
how can E be the answer... one fact cant be represented with a prronoun!!!
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As it is almost categorically accepted, the most intelligent scientists are those who interpret empirical data to draw independent conclusions rather than just bolstering already credited scientific hypotheses.

A. As it is almost categorically accepted, the most intelligent scientists are those who interpret empirical data to draw independent conclusions rather than just bolstering already credited scientific hypotheses.(it has not clearly refer to the fact and meaning is not clear in this )
B. Rather than just bolstering already credited scientific hypotheses, the most intelligent scientists are the ones who interpret empirical data to draw independent conclusions, which is almost categorically accepted. (which is refer to conclusion but it should refer to the fact "most intelligent ........................................")
C. Almost categorically accepted, the fact that the scientists who are the most intelligent dont just interpret empirical data to draw independent conclusions, but can also bolster already credited scientific hypotheses.(completely alter the intended meaning )
D. The most intelligent scientists are the ones who interpret empirical data, which is almost categorically accepted, rather than just bolster already credited scientific hypotheses.(which is refer here to empirical data)

E. It is almost categorically accepted that the most intelligent scientists are those who interpret empirical data to draw independent conclusions rather than just bolster already credited scientific hypotheses.
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03 Jan 2018, 21:07
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how can E be the answer... one fact cant be represented with a prronoun!!!

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how can E be the answer... one fact cant be represented with a prronoun!!!

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E. It is almost categorically accepted that the most intelligent scientists are those who interpret empirical data to draw independent conclusions rather than just bolster already credited scientific hypotheses.

I assume that you're referring to the "it" at the beginning of the sentence? It's actually fine: this is called a non-referential pronoun, and it's exceedingly rare on the GMAT. For example, we could say "it is raining", and that's fine, even though "it" doesn't actually refer to anything. Again: these show up only very, very rarely on the GMAT, and I don't think they're worth worrying about TOO much.

A slightly longer discussion of non-referential pronouns is available here: for-those-who-share-space-in-communal-workshops-172434.html#p1829681

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