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New post 26 Sep 2015, 20:38
In Argument it is clearly stated scientist is accepted as
Colleague only with similar motivation.
It is given fact / claim / premise so D attacks premise
Directly. This is not correct in gmat. Premise says x and
Ans says x is not true. We have to accept given premise as fact. So D can not be an answer.

C does not provides missing link. Scientis CAN become and not always hence C is not answer.

So I marked A. Correct me if I am wrong.
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New post 31 May 2016, 07:38
The question can be quantified into the following equation:-

Scientists regard Colleague when there is similar Motivation

Scientists regard No Colleague when he is Popular

Assumption :- If he is popular then he is not motivated


Hence D


(P.S. i just visualized what sheldon cooper would have said?)
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D is correct. Here's why:

(A) serious scientific research is not a solitary activity, but relies on active cooperation among a group of colleagues --> this isn't the author's argument; he never alludes to cooperation being necessary to be deemed a "true colleague"

(B) research scientists tend not to regard as colleagues those scientists whose renown they envy --> irrelevant

(C) a scientist can become a famous popularizer without having completed any important research --> true, but this doesn't mean that that individual is not motivated

(D) research scientists believe that those who are well known as popularizers of science are not motivated to do important new research --> BINGO!; if you aren't motivated to do new research, then you aren't a "true colleague"

(E) no important new research can be accessible to or accurately assessed by those who are not themselves scientists --> irrelevant
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D is the correct answer

Conclusion - popularizer should no longer be regarded as a true colleague
Premise - scientist wins renown as an expounder of science to general audiences

Here is the logic gap:

If other scientists consider all popularizers to be someone, who is not motivated to carry out new research, then, those people or individuals can't be collegues.

The above logic has to be true for conclusion to hold true. Hence, d is the right answer.
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New post 06 Feb 2017, 02:42
Clearly,It's D.

Took some time(3 mins) :roll: to understand though
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True Colleagues = someone doing important new research
Popularizer != True Colleagues
Hence, Popularizer != someone doing important new research

(D) research scientists believe that those who are well known as popularizers of science are not motivated to do important new research
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New post 03 May 2017, 20:30
I agree the answer is D though c is close. But here we are talking about colleagues. And the only information we are provided for a colleague is that he is motivated to do the important new research. Now, he won't be a colleague if he is not motivated.
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(A) serious scientific research is not a solitary activity, but relies on active cooperation among a group of colleagues - INCORRECT - out of scope

(B) research scientists tend not to regard as colleagues those scientists whose renown they envy- INCORRECT - envy is too strong a word!

(C) a scientist can become a famous popularizer without having completed any important research- INCORRECT- this can be true but nowhere in the passage this is mentioned

(D) research scientists believe that those who are well known as popularizers of science are not motivated to do important new research- RIGHT!

(E) no important new research can be accessible to or accurately assessed by those who are not themselves scientists - Irrelevant
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Situation: Research scientists desire to do important new research and treat as colleagues just those who have a similar desire. When a scientist becomes popular among a general audience for explaining principles of science, other scientists have less esteem for this popularizer, no longer regarding such a scientist as a serious colleague.

Reasoning: What assumption do research scientists make about scientists who become popularizers?

D is correct - The statement properly identifies an assumption on which the explanation for scientists' rejection of popularizers depends.
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Generally scientists enter their field with the goal of doing important new research and accept as their colleagues those with similar motivation. Therefore, when any scientist wins renown as an expounder of science to general audiences, most other scientists conclude that this popularizer should no longer be regarded as a true colleague.

The explanation offered above for the low esteem in which scientific popularizers are held by research scientists assumes that

(A) serious scientific research is not a solitary activity, but relies on active cooperation among a group of colleagues

(B) research scientists tend not to regard as colleagues those scientists whose renown they envy

(C) a scientist can become a famous popularizer without having completed any important research

(D) research scientists believe that those who are well known as popularizers of science are not motivated to do important new research

(E) no important new research can be accessible to or accurately assessed by those who are not themselves scientists[/quote]

PREMISES:
1. Research scientists want to do important new research.
2. Other research scientists are considered as colleagues if they also want to do important new research (similar motivation).

CONCLUSION:
When a scientist becomes famous among the general public for explaining scientific principles, he/she (popularizer) should not be regarded as a colleague by other scientists.

PRE-THINK:
As the premise says that a scientist should do important new research to be considered as a colleague, and that popularizers are doing research to be famous, so these popularizers are not doing important new research (assumed by the scientific community).

ANALYSIS OF THE ANSWER CHOICES:

(A) serious scientific research is not a solitary activity, but relies on active cooperation among a group of colleagues.
We are concerned as to why a popularizer is not regarded as a colleague. Working by themselves or in groups does not connect the premises and the conclusion.

(B) research scientists tend not to regard as colleagues those scientists whose renown they envy.
The passage does not talk about "envy".

(C) a scientist can become a famous popularizer without having completed any important research.
"HOW" a scientist becomes a famous popularizer is not our concern; we want to know why they are not considered as a true colleague.

(D) research scientists believe that those who are well known as popularizers of science are not motivated to do important new research.
This matches with our pre-thinking.

(E) no important new research can be accessible to or accurately assessed by those who are not themselves scientists.
"access and assessment of new research by non-scientists" is not talked about in the passage.
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Generally scientists enter their field with the goal of doing important new research and accept as their colleagues those with similar motivation. Therefore, when any scientist wins renown as an expounder of science to general audiences, most other scientists conclude that this popularizer should no longer be regarded as a true colleague.

The explanation offered above for the low esteem in which scientific popularizers are held by research scientists assumes that

(A) serious scientific research is not a solitary activity, but relies on active cooperation among a group of colleagues
-The argument is not about research but rather regarding scientists themselves

(B) research scientists tend not to regard as colleagues those scientists whose renown they envy
-Incorrect

(C) a scientist can become a famous popularizer without having completed any important research
-The argument is not about how the scientists can become popularizer

(D) research scientists believe that those who are well known as popularizers of science are not motivated to do important new research
-Correct. Since popular scientists don't have motivation that's why other scientists disregard them.

(E) no important new research can be accessible to or accurately assessed by those who are not themselves scientists
-Out of scope
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