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# Much of the best scientific research of today shows that

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29 Apr 2005, 08:40
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Much of the best scientific research of today shows that many of the results of earlier scientific work that was regarded in its time as good are in fact mistaken. Yet despite the fact that scientists are above all concerned to discover the truth, it is valuable for todayâ€™s scientists to study firsthand accounts of earlier scientific work.

Which one of the following, if true, would best reconcile the two statements above?

(A) Many firsthand accounts of earlier, flawed scientific work are not generally known to be mistaken.
(B) Lessons in scientific methodology can be learned by seeing how earlier scientific work was carried out, sometimes especially when the results of that work are known to be incorrect.
(C) Scientists can make valuable contributions to the scientific work of their time even if the results of their work will later be shown to be mistaken.
(D) There are many scientists today who are not thoroughly familiar with earlier scientific research.
(E) Some of the better scientific research of today does not directly address earlier scientific work.

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29 Apr 2005, 08:44
B for me....

says you can learn the methodolgy to improve existing methods or learn from past mistakes...

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30 Apr 2005, 05:08
B. Learning from earlier mistakes so as not to repeat them

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01 May 2005, 05:31
I was confused between A & B
OA is B

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01 May 2005, 07:27
sonaketu wrote:
I was confused between A & B
OA is B

One more for B.
A is out of scope, because the author talked about the firsthand accounts which are mistaken.

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01 May 2005, 09:26
Agree with (B). (A) is not relevent in present context.

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01 May 2005, 09:26
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