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# Newtonian physics dominated science for over two centuries.

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Newtonian physics dominated science for over two centuries. It found consistently successful application, becoming one of the most highly substantiated and accepted theories in the history of science. Nevertheless, Einstein’s theories came to show the fundamental limits of Newtonian physics and to surpass the Newtonian view in the early 1900s, giving rise once again to a physics that has so far enjoyed wide success.

Which one of the following logically follows from the statements above?

A.The history of physics is characterized by a pattern of one successful theory subsequently surpassed by another.
B.Long-standing success or substantiation of a theory of physics is no guarantee that the theory will continue to be dominant indefinitely.
C.Every theory of physics, no matter how successful, is eventually surpassed by one that is more successful.
D.Once a theory of physics is accepted, it will remain dominant for centuries.
E.If a long-accepted theory of physics is surpassed, it must be surpassed by a theory that is equally successful.

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30 Oct 2016, 09:08

A- there might be a few theories that were not surpassed

C- it says "every", too specific

D - not necessarily true...

E - might be a theory that wouldn't last for 2 days

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01 Nov 2016, 02:56
A: No information about history of Physics except for Newtonian Physics and Einstein theory
B: Correct
C: No information about EVERY theory of Physics
D: Cannot infer about the dominance of theory for centuries
E: No logical inference
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01 Nov 2016, 08:51
One theory which dominated and found successful application for a long time was overtaken by another, which pointed out the former's fundamental limits.

By elimination : B
A - Not logically related to the above information as there is no pattern mentioned.
B - Newtonian theory is a perfect intantiation of this.
C - "Every theory of physics" - is too strong a statement to use based on the above information.
D - Newtons theory dominated for 2 centuries becoming "one of the most accepted theories ". Other less accepted theories may or may not be dominant for centuries.
E - "Equally successful" is questionable for Einstein's theory
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01 Nov 2016, 12:13
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Newtonian physics dominated science for over two centuries. It found consistently successful application, becoming one of the most highly substantiated and accepted theories in the history of science. Nevertheless, Einstein’s theories came to show the fundamental limits of Newtonian physics and to surpass the Newtonian view in the early 1900s, giving rise once again to a physics that has so far enjoyed wide success.

Which one of the following logically follows from the statements above?

A.The history of physics is characterized by a pattern of one successful theory subsequently surpassed by another.
B.Long-standing success or substantiation of a theory of physics is no guarantee that the theory will continue to be dominant indefinitely.
C.Every theory of physics, no matter how successful, is eventually surpassed by one that is more successful.
D.Once a theory of physics is accepted, it will remain dominant for centuries.
E.If a long-accepted theory of physics is surpassed, it must be surpassed by a theory that is equally successful.

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Newtonian physics ------>Surpassed by------>Einstein’s Theories

This is an inference question and based on the stimulus , (B) clearly flows from the passage...

Hence correct answer must be (B)
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09 Jan 2017, 22:13
In my 2 cents,

A.The history of physics is characterized by a pattern of one successful theory subsequently surpassed by another.
-- there is no mention of the pattern of successful theory

B.Long-standing success or substantiation of a theory of physics is no guarantee that the theory will continue to be dominant indefinitely.
-- This is it !! Since the passage start with the success of Newtonian physics,then it was surpass by Einstein's theories.

C.Every theory of physics, no matter how successful, is eventually surpassed by one that is more successful.
-- "Every theory" is too strong word.The passage just mentions that Einstein's theories surpasses Newtonian physics.

D.Once a theory of physics is accepted, it will remain dominant for centuries.
-- Not necessary true.Newtonian physics is just one of the example that remained dominant for centuries.

E.If a long-accepted theory of physics is surpassed, it must be surpassed by a theory that is equally successful.
-- There is no comparison between the success of two mention things-Newtonian physics and Einstein's theories.
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15 Jan 2017, 12:06
Newtonian physics dominated science for over two centuries. It found consistently successful application, becoming one of the most highly substantiated and accepted theories in the history of science. Nevertheless, Einstein’s theories came to show the fundamental limits of Newtonian physics and to surpass the Newtonian view in the early 1900s, giving rise once again to a physics that has so far enjoyed wide success.
Which one of the following logically follows from the statements above?
A.The history of physics is characterized by a pattern of one successful theory subsequently surpassed by another.
The condition stated may not be correct always and may the pattern may deviate,so the answer choice is incorrect.
B.Long-standing success or substantiation of a theory of physics is no guarantee that the theory will continue to be dominant indefinitely.
C.Every theory of physics, no matter how successful, is eventually surpassed by one that is more successful.
The choice is good but the use of the work 'Every' is very bold and thus will not be an appropriate choice.
D.Once a theory of physics is accepted, it will remain dominant for centuries.
Not necessary
E.If a long-accepted theory of physics is surpassed, it must be surpassed by a theory that is equally successful.
No such inference.
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18 Sep 2017, 12:08
Notice this is a LSAT question ... is it helpful practicing on these types of questions? Reason I ask is I typically try to stay as close to OG/GMAT Prep as possible (when it comes to Verbal prep).

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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25 Feb 2018, 02:37
CR powerscore bible. this is also a gmat question, and it is quite easy.
There is no information that indicates that E is correct. Hence, B is correct/
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04 Apr 2018, 23:08
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Newtonian physics dominated science for over two centuries. It found consistently successful application, becoming one of the most highly substantiated and accepted theories in the history of science. Nevertheless, Einstein’s theories came to show the fundamental limits of Newtonian physics and to surpass the Newtonian view in the early 1900s, giving rise once again to a physics that has so far enjoyed wide success.
Which one of the following logically follows from the statements above?

A.The history of physics is characterized by a pattern of one successful theory subsequently surpassed by another.

B.Long-standing success or substantiation of a theory of physics is no guarantee that the theory will continue to be dominant indefinitely.

C.Every theory of physics, no matter how successful, is eventually surpassed by one that is more successful.

D.Once a theory of physics is accepted, it will remain dominant for centuries.

E.If a long-accepted theory of physics is surpassed, it must be surpassed by a theory that is equally successful.

Only B can be inferred from the passage. [/quote]
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