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Scientist long believed that two nerve cluster in the human hypothalam

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Hi MagooshExpert, SajjadAhmad, workout,

My query is with regard to Q1. In it I eliminated option B, C, and E, for obvious reasons then left with A and D. A and D almost felt like same hence went ahead with A instead D. Could you please assist to find where I made error.
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First of all analyze the wording used in both options A and D

(A) challenge recent findings that appear to contradict earlier findings
(D) discuss evidence that has caused a longstanding belief to be revised

Below is the explanation by "mikemcgarry"

In Par 1, he talks about the role of the SCN in regulating circadian rhythms.
Par. 2, he cites new evidence that is not entirely compatible with the SCN running everything. The first paragraph really sets the stage of what the author wants to say. The second paragraph is really the author's main point, the juicy point he want to make--- the first paragraph just sets the stage so we have context for the second paragraph. The "SCN runs the whole thing" theory was called "long believed," so it is a longstanding theory that the new evidence calls into question, causing scientist to revise the longstanding theory. This is what (D) says.


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Hi MagooshExpert, SajjadAhmad, workout,

My query is with regard to Q1. In it I eliminated option B, C, and E, for obvious reasons then left with A and D. A and D almost felt like same hence went ahead with A instead D. Could you please assist to find where I made error.

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Thanks SajjadAhmad for response.

I felt that A also could be answer as

"Par. 2, he cites new evidence that is not entirely compatible with the SCN running everything" Which can be also inferred as "recent findings that appear to contradict earlier findings"

Not sure if I making any mistake in understanding it.
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Thanks SajjadAhmad for response.

I felt that A also could be answer as

"Par. 2, he cites new evidence that is not entirely compatible with the SCN running everything" Which can be also inferred as "recent findings that appear to contradict earlier findings"

Not sure if I making any mistake in understanding it.

In RC, The correct answer should be correct on ALL grounds, i.e., 100% in line with the passage.

Excerpt from the passage:
    While scientists do not dispute the role of the SCNs in controlling core functions such as the regulation of body temperature and blood pressure, scientists now believe that circadian clocks in other organs and tissues may respond to external cues other than light—including temperature changes—that recur regularly 24 hours.

The gist of the above lines:
    Scientists (now believe): Apart from SCNs, Clocks MAY respond to external cues other than light.
    The author agrees with the above-mentioned stance of the scientists. (the recent findings).

To answer your query:
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I felt that A also could be answered as

"Par. 2, he cites new evidence that is not entirely compatible with the SCN running everything" Which can be also inferred as "recent findings that appear to contradict earlier findings"

True, the recent findings MAY appear contradicting to earlier findings.
However,
Reading entire Q in conjunction with Option A: challenge recent findings that appear to contradict earlier findings.
    The primary purpose of the passage is to challenge recent findings that appear to contradict earlier findings

No where in the passage the author challenges the recent findings.
The author is not in disagreement with the recent findings.

Moreover, he emphasizes to add the recent findings to the earlier findings, suggesting longstanding belief to be revised.
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