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The crux of creativity resides in the ability to manufacture variation

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The crux of creativity resides in the ability to manufacture variations on a theme. If we look at the history of science, for instance, we see that every idea is built upon a thousand related ideas. Careful analysis leads us to understand that what we choose to call a new theme or a new discovery is itself always and without exception some sort of variation, on a deep level, of previous themes.

If all of the statements in the passage are true, each of the following must also be true EXCEPT:

A) A lack of ability to manufacture a variation on a previous theme connotes a lack of creativity
B) No scientific idea is entirely independent of all other ideas.
C) Careful analysis of a specific variation can reveal previous themes of which it is a variation.
D) All great scientific discoverers have been able to manufacture a variation on a theme.
E) Some new scientific discoveries do not represent, on a deep level, a variation on previous themes.

Originally posted by ajaym28 on 02 Dec 2014, 10:14.
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E) Some new scientific discoveries do not represent, on a deep level, a variation on previous themes.

+1 for E...It states something which is opposite to what given in passage.
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inference questions are still hard for me.
If it is an inference question with negative word, it is harder.
In an inference question, test takers rarely use the scope to eliminate wrong options.
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A, B, C, D matches the theme of the question. E said exactly opposite of passage them

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Imo E
It goes opposite to the direction in which the conclusion is going .
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what is the best way to handle such this question? What signs, or clues should I look for to arrive at the right answer?
an inference + except

I chose E b/c the word "always" stands out clearly.
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The passage does not talk about 'Great Scientific Discoveries' as mentioned in D. So why is D wrong?
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Bunuel, why is D not correct? I can understand A, B, C, but I can't seem to differentiate / choose between D and E. Can you please help?
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ajaym28 wrote:
The crux of creativity resides in the ability to manufacture variations on a theme. If we look at the history of science, for instance, we see that every idea is built upon a thousand related ideas. Careful analysis leads us to understand that what we choose to call a new theme or a new discovery is itself always and without exception some sort of variation, on a deep level, of previous themes.

If all of the statements in the passage are true, each of the following must also be true EXCEPT:

A) A lack of ability to manufacture a variation on a previous theme connotes a lack of creativity
B) No scientific idea is entirely independent of all other ideas.
C) Careful analysis of a specific variation can reveal previous themes of which it is a variation.
D) All great scientific discoverers have been able to manufacture a variation on a theme.
E) Some new scientific discoveries do not represent, on a deep level, a variation on previous themes.


Why E and not D.

Question is must also be true EXCEPT

D) All great scientific discoverers have been able to manufacture a variation on a theme.
call a new theme or a new discovery is itself always and without exception some sort of variation
From that line of the argument you can clearly infer this.

E) Some new scientific discoveries do not represent, on a deep level, a variation on previous themes.
call a new theme or a new discovery is itself always and without exception some sort of variation,
Mentioned line from the argument clearly mentions that, it will always deviate, this option questions that claim.

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