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Reading Comprehension - Worked Examples

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Inferences about views 2 | Science passage | The Sun

Reading Comprehension - Worked Examples

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based on the information in the passage it can be inferred that the author holds which one of the following views because an inference question this isn't about what's in the passage or summary of what a what a section of the passage is therefore what its purpose or function is this is about trying to figure out what the author is thinking I'm sorry can we predict this we know that the author is really celebrating the fact that not celebrating strong or too strong word but it's definitely a positive about Cecilia payens contribution to to this you know this area the discovery of what the Sun is made of and that she is sort of an unsung hero that at that time and research her colleagues didn't didn't believe her for ever reason but it's an early positive so we view these questions it helps to kind of have a sense you looking for something you know positive let's start looking the choices the fact that pains research findings were not found convincing by many of her contemporaries was not due to any major mistake in her scientific reasoning that sounds pretty good let's see the others previous to pain interpreters of the spectroscopic data had deliberately disregarded data that suggested the Sun contains some hydrogen no this is really indicative the other doesn't holding really had any negative views about anybody just just stating stating the facts we don't know that there was like criminal negligence or you know criminal intent so B is not right the iron hypothesis would not have been accepted for so long were it not for the prominence and prestige in Lord Kelvin again I don't know Lord Kelvin always mentioned but but there's no the author seems pretty agnostic about like oh you know it was his fault you know is his prominence and prestige that made everybody except the iron hypothesis that's really a bridge too far that's that would be using our imagination too much and there's no reason for us to think that D the resistance to our findings that pain encounter among professional astronomers is uncharacteristic of the way JEP science generally operates again if this cliff this choice for right it would be you know something about the author feeling you know having made a statement of like that isn't the way science usually is there are no statements along those lines you know in the entire passage that that's not the answer II the discovery of nuclear fusion might have been delayed by several decades if pain had not determined that this Sun consists mainly of hydrogen and helium then again we don't know that you know the the author thinks that oh you know it would have been delayed you know we credit pain was finally you have a timeline on which nuclear fusion was finally discovered and accepted as a thing this is not within the passage so we have great pretty good grounds to go with a here let's look at it again the fact that Payne's research findings were not found convincing and we definitely know the passages about that by many of her contemporaries was not due to any major mistake in her psychic reasoning so it for this to be right hood all we need to know is that the author thinks yeah she was right all along there was no mistake so here's our answer Hey