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Post Mortem - Feb 06 Reading Comp

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Re: Post Mortem - Feb 06 Reading Comp
« Reply #80 on: February 04, 2006, 01:09:55 PM »
I think I put reasoned dismissal (not outright dismissal) because by the end of the passage it seemed that he had reasoned with it, but the last paragraph stated that it was very likely that the big bang would stand because of all the things it had explained in the past and unlikely that the new theory would overtake it.  He said the scientists were right in downplaying the theory's potential or accuracy, something like that...I'm probably wrong.

I'm not sure if I put the same one but that was one that I considered and i didn't put mild skepticism. Basedon the author's comments in the last few sentences, it definitely didn't seem like his/her skepticism was mild, since the author was like 'the astronomers are right in not giving much credence to the research on Hubble's constant' (to paraphrase)

That's what got me, it wasn't the skepticism or dismissal part...but what he stated at the end wasn't mild, it was almost completely discrediting.  If it had been reasoned skepticism, i would have likely went with that.

Yeah I think the two answers I was considering were D and E--someting like open opposition or _____ dismissal. I think i went for dismissal but not sure.

Re: Post Mortem - Feb 06 Reading Comp
« Reply #81 on: February 04, 2006, 01:11:36 PM »
was it overt dismissal?

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Re: Post Mortem - Feb 06 Reading Comp
« Reply #82 on: February 04, 2006, 01:13:43 PM »
was it overt dismissal?

Yup, that was it..good job. I can't remember if I put that or the opposition one. I was really torn and was leaning towards overt dismissal but then I think inclined to change it.

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Re: Post Mortem - Feb 06 Reading Comp
« Reply #83 on: February 04, 2006, 01:14:39 PM »
was it overt dismissal?

Yup, that was it..good job. I can't remember if I put that or the opposition one. I was really torn and was leaning towards overt dismissal but then I think inclined to change it.

i think i picked overt dismissal. not positive though.

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Re: Post Mortem - Feb 06 Reading Comp
« Reply #84 on: February 04, 2006, 01:14:51 PM »
was it overt dismissal?

I'm almost definite it was reasoned and not overt dismissal.  I was pretty confident here simply because of the "mildly" in front of skeptical.  It didn't seem the author was saying "scientists might be right about not taking heed of the new theory", it seemed that he was saying they were definitely right in doing so.

Re: Post Mortem - Feb 06 Reading Comp
« Reply #85 on: February 04, 2006, 01:16:24 PM »
Haha... are you sure it wasn't overt skepticism? 

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Re: Post Mortem - Feb 06 Reading Comp
« Reply #86 on: February 04, 2006, 01:17:27 PM »
Haha... are you sure it wasn't overt skepticism? 

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Re: Post Mortem - Feb 06 Reading Comp
« Reply #87 on: February 04, 2006, 01:20:25 PM »
Strange i dont even remember "reasoned dismissal" being one of the options. I put skepticism though because it seemed like he conclusively said that the new thing was wrong, only that it conflicted with a lot of other evidence and established theory, so its probably wrong.

Also, what did oyu get for adding another sentence to the end question on that passage. I put something about the scientists might have messed up the radiation frequency or soomething like that. It was recommendation for what may have caused the new faulty data.

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Re: Post Mortem - Feb 06 Reading Comp
« Reply #88 on: February 04, 2006, 01:22:31 PM »
I hated the mildly in front of skeptical but chose it anyway because he didn't rule out that it was true (just doubted it)

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Re: Post Mortem - Feb 06 Reading Comp
« Reply #89 on: February 04, 2006, 01:23:20 PM »
I selected skeptical as well..