PrepTest 20 (October 1996), Section A, Question 7

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PrepTest 20 (October 1996), Section A, Question 7

Postby LSAT_Padawan » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:56 pm

What's the answer to this Must Be True X question (paraphrasing):

7) Crux of creativity resides in the ability to manufacture variation on a theme....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 itself always and w/o exception some sort of variation, on a deep level, of previous themes.

If the above is true, each of the following must also be true EXCEPT:

(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.

I think the answers (E) but the workbook did not provide the answer.

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Re: PrepTest 20 (October 1996), Section A, Question 7

Postby r6_philly » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:09 pm

It's E

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Re: PrepTest 20 (October 1996), Section A, Question 7

Postby Mattalones » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:20 pm

LSAT_Padawan wrote:What's the answer to this Must Be True X question (paraphrasing):

7) Crux of creativity resides in the ability to manufacture variation on a theme....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 itself always and w/o exception some sort of variation, on a deep level, of previous themes.

If the above is true, each of the following must also be true EXCEPT:

(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.

I think the answers (E) but the workbook did not provide the answer.

(E) it is: "Some new scientific discoveries do not represent, on a deep level, a variation on previous themes." cannot be true according to:
* ... 'new discovery' itself always and w/o exception [is] some sort of variation, on a deep level, of previous themes.


A) "Lack of ability to manufacture a variation on a previous theme connotes a lack of creativity" is true by:
* Crux of creativity resides in the ability to manufacture variation on a theme....every idea is built upon a thousand related ideas.
B) "No scientific idea is entirely independent of all other ideas" is true by:
* every idea is built upon a thousand related ideas
C) "Careful analysis of a specific variation can reveal previous themes of which it is a variation" is true by:
* Careful analysis leads us to understand that ... a new discovery itself is always and w/o exception some sort of variation ... of previous themes
D) "All great scientific discoverers have been able to manufacture a variation on a theme" is true by:
* [In] history of science ... we see that every idea is built upon a thousand related ideas (that includes the great scientific discoveries too).




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