Which one of the following is a central topic of both passages?

on November 30, 2019


How does passage B centrally focus on the use of negative evidence?

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Irina on November 30, 2019


Negative evidence is essentially any evidence that disproves a theory or an underlying assumption. Passage B discusses the role of negative evidence in the predictions of Uranus's and Mercury's orbit. The fact that another planet - Neptune - existed where none were assumed to be is an example of negative evidence that demonstrated the error in their initial predictions.