Essayist: Winners of a Nobel prize for science, who are typically professional scientists, have all made significant ...

on June 18 at 06:31AM

answer choice A

I understand the correct answer, and I find it to be the most correct. But-- why is answer choice A definitely wrong?

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Victoria on June 18 at 02:46PM

Hi @annasc,

Happy to help!

We know that all winners of Nobel prizes for science have made contributions to science. We also know that these winners are typically professional scientists but that amateur scientists have also made many significant contributions.

Answer choice (A) is incorrect because we do not know if the amateur scientists who have made significant contributions to science have all also won Nobel prizes. We know that the winners are typically professional scientists; this means that some winners have been amateur scientists.

If all the amateur scientists who made significant contributions to science have won Nobel prizes, then it is not true that some amateur scientists who made significant contributions to science have not won Nobel prizes.

Hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any further questions.