The passage offers the strongest evidence that the author would agree with which one of the following statements?

on July 26 at 08:48PM

Ans Choice E

Hi, could you explain why E is wrong ? Thank you in advance!

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Shunhe on July 27 at 04:31PM

Hi @ankita96,

Thanks for the question! So we’re being asked here to find a statement that the author would most likely agree with. Remember that the correct answer is going to be supported in its entirety (not just part of it); if there’s any details that are wrong, the whole answer is wrong, which is why it’s important to be detail-oriented with these kinds of questions.

Taking a look at (E), it tells us that the author would agree that Noguchi’s work is of special interest for what it reveals not only about the value of scientific thinking in the arts but also about the value of aesthetic approaches to scientific inquiry. Is it true that Noguchi’s work reveals the value of scientific thinking in the arts? Absolutely, we get a lot of information about that. But what about the second part? Are we told about how Noguchi’s work reveals the value of aesthetic approaches to scientific inquiry? No, nowhere in the passage is that mentioned. We’re never told anywhere about anything related to approaches to scientific inquiry in the first place; we’re just told about applying scientific thinking to arts, and not the other way around. So (E) isn’t completely supported because of the second half and is wrong.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.