ACT Science 1.8 Conflicting Viewpoint Passage

ACT Science: Conflicting Viewpoint Passage Drill 1, Problem 8. Which of the following pieces of evidence would not be supported by either scientist?

ACT ScienceConflicting Viewpoint Passage
BiologyBotany
LanguageEnglish Language
Product TypeACT Science

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Which of the following pieces of evidence would NOT be supported by either scientist?

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And here are the potential answers...

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What are we actually being asked here?

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Well, we need to examine each answer and figure out which one does no favors for both viewpoints.

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The Lone Wolf. The one that doesn't play by anyone's rules... The hero that Gotham deserves.

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Let's go down the line, and as soon as any answer lines up

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with either viewpoint, we'll toss it out.

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First up, "The growth of leaves and flowers is caused by auxin."

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Well, that's pretty much exactly what Scientist 1 said. So this one won't work for us.

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Alright, next. Scientist 1 didn't say anything about stress, but Scientist 2 thinks stress

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plays a huge role in patterning. Alright, next up.

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This options says SAM plays an important role in patterning.

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And the option isn't the only one who says that—both scientists thought so, too.

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This one's obviously not going to be our answer.

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We're left with this guy.

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Plant patterning is determined when a seed germinates, and it's impossible to alter."

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Scientist 1 didn't mention anything like this at all, which is a good sign.

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And it looks like Scientist 2 didn't either.

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Well, this statement doesn't do any favors for either viewpoint.

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So this guy's our answer right here.