ACT Science 2.1 Conflicting Viewpoint Passage
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ACT Science: Conflicting Viewpoint Passage Drill 2, Problem 1. Which of the following is not considered to be a fault of the US Geological Survey's study according to Scientist 1?
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according to Scientist 1?
And here are the possible answers:
First we should know that we're only considering Scientist 1's opinion. And Scientist 1 looks
to be pretty critical of the USGS about a few different things. We need to identify
which of the four options is NOT something that Scientist 1 ranted about.
Now, let's take a look at the options. Which one of them is "not" mentioned by Scientist 1?
Option A says the survey overestimates the
python population. aaaaaand
Looks like Scientist 1 agrees, so it's not A.
What about B? B says the survey only took into account rainfall and temperature.
Yup, that's in there, too. It's not B. C claims the survey fails to mention the creation
of new marshland being necessary for the pythons. Yeah, Scientist 1 says that, too. In the same
sentence, actually. So that leaves us with D. Scientist 1 did
a lot of railing against the USGS, but never mentioned that the study fails to model the
current habitat of the python by not testing how well the researchers can pick areas habitable
to the snake. So D's is our answer. D, as in Don't talk
to scientist 1 until he's had his coffee.