ACT Science 2.1 Conflicting Viewpoint Passage

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?

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And here are the possible answers:

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First we should know that we're only considering Scientist 1's opinion. And Scientist 1 looks

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to be pretty critical of the USGS about a few different things. We need to identify

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which of the four options is NOT something that Scientist 1 ranted about.

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Now, let's take a look at the options. Which one of them is "not" mentioned by Scientist 1?

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Option A says the survey overestimates the

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python population. aaaaaand

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Looks like Scientist 1 agrees, so it's not A.

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What about B? B says the survey only took into account rainfall and temperature.

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Yup, that's in there, too. It's not B. C claims the survey fails to mention the creation

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of new marshland being necessary for the pythons. Yeah, Scientist 1 says that, too. In the same

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sentence, actually. So that leaves us with D. Scientist 1 did

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a lot of railing against the USGS, but never mentioned that the study fails to model the

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current habitat of the python by not testing how well the researchers can pick areas habitable

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to the snake. So D's is our answer. D, as in Don't talk

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to scientist 1 until he's had his coffee.