June 2013 LSAT, Reading Comprehension, Q26

Crowdsourcing the June 2013 LSAT:  June 2013 LSAT Explanation Central | About this project This seems like another cleverly-disguised Main Point question. Did you, or did you not, get the main idea? Here's my summary of the entire passage, if you need a refresher. What does the author think about Temple's hypothesis? Well, I think the author thinks that the dodo-Calvaria link would have been really cool, but probably didn't happen. The author also seems to think that Temple did some bad science in an effort to support his own hypothesis. Let's see.

A. No, the author definitely doesn't think that Temple was "essentially correct." The author thinks Temple was wrong.

B. No, the author doesn't think that Temple "vindicated" his hypothesis through research. The author thinks Temple was wrong.

C. No, the author thinks Temple was wrong and did bogus science. That's far from "a valuable scientific achievement."

D. No, the author doesn't think Temple was "precise."

E. Yes, exactly. The author thinks Temple came up with a cool hypothesis and then tried to create science to back it up even though it was, in fact, wrong. This is the answer.

 

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