DISCUSSION: The author clearly likes wine. But scientists have ignored the benefits of wine! They study it just like any other alcohol (lines 4-6). And the author says that scientists have “obscured” the benefits of wine (line 12). He is critical of scientists.
But not too critical. Most of the author’s evidence in paragraphs two and three comes from scientists. So he must like some of them. He’s openly critical (answer D), but not outraged (answer E).
- The author does like the results of certain scientific studies from paragraphs 2 and 3, but overall he thinks scientists have ignored wine.
- The first paragraph shows that the author doesn’t think much of scientists: he criticizes them for ignoring wine.
- While the author does quote from scientific studies, he doesn’t thank any scientists for them. There’s no favorable word for scientists in the whole article.
- CORRECT. See the explanation above. (Overtly means ‘openly’)
- Nope. See the explanation above. The criticism of scientists is fairly quiet and subtle. There is no extreme language or indignation.
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