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(See the complete passage discussion here: lsat/viewtopic.php?t=14060)
The correct answer choice is (A)
This question asks us to select the two word phrase that most accurately describes the Author’s view of the strict constructionist Darwinians’ position. Generally, we can say that the Author views their arguments negatively, and so we can eliminate any answer choice that is positive in nature. Further, the Author was quite critical of the strict constructionist Darwinians, as seen by the Author’s word choice, especially in the first paragraph, e.g., “self-proclaimed”, “reducing”, “assert”.
Answer choice (A): This is the correct answer choice because it properly captures the Author’s sharp disagreement with the position taken by the strict constructionist Darwinians.
Answer choice (B): While this answer choice expresses a negative view, it is not worded strongly enough to accurately describe the Author’s stance.
Answer choice (C): The Author was neither neutral nor open-minded when it came to the strict constructionist view. As discussed in the prephrase, the Author’s word choice indicates—from the very beginning of the passage—stern opposition to the strict constructionists.
Answer choice (D): This answer choice is incorrect because the Author explicitly and repeatedly disagrees with the strict constructionist view.
Answer choice (E): This answer choice is the polar opposite of the Author’s stance toward the strict constructionist Darwinians.