Which one is correct? Why? Because archaeology explores the most profound changes in human history by means of a grossly incomplete word record; it has invited the sort of bold, imaginative interpretation in which speculation too easily becomes___evidence 1)replaced by 2)constrained by 3)untethered from 4)divorced from 5)substituted for 6)Constricted by
Oct 17, 2019 10:26 AM
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I prefer "becomes untethered." Reasonable speculation is closely based on the evidence (is closely tied to the evidence). Bold speculation moves farther from the evidence (but is still tied/tethered to the evidence). Pure speculation disregards the evidence (moves completely away from the evidence, so untied/untethered). "Becomes substituted" is understandable, but more natural is "substitutes." "speculation too easily substitutes for evidence."
October 17, 2019
I think number 5 is best from the choices you offer. "speculation too easily becomes substituted for evidence" Actually number 3 would also work. Why not the others - because they don't make sense in this context. How can speculation be constrained by the evidence in your context
October 17, 2019
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