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CAT 2023 Set-3 | Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension | Question-6

Q. 6)

The author mentions Kekulés discovery of the structure of benzene and Mozart's symphonies to illustrate the point that:

  1. Pinker's conclusions on sequential reasoning are belied by European achievements which, in the past, were more rooted in unconscious bursts of genius.
  2. unlike the sciences, human achievements in other fields are a mix of logical reasoning and spontaneous epiphanies.
  3. it is not just the creative arts, but also scientific fields that have benefitted from flashes of creativity.
  4. great innovations across various fields can stem from flashes of intuition and are not always propelled by logical thinking.

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