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The reading and the lecture are both about Robert E. peary's travel to the North Pole. The author of the reading believes that there is three strong evidence, which proves he reached the North Pole. However, the lecturer in the reading passage does not believe in the argument presented by the author. He is of the opinion that these arguments are not solid and unconvincing. First of all, the author claims that the National Geographic Society had done an investigation by making a group. Furthermore, he says that the result of the investigation shows that the record of the equipment along with Peary's accounts was consistent and precise. The lecturer, on the other hand, disagrees with this claim. He makes the point that the committee contains Peary's friend. Also, he mentions the investigation period was only two days, and there was not any record of completion of peary travel. Secondly, the writer suggests that Peary reached the North pole only in 37 days. Moreover, he says another British explorer; Tom Avery made such a tour in less than 37 days in the same trek. Also, he mimicked everything as Peary's. The lecturer casts doubt on the argument made by the author. He claimed that Tom Avery took less weight than Peary, and he used airplanes. Moreover, he explains that these travels are completely different. Finally, the author believes that the photograph taken by the peary shows that he was genuine. In addition, he makes the point that the Sun's height measured from Peary's photograph matches the sun position at that time on the North pole today. The lecturer, however, rebuts this bringing up the point that the photograph taken by Peary was so obsolete and seems too much blur. Additionally, he claims that technology could not prove the exact position of the sun at present and 100 years ago. In the last, the speaker notes that the picture could not show any accuracy as that was taken in the North Pole. To sum up, both the lecture and the writer hold conflicting views about Peary's travel to the North Pole. It is crystal clear that they will have trouble finding common ground on this issue
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