and even worse, any reasonable prospects for gathering such evidence

NewAmerica

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Mandarin
Does "and even worse, any reasonable prospects for gathering such evidence" refer to "and even worse, (it lacks) any reasonable prospects for gathering such evidence"?

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String theory is incredibly appealing to many scientists because it is “beautiful”—its equations are satisfying and its proposed explanations elegant. But so far it lacks any experimental evidence supporting it—and even worse, any reasonable prospects for gathering such evidence. Yet even the suggestion string theory may not be able to accommodate the kind of dark energy we see in the cosmos around us does not dissuade some.

-Scientific American (String Theory May Create Far Fewer Universes Than Thought)

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  • icecreamsoldier

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    New Zealand English
    Does "and even worse, any reasonable prospects for gathering such evidence" refer to "and even worse, (it lacks) any reasonable prospects for gathering such evidence"?
    Yes, that's correct. It's mirroring the previous statement so the 'it lacks' is understood (implied) but omitted to avoid repetition.
     
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