DISCUSSION: The passages actually don’t have much in common. The main thing they do have in common is describing researchers’ efforts to understand how animals communicate.
- I don’t believe either passage argued that animals have a human like intelligence.
- Passage B talks about primate communication, but passage A only talks about bees.
- CORRECT. Both passages talk about scientists’ studies. E.g. Wenner, Gould, von Frisch.
- Both passages do mention conflicting research on honeybees. (All of passage A, and lines 53-55 of passage B).
But that’s not the same thing as “airing a controversy”. That would normally involve a lengthy discussion of the history of the controversy, the arguments of both sides, and a summary of what remains uncertain. Passage B certainly doesn’t do that.
- Passage A never even talked about symbolic language. And passage B didn’t describe the conditions for symbolic languages.
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