DISCUSSION: Passage B criticizes evolutionary psychology. Passage A is an explanation of altruism, using evolutionary psychology. So Passage B is attacking the sort of explanations made in Passage A.
Passage B’s main criticism is that there are many possible explanations for any behavior. Just because evolutionary psychology seems to make sense doesn’t mean it’s right.
- Not at all. The author of passage B criticizes evolutionary psychology.
- The first part of this is right, but the author of passage B never uses an analogy.
- The author of passage B never said evolutionary psychologists observe the world wrong. An example of that criticism would be to say that humans aren’t monogamous or altruistic.
Instead, the author of passage B criticizes evolutionary psychologists’ explanations for these observations.
- Lines 56-59 say it’s rare that you could definitively prove one of evolutionary psychology’s explanations correct. But the author never says its impossible.
- CORRECT. Just because an explanation is plausible (line 43) doesn’t mean that it is correct (line 53, lines 59-61).
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