DISCUSSION: This is a specific detail question. You’ll want to support the answer using the passage. Remember that both authors are talking only about the influence of genes on psychology and behavior.
- Neither author talks about how genes affect our appearance. They were talking about psychology.
- The author of passage A wasn’t an extremist. Lines 31-34 say that altruism “may” be explained by genes. The author never says everything we do is directly controlled by our genes.
- CORRECT. See lines 60-61. An explanation can make sense without being correct. So just because evolutionary motives could explain behavior doesn’t mean they do.
- No one mentions animal behavior. This is just here to slow you down and confuse you if you don’t know what to look for.
- The author of passage A never makes this extreme claim. We still do stupid things. The author of passage A only talks about one example, altruism.
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