Which one of the following inferences about when the enzyme theory of life was formulated can be drawn from the pass...

Julie on August 26, 2019

Answer Explanation

Hi LSAT Max, I see that the enzyme theory of life is mentioned in lines 32-33, but I was wondering how to get to the correct answer. Thanks in advance!

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Irina on August 26, 2019


As you correctly pointed out, the enzyme theory is mentioned in the context of the late nineteenth-century competition between cytology and biochemistry. The passage tells us that the theory is "newly formulated" (line 31) around that time period. The passage also tells us that molecular biology appeared due to the transformation of biochemistry (mostly since 1950) (lines 43-46). Since it clearly happened after the origins of the enzyme theory of life - 1950 versus late 19th century, we can infer that (A) is correct.

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