It can be inferred that the authors of the two passages would be most likely to disagree over whether

Mida on October 13, 2019

Question RC

Can someone please explain the correct answer

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Skylar on November 7, 2019

@maonuo Happy to help!

The correct answer is (D) "the capacity to produce music has great adaptive value to humans."

We can logically infer that the authors of the two passages would disagree over the answer to this, as the first passage states that "music, it would seem, had little adaptive value of its own" (lines 25-26), whereas the second passage states that music and its role in mother-infant interactions "would have conferred considerable evolutionary advantage" (lines 61-62).

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Abigail on December 24 at 09:16PM

I see why D is the correct answer. Can someone please explain why B is incorrect?

Abigail on December 24 at 09:19PM

Wait, I think I answered my question. Is it that passage A discusses the differences in lines 9-10. However passage B doesn't have a stance. Am I correct?

Ravi on February 8 at 12:34PM

@Abigail-Okereke, B doesn't work because this is something that the author of passage A says in support of their conclusion, but we do not have any reason to believe or think that the author of passage B would disagree with this. Instead, it's the issue of why they're so similar that the authors would have a disagreement about, so we can get rid of this choice.

Ravi on February 8 at 12:34PM

@Abigail-Okereke, B doesn't work because this is something that the author of passage A says in support of their conclusion, but we do not have any reason to believe or think that the author of passage B would disagree with this. Instead, it's the issue of why they're so similar that the authors would have a disagreement about, so we can get rid of this choice.