It can be inferred from the passage that the author presumes which one of the following to be true?

Lena on December 27 at 05:07PM

B

Why is B incorrect? There appears to be support for B in lines 36-40 and the first sentence of the final paragraph.

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Shunhe on January 1 at 01:49AM

Hi @Lena-Chan,

(B) is incorrect because although lines 36-40 discuss this theory, it's actually presented as Carroll and Chen's innovation. However, the passage doesn't indicate whether or not the author actually supports this view or not. Although the author presents their theory, we can't assume that she presumes their theory to be true, which is why we can't just yet pick (B). (C) is a better answer here, as it is a scientific fact that the author relies upon right before the lines you mention. Hope this helps!