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The support for the answer to this inference question is provided by the statements in the passage that Homo sapiens appeared just a geologic second ago. Choice (A) is a reversal, as the passage credits "fortuitous ... events," rather than an outcome predicted by evolutionary theory. Choice (C) is a reversal as the passage states that "random and chaotic ... elements" are a crucial part of historical outcomes. The correct answer is choice (B).
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The support for the answer to this purpose question is provided by the statement in the passage that "to understand the events in generalities of life's pathway we must go beyond principles of evolutionary theory." The author presents the discussion of Homo sapiens as an example in support of this primary point. Choice (A) is recycled language, as the reference to a geologic second ago serves as an aside. Choices (B) and (E) are reversals, as the author's point is stated as "contrary ... to conventional ... western science" and natural selection, which allow for both a long-term process and intricacy of events. Choice (D) is a reversal, as the author explains a process that he or she contrasts against natural selection. The correct answer is (C).
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"Webs and chains of historical events are so intricate, so imbued with random and chaotic elements, so unrepeatable in encompassing such a multitude of unique (and uniquely interacting) objects, that standard models of simple prediction do not apply." This select the sentence question references a sentence that explains that the intermingling of highly detailed occurrences makes the prediction of evolution problematic. The reference to prediction provides an easy place to start, indicating the final sentence of the third paragraph. This sentence is further supported by its reference to "uniquely interacting ... objects." The correct answer is the final sentence of the third paragraph.
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The support for the answer to this retrieval question is provided by the statement in the passage that humans arose from the outcome of events, any one of which could have occurred differently and sent history on an alternate pathway. Additionally, the passage states that the "pattern of life's history is the single actualized version among millions of plausible alternatives that happened not to occur." Choice (A) can be eliminated, as "never" is extreme language that is not supported by the text. Choice (B) is a reversal, as the passage contrasts natural selection from change that is random. Choice (D) is a reversal, as the passage states that "history ... cannot be predicted with any precision." Choice (E) can be eliminated, because the phrase "always be inadequate" is extreme language that is not supported by the text, which refers to natural selection as adequate. The correct answer is (C).
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This is a structure question, so evaluate the answer choices and eliminate choices that contradict the text. Choices (A), (C), and (E) are reversals, as the passage supports natural selection, and merely refers to it as "not fully sufficient." Choice (B) can be eliminated, as the phrase "conditions are stated" is extreme language that is not supported by the text, which indicates that natural selection is not the only cause, but does not specify precisely in which situations natural selection applies. The correct answer is (D).
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