AP Biology 1.1 Evolution Drives the Diversity and Unity of Life
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AP Biology: Evolution Drives the Diversity and Unity of Life Drill 1, Problem 1. The first cells on planet Earth were likely what?
|AP Biology||Evolution Drives the Diversity and Unity of Life|
|Cells||Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes|
|Common ancestry||Conserved core processes|
|Evolution||Complexity of a Cell|
|Natural Processes||Several origin hypotheses|
|Test Prep||AP Biology|
Nice try. Rather, a paradox is a statement that seems
to contradict itself.
Like, "God can create a rock so heavy he can't lift it"...
...or, "Candace wanted a real job so she found work as an actress."
We're given five answer choices... and are told that ONE of them is the BEST example of a paradox.
So... which is it? Is it B? "Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me."
Close... but not quite.
It's not saying that Death can't die... it's more like the author is taunting Death...
saying, "Oooh, I'd just like to see you try to kill me."
"Come at me with your mitts up, big fella..." We can actually eliminate C, D and E all at
once, and for pretty much a unified reason.
Looking them over, we can see that each line contains multiple modifiers, or nouns... but
not two contradictory ideas.
And since we're in such a contradictory mood... we can pass them by.
Which leaves only A -- "And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die."
Okay, now he's telling Death he will die...
But... uh... who's going to make that happen? Does Death have an assistant, or is there
some sort of... substitute Reaper program?
Nope... it seems inconceivable that Death itself could die... which is what makes this
statement a paradox.
Our answer is A.
As in, "Alive and loving it."