The tone of sentence A suggests that subduing our passions to the iron rule of reason is not necessarily ideal for human cognition. We can see that sentence D is in a similar, mocking vein. It implies our ‘most prized’ and ‘most humanly’ attribute is not our forebrain, and that it is not the forebrain that aids rational thinking. Now, of the two remaining sentences B and C, we see that sentence C fits in with the idea in sentences A and D, both in terms of the derisive tone it uses as well as the message it conveys. We aspire to become more rational by subduing our emotions, and ironically, the more we are like Star Trek's unfeeling alien Mr. Spock, the more 'human' we think we are. DAB makes a cogent paragraph. Sentence B is the odd one out, as it relates to a different idea—the paradox that humans can be described as rational animals only because humans are the only animals capable of being irrational. Correct Answer: Choice (B)
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