In lines 44-48, the author of Passage 2 indicates that
the Fermi Paradox has been
(A) thoroughly misunderstood
(B) surprisingly influential
(C) overwhelmingly perplexing
(D) intermittently popular
(E) frequently misquoted


  1. It indicates thoroughly misunderstood.
    What is Fermi Paradox?
    The Fermi paradox is a disagreement between different high estimations for the existence of alien life and the lack of conclusive, blatant proof for it. If life were so simple, “someone from someplace must have come knocking by now,” as one story from 2015 put it. Due to a casual conversation he had with fellow physicists Edward Teller, Herbert York, and Emil Konopinski in the summer of 1950, Italian-American Enrico Fermi is known for the paradox. The men talked about recent UFO sightings and the potential for faster-than-light travel as they were walking to lunch. Before Fermi abruptly asked, “But where is everybody?” during lunch, the conversation shifted to other topics (although the exact quote is uncertain).
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