Some legislators refuse to commit public funds for new scientific research if they cannot be assured that the researc...

Audrey on August 18 at 06:09PM

Why is it E?

Please explain why the correct answer is E.

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Ravi on August 18 at 08:09PM

@Audrey-Swope,

Let's look at (E).

Recall that we're looking for the main point of the argument in the
stimulus. "Such a position ignores the lessons of experience" is the
main point in this stimulus, as the rest of the stimulus is used to
support this phrase. The argument concludes that legislators are
ignoring the lessons of history. We need to look for this in the
correct answer choice.

(E) says, "Lack of guarantees that new scientific research will
contribute to the public welfare is not sufficient reason for
legislators to refuse to commit public funds to new scientific
research."

(E) looks great, as it's a paraphrasing of the conclusion we
identified. Refusing to commit funds to research based on a lack of
demonstrated benefit ignores the lessons of experience. Thus, (E) is
the correct answer choice.

Does this make sense? Let us know if you have any other questions!