The author would be most likely to agree with which one of the following statements about the conventional way in whi...

Sidrah on August 21 at 09:45PM

Please explain

How is D the correct answer?

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Irina on August 21 at 10:44PM

@Sidra,

The author tells us that a conventional way involves tweaking one constraint while holding the rest of them constant (lines 33-39). By changing only one parameter at a time, this practice necessarily restricts the set of possible outcomes as (D) correctly points out. (A) is incorrect because it focuses on looking for a set of laws that would support life, that's relevant to the issue at hand; (B) is incorrect because it produces results; (C) is incorrect because it is false, the author acknowledges that the scientists do calculations, what-if scenarios, or computer simulations; (E) is incorrect because the author argues that this approach is too restrictive to produce a workable model.

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