The development of the science of energy is essential to many emerging technologies. We must not, however, neglect to add to our knowledge of the energy of the normal elements found in nature, since the development of energetic materials depends upon this knowledge. If the statements above are true, which of the following can best be inferred from the passage?
A. At this point in time, the study of the theory of energy is more important than the development of the science of energy.
B. Since study of the normal elements found in nature will add to scientific knowledge, there is no need to study the abnormal elements found in nature.
C. The manufacture of energy must take precedence over the development of emerging technologies.
D. Without the further development of our knowledge of energy, the development of the science of energy could be slowed.
E. If funding for the development of energy is not found, there will be no further study of the theory of energy.
The argument correctly links the two points. “Without the further development of our knowledge of energy, the development of the science of energy could be slowed.” No other solution correctly links the two points.
Correct Answer - Choice D
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