Observatory director: Some say that funding the megatelescope will benefit only the astronomers who will work with it. This dangerous point of view, applied to the work of Maxwell, Newton, or Einstein, would have stifled their research and deprived the world of beneficial applications, such as the development of radio, that followed from that research.
If the statements above are put forward as an argument in favor of development of the megatelescope, which one of the following is the strongest criticism of that argument?OPTIONS
[A]. It appeals to the authority of experts who cannot have known all the issues involved in construction of the megatelescope.
[B]. It does not identify those opposed to development of the megatelescope.
[C]. It launches a personal attack on opponents of the megatelescope by accusing them of having a dangerous point of view.
[D]. It does not distinguish between the economic and the intellectual sense of “benefit.”
[E]. It does not show that the proposed megatelescope research is worthy of comparison with that of eminent scientists in its potential for applications.
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