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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Nanotechnology may pose risks in the coming decades ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 1 member reply ### Top Member ## Nanotechnology may pose risks in the coming decades Nanotechnology may pose risks in the coming decades as we find it increasingly commonplace to introduce small robots into our bodies. But the fact that these robots might be invisible to the naked eye doesn't mean we are helpless against them. After all, since the initial development of germ theory, we have designed and continuously improved upon way to protect ourselves from a variety of germs. In the passage, the author develops the argument by: a) forming the hypothesis that best explains several apparently conflicting pieces of evidence b) reinterpreting evidence that had been used to support an earlier theory c) using an analogy with a known phenomenon to draw a conclusion about an unknown phenomenon. d) speculating about how characteristics of small robots in the future might develop from characteristics of germs e) pointing out difference between natural and human made microscopic threats Can some experts explain how to determine the best Option? OA C ### GMAT/MBA Expert Legendary Member Joined 14 Jan 2015 Posted: 2667 messages Followed by: 122 members Upvotes: 1153 GMAT Score: 770 Top Reply lheiannie07 wrote: Nanotechnology may pose risks in the coming decades as we find it increasingly commonplace to introduce small robots into our bodies. But the fact that these robots might be invisible to the naked eye doesn't mean we are helpless against them. After all, since the initial development of germ theory, we have designed and continuously improved upon way to protect ourselves from a variety of germs. In the passage, the author develops the argument by: a) forming the hypothesis that best explains several apparently conflicting pieces of evidence b) reinterpreting evidence that had been used to support an earlier theory c) using an analogy with a known phenomenon to draw a conclusion about an unknown phenomenon. d) speculating about how characteristics of small robots in the future might develop from characteristics of germs e) pointing out difference between natural and human made microscopic threats Can some experts explain how to determine the best Option? OA C The argument boiled down: Tiny robots might be scary because we can't see them. But we can't see germs, and we've been able to deal with the threat germs pose. So we have this scary unknown thing: tiny robots; But we shouldn't be frightened because of how well we've dealt with a known thing: germs. Best captured in C _________________ Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor Veritas Prep Reviews Save$100 off any live Veritas Prep GMAT Course

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lheiannie07 wrote:
Nanotechnology may pose risks in the coming decades as we find it increasingly commonplace to introduce small robots into our bodies. But the fact that these robots might be invisible to the naked eye doesn't mean we are helpless against them. After all, since the initial development of germ theory, we have designed and continuously improved upon way to protect ourselves from a variety of germs.

In the passage, the author develops the argument by:

a) forming the hypothesis that best explains several apparently conflicting pieces of evidence
b) reinterpreting evidence that had been used to support an earlier theory
c) using an analogy with a known phenomenon to draw a conclusion about an unknown phenomenon.
d) speculating about how characteristics of small robots in the future might develop from characteristics of germs
e) pointing out difference between natural and human made microscopic threats

Can some experts explain how to determine the best Option?

OA C
The argument boiled down: Tiny robots might be scary because we can't see them. But we can't see germs, and we've been able to deal with the threat germs pose.

So we have this scary unknown thing: tiny robots; But we shouldn't be frightened because of how well we've dealt with a known thing: germs. Best captured in C
Thanks a lot!

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