The performance of the latest generation of ground-based telescopes exceeds that of existing orbiting observatories. Since ground-based telescopes are also cheaper to build than ones that must be launched into space, scientists should end their plans to develop new orbiting observatories.
Which of the following is most like the argument above in structure?
A. Fuel cell powered cars offer much greater performance than battery powered cars so, while the development costs are higher, research should shift to fuel cell technologies.
B. Recent advances in engine technology have reduced the emissions of gasoline engines to the point that they are only slightly greater than an electric car. Therefore the expensive research into electric vehicle technologies is not cost effective and should be stopped.
C. Synthetic materials can effectively be used to build safe, low cost houses. However, traditional wood materials can be used to produce structures at an even lower cost and with greater safety. Wooden construction materials should be used for future home construction.
D. Athletes who train using a mix of artificial training systems, such as treadmills, and natural training environments, such as outdoor trails, quickly achieve optimum fitness. Smart trainers should, therefore, make sure they have good access to outdoor locations in addition to indoor gyms.
E. New forensic science technologies mean that police departments can often solve crimes without having to interview witnesses or question suspects. Therefore, police departments should reduce their staffs of regular police officers in favor of more forensic experts.
Source: Princeton Review
The performance of the latest generation of ground-based telescopes exceeds that of existing orbiting observatories.
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