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Almost all arguments against the theory of evolution stem from the fact that it is very difficult to prove how a group of non living elements can combine together and give rise to life. However, just because something cannot be proved with certainty today doesn't mean that the possibility isn't there. Remember, there was a time when almost the whole world believed that the Earth was the centre of the universe until Galileo came by and proved otherwise

The statements above, if true, best support which of the following assertions?

A. At one point of time, Galileo was the only person who believed that the earth was not the centre of the universe
B. A majority of scientists do not agree with the theory of evolution
C. It is difficult to prove the theory of evolution with certainty
D. When Galileo stated that the sun and not the earth was the centre of the universe, he was called insane by his compatriots
E. Everything that at one time seems impossible will at some point in the future become possible

I chose D as the answer. Can you please explain the logic for the correct answer
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Re: GRE prep Club test question [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2017, 02:31
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Almost all arguments against the theory of evolution stem from the fact that it is very difficult to prove how a group of non living elements can combine together and give rise to life. However, just because something cannot be proved with certainty today doesn't mean that the possibility isn't there. Remember, there was a time when almost the whole world believed that the Earth was the centre of the universe until Galileo came by and proved otherwise


The key to the solution of the question is the very first sentence. The rest is only an example to sustain what is said in the red part highlighted.
As such, D is the trap obvious answer.

Here, the main point is that is DIFFICULT to prove something. Unless you ascertain it with concrete clues or empirical evidences you can not say with certainty that the theory of evolution or any other theory does not exist or vice-versa.

Hope this helps.

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