2. Since applied scientific research is required for tech-
nological advancement, many have rightly urged an
increased emphasis in universities on applied
research. But we must not give too little attention to
basic research, even though it may have no foresee-
able application, for tomorrow's applied research
will depend on the basic research of today.
If the statements above are true, which of the
following can be most reliably inferred?
(A) If future technological advancement is desired,
basic research should receive greater
emphasis than applied research.
(B) If basic research is valued in universities,
applied research should be given less
emphasis than it currently has.
(C) If future technological advancement is desired,
research should be limited to that with some
(D) If too little attention is given to basic research
today, future technological advancement will
(E) If technological advancement is given insuffi-
cient emphasis, basic research will also
receive too little attention.