Passage IV

37. It can reasonably be inferred from the passage that within the scientific community the year the passage
was published, the small-comet theory was:

  • A. tremendously unpopular and condemned for its incompleteness.

  • B. widely accepted and seen as conclusive.

  • C. regarded as tentative but deemed worthy of consideration.

  • D. seen as correct by most scientists but was highly criticized by some