According to the passage, the role of a dogmatic attitude or dogmatic behavior in the development of science is (2006)
The third and fourth paragraphs of the passage talk about the importance of dogmatic attitude or dogmatic behavior in the development of science. It is evident from the idea conveyed by these two paragraphs that dogmatic attitude is the raw material or the basis for starting scientific research. Options (c) and (d) are neglected because they do not support this statement made by the author. Even option (e) is incorrect because dogmatic attitude cannot be declared inferior to critical attitude as critical attitude is reached at through dogmatic beliefs. Amongst answer choices (a) and (b), option (a) seems to be more appropriate because it is not necessary that all conjectures arising out of our dogmatic attitude become science, whereas, it is true that through criticism of dogmatic attitudes, the initial hypothesis are made.