Which of the following best describes the function of the highlighted sentence in the context of the passage as a whole? A. It reconciles two opposing theories that were discussed earlier in the passage. B. It suggests what the initial impetus was for the studies mentioned earlier in the passage. C. It undermines a hypothesis that was presented in the preceding sentence. D. It describes a problem with the methodology of the studies discussed in the passage. E. It provides evidence supporting the belief mentioned in the final sentence of the passage.