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1). Wonder is marvellous, but it is also cruel, cruel, cruel.

2). We have paid a terrible price for our education, such as it is.

3). Of course, wonder is costly because it is the antithesis of the anxiously worshipped security.

4). The Magian World View, in so far as it exists, has taken flight into science.

5). We have educated ourselves into a world from which wonder has been banished.

 A.

24531

 B.

54132

 C.

13245

 D.

43215

 E.

31254

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Solution:
Option(E) is correct

2 talks about the price that we have paid for education and 5 talks about "that price" i.e. having educated ourselves into a world from which wonder has been banished. 
25 is thus a mandatory pair.

Also the tone of the two lines is same and begins in similar fashion. Also, both 1 and 3 talk about wonder and therefore must be placed together.

Only option E meets all the above mentioned conditions.


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Amber
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another bug, this is the original:

“We have educated ourselves into a world from which wonder, and he fear and dread and splendor and freedom of wonder have been banished. Of course wonder is costly. You couldn't incorporate it into a modern state, beacuse it is the antithesis of the anxiously worshiped security which is what a modern state is asked to give. Wonder is marvellous but it is also cruel, cruel, cruel. It is undemocratic, discriminatory and pitiless.”

― Robertson Davies, Fifth Business

****I wonder have the author of this problem possess a serous educational purpose to facilitate others in need? Or just redoubling their confusion and fear? God help us