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The meaning of "the law of progress" in "A Law of Acceleration"

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A Law of Acceleration, Henry Adams, 1904

Adams, Henry. "A Law of Acceleration." Bartleby.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 May 2016.

The phrase the "law of progress" in line 82 serves to do all of the following EXCEPT

A

reinforce a connection between theories in both science and history.

B

offer a counterargument to an earlier point.

C

offer a prediction for the future.

D

build on a point made in lines 30-32.

E

develop the author's primary thesis.