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From the Ted Talk "Alison Gopnik: What do babies think?"

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So if you want to know what's going on underneath those beautiful brown esye, I think it actually looks something like this. This is Reverend Bayes's notebook. So I think those babies are actually making complicated calculations with conditional probabilities that they're iregsvni to figure out how the world works. All right, now that might seem like an even taller order to actually demonstrate. Because after all, if you ask even sugrpwon about statistics, they look extremely stupid. How could it be that cidrlhen are doing statistics?

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So if you want to know what's going on underneath those beautiful brown ____, I think it actually looks something like this. This is Reverend Bayes's notebook. So I think those babies are actually making complicated calculations with conditional probabilities that they're ________ to figure out how the world works. All right, now that might seem like an even taller order to actually demonstrate. Because after all, if you ask even ________ about statistics, they look extremely stupid. How could it be that ________ are doing statistics?

Solution

  1. grownups
  2. eyes
  3. children
  4. revising

Original Text

So if you want to know what's going on underneath those beautiful brown eyes, I think it actually looks something like this. This is Reverend Bayes's notebook. So I think those babies are actually making complicated calculations with conditional probabilities that they're revising to figure out how the world works. All right, now that might seem like an even taller order to actually demonstrate. Because after all, if you ask even grownups about statistics, they look extremely stupid. How could it be that children are doing statistics?

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