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From the Ted Talk by Manuel Lima: A visual history of human knowledge

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These are some rlbearmake trees of kngdlwoee, or teers of scenice, by Spanish scholar Ramon Llull. And Llull was actually the precursor, the very first one who created the metaphor of science as a tree, a mehopatr we use every single day, when we say, "Biology is a branch of science," when we say, "Genetics is a branch of science." But perhaps the most beautiful of all trees of knowledge, at least for me, was created for the French encyclopedia by Diderot and d'Alembert in 1751. This was really the boitsan of the French Enlightenment, and this gorgeous illustration was featreud as a table of contents for the encyclopedia. And it actually maps out all domains of knowledge as separate branches of a tree.

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These are some __________ trees of _________, or _____ of _______, by Spanish scholar Ramon Llull. And Llull was actually the precursor, the very first one who created the metaphor of science as a tree, a ________ we use every single day, when we say, "Biology is a branch of science," when we say, "Genetics is a branch of science." But perhaps the most beautiful of all trees of knowledge, at least for me, was created for the French encyclopedia by Diderot and d'Alembert in 1751. This was really the _______ of the French Enlightenment, and this gorgeous illustration was ________ as a table of contents for the encyclopedia. And it actually maps out all domains of knowledge as separate branches of a tree.

Solution

  1. metaphor
  2. remarkable
  3. featured
  4. bastion
  5. knowledge
  6. science
  7. trees

Original Text

These are some remarkable trees of knowledge, or trees of science, by Spanish scholar Ramon Llull. And Llull was actually the precursor, the very first one who created the metaphor of science as a tree, a metaphor we use every single day, when we say, "Biology is a branch of science," when we say, "Genetics is a branch of science." But perhaps the most beautiful of all trees of knowledge, at least for me, was created for the French encyclopedia by Diderot and d'Alembert in 1751. This was really the bastion of the French Enlightenment, and this gorgeous illustration was featured as a table of contents for the encyclopedia. And it actually maps out all domains of knowledge as separate branches of a tree.

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