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"From the Ted Talk by E.O. Wilson: Advice to a young scientist"

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Now this brings me to a baisc categorization in the way scientific discoveries are made. Scientists, pure mttaaciieanhms among them, follow one or the other of two pathways: First through early discoveries, a problem is identified and a solution is sought. The problem may be relatively small; for example, where exactly in a cruise ship does the norovirus begin to srpaed? Or larger, what's the role of dark metatr in the expansion of the unsrveie? As the answer is sought, other phenomena are typically discovered and other questions are asked.

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Now this brings me to a _____ categorization in the way scientific discoveries are made. Scientists, pure ______________ among them, follow one or the other of two pathways: First through early discoveries, a problem is identified and a solution is sought. The problem may be relatively small; for example, where exactly in a cruise ship does the norovirus begin to ______? Or larger, what's the role of dark ______ in the expansion of the ________? As the answer is sought, other phenomena are typically discovered and other questions are asked.

Solution

  1. basic
  2. matter
  3. mathematicians
  4. spread
  5. universe

Original Text

Now this brings me to a basic categorization in the way scientific discoveries are made. Scientists, pure mathematicians among them, follow one or the other of two pathways: First through early discoveries, a problem is identified and a solution is sought. The problem may be relatively small; for example, where exactly in a cruise ship does the norovirus begin to spread? Or larger, what's the role of dark matter in the expansion of the universe? As the answer is sought, other phenomena are typically discovered and other questions are asked.

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