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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 basic categorization in the way scientific discoveries are made. snctiesits, pure mtiactahaiemns among them, follow one or the other of two pathways: First through erlay discoveries, a problem is identified and a solution is sought. The plrebom 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 peheonmna are typically discovered and other questions are asked.

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Now this brings me to a basic categorization in the way scientific discoveries are made. __________, pure ______________ among them, follow one or the other of two pathways: First through _____ discoveries, a problem is identified and a solution is sought. The _______ 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 _________ are typically discovered and other questions are asked.

Solution

  1. early
  2. scientists
  3. problem
  4. mathematicians
  5. phenomena

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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