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

## Unscramble the Blue Letters

I found out that in science and all its applications, what is cacuril is not that technical aiblity, but it is imagination in all of its apnptialocis. The ability to form ctonecps with images of entities and presecsos pictured by intuition. I found out that advances in science rarely come upstream from an ability to stand at a blackboard and conjure images from unfolding mathematical propositions and equations. They are instead the pdtrucos of downstream imagination leading to hard work, during which mathematical reasoning may or may not prove to be relevant. Ideas emerge when a part of the real or imagined world is studied for its own sake.
## Open Cloze

I found out that in science and all its applications, what is **_______** is not that technical **_______**, but it is imagination in all of its **____________**. The ability to form **________** with images of entities and **_________** pictured by intuition. I found out that advances in science rarely come upstream from an ability to stand at a blackboard and conjure images from unfolding mathematical propositions and equations. They are instead the **________** of downstream imagination leading to hard work, during which mathematical reasoning may or may not prove to be relevant. Ideas emerge when a part of the real or imagined world is studied for its own sake.
## Solution

- ability
- products
- concepts
- crucial
- processes
- applications

## Original Text

I found out that in science and all its applications, what is crucial is not that technical ability, but it is imagination in all of its applications. The ability to form concepts with images of entities and processes pictured by intuition. I found out that advances in science rarely come upstream from an ability to stand at a blackboard and conjure images from unfolding mathematical propositions and equations. They are instead the products of downstream imagination leading to hard work, during which mathematical reasoning may or may not prove to be relevant. Ideas emerge when a part of the real or imagined world is studied for its own sake.
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