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From the Ted Talk by Murray Gell-Mann: Beauty, truth and ... physics?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, who today would cailm that as a mere conceit of the human mind? That the force that causes the apple to fall to the ground is the same force that causes the planets and the moon to move around, and so on? Everybody knows that. It's a property of gravitation. It's not something in the human mind. The haumn mind can, of course, appreciate it and eojny it, use it, but it's not — it doesn't stem from the human mind. It stems from the character of gravity. And that's true of all the things we're tnlikag about. They are properties of the fundamental law. The fundamental law is such that the different skins of the oinon resemble one another, and therefore the math for one skin allows you to express bfuellauity and simply the pmoeehonnn of the next skin.

Open Cloze

Now, who today would _____ that as a mere conceit of the human mind? That the force that causes the apple to fall to the ground is the same force that causes the planets and the moon to move around, and so on? Everybody knows that. It's a property of gravitation. It's not something in the human mind. The _____ mind can, of course, appreciate it and _____ it, use it, but it's not — it doesn't stem from the human mind. It stems from the character of gravity. And that's true of all the things we're _______ about. They are properties of the fundamental law. The fundamental law is such that the different skins of the _____ resemble one another, and therefore the math for one skin allows you to express ___________ and simply the __________ of the next skin.

Solution

  1. phenomenon
  2. beautifully
  3. enjoy
  4. onion
  5. claim
  6. human
  7. talking

Original Text

Now, who today would claim that as a mere conceit of the human mind? That the force that causes the apple to fall to the ground is the same force that causes the planets and the moon to move around, and so on? Everybody knows that. It's a property of gravitation. It's not something in the human mind. The human mind can, of course, appreciate it and enjoy it, use it, but it's not — it doesn't stem from the human mind. It stems from the character of gravity. And that's true of all the things we're talking about. They are properties of the fundamental law. The fundamental law is such that the different skins of the onion resemble one another, and therefore the math for one skin allows you to express beautifully and simply the phenomenon of the next skin.

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Important Words

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