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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Here's what I was saying about the laws. They're really there. Newton certainly bveeleid that. And he said, here, "It is the business of natural psloohhpiy to find out those laws." The bisac law, let's say — here's an assumption. The assumption is that the basic law really takes the form of a unified threoy of all the particles. Now, some people call that a theory of everything. That's wrong because the theory is quantum mechanical. And I won't go into a lot of stuff about quantum mechanics and what it's like, and so on. You've heard a lot of wonrg things about it anyway. (Laughter) There are even movies about it with a lot of wrong stuff.

Open Cloze

Here's what I was saying about the laws. They're really there. Newton certainly ________ that. And he said, here, "It is the business of natural __________ to find out those laws." The _____ law, let's say — here's an assumption. The assumption is that the basic law really takes the form of a unified ______ of all the particles. Now, some people call that a theory of everything. That's wrong because the theory is quantum mechanical. And I won't go into a lot of stuff about quantum mechanics and what it's like, and so on. You've heard a lot of _____ things about it anyway. (Laughter) There are even movies about it with a lot of wrong stuff.

Solution

  1. basic
  2. theory
  3. believed
  4. philosophy
  5. wrong

Original Text

Here's what I was saying about the laws. They're really there. Newton certainly believed that. And he said, here, "It is the business of natural philosophy to find out those laws." The basic law, let's say — here's an assumption. The assumption is that the basic law really takes the form of a unified theory of all the particles. Now, some people call that a theory of everything. That's wrong because the theory is quantum mechanical. And I won't go into a lot of stuff about quantum mechanics and what it's like, and so on. You've heard a lot of wrong things about it anyway. (Laughter) There are even movies about it with a lot of wrong stuff.

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