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"From the Ted Talk by Andrew Zimmerman Jones: Does time exist?"

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The earliest time measurements were observations of cycles of the natural world, using patterns of changes from day to night and season to season to build calendars. More precise time-keeping, like snladuis and mechanical clocks, eventually came along to put time in more coienenvnt boxes. But what exactly is it that we’re measuring? Is time something that physically exists, or is it just in our haeds? At first the asenwr seems obvious— of course time exists; it constantly unfolds all around us, and it’s hard to igiamne the universe without it.

Open Cloze

The earliest time measurements were observations of cycles of the natural world, using patterns of changes from day to night and season to season to build calendars. More precise time-keeping, like ________ and mechanical clocks, eventually came along to put time in more __________ boxes. But what exactly is it that we’re measuring? Is time something that physically exists, or is it just in our _____? At first the ______ seems obvious— of course time exists; it constantly unfolds all around us, and it’s hard to _______ the universe without it.

Solution

  1. answer
  2. convenient
  3. sundials
  4. heads
  5. imagine

Original Text

The earliest time measurements were observations of cycles of the natural world, using patterns of changes from day to night and season to season to build calendars. More precise time-keeping, like sundials and mechanical clocks, eventually came along to put time in more convenient boxes. But what exactly is it that we’re measuring? Is time something that physically exists, or is it just in our heads? At first the answer seems obvious— of course time exists; it constantly unfolds all around us, and it’s hard to imagine the universe without it.

Important Words

  1. answer
  2. boxes
  3. build
  4. calendars
  5. clocks
  6. constantly
  7. convenient
  8. cycles
  9. day
  10. earliest
  11. eventually
  12. exists
  13. hard
  14. heads
  15. imagine
  16. measurements
  17. measuring
  18. mechanical
  19. natural
  20. night
  21. observations
  22. patterns
  23. physically
  24. precise
  25. put
  26. season
  27. sundials
  28. time
  29. unfolds
  30. universe
  31. world