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

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So if time is such a fueanatdnml property, it should be in our most fundamental equations describing the universe, right? We currently have two sets of equations that govern physics. General relativity describes the beivoahr of very large things, while quantum physics explains the very smlal. One of the biggest gloas in theoretical physics over the last half cteruny has been reconciling the two into one fundamental “theory of everything." There have been many attempts —none yet proven— and they treat time in different ways. Oddly enough, one contender called the Wheeler-DeWitt equation, doesn’t include time at all.

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So if time is such a ___________ property, it should be in our most fundamental equations describing the universe, right? We currently have two sets of equations that govern physics. General relativity describes the ________ of very large things, while quantum physics explains the very _____. One of the biggest _____ in theoretical physics over the last half _______ has been reconciling the two into one fundamental “theory of everything." There have been many attempts —none yet proven— and they treat time in different ways. Oddly enough, one contender called the Wheeler-DeWitt equation, doesn’t include time at all.

Solution

  1. fundamental
  2. small
  3. behavior
  4. goals
  5. century

Original Text

So if time is such a fundamental property, it should be in our most fundamental equations describing the universe, right? We currently have two sets of equations that govern physics. General relativity describes the behavior of very large things, while quantum physics explains the very small. One of the biggest goals in theoretical physics over the last half century has been reconciling the two into one fundamental “theory of everything." There have been many attempts —none yet proven— and they treat time in different ways. Oddly enough, one contender called the Wheeler-DeWitt equation, doesn’t include time at all.

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