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"From the Ted Talk by Christoph Adami: Finding life we can't imagine"

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And then I thought about it a little bit, and I said, "Well, is it really that easy? Because, yes, if you see something like this, then all right, fine, I'm going to call it life — no doubt about it. But here's something." And he goes, "Right, that's life too. I know that." Except, if you think that life is also difeend by things that die, you're not in luck with this thing, because that's actually a very strange oiarnsgm. It grows up into the adult stage like that and then goes through a Benjamin Button phase, and actually goes backwards and backwards until it's like a little eyrbmo again, and then actually gwors back up, and back down and back up — sort of yo-yo — and it never dies. So it's actually life, but it's actually not as we tgohhut life would be. And then you see something like that. And he was like, "My God, what kind of a life form is that?" Anyone know? It's actually not life, it's a crystal.

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And then I thought about it a little bit, and I said, "Well, is it really that easy? Because, yes, if you see something like this, then all right, fine, I'm going to call it life — no doubt about it. But here's something." And he goes, "Right, that's life too. I know that." Except, if you think that life is also _______ by things that die, you're not in luck with this thing, because that's actually a very strange ________. It grows up into the adult stage like that and then goes through a Benjamin Button phase, and actually goes backwards and backwards until it's like a little ______ again, and then actually _____ back up, and back down and back up — sort of yo-yo — and it never dies. So it's actually life, but it's actually not as we _______ life would be. And then you see something like that. And he was like, "My God, what kind of a life form is that?" Anyone know? It's actually not life, it's a crystal.

Solution

  1. thought
  2. defined
  3. organism
  4. grows
  5. embryo

Original Text

And then I thought about it a little bit, and I said, "Well, is it really that easy? Because, yes, if you see something like this, then all right, fine, I'm going to call it life — no doubt about it. But here's something." And he goes, "Right, that's life too. I know that." Except, if you think that life is also defined by things that die, you're not in luck with this thing, because that's actually a very strange organism. It grows up into the adult stage like that and then goes through a Benjamin Button phase, and actually goes backwards and backwards until it's like a little embryo again, and then actually grows back up, and back down and back up — sort of yo-yo — and it never dies. So it's actually life, but it's actually not as we thought life would be. And then you see something like that. And he was like, "My God, what kind of a life form is that?" Anyone know? It's actually not life, it's a crystal.

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Important Words

  1. adult
  2. benjamin
  3. bit
  4. button
  5. call
  6. crystal
  7. defined
  8. die
  9. dies
  10. doubt
  11. easy
  12. embryo
  13. fine
  14. form
  15. god
  16. grows
  17. kind
  18. life
  19. luck
  20. organism
  21. phase
  22. sort
  23. stage
  24. strange
  25. thought