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

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So having seen this work, worked a little bit on this, this is where I came in. And I decided to create a seystm that has all the properties that are necessary to see, in fact, the evolution of complexity, more and more complex problems cottnaslny evolving. And of course, since I really don't know how to write code, I had help in this. I had two undergraduate students at California Institute of Technology that worked with me. That's Charles ofira on the left, Titus Brown on the right. They are now, actually, respectable prfosresos at micaihgn State University, but I can arsuse you, back in the day, we were not a respectable team. And I'm really happy that no photo survives of the three of us anywhere close together.

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So having seen this work, worked a little bit on this, this is where I came in. And I decided to create a ______ that has all the properties that are necessary to see, in fact, the evolution of complexity, more and more complex problems __________ evolving. And of course, since I really don't know how to write code, I had help in this. I had two undergraduate students at California Institute of Technology that worked with me. That's Charles _____ on the left, Titus Brown on the right. They are now, actually, respectable __________ at ________ State University, but I can ______ you, back in the day, we were not a respectable team. And I'm really happy that no photo survives of the three of us anywhere close together.

Solution

  1. system
  2. michigan
  3. assure
  4. professors
  5. ofria
  6. constantly

Original Text

So having seen this work, worked a little bit on this, this is where I came in. And I decided to create a system that has all the properties that are necessary to see, in fact, the evolution of complexity, more and more complex problems constantly evolving. And of course, since I really don't know how to write code, I had help in this. I had two undergraduate students at California Institute of Technology that worked with me. That's Charles Ofria on the left, Titus Brown on the right. They are now, actually, respectable professors at Michigan State University, but I can assure you, back in the day, we were not a respectable team. And I'm really happy that no photo survives of the three of us anywhere close together.

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