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From the Ted Talk by George Smoot: The design of the universe

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But you can see the vdois, you can see the complicated structure, and you say, well, how did this happen? Suppose you're the cosmic designer. How are you going to put galaxies out there in a pattern like that? It's not just throwing them out at random. There's a more coeaitmclpd pecross going on here. How are you going to end up doing that? And so now we're in for some serious play. That is, we have to seriously play God, not just change people's lives, but make the universe, right. So if that's your rtioilesbpisny, how are you going to do that? What's the kind of technique? What's the kind of thing you're going to do?

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But you can see the _____, you can see the complicated structure, and you say, well, how did this happen? Suppose you're the cosmic designer. How are you going to put galaxies out there in a pattern like that? It's not just throwing them out at random. There's a more ___________ _______ going on here. How are you going to end up doing that? And so now we're in for some serious play. That is, we have to seriously play God, not just change people's lives, but make the universe, right. So if that's your ______________, how are you going to do that? What's the kind of technique? What's the kind of thing you're going to do?

Solution

  1. voids
  2. complicated
  3. process
  4. responsibility

Original Text

But you can see the voids, you can see the complicated structure, and you say, well, how did this happen? Suppose you're the cosmic designer. How are you going to put galaxies out there in a pattern like that? It's not just throwing them out at random. There's a more complicated process going on here. How are you going to end up doing that? And so now we're in for some serious play. That is, we have to seriously play God, not just change people's lives, but make the universe, right. So if that's your responsibility, how are you going to do that? What's the kind of technique? What's the kind of thing you're going to do?

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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dark matter 5
hubble space 3
million galaxies 3
ordinary matter 3
light objects 2
takes light 2
million years 2
billion years 2
tiny variations 2
started forming 2
galaxies showing 2
light years 2
simple fluid 2
large cluster 2

Important Words

  1. change
  2. complicated
  3. cosmic
  4. designer
  5. galaxies
  6. god
  7. happen
  8. kind
  9. lives
  10. pattern
  11. play
  12. process
  13. put
  14. random
  15. responsibility
  16. structure
  17. suppose
  18. technique
  19. throwing
  20. universe
  21. voids