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"From the Ted Talk by Brian Greene: Is our universe the only universe?"

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And now, when we meld this with string theory, here's the picture we're led to. Each of these universes has etxra dnesionims. The extra dimensions take on a wide vtareiy of different spahes. The different shapes yield different physical features. And we find ourselves in one universe instead of another simply because it's only in our universe that the psciayhl features, like the amount of dark energy, are right for our form of life to take hold. And this is the compelling but highly controversial picture of the wider cosmos that cutting-edge observation and theory have now led us to seriously consider.

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And now, when we meld this with string theory, here's the picture we're led to. Each of these universes has _____ __________. The extra dimensions take on a wide _______ of different ______. The different shapes yield different physical features. And we find ourselves in one universe instead of another simply because it's only in our universe that the ________ features, like the amount of dark energy, are right for our form of life to take hold. And this is the compelling but highly controversial picture of the wider cosmos that cutting-edge observation and theory have now led us to seriously consider.

Solution

  1. shapes
  2. dimensions
  3. physical
  4. variety
  5. extra

Original Text

And now, when we meld this with string theory, here's the picture we're led to. Each of these universes has extra dimensions. The extra dimensions take on a wide variety of different shapes. The different shapes yield different physical features. And we find ourselves in one universe instead of another simply because it's only in our universe that the physical features, like the amount of dark energy, are right for our form of life to take hold. And this is the compelling but highly controversial picture of the wider cosmos that cutting-edge observation and theory have now led us to seriously consider.

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candidate shapes 5
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distant galaxies 4
repulsive gravity 3
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wide variety 3

Important Words

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