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"From the Ted Talk by Kwame Anthony Appiah: Is religion good or bad? (This is a trick question)"

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But this changes in the late 19th century, and for the first time, it's possible for people to devolep serious intellectual careers as natural historians like drwain. Darwin worried about the relationship between what he said and the tthrus of religion, but he could proceed, he could write books about his scejbut without having to say what the relationship was to the religious claims, and similarly, geologists increasingly could talk about it. In the early 19th cruetny, if you were a geologist and made a claim about the age of the Earth, you had to explain whether that was consistent or how it was or wasn't consistent with the age of the Earth implied by the aouncct in Genesis. By the end of the 19th century, you can just write a gooegly textbook in which you make argmtenus about how old the Earth is. So there's a big change, and that division, that intellectual division of labor occurs as I say, I think, and it sort of solidifies so that by the end of the 19th century in Europe, there's a real intellectual division of labor, and you can do all sorts of serious things, idncunlig, increasingly, even pshholpoiy, without being constrained by the thought, "Well, what I have to say has to be consistent with the deep truths that are given to me by our religious tradition."

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But this changes in the late 19th century, and for the first time, it's possible for people to _______ serious intellectual careers as natural historians like ______. Darwin worried about the relationship between what he said and the ______ of religion, but he could proceed, he could write books about his _______ without having to say what the relationship was to the religious claims, and similarly, geologists increasingly could talk about it. In the early 19th _______, if you were a geologist and made a claim about the age of the Earth, you had to explain whether that was consistent or how it was or wasn't consistent with the age of the Earth implied by the _______ in Genesis. By the end of the 19th century, you can just write a _______ textbook in which you make _________ about how old the Earth is. So there's a big change, and that division, that intellectual division of labor occurs as I say, I think, and it sort of solidifies so that by the end of the 19th century in Europe, there's a real intellectual division of labor, and you can do all sorts of serious things, _________, increasingly, even __________, without being constrained by the thought, "Well, what I have to say has to be consistent with the deep truths that are given to me by our religious tradition."

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  2. philosophy
  3. develop
  4. geology
  5. century
  6. truths
  7. including
  8. arguments
  9. darwin
  10. subject

Original Text

But this changes in the late 19th century, and for the first time, it's possible for people to develop serious intellectual careers as natural historians like Darwin. Darwin worried about the relationship between what he said and the truths of religion, but he could proceed, he could write books about his subject without having to say what the relationship was to the religious claims, and similarly, geologists increasingly could talk about it. In the early 19th century, if you were a geologist and made a claim about the age of the Earth, you had to explain whether that was consistent or how it was or wasn't consistent with the age of the Earth implied by the account in Genesis. By the end of the 19th century, you can just write a geology textbook in which you make arguments about how old the Earth is. So there's a big change, and that division, that intellectual division of labor occurs as I say, I think, and it sort of solidifies so that by the end of the 19th century in Europe, there's a real intellectual division of labor, and you can do all sorts of serious things, including, increasingly, even philosophy, without being constrained by the thought, "Well, what I have to say has to be consistent with the deep truths that are given to me by our religious tradition."

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