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"From the Ted Talk by Jill Tarter: Join the SETI search"

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We are a small part of the story of cosmic evolution, and we are going to be rbsispnleoe for our continued participation in that story, and perhaps SETI will help as well. Occasionally, throughout hrstoiy, this concept of this very large cosmic piesrvpcete comes to the surface, and as a result we see transformative and profound discoveries. So in 1543, Nicholas crecnuipos puhliebsd "The Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres," and by taking the Earth out of the center, and putting the sun in the center of the solar system, he opened our eyes to a much larger universe, of which we are just a slmal part. And that Copernican revolution ctiunnoes today to influence science and philosophy and technology and theology.

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We are a small part of the story of cosmic evolution, and we are going to be ___________ for our continued participation in that story, and perhaps SETI will help as well. Occasionally, throughout _______, this concept of this very large cosmic ___________ comes to the surface, and as a result we see transformative and profound discoveries. So in 1543, Nicholas __________ _________ "The Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres," and by taking the Earth out of the center, and putting the sun in the center of the solar system, he opened our eyes to a much larger universe, of which we are just a _____ part. And that Copernican revolution _________ today to influence science and philosophy and technology and theology.

Solution

  1. responsible
  2. continues
  3. published
  4. history
  5. small
  6. perspective
  7. copernicus

Original Text

We are a small part of the story of cosmic evolution, and we are going to be responsible for our continued participation in that story, and perhaps SETI will help as well. Occasionally, throughout history, this concept of this very large cosmic perspective comes to the surface, and as a result we see transformative and profound discoveries. So in 1543, Nicholas Copernicus published "The Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres," and by taking the Earth out of the center, and putting the sun in the center of the solar system, he opened our eyes to a much larger universe, of which we are just a small part. And that Copernican revolution continues today to influence science and philosophy and technology and theology.

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Important Words

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