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From the Ted Talk by Lee Cronin: Making matter come alive

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Before we do that, I want to kind of put biology in its pacle. And I'm aosltbleuy enthralled by biology. I love to do synthetic biology. I love things that are alive. I love manipulating the infrastructure of biology. But within that infrastructure, we have to rmbemeer that the driving force of biology is really coming from evolution. And evolution, although it was established well over 100 yraes ago by Charles Darwin and a vast number of other people, euotvloin still is a little bit intangible. And when I talk about Darwinian evolution, I mean one thing and one thing only, and that is survival of the fittest. And so feogrt about evolution in a kind of metaphysical way. Think about evolution in terms of offspring competing, and some winning.

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Before we do that, I want to kind of put biology in its _____. And I'm __________ enthralled by biology. I love to do synthetic biology. I love things that are alive. I love manipulating the infrastructure of biology. But within that infrastructure, we have to ________ that the driving force of biology is really coming from evolution. And evolution, although it was established well over 100 _____ ago by Charles Darwin and a vast number of other people, _________ still is a little bit intangible. And when I talk about Darwinian evolution, I mean one thing and one thing only, and that is survival of the fittest. And so ______ about evolution in a kind of metaphysical way. Think about evolution in terms of offspring competing, and some winning.

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  1. forget
  2. evolution
  3. remember
  4. absolutely
  5. place
  6. years

Original Text

Before we do that, I want to kind of put biology in its place. And I'm absolutely enthralled by biology. I love to do synthetic biology. I love things that are alive. I love manipulating the infrastructure of biology. But within that infrastructure, we have to remember that the driving force of biology is really coming from evolution. And evolution, although it was established well over 100 years ago by Charles Darwin and a vast number of other people, evolution still is a little bit intangible. And when I talk about Darwinian evolution, I mean one thing and one thing only, and that is survival of the fittest. And so forget about evolution in a kind of metaphysical way. Think about evolution in terms of offspring competing, and some winning.

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