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"From the Ted Talk by Kirsty Duncan: Scientists must be free to learn, to speak and to challenge"

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Open Cloze

But it's not just climate change information that's being stifled. So many other __________ ______ are obscured by alternate facts, fake news and other forms of suppression. We've seen it in the United Kingdom, we've seen it in Russia, we've seen it in the United States and, until 2015, right here in ______. In our ______ technological age, when our very survival _______ on discovery, innovation and science, it is critical, __________ critical, that our scientists are free to undertake their work, free to ___________ with other scientists, free to _____ to the media and free to speak to the public. Because after all, science is humanity's best effort at uncovering the truth about our world, about our very existence. Every new fact that is _________ adds to the growing body of our __________ knowledge. Scientists must be free to explore unconventional or controversial ______. They must be free to challenge the thinking of the day and they must be free to present uncomfortable or inconvenient ______, because that's how scientists push boundaries and pushing boundaries is, after all, what science is all about.

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Original Text

But it's not just climate change information that's being stifled. So many other scientific issues are obscured by alternate facts, fake news and other forms of suppression. We've seen it in the United Kingdom, we've seen it in Russia, we've seen it in the United States and, until 2015, right here in Canada. In our modern technological age, when our very survival depends on discovery, innovation and science, it is critical, absolutely critical, that our scientists are free to undertake their work, free to collaborate with other scientists, free to speak to the media and free to speak to the public. Because after all, science is humanity's best effort at uncovering the truth about our world, about our very existence. Every new fact that is uncovered adds to the growing body of our collective knowledge. Scientists must be free to explore unconventional or controversial topics. They must be free to challenge the thinking of the day and they must be free to present uncomfortable or inconvenient truths, because that's how scientists push boundaries and pushing boundaries is, after all, what science is all about.

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