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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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So, for Dr. Bothwell, for Claire and Vera, for McPherson and all those other voices, if you see that science is being stifled, suppressed or attacked, speak up. If you see that scientists are being silenced, speak up. We must hold our leaders to account. Whether that is by exercising our right to vote, whether it is by penning an op-ed in a npweeapsr or by starting a conversation on social mdeia, it is our collective voice that will ensure the fdereom of science. And after all, siccene is for everyone, and it will lead to a better, brighter, bolder future for us all.

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So, for Dr. Bothwell, for Claire and Vera, for McPherson and all those other voices, if you see that science is being stifled, suppressed or attacked, speak up. If you see that scientists are being silenced, speak up. We must hold our leaders to account. Whether that is by exercising our right to vote, whether it is by penning an op-ed in a _________ or by starting a conversation on social _____, it is our collective voice that will ensure the _______ of science. And after all, _______ is for everyone, and it will lead to a better, brighter, bolder future for us all.

Solution

  1. media
  2. newspaper
  3. freedom
  4. science

Original Text

So, for Dr. Bothwell, for Claire and Vera, for McPherson and all those other voices, if you see that science is being stifled, suppressed or attacked, speak up. If you see that scientists are being silenced, speak up. We must hold our leaders to account. Whether that is by exercising our right to vote, whether it is by penning an op-ed in a newspaper or by starting a conversation on social media, it is our collective voice that will ensure the freedom of science. And after all, science is for everyone, and it will lead to a better, brighter, bolder future for us all.

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