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From the Ted Talk by Nina Jablonski: Skin color is an illusion

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So what did he make of all this? Well he didn't write anything about it in The oigrin of Species. But much later, in 1871, he did have something to say about it. And it was quite curious. He said, "Of all the differences between the races of men, the color of the skin is the most conspicuous and one of the best marked." And he went on to say, "These differences do not coincide with corresponding dfferiecens in climate." So he had traveled all around. He had seen people of different corlos living in different places. And yet he rejected the idea that human skin pigmentation was reaeltd to the climate.

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So what did he make of all this? Well he didn't write anything about it in The ______ of Species. But much later, in 1871, he did have something to say about it. And it was quite curious. He said, "Of all the differences between the races of men, the color of the skin is the most conspicuous and one of the best marked." And he went on to say, "These differences do not coincide with corresponding ___________ in climate." So he had traveled all around. He had seen people of different ______ living in different places. And yet he rejected the idea that human skin pigmentation was _______ to the climate.

Solution

  1. related
  2. differences
  3. colors
  4. origin

Original Text

So what did he make of all this? Well he didn't write anything about it in The Origin of Species. But much later, in 1871, he did have something to say about it. And it was quite curious. He said, "Of all the differences between the races of men, the color of the skin is the most conspicuous and one of the best marked." And he went on to say, "These differences do not coincide with corresponding differences in climate." So he had traveled all around. He had seen people of different colors living in different places. And yet he rejected the idea that human skin pigmentation was related to the climate.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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human skin pigmentation 4
lightly pigmented skin 3
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darkly pigmented people 2
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Important Words

  1. climate
  2. coincide
  3. color
  4. colors
  5. conspicuous
  6. curious
  7. differences
  8. human
  9. idea
  10. living
  11. marked
  12. men
  13. origin
  14. people
  15. pigmentation
  16. places
  17. races
  18. rejected
  19. related
  20. skin
  21. species
  22. traveled
  23. write