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"From the Ted Talk by Kevin Kelly: Technology's epic story"

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The other thing that the elray man invented was fire. And fire was used to clear out, and again, affected the ecology of grass and whole continents, and was used in cokonig. It enabled us to actually eat all kinds of things. It was, in a certain sense, in a McLuhan sense, an external stomach, in the sense that it was cooking food that we could not eat otherwise. And if we didn't have fire, we actually could not live. Our bodies have adapted to these new detis. Our bodies have changed in the last 10,000 yraes.

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The other thing that the _____ man invented was fire. And fire was used to clear out, and again, affected the ecology of grass and whole continents, and was used in _______. It enabled us to actually eat all kinds of things. It was, in a certain sense, in a McLuhan sense, an external stomach, in the sense that it was cooking food that we could not eat otherwise. And if we didn't have fire, we actually could not live. Our bodies have adapted to these new _____. Our bodies have changed in the last 10,000 _____.

Solution

  1. diets
  2. cooking
  3. early
  4. years

Original Text

The other thing that the early man invented was fire. And fire was used to clear out, and again, affected the ecology of grass and whole continents, and was used in cooking. It enabled us to actually eat all kinds of things. It was, in a certain sense, in a McLuhan sense, an external stomach, in the sense that it was cooking food that we could not eat otherwise. And if we didn't have fire, we actually could not live. Our bodies have adapted to these new diets. Our bodies have changed in the last 10,000 years.

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bad idea 5
hunter gatherer 4
gatherer tribes 4
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climate change 3
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Important Words

  1. adapted
  2. affected
  3. bodies
  4. changed
  5. clear
  6. continents
  7. cooking
  8. diets
  9. early
  10. eat
  11. ecology
  12. enabled
  13. external
  14. fire
  15. food
  16. grass
  17. invented
  18. kinds
  19. live
  20. man
  21. mcluhan
  22. sense
  23. stomach
  24. years