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"From the Ted Talk by Carin Bondar: The birds and the bees are just the beginning"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So with all of this diversity in strcrtuue, one might think, then, that peisens are fitting neatly into vaginas all over the plcae for the purposes of successful reproduction. slipmy insert part A into slot B, and we should all be good to go. But of course, that doesn't exactly hpeapn, and that's because we can't just take form into account. We have to think about function as well, and when it comes to sex, function relates to the contributions made by the gametes, or the sperm and the eggs. And these contributions are far from equal. Eggs are very expensive to make, so it makes sesne for females to be very choosy about who she shares them with. Sperm, on the other hand, is abundant and cheap, so it makes more sense for males to have a more-sex-is-better strategy when it comes to siring mmbrees of future generations.

Open Cloze

So with all of this diversity in _________, one might think, then, that _______ are fitting neatly into vaginas all over the _____ for the purposes of successful reproduction. ______ insert part A into slot B, and we should all be good to go. But of course, that doesn't exactly ______, and that's because we can't just take form into account. We have to think about function as well, and when it comes to sex, function relates to the contributions made by the gametes, or the sperm and the eggs. And these contributions are far from equal. Eggs are very expensive to make, so it makes _____ for females to be very choosy about who she shares them with. Sperm, on the other hand, is abundant and cheap, so it makes more sense for males to have a more-sex-is-better strategy when it comes to siring _______ of future generations.

Solution

  1. simply
  2. place
  3. sense
  4. structure
  5. members
  6. penises
  7. happen

Original Text

So with all of this diversity in structure, one might think, then, that penises are fitting neatly into vaginas all over the place for the purposes of successful reproduction. Simply insert part A into slot B, and we should all be good to go. But of course, that doesn't exactly happen, and that's because we can't just take form into account. We have to think about function as well, and when it comes to sex, function relates to the contributions made by the gametes, or the sperm and the eggs. And these contributions are far from equal. Eggs are very expensive to make, so it makes sense for females to be very choosy about who she shares them with. Sperm, on the other hand, is abundant and cheap, so it makes more sense for males to have a more-sex-is-better strategy when it comes to siring members of future generations.

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Important Words

  1. abundant
  2. account
  3. cheap
  4. choosy
  5. contributions
  6. diversity
  7. eggs
  8. equal
  9. expensive
  10. females
  11. fitting
  12. form
  13. function
  14. future
  15. gametes
  16. generations
  17. good
  18. hand
  19. happen
  20. insert
  21. males
  22. members
  23. neatly
  24. part
  25. penises
  26. place
  27. purposes
  28. relates
  29. reproduction
  30. sense
  31. sex
  32. shares
  33. simply
  34. siring
  35. slot
  36. sperm
  37. strategy
  38. structure
  39. successful
  40. vaginas