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From the Ted Talk by Michael Specter: The danger of science denial

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So after this amazingly fun conversation, (Laughter) you might want to say, "So, you still want to get in this rdiuicolus time machine and go forward?" Absolutely. Absolutely, I do. It's stuck in the present right now, but we have an amazing otrouppinty. We can set that time machine on anything we want. We can move it where we want to move it, and we're going to move it where we want to move it. We have to have these conversations and we have to think, but when we get in the time manihce and we go ahead, we're going to be hppay we do. I know that we can, and as far as I'm concerned, that's something the world needs right now.

Open Cloze

So after this amazingly fun conversation, (Laughter) you might want to say, "So, you still want to get in this __________ time machine and go forward?" Absolutely. Absolutely, I do. It's stuck in the present right now, but we have an amazing ___________. We can set that time machine on anything we want. We can move it where we want to move it, and we're going to move it where we want to move it. We have to have these conversations and we have to think, but when we get in the time _______ and we go ahead, we're going to be _____ we do. I know that we can, and as far as I'm concerned, that's something the world needs right now.

Solution

  1. happy
  2. opportunity
  3. machine
  4. ridiculous

Original Text

So after this amazingly fun conversation, (Laughter) you might want to say, "So, you still want to get in this ridiculous time machine and go forward?" Absolutely. Absolutely, I do. It's stuck in the present right now, but we have an amazing opportunity. We can set that time machine on anything we want. We can move it where we want to move it, and we're going to move it where we want to move it. We have to have these conversations and we have to think, but when we get in the time machine and we go ahead, we're going to be happy we do. I know that we can, and as far as I'm concerned, that's something the world needs right now.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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scientific method 2
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genetically engineered food 4

Important Words

  1. absolutely
  2. amazing
  3. amazingly
  4. concerned
  5. conversation
  6. conversations
  7. fun
  8. happy
  9. laughter
  10. machine
  11. move
  12. opportunity
  13. present
  14. ridiculous
  15. set
  16. stuck
  17. time
  18. world