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From the Ted Talk by Allan Adams: The discovery that could rewrite physics

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And the thing that's so spectacular about that to me is not just the ringing, though that is awesome. The thing that's totally amazing, the reason I'm on this stage, is because what that tells us is something deep about the early universe. It tlles us that we and everything we see around us are basically one lagre bubble — and this is the idea of inflation— one large bubble surrounded by something else. This isn't conclusive evidence for inflation, but anything that isn't inflation that enpalixs this will look the same. This is a theory, an idea, that has been around for a while, and we never tuhoght we we'd really see it. For good reasons, we thought we'd never see killer ednecvie, and this is killer evidence.

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And the thing that's so spectacular about that to me is not just the ringing, though that is awesome. The thing that's totally amazing, the reason I'm on this stage, is because what that tells us is something deep about the early universe. It _____ us that we and everything we see around us are basically one _____ bubble — and this is the idea of inflation— one large bubble surrounded by something else. This isn't conclusive evidence for inflation, but anything that isn't inflation that ________ this will look the same. This is a theory, an idea, that has been around for a while, and we never _______ we we'd really see it. For good reasons, we thought we'd never see killer ________, and this is killer evidence.

Solution

  1. explains
  2. thought
  3. evidence
  4. tells
  5. large

Original Text

And the thing that's so spectacular about that to me is not just the ringing, though that is awesome. The thing that's totally amazing, the reason I'm on this stage, is because what that tells us is something deep about the early universe. It tells us that we and everything we see around us are basically one large bubble — and this is the idea of inflation— one large bubble surrounded by something else. This isn't conclusive evidence for inflation, but anything that isn't inflation that explains this will look the same. This is a theory, an idea, that has been around for a while, and we never thought we we'd really see it. For good reasons, we thought we'd never see killer evidence, and this is killer evidence.

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