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From the Ted Talk by Van Jones: The economic injustice of plastic

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And as we all begin to come back to that bsaic understanding, new otpripnueoits for action begin to emerge. Biomimicry, which is an emerging science, winds up being a very important social justice idea. People who are just learning about this stuff: biomimicry means rpceteisng the wsdoim of all species. Democracy, by the way, means respecting the wisdom of all people — we'll get to that. But biomimicry maens respecting the wisdom of all siecpes. It truns out we're a pttery clever species. We have this big cortex, we're pretty proud of ourselves. But if we want to make something hard, we say, "I know! I'm going to make a hard substance. I know! I'm going to get vacuums and furnaces and drag stuff out of the ground and get things hot and poison and pollute ... But I got this hard thing!"

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And as we all begin to come back to that _____ understanding, new _____________ for action begin to emerge. Biomimicry, which is an emerging science, winds up being a very important social justice idea. People who are just learning about this stuff: biomimicry means __________ the ______ of all species. Democracy, by the way, means respecting the wisdom of all people — we'll get to that. But biomimicry _____ respecting the wisdom of all _______. It _____ out we're a ______ clever species. We have this big cortex, we're pretty proud of ourselves. But if we want to make something hard, we say, "I know! I'm going to make a hard substance. I know! I'm going to get vacuums and furnaces and drag stuff out of the ground and get things hot and poison and pollute ... But I got this hard thing!"

Solution

  1. species
  2. basic
  3. means
  4. pretty
  5. wisdom
  6. respecting
  7. turns
  8. opportunities

Original Text

And as we all begin to come back to that basic understanding, new opportunities for action begin to emerge. Biomimicry, which is an emerging science, winds up being a very important social justice idea. People who are just learning about this stuff: biomimicry means respecting the wisdom of all species. Democracy, by the way, means respecting the wisdom of all people — we'll get to that. But biomimicry means respecting the wisdom of all species. It turns out we're a pretty clever species. We have this big cortex, we're pretty proud of ourselves. But if we want to make something hard, we say, "I know! I'm going to make a hard substance. I know! I'm going to get vacuums and furnaces and drag stuff out of the ground and get things hot and poison and pollute ... But I got this hard thing!"

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Important Words

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