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#### From the Ted Talk by Stuart Firestein: The pursuit of ignorance

## Unscramble the Blue Letters

So this leads us to maybe think about, a little bit about, some of the models of science that we tend to use, and I'd like to disabuse you of some of them. So one of them, a popular one, is that scientists are patiently putting the pieces of a puzzle together to reveal some grnad scheme or another. This is clearly not true. For one, with puzzles, the manufacturer has grtaeauend that there's a solution. We don't have any such geaaurtne. Indeed, there are many of us who aren't so sure about the manufacturer.
## Open Cloze

So this leads us to maybe think about, a little bit about, some of the models of science that we tend to use, and I'd like to disabuse you of some of them. So one of them, a popular one, is that scientists are patiently putting the pieces of a puzzle together to reveal some **_____** scheme or another. This is clearly not true. For one, with puzzles, the manufacturer has **__________** that there's a solution. We don't have any such **_________**. Indeed, there are many of us who aren't so sure about the manufacturer.
## Solution

- guarantee
- grand
- guaranteed

## Original Text

So this leads us to maybe think about, a little bit about, some of the models of science that we tend to use, and I'd like to disabuse you of some of them. So one of them, a popular one, is that scientists are patiently putting the pieces of a puzzle together to reveal some grand scheme or another. This is clearly not true. For one, with puzzles, the manufacturer has guaranteed that there's a solution. We don't have any such guarantee. Indeed, there are many of us who aren't so sure about the manufacturer.
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