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"From the Ted Talk by Penelope Boston: There might just be life on Mars"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So, back to Mars. How hard is it going to be to find life on Mars? Well, sometimes it's really very hard for us to find each other, even on this planet. So, finding life on another pnalet is a non-trivial occupation and we spend a lot of time trying to think about that. Whether or not you think it's likely to be sesfscuucl sort of depends on what you think about the cehacns of life in the universe. I think, myself, that life is a natural ottrgwouh of the increasing complexification of matter over time.

Open Cloze

So, back to Mars. How hard is it going to be to find life on Mars? Well, sometimes it's really very hard for us to find each other, even on this planet. So, finding life on another ______ is a non-trivial occupation and we spend a lot of time trying to think about that. Whether or not you think it's likely to be __________ sort of depends on what you think about the _______ of life in the universe. I think, myself, that life is a natural _________ of the increasing complexification of matter over time.

Solution

  1. chances
  2. planet
  3. outgrowth
  4. successful

Original Text

So, back to Mars. How hard is it going to be to find life on Mars? Well, sometimes it's really very hard for us to find each other, even on this planet. So, finding life on another planet is a non-trivial occupation and we spend a lot of time trying to think about that. Whether or not you think it's likely to be successful sort of depends on what you think about the chances of life in the universe. I think, myself, that life is a natural outgrowth of the increasing complexification of matter over time.

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Important Words

  1. chances
  2. complexification
  3. depends
  4. find
  5. finding
  6. hard
  7. increasing
  8. life
  9. lot
  10. mars
  11. matter
  12. natural
  13. occupation
  14. outgrowth
  15. planet
  16. sort
  17. spend
  18. successful
  19. time
  20. universe