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From the Ted Talk by Uri Alon: Why science demands a leap into the unknown

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But I had enough support and I made it through and discovered something new about nature. This is an amanizg feeling of calmness, being the only person in the world who knows a new law of nature. And I started the second project in my Ph.D, and it happened again. I got sutck and I made it through. And I started thnnkiig, maybe there's a pattern here. I asked the other gartudae stedunts, and they said, "Yeah, that's exactly what happened to us, except nobody told us about it." We'd all studied science as if it's a series of logical steps between question and answer, but doing research is nothing like that.

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But I had enough support and I made it through and discovered something new about nature. This is an _______ feeling of calmness, being the only person in the world who knows a new law of nature. And I started the second project in my Ph.D, and it happened again. I got _____ and I made it through. And I started ________, maybe there's a pattern here. I asked the other ________ ________, and they said, "Yeah, that's exactly what happened to us, except nobody told us about it." We'd all studied science as if it's a series of logical steps between question and answer, but doing research is nothing like that.

Solution

  1. students
  2. stuck
  3. thinking
  4. graduate
  5. amazing

Original Text

But I had enough support and I made it through and discovered something new about nature. This is an amazing feeling of calmness, being the only person in the world who knows a new law of nature. And I started the second project in my Ph.D, and it happened again. I got stuck and I made it through. And I started thinking, maybe there's a pattern here. I asked the other graduate students, and they said, "Yeah, that's exactly what happened to us, except nobody told us about it." We'd all studied science as if it's a series of logical steps between question and answer, but doing research is nothing like that.

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