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Microorganisms are the oldest, the most numerous, and the most widespread life-forms, nevertheless, because they are invisible to the unaided eye, their existence was as ____________ as their impact has been profound.
Over the years, some researchers and educators have (i)____________ the argument for hands-on learning of science, (ii)____________ that a more straightforward approach-known as direct instruction-has the potential to help students learn science more effectively.
There has been a noticeable reversal from the time when (i)____________ was accepted as the essential characteristic of genuine science: now the role of (ii)____________ in scientific research is generating a great deal of interest.
The prosecutor belied his hardboiled reputation by submitting (i)____________ queries to the witness and accepting in turn (ii)____________ responses.
It has been suggested that the use of metaphors from the realms of battle and sports to describe arguments contributes to the (i)____________ of the argumentative process. Such metaphors may (ii)____________ adversarial conceptions of argument, leading interlocutors to behave aggressively in verbal disputes, thereby (iii)____________ a process that ideally leads to resolution.
Because wildfires are becoming increasingly ____________, the computer modeling programs that used to help predict their progression based on information about past fires are becoming less useful to those engaged in fighting the blazes.
Whether the film is ____________ adaptation of the legend is debatable: the author of the screenplay claims that it was based on the original tale, but admits taking some interpretive license with the story.
Concerned about the growing tendency of universities to sometimes reward celebrity more generously than specialized expertise, many academics have deplored the search for ____________ to which that practice leads.
The committee (i)____________ their praise for the proposal with several (ii)____________ remarks pointing out flaws in the document; in fact, one committee member referred to a trivial typographical error as "unpardonable."
Governments tend to be (i)____________ the Internet. Most are truly (ii)____________ its phenomenal growth and the opportunities it offers to both business and education. They also sense that any country attempting to hold it back risks looking foolish and technophobic. (iii)____________, they find the Internet's libertarian culture and contempt for national borders subversive and frankly terrifying.
When the relationship between theories and findings was first elaborated, philosophers of science thought of experimental findings as the fixed part of science, and they pondered how theories were built upon the foundations of data that experiments provided. But sociologists have since shown that the relationship between theory and data is (i)____________. Empirical data may be as (ii)____________ as theories: a theory with strong prior confirmation may reduce the (iii)____________ of a conflicting new finding, just as an unexpected finding can bring a theory into question.
Without a proper sense of its own legitimacy in Japanese society, the Liberal Democratic Party retreats to a sort of ____________ politics that tries desperately not to offend anyone.
That the announcement of the new treatment was greeted with ___________ is hardly surprising given the claims made for it, but attitudes were markedly tempered once the paucity of supporting data became apparent.
Elizabethan actor Richard Tarlton was so____________ in appearance that a mere glimpse of his grinning face peeping through a curtain was enough to trigger prolonged peals of laughter.
When Ms.Alvarez campaigns, she tends to____________ small towns, most of her campaign appearances occur in large population centers and media markets.
Paradoxically, altruism may in fact be ____________ if it aids only one's own clique.
Confidence in the nation's finances, barely nailed together by international financial institutions a few weeks ago, is still such a (i)____________ structure that the slightest disturbance could set it (ii)____________.
For many who are not philosophers, the word "metaphysics" still retains connotations of (i)____________, so that many hard scientists still use the term as a byword for (ii)____________ thinking.
Human brains are amazing organs but they are not perfect. Cognitive biases, as we know, sometimes produce errors. Yet the term "error" could be (i)______________ in that it suggests that there might be (ii)_______________ way in which cognition should work. Such a binary opposition is (iii)_____________.
Jimi Hendrix was a pivotal figure in the visionary aesthetic movement known as Afrofuturism, which is steeped in African American musical tradition yet ____________ technological innovation, from synthesizers to spaceships.

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