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    #1

    "Yet to" meaning

    Hi,
    What is the meaning of "Yet to" in the following sentence?
    "Keep your eyes lifted and your head turning.The search for knowledge is in our genes.It was put there by our distant ancestorswho spread across the world,and it's never going to be quenched.To understand and use it sanely,as a part of the civilization yet to evolve requires a vastly larger population of scientifically trained people like you."

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    #2

    Re: "Yet to" meaning

    ... As part of the civilization which has not evolved but may do so in the future. The text should have a comma after "evolve".
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    #3

    Re: "Yet to" meaning

    I have yet to do it = I haven't done it yet

    This society hasn't evolved yet.

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    #4

    Re: "Yet to" meaning

    Eslam Elbyaly, please get into the habit of telling us the source and author of every text you quote.

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    #5

    Re: "Yet to" meaning

    Something like this:

    From a TED talk by EO Wilson:
    https://www.ted.com/talks/e_o_wilson...pt?language=en

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    #6

    Re: "Yet to" meaning

    Yes.
    Does the speaker here refer to "the civilization" or "the search for knowledge"

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    #7

    Re: "Yet to" meaning

    Always put a space after a comma and after any sentence-ending punctuation.
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    #8

    Re: "Yet to" meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Eslam Elbyaly View Post
    Does the speaker here refer to "the civilization" or "the search for knowledge"
    Can you quote the part you're asking about?
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    #9

    Re: "Yet to" meaning

    It's the same quotation dear.
    "Keep your eyes lifted and your head turning.The search for knowledge is in our genes.It was put there by our distant ancestors who spread across the world,and it's never going to be quenched.To understand and use it sanely, as a part of the civilization yet to evolve requires a vastly larger population of scientifically trained people like you. "

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    #10

    Re: "Yet to" meaning

    The civilization. Post #2 clarifies that.

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