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It is from Crash Course Big History. It is 12 minute and 45 second . Here is the context:

As far as we have come in the past century in crafting a history of the universe, there still many things cosmologists have yet to discover.

Besides as far as, I cannot get whar the first part of the sentence means. What does come in crafting mean? Could you please rephrase the first part of the sentence for me.

  • Okay, I listened to the original sentence. Do you realize that's not exactly what he's saying? So, which sentence should we go with? Yours or his? – Michael Rybkin Apr 9 '18 at 20:32
  • as far as here means: although. – Lambie Apr 10 '18 at 22:00
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I think the following would be a fairly reasonable way to paraphrase your sentence:

With respect to how much we have been able to achieve in the past century in the history of crafting, there are still many things cosmologists have yet to discover.

Can you understand it better now?


EDIT (after listening to the movie clip):

The original sentence:

As far as we've come in the past century in crafting a history of the universe, there are still many things cosmologists have yet to discover.

Paraphrased:

With respect to how much we have been able to achieve in the past century in writing a history of the universe, there are still many things cosmologists have yet to discover.

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I would say the best paraphrase to show the meaning of this would be:

Even though we have discovered a lot about the history of the universe in the last century, there are still a lot of other things to discover.

"As far as" in this context indicates that we have gone very far, but it's possible to go farther.

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