• Brave New World Religion
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    Thesis: Man's need for answers to questions that cannot be solved through known applications of science and technology has resulted in the widespread belief in religion. I. Purpose Elimination of stress Addiction to soma 1. Rioting addicts 2. Religious fanatics II CharacteristicsRitualsSacrificesOfferingsB. Gods InterpretersPopeDali Lama Mustapha Mond D. Writings III. Function Explaining unknownPhilosophySupernaturalProviding aid Sanctioning conductMoralsTraditionsDelegating decisions The Basis...
  • Brave New World Religion
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    English Brave New World: Religion The Basis of Religion Thesis: Man's need for answers to questions that cannot be solved through known applications of science and technology has resulted in the widespread belief in religion. I. Purpose Elimination of stress Addiction to soma 1. Rioting addicts 2. Religious fanatics II Characteristics Rituals Sacrifices Offerings B. Gods Interpreters Pope Dali Lama Mustapha Mond D. Writings III. Function Explaining unknown Philosophy Supernatural Providing aid ...
  • Sweden Science And Technology
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    History, Science and Technology, Justice, and Environmental Issues of Sweden During the seventh and eighth centuries, the Swedes were merchant seamen well known for their trade. In the ninth century, Nordic Vikings raided and ravaged the European Continent as far as the Black and Caspian Seas. During the 11 th and 12 th centuries, Sweden slowly became a united Christian kingdom that later included Finland. Queen Margaret of Denmark united all the Nordic lands in the 'Kalmar Union' in 1397. Frequ...
  • War On Terrorism Arts And Entertainment
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    The War On Terrorism Every morning, millions of people around the world begin their day by reading the newspaper. News topics are constantly discussed in everyday life and remain the dominant topic of conversation between friends, family, and even strangers. It is our responsibility as a modern society to recognize all events that impact our lives and make others aware of them, and newspapers as well as the general media allow us this opportunity. The New York Times, a worldwide newspaper, offer...
  • Kurt Vonnegut Science And Technology
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    Kurt Vonnegut has always had a great awareness of the destructive social impact of science and technology. Contraptions that Vonnegut calls "social transplants" replace real relatives and friends with synthetic ones. Recordings, radio and television are just a few of these devices. They make it possible to bring synthetic relatives and friends right into your home and replace those friends and relatives who are not perfect, nor even consistent, with a better class of people. Vonnegut's least fav...
  • Science And Technology Petroski One Technocracy
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    To answer this question one must first understand that every politico-economic ideology, like every religious belief, proclaims that it has the one true doctrine and that all others are entirely different or at opposite ends. In most instances individuals join in voluntary association to act upon those opinions, ideas or beliefs which they hold in common. These opinions, ideas or beliefs may or may not be based on facts and hence most end with disastrous results. However once ideas have crystall...
  • David Suzuki's A Planet For The Taking
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    David Suzuki's A Planet for the Taking In the essay 'A Planet for the Taking,' David Suzuki describes Canadians' odd appreciation for this great natural bounty we call our own. Heis an internationally acclaimed scientist who is concerned about the welfare of Canada. Suzuki's intended audience is the Canadian population that does not realize the grave danger they are instilling upon themselves by haphazardly taking our resources without looking at the subsequent repercussions of their actions. Th...
  • Why Modern Science Is Nihilistic
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    Why is Modern Science Nihilistic What is nihilism Nihilism comes from the Latin root for nothing. Nihilism represents a belief that existence is senseless and useless. It also refers to sacrifice of meaningful existence defined by spiritual values, struggle and pain, in favor of pleasurable, comfortable and secure life. Post-modern writers such as Updike, Nietzsche and Heidegger argue that modern society is nihilistic. These writers claim that since modern science causes nihilism by destroying h...
  • University Education Full Time
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    The are 44 universities (not counting the Open university ) in Britain. Although the Government is responsible for providing about 80 per cent of universities' income it does not control their or teaching nor does it have direct dealing with the universities. The grants are distributed by the University Grants Committee, a body appointed by the Secretary of State for Education and Science. The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge date from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and the Scottish Un...
  • The Role Of Technology In Kurt Vonnegut's Writing
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    Outline Thesis: Technology is the villain in Kurt Vonneguts works because of his hatred of corporate insensitivity and his awareness of the destructive social impact of science and technology. I. Kurt Vonnegut has a great awareness of the destructive social impact of science and technology. A. Contraptions that Vonnegut calls social transplants replace contact with the awful real relatives and friends with synthetic ones. 1. Computers minimize human contact even better than TVs and CD players w...
  • Decline Of Catholicism Oral
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    Picture this if you will. In the beginning (being 1945) god created a shepherd (the Catholic Church) in which we the sheep followed blindly. Everywhere the shepherd took us, we would follow without complaint. A sheep dared not question the Shepherd or stray from the flock in fear of being labeled a bad sheep (catholic) and suffering the consequences of eternal damnation. But as time went on and the sheep modernized, however the shepherd was stubborn and conservative in his ways and refused to ch...
  • Science And Technology Cyborg World Haraway
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    What has feminism contributed to the analysis of science and technology, and in what way is Donna Haraway's concept of the cyborg part of a feminist critique of science and technology? Introduction A feminist critique of science and technology springs out from the Foucauldian insights of the intimate relations between knowledge and power. Knowing the world is, through naming it, a way to control it, and it has real effects of oppression and control. Representations work on the represente...
  • Thailand Economic Science And Technology
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    Economic Analysis Introduction Thailand's economy is beginning to recover from the global economic slowdown of the past two years, which led to reduced demand for Thai exports. The country's real gross domestic product (GDP) grew only 1. 0% in 2001, and is projected to grow 1. 8% in 2002, resuming a growth rate of over 4% in 2003. Longer-term annual growth rates beyond 2002 are projected in the range of 4%-5%. Still, the risks confronting Thailand's economic recovery are serious. The Thai econo...
  • Surveillance Technologies Technology Society Liberties
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    As a direct result of the September 11 terrorist attacks, both government and law enforcement officials have implemented surveillance technologies designed to deter future terrorist attacks. Officials continue to scrutinize whether the implementation of these technologies will in fact prevent another national tragedy. As a nation, we are now faced with the reality of having to sacrifice individual rights and liberties to facilitate the Government's use of surveillance technologies. Proponents of...
  • Technology And Its Threats
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    Technology is the systematic study of techniques for making and doing things; science is the systematic attempt to understand and interpret the world. While technology is concerned with the fabrication and use of artifacts, science is devoted to the more conceptual enterprise of understanding the environment, and it depends upon the comparatively sophisticated skills of literacy and numeracy. Such skills became available only with the emergence of the great world civilizations, so that it is pos...
  • Bacon And Swift Preparing For The Future
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    Through out the years of human existence there have always been issues that come from the study of science and technology. The human race has to make important decision about these issues. The ways these decisions have been made through the years has varied. The two English writers, Francis Bacon and Jonathan Swift, discussed some of these issues. Bacon! |s approach to discussing these problems was through a very structured method. He did this in his essay Ovum Organism where he describes the f...
  • Curriculum Documents Also The Topic For The Science
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    After reading through the curriculum documents, I have one question that continues to nag at me. In each subject of the documents, it discusses three very important roles, the teacher's, the students, and the parents. My questions are this: How much depends on these roles being met? In many households today, parents do not take an active role in their children's learning. How is the teacher to enforce that parents are meeting their end of the agreement? I know from my own experience when working...
  • Societal Debate On Cloning
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    1. Introduction When the birth of the cloned sheep Dolly became headline news in February 1997, cloning instantly turned into a heated topic for debate all over the world. Almost three years on, it seemed the right moment to collect and share the experiences gained within various countries with this debate on cloning. For this aim the Rathenau Institute, the Dutch parliamentary technology assessment organization, set up a one-day international symposium on November 19, 1999 in Amsterdam, with ...
  • Engineering Ourselves Cognitive Enhancers
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    The Problem In his article entitled "Tweaking the Genetics of Behavior," Dean Hamer provides a detailed account of a couple, Syd and Kayla, in their journey to genetically engineer a child. The article says, "Because Syd and Kayla were both women, they were going to clone a baby... ." (Hamer, 62). In their quest to structure a near-perfect child, they take several factors into consideration. These factors include characteristics such as features and build, intelligence, personality traits and te...
  • Science Fiction Technology Future James
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    Advancement Of Technology And Science And Its Advancement Of Technology And Science And Its Influence On Science Fiction Novels Advancement of Technology and Science and Its Influence On Science Fiction Novels The rapid pace of technology and the advancement of scientific understanding in the past one hundred years are at the backbone for the distinctly twentieth century genre — science fiction. Such rapid advancement in these fields of technology have opened up literally worlds of possibi...