In “What’s Eating America,” Micheal Pollan criticizes America’s dependence on fossil fuel and fixed nitrogen instead of organic farming. In 1947, a munition plant used explosives to make chemical fertilizers. After WWII, the surplus of ammonium nitrate are converted into agricultural purposes. Although the earth’s atmosphere consists of 80% nitrogen, almost all the atoms are useless. In 1909, Fritz Haber discovered a way to fix nitrogen molecules by using electrical lightning.
She exhibits this by using scientific diction, irony, ethical appeal, and imagery. Using these literary devices, Carson uncovers a usually unseen perspective surrounding pesticides and other chemical controllers we use, and how they oppress nature’s innate systems and operations. Rachel Carson uses scientific diction to a great extent in Silent Spring, with intent to reveal her intellectual studies and earnest efforts to expand her message about man’s attempts to control nature. Carson uses an effort to include technical terminology in her book, and we see this throughout the passage. For example, Carson displays her extensive knowledge of biology when she says “by their very nature chemical controls are self-defeating, for they have been devised and applied without taking into account the complex biological systems against which they have been blindly hurled” (ll.
J. Robert Oppenheimer once said “If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky that would be like the splendour of the Mighty One… I am become death, the shatterer of worlds.” This is quoted from Bhagavad Gita and that is a Hindu scripture. He is known as the creator of the atomic bomb in World War II and quoted this after seeing the atomic bomb for the first time in the control room. Pearl Harbor also had a bomb dropped on a ship but it wasn’t nearly as dangerous as the one in Hiroshima. What is Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima? More importantly, what caused these attacks?
Analysis of There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury The short story There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury tells of a nuclear explosion that wipes out humankind. The only thing remaining in a city of rubble is a fully automated house that performs many duties for the people that once lived there. Bradbury shows that technology is leading people further away from learning, exploring, and experiencing life and the natural world. Humans developed this technology to help them, but the technology does not care if humans are around to use its services and the more humans allow technology to control their lives, the more difficult it becomes to be self-reliant. Bradbury presents the house as the main character of the story because all the people have been wiped out by what seems to be a nuclear bomb.
It can be defined as a group of organic chemicals and have been used to hinder the process of oxidative degradation of food products, fats and oils and polymers. Antioxidant can be defined as forms of molecules that help to maintain the body’s chemical reactions. They assist in preventing excessive activity of free radical molecules. Free radicals are molecules that are very reactive;
Victor’s Validation of Alienation Throughout Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, human alienation manifests itself through Victor’s inability to put other’s first and focus on his relationships. In Frankenstein, Victor demonstrates a constant need to appear knowledgeable and gain glory and fame from his scientific discoveries—which causes Victor to overlook the importance of company. In order to validate his alienation, his personal desire for fame encouraged him to act selfishly, corroborating his decision to focus only upon himself. Furthermore, Victor himself creates the monster and abandons him with selfish intent. Although selfish desires do not always isolate an individual, selfishness is often a cause of human alienation.
It is this new and more perfected world of science that spurs on Frankenstein 's later ambitions to build the monster. Frankenstein 's change in thought from his innocent childhood curiosity in the past alchemists of science becomes a lustful and greedy obsession with a new knowledge of modern chemistry, which knows no bounds. Frankenstein realizes that old science is imperfect in nature, so he abandons his former studies and refers to them as a “deformed and abortive... knowledge” (Shelley, chapter 2, pg. 366). The way the author addresses this shift in thinking parallels how Frankenstein ultimately disowns his creation, for it is this sudden change in mindset that
Straining for months in his laboratory, Victor Frankenstein set to achieve a single task: create human life from inanimate objects. He imagined a perfect being of “gigantic stature” (Shelley 32), who would better mankind; he sought for his new species to “bless [him] as its creator and source” (Shelley 32); he worked to “discover so astonishing a secret” (Shelley 31) of human life itself, unlocking the mystery of science. After years of ardently studying and preparing for his creation, Frankenstein finally brought the creature to life. Unfortunately, the monster he procured was unlike anything he could have predicted. The “beauty of his dream vanished” (Shelley 35) when the yellow-skinned, horrendous monster with dark, hollowed lineaments arose from the night to eventually destroy both Frankenstein’s sanity and family.
It is a story of how knowledge drove a scientist to the point of obsessive torment. The creation did not come out how Victor envisioned it to be. A main theme throughout the book is the use of science and technology. Victor pursued the mastery of these ideas and Frankenstein’s monster was created. Mary Shelley takes this idea and displays how the pursuit and use of knowledge can lead to unintended consequences.
Brave New World Thesis : In the Novel’s foreword Aldous Huxley states “The theme of Brave New World is not the advancement of science as such; it is the advancement of science as it affects individuals.” Aldous Huxley tries to convey that ‘advancement of science as it affects individuals’ if it was controlled by corrupted people like the World State who seek only self-gratification could become evil science. The science in Brave New World does effect every and each individual but so does science in real life. Science has changed and changes people, how they act and what they do everyday. When Agriculture was invented humans were able to create more stable lives and settle in one location. When the wheel was invented people were able to carry heavy objects without exhausting themselves, they were able to trade and build bigger structures.