(TS) In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury’s overall message is when people have an obsession with technology they separate themselves from the real world. (MIP-1) Technology keeps you separated from the real world, preventing you from opening your mind to learning. (SIP-A) With their obsession of technology the people have forgotten about books and ideas that leads to learning. (STEWE-1) Montag is so furious with Mildred and her thoughts about books. She does not understand the meaning and knowledge they hold.
Failing to understand what the surgery will do to his brain, he only knows it will make him “smart”. He cannot comprehend what smart means, only wishing to be the same as others. At an IQ of 68, it may not be possible for his brain to make an informed decision. It is unethical to perform a potentially harmful experiment on someone who is unable to give permission. Charlie’s logical-mathematical and linguistic intelligences skyrocket,
The major premise does not have an exact number; instead it is suppressing relevant evidence. The minor premise is guilty of appealing to authority, where there is limited information about the “scientists”. The reader is left with no knowledge about their expertise or how closely related the “scientists” are to this topic. The premises are relevant as they are connected directly to the conclusion but they are not adequate. For example, more specific evidence could have been used instead thus making the argument a hasty prediction.
Assumptions are impossible to predict because they happen in the blink of an eye, and guide our thinking. We have no control over our assumptions since they are a natural reaction as we encounter new situations, or people. Both “Young Goodman Brown” and “Bartleby and The Scrivener” recognized that everyone makes assumptions, but they show the danger of jumping to conclusions, and how justifying actions is not helpful in the long run. Our history is the filter that we look at the world through, creating different viewpoints. Our assumptions are controlled by an unconscious bias and can be used to justify actions and make false conclusions.
Fortunately our society is a world of free thought, progressivism, and freedom. With that being said, Aldous Huxley’s fears of conditioning and conformity do not root back into the lack of individuality in our civilization that he foresaw. Huxley feared that our society would be filled with brain-washed and thoughtless beings who could never think for themselves. Today that is not the case. However, Huxley had a good reason to fear as his dystopian novel Brave New World, showed off depictions of what could happen if the world was as conditioned in a way that was written.
His lack of adaption to new knowledge sets backs his discoveries and growth in the new generation. In contrast, ignorance toward old knowledge is exhibited through Kat in her obsession with technology and her inability to go back to the foundation
However, this phrase would only be an unheard cry of the individuals who “desire to live and recapture the honor of their soul” (956). Their plea would be disregarded and ignored because it is easier for society to give in their intellectual ability than live by their virtues. It is easier to live behind an illusion than comprehend they have been living on the chains of ignorance by their own will. When someone exclaims; who is John Galt? In reality that
Hume suggests complete skepticism is not useful since "nature is always too strong for principle" (Hume #), making this philosophical view unrealistic to human nature. Hume, therefore, came up with the idea "mitigated skepticism." This method tries to limit philosophical inquiries to the abilities of human intelligence while also exercising caution in reasoning. Even so, the application of “mitigated skepticism” in everyday life is a hard task. Calculating each of our decisions with a system of logical steps is very time consuming.
Scientist recognize the notion of an actually infinite number of things leads to self-contradictions unless people impose some wholly arbitrary rules to prevent this (Schwartz 1998, 41). However, Richard Dawkins think it reflects human cannot explain ‘the statistical improbability’ because the creator theory cannot explain who created god himself (Dawkins 2009,
If AI continues to be developed, it has the potential to become one of those uncontrollable factors. Scientists have no way of knowing for sure what these machines are capable of, as long as the machines appear to be doing what they were made to do, anything extra could go undetected. Stephen Hawking, a theoretical physicist, states AI, “would take off on its own, and redesign itself at an ever increasing rate.” Even if monitored very carefully, AI still has the ability to spiral out of control. While many such as Hawking, Bilton, and Musk don’t support the development of AI, other scientist argue that it can have great benefits to society. They believe that it will help humans complete tasks faster and more efficiently.