The Fifth chapter was about how science was not really recognized anywhere else but in Britain. There were 3 scientists that were discovering things faster than they could name them so they stop for a while to named them than after they started naming parts of the body. Chapter six “English and Empire” was about how the Britain went on this world to share the language and how they gained more language while touring the world. Chapter seven “The Age of the Dictionary” told the history of the dictionary. It took Dr.Johnson 9 years to put 42 thousand words in his dictionary and years later more and more words were being invented and in 1857 a new dictionary was in the making it took 70 years and 3 people to make it.
The article, “What’s in a Name?” by Adam Hadhazy, argues the pros and the cons about naming things. As far as the article goes, Hadhazy argues, “For others, the designations fail to inspire. Wladimir Lyra, a planetary scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., says the names are boring and don 't resonate with non-scientist audiences” (Hadhazy 3). The interesting way to name the objects of space is constantly not to address thing in one subject, for example, it can be half scientific and mythological roots of the terms in order to create more interesting ideas. Referring to this article, “Can We Know the Universe?” from Carl Sagan, this article discusses that humans cannot know everything about the world, but we can still understand some of the world.
There has been a lot of technological progression throughout the years. The technological progression during 1900-1959 and 1960-today, which is better? That is a loaded question, but obviously the 1900-1959 era has had a lot more progression. For example, the tv, “Few inventions have had as much effect on contemporary American society as television” (History of Television). The first electronic tv was demonstrated in San Francisco on Sept. 7, 1927, it was created by Philo Taylor Farnsworth, a 21-year-old inventor.
16- What is the relationship between the MULTICS project and early development of computer society? When the project was created its primary goal was security. Not long after the restructuring of MULTICS several engineers created UNIX which wasn’t as secure. A year after, the microprocessor brought the personal computer. 17- How has computer security evolved into modern information security?
Many people will argue that they have maintained their self-control when it comes to technology. Self-control is a person’s ability to control their own self. Their emotions, needs, wants, and behavior is just a handful of things that a person can control, but there is always the chance that a want will become a need or a specific emotion becomes how a person behaves. This applies to almost everything, but in this moment it is going to be applied to technology. Before getting too far, the advancement of technology is one of the most beneficial things to happen to the human race.
Zion’s immune system was having difficulties getting accustom to the transplant, but the doctor’s expected that to happen. Four months later Zion was able to write his own Christmas wish list, and even arm wrestling with his friends. Zion’s right handed, and doctors are working to help his brain learn how to work with his hands. One year after the procedure Zion is able to eat, and use a fork and spoon on his own. Being the first child to receive a double hand transplant now means anyone can undergo the procedure.
Would you want the perfect child? The idea of having a parent directed genetically perfect generation is not a new, just look at the 1997 film Gattaca. Only, a superior society is good on paper, but not even close to ethical in real life. The process of genetic selection is a sci-fi fantasy which should not be translated into the real world. Genetic selection is new, unsupervised, and dangerous for the potential children who were their parent’s top choice in a laboratory.
Richard Dawins once wrote, “Nature is not cruel, only pitilessly indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous – indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose.” (96) Because the universe is one big cosmic accident, there is no sense in looking for purpose. When milk is spilt on the floor, it doesn’t pour out a certain way on purpose; it’s simply gravity acting on mass because that’s what gravity does and that’s what mass does. So also, regardless of what purpose a person might think he has, he’s just mass doing what mass does when acted on by outside forces like
After Rosalind Franklin lost her battle to ovarian cancer James Watson and Francis Crick waited a few years and used the information claiming it as their own discovery. They claimed that they discovered the shape of the double helix. While no one looked into it to see if they actually discovered it. They ended up winning the Nobel peace prize in 1962. When they found the double helix Watson and Crick also found that the double helix is made up of sugar and phosphate.