The author did a good job describing people and places. Even though the time was in the future I could still understand it. The theme was a good lesson to teach people. It’s not always good to listen to what everybody else says. Sometimes you do need to follow your instincts.
In The Outliers, Gladwell explains that we are usually “born with analytical intelligence but we also need practical intelligence to be successful” (Gladwell,101). So, we can be born super intelligent but if we do not have the practical intelligence to be able to socialize. Gladwell explains this as “social savvy is knowledge. It's a set of skills that have
No one was safe after this invention came to life. Albert Einstein made a comment after the atomic bomb came to life and it states, “We appeal, as human beings, to human beings: Remember your humanity and forget the rest. If you can do so, the way lies open to a new paradise; if you cannot, there lies before you the risk of universal death” (Claypool 100). Oppenheimer will forever live on to be known as the father of the atomic bomb and creator of the most destructive weapon known to
The Imitation Game The Imitation Game is a historical drama based on the life of Alan Turing. Turing was a legendary cryptanalyst, mathematician, computer scientist, logician, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. The film, begins in 1939, when British intelligence recruits the Cambridge mathematician alumnus to help a team of specialists crack Nazi communication codes, including the Enigma. At the time, the Enigma was thought to be unbreakable. Turing proved himself to be a valuable genius and his contributions to designing the Bombe were significant during World War II, but he encountered disgrace when authorities revealed he was homosexual.
Living with the constant threat of possible nuclear Holocaust was an everyday struggle. This led to increased production of Nuclear missiles, advancements in guidance technology, and missile defense systems being implemented nation wide. Eventually the years of constant struggle brought the Russian economy to it’s knees and after the deaths of both Stalin and Khrushchev the Soviet Union was dissolved and the Cold War ended Today we live without any immediate threat of nuclear war. The Atom Bomb has lost it’s intense potential for real world application but has retained it’s popularity in the minds of citizens as the supreme weapon to send the world into a man-made post apocalyptic wasteland and although we idealize the power of the A-bomb in movies and stories the truth is nuclear weapons saved countless lives during WWII. So the Atom Bomb was created for a just cause, although it launched the world into a new age of
He should have gotten a PhD; universities are institutions structured, in large part, for people with his kind of deep intellectual interests and curiosity” (Gladwell 95). Langen had the choice to continue his education with the intelligence he acquired. In comparison, Robert Oppenheimer chose the opportunity to continue working in the scientific field after attempted murder. A partner of Oppenheimer remarked that he “could begin to come to grips with chemical, metallurgical, engineering and ordnance problems that had so far received no consideration" (Gladwell 100). After attempted murder of his tutor, Oppenheimer still possessed the opportunity to work with scientists on the Manhattan Project.
The Books of Bokonon begin with a warning that everything inside is made up of "shameless lies." John 's other book led him to his karass, which includes Frank, Angela, and Newt Hoenikker, the three children of the scientist Felix Hoenikker, one of the scientists who invented the atomic bomb and won a Nobel Prize for it. A while ago, John wrote to Newt, who was then a medical
The Cat’s Cradle: A Symbol of False Perception The Cold War era was characterized by a vast amount of technological advancement, yet this exciting period of curiosity was also represented by weapons of mass destruction, such as the atomic bomb. Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Cat’s Cradle features the life of Dr. Hoenikker, the father of the atomic bomb, and how he and his children handle his invention called “ice-nine”, a form of water that crystallizes everything upon touch. Consequently, “ice-nine” eventually leads to mass destruction of life on Earth, and this undermines the blind faith that science was purely beneficial. Throughout Cat’s Cradle, Vonnegut illustrates the stupidity and gullibility of the human condition via the satirical setting
One of the men who helped create the atomic bomb tells us, “The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become,” (Vonnegut 41). Using satire in the form of self-destruction in the story, is the Bokonists practice of Boko-maru. Boko-maru is “the Bokononist ritual, or the mingling of awareness,” (Vonnegut 158). This is a very pointless part of the religion that seems to be based on nothing at all. Bokononism says “it is impossible to be sole-to-sole with another person without loving the person, provided the feet of both persons are clean and nicely tended,” (Vonnegut 158).
These people are still considered superheroes because of there crazy need and desire to help others. Only one person shows real superpowers and that is Doctor Manhattan. He was a scientist who was turned into a god-like figure with many insane powers. With his powers he is the only man stopping two countries from a nuclear war between each other, this may make him the most important man in the world, however, I 'm not sure that