As I said, what they possibly though were witchcraft back then could be something treatable by now. Unlike in 1690’s, they didn’t have proof to back their hypothesis that it was bewitching. But now that the reason behind the said incidents were already established and proved wrong by people who studied what might have happened back then. People might still believe witchcraft does exist in present time solely because they have no idea that it might just be an illness that they had no idea about. That the reaction of people around toward something can affect greatly on how things can be
People with Dissociative identity disorder will feel like they have jumped time due to them not being aware when they are in another dissociative state, they will have no recollection of what they have done or where they have been. In Kenneth's case he was unaware of his actions during his time as Steve under hypnosis, we was also oblivious when asked about the crimes that he had committed. People with dissociative Identity disorder have the onset occur in early
It threw my train or thought off and I was not sure about what I was reading. Instead of putting it in the middle, it could have been in the beginning and reworded. The beginning chapter could have been split and added into other chapters because when it talked about the lawyer Jameson, which was not needed until the trial
This story remains me to The Veldt, the first story of the book. In both stories, the characters resort to the use of technology to have a better life, but the abuse of technology did not have good results and at the end when the characters wanted to do something about it was too late. Again Ray Bradbury with his stories tells how the use of the technology is not always the best option.
I grew up in an age where devices and communications were on an uproar. Believe the old generation has to look at it from a completely different perspective. The way technology is set up today it is allowing us 24/7 access to voice everything, including frustrations and our own thoughts and opinions which is positive. The negative aspect on the other hand is that when individuals express their opinion someone on the other side of the glass is going to be in disagreement, in turn, may cause an argument even befriended. To be perfectly honest no one knows what the future has in stored for us.
But since he did not tend to produce happiness for the greatest number of people or not adjust his actions according to their consequences, it would be doubtful to relate Eichmann to Kant’s ethical views in the direct way. Eichmann abused and misinterpreted Kantian ethics in order to absolve himself of guilt during the trial. When the judge asks him that if he came across the idea of categorical imperative, then (during the World War 2)? Eichmann says that he met the Kantian ethics during his early life, but not think about it much until the war. Even the answer of Eichmann demonstrates how wrong Kantian ethics had been misused and misinterpreted by him.
The problem with this comes when they won't even acknowledge that new and different ideas may actually be true. One of the best examples of this I know of is when the Pharisees won't even consider that Jesus might be the person Moses prophesied about. The Pharisees (just like Arthur and the King of Lineland) heard about a new idea that was controversial to their beliefs, and shut it out. In the book, there is also the complete rejection of anything that is different or new. This takes place when Arthur has a dream/vision about going to Pointland.
Based on what the chapter mentioned about “universal” symbols, I can probably say, that possibly there is no such sign as a universal symbol. The example produced by the book’s author suggest that symbols can be misunderstood, for example, I can relate with the author, I would have never thought that someone would be able to confuse the ladies restroom sign, with the men’s restroom sign, yet it happen, and now I feel the need of deciphering future symbols I see to prevent confusion in my life. The Cosmic Postcard on the Pioneer 10, could definitely cause confusion as well. I can personally convey to the “universal” symbol of good will, or hello, but I can see how a different culture that is not accustomed to the symbol can misunderstand it, or simply not understand it at all.
One may argue that this linear idea is the foundational problem with humanity. As one wise time traveller once said “People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually ...it 's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff” (Doctor Who S3E10). While this isn’t the most eloquent or scientific quote, it makes the audience think about how they view time and their life. While today society accepts time as a linear concept, this was not always the norm. William Shakespeare lived in an era of change and revolution.
Over the past years, the self-control theory claims that the sole of crime is self-control and that parenting has big influence on it which is contradicted by some critics. One of the critics against this argument is Ronald Akers, the proponent of social learning theory. Akers claims that persons engage in criminal behavior when their obedience to the norms of the society is decreased and they differently associate with persons who commit deviant acts (Akers & Jennings, 2009). To date, however, there is no common publication about the comparative explanatory power of the two theories. Nevertheless, some researches were conducted in other countries especially western countries to compare said theories.