The purpose of this book is to research and analyze how, why, and by whom the decision to use the atomic bomb was made in order to inform the public. The value of this source is that the author has written numerous academic papers in the past including another book: Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam. The analysis given also has the benefit of being written when a larger amount of sources are open to the public including access to primary sources that were previously closed to research. However, after checking one of the sources cited in the book, I found that Alperovtiz had misrepresented one of the sources that he used (see appendix). Although this raises the question of how accurate the narrative actually is, I believe that it is fairly reliable and thoroughly
Thesis: How Nikola Tesla transformed the 20th Century with his imagination. A wild imagination some considered a clinical mental disorder attributing to his rise and fall. The goal of this biography is to focus on Nikola Tesla’s imagination. His imagination and thought process was unique in the fact that we could visualize many complex processes all from memory. He often followed a reverse approach to his methodology.
The Anthropocene, the proposed geological age of humans, has become a key issue in the environmental climate change debate. Scientists disagree about whether or not the damage to the environment caused by humans should mark the beginning of a new geological age. This debate continues into when to mark the beginning of this new age. In their papers, Will Steffen, Paul Crutzen, John McNeill, Andreas Malm and Alf Hornborg address the Anthropocene debate. Arguing that the Anthropocene begins with the industrial revolution through the use of empirical data about climate change.
But this brought on controversy as Leibniz and Newton did not agree. In a debate with Newton’s advocate, Leibniz said that “by charging that Newton’s God was an inept watchmaker who had to reset the cosmic mechanism at intervals, while his God had already arranged for such
These are the things we are told, these are the things we believe. Society is not made aware of his benefit concerts, charity runs, or his founding of organizations such as the “DONDA foundation”. They are hidden in the dark to these things and are simply blinded by his failures. However to truly understand Kanye West one has to block out all the general preconceptions and actually look deep down within him, his life as well as his struggle before judgement can be placed. West first made his debut as a menace to society back in 2009 at the VMA’s when he simply stated “imma let you finish but...” This quote has been the leading argument for many as a way to validate the idea that he is a horrible person.
False in Lone, tense in pace, vacant & self-heated and over sexed – Stephen Fox Impulsivity, doing things or tending to do things suddenly and without careful thought (61), is a characteristic trait of marketers which is hidden and difficult to expose. In his pioneering work, Howard Wishnie, author of the text, The Impulsive Personality: Understanding People with Distinctive Characteristic Disorders has discussed extensively about the salient characteristics of impulsive people as he saw them . Although Wishnie did not create a checklist, the subsequent authors who wrote on impulsivity have prepared a 20-point check list attempt to sketch a brief profile of a typical impulsive person (62). Let us apply this check list to bring out the impulsive traits of marketers targeting the children in their quest for profits.
It mustn’t be surprising then to realise how easily propaganda manipulates nations with existing technology in the 21st century. That is why this article had to be written. Orwell’s message inside his novel is explicitly trying to warn people of the future about the dangers of propaganda and its extreme manipulative capabilities. We don’t realise it enough, that those fearful flyers and blameful brochures floating around are all propaganda devices existing to persuade onlookers to join the perpetrators side. It’s not only the same-sex marriage debacle; propaganda is everywhere.
Naomi Klein's novel, This Changes Everything highlights the most imperative actions that need to be taken towards climate change. Klein discusses that as a society we overlook the causes and the changes that need to happen to the systems that are making the crisis inevitable. She encourages formulating a mass movement for climate change that supports changes in the economic system. Klein’s main argument is that, most people think that climate change is a threat, “we have not done the things that are necessary to lower emissions because those things fundamentally conflict with deregulated capitalism” which is the “reigning ideology” of our time (p.18). The purpose of the book is that Klein is supplying society with a challenge: are we on the right path, are we doing the right things for ourselves and for the future, or is this the best we can be?
Despite being a spin-off of J.K Rowling’s popular fantasy book series, Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality has many of the characteristics associated with classic science fiction. While science fiction and fantasy both deal with new worlds and experiencing events that could be considered impossible given our current understanding of the world, science fiction usually adds to this by making scientific ideas and advanced technology a key element of the story. Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality should be added to the class syllabus because it fits the themes of classic science fiction by embodying exploration and scientific principles, and because it functions as a transformative work that would allow us to analyze
When digging deeper into context, questions arise such as “What would a change in context do to the text?” To myself, this is an fascinating idea, especially when thinking about a book which is profoundly depending on its time, place, language or audience. One of these book is Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Brave New World is based on particular events in the life of Huxley and his environment, and it is known to may have predicted certain events such as Hitler taking power and world war two. It is also satirical and written with a philosophical and ethical mindset, which makes it depend on its audience. This is why I will be writing about what a change in some aspects of the context could do to the book Brave New World, will it change entirely?