First, Barry employs scientific diction to describe the work of scientists and how they function. Scientists often use different tools to do their job and to find answers. Barry states, “There a single step can take them through the looking glass into a world that seems entirely different.” The use of the word looking glass refers to old technology that was commonly used by the scientists giving light to the way scientists function by mentioning their instruments. The scientific method is paramount to scientists and their studies. Barry affirms, “Ultimately a scientist
John M. Barry addresses his feelings about scientists and their research through the piece from, “The Great Influenza,” an account of the 1918 flu epidemic. He adopts a speculative tone and utilizes rhetorical strategies such as fallacies, metaphors, and word choice to characterize scientists research. Barry describes the positive mind set and the requirements to be a scientists. The requirements of being a scientist would not only be, “intelligence and curiosity,”but to also to be open minded and to have courage. Berry uses an example to support his claim.
The use of the anecdote was a good approach in starting the article as it helped to grab the readers’ attention and also appeals to the readers’ emotions. However it can be argued that the use of the anecdote at the beginning also may pose a contradiction to his stance as it may sway readers to believe that he is in agreement to the banning of the dance, which is not the
Although he failed to support that main point, the rest of his arguments would be hard to dispute considering the amount of support he was able to gather. This analysis would be very useful to readers who are looking for a more in depth understanding of the piece. Also, this analysis was proved usefully in my American Literature class due to the fact it brought many great ideas for
In his insightful essay, “Do we care what’s true? Does it matter?,” Carl Sagan beautifully and respectfully asserts the importance of favoring science over pseudoscience, and makes clear his argument as to why not the other way around. Sagan believes in the rhetorical connection between author and audience, which is why he maintains understanding throughout the essay. Sagan’s compassionate tone informs his polite authority, which in turn
In John M. Barry’s “The Great Influenza”, he uses figurative language, compares and contrasts, and process analysis. Barry demonstrates that scientists are put through obstacles to be addressed as a Scientist and their duties as one by accepting doubt as a primary function for obtaining well-produced results. The passage begins by contrasting the ideas of certainty and uncertainty. Barry claims that certainty “creates strength” and “gives on something upon which to lean.”, while he explains that uncertainty “makes one tentative, if not fearful.” This gives an idea that there is a sense of doubt when it comes to facing obstacles such as scientist’s research and beliefs. “Scientists must accept the fact that all his or her work, even beliefs, may break apart upon the sharp edge of a single laboratory finding.” These points illustrate that scientists must be able to deal with uncertainty by having the “...intelligence and curiosity...passion, patience, creativity, self-sufficiency, and courage.”, which
The theme of science is illuminated by the notion of electricity and "[its] potential to reanimate corpses" (Brown "The Science"). The theme of religion is connected to religious books, philosophies, and actions. One prominent conflict between the themes revolves around Victor Frankenstein's idea of creating life. Throughout most of his career, Frankenstein was involved with the sciences and gained a great interest in the "human frame" (30) and "the physical secrets of the world" (19). He started an experiment for the sake of science, but saw it as a "[success] in discovering the cause of generation and life" (31).
He's trying to gain their trust. He uses syntax, to basically word the trust phrase differently. If a rearrangement of the words were done it would be ¨I come to praise him, not to bury him¨. What Anthony actually came for while speaking towards the plebeians. However he can't say this specifically towards the people because he wants to open his speech with affability.
“The Damned Human Race,” was very captivating but he wasn’t very truthful with all his facts. This essay was more a mockery of humans than facts. Instead of giving reasonable facts or data to prove his point he used his feelings. With many people feeling diverse ways about certain topics or situations, to make sure that you are factual you need to use appropriate facts and data to prove your point
The “Science” of Marcelo Gleiser’s Arguments Marcelo Gleiser is a physicist, author, and professor at Dartmouth who writes articles for NPR’s 13.7: Cosmos and Culture. His recent articles cover varied topics from the scientific method and ethics, to climate and technology, and even UFOs. Gleiser writes his articles so that he is the voice of reason, neither riling the most extreme nor the most skeptical science fan. His target audience appears to include both scientists and the average adult who cares for the future. Many science writers tend to be boring and give straight facts and knowledge, but Gleiser speaks more simply and appeals to those who are not necessarily as educated.