In the article “Resist the internet” author Ross Douthat suggests that as a whole modern society relies too much on technology, and that we are addicted and should consider practicing some forms of technological temperance. Douthat recommends making cell phones more of a social taboo, adding boxes at restaurants to collect them in while patrons are eating, or discouraging their use during the several minutes preceding a formal business meeting. Douthat also suggests that kids under the age of 16 be banned from joining any form of video gaming networks. Douthat makes several points that I agree with, like the temperance on use of cellular devices at friendly or family outings or the deposit boxes at restaurants for the devices, however I strongly disagree with his idea of banning children and young teens from videogaming networks and the use of laptops in college lecture halls.
In the beginning of chapter 12 in the book Hatchet, Brian is working on a fish spear. After trying and failing to catch a fish with the spear, he decides that he need a bow because with a bow he could be holding the arrow just above the water so he could simply let the arrow go and he catches a fish. Then he went into the woods looking for the correct wood for a bow. Brian nearly steps on a bird, the bird is important to the story because it seems like easy food for Brian because something that you can nearly step on would be easy to catch. The last thing he does in chapter 12 is hear a plane. When he heard it, he stopped trying to cut the tree limb to make a bow and ran to start up his fire to attract the pilots attention. He did this so
their reproduction potential is such that repeated control programs must be conducted before any sustained population reduction is achieved
Having had the opportunity to watch the entire series of “We Shall Remain”, it is my educated opinion that United States history books need to be rewritten in order to display the magnitude in which the founding fathers of the United States were nothing more than liars, thieves, and murders to the Native Americans. The signing of the Peace Treaty in March 1621 marked the first of more than 350 Peace Treaties by the United States and Native Americans that would later be overturned by the United States. It appears that once the Colonists began actually outnumbering the Wampanoag, the Colonists conceit, gluttony, and bigotry had come to the top of their agenda and it began to show their true intentions.
Chapter 5 of They Say I Say is a very interesting chapter because it talks about improving your writing. In the chapter, they talk about learning how to state your own opinion without sounding biased. I believe that one great example of this is when the author exclaims, “I have a problem with what liberals call cultural differences.” This type of writing is important because you can express your own views and opinions without sounding biased. This type of writing only works if you can integrate parts of their argument into your own. Another method discussed in this text was using references to things you said prior to that. One good example of this could be when it states that,“ We would argue that voice markers we identified earlier, are extremely
In Marion Winik’s essay “The Things They Googled”, Winik associates certain Google searches with different kinds of people, such as those that are young, old, lonely, and forgetful. Young people would google what they didn’t know or what they were supposed to know, older people would google what they’d forgotten, and lonely people would make searches based on their past relationships. Winik makes the assumption that these groups of people all would be googling similar content. Winik might be criticizing Google searches, or she could just be criticizing people based off the searches they’ve made. Although she may not have meant to come off as critical, her language and tone can easily lead someone to believing so.
This recent outbreak of widespread bee deaths is not the first depletion of bee colonies in recorded history, which makes the source of CCD less, rather than more
In the article, Inclusive leisure experiences of older adults with intellectual disabilities at a senior center (2014), Brenda Rossow-Kimballa and Donna L. Goodwin provides insightful knowledge by explaining to the reader the importance of leisure experiences for older adults who acquire impairments and who actively attend a community-based senior citizens recreation center. The researchers go into depth about the meaning of recreation and the meaning given to those experiences. An exploratory interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) study was used to conduct research (Rossow-Kimballa & Goodwin, 2014). The study captured the leisure experiences of four older adults with intellectual impairments; four ‘mainstream’ older adults and three
Indian Uprising of 1622: After Powhatan Chief Opechancanough was planning to befriend the English, so that he could play a clever ruse, in which they would get revenge by attacking the English after befriending them, but the Indians would later be defeated with many casualties by the
Kristen Schilts “Just one Of the Guys?” is a book that looks at transgender men in the workplace. Specifically, she focuses her study on inequality and how people are treated. It is well-known that many jobs treat men and women differently, but it is important to see if that continues when a person becomes transgender. In this case, she is looking at women born at birth that transition into men. She focuses her research in two different states; California and Texas. This is done because both states represent different beliefs. (California is more liberal, and Texas is more conservative). The research method Schilts used during this study was in depth interviews and observational data. This is important because it granted her access to their
In Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt, Doug, the strong and persevering young protagonist relates to many birds. I feel some of Doug's experiences relate to the print of Ferruginous Thrush from John James Audubon: Birds of America. This print depicts four birds fighting off a snake in their nest. The whole story Doug and his family are bullied by his father. The way I see this piece is that the snake is Mr. Swieteck tormenting the rest of his family throughout the story. Mr. Swieteck constantly physically abuses his children and emotionally abuses his wife. For one of Doug’s birthdays his father came home drunk and took him on a drive. Doug was in pain and describing how “It hurt and my father pushed me down” (Schmidt 146). When the Sweiteck’s are eating dinner Doug realizes that his father has taken his hundred dollars and signed baseball, immediately the situation becomes tense. Doug subtly hints that his father is a liar and his father responds with, “Mr. Big Bucks Ballard is a freaking liar!” which ends
In addition, over consumption affects children’s visual and auditory development. This imbalances the other five developments and will cause an overload of problems. In the Huffington Post, Rowan explains how because of violence children encounter in, not just television but also video games, will enhance increased breathing and heart rate. This indicates a variety of serious diseases and disorders, such as hypertension and ADHD. Because of the overuse of media, it has affected the child’s overall neurological developments and can cause long term effects in their fragile
Natural forms of chimerism can also cause issues in paternity and maternity testing for unintentionally omitted children of a will. Consider In Re Estate of Dicksion, an Oklahoma Supreme Court case that dealt with this exact issue. In Dicksion, Thomas Powell, an alleged son of the decedent born out of wedlock, argued that he was a pretermitted son of the deceased. To support this contention, Powell presented a posthumous paternity test of the decedent showing parentage. The trial court admitted the DNA test but another heir of the decedent challenged whether a posthumous DNA test could be used in probate proceedings. The Supreme Court determined that posthumous paternity tests were admissible in probate proceedings, holding “it is illogical
Many college students find themselves struggling, while trying to write papers in their English classes. This book was written to help you though these struggles. They say/I say by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein is a book that was designed to help students be better writers. I think that this book is absolutely a huge help to anyone in need of becoming a much more confident and better writer. This book has helped me learn how to write more structured sentences and how to form them in ways that sound better and are also more grammatically correct than before. I have learned how to properly demonstrate and use many writing techniques such as making quotations, playing the believing game, how to write strong summaries, how to plant a “naysayer”, and incorporate “so what?” and “who cares?” into my writing. This book can be extremely helpful to anyone in need of assistance or for people interested in
Problem: Decreasing Bee population caused by Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) During the 1980s onwards, the population of the bees had decreased at an alarming rate. The cause of the decline was “due to Varroa and tracheal mites: The first Varroa mite infestation was reported in 1987; tracheal mites were first detected in 1984.”  These die-offs forced many bee-keepers out of employment. These die-offs during the past were called by various names: “spring dwindle disease, fall dwindle disease, autumn collapse, May disease and disappearing disease.”