IS Google Making us Stupid

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Maddy Wagner Ms. Dudley Advanced English 9 14 February 2014 The Truth Behind Google Have you every truly thought about the way you use Google? Some people basically use it as a replacement of an education, while others use it to find information quick and easy. The first article named “Yes”, written by Nicholas Carr, describes how Google is making people stupid. The second article titled “No”, written by Peter Norvig explains that Google is not making people dumb. Carr wants to display that most people use Google to find answers, and in that way, they don’t learn much. Nevertheless, Norvig expresses that Google is only advancing our knowledge in a faster and simpler way. While both articles state strong opinions, “Yes” provides…show more content…
His real life example is used in a decent way; however, he is not using loaded language. It does not really persuade the reader on how Google is making us stupid or not. Also, he is not actually displaying his use of pathos; he is only just giving an example that does not really get the reader to believe on whether Google is helping us or discouraging us. According to Norvig, he notes, “The Internet contains the world’s best writing, images, and ideas; Google lets us find the relevant pieces easily” (1). He wants the reader to know that Google is a faster way to get things done. Just like Nicholas Carr, Peter Norvig turns out to be a biased person. He proves his point, and points out which side he agrees on. In this case, he does not think that Google is making us dumb. Being biased is not corrupt because they are only making their statement. This paragraph verifies that Peter Norvig does not think Google is making people stupid. He desires for the reader to know that it is just a way of finding information fast and easy. Article “Yes” and article “No” both have persuading quotes and strong opinions; however, article “Yes” makes more sense and gives a worthy example of loaded language. In “Yes”, Nicholas Carr wants the reader to know that Google is not the accurate way to learn because the reader will not truly process it through their mind, leading to not remembering what they searched up.

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