After reading Violence Vanquished, one becomes eerily aware of the world in which we inhabit. In a world in which violence is a second nature, things go awry quickly. Dr. Pinker suggests that this time in history is the least violent. That being said Dr. Pinker uses the statistical evidence in numbers as a tactic in substantiating his claim. Dr. Pinker believes that as a people violence over time has been bred out of us, thus leaving us more peaceful by nature (191).
English 11 30 November 2012 Science and Religion, Vonnegut’s Views Do lies have more value on lives than pure truths? In the novel Cat’s Cradle written by Kurt Vonnegut, he explains that the lies of religion have more value than scientific truths. Vonnegut writes that people, such as the government, use pure truths of science in order to destroy their fellow man. On the other hand, Vonnegut includes the lies of the Bokononist religion in his novel as a contrasting view to destroying the fellow man. In Cat’s Cradle, science leads to the end of the world by the creation of ice-nine by Felix Hoenikker.
The World State dispenses soma to the people so they will stay happy. Happy people make consumption rise which means the World State makes money. The United States does not give out drugs for free. One way legal way the citizens of the United States can make themselves forget their worries is through alcohol. However, only citizens above the age of twenty-one can use this method.
Loss of Individuality “In this monochrome world I will search the depths of the earth and the limitless skies for you” (Silver Stitch). Stitch’s riveting words reveal the truth behind a world that has no emotions and is under complete control. A monochrome world lacks color, creativity, and individuality in humans which is a necessity for societies to thrive. George Orwell’s, 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s, Brave New World describes a scary futuristic world under a totalitarianism government. These novelists written about dystopian literature in which have underlying cautionary tones, warning society that if we continue living in the view of “each man for himself”, this will be the consequence.
(Show your Punnett Square) 5. (5 points) In a dihybrid cross between RrTt and RRtt, what are the genotype and phenotype ratios of the offspring, assuming R and T are dominant? R codes for round seed, while r codes for wrinkled seed. T codes for tall height, while t codes for short height. (Show your Punnett Square).
Technology allowed all of mankind to relax mentally and physically through an unique drug. The drug Soma was created and used by all of mankind and had many uses. Not only did soma work as a relaxation drug it actually worked as a birth control to prevent children from having mothers. It was thought of as a crime to go off of soma because the government brain washed people into thinking motherhood is bad. Over all soma did much good for the New World.
Has Huxley written a book about what a perfect society is, or has he written about degradation humans? The society in Brave New World is functional, it protects it's people everyone is happy, and it keeps people safe. The lives of the people seem to be horrible because they have no individuality. Yet their lives are much better than ours. In a Utopia the things that hurt the society and make it unstable the same things that make people happy in a modern society.
Soma is used as a comfort mechanism when dealing with stress. A user is able to self-medicate themselves whenever confronted with something unpleasant or uncomfortable. Through soma, the need for religion and other personal allegiances outside of the World State are no longer needed. It is describes as the `perfect drug with all the benefits such as calming, surrealistic, ten-hour long high without the drawback. The citizens of the "World State" have been conditioned to love the drug, and they use it to escape any momentary bouts of dissatisfaction.
This is because the companies have realized the benefits that can come from a drug-free workplace. Drug use can cause and have many negative effects in the workplace. Some of these things would be missed work, undependability, low productivity, and even violence in some cases. So, if they want to have a positive productive running company, a drug-free workplace must be