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Jack Westin: CARS Course Practice Reading

Discussion in 'CARS Strategy Course with Jack Westin (Sponsored)' started by Jack Westin, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. green sea

    green sea

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    Apr 8, 2017
    Week 6 (P4)

    Art: How can Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ be both art and not art? | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Art-can be philosophical + can carry meaning

    Geography: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170517120556.htm
    MIP: Coral reefs in danger due to warmer temperatures + algae growth + overfishing

    Sociology: Daniel Bell
    MIP: Bell=> significant contributions to sociology using journalist background

    Literature: Anatomy of Criticism - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Frye = literary critic, wrote Anatomy of Criticism

    Archaeology: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170412091226.htm
    MIP: Ostrich eggs during Iron Age => luxury items
     
  2. aquanautt

    aquanautt

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    0
    May 15, 2017
    1.2

    Goya:
    Goya - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: art displays true person

    Human Capital:
    How the Cold War led the CIA to promote human capital theory | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Human value drives capitalism

    Analytical Philosophy:
    How Robert Nozick put a purple prose bomb under analytical philosophy | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: philosophy should explain, not argue

    Chinese Philosophy
    Chinese Philosophy - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Chinese philosophy also important

    Illusion of Competence:
    What know-it-alls don’t know, or the illusion of competence | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: People misassess abilities. Competent adapt; incompetent don't
     
  3. Hospitalized

    Hospitalized 2+ Year Member

    1,941
    2,578
    Sep 8, 2014
    MDApps:
    1.2

    History: http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/books/209235/germany-and-collective-guilt
    MIP = Dimsdale work = unsupported

    Education: One big yawn? The academics bewitched by boredom
    MIP = Boredom = not understood

    Education: Dewey knew how to teach democracy and we must not forget it | Aeon Essays
    MIP = Dewey education model = influential

    Technology: Tech Paradox? - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP = Technology requires understanding

    Theater: More Life. More Drama. - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP = Roman classics = dying
     
  4. ShrekIsLove

    ShrekIsLove

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    1
    Feb 10, 2017
    Politics:
    Was Francis Fukuyama the first man to see Trump coming? | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Fukuyama's thesis in his book has parallels to today's political climate

    Economy:
    http://www.economist.com/news/busin...unding-investors-have-wait-so-long-sell-their
    MIP: British firm attempts to solve crowd-funding issues; tone slightly skeptical

    Active Life:
    Why do mountaineers choose the hardest routes to the top? | Aeon Essays
    MIP: how one climbs Mount Everest is important

    Psychology:
    Why Do We Roast the Ones We Love?
    MIP: Insults as a predictor of strength in friendship

    History
    The Myth of the Muslim World
    MIP: Evolution of Muslim demonstrates need for unity
     
  5. sensfan1115

    sensfan1115

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    Jul 22, 2016
    Business
    http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2017/05/american-exceptionalism
    MIP: Distracted driving responsible for high death rate of young Americans.

    Public Health
    DES COLOHAN: The war on drugs has been lost
    MIP: Too focused on illegal drugs; Need to focus on more common preventable disease

    Opinion
    Headphones?
    MIP: Headphones are useful yet antisocial.

    Business
    How Dividends came to dominate our investment portfolios.
    MIP: Dividend overload is tempting but poses a risk

    History
    Vimy Ridge set dangerous precedent for Canadian Troops
    MIP: Canadian army gained respect at Vimy leading to egotistical behaviour resulting in preventable deaths.
     
  6. Alliks

    Alliks

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    0
    May 17, 2017
    Art: How Cool Was That?
    MI: Knowledge about coolness (Dinerstein) + Jazz and Film = most cool

    Art: The Mozart in the Machine
    MI: Art = emotions + (Duchamp fountain) = technology does the same

    Politics: http://www.economist.com/news/finan...plays-his-own-rules-americas-trade-policy-has
    MI: Trump admin= china deal, trade rep. (Lighthizer) = knowledgeable

    History: This Family Was Isolated for Over 40 Years, Completely Unaware of WW2 - History Daily
    MI: Taiga = isolated wilderness + family lived (Lykov), family found= never left

    History: Fearing a Smallpox Epidemic, Civil War Soldiers Tried to Self-Vaccinate - History Daily
    MI: Pox = most war death, vaccines & inoculation = helped + unhygenic
     
  7. Elementist

    Elementist

    7
    0
    May 15, 2017
    Psychology
    Look back with danger: Why nostalgia is not what it used to be
    MIP: Nostalgia affects people’s views

    Technology
    Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria
    MIP: Google’s book digitalization endeavours unsuccessful

    Medicine
    Human Subjects - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Clinical trials important, but have ethical issues

    Sociology
    What Happens When Authors Are Afraid to Stand Alone
    MIP: Writers face a social lifestyle change from isolation to community

    Finance
    Saving - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Too much saving and casuality have negative effects on economy
     
  8. Mr.IceHockey

    Mr.IceHockey 2+ Year Member

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    Nov 15, 2013
    Art History: The North Sea is a sign of what awaits in the Anthropocene | Aeon Essays
    MIP: art and communication are one: have lasting impact

    Culture: The only line comedy shouldn’t cross is the no-laughter line | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: comedians cross lines = good

    Culture: What favourite childhood books reveal about the psyche | Aeon Essays
    MIP: books stay on bestseller list b/c people like them

    Health: People born intersex have a right to genital integrity | Aeon Essays
    MIP: babies born intersex happens = that's okay

    Society: Throughout history, and still today, women are shamed for menstruating | Aeon Essays
    MIP: menstruation is a taboo, and that's dumb.
     
  9. Fridom06

    Fridom06

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    May 17, 2017
  10. LXJ34

    LXJ34

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    Jun 29, 2016
    Week 1, Post 1
    1.History :Modern Science - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: 3 modernities in science = changed scientist & world
    2. Sociology: The image of the cancer experience needs a reality check | Aeon Ideas
    MIP:Breast CA treatment hard & Immunotherapy promising use caution.
    3. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...016/when-elizabeth-cady-stanton-tried-to-vote
    MIP: Women suffrage movement and history of (Staton)
    4.Film&TV: The Still Alice effect: not all Alzheimer’s is like this | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: AD movie= public misconception and no $ care & research
    5. Headphones? - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP:Bad hearing = headphone sounds and History of headphones
     
  11. nodud3

    nodud3

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    0
    May 15, 2017
    Week 1: Post 1

    Literature: The Art of Paying Attention
    MIP: Writers should pay attention to what they write; clearly present ideas

    Philosophy: The Philosophical Argument for Life | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson
    MIP: Abortion, people should respect differing viewpoints

    Philosophy: Moral grandstanding: there’s a lot of it about, all of it bad | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Moral groundstanding: people want others to view them as morally good

    Architecture: Feelings are a better way to discuss architecture than concepts | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Design should be based on real life not on concepts

    Literature: Writing Rules - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Bad writing has always existed —> present manual as solution
     
  12. meduser1234

    meduser1234

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    May 15, 2017
    Economics: http://www.economist.com/news/ameri...-only-threat-economy-end-canadas-housing-boom
    MIP: Market peak

    Pop culture: How Cool Was That?
    MIP: How cool is “cool”?

    Literature: Writing Rules - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Poor writing big problem & new rules needed

    Opinion: Headphones? - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Headphones = useful/antisocial

    Social science: http://nypost.com/2017/05/17/ways-to-restore-the-romance-that-dating-apps-kill/
    MIP: online dating kills romance and made men lazy
     
  13. rg11678

    rg11678

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    0
    May 17, 2017
    Week 1, Post 2

    Psychology
    The bilingual brain: why one size doesn’t fit all | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: bilingualism effects = uncertain + advantageous

    Science (evolution)
    How we evolved from drunken monkeys to boozy humans | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: apes eating fruits -> human alcohol processing

    Culture
    If culture is too expensive for most, everyone pays a price | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: price exploits humans

    Architecture
    Feelings are a better way to discuss architecture than concepts | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: buildings should be described by experience

    History
    Caste System - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: government tried to remove caste system, but still persists
     
  14. sensfan1115

    sensfan1115

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    Jul 22, 2016
    Business:
    Performance Reviews - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Performance reviews need to be modified instead of abolished.

    World Business
    Country Comparative Advantage - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: To fuel growth, government support is useful for comparative advantage

    Language
    The figure on the jacket - Shostakovich - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Novelists have more freedom in writing than historians.

    Language
    Writing Rules - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Authors should focus in style, not hard rules.

    Architecture
    Pritzker Architecture Prize - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Otto = for the people, Miami = for the rich.
     
  15. smarticleparticle

    smarticleparticle

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    0
    May 18, 2017
    Week 1 (1/5)


    1. Literature - The Rise of Veronica Forrest-Thompson
    The Rise of Veronica Forrest-Thomson by Adrienne Raphel
    MIP: VFP was previously only known through her influence on Berstein; gaining recognition now rather than before due to it’s relevance; VFP believes purpose of poetry should be to find a balance between correspondence and rejection of reality


    2. Popular Culture – How Cool Was That?
    How Cool Was That?
    MIP: Dinerstein focuses on the history of cool to come to a clearer meaning of “cool”; "cool" composure and music used by jazz musicians to face the racial pressures


    3. Health - Babies from skin cells? Prospect is unsettling to some experts
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/...s&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0
    MIP: In vitro gametogenesis involves differentiating skin cells to develop gametes; extremely controversial, more so than in vitro fertilization; unsettling outcomes and consequences may occur


    4. History - What Roger Ailes Learned from Richard Nixon
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/opinion/roger-ailes-richard-nixon-fox-news.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Nixon relied on Ailes to create the right image for the media; power of popular resentment; Nixon increased his success by attacking the media as being opinionated and an undeserved influence of power


    5. Literature - The Figure on the Jacket – Shostakovich
    The figure on the jacket - Shostakovich - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: novels based on history compete with historians’ accounts of facts; novels make history engaging and enjoyable to read through partial fabrication, whereas historians are limited to exact facts
     
  16. Michael_2_CARS

    Michael_2_CARS

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    May 17, 2017
    Week 1:
    1- Culture: The Mozart in the Machine
    MIP- Art in eye of beholder; Algorithms may produce best art b/c they know what we want. Tone about algorithms= positive.

    2- Gender Studies: When Mother’s Day Is ‘Empowering’
    MIP- Mothers day celebrates females, despite women's actual power being under threat. Tone about mothers day= negative.

    3- Education: Broken Technology Hurts Democracy
    MIP- Public schools need technology but not necessarily new technology.

    4- Culture: How P.T. Barnum Helped the Early Days of Animal Rights
    MIP- Bornum= moral as long as it helped his personal image

    5- Technology: Headphones? - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP- Headphones have many negatives (hearing, anti-social, change 'true' music); only good for a few uses. Tone about headphones= somewhat negative.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2017
  17. aquanautt

    aquanautt

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    May 15, 2017
    1.3

    Trumpcare:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/opinion/trumpcare-health-care-bill.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Insurance increase or leave. Uncertainty bc Republicans, not Dems.

    Figure on the jacket:
    The figure on the jacket - Shostakovich - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: novelists freedom, historians factual

    Personal Essays:
    The Personal-Essay Boom Is Over
    MIP: industry dead, reinvest journalism

    Video Games:
    Coming of Age with Video Games
    MIP: games can provide solace

    Military Genius:
    Wars are not won by military genius or decisive battles | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: wars more than battles, war won by attrition
     
  18. Hospitalized

    Hospitalized 2+ Year Member

    1,941
    2,578
    Sep 8, 2014
    MDApps:
    1.3

    Anthropology: Ritual Significance - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Gobekli = significant

    Archaeology: Sardinia - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Sardinia fate = unknown

    Architecture: Classical Architecture - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Greek architecture = inspiring

    Linguistics: Language Extinction - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Language = endangered

    Politics: Paul Nurse - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Politics similar to science
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2017
  19. ShrekIsLove

    ShrekIsLove

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    Feb 10, 2017
    History:
    Nietzsche’s Enlightenment
    MIP: Truths are neither eternal nor equal; author sides with Nietzsche

    Finance & Economy:
    http://www.economist.com/news/finan...profits-are-reported-giving-investors-greater
    MIP: Pros and cons of new insurance regime

    Science & Technology:
    There’s a big problem with AI: even its creators can’t explain how it works
    MIP: Improved AI needs explanation for its thought process

    Psychology:
    Are Therapists Just Rent-a-Friends?
    MIP: Therapy skeptics are wrong; author favors therapy strongly

    Government & Politics:
    How politeness became a tool of radical democratic politics | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Politeness has its place in politics; author is balanced
     
  20. Mr.IceHockey

    Mr.IceHockey 2+ Year Member

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    Nov 15, 2013
    Philosophy:Wars are not won by military genius or decisive battles | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: battles/tactics = not as important as people think

    Philosophy: It is sometimes right to fight in an unjust war | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: soldiers should fight even if the war is unpopular/unjust

    Philosophy: 'Free speech' is a blunt instrument. Let's break it up | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: "free speech" should be made more specific = makes better

    Health: We need ecstasy and opium in place of Prozac and Xanax | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: pharmaceuticals = bad

    Health: Sugar is a toxic agent that creates conditions for disease | Aeon Essays
    MIP: obesity = bad, not going away soon.
     
  21. green sea

    green sea

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    Apr 8, 2017
    Week 6 (P5)

    Sociology: Sorry, I'm Not Sorry (for Being Sorry)
    MIP 1: Gendered use of apology=> eventually meaningless
    MIP 2: ‘sorry’ => different meanings

    Art: How a generation of consumptives defined 19th-century Romanticism | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: consumption (tuberculosis) => defining feature of Romanticism => 19th century

    Literature: Writing Rules - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP 1: Author-> demonstrates rules of writing via manual
    MIP 2: Writing => unnatural

    Population Health: Headphones? - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Headphones => increased hearing loss
    MIP 2: Headphones => increased submission, decreased commotion

    Geography: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170518083039.htm
    MIP: Artic temperature > Antarctica temperatures due to land height + size
     
  22. rg11678

    rg11678

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    May 17, 2017
    Week 1, Post 3

    Ethics/Technology
    Murder in virtual reality should be illegal | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Virtual reality effects = unclear + dangerous

    Education
    The slow professor can dish out a more nutritious education | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: academia should be slower -> allows more distinction

    Anthropology
    Ritual Significance - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Gobelki significance = controversial + ritualistic

    Linguistics
    Latin - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Latin = influential in modern language

    Economy
    Recession Workers - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: low economy = more productivity, but more dedicated loafers
     
  23. dp0717

    dp0717

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    Apr 6, 2017
    Philosophy - How ‘The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám’ inspired Victorian hedonists | Aeon Ideas
    MIP - The Rubaiyat was extraordinarily popular in spite of being unapologetically expressive about no religion and hedonism.

    History - How the scientific method came from watching children play | Aeon Essays
    MIP - Science is based on training of developing theories, and the concept of theory has been developed from modern child psychology.

    History - Sovereignty can be bought and sold like a commodity | Aeon Ideas
    MIP - In today's world, sovereignty is considered a commodity which can be bought and sold. Secondly, secession also develops from sovereignty.

    Biology - How ant societies point to radical possibilities for humans | Aeon Essays
    MIP - Ant colonies work by the division of labor which is a powerful organization skill.

    Economics - How did Europe become the richest part of the world? | Aeon Essays
    MIP - The political fragmentation of Europe lead to strong competition between them which has led to the countries getting prosperous and richer.
     
  24. meduser1234

    meduser1234

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    May 15, 2017
    Literature: The figure on the jacket - Shostakovich - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Novelists flexible, historians factual

    Psychology: What know-it-alls don’t know, or the illusion of competence | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: The illusion of competence affects many, these ppl are ignorant

    Education: Why the most successful students have no passion for school | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: School success does not correlate with passion for school
    Must change students views towards school

    Anthropology: How our contradictions make us human and inspire creativity | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Humans = contradictory beings

    Technology: Why upgrading your brain could make you less human | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Commodification of life
     
  25. nodud3

    nodud3

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    May 15, 2017
    Week 1: Post 2

    Literature: The figure on the jacket - Shostakovich - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Historian representation of figures =/= novelist representation of figures

    Philosophy: How philosophy came to disdain the wisdom of oral cultures | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Old form (orality) gone; new expressed (written)

    Language: Stuck on one idea of truth or beauty? Rhizomes can help | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Clarify, not compromise original thought

    Religion: When philosophy needed Muslims, Jews and Christians alike | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Philosophy = common ground for different religions
     
  26. Get it done

    Get it done

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    May 20, 2017
    Week 1- Post 1

    Economics: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-05-18/maine-is-drowning-in-lobsters
    MIP: What sustains the lobster industry in Maine.

    Sociology: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/opinion/the-uproar-over-transracialism.html?_r=0
    MIP: Debate different opinions on Transracialism.

    Literature: LRB · Wendy Lesser · Haute Booboisie: H.L. Mencken
    MIP: Review the multifaceted American iconoclast H.L. Mencken.

    Art: LRB · Rosemary Hill · At Pallant House: Victor Pasmore
    MIP: Analysis of Pasmore painting and architecture that instills the postwar British art.
     
  27. Michael_2_CARS

    Michael_2_CARS

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    May 17, 2017
    Week 1:
    1- Psychology: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/opinion/sunday/why-the-future-is-always-on-your-mind.html?_r=0
    MIP- Humans are wise b/c we focus on future

    2- Philosophy: Look back with danger: Why nostalgia is not what it used to be
    MIP- Nostalgia 20th century= rxn to change, Nostalgia today= sweet. Author: History should not be simplified w/ nostalgia.

    3- Philosophy: Spy Philosophy - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP- Philosophers disguise (much like a spy). Author thinks reason for this= expanded imagination.

    4- Economics: Country Comparative Advantage - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP= Comparative advantage= well adapted, need help (e.g. from gov) to get comparative advantage.

    5- History: The figure on the jacket - Shostakovich - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP- Novelists= more freedom than historians. Author tone= positive about novelists.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2017
  28. lcmaglich

    lcmaglich

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    Ethics: http://gizmodo.com/moral-enhancing-drugs-won-t-cure-society-1795340603
    MIP: Moral enhancers do not work, morals are not concrete, need evidence based data

    Science: http://gizmodo.com/the-most-sensitive-dark-matter-detector-releases-its-fi-1795381006
    MIP: Search for dark matter is progressing despite no breakthrough

    Ethics:http://www.theroot.com/white-womans-fear-wins-but-dont-ever-forget-this-is-th-1795323142
    MIP: Officer not found guilty due to the platform she had as both a woman and a police officer

    Politics: http://fusion.kinja.com/donald-trump-to-fbi-investigators-let-me-make-this-eas-1795381774
    MIP: Trump is digging himself into a hole in the oval office press conference after the firing of Comey

    Science:Lab-Grown Blood Stem Cells Produced at Last
    MIP: Two different teams have transformed mature cells into primordial blood cells able to replicate themselves and components of blood.
     
  29. smarticleparticle

    smarticleparticle

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    May 18, 2017
    Week 1 (2/5)

    1. Art and Culture – Contemporary Art Gets a Conscience
    http://www.economist.com/news/books...international-art-calender-being-called-hippy
    MIP: This year’s Venice Biennale has many pieces that focus on a variety of society issues; successful pieces of the exhibition have an emotional impact on viewers


    2. Dance – Ballet Today
    Ballet Today - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Ballet today focuses strictly on form without emotion, unlike previous generations; change partially attributed to new generation taking over institutions; mixed results from outside influence/experimentation


    3. Archaeology – Ritual Significance
    Ritual Significance - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Discovery of archeologists have determined Gobekil in the Middle East is a place of historical ritualistic significance; scientists and scholars are trying to determine the significance


    4. Religion + Science – Religious Need
    Religious Need - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Dysfunctional societies have greater religious belief, resulting in lower evolutionary belief, as seen in America; there is strong scientific evidence supporting evolution; resistance of scientific fact highlight need of security and comfort in dysfunctional societies


    5. Population Health – Urban Obesity
    Urban Obesity - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Low income is related to higher BMI and obesity; usual factors cannot explain this trend; urbanism may have a significant role in this relationship
     
  30. sundus9

    sundus9

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    Apr 6, 2017
    Philosophy: Spy Philosophy
    Spy Philosophy - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Philosopher= spy= seeking knowledge + disguise of id.


    Literature: The figure on the jacket – Shostakovich
    The figure on the jacket - Shostakovich - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Historians = limited ways + novelist= more freedom

    Population health: Headphones?
    Headphones? - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: headphones = teens hearing loss, headphones = multipurpose + noise blocker

    Literature: Writing Rules
    Writing Rules - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Author= own writing manual = help correct bad writing

    Education: Distance Doctorate
    Distance Doctorate - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Distance Learners = Lonely + problematic
     
  31. goldlizard44

    goldlizard44

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    May 20, 2017
    1. The Figure on the Jacket
    The figure on the jacket - Shostakovich - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Historians feel limited by conventions to discuss history compared to novelists.

    2. What is Sophistication?
    What Is Sophistication?
    MIP: Sophistication can happen when there is cross cultural understanding.

    3. Nietzche's Enlightenment
    Nietzsche’s Enlightenment
    MIP: It is incorrect to blame Nietzche for relativism. Nietzche was a strong proponent for truth.

    4. Headphones?
    Headphones? - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Headphones are used to block noise and isolate people from one another.

    5. Georgia O'Keefe's Powerful Personal Style
    Georgia O’Keeffe’s Powerful Personal Style
    MIP: O'Keefe had a very distinct style compared to others.
     
  32. dd1570

    dd1570

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    1.1

    1. Foucault Investigates (Foucault investigates – Duncan Kelly on Oeuvres, I & II)
    History
    MIP - Foucault's work was extremely detailed and controversial

    2. Pilgrim at Tinder Creek (https://thepointmag.com/2017/examined-life/pilgrim-tinder-creek)
    Sociology
    MIP - Grad students are overworked by colleges and turn to intimacy for escape

    3. How Cool Was That? (How Cool Was That?)
    History
    MIP - Showed by L. Young, being "cool" originated in the fight against Jim Crow

    4. What is Sophistication? (What Is Sophistication?)
    Linguistics
    MIP - Sophistication is the ability to talk and superficially understand something that you aren't supposed to understand

    5. Look Back with Danger (Look back with danger: Why nostalgia is not what it used to be)
    History
    MIP - Germans overstudied the ancient Greeks in response to rapid social change
     
  33. ShrekIsLove

    ShrekIsLove

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    Feb 10, 2017
    Literature/History:
    Why You Should Read Fiction
    MIP: growing complexity in ancient literature reflection of complex evolutionary behavior

    Psychology:
    Required Summer Reading
    MIP: Culture and socialization play a bigger role than genetics

    Government:
    What Would Be Wrong with Trump Restoring Glass-Steagall?
    MIP: Restoring Glass-Steagall act has pros and cons; author more liberal

    Education:
    Aurora's formula for STEM success
    MIP: partnerships are beneficial, but quality of teaching and resources are still paramount

    Philosophy:
    Moral grandstanding: there’s a lot of it about, all of it bad | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: moral grandstanding is more for positive public perception
     
  34. aquanautt

    aquanautt

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    May 15, 2017
    1.4

    Philosophy:
    The Never-Ending Lukács Debate - Los Angeles Review of Books
    MIP: works criticized AND beloved; anti-communist, remembered as one

    Music:
    Why Some People Just Don't Like Music
    MIP: some ppl dislike music; alteration of reward system

    History:
    Should we rename institutions that honour dead racists? | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: change racist building names; where do we stop; speak into existence

    Technology:
    We have greater moral obligations to robots than to humans | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: robots can have morals; understand consciousness better; respect bc our creation; same behavior to normal bots

    Architecture:
    The Genius of Jane Jacobs, Who Changed the Way We Think About Cities
    MIP: Jacobs urban pioneer; very influential book; amateur can > expert
     
  35. Hospitalized

    Hospitalized 2+ Year Member

    1,941
    2,578
    Sep 8, 2014
    MDApps:
    1.4

    Economics: Country Comparative Advantage - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: markets = adapt to succeed

    Sociology: Attention War - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: everyone = distracted; learning = think like child

    Psychology: Linear Storytelling - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: non-linear storytelling = fun; linear storytelling = normal

    Literature: Entangled Empathy - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: empathy = distrusted; empathy = not human emotion

    Art: Sacre - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Waltz version = good, sexy
     
  36. mh46

    mh46

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  37. mh46

    mh46

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    May 16, 2017
    Politics: It is sometimes right to fight in an unjust war | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Purchasing jurisdiction is possible in the current political climate.

    History: 'Free speech' is a blunt instrument. Let's break it up | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: European culture developed through the continent’s search for its identify

    Politics: Why bureaucrats matter in the fight to preserve the rule of law | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: the values of bureaucracies are undermined by threats to the office and rule of law

    Politics ‘European culture’ is an invented tradition | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Subdivision of expressive liberates is a possible solution to regulating free speech

    Politics: Sovereignty can be bought and sold like a commodity | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Depending on the circumstances, it can be right to fight in an unjust war.
     
  38. Mr.IceHockey

    Mr.IceHockey 2+ Year Member

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    Nov 15, 2013
    Society: Marriage should not come with any social benefits or privileges | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: single people should receive the same benefits as married people, or nobody should get anything

    Literature: Edgar Allan Poe: visionary of big bang cosmology? | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Poe's style came from watching nature

    Science: Pigs, parrots and people: the problem of animal personality | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: animals are relegated to groups

    Science: Creating robots capable of moral reasoning is like parenting | Aeon Essays
    MIP: robots can have moral reasoning
    MIP2: moral reasoning = good

    Culture/Religion: Buddhism can be as violent as any other religion | Aeon Essays
    MIP: religions are violent, Buddhism is no different.
     
  39. Michael_2_CARS

    Michael_2_CARS

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    May 17, 2017
    Week 1:

    1- Philosophy: Can We Trust Medical Science? | Issue 119 | Philosophy Now
    MIP- Not clear why medicine has different ethical rules than other industries- author thinks reporting bias inevitable.

    2- Politics: The 'Leak' in the Age of Alternative Facts
    MIP- IN politics today, the meaning of leaks is inconsistent.

    3- Culture: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/opinion/paul-salopek-the-case-for-xenophilia.html?ref=opinion
    MIP- Humans in general are xenophilic. Author attitude towards xenophilia= positive.

    4- History: History of Science - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP- History of science= interdisciplinary; shift in focus from individual to global.

    5- Education: Common Core - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP- Common core presently neglects literature
     
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  40. Progassman

    Progassman

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    May 15, 2017
    History- http://www.economist.com/blogs/speakerscorner/2017/05/manifesto-madness

    MIP: Current Labour Policy more left wing than 1983 version


    Popular Culture: American Gods is wondrous and completely bonkers

    MIP: the seemingly plotless and random show “American Gods” actually has great storytelling


    Population Health: We need ecstasy and opioids in place of Prozac and Xanax | Aeon Ideas

    MIP: We need to treat psychological problems more and not stigmatize addiction to drugs


    Popular Culture:Why the internet of things could destroy the welfare state

    MIP: World is becoming more technological with many advancements


    Popular Culture:The true history of fake news

    MIP: Fake news becoming more of a trend, need new ways to tackle it
     
  41. neurokiddo

    neurokiddo

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    May 15, 2017
    Education: School Location - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Geography of colleges is important to expand college accessibility.

    Philosophy: Spy Philosophy - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Philosophers act like spies to seek for knowledge.

    Ethics: Human Subjects - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP:Using humans as subjects is unethical.

    Economics: Performance Reviews - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP:There are pros and cons of performance reviews; however, changes are required for effectiveness.

    Education: Starving for Wisdom - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Importance of humanities and literature in terms of skills development, ethical decision making, and understanding.
     
  42. nodud3

    nodud3

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    May 15, 2017
    Week 1: Post 3

    Psychology: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/...lights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront
    MIP: Mice used to mimic human brain

    Social Science Studies of Diverse Culture: Marriage should not come with any social benefits or privileges | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Single rights should = basic human rights

    Language: How playing Wittgensteinian language-games can set us free | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Language affects us + collective/multi-dimensional entity

    Philosophy: Spy Philosophy - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Philosophy = spying, due to persecution

    Dance: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/arts/dance/on-the-frivolities-of-ballet-the-contradictory-art.html?rref=collection/sectioncollection/dance&action=click&contentCollection=dance&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront
    MIP: Ballet makes frivolous scenes and topics appear serious and full of value
     
  43. lcmaglich

    lcmaglich

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    Apr 11, 2017
    Art: Introducing Dogumenta, the First Art Exhibition For, Yep, Dogs
    MI: Dogumenta was created to give dogs an art festival

    Art: How Robert Rauschenberg Made Art out of Destroying Art
    MI: Rauschenberg creates new field of art

    Economics: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/20/...n-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
    MI: New EPA council loosens up emission regulations favoring energy industry

    Science:https://www.nytimes.com/interactive...column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
    MI: Investigating Antarctica's weakening ice shelves.

    Art: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/20/opinion/sunday/modern-african-art-sothebys.html?ref=opinion
    MI: Africas art is becoming more recognized, but Africa needs to keep it domestic and make it available to the public.
     
  44. Get it done

    Get it done

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    May 20, 2017
  45. smarticleparticle

    smarticleparticle

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    May 18, 2017
    Week 1 (3/5)


    1. Music – Conductor
    Conductor - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: The conductor’s job is not apparent, sometimes not even to the conductor himself; requires skills, talents, mastering music to lead


    2. Philosophy – Spy Philosophy
    Spy Philosophy - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Philosophy can be understood using a spy analogy; both share trait that are universal and seen in others; discovering knowledge in secret and use of disguise by philosophers to prevent persecution or being considered useless


    3. Education – Common Core
    Common Core - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: New education standards, the Common Core, devalued high quality literature in favour of non-fiction, informative texts; the lack of literature requirement allows English to become social studies, undermining education quality


    4. Technology + Education – Tech Literacy
    Tech Paradox? - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: The young generation is tech literate; strong culture of tech literacy is needed for social progress and to have positive future impacts


    5. Culture – Caste System
    Caste System - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: India’s caste system is toxic and requires change; despite the government’s action, discrimination is still prevalent; politics is important for change to occur
     
  46. dd1570

    dd1570

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    Sep 3, 2016
    1.2

    The mathematics of mind-time (Consciousness is not a thing, but a process of inference | Aeon Essays)
    Psychology
    Consciousness is a natural process that has no reason for its existence

    Has art ended again? (Even if the story of art has died, does art still live on? | Aeon Essays)
    Art
    Art has ended in the sense that there's nothing left to achieve


    English is not normal (Why is English so weirdly different from other languages? | Aeon Essays)
    Linguistics
    English is like no other language on Earth

    Are coders worth it? (Dad’s company made burgers. Mine just eats them | Aeon Essays)
    Philosophy
    Discouragement can be encouraging when motivation is needed

    Gender is not a spectrum (The idea that gender is a spectrum is a new gender prison | Aeon Essays)
    Sociology
    Gender still oppresses against feminine types because of the sexual discrimination against females
     
  47. sensfan1115

    sensfan1115

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    Jul 22, 2016
    Philosophy
    Spy Philosophy - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Philosophers disguise themselves to expand their imagination.

    Religion
    Why Give Christmas Gifts? - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Gift giving moved Xmas out of the streets with the poor into the home with the rich.

    Music
    Conductor - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Conducting takes confidence and mastery of the music

    Archaeology
    Gilgamesh - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Destruction uncovers similarity of past to the present.


    Education
    SAT Decline? - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Shift away from SATs = good but makes it difficult for colleges to account for different educational experiences of applicants.


    Geography
    War on Drugs Environmental Impact - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Current dug policies = environment destruction. New policies = environment protection.


    Population Health
    Opioid - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: ++ prescription to -- pain score = bad; patient - doctor interaction = good.


    Literature
    Entangled Empathy - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Empathy = distrustful, humanity = bad for empathy


    Economics
    Oil Demand - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Oil may not comeback as clean energy, environment policies, and investor risk increase.


    History
    Caste System - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Politics is the barrier to the overhaul of the caste system.
     
  48. COYG14

    COYG14

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    May 21, 2017
    Psychology- Racial profiling (AEON)
    The brain-heart dialogue shows how racism hijacks perception | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Judgment on heartbeat = higher chance of racial profiling

    Culture - Winter (AEON)
    Winter is a time of regeneration: we’ll miss it when it’s gone | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Winter is affected by humanity and humanity will be affected by a lack of winter

    Science- Astronomy (AEON)
    Dwarf planetary systems will transform the hunt for alien life | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Expanding research from Earth-like twins (in this passage dwarf stars)= more open-mindedness about finding life outside our planet

    Political Science- North Korea (Jack Westin)
    North Korea - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: America needs to take North Korea seriously because they are serious and realistic

    Economics- Canadian millennials (Jack Westin)
    Canadian Millennials - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    Canadian millennials > American millennial because parental expansion and less student debt
     
  49. nodud3

    nodud3

    47
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    May 15, 2017
    Week 1: Post 4

    Music: Conductor - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Conductors recall all detail; in charge of whole

    Politics: How Robert Nozick put a purple prose bomb under analytical philosophy | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Quit arguing and start explaining

    Ethics: When faced with so-called ‘progressive business’, stay skeptical | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Companies brand themselves as socially-friendly, progressive businesses =/= progressive politics

    Economics: If money can make you happy, does debt make you sad? | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Consider wellbeing when in debt, borrow what you can manage, have source of income

    Psychology: Pigs, parrots and people: the problem of animal personality | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Individual study can be extrapolated —> population study, patterns = helpful
     
  50. goldlizard44

    goldlizard44

    50
    0
    May 20, 2017
    Caste System - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Despite government action, caste discrimination continues. This problem requires a new political solution.

    Conductor - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Conductors=talented. Conductors=leaders. Have true mastery of music.

    The Truth Is Out There: N.B.A. Conspiracy Theories on YouTube
    MIP: Korzemba's NBA conspiracy and what if-scenario videos are entertaining and have reached youtube popularity.

    A Turning Point for Trump
    MIP: With public outrage at a possible obstruction of justice, Trump's aides are left with a power over their boss.

    Ritual Significance - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Gobekli Tepe, an important ritual site=mystery.

    Performance Reviews - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Performance reviews shouldn't be scrapped. They need to be modified and include a solid measure.

    Economic Explosion? - Daily CARS Practice - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Tech growth=rapidly changing business industry. This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs.

    Speaking In Tones
    MIP: When languages lose consonants, tone of speech is what allows clear communication.

    Oil Demand - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: Government environmental policies leading to depressed oil prices.

    Common Core - Daily MCAT CARS Practice - Jack Westin
    MIP: The author is concerned that the common core will eliminate literary study from the school curriculum. Literary study=essential component of education.
     

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