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  1. whitebrush

    whitebrush 2+ Year Member

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    11. Philosophy Morality - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: moral reasoning is after emotion;
    Moral intuition=social cooperation
    Morality: from biology evolution viewpoint (competition) to emotional approaches (cooperation).

    12. Philosophy It Goes On - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: death=depart a party that still goes on.
    Death becomes even more sorrow for the process people have experienced.
    Death conceals a paradox: hope to be memorized vs. do not hope the beloved to be too sad.

    13. Philosophy Humanism - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: humanism=the glory of Renaissance+diminished now
    Science=develops quickly+complicated
    Human brain=simple
    Nature’s wonder=science (complexity) vs. human brain (simplicity)

    14. Philosophy Realist - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: anti-realism: internal perception determines the external world.
    Post-modernism: realism: the external world influences our inner states and perception.
    The author hopes to do something influence the future, instead of always ending previous theory.

    15. Philosophy Women in Philosophy - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: better understanding = combine woman philosophers with their social context and time period = history of philosophy
     
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    Some workers 'cyberloaf' if they think they can get away with it, so employers need to get creative
    Cyberloafing = non-work related internet use. Dark triad = more prone. Hyperconnected employees = work in personal time too. Reexamine work life balance.

    When covering elections, journalists face a debilitating dilemma
    Journalists = face dilemma when report politics. Stick to middle ground to avoid being called biased = hard to report truth.

    Britain should stay in the EU ... for science
    Euro science = taking off. UK = big part. UK should stay in EU because this is a big deal and good to be apart of.

    Financiers are now controlling public works, much to the public's confusion
    Language of public/private partnership = misleading. Not true partnership. Gov’t selling assets = bad for long term.

    Big Tobacco goes after the young in developing markets in a case of history repeated
    Tobacco companies use marketing and advertising to distinguish between brands and recruit young smokers. Now targeting developing countries. Developing countries should learn from what happened in UK.
     
  3. LHM

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    1. Positive Thinking - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: + thinking hinders us, whats better is mental contrasting

    2. Morality - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: moral judgments come from emotion rather than reason which that stemmed from evolution cooperation, this new view challenges the old

    3. Cooking Evolution - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: cooked food & tools= less chewing--> smaller teeth/jaws

    4. Marrying Philosophers - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: philosophers have unconventional domestic lives, a new model of academic progress needs to be dependent on working hours not home life.

    5. Chasing Paper - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    physical books= decorative objects/status symbols, author loves books for both the reading experience and novelty of the object
     
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    Psychology: Positive Thinking - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP 1: Positive thinking => hinders us => false sense of attainment goals
    MIP 2: Mental contrasting => realistic goals => better outcomes

    Religion: Does Religion Make Us Worse People? | HuffPost
    MIP 1: Religion => decreased altruism; increasing levels of being judgmental
    MIP 2: Majority charitable donations => used for personnel expenses

    Economics: Industrial Standard of Living - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP 1: Long period => pessimistic growth => more plausible during Industrial Revolution
    MIP 2: Real income= > indicator of standard of living

    Education: Teachers Have Great Classroom Tech. Now They Need to Learn How to Use It.
    MIP: Additional resources + better training needed => infuse technology into classrooms seamlessly

    Philosophy: Morality - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP 1: Moral emotions => evolution => competition to cooperation => 3 ways
    MIP 2: Approach challenges philosophers + scientists
     
  5. EGRosie

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    Miscellaneous: Public Spaces
    Many people think about urban spaces in terms of rights, but we should really think about them in terms of trust.

    Psychology: Radiophobia
    The fear of nuclear radiation is more detrimental than the actual consequences of radiation.

    Education/Literature: Realism
    Reading factual stories with humans vs. fantastical stories about animals is more effective in teaching young children good behavior.

    Literature: Communist Bookstores
    Communist bookstores in America were important spaces for public and artistic discourse.

    Ethics/Culture: Pork Meat
    The story of whether eating pigs is acceptable or not has a complicated history.
     
  6. whitebrush

    whitebrush 2+ Year Member

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    16. Psychology: Positive Thinking - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: positive thinking only=ineffective
    Mental contrasting=effective

    17. Philosophy: Musicians Need Philosophy - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: music creativity/modernism/future (Adorno) cannot be entirely against the past agreement in music, esp. without proof of its correctness. Need to reconcile with the past (AU).

    18. Philosophy: Zen Will - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: free will vs fate=important question
    Free will=illusion? Free will=fully believable?
    Either satisfied the author.

    19. Literature: Melmoth the Wanderer - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: The author introduced one book he read, under which circumstance he read (room close to sea, aside the beach...), the author (priest), and story plot (related to sea, one level within another, with the hidden “Warder” jumping back and forth among levels).

    20. Literature: Speaking in Poetry - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: poetry=rhythmic (sound) + enchant (physical senses)
     
  7. Neuro_64

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    1. Music: Worldly Music - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Music = universal + social glue + shares common features

    2. Literature:The Selfish Gene? - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Dawkins work on selfish gene = reached to both lay people and scientists + influential

    3. Education: Students in Meditation - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Gonzalez teaches disadvantage students about mindfulness + awareness of emotions

    4. Anthropology: Ritual Significance - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Gobeki ritual sites = significant + mystery. Au working to solve/explore it

    5. Art: Poetry and Painting - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Competition between painting vs. poetry.
     
  8. EGRosie

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    Technology/Ethics: Why upgrading your brain could make you less human
    Bioenhancements are products that will dehumanize the individual.

    Economics: Monopoly
    Maggie Darrow, inventor of Monopoly, would be disappointed by the way Monopoly is played today.

    Economics: Conspicuous Consumption
    The new elite invests in inconspicuous consumption.

    Ethics: Marriage
    Married people should not be afforded privileges over single people; it doesn’t make sense anymore.

    History/Ethics: Unjust War
    Sometimes the war can be unjust but an individual’s participation can be just.
     
  9. LHM

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    1. Philosophy
    Musicians Need Philosophy - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: music has changed to modern ideas/philosophy, need to reconcile future creativity with the past

    2. Architecture
    Pritzker Architecture Prize - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Otto=humanitarian/advocate for poor, Miami =cares more about wealthy ppl

    3. Theater
    More Life. More Drama. - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: fall of the theater because of the church, although the entertainment couldn't entirely be suppressed.

    4. History
    Emergence of Contemporary History - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: contemporary history=explains recent past or current trends --> established institutions globally. lots of archives available

    5. Linguistics
    Latin - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: latin=important
     
  10. Neuro_64

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    1. Literature: Like That Book - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Au doesn't understand other readers interest + readers are easily charmed + irritated with writers

    2. Art: Art of Forgery - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Counterfeit art = better than original due to technology + innovative

    3. Sociology: Attention War - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: To win attention war must limit distractions + learn from children

    4. Ethics: Ethical Consumerism - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: How non-ethical consumers try to ease their guilt by dealing with issue or avoiding it

    5. Psychology: Positive Thinking - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Positive thinking alone = less effective. Mental contrasting = more balanced/realistic approach reaching goal
     
  11. EGRosie

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    Ethics: Organ Donation
    Organ transplant research is very difficult. A nationally accepted IRB may be a solution.

    Environment: Diet
    Encouraging people to just switch from eating beef to beans is more effective than encouraging veganism or vegetarianism.

    Literature: Jane Austen
    Kelly believes Jane Austen’s work has been largely misread. Kelly’s arguments are not entirely convincing.

    Sociology: Inequality
    Obesity in America is due to public policy not the individual.

    Literature: Real Characters
    Fictional literary characters can seem to be real to us. Despite conventional literary criticism, it might be good to think about the ‘reality’ of characters.
     
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    History: What is Political History? | History Today
    MIP: Political history => history of citizen body = rules/questions => avoids misunderstanding

    Philosophy: Oliver Sacks - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Swimming = sense of tranquility
    MIP 2: Sacks => unique sense of living + imagination

    Art: Gainsborough by James Hamilton review – the painter’s secret sauciness
    MIP 1: Gainsborough => known to place jokes with his paintings + focused on portraits => paid better than landscapes

    Psychology: Decrazifying Cryptocurrency
    MIP: Bitcoin => bribes people to believe in its value
    MIP 2: Bitcoin => needs stability to become preserve value

    Archaeology: Cannibal ritual revealed: Carved bone tells grisly tale
    MIP: Prehistoric culture => practiced cannibalism due to engravings => no evidence of violence beforehand
     
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    "Are Coders Worth it?" Dad’s company made burgers. Mine just eats them | Aeon Essays
    MIP: au --> freelance journalist; puts current work on hold for job opportun. Tone = positive (about new job invite)

    "Positive Thinking." Positive Thinking - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Posit thinking =/= good; hybrid of both good & bad = ideal. Tone = neutral

    "Mental Health Awareness." JW
    MIP: Bern. = mentally sick in prison (+) help fr son; stigma = help difficult (CW); signs/symp, elim stigma, better resourc = ideal. Tone = negative (about current resources for mentally ill)

    "What...Technology." What are the ethical consequences of immortality technology? | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Immortality = secular; rejuv = rev cell aging (Grey); mind map = brain on computer (+) both good and bad option. Tone = neutral

    "Sometimes...Cruelty." Sometimes giving a person a choice is an act of terrible cruelty | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Decis-making = not always good; philosophers dislike "impossible" decis to make (Kant). Tone = neutral
     
  15. Neuro_64

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    1. Music: Moral Music - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Music = moral character + influential. Hard to criticize music without looking at culture

    2. Ethics: Sports Race - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: People look for enhancements + common. Not using sports enchantment doesn't mean it makes sports fair

    3. Education: Distance Doctorate - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Distant learners = isolation + lack of community. Universities should work to be more inclusive to distance learners

    4. History: Blue Humanities - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Post 19th century, study of the oceans has become the focus for arts and literature

    5. Population Health: Mental Health Awareness - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Stigma of mental health in society makes it difficult for people to seek treatment. Need to increase awareness + involvement
     
  16. whitebrush

    whitebrush 2+ Year Member

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    Week 5 : Post 5:
    21. Mental Health Awareness - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: mental health=prevalent+rare care
    Mental health=stigma
    The author advocate publics to care more mental health.

    22. Ethical Consumerism - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: social comparison makes the unethical consumers sense a threat from the ethical ones, not because they do not know, but because they do not want to face on them.

    23. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/zika-has-all-disappeared-americas-why
    MIP: zika rate=decrease sharply
    Rate drop != won’t transmit broadly again != can be fully reassured
    Zika vaccine experiment=smaller scale+animal trials

    24. “Total Eclipse of the Heart” Will Never Be Eclipsed
    MIP: natural phenomenal eclipse→ the prevalence of a song “Total Eclipse of the Heart”.

    25. Average Poetic Reader - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    Amateurs’ appreciation=subjective+closer to the art purpose;
    Scholars’ critical analysis=insightful+but secondary activity
     
  17. Neuro_64

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    1. Philosophy: Enhancing Humanity - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Tech advances shouldn't be feared + gradual process and similar human growth

    2. Psychology: An Occasional Late-Night Raid - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Late night eating can impair memory, cognition and sleep

    3. Literature: With Some Exaggeration? - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: After winning Nobel Prize, writers rarely able to produce successful work again

    4. Music: Pierre Boulez - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Boulez = influential in music as both an educator and composer

    5. Ethics: Altering Animals - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Biotech has allowed us to reshape animals Ex of favoring physical appearances vs. function = dog shows
     
  18. whitebrush

    whitebrush 2+ Year Member

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    Week 6: Post 1:
    1. Enhancing Humanity - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: tech advances=gradual changes/progress=human tolerant well
    Tech advances=do more good than bad on changing human nature

    2. Hundreds of thousands of Californians lack access to safe drinking water. Let's fix that once and for all
    MIP: California=lack of water + water contaminated (coming from the Nitrate fertilizer used in plant growth)
    solution=growers pay more+individual pay more+build up national water web

    3. Hey, Betsy DeVos, keep your hands off campus sexual assault standards
    MIP: The author is against Betsy DeVos’s change on the campus sex assault standard to preponderance-of-the-evidence.

    4. Underlying Musical Nature of Poetry - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: musical underlying poems=important>poem meaning
    Verbal tune=invoke imagination+connect deep emotion+connect dream and reality

    5. Issues with Orwell - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: The author is against to orwell’s opinions on political rhetoric and writing tip-list.
     
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    "Childhood, disrupted." How bad experiences in childhood lead to adult illness | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Adults can exp signs of depression fr childhood; kids who exp stress feel it as adults. Tone = negative (about psychological abuse)

    "Hundreds...All." Hundreds of thousands of Californians lack access to safe drinking water. Let's fix that once and for all
    MIP: Poverty & lack of water --> Cali drought; residents should invest in govt sol'n. Tone = neutral

    "Positive Thinking." JW
    MIP: "Western philosph" = bad (Adamson); Renan --> import. European study of Islam. Tone = neutral

    "Underlying...Poetry." JW
    MIP: Poetry --> musical element; poems unite dream and reality. Tone = positive (about poetry)

    "Kept Women." Why do young rural women in China become mistresses? | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Shanshan has lover & meets author; Shanshan = set-up for being future mistress; powerful Chinese men keep women as mistresses. Tone = neutral
     
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    1. Dance: Ballet Today - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Modern ballet focus on form rather than emotions/feelings. Changes in leadership in ballet corp. = bad performances

    2. Psychology: Psyching Myself Out - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Writers have more flexibility than psychologist. However, separation of the two = destruction

    3. Humanities Studies of Diverse Cultures: Ministry of Happiness - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: UAE establish ministries to support youth involvement and promote success and happiness

    4. Linguistics: Against Adverbs - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Au dislikes usage of adverbs but notes few writers who were able use it well

    5. History: Historians of Philosophy - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Adamson's revolution showed the importance of the Islamic World influence of Western philosophy.
     
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    whitebrush 2+ Year Member

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    6.How A.I. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art
    MIP: AI can characterizes and creates musics by learning from human being created ones.

    7. In Serbian Refugee Center, a ‘Little Picasso’ Dreams of Art and Asylum
    MIP: Children with art talent in Serbian Refugee Center hold the hope for their future.
    Patients worry about the wastes of their children’s talent, and could not give them a stable life.

    8. Novel Conformity - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: The established novelists = high sales even bad writing.
    originality of (unestablished) novelists = constrained by financial reasons
    Novelists needs to cater reader’s expectation.

    9. Against Adverbs - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: few adverbs=past; overuse adverbs=now
    The author is against the adverbs overuse. Some adverbs are powerful though.

    10. Historians of Philosophy - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    Adamson’s revolution on Islamic philosophy plays heavily on history of philosophy.The author advocates Islamic philosophy to be placed separately/independently from European and Eastern philosophy.
     
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    "The Art of Seduction." "On the Education of Women." (Frame Story)
    MIP: oppression & scorn --> women; they learn seduct; use it ag men (CW) (+) men use ag women. Tone = neutral

    "Natural, Shmatural" Aeon Essays
    MIP: (au) = ag "all-natural" labels; being anti-GMO = bad (au). Tone = negative (about all-natural stuff)

    "Raising Good Robots." Aeon Essays
    MIP: Robot morality = hard to do; doing it = wrong (au); Artif Intell =/= human's. Tone = negative (about AI)

    "The Disciplined Mind." First part of chapter I. http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/images/2/28/Gardner1999pp15-59.pdf
    MIP: Au = upset about current state of educ. (CW); no 1 ideal educ. (+) truth, beauty, and morality = import. Tone = neutral

    "The Rise and Fall of Communism." First part of chapter I. http://www.usislam.org/pdf/The-Rise-and-Fall-of-Communism.pdf
    MIP: Communism = everywhere (RTA Marx); Marx belief of comm being freedom = wrong (CW). Tone = neutral
     
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    1. Art: Goya - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Goya's art = reflect personalities/realities/flaws of his subjects + his opinions

    2. Archaeology: King Tut - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Carter = famous from discovering King's Tut's tomb

    3. Education: School Location - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Geography of colleges is important for educational accessibility. Educational deserts = bad

    4. Philosophy: Choice and Differing - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Au questions power of free will. 3 positions on choice/free will each with its own limitations

    5. Literature:Frog and Toad - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Lobel's work influenced Millennials through his personal reflections on universal struggles and individuality
     
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    1. Population Health: What is Happening with Overpopulation? - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Overpopulation= problematic + inevitable. Should focus on changing lifestyle + education rather than worrying about population control

    2. Philosophy: Chinese Philosophy - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Chinese philosophers are neglected from universities largely due to ignorance of their work/influence

    3. Education: Research on Learning a Second Language? - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Resting-state connectivity of our brain can lead to better learning of 2nd language

    4. Theater:Shuffle Along - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Forms of human expression= changing

    5. Art: Robert Hughes - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Hughes was the most under-appreciated and talented art critic of his time
     
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    "Medieval Philosophy, The Reception of Ockham."
    MIP: Diff. views/infl. by Ockham; only non-contradiction = truth (RTA Nicholas). Tone = neutral

    "Takeover...Liberalism." Pt. I
    MIP: "New Left" = radical (CW) (+) New Prog; Left & Prog --> uneasy relatnship. Tone = negative (about the political Left)

    "Michaelangelo...Masterpieces."
    MIP: Michealangelo = artist in Rome; upset about critics (+) art = appeal to spirit. Tone = positive (about art)

    "The Cave Painters." https://mail.bedford.k12.ma.us/~humanities/Cave Painting - revised sept. 2013.pdf
    MIP: Oldest ones = France (ex. bear & lion) (+) little/no change. Tone = neutral

    "Takeover...Liberalism. " Pt. II
    MIP: Social justice = unifying goal; sol'n to prob = big govt. Tone = neutral
     
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    "The Cave Painters." Pt. II. https://mail.bedford.k12.ma.us/~humanities/Cave Painting - revised sept. 2013.pdf
    MIP: Font-de-Gaume cave --> Cro Magnon man = 1st; Cromags = buried delib (RTA Lortent) (+) buried w/ jewelry. Tone = neutral

    "Beyond True and False." The logic of Buddhist philosophy goes beyond simple truth | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Westerners dislike contrad (RTA Aristot); math can demystify stuff; Catuskori --> 4 statements behind behavior; Aristot philosoph = diff. Tone = neutral

    "30 Readings in Introductory Sociology." Job Genocide, the Virtual Corporation, and the Virtual Worker.
    MIP:

    "Even...History." Even the ancient Greeks thought their best days were history | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Greek bill --> $ relief (+) Greeks = current joke; 5th century Greeks = nostalgia ab past greatness. Tone = neutral

    "Pride and Prejudice." Ch. 1 https://www.planetebook.com/ebooks/Pride-and-Prejudice.pdf
    MIP: Rich man may love man's daughters (CW); husb = tongue-in-cheek personality; wife = fickle (+) goal = daughter's marriage. Tone = neutral
     
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    "30 Readings in Introductory Sociology." Job Genocide, the Virtual Corporation, and the Virtual Worker.
    MIP: Other workers make Nike shoes (+) fem workers = degraded; "job genocide" --> jobs disappearing (+) contract workers = no rights. Tone = negative (about lack of worker's rights)
     
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    1. Ethics: Enemies - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: The "us and them" seen in infants = unsettling + link to enthocentrism in society

    2. Psychology: Boredom - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Boredom = multiple meanings + requires balance

    3. Philosophy: I could go on, but I won’t - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Dreams = important in philosophy+ help us with the passage from sleep --> wakefulness

    4. History: Millet - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Millets = important role in crop diversity and future food security

    5. Population Health: Agriculture Regulation - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: More efforts in reducing carbon emission is needed
     
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    1. Music: Musical Biographies - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Musicians auto-biographies are best when they tell their unique stories

    2. Psychology: Choir Good Vibes - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Singing in group/choir = benefits individuals + promote bonding

    3. Education: High School Mentors - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Counselors and mentors are vital to high school students especially disadvantaged students + need to expand. However, limitations exist (i.e funding)

    4. Architecture:Architecture and The Brain? - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Contemplative architecture = positive effects on mental states and induce brain activity

    5. Art: Instinctive Art - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Dubuffet = promoted +expanded art brut by providing variety of instinctive works
     
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    "Theory of Literature." Ch. 2 Theory of literature
    MIP: Lit scholarship = problematic, no clear definition. Tone = neutral

    "Another Heart Beating." Another heart beating – TheTLS
    MIP: "Bibliomemoir" --> Oates (+) writers learn fr reading (ex. Hood); Hood: reading = something done for enjoyment (CW). Tone = neutral

    "The Man Who Invented I.T." The Man Who Invented Information Theory
    MIP: Shannon --> invention (+) mouse uses trial & error; Shannon = great (CW). Tone = positive (about Shannon's genius)

    "Pride and Prejudice, Ch. 2." https://www.planetebook.com/ebooks/Pride-and-Prejudice.pdf
    MIP: Bingley waits on Bennett; det. which daughter will date him. Tone = neutral

    "Bradbury." JW
    MIP: Au = inf by Bradb (+) writes of him; Au = sad ab Bradb death; Bradb = interest in mortality & immort (CW) (+) inf. by Electrico. Tone = positive (about Bradbury's works)
     
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    "Agricultural Revolution." JW
    MIP: Scientists --> new climate problem; no specific work done on agriculture (CW); diff ways of lowering CO2 = hard (CW); need immediate action (CW). Tone = neutral

    "Ruins." JW
    MIP: Bldng in Rome (+) ruins --> eventually destroyed; Modernist arch =/= appealing to people. Tone = neutral

    "Shuffle Along." JW
    MIP: Human experience = transforming constantly/changing. Tone = neutral

    "Sea Stallion." JW
    MIP: Sea Stallion = learn ab Vikings; Vikings had trade networks; dirhams = in all Vik civ (+) marks trade routes; Vikings had > 1 ship (CW). Tone = neutral

    "Robert Hughes." JW
    MIP: Hughes' tribute = fr lit/cultural critics; Hughes = pnting/sculpture critic (CW); greatness = fr his essays (CW). Tone = Positive (ab Hughes)
     
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    Sociology: The Smartphone Society
    MIP 1: Smartphones => defines commodity in this era
    MIP 2: Capitalism => corporate + state power

    Literature: Dancing through the Minefield: Some Observations on the Theory, Practice and Politics of a Feminist Literary Criticism on JSTOR
    MIP: Feminist criticism => practical + shaped by world

    Political Science: Bolstering public support for state-level renewable energy policies
    MIP 1: Public opinion can influence public policy
    MIP 2: Attempts to weaken energy laws persist

    Economics: Work-Life Balance - MCAT CARS Practice Online - Jack Westin
    MIP: Making room for care = economical vs. balance => considered luxury

    Anthropology: Wild stories: Why do we find feral children so fascinating? | Mary-Ann Ochota
    MIP: Feral child => abandoned + disabled/damaged psychologically => shows true nature of society
     
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    History: Populism now divides, yet once it united the working class | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Populist => challenging corporate capitalism => caused divisions within working class

    Psychology: Shedding Light on Psychology’s Dark Triad
    MIP: Dark triad => initial success, but problems with long-term leadership

    Religion: http://health.usnews.com/health-car...tuality-in-health-care-seek-and-ye-shall-find
    MIP: Spiritual needs => important area of medicine => can relieve physical pain in certain instances in patients

    Art: The digital Rembrandt: a new way to mock art, made by fools | Jonathan Jones
    MIP 1: Rembrandt can’t be replicated digitally MIP 2: Self-portrait = looking into soul

    Education: Warning over STEM teacher recruitment - BBC News
    MIP: Difficulties attracting teachers into STEM subjects due to pay/benefits
     
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    "The Bit Bomb." How a polymath transformed our understanding of information | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Shannon = founder of information theories; researchers saw how information research best applies to the senses (+) looked for "freedom" while researching. Tone = neutral

    "Velikovsky." JW
    MIP: Velikovsky --> unique theory of Earth's Past (+) disliked by many scientists (+) somewhat arrogant. Tone = neutral

    "Brutalism." JW
    MIP: Calder = interest in Brutalism theory (+) brutalism = mix of good/bad and "light" v "dark." Tone = neutral

    "Poe." JW
    MIP: Author has mixed feelings ab Poe (+) own interpretation of his ambiguous stuff= best. Tone = neutral

    "The Art of Seduction. 'The Spectacular Siren.'" http://radio.shabanali.com/the-art-of-seduction-robert-greene.pdf
    MIP: Sirens = appeal not through pretty face (CW) but through elements of danger, fantasy, and appearance of needing to be "rescued." Tone = neutral
     
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    Anthropology: How extreme rituals forge intense social bonds | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Painful ritual rites => meaningful, yet no clear consensus

    Philosophy: JSTOR
    MIP: Philosophy of biology= largely neglected area of study until recently due to roles of physical sciences

    Economics: A More Mindful Economy
    MIP: Capitalism antidote => Buddhism economics = generous human nature
    MIP 2: Economic performance = quality of life

    Archaelogy: Dinosaurs Evolved in a Startlingly Short Time
    MIP 1: Dinosaurs + dinomorphs => revamped timeline to 5 million years MIP 2: Dinosaurs took time to spread worldwide

    Sociology: U.S. life expectancy varies by more than 20 years from county to county
    MIP: Increased life expectancy => many areas of the US => other places = increased mortality => lack of preventative medicine + lack of health care
     
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    "Can...Life?" Can reason make room for religion in public life? | Aeon Ideas
    MIP: Schleirmacher --> life = meaningful, religion >> politics (CW). Tone = neutral

    "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." (First 3 chapters). http://www.somersetacademy.com/ourpages/auto/2015/9/29/56608819/cuckoos nest.pdf
    MIP: Nurses afraid that new inmate @ facility will try to overtake the authority figures there. Tone = neutral

    "Veronese." JW
    MIP: visual >> iconography of Veronese's works (Au) (+) Veron separated art from language, and he used structural/sensual elements in his art. Tone = positive

    "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History." First part of chapter 2. https://ia600504.us.archive.org/9/items/influenceofseapo00mahauoft/influenceofseapo00mahauoft.pdf
    MIP: Many European wars broke out in the 1600s, and maritime (ie "navy") = important role; Austria & Spain had diff rules but still sought for unity in their leadership. Tone = neutral

    "The Works of Aristotle." http://www.constitution.org/ari/aristotle-organon+physics.pdf
    MIP: 3 types of composition that make up humans, and logic & development = inversely related. Our body = both homogeneous and heterogeneous parts (+) homogen --> heterogen. Tone = neutral
     
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    "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." http://www.somersetacademy.com/ourpages/auto/2015/9/29/56608819/cuckoos nest.pdf
    MIP: Nurse Ratched = authoritarian who must have everything, including her uniform, be "perfect" in order to function; (Au) = ag. maltreatment of fellow inmates, and "dismissal" >> "admission" in psychiatric facility. Tone = negative

    "My Mongolian Spot." My Mongolian Spot
    MIP: Author = born w/ blue birthmark that she says is b/c of her Mongolian origin/calls it "mythological." Tone = neutral

    "Things Sweet to Taste." Things Sweet to Taste
    MIP: Au reminisces about "Carrie", a woman who helped raise him while eating rhubarb pie (+) rhubard = int. b/c grows in cold weather. Tone = neutral

    "Modernism." JW
    MIP: Au believes that Modernism = strange; Eng audience disregarded the achievements of Turner; au claims that english novel = important/unique (CW). Tone = neutral

    "Land of Darkness." Land of Darkness | Suki Kim
    MIP: Au = undercover "reporter" in N. Korea (+) very afraid of surroundings; a well fr her childhood = symbol of current fear in N. Korea. Tone = negative (about N. Korea)
     
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    "ABCs of Mental Training: Z is for Zen Thinking." ABC’s of mental training : Z is for Zen thinking
    MIP: Zen thinking = giving it all (+) shared energy among teammates (+) being engaged in present (+) trusting your hard work. Tone = positive (about Zen thinking)

    "The Souls of Black Folk." Of Our Spiritual Strivings, Pt. I. The Souls of Black Folk
    MIP: Au sees himself w/ "veil" separating him from the white man and giving him 2 distinct identities (+) "Black man" = spiritual. Tone = neutral

    "The Souls of Black Folk." Of Our Spiritual Strivings, Pt. II. The Souls of Black Folk
    MIP: Au sees importance of learning and, at the very least, reflection from the effort (+) significance of Black identity; libert, cult, and work = together (+) unity of races in Am society. Tone = positive

    "Return of the City-State." The end of a world of nation-states may be upon us | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Nation-states are still common, but are severely lacking in many diff aspects, inc. handling int'l affairs (CW). This theory of decline has returned yet again (CW). Tone = neutral

    "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Chapter 5 http://www.somersetacademy.com/ourpages/auto/2015/9/29/56608819/cuckoosnest.pdf
    MIP: Inmates argue over how truly evil Nurse Ratched is (ex. rabbits = inmates, wolf = Nurse); McMurphy places bets on irritating her within a week to prove that she is not as tough as the "Wolf." Tone = neutral
     
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    "The Healing Power of Nature." Why forests and rivers are the most potent health tonic around | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Nature immersion/walks are very healing to people (+) they can forget about their life troubles (Au, ex, RTA support); mechanism behind healing = not fully understood (CW). Tone = positive (about benefits of nature)

    "The Irish Diaspora." The Irish experience and the meaning of modern diaspora | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Only diaspora & empire together can fully explain the Irish emigration flux; nationalist John Mitchell played key role in promoting Irish emigration. Tone = neutral

    "Social History." JW
    MIP: Briggs = influential in social history, and SHS --> records that illuminate 16th-17th century peoples' life history; these records both reconcile social and economic historians and allow us to empathize with the examined groups of people. Tone = positive (about both social and economic historians' contributions to the field)

    "Comparative Literature." JW
    MIP: Au uses example of "elephant" to describe how most writers don't dwell on the formalities of their craft, but they simply write; Au also claims that focusing more on text itself rather then the social history/technicalities --> better analysis of the work. Tone = neutral

    "Imagination is Ancient." Imagination is such an ancient ability it might precede language | Aeon Essays
    MIP: Imagination is an intrinsic part of us, yet there are no adequate stand-alone definitions of what it truly is and why it is significant. Tone = neutral
     
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    "The Coming of Age Con." Aeon
    MIP: "Bildungsroman" = coming of age; very difficult to do b/c you/the character are constantly evolving & changing. Tone = neutral

    "Where Pain Lives." Aeon
    MIP: Back & spine pain = mainly from CNS; surgery v. no surgery in pateints --> similar outcomes. Tone = neutral

    "Don't Look Away." Aeon
    MIP: Photo = similar to guns; photos have been very significant throughout history and active viewing >> passive viewing of photos. Tone = neutral

    "Cecil Rhodes." JW
    MIP: Nations = shaped by empires; Rhodes statue has a lot of backlash against it, and one group wants it taken down; history's perception to people/statues = constantly changing, and this is considered "normal" for society. Tone = neutral

    "Richter." JW
    MIP: Richter was deeply influenced by Schubert, and in his interpretations of Schubert's works he focused heavily on tempo; au believes that his concerto interpretation is great, and makes others pale in comparison. Tone = positive (about Richter)
     

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