Jack Westin: CARS Course Practice Reading

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  1. SoA'17

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    1. Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/loneliness-and-health-effects-on-the-immune-system/
    MIP: Loneliness and Isolation can harm the immune system by increasing potentially detrimental inflammatory response while suppressing healthy immune activity.
    Tone: Neutral

    2.Health: https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn2495-bigger-is-better-when-it-comes-to-the-g-spot/
    MIP: Those with proven anatomically present G-Spots were also found to have higher concentrations of PDE5, and thus greater orgasms.
    Tone: Neutral

    3. Health: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/beyond-resveratrol-the-anti-aging-nad-fad/
    MIP: While Resveratrol has demonstrated anti-aging effects, Pterostilbene has exhibited even greater anti-aging effects.
    Tone: Pro Pterostilbene

    4. Health: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23231024-100-parkinsons-disease-may-start-in-the-gut-and-travel-to-the-brain/
    MIP: People with different gut bacteria often develop Parkinson's Disease after synuclein fibers travel from the colon to the brain.
    Tone: Neutral

    5. History: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/10/killing-baby-hitler-ethics/412273/
    MIP: Killing baby Hitler is not necessary, and could potentially have lead to even a greater catastrophe given the political conditions in Europe at the time.
    Tone: Anti-Killing Baby Hitler
     
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    1. Social: http://www.sbs.com.au/topics/life/relationships/article/2016/02/23/how-friendships-change-adulthood
    MIP: Friendships are important and a beautiful aspect of life, however as people get older they tend to give family their priority.
    Tone: Is for giving family priority over friends

    2.History: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/fighters-in-the-shadows-french-resistance-robert-gildea/
    MIP: Contrary to the belief of some, the French resistance was divided and the people of France put up very little resistance to Nazi occupation.
    Tone: Against the notion that the French Resisted Nazi Occupation

    3. Science: https://psmag.com/the-bioethics-dilemma-288cfe9311fb#.6i3qi98qd
    MIP: Bioethicists are getting in the way of Biological research.
    Tone: Anti- Bioethicist

    4. Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/dietary-fibers-protect-against-food-allergies/
    MIP: High fiber intake can help prevent inflammation and food allergies
    Tone: Pro-fiber intake

    5. Literature: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/05/kafkas-sexual-terrors-were-absolutely-normal-says-biographer
    MIP: Kafka had contradictory sexual desires and was paranoid from engaging in conventional sexual practices.
    Tone: Neutral
     
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    Week 7 post 1

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/keats/
    MIP: Keat’s writing= great but obscure to critics who failed to see things in Keat’s vision (Au)

    Science: http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Big-Ideas-Go-Bad/238544?key=yop9k7-B1QiWD6aZpWTJrwQaFFjhgu-cumdsNS97tdI-aTlXSFvHWZIy2iA1Y0UfSDdsb1ZES1NjYnd5QTllSDNlSG9LVjAzRUl3NVNrVGZhUzRMSWJ5Q1BGdw
    MIP: Amy cuddy’s TED talk= debated about the scientific evidence

    History: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-historians-would-make-bad-policy-advisers
    MIP: History is not objective + is limited and subject to human interpretation for policy makers

    Technology: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-cold-war-rivalry-helped-launch-the-chinese-computer
    MIP: Caldwell= creation of the Sinotype built a foundation of Chinese spelling computer for US cold war

    Literature/education: http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Critics-Become/235267
    MIP: Literature critic= controversial in universities. University goals = inconsistent with what is advertised
     
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    11.2
    Ethics
    https://aeon.co/ideas/would-it-be-immoral-to-send-out-a-generation-starship
    MIP: G ship= limited

    Culture
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/12/10/dont-give-up-older-people-can-still-have-creative-breakthroughs/?utm_term=.1014b21766d8
    MIP: Au: creative break =/= drop with age + productivity/will drop

    History
    http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Forgotten-Slaves/238604?cid=wsinglestory
    MIP: bad Euro slave trader images= non US slavery + slaves=Indians; popular books= image-US slavery
    Image = changing because of work on Native American slavery

    Ethics
    http://www.chronicle.com/article/Reconsidering-Research-on/238540?cid=wsinglestory
    MIP: The ? of ethics of chimp experiment stuck in Gluck’s mind

    Economics
    http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Economics-Was-Radical/238539?cid=wcontentgrid
    MIP: AEA initial radicalism worried Hadley ; AEA=became more neutral+ objectivity impairs insight
     
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    1. History: http://harpers.org/archive/2016/12/destruction-myth/?single=1
    MIP: Romanov's family trust in Rasputin led to downfall of monarchy.

    2. Architecture: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/10/opinion/sunday/its-time-to-set-broadway-free.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: New York should make Broadway street more pedestrian friendly.

    3. Economy: http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21711318-despite-recent-deal-opecs-power-fraying-big-oil-should-prepare-lash-market
    MIP: Oil market unpredictable + Oil firms must adapt to new market forces.

    4. Education: http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-I-Don-t-Edit-Their-Rough/238618
    MIP: Students learn to become better writers when they edit their own drafts.

    5. Culture: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/a-transcendent-patti-smith-accepts-bob-dylans-nobel-prize
    MIP: Bob Dolan's songs = literature.
     
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    Week 11 post 1:
    1. Philosophy: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/158e56048ad2bfe7
    MIP: Death = Life goes on + leave a footprint
    2. Economics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/free-market-fools/
    MIP: Competition & free Markets = problem + recession
    3. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/keats/
    MIP: Keats worshiped Shakespare = scriptures
    4. Religion: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-atheism/
    MIP: Atheism = not new
    5. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/opinion/patriotic-opposition-to-donald-trump.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Trump = Threat to US, so stay strong.
     
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    Religon: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-atheism/
    MIP: Atheism= not new and not localized to the western world. Author’s tone= negative about those believing atheism is new

    Science: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-hype-around-medical-genetics-is-a-public-enemy?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=1d06dd4f5d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-1d06dd4f5d-69400049
    MIP: Science= not promising + hype+ money. Science should be understood and funded and not for profits

    Literature: https://newrepublic.com/article/127063/wheres-literatures-class-diversity
    MIP: The idea of diversity in writing= representation. Upper socioeconomic class= easier

    Culture: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/the-teen-age-brides-of-georgia
    MIP: Georgian tradition= young brides + expectations + permission

    Life: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-mothers-of-tweens-not-babies-are-the-most-depressed
    MIP: Mothers are most stressed and emotionally compromised during child’s “tween” years
     
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    Week 7 Post 1

    Society: https://aeon.co/essays/when-a-friendship-turns-sour-more-than-feelings-get-hurt
    MIP: friendship= could be good or bad.

    Philosophy: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/humanism/
    MIP: humanism=diminishing; solution=entangle humanism+science

    Economics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/french-economic-woes/
    MIP: French frightened to reform=unemployment+stagnation.

    Economics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/free-market-fools/
    MIP: Free market=recession=phishing for fools (A&S)

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/keats/
    MIP: Keats=lived Shakespear= scripture
     
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    Technology: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/12/the-map-that-lets-you-listen-to-the-radio-everywhere/510368/
    MIP: Radio Garden connects people around the world through local radio stations

    Technology: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/11/why-skee-ball-doesnt-change/509117/
    MIP: Skee-ball lasted for over a century practically unchanged due to its simple game play.

    Technology: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/11/people-censor-themselves-online-for-fear-of-being-harassed/508523/
    MIP: Online abuse and harassment are being reported by users, and companies are taking action which could impede on the abusers’ free speech.

    Technology: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/11/how-well-can-computers-read-fiction/508133/
    MIP: Computerized algorithms to analyze literature at a faster rate than humans can could help humans digest information faster.

    Technology: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/11/three-millennia-of-safety-pins/507629/
    MIP: Safety pins have different uses and meanings in different cultures.
     
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    Economics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/free-market-fools/
    free markets/competition= problem

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/keats/
    Keats mind transformed--> genius came out

    Religion: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-atheism/
    New atheism=not a new thought

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/everyone-fails-but-only-the-wise-find-humility
    Failure allows us to evaluate situations

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/we-must-recognise-that-single-events-have-multiple-causes
    Multiple causes exist for a problem
     
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    11.3

    Psychology
    https://aeon.co/essays/is-reality-tv-a-kind-of-bite-size-greek-tragedy
    MIP: Reality TV= suffering (Ex: Bachelor)

    Culture
    https://aeon.co/essays/when-a-friendship-turns-sour-more-than-feelings-get-hurt
    MIP: Friendship= messy

    History
    https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-nazis-studied-american-race-laws-for-inspiration
    MIP: Nuremberg Laws= inspired by US race laws


    History
    https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-hype-around-medical-genetics-is-a-public-enemy
    MIP: genetics= most promissory= around for a while


    Religion
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-atheism/
    MIP: atheism= not limited to W+ always around
     
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    Week 11 post 2:
    1. History: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/inclusive-history/
    MIP: History must be diverse + preserved/protected for the future generation
    2. Communication: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/opinion/forget-att-the-real-monopolies-are-google-and-facebook.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Media monopoly are becoming more and more evident
    3. International Affairs: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/opinion/what-is-america-without-influence-trump-will-find-out.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Trump: defend or dismantle it's influence? What would happen?
    4. Education: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/opinion/make-colleges-diverse.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Top colleges should enroll a more diverse and low socioeconomic population
    5. Education: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/opinion/betsy-devos-and-gods-plan-for-schools.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Education reform = one of God's plans + many more to come?
     
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    6. Politics: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/12/advocate-health-care-erisa/510218/
    MIP: Not paying for worker pensions is harmful.

    7. Business/History: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/12/business-leaders-history-mixed-feelings/509996/
    MIP: corporations = profits > common good.

    8. Education: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/opinion/make-colleges-diverse.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: more working class students in colleges-->diverse representation

    9. Culture: https://www.1843magazine.com/features/whats-wrong-with-infidelity
    MIP: Americans should be more open to infidelity.

    10. Economy: http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2016/12/non-taper-taper
    MIP: ECB's policy= tapering bonds slowly
     
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    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/productive-novelist/
    MIP: prolific writers=impression; prolific=inevitable; quality=/=quantity

    Religion: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-atheism/
    MIP: atheism=not new; atheism=not only west

    History: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-hype-around-medical-genetics-is-a-public-enemy
    MIP: Medical genetics=hyped promises; solution=appreciate the complexity of science.

    Logic: https://aeon.co/essays/does-knowledge-of-the-past-and-present-determine-the-future
    MIP: Not knowing future=not knowing something about present

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/hunger-is-psychological-and-dieting-only-makes-it-worse
    MIP: Weight regulation=psychology
     
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    6. Popular culture: https://aeon.co/essays/when-a-friendship-turns-sour-more-than-feelings-get-hurt
    MIP: Friends = stressful and extra thing to deal with but ultimately overall good

    7. Anthropology: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/10/opinion/sunday/its-time-to-set-broadway-free.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: NYC considering making Broadway street no car zone

    8. Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-a-mother-s-voice-shapes-her-baby-s-developing-brain
    MIP: Every child has their mother’s voice imprinted in their brain.

    9. Literature: https://newrepublic.com/article/127063/wheres-literatures-class-diversity
    MIP: Literature’s diversity = needed but upper class easier

    10. Religion: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-atheism/
    MIP: atheism = not new, been around a while
     
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    History: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/inclusive-history/
    MIP: Our past= overlooked. We should preserve our past and appreciate our diversity stories

    Political History: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-nazis-studied-american-race-laws-for-inspiration?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=29d4f183a5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-29d4f183a5-69400049
    MIP: Nazi race laws= reflect US racist lawmaker’s laws + US were regarded as “heros”

    Music: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-sad-songs-can-be-feel-good-and-noise-music-can-be-nice
    MIP: Sad music= pleasurable. Openness= enjoyment of uncommon music

    Law: https://aeon.co/ideas/standard-interrogation-techniques-lead-to-false-confessions
    MIP: Pseudoscience used in police interrogation= unacceptable. Author’s tone= negative about pseudoscience

    Cosmology: https://aeon.co/ideas/cosmologists-should-be-more-skeptical-of-dark-matter
    MIP: Cosmology= fails 4 idols of the mind + conservative + requires questioning
     
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    Music: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-sad-songs-can-be-feel-good-and-noise-music-can-be-nice
    MIP: sad songs=pleasurable; people crave=noisy songs

    Religion: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/12/advocate-health-care-erisa/510218/
    MIP: Court case=ERISA=no pension for religious organizations employees=BAD

    Business: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/12/business-leaders-history-mixed-feelings/509996/
    MIP: Business success=leadership vs. business success=financial performance

    Health: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/health/rise-in-infant-drug-dependence-in-us-is-felt-most-in-rural-areas.html
    MIP: newborn drug dependent=increasing=mom drug dependent; solution=treat mom addiction

    Society: https://aeon.co/essays/why-its-high-time-that-attitudes-to-addiction-changed
    MIP: Addiction= illness+cant be treated.
     
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    History: https://aeon.co/essays/why-american-revolutionaries-admired-the-rebels-of-mysore
    Haider of Mysore and America shared same ally and enemy

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/we-are-entering-a-new-epoch-the-century-of-the-migrant
    Now people are more mobile/ migrating--> more borders/techniques to reduce movement

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2016/12/losing-language-0
    Milan changed post war. Music reflects these changes.

    Culture:http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2016/12/performativity
    Should see "The Wolves" play: about a womans football pack

    Culture:http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2016/12/hey-jimi
    Jimi Hendrix was one of the best guitarists + had many tricks.
     
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    Week 11 Post 3:
    1. Education: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-schools-should-not-teach-general-critical-thinking-skills
    MIP: General Critical Thinking = bad + not efficient for World Jobs
    2. Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/what-makes-zombies-so-scary-hint-it-s-not-the-brain-eating
    MIP: Living forever = torture
    3. Environmental: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/opinion/rick-perry-is-the-wrong-choice-for-energy-secretary.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Perry = not the right candidate for energy management.
    4. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/opinion/buck-up-democrats-and-fight-like-republicans.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Democrats should still fight for this country
    5. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/opinion/donald-trumps-nominees-are-in-for-a-rough-ride.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Nominees and president elect must have no conflicts of interest = leave their jobs + transparency
     
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    11. Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/we-are-entering-a-new-epoch-the-century-of-the-migrant
    MIP: Migration will be at an all time high this century

    12. Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/why-wont-biologists-say-that-animals-might-be-conscious
    MIP: Animals = mind of their own; don’t assume their intellect

    13. Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-our-contradictions-make-us-human-and-inspire-creativity
    MIP: Human contradiction within oneself = part of being human

    14. Anthropology: https://aeon.co/essays/does-a-stomach-pump-for-weight-loss-fuel-the-obesity-stigma
    MIP: AspireAssist = new therapy to reduce obesity; obesity still clearly an issue; therapy may not help change habits

    15. Education: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-schools-should-not-teach-general-critical-thinking-skills
    MIP: Teach specific critical thinking skills in school, not generic critical thinking skills.
     
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    1. Literature: https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2016/12/02/nabokov-was-such-jerk/PLLEJmD9tqWgj5CSgDumrK/story.html
    MIP: While Nabakov was a bad person, his art was worth appreciating.
    Tone: Author is anti Nabakov

    2. Literature: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/world/what-in-the-world/on-an-island-named-for-ice-the-poets-are-just-getting-warmed-up.html?_r=0
    MIP: Poetry is a favorite pastime of Icelanders.
    Tone: Pro-Poetry

    3. Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/mosquito-bites-hijack-immune-cells-and-facilitate-viral-spread/
    MIP: Immune Responses can exacerbate the spread of viral diseases.
    Tone: Neutral

    4. Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/food-commercials-promote-unhealthy-eating-habits-in-obese-adolescents/
    MIP: Youth Obesity is a result of advertisement of unhealthy foods.
    Tone: Anti- Food commercials

    5. Health: http://news.stanford.edu/2016/12/01/portions-brain-fall-asleep-wake-back-time-stanford-researchers-find/
    MIP: Brain decreases energy when awake.
    Tone: Neutral
     
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    11.4

    History
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/democracy-dual-dangers/
    MIP: democracy= self loathing= not new+ nor unique to US; modern democracy= gradual success/predicted decline

    History
    https://aeon.co/ideas/we-are-entering-a-new-epoch-the-century-of-the-migrant
    MIP: expansion= requires expulsion of migrant

    Education
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/opinion/make-colleges-diverse.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Bloomberg: solution= open college to working class

    Ethics
    https://aeon.co/essays/can-there-be-anything-good-in-the-experience-of-illness
    MIP: illness= bad and good

    Culture
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/10/airlines-flying-passengers-travel-united-charge-head-space
    MIP: air travel= going to get worse
     
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    Philosophy
    https://aeon.co/essays/does-knowledge-of-the-past-and-present-determine-the-future
    MIP: ignorance = unknown future

    Politics
    http://www.the-american-interest.com/2016/12/09/mario-vargas-llosa-and-his-authoritarians/
    MIP: Llosa = unexpected influential president

    Psychology
    https://www.1843magazine.com/features/whats-wrong-with-infidelity
    MIP: current: infidelity = morally traumatic, America
    infidelity = natural

    History
    http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/11/25/the-eye-of-baudelaire/
    MIP: Baudelaire liked visual culture

    Politics
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/dec/08/welcome-age-anger-brexit-trump
    MIP: Trump evokes anger
     
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    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/we-are-entering-a-new-epoch-the-century-of-the-migrant
    MIP: rise migration=more techniques to reduce mobility; migrants=essential BUT treated badly.

    Society: https://aeon.co/ideas/empathy-is-an-overrated-skill-when-dispensing-medical-care
    MIP: empathy=not important in medicine; compassion=action=important

    Anthropology: https://aeon.co/essays/how-palaeontologists-recreate-the-sounds-of-the-deep-past
    MIP: palaeontologists=Use fossils for soundscape

    History: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/inclusive-history/
    MIP: History=should be inclusive+preserved; communities=work to save their stories.

    Health: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/health/abortion-mental-health.html
    MIP: Abortion=no emotional+psych trauma
     
  30. ucevla

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    Dance: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/16/arts/dance/review-spectator-at-the-japan-society.html?ref=dance&mtrref=www.nytimes.com&_r=0



    MIP: Play = interesting + influenced by god + complex



    Education: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/10/us/politics/senate-approves-overhaul-of-no-child-left-behind-law.html?ref=education



    MIP: education should be controlled at state level



    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/why-is-it-so-easy-to-dehumanise-a-victim-of-violence



    MIP: Dehumanization = see people as subhuman; happens everywhere; little is known about it.



    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/can-liberal-values-be-absolute-or-is-that-a-contradiction



    MIP: Liberalism is relative; should challenge look 4 diff POVs



    Philosophy: https://newrepublic.com/article/115276/giacomo-leopardis-zibaldone-reviewed-adam-kirsch



    MIP: Artist is a unique, overlooked, genius
     
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    Religon: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/religious-need/
    MIP: Religon= more important than scientific theories in America (Coyne)

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/empathy-is-an-overrated-skill-when-dispensing-medical-care?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b0dd7d112e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-b0dd7d112e-69400049
    MIP: Empathy= not the most important between physician and patient

    Evolution : https://aeon.co/essays/how-palaeontologists-recreate-the-sounds-of-the-deep-past?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b0dd7d112e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-b0dd7d112e-69400049
    MIP: Evolution = creates new voices to be heard by paleontologists. Fossils= life + no life

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/we-are-entering-a-new-epoch-the-century-of-the-migrant?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=cfc7a08e42-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-cfc7a08e42-69400049
    MIP: Migration= increase border controls+ needed for expansion and growth but have reached breaking point. Author’s tone- negative about today’s migration description in media

    Education: https://aeon.co/ideas/what-i-learned-as-a-hired-consultant-for-autodidact-physicists
    MIP: Physicist consultant= helped understand science communication and learning
     
  33. Aboody Toty Fruity

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    https://aeon.co/ideas/empathy-is-an-overrated-skill-when-dispensing-medical-care?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b0dd7d112e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-b0dd7d112e-69400049
    Empathy is important but compassion is better for health care providers

    https://aeon.co/essays/how-palaeontologists-recreate-the-sounds-of-the-deep-past?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b0dd7d112e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-b0dd7d112e-69400049
    Using fossils to study the sounds of extinct animals.

    https://aeon.co/ideas/what-i-learned-as-a-hired-consultant-for-autodidact-physicists
    Many people are interested in physics but they lack the basic education to come up with valid new theories.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/opinion/why-islam-gets-second-class-status-in-germany.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    The system of the German government is incapable of representing certain religions, like Islam, and this is an issue that should be fixed.

    https://www.1843magazine.com/features/whats-wrong-with-infidelity
    Infidelity is exaggerated amoungst Americans compared to others. Infidelity should be taken easily and normally.
     
  34. rbharucha

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    11. Philosophy: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/it-goes-on/

    MIP: 1. Death = mixed emotions 2. Legacy > death itself

    12. Economics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/free-market-fools/

    MIP: 1. Competition > free market → more problematic 2. Phishing phools = bad

    13. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/keats/

    MIP: Keats’ writing = tragic salvation

    14. History: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/inclusive-history/

    MIP: preservation of history = unity

    15. Religion: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-atheism/

    MIP: 1. New atheists = uncomfortable + West invention 2. Greeks = best modern test
     
  35. dim17

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    Religion
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/religious-need/
    MIP: evolution acceptance=blocked by religion

    Culture
    https://aeon.co/ideas/only-governments-can-safeguard-the-freedoms-of-the-internet
    MIP: Focus on tech alone may forget laws on how to use it ; Radio delivered tech promise not social one + one way medium

    Education
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/17/opinion/sunday/let-the-kids-learn-through-play.html
    MIP: early start=learn more =potentially detrimental

    Philosophy
    https://aeon.co/essays/why-do-scientists-dismiss-the-possibility-of-cold-fusion
    MIP: skeptical about cold fusion; friend= more weight on reputation

    History
    http://www.city-journal.org/html/real-war-science-14782.html
    MIP: war on science= by Left
     
  36. IWillMakeIt1

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    Technology: https://aeon.co/essays/how-blockchain-will-revolutionise-far-more-than-money
    MIP: New record keeping=Blockchain=most significant

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-rape-cases-should-not-be-subject-to-reasonable-doubt
    MIP: Conv.rate against rape=low=not reported+increase rape myth.

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/if-babies-were-randomly-allocated-to-families-would-racism-end
    MIP: Social mixing= promise many advantages

    Culture: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/12/no-doctor-should-work-30-straight-hours/510395/
    MIP: Working 30hs w/o sleep=cause more harm than good.

    Society: https://www.1843magazine.com/features/whats-wrong-with-infidelity
    MIP: Infidelity= wrong no matter what
     
  37. chumchum98

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    16. Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/what-the-death-of-an-oak-tree-can-teach-us-about-mortality
    MIP: Oak tree = not individualistic and resilient, plenty more like it

    17. Sociology: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-nazis-studied-american-race-laws-for-inspiration
    MIP: Nazi deep rooted racism stemmed from the US

    18. Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/final-decision-why-the-brain-keeps-on-changing-its-mind
    MIP: Psychology of the mind and decision making = new emerging field

    19. Sociology: https://aeon.co/ideas/bragging-rights-when-beating-your-own-drum-helps-or-hurts
    MIP: A simple life is more desirable by younger generation individuals

    20. Sociology: https://aeon.co/ideas/bragging-rights-when-beating-your-own-drum-helps-or-hurts
    MIP: Humility = best policy; usually not appropriate to boast
     
  38. chumchum98

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    21. Technology: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/12/how-to-fix-the-internet/510797/
    MIP: Anonymity online has its benefits and disadvantages; new system to prevent anonymity should be offered

    22. Geography: https://aeon.co/ideas/it-s-not-easy-to-make-landscape-a-place-you-have-to-feel-it
    MIP: Landscape and place = two different meanings but place can become landscape

    23. Education: http://thesmartset.com/english-majors-twilight/
    MIP: English majors are a distinct group of individuals not seeking glory in career

    24. Archaeology: https://aeon.co/essays/how-palaeontologists-recreate-the-sounds-of-the-deep-past
    MIP: Animals usually sound different over time, similar to humans

    25. Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-rape-cases-should-not-be-subject-to-reasonable-doubt
    MIP: Perpetrators of sexual assault are favored by legal system; this should change
     
  39. Izzynn

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    16. Sociology: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/16/opinion/sunday/are-americans-experiencing-collective-trauma.html?_r=0
    MIP: Collective trauma in American politics

    17. Education: http://thesmartset.com/english-majors-twilight/
    MIP: Majoring in English= has value.

    18. Health: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/16/dementia-social-care-alzheimers
    MIP: Validation therapy allows Alzheimer's patients to find peace with themselves.

    19. Culture: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/16/trump-uber-driverless-future-jobs-go
    MIP: Driverless cars may put people out of employment.

    20. Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/16/obama-blamed-media-for-the-election-outcome-thats-counterproductive
    MIP: Media partially at fault + focus on factual news
     
  40. pch

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    Law: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/sovereignty/
    MIP: Sovereignty for natives= hard + Dollar General case (ex)

    Law: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-rape-cases-should-not-be-subject-to-reasonable-doubt?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b3360edea7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-b3360edea7-69400049
    MIP: Reasons for low rape convictions= “no reasonable doubt” + false acquittal. False acquittal=important consideration

    Education: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-summer-camp-and-scout-groups-turn-children-into-citizens
    MIP: Boy/ Girl scout camps= important for learning life skills

    Art: http://nautil.us/issue/2/uncertainty/when-photographers-are-neuroscientists-
    MIP: Photos= distortions and conflicting perspectives similar to neuroscience

    Neuroscience: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-the-cute-pikachu-is-a-chocolate-milkshake-for-the-brain
    MIP: Cuteness= powerful + associated with reward, altruistic and nurture
     
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    Politics: http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-rule-of-law-in-texas
    MI: Texas makes it hard for immigrant parents to prove child is U.S born

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/moving-in-sync-allows-the-body-to-do-things-it-couldn-t-do-alone
    MI: Collective movement = increase healthy state of mind + body

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/we-are-entering-a-new-epoch-the-century-of-the-migrant
    Mi: 21st century = increase tensions between migrants + citizens; everyone needs status

    Art: https://aeon.co/essays/can-secular-people-still-be-moved-by-sacred-art
    MI: Religious art connect with secular people = promote loving, sacred look at life + world

    Economy: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/indians-like-to-pay-cash-the-government-is-now-forcing-them-to-swipe-cards/2016/12/16/58a5a42c-c0a6-11e6-b527-949c5893595e_story.html?utm_term=.9bccfb361e6d
    MI: India moves toward cashless economy = counter black money + track transactions easily
     
  42. keets28

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    Culture: http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21711860-michael-lewis-dissects-enduring-friendship-between-daniel-kahneman-and-amos
    people make irrational decisions. Kah and Tver changed others behaviors.

    Political Science: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/sovereignty/
    Native Americans couldn't prosecute non native amer criminals. Laws created in reservations to give this ability.

    Religion: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/religious-need/
    American society = dysfunctional . Religion=main belief, not evolution.

    Political Science: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/democracy-dual-dangers/
    People lost faith in govt. Democracy has been threatened throughout history.

    History: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/inclusive-history/
    Stories of towns are overlooked/have not been told. History should be preserved.
     
  43. IWillMakeIt1

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    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/what-happens-when-carnivores-lose-their-taste-for-butchery
    MIP: Butchering= fading+becoming industrial

    Literature: http://thesmartset.com/english-majors-twilight/
    MIP: English major= rare+not that important

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/if-you-can-t-choose-wisely-choose-randomly
    MIP: plenty of situations=random choice= best (ex: Kante)

    Literature: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/01/in-defense-of-facts/508748/
    MIP: D'Agata= mispresents what essay is+falsify its history+get the genre all wrong (Tone:negative toward D'Agata)

    Religion: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/religious-need/
    MIP: Dysfunctional society= religion>evolution (Coyne)
     
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    1) https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/sovereignty/
    MIP: Sovereignty is compromised for Native Americans by non-native’s interference in the native’s rights on their own land

    2) https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/socrates/
    MIP: Despite being convicted for introducing new gods, Socrates still acknowledged Athenians’ political cultures/laws as a citizen.

    3) https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/pericles/
    MIP: the use of Pericles’ quote is questionable when it is used to justify Britain’s bombing campaign in WWII

    4) https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/conservation/
    MIP: There are ongoing wildlife conservation campaigns; however, there are still biodiversity losses due to increased number and extent areas needed to be protected.

    5) https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/sports-race/
    MIP: Everyone should be able to take sports chemical enhancement
     

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