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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. rbharucha

    rbharucha 5+ Year Member

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    Week 2, Post 1:

    1. Philosophy: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/humanism/

    MIP: Science = reality

    2. Philosophy: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/realist/

    MIP: Language + Independent

    3. Economics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/french-economic-woes/

    MIP: CGT = committed adversary

    4. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/productive-novelist/

    MIP: prolificacy = inevitable + consciousness

    5. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/08/opinion/harry-reid-farewell-fair-senate.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

    MIP: 1. Affordable Act repeal = pain 2. Open + productive Senate = justice
     
  2. rbharucha

    rbharucha 5+ Year Member

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    Week 2, Post 2:

    6. Education: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-schools-should-not-teach-general-critical-thinking-skills

    MIP: 1. Specific cognitive abilities = non-transferable 2. CT = essential + associative

    7. Ecology: https://aeon.co/ideas/what-the-death-of-an-oak-tree-can-teach-us-about-mortality

    MIP: While trees are similar to humans, they are vastly different from them.

    8. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/marianne-moore/

    MIP: Mary + Marianne = disillusioned reality

    9. Science: https://aeon.co/ideas/has-dogma-derailed-the-scientific-search-for-dark-matter

    MIP: 1. Dark matter model = inconsistent 2. MOND = possible breakthrough

    10. Culture: https://aeon.co/ideas/if-culture-is-too-expensive-for-most-everyone-pays-a-price

    MIP: culture = unaffordable + unjust
     
  3. a_man_has_no_name

    a_man_has_no_name

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    Week 6, Post 5:

    1. Politics: http://democracyjournal.org/arguments/how-to-build-the-resistance/
    MIP: Progressivism fights conservatism with inclusiveness+tolerance+equality (Author's tone = positive)

    2. Technology: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/07/t...get-apocalypse-is-upon-us.html?ref=technology
    MIP: New Gadgets have stagnated + new tech hard to sustain long term (Author's tone=neutral)

    3. Education: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/06/u...l?rref=collection/sectioncollection/education
    MIP: PISA predicts education in each country; America improving (Author's tone=neutral)

    4. Literature: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/o...l?rref=collection/sectioncollection/education
    MIP: Literature=freedom; compromise passion for a living (Author's tone=neutral)

    5. Environment: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/08/opinion/dismantling-climate-rules-isnt-so-easy.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Laws protect Climate Change laws from Pruitt & Trump (Author's tone=neutral)
     
  4. Izzynn

    Izzynn 2+ Year Member

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    Week 2 Post 5-
    1. Literature: http://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/literary-madness/
    MIP: Mental illness does not produce great works of literature.

    2. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/07/w...ts.html&eventName=Watching-article-click&_r=0
    MIP: Turkish gov't attempts to reverse Kurdish policies on gender equality.

    3. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/08/o...on=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region
    MIP: Rollback efforts on climate change policies difficult to achieve.

    4. Economy: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/u...g-class-americans-have-lost.html?ref=business
    MIP: Tax credits good for working class Americans.

    5. Culture: http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/silicon-valley-has-an-empathy-vacuum
    MIP: Globalization disregards the working class and lacks empathy.
     
  5. CAJ2014

    CAJ2014

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    Oct 28, 2016
    Week 6 Post

    Politics: http://www.usnews.com/news/the-repo...ung-people-arent-interested-in-public-service
    MI: Most millennials dislike politics; few choose polit career = will they be brightest?

    Health: https://aeon.co/essays/the-dream-of-designing-humans-has-a-long-and-peculiar-history
    MI: Analysis of eugenics throughout history = social rather than biological control

    Sociology: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/opinion/the-truth-about-young-immigrants-and-daca.html
    MI: DACA program’s benefit and proper use of law enforcement = author (+)

    Psychology: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/o...t&contentID=WhatsNext&src=recg&pgtype=article
    MI: Women tend to dismiss things men say or do citing that they are just men; author believes in going beyond that

    Art: https://aeon.co/essays/meet-the-tattooist-who-is-both-an-artist-and-a-therapist
    MI: Desire for tattoos to be seen as art + preserved on aging body
     
  6. a_c12345

    a_c12345

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    Oct 29, 2016
    Week 2 Post 1

    Psychology
    https://aeon.co/ideas/how-the-24-hour-society-is-stealing-time-from-the-night
    MIP: The society’s 24 hour schedule is disrupting our natural cycle and is bad for our health.

    Education
    https://www.theguardian.com/higher-...t-public-engagement-stay-in-your-ivory-towers
    MIP: Academics should just focus on their research and their work impact society naturally.

    Literature
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/successful-literature/
    MIP: Female readers’ tastes in books are looked down on.

    Ethics
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/bioethics/
    MIP: Bioethics establishment interferes with research using weak arguments and should not be trusted.

    Politics
    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/11/07/the-case-against-democracy
    MIP: Problem with democracy = many voters are ignorant
     
  7. CAJ2014

    CAJ2014

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    Oct 28, 2016
    Week 6 Post

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-the-fear-of-death-makes-people-more-right-wing
    MI: TMT theory = existing threats of death cause conservatism, prejudice, and divisiveness; must battle this and not lose faith in others

    Health: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/06/h...lights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront
    MI: Parents need to be careful when choosing headphone for children = some companies don’t accurately represent quality of head phones

    Technology: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/08/world/europe/germany-russia-hacking.html?ref=technology
    MI: Nations like Germany fear Russia can hack & influence their elections to weaken western democratic governments

    Sociology: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/20/opinion/sunday/the-end-of-identity-liberalism.html
    MI: Author = we must stop focusing on ourselves & look towards commonalities and unity

    Art: http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/race-art-and-essentialism
    MI: Author = race should not define art; deprives richness of art
     
  8. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

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    Oct 29, 2016
    Week 6 Post 4

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-sexual-desire-is-objectifying-and-hence-morally-wrong
    MIP: Sex=objectify self+others=morally wrong

    Technology: https://aeon.co/essays/would-dabbling-in-cranial-stimulation-make-me-smarter
    MIP: TDCS=noninvasive+smarter+marksmanship

    Fashion: https://aeon.co/essays/how-textiles-repeatedly-revolutionised-human-technology
    MIP: Fabric=tech+eco.development+global trade.

    Mental Health: https://aeon.co/essays/how-bad-experiences-in-childhood-lead-to-adult-illness
    MIP: bad childhood=affect future

    Education: https://aeon.co/essays/how-bad-experiences-in-childhood-lead-to-adult-illness
    MIP: less freedom to play=higher mental disorders
     
  9. keets28

    keets28

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    May 12, 2016
    Philosophy: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/realist/
    reality is what is perceived /approved by authority

    Economics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/french-economic-woes/
    France has problems

    Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/humanism/
    Humanism is diminishing

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/marianne-moore/
    Marianne Morre made the best of he difficult childhood.

    Philosophy: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/it-goes-on/
    disappearance= doesn't matter; Au not scared of death but sad to die
     
  10. dim17

    dim17

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    Sep 29, 2016
    11.1
    Ethics
    https://aeon.co/ideas/why-sexual-desire-is-objectifying-and-hence-morally-wrong
    MIP: sexual desire= objectifies

    History
    https://aeon.co/essays/why-american-revolutionaries-admired-the-rebels-of-mysore
    MIP: GW and HA= common enemy (GB)/ally (France) ; Before rev war= US cheerleaders of GB

    Culture
    https://aeon.co/essays/has-progress-in-science-and-technology-come-to-a-halt
    MIP: GQ =true innovation + increased wealth +societal change

    Anthropology
    https://aeon.co/ideas/how-our-contradictions-make-us-human-and-inspire-creativity
    MIP: humans= full of contradictions + coexist peacefully bc compartmentalize

    Sociology
    https://aeon.co/essays/why-theres-no-place-like-home-for-anyone-any-more
    MIP: sense of home=belong=ID= (ex: tiny home) (Malpas: MH may help explain search for home)
     
  11. pch

    pch 7+ Year Member

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    Mar 4, 2010
    Week 6 post 5

    Philosphy: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/it-goes-on/
    MIP: Death= not terrifying but unwanted. What is left after death + our death= paradox

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-sexual-de...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-bd4c6f2e15-69400049
    MIP: Sexual desire= objectification= bad. Author’s tone= negative about objectification

    Society: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-receiving-compliments-can-feel-like-a-high-price-to-pay
    MIP: Obligation to return compliment/gifts=social order. Taking compliments= violate norms

    Economics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/free-market-fools/
    MIP: Current competitive market= bad and causes “phishing for phools” (Akerlof and Shiller). Author’s tone= neutral


    Physics: https://aeon.co/ideas/there-is-no-d...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-07d7a45c24-69400049
    MIP: Death= doesn’t exist and is an illusion
     
  12. CAJ2014

    CAJ2014

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    Oct 28, 2016
    Week 6 Post
    Politics: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...d324840106c_story.html?utm_term=.4d9302d129b6
    MI: Trump’s presidential win cause stream of fake news attacking Dem. Party = author calls little brother

    Art: https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...fd44b060105_story.html?utm_term=.81d184f1afa6
    MI: Palestinian dancers dance to get away from monotonous life & address social + political issues

    Real Estate: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/r...g-house-for-career-minded-new-york-women.html
    MI: An apartment geared for career focused women = build networking and relations with like minded women

    Science: https://aeon.co/essays/would-dabbling-in-cranial-stimulation-make-me-smarter
    MI: Author’s experiences with TDCS’s effects of brain = better recall and skills

    Health: https://aeon.co/essays/how-bad-experiences-in-childhood-lead-to-adult-illness
    MI: Bad childhood = worse physical health later on b/c cellular damages
     
  13. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

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    Week 6 Post 5

    Culture&Language: https://aeon.co/essays/why-is-english-so-weirdly-different-from-other-languages
    MIP: English=weird+odd language

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/the-logic-of-buddhist-philosophy-goes-beyond-simple-truth
    MIP: Buddhist philosophy=contradictions=not accepted by West.

    Philosophy: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/it-goes-on/
    MIP: remembered=leave behind after death; Au=sad to die but bless that he got notified.

    Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/10/o...he-said-then-we-kept-talking.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: acknowledging prejudice=better Americans.

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/marianne-moore/
    MIP: Moore=utopia of her childhood.
     
  14. chumchum98

    chumchum98 2+ Year Member

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    Week 2:

    1. Population health: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...adddfe36cbe_story.html?utm_term=.7ea5fb042ba1
    MIP: Medicaid expansion = very good and helpful to patients who didn’t have access before

    2. Anthropology: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...d324840106c_story.html?utm_term=.2b134759dec1
    MIP: John Glenn contributions were for America

    3. Popular Culture: https://www.washingtonpost.com/post...how-protests-can-work/?utm_term=.80994eafc807
    MIP: South Korea protests are respectful, impactful, and well-mannered; take note America

    4. History: https://www.washingtonpost.com/post...-event-in-our-history/?utm_term=.86ab0b152529
    MIP: Attack on Pearl harbor united America and is one of the few times America was not divided

    5. Population health: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...b6397e625d0_story.html?utm_term=.ca153f44a417
    MIP: urine = handy tool which diagnoses patient; more important than we think
     
  15. a_c12345

    a_c12345

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    Oct 29, 2016
    Week 2 Post 2

    Linguistics
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/language-evolution/
    MIP: Know little about the origin of the English language.

    Literature
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/dangerous-books/
    MIP: Reading books may psychologically disorient the reader.

    Politics
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/10/o...yteller-we-need-to-be-better.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Good storytelling important to influence/persuade the mass

    Philosophy
    https://aeon.co/ideas/being-moral-means-you-can-never-do-enough
    MIP: Being moral = can always do more

    Education
    https://aeon.co/ideas/why-schools-should-not-teach-general-critical-thinking-skills
    MIP: Critical-thinking skills is subject-specific and not useful if separated from the subject.
     
  16. CAJ2014

    CAJ2014

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    Week 6 Post
    Politics: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...94a21c44abc_story.html?utm_term=.a4e0a96ab89c
    MI: Angela Merkel becomes unpopular after decision to allow refugees = good intention, unfavorable results

    Art: https://www.washingtonpost.com/goin...ec72d34f8c9_story.html?utm_term=.f9ba8597ba9b
    MI: Current art in galleries focus on simplicity but poignant messages to audience

    Education: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/10/o...echo-chambers-on-campus.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MI: Liberal ideology lacks diversity on college campus = creates hostility

    Science: https://aeon.co/essays/the-dopamine-switch-between-atheist-believer-and-fanatic
    MI: God effect from dopamine = high level cause religious connection but too high causes fanaticism

    Entertainment/Art: http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013...ndia-but-not-because-of-bollywood-author-say/
    MI: Author = social change in India; more men and women work together led to greater acceptance of intimacy and kissing in Bollywood
     
  17. CAJ2014

    CAJ2014

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    Week 6 Post
    Sociology: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/10/us/alt-right-national-socialist-movement-white-supremacy.html
    MI: White supremacist groups empowered = remove older traditions to be mainstream

    Politics: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...adddfe36cbe_story.html?utm_term=.22c399b79b3d
    MI: Twitter main source for Trump but congress decides his fate

    Music: https://aeon.co/ideas/make-rhymes-not-war-the-hip-hop-solution-to-gang-violence
    MI: Hip hop = safe space + bolster creativity for youth

    Medical Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-dr-death-single-handedly-fought-for-the-right-to-die
    MI: Kevorkian’s journey champions euthanasia

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/forget-being-boldly-decisive-let-your-brain-take-its-time
    MI: Making quick decisions seen better but taking time allows to make better decisions
     
  18. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

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    Week 6 Post 6

    Culture: https://aeon.co/essays/the-evidence-is-in-there-is-no-language-instinct
    MIP: Language=instinct (Chomsky); Chomsky=wrong+myth.

    Culture: https://aeon.co/essays/how-to-build-a-metaphor-to-change-people-s-minds
    MIP: metaphors=designed+change perspective

    Education: https://aeon.co/essays/how-a-common-disability-got-my-son-kicked-out-of-school
    MIP: School=stigma against disability

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/are-male-and-female-circumcision-morally-equivalent
    MIP: Intersex genital surgeries=should be left alone

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/let-s-ditch-the-dangerous-idea-that-life-is-a-story
    Humans=Anti-Narratives
     
  19. keets28

    keets28

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    Business: http://www.economist.com/news/busin...-silicon-valley-other-industries-oil-industry
    Hope for oil in mexican waters

    Economy : http://www.economist.com/news/finan...d-profits-and-deregulation-winners-and-losers
    Stock market improved since Trump elected

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/news/finan...e-claim-approaches-legal-milestone-epic-legal
    Bondage case: long and going back and forth

    Culture:http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2016/12/iguana-s-eye-view
    Planet Earth 2 film makers selective in what footage to include to affect people's emotion.

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2016/12/iconography
    Portman plays a good role as Jackie.
     
  20. SoA'17

    SoA'17

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    1. Politics: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/11/everybody-hates-cornel-west/
    MIP: Cornell West has had a fall out with the liberals and President Obama, and now is moving in a different direction politically.
    Tone: Pro Cornell West

    2. Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/why-are-smokers-at-increased-risk-for-developing-tuberculosis/
    MIP: Tuberculosis increases likelihood of developing and dying from TB by impairing macrophages from working properly.
    Tone: Neutral

    3. Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/a-skin-patch-to-treat-peanut-allergy/
    MIP: Allergies from nuts can cause Anaphylaxis , and Percutaneous immunotherapy in the form of a patch is a new promising treatment.
    Tone: Neutral

    4. Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/imm...an-descent-and-americans-of-european-descent/
    MIP: Immune responses vary depending on genetics, and those with African ancestry demonstrated stronger immune responses.
    Tone: Neutral

    5. Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/the...y-a-role-in-the-development-of-schizophrenia/
    MIP: Excessive activity of the Complement System (a component of the Immune System) plays a role in the development of Schizophrenia.
    Tone: Neutral
     
  21. SoA'17

    SoA'17

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    Nov 16, 2016
    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/articl...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
     
  22. SoA'17

    SoA'17

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    Nov 16, 2016
    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/wh...-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/2...errors-were-absolutely-normal-says-biographer
    MIP: Kafka had contradictory sexual desires and was paranoid from engaging in conventional sexual practices.
    Tone: Neutral
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2016
  23. pch

    pch 7+ Year Member

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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/Wh...nd5QTllSDNlSG9LVjAzRUl3NVNrVGZhUzRMSWJ5Q1BGdw
    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
     
  24. keets28

    keets28

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    May 12, 2016
    Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-a-mother-s-voice-shapes-her-baby-s-developing-brain
    neural pathway activates when older children recognize mothers voice= neural fingerprint

    Science: http://www.economist.com/news/scien...lanetary-science-finding-micrometeorites-city
    micrometiores fall on earth, scientists collect them (ex: Larsen)

    Technology: http://www.economist.com/news/scien...ation-technology-high-techs-missing-xx-factor
    America needs IT people. Solution: women-> challenge to change culture.

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/news/busin...alt-right-news-outfit-about-launch-french-and
    Breibart News becoming more popular in Europe

    Economics:http://www.economist.com/news/finan...-central-banks-forecasts-monetary-policy-look
    Interest rates will increase gradually by Fed, unemployment is low
     
  25. dim17

    dim17

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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/post...reative-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
     
  26. Izzynn

    Izzynn 2+ Year Member

    25
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    Dec 22, 2014
    Week 3 Post 1-

    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/leade...er-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/cu...nt-patti-smith-accepts-bob-dylans-nobel-prize
    MIP: Bob Dolan's songs = literature.
     
  27. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

    128
    0
    Apr 2, 2009
    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.
     
  28. pch

    pch 7+ Year Member

    246
    5
    Mar 4, 2010
    Week 7 post 2

    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-...ail&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
     
  29. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

    606
    413
    Oct 29, 2016
    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
     
  30. chumchum98

    chumchum98 2+ Year Member

    11
    0
    Jun 1, 2015
    Week 3

    Technology: https://www.theatlantic.com/technol...ts-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/technol...ves-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.
     
  31. keets28

    keets28

    99
    1
    May 12, 2016
    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
     
  32. dim17

    dim17

    104
    0
    Sep 29, 2016
    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
     
  33. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

    128
    0
    Apr 2, 2009
    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/o...lies-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/o...nfluence-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?
     
  34. CAJ2014

    CAJ2014

    44
    0
    Oct 28, 2016
    Week 7 Post
    Education: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/o...B3D930CA47377CAB821&gwt=pay&assetType=opinion
    MI: Bloomberg pushes top colleges to pick more students from lower/middle class = increase diversity

    Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/o...lick&contentCollection=Opinion&pgtype=article
    MI: Best part of U.S. was its rejection of sphere’s of influence (Russia + China); AU = should maintain

    Psychology:https://aeon.co/essays/hunger-is-psychological-and-dieting-only-makes-it-worse
    MI: Controlling how much to eat is psych not bio = wired to rely on hunger mood

    Ethics:https://aeon.co/essays/how-being-not-doing-makes-space-for-spirituality-in-dying
    MI: Hospice care should have spirituality = problem with defining it

    Health: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/h...latest&contentPlacement=4&pgtype=sectionfront
    MI: Rural areas more moms take opioids = increase in babies drug dependent
     
  35. Izzynn

    Izzynn 2+ Year Member

    25
    0
    Dec 22, 2014
    Week 3 Post 2-
    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
     
  36. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

    606
    413
    Oct 29, 2016
    Week 7 Post 2

    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
     
  37. chumchum98

    chumchum98 2+ Year Member

    11
    0
    Jun 1, 2015
    Week 3

    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
     
  38. ucevla

    ucevla

    6
    0
    Aug 30, 2016
    1) Philosophy: http://www.dwillard.org/articles/artview.asp?artID=168
    MIP: Teaching Wisdom = Hard
    2) Sociology:
    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640264/In-search-of-a-renaissance-of-marriage.html
    MIP: Lasting Marriage = conservative values + good economy
    3) Philosophy: http://www.dwillard.org/articles/artview.asp?artID=20
    MIP: Consciousness involves cognitive appraisal
    4) Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/05/o...mtrref=www.nytimes.com&assetType=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Close Guantonmo b/c high cost + terror recruitment.
    5) History: http://www.history.com/news/the-final-confederate-surrender-150-years-ago
    MIP: Ship unaware lost war
     
  39. pch

    pch 7+ Year Member

    246
    5
    Mar 4, 2010
    Week 7 post 3

    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...ail&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
     
  40. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

    606
    413
    Oct 29, 2016
    Week 7 Post 3

    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/h...ndence-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.
     
  41. keets28

    keets28

    99
    1
    May 12, 2016
    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.
     
  42. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

    128
    0
    Apr 2, 2009
    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/o...-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/o...s-and-fight-like-republicans.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Democrats should still fight for this country
    5. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/o...nees-are-in-for-a-rough-ride.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Nominees and president elect must have no conflicts of interest = leave their jobs + transparency
     
  43. chumchum98

    chumchum98 2+ Year Member

    11
    0
    Jun 1, 2015
    Week 3:

    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.
     
  44. SoA'17

    SoA'17

    47
    5
    Nov 16, 2016
    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/w...he-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/foo...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...eep-wake-back-time-stanford-researchers-find/
    MIP: Brain decreases energy when awake.
    Tone: Neutral
     
  45. CAJ2014

    CAJ2014

    44
    0
    Oct 28, 2016
    Week 7 Post
    Dance: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/05/16/ban-dancing
    MI: AU = hates dancing + does anything to avoid b/c can’t dance himself

    Politics: https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...07f4f671da4_story.html?utm_term=.553e124a45bd
    MI: Putin + Kremlin win for now but Trump presidency = unforeseeable future

    Health: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/health/abortion-mental-health.html?rref=collection/sectioncollection/health&action=click&contentCollection=health&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront
    MI: New study = abortion doesn't affect women’s mental health; discredit opponents

    Music: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/04/science/earworms-lady-gaga-bad-romance.html
    MI: Ear worm songs: similarities between them + psych effects

    Science: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/s...lick&contentCollection=Science&pgtype=article
    MI: Sudden increase in sardine bait balls in Philippines
     
  46. dim17

    dim17

    104
    0
    Sep 29, 2016
    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/comment...ng-passengers-travel-united-charge-head-space
    MIP: air travel= going to get worse
     

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