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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. Rosephine

    Rosephine

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    Week 3 post 1

    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
     
  2. Izzynn

    Izzynn 2+ Year Member

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    Week 3 Post 3-
    11. Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/does-knowledge-of-the-past-and-present-determine-the-future
    MIP: Future is uncertain.

    12. Business: http://www.economist.com/news/busin...hurch-needs-be-done-business-gurus-management
    MIP: Business management theory = outdated.

    13. Culture: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/12/no-doctor-should-work-30-straight-hours/510395/
    MIP: Sleep deprivation does more harm than good for residents.

    14. Art: http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/12/15/one-devil-too-many/
    MIP: Faustus = modern morality.

    15. History: http://bostonreview.net/race/walter-johnson-slavery-human-rights-racial-capitalism
    MIP: Slavery is not dehumanizing.
     
  3. CAJ2014

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    Week 7 Post
    Health: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/b...lights&contentPlacement=5&pgtype=sectionfront
    MI: New study: certain hospitals increase mortality; people need info about hospitals

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/if-babies-were-randomly-allocated-to-families-would-racism-end
    MI: Considering effects of randomly switching babies to eliminate racism

    Economics: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...g-used-for-corruption/?utm_term=.af5b06248836
    MI: India’s demonetization strategy = failed to destroy corruption

    Technology: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...n-a-story-may-be-fake/?utm_term=.d5980a861d07
    MI: Rise in fake news affected election = FB takes action to eliminate

    Politics: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...-youve-heard-this-one/?utm_term=.574c24228b39
    MI: Political comedy affects young voters = encourage polit engagement
     
  4. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

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    Week 7 Post 4

    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
     
  5. ucevla

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    Dance: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/16/a...ty.html?ref=dance&mtrref=www.nytimes.com&_r=0



    MIP: Play = interesting + influenced by god + complex



    Education: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/10/u...f-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
     
  6. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

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    Week 11 Post 4:
    1. Religion: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/religious-need/
    MIP: Dysfunctional Society = Belief in religion vs. Evol theory
    2. Environment: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/o...climate-change-costs-us.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Government should know the social cost of Carbon
    3. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/opinion/to-understand-trump-learn-russian.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: The truth and the real truth about Trump
    4. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/o...mbers-can-vote-against-trump.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Voting against trump = faithless voters
    5. Religion: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/o...cond-class-status-in-germany.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Germany = Christian > Islam and Judaism
     
  7. pch

    pch 5+ Year Member

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    Week 7 post 4
    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...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-b0dd7d112e-69400049
    MIP: Empathy= not the most important between physician and patient

    Evolution : https://aeon.co/essays/how-palaeont...ail&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-enteri...ail&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
     
  8. Aboody Toty Fruity

    Aboody Toty Fruity

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    https://aeon.co/ideas/empathy-is-an...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-b0dd7d112e-69400049
    Empathy is important but compassion is better for health care providers

    https://aeon.co/essays/how-palaeont...ail&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/o...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.
     
  9. rbharucha

    rbharucha 5+ Year Member

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    Week 3, Post 3

    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
     
  10. keets28

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  11. dim17

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    12.1

    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
     
  12. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

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    Week 7 Post 5

    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
     
  13. chumchum98

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    Week 3

    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
     
  14. chumchum98

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    Week 3

    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
     
  15. Izzynn

    Izzynn 2+ Year Member

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    Week 3 Post 4-
    16. Sociology: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/16/o...cans-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/comment...-the-election-outcome-thats-counterproductive
    MIP: Media partially at fault + focus on factual news
     
  16. pch

    pch 5+ Year Member

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    Week 7 post 5
    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-case...ail&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
     
  17. CAJ2014

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    Week 7 Post

    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/worl...49c5893595e_story.html?utm_term=.9bccfb361e6d
    MI: India moves toward cashless economy = counter black money + track transactions easily
     
  18. keets28

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    Culture: http://www.economist.com/news/books...g-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.
     
  19. IWillMakeIt1

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    Week 7 Post 6

    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)
     
  20. springstudyer2016

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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
     
  21. Izzynn

    Izzynn 2+ Year Member

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  22. SoA'17

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    1.Technology: http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/12/the-magic-of-polaroid-and-how-i-rescued-it-from-oblivion/
    MIP: Polaroid was a revolutionary invention, had many different applications in a vareity fields, but has since declined in popularity.
    Tone: Pro-Polaroid

    2. Health: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...c09914-adac-11e6-a31b-4b6397e625d0_story.html
    MIP: Urine is a helpful and diagnostic tool in determine status of health.
    Tone: Positive

    3. Literature: http://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/good-sex-fiction/
    MIP: There are both good and bad sex writers
    Tone: Negative

    4.Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/giant-pandas-carnivores-bamboo-eaters-and-things-in-between/
    MIP: The Giant Panda has a carnivores gut
    Tone: Neutral

    5.Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/a-diet-that-mimics-fasting-promotes-health-and-extends-longevity/
    MIP: A diet that decreases caloric intake leads to a healthier life
    Tone: Positive
     
  23. SoA'17

    SoA'17

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    1.Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/fructose-versus-glucose-which-one-leads-to-overeating/
    MIP: Fructose increases hunger and causes additional health issues including diabetes and cardiovascular compilations.
    Tone: Neutral

    2. Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/parasitic-worms-and-female-fertility/
    MIP: Worms can both increase and decrease fertility.
    Tone: Neutral

    3. Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/measles-immune-amnesia-and-susceptibility-to-infectious-diseases/
    MIP: Measles kill memory Lymphocytes and causes immune amnesia, and cane cause secondary deaths.
    Tone: Neutral

    4. Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/int...rough-in-the-treatment-of-alzheimers-disease/
    MIP: Alzheimer’s decreases brain function, causes amyloid plaques, and I-33 can decrease Alzheimer’s, but mutations can cause Alzheimer’s.
    Tone: Neutral

    5. Health: http://sciencehealthandmore.com/preterm-birth-group-b-streptococcus-and-a-lipid-toxin/
    MIP: GSB kill neutrophil via pigment toxin which can lead to infant deaths.
    Tone: Neutrophil
     
  24. SoA'17

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    1. Music: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/12/the-best-music-for-productivity-silence/509948/
    MIP: While Music can help those with ADHD, music is not conducive to productivity and the elderly fair worse in this trend.
    Tone: Negative

    2. Literature: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/06/travel/travel-books-bookstores.html?_r=0
    MIP: The author likes to visit different bookstores, and sees them as a form of exploration.
    Tone: Positive

    3. Literature: https://theawl.com/how-to-read-a-book-and-walk-at-the-same-time-a9c9bee3b513#.p7esuj644
    MIP: Whole reading and walking is an option, however certain measure should be take to prevent injuries and accidents.
    Tone: Positive

    4. Literature: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/authors/journalist-aa-gill-has-died-aged-62/
    MIP: AA Gill passed away after a career as a respected writer and food critic.
    Tone: Positive: Pro-AA Gil

    5.Art: http://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/never-mind-typography/
    MIP: Political Typography can lead to a form of protest
    Tone: Pro Typography
     
  25. dim17

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    12.2

    Ethics
    https://aeon.co/ideas/why-rape-cases-should-not-be-subject-to-reasonable-doubt
    MIP: conviction of rape low= RDS; RDS justification= free guilty> convict innocent

    Culture
    https://aeon.co/essays/how-blockchain-will-revolutionise-far-more-than-money
    MIP: digital record (blockchain)=not vulnerable

    Population Health
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/london-poverty/
    MIP: CB cemetery= tomb of poor/outcasts

    Culture
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/14/life-expectancy-depends-on-zip-code-inequality
    MIP: where you live= tells how long live/how die (ex: US study)

    Ethics
    https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/opinion/op-ed-wool-can-be-just-as-cruel-as-fur
    MIP: Peta= exposed WI cruelty
     
  26. pch

    pch 5+ Year Member

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    Week 8 post 1
    Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/keeping-eye-open/
    MIP: Artwork= narrative + should think about the artist (Barnes RTA “Keeping” ex)

    Society: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/london-poverty/
    MIP: Cross Bones site= poverty + disease + preserved for reflection/memory

    Literature: https://philosophynow.org/issues/32/The_Forgotten_Existentialist
    MIP: Wilson= distinctive ideas + existentialism + human potential

    History: https://aeon.co/ideas/charisma-is-a...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-2f8067613c-69400049
    MIP: Charisma= difficult to define. Modern charisma vs old charisma?

    Literature : http://www.themillions.com/2016/07/burn-after-reading.html
    MIP: Burning work= rebirth + disappearance of emotions. Author’s tone= positive about burning
     
  27. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

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    Week 8 Post 1

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/are-scientific-theories-really-better-when-they-are-simpler
    MIP: Scientific theory=simplicity=Ockham razor

    Music: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/12/the-best-music-for-productivity-silence/509948/
    MIP: Productivity=quiet > anything (music,...)

    Religion: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/opinion/sunday/what-religion-would-jesus-belong-to.html?_r=1
    MIP: religion=/= resemble founders (McLaren)

    Education: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/17/o...-i-could-cut-out-your-tongue.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: School buses=place of bullying.

    Political Science: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/sovereignty/
    MIP: Native american land=no sovereignty (Ex: Dollas vs. Choctaw)
     
  28. keets28

    keets28

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    Health:https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/london-poverty/
    the poor and outcasts are buried in central london

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/novel-conformity/
    New writers take less risks writing / conform to known books. Famous authors can take risks without losing support.

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2016/12/page-screen-stage
    A story that became a film is made into a play.

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/not-all-things-wise-and-good-are-philosophy
    Philosophy should not be mixed up with theology or politics / be part of curriculum in certain countries.

    Philosophy:https://aeon.co/ideas/what-would-a-rational-criminal-justice-system-look-like
    punishment does not deter people from committing crimes.
     
  29. pch

    pch 5+ Year Member

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    Week 8 post 2

    Literature : https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/novel-conformity/
    MIP: High sales in novel writing = high achievement. Conforming in novel writing= bad

    Food: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-we-evolve...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-66e3a5e289-69400049
    MIP: Drinking alcohol is universal to humans and animals.

    Medicine: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/b...s&contentPlacement=5&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0
    MIP: Hospitals are not all equivalent. Patients have little knowledge of this information but should be available

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/if-babies-were-randomly-allocated-to-families-would-racism-end
    MIP: Social mixing= no bad + many positive advantages

    Economy: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...g-used-for-corruption/?utm_term=.e3b31c579366
    MIP: India’s demonetization =frustration + remains corrupt
     
  30. keets28

    keets28

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    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/how-ai-is-revolutionising-the-role-of-the-literary-critic
    AI used to explore literature

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/when-a-friendship-turns-sour-more-than-feelings-get-hurt
    Friendships are not as good as the seem. Reciprocity is not balanced.

    Economics: http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2016/12/overreactions
    More trade w/ China= bad for US, good for China

    Economics: http://www.economist.com/news/finan...ade-war-without-even-trying-early-salvo-trade
    China= mad b/c may not be considered "market economy" by WTO

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/some-people-really-are-wired-better-for-learning-languages
    Language is easier for some to learn b/c of different brain connectivity.
     
  31. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

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    Week 12 post 1:
    1. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/novel-conformity/
    MIP: High sales = Success + Reviews = success
    2. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/keeping-eye-open/
    MIP: Keeping an Eye Open = Narrative of a painter + characteristics
    3. Population Health: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/london-poverty/
    MIP: London Poverty = increased death of unknown poor people.
    4. Politcs: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/sovereignty/
    MIP: Native american sovereignty abused = needs help.
    5. Economy: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/opinion/which-trump-will-the-world-see.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: New Budget policy = deepen deficit + ruin international trades

    Edit: added 5th article
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2016
  32. dim17

    dim17

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    12.3

    Education
    http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Liberal-Academics-Don-t/238428?cid=wcontentgrid_41_10
    MIP: Division =less educated vs more educated; DT voters au knows= not racist + DT voters= felt cheated

    Psychology
    https://aeon.co/essays/how-do-soldiers-live-with-their-feelings-of-guilt
    MIP: Au interviewed Marine Wold

    Education
    https://spectator.org/the-diversity-fraud/
    MIP: diversity= old history + ex: geo diversity= hide bias vs Jews; Au: 1st encountered geo div =photo job

    Literature
    https://aeon.co/ideas/why-kids-can-learn-more-from-tales-of-fantasy-than-realism
    MIP: fantasy=help kids learn (ex:study)

    Politics
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/20/american-democracy-derailed-donald-trump
    MIP: EC= failed responsibility to elect fit president
     
  33. raadh

    raadh

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  34. Izzynn

    Izzynn 2+ Year Member

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    Week 4 Post 1-
    1. Literature: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/02/julian-barnes-i-was-wrong-about-em-forster
    MIP: Author appreciates Forster as he gets older.

    2. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/o...-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region&_r=0
    MIP: Muslim surveillance policy doesn't work + isolates Muslims from community.

    3. Neuroscience/psychology: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/19/h...-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well
    MIP: Loss of gray matter in pregnant mothers not bad + helps with learning.

    4. Government/economy: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/opinion/venezuelas-currency-madness.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Venezuela government at fault for bad economy.

    5. Culture: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/19/opinion/google-wants-driverless-cars-but-do-we.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: No urgent need for driverless cars at this time.
     
  35. chumchum98

    chumchum98

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    Week 4

    1. Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/empathy-is-an-overrated-skill-when-dispensing-medical-care
    MIP: Physicians need more empathy; helps them take action

    2. Architecture: https://aeon.co/essays/why-theres-no-place-like-home-for-anyone-any-more
    MIP: Tiny homes have many advantages; housing industry will change in future to accommodate more people

    3. Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/enter-the-sapiezoic-a-new-aeon-of-self-aware-global-change
    MIP: Humans can be more humanistic; needed to preserve nature

    4. Population health: https://aeon.co/ideas/return-of-the-white-death-the-threat-of-new-strains-of-tb
    MIP: TB is still a threat; new strains = new treatments/innovation needed

    5. Education: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/12/the-fury-of-flurries/510986/
    MIP: Bad weather --> school districts may close; northern states did not have more closed days of school; districts that closed a lot need to plan better
     
  36. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

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    Week 8 Post 2

    Society: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-we-evolved-from-drunken-monkeys-to-boozy-humans
    MIP: Drinking=evolutionary; Alcohol addiction=Only human+ conflict relationship+ dangerous.

    Economics: https://aeon.co/essays/how-ant-societies-point-to-radical-possibilities-for-humans
    MIP: Ants=metaphor human order; Ants=/= division of labor+specialized jobs.

    Geology: https://aeon.co/essays/enter-the-sapiezoic-a-new-aeon-of-self-aware-global-change
    MIP: mature anthropocene=not new+caused by self-awareness=human effect on earth

    Population Health: https://aeon.co/essays/enter-the-sapiezoic-a-new-aeon-of-self-aware-global-change
    MIP: Pauper's funeral=increasing in London

    Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/keeping-eye-open/
    MIP: Barnes=narrative of painting= Artist character (Vuillard)
     
  37. CAJ2014

    CAJ2014

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    Week 8 Post
    Economy: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/opinion/to-boost-the-economy-help-students-first.html
    MI: Boost economy = alleviate student debt; 2 ways

    Education: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/opinion/the-plague-of-early-decision.html
    MI: AU = early decision not good; unnecessary stress and emphasize prestige

    Sociology: https://aeon.co/ideas/heres-to-the-lost-art-of-lying-down
    MI: Lying down common in past but gone now; lying down might only be for death/old

    Politics: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...ml?tid=pm_opinions_pop&utm_term=.cc73b091f332
    MI: Trump supporters regret not taking Trump’s views seriously, particularly Obamacare repeal

    Science: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...u-want-to-brush-yours/?utm_term=.128b24edf54b
    MI: Plaque on fossil teeth = historical info about diet and hygiene
     
  38. keets28

    keets28

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    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/how-a-change-for-the-worse-makes-for-a-different-person
    How does direction of change affect person? ( deterioration vs improvement)

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/news/books...makes-it-where-and-why-why-humans-love-cheese
    Oxfords cheese book= good for habitual readers +comprehensive + includes background info.

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/news/finan...deterrence-theyre-influenced-schelling-thomas
    Shelling won Nobel prize for work on strategy of bargaining (not using weapons) during conflict b//w countries.

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/news/books...ladies-team-harvard-observatory-looking-stars
    Harvard female astronomy research team= unique + contributed to field.

    Economics: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2016/12/still-richest-man-town
    Capra made a successful classic film from an unsuccessful story.
     
  39. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

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    Week 8 Post 3

    Society&Illness: https://aeon.co/ideas/return-of-the-white-death-the-threat-of-new-strains-of-tb
    MIP: Control disease=higher innovation; TB=worst+return=world destruction

    Literature: https://aeon.co/ideas/heres-to-the-lost-art-of-lying-down
    MIP: Art of lying down=changes meaning=under threat(ex:tech affect sleep)

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/how-a-change-for-the-worse-makes-for-a-different-person
    MIP: personal identity= depends on direction of change(Ex: Gage 2 diff scenario)

    Economy: http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2016/12/overreactions
    MIP: Economist+politician=WRONG; deindustrialization=NOT china's fault=US companies moving out.

    Culture: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/opinion/peter-kings-really-bad-idea.html
    MIP: Muslim surveillance program(King)=BAD
     
  40. chumchum98

    chumchum98

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    Week 4

    6. Education: https://www.theatlantic.com/educati...ethink-the-career-advice-they-deliver/510647/
    MIP: Colleges’ career services = not helpful enough to students, needs improvement

    7. Education: https://www.theatlantic.com/educati...ndset-succeed-in-a-civilian-classroom/510371/
    MIP: Education needs to be progressive and forward thinking

    8. Technology: https://www.theatlantic.com/technol...earch-engines-are-killing-clever-urls/510785/
    MIP: Unique domain website names are not important to companies; everyone googles

    9. Technology: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/12/super-marios-sorrow/511187/
    MIP: Nintendo having hard time in economy; either progress with technology to mobile platform or bust

    10. Population health: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/12/female-doctors-superiority/511034/
    MIP: Female physicians provide better health care to Medicare patients than males
     
  41. rbharucha

    rbharucha 5+ Year Member

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    Week 4, Post 1

    1 Religion: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/religious-need/

    MIP: 1. American disfavor evolution 2. More dysfunction = more religion 3. Fossil record = evolution

    2. Economics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/london-poverty/

    MIP: 1. Graveyard = prostitute + disease 2. Pauper’s funeral cost increasing

    3. Political Science: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/sovereignty/

    MIP: 1. NA sovereignty = difficult (Townsend) 2. DG decision = fair notice

    4. Economics: http://www.economist.com/news/leade...ible-things-can-happen-lessons-aleppos-tragic

    MIP: 1. West = no help 2. Policy w/o strategy = disastrous

    5. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/keeping-eye-open/

    MIP: 1. Barnes = narrative approach
     
  42. ucevla

    ucevla

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    Philosophy: https://philosophynow.org/issues/77/La_Vie_DEnnui
    MIP: Boredom = enjoyable + imaginative + imaginative + lead to creativity

    Philosophy: https://philosophynow.org/issues/117/Nowhere_Men
    MIP: Parts of us exist + we are just our brain

    Art: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/arts/design/the-prada-foundations-new-arts-complex-in-milan.html
    MIP: Private Prada brings contemporary + old art to public

    Politics: http://harpers.org/archive/2017/01/mourning-in-america/
    MIP: Donald Trump = unexpected + horrible

    Philosophy: http://www.newstatesman.com/culture...uctant-enjoy-ourselves-even-when-were-allowed
    MIP: pleasure = forbidden
     
  43. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

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    Week 12 post 2:
    1. Environmental Health: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/u...n-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
    MIP: Would Trump undo Obama environmental regulations?
    2. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/tyranny-art-history/
    MIP: Art History = can make a difference, but must be changed.
    3. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/morandi/
    MIP: Art History = Ligth + Morandi's masterpieces
    4. Education: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/o...omy-help-students-first.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: We should shift our gov budget to help the students
    5. Education: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/o...omy-help-students-first.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Early Admissions decisions may not be the way to choose wisely your school
     
  44. pch

    pch 5+ Year Member

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    Week 8 post 3
    Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/tyranny-art-history/
    MIP: Art history= dead. We should open up to this new paradigm

    Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/morandi/
    MIP: Morandi’s art= unique and dignified + truth

    Medicine: https://aeon.co/ideas/return-of-the...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-30a61c537d-69400049
    MIP: TB antibiotic resistance and new strains = threat to society

    Culture: https://aeon.co/ideas/heres-to-the-...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-17c669c05f-69400049
    MIP: Lying down= historical and modern meaning discussed

    Agriculture: https://aeon.co/ideas/the-syrian-se...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-3e220ad43d-69400049
    MIP: Seed bank = not safe during occupation + does not save ecologies during war
     
  45. dim17

    dim17

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    12.4

    Literature
    https://aeon.co/essays/we-ve-forgotten-how-to-give-children-the-space-to-have-secrets
    Kids lit= secretes ; secrets: distinguish in/out > content (bok)

    Ethics
    https://aeon.co/essays/how-a-change-for-the-worse-makes-for-a-different-person
    MIP: Personal ID dependent on direction of change

    Literature
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/novel-conformity/
    MIP: nothing happens when popular author messes up (ex: HM colorless); high sales= success

    Education
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...ac61c0ef74d_story.html?utm_term=.32494069b749
    MIP: SD redraw lines = controversy /important because center= diversity

    Culture
    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/12/19/the-secret-life-of-time
    MIP: au wakes to sound of clock + time=unidirectional; Boring exp. =woke at intervals + relay on in/ex signals (Proust)
     
  46. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

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    Week 12 post 3
    1. Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/rewilding/
    MIP: Rewilding must be ethical as to "treat ethically" humans
    2. Economy: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...c064d32a4bf_story.html?utm_term=.8085e8dc6826
    MIP: Technology = affordable in the long run for peace making & defense
    3. Politics: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...4e800ef2a63_story.html?utm_term=.893d38b72b07
    MIP: Trump wants to reshape the country's policies
    4. Environmental: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/opinion/leaving-the-arctic-alone.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Obama = Protect the Artic from Oil drills
    5. Environmental: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/o...arming-we-need-nuclear-power.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Nuclear Energy = Clean air + tons of energy + make it safe (improve tech)
     
  47. On a Journey

    On a Journey

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    1. Political: http://www.city-journal.org/html/real-war-science-14782.html
    MIP : Libs and conservs = guilty of science influence.

    2. History: http://harpers.org/archive/2016/12/destruction-myth/?single=1
    MIP : Rasputin = legend & influence on monarchy.

    3. Political: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/dec/08/welcome-age-anger-brexit-trump
    MIP : Trump = global upheavel.

    4. Science: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/12/19/the-secret-life-of-time
    MIP : Known time upon awakening.

    5. Art: http://www.the-american-interest.com/2016/12/09/mario-vargas-llosa-and-his-authoritarians/
    MIP : Llosa = previous NPW = fav author Arequipa
     
  48. CAJ2014

    CAJ2014

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    Week 8 Post
    Art: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/well/live/what-doctors-can-learn-from-looking-at-art.html
    MI: Med students use art = better diagnoses, broader context of illness

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/the-nazi-judge-who-sought-justice-in-the-system
    MI: Nazi Judge’s actions against SS = ethical + unethical

    Religion: https://aeon.co/essays/has-fear-of-contagion-made-holy-communion-harder-to-swallow
    MI: AU= dilemma eating communion wafer but eats it; sacred act transcends all

    Science: http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/science-and-its-skeptics
    MI: Science = need ppl patient to discover more truths; question + appreciate it

    Health: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...identify-a-concussion/?utm_term=.ef2ffc075088
    MI: hearing test = possible marker to determine concussion
     
  49. CAJ2014

    CAJ2014

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    Week 8 Post
    Religion: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/opinion/egypts-cruelty-to-christians.html
    MI: Egyptian christians face violence and severe discrimination; gov does nothing

    Ethics: http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily...is-a-crime-against-humanity?intcid=mod-latest
    MI: Syrian war = war crime b/c deprived ppl food, H20 etc...; many blamed for it

    Culture: https://aeon.co/essays/the-line-between-creativity-and-stealing-from-another-culture
    MI: Cultural appropriation = culture less sacred but unavoidable; draw ideas from other cultures

    Psychology: http://nautil.us/issue/37/currents/selfishness-is-learned
    MI: Impulse = cooperate but thinking leads to selfishness; change interactions = change actions

    Sociology: http://nautil.us/issue/31/stress/is-facebook-luring-you-into-being-depressed
    MI: social media = increase depression b/c stress passes to you
     
  50. a_c12345

    a_c12345

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    Week 4 Post 1

    Religion
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/religious-need/
    MIP: Americans favour faith over evolution due to its dysfunctional society.

    Philosophy
    https://aeon.co/ideas/arabic-translators-did-far-more-than-just-preserve-greek-philosophy
    MIP: Translating Greek is difficult. Additional information were added to the pieces.

    History
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/inclusive-history/
    MIP: Preserving and understanding history brings the nation together.

    Psychology
    https://aeon.co/essays/when-a-friendship-turns-sour-more-than-feelings-get-hurt
    MIP: Friendships can be good or bad, but is mostly good.

    Literature
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/novel-conformity/
    MIP: New novels published using the same formula as previous successful novels to retain popularity.
     

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