Erin Lowe- also author of many "outstanding" American History essays.... of which two are published somewhere here..... one about Peter Noyes, and another about Mercantilism..... "Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education." The only way that the ideas of this world that are deemed bad are going to go away is if we are allowed to see them and change them. If we are not allowed to see what is "bad" then our society will never grow to become a better place. What censorship does is keep us protected; leaving us living sheltered lives. If we never see a racist comment how are we to know that racism is bad? At the same time Censorship can be a good thing because it keeps children from seeing pornography, and terrible acts of violence. However censorship should not keep anyone from seeing literature, even if it is considered slightly explicit in a sexual, racial, or violent manner. Censorship should leave the ideas of people alone and leave them with their first amendment rights. Amendment one of the United States Bill of Rights reads "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise there of; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble ". What this means is that we, in America have the right to be any religion, and to not have that religion forced upon us. We have the right to say what we want and to publish our ideas if we so wish, and to read the ideas that others have published. We can also peaceably assemble, or gather in protest without violence what we think is wrong. The biggest right that we have is that of free speech and press. We can say what we want! As American sometimes we take this for granted. However even though we have the right to free speech we have to draw the line somewhere, but where? "We so often condemn books that were written to fight the very things that we claim to be fighting." This quote illustrates one of the things that are so wrong with censorship. We seem to ban or censor books, like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, that are actually against racism or whatever the objection to the book is. When a book is taken the wrong way it is simply the fault of the reader, and not the book. The book therefore cannot be censored in this case. To override the right of free speech on the grounds that the speech in question is likely to harm or offend others is to commit an act of censorship. Not all censorship of this manner is unjustified however, for some speech causes significant and direct harm to others, such as maliciously defaming speech, and speech which opens national secrets to "enemies". There should be however a presumption that all speech is protected from censorship in that the censor always has to prove and to persuade the people that the speech is bad. In this way it is using new and better ideas to eliminate the bad ideas. The speaker should not have to prove every time that an individual challenges his/her speech that it really is good. The proof has to be that whatever harm or offense the speech has caused is significant, and direct. Free speech is a valuable thing, and should not be restricted by its remote or superficially adverse affect on others. "Without free speech no search for truth is possible no discovery of truth is useful Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech that denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life f the people, and entombs the hope of the race" This quote had an excellent point in the case against censorship. To discover new ideas and the truth of life we need to be exposed to new thoughts, and different thoughts. If we always saw the same thoughts over and over we could never...
...Welcome to the MonkeyHouse
The character that experiences a radical change in her perception of the world from the beginning to the end of the story is Nancy. Nancy begins the story as a Hostess, a beautiful, intelligent lady who, in order to reduce the population of Earth, which has reached 17 billion people runs an Ethical Suicide Parlor, a place were people can come to die painlessly, by their own choice. She is the definition of the government- by aiding in the killing the population; she represents a government official in this story. She believes her job to be moral, ethical, right, and necessary. By the end of the story, when Nancy has become a nothinghead, which she views as the ultimate betrayal to her country, she has a different perspective on sex. Having been deflowered, she still views sex as a bad thing, but realizes that eventually she will accept sex.
A major symbol in this short story is the Ethical Birth Control Pills. These pills remove feeling from the waist down, and turn ones urine blue. They do not eliminate the ability to reproduce, because this would be unethical, but any pleasure, which could be derived from sex, is eliminated. These pills represent the government’s control over the people. They represent the government’s inability to let the human race reproduce, and the need to control this action.
The theme of this short story is the relationship between the human populations and the sexual...
...ADE ALFATH AZMI (0910731002)
Mr. Ghindo Rizano M.hum
8th July, 2011
The Irony of the Kurt Vonnegut’s Works that Can be Seen in the Welcome in the MonkeyHouse and Who I am this Time.
Kurt Vonnegut is one the best writers in the world. He is one of the post modernism’s writers. He is best known as the author of Slaughter-Five. Kurt Vonnegut wrote of satirical novels whose central theme is life’s cosmic joke on humanity. Vonnegut also a science fiction author and he is known as a dystopian writer’s. Some of his famous works is the collection of ‘Welcome to the MonkeyHouse’ and ‘Who am I this Time’. Both of the stories tell about life’s cosmic joke on humanity. Now, I will describe about the irony of the Kurt Vonnegut’s works that can be seen in the Welcome in the MonkeyHouse and Who I am this Time.
Welcome to the monkeyhouse is the collection of the short works by Kurt Vonnegut. And Who am I this Time is one of the collections among the short story in the welcome of the monkeyhouse. Who am I this time is told about some one who can play many characters in the drama. The narrator is good actor; and he is a director too he can play many characters that expected to him and he is a director too, and Harry Nash is the biggest actor that the club has....
...Monkey sometimes confuses Western readers because it's so different in form and substance from the major western epics or mythical and religious stories, such as those of the Homeric poems or the Bible. They're tragic. Monkey, by contrast, is comic. Western tales have mostly noble human characters, usually princes. By contrast, Monkey has few human characters. Moreover the main human character, the monk Hsuan Tsang (also called Tripitika), is the very opposite of a prince. He’s a saint who has taken a vow renouncing both riches and power. Moreover, to be frank, he’s a fool. Western stories that feature evil monsters take these monsters seriously, even when (as is the case in the Odyssey, medieval tales of dragons, or modern myths like the Lord of the Rings cycle) there’s some doubt that they’re real. But the "scary" monsters in Monkey are clearly meant to be laughed at, even when they brag about having eaten large numbers of human beings.
To make it more approachable for the Western reader, the text of Monkey can be understood as an eastern equivalent of either (a) a European fairytale or (b) a modern animal cartoon from, say, Looney Tunes. (I happen to think Bugs Bunny is quite reminiscent of the title character of Monkey, and Pigsy has more than a little in common with Porky Pig too.)
It may seem strange to think of Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig as the heroes of a classical epic....
...EFFECT OF TURMERIC PASTE, LACTOSE AND NEEM PASTE IN THE CANCEROUS CELL IN MOUSE(STARTED 11/11/2011)
(By DAY group—DEEPESH,Anup and Yogesh
* Turmeric paste
* Lactose of milk
* Neem paste
* Three rats two cancerous one normal
* ONIONS WERE KEPT IN WATER IN COUPLING JAR TO SEE IF OUR CHEMICALS AFFECTS THE CELL DIVISION OR NOT…….
* ….E.coli was also inoculated but not used later
* Neem leaf paste was prepaed in the mixture and kept on fridge
* Turmeric paste was prepared
* Was getting problem to get lactose
* Onion root tip was measured and name was given to it
* A-10cm….2.5ml milk+1 spatula neem paste +1 spatula of turmeric paste added
* B-7.6cm 2.5ml milk+1.5 spatula neem paste +1.5 spatula of turmeric paste added
* C-7.8cm……… 2.5ml milk+2 spatula neem paste +2 spatula of turmeric paste added
* D-7.9cm……..2.5ml milk+0.5 spatula neem paste +0.5 spatula of turmeric paste added
* Pure Lactose was bought later
* Length of onion was same
* Separate coupling jar with 2.5 ml of milk+ 1 spatula of neem paste+1 spatula of turmeric paste was added on onion root tip
* Result was seen that there was no mitotic cell division
Preparation of chemicals
* Three chemicals were prepared
* 1st test tube—3 spatula of lactose+3 spatula of turmeric paste +3 spatula of neem paste +E. coli culture present
* 2nd test...
Imagine writing about a book about your own world, and you are the leader. That is exactly what the novel Monkey written by Wu Cheng’en is about. Wu Cheng’en was born in 1504 in Lianshiu, Jiangsu during the Ming Dynasty. The Ming Dynasty lasted from 1368 to 1644, and it was the growth of “common” literature. Wu Cheng’en was born into a poor family, so he grew up poor. Wu failed the government exam twice, and it was a huge disgrace to his family. Wu retired as a hermit, because he believed humans were too corrupt. He was very gifted at writing poetry and literature, he was known as one of the greatest authors in Chinese literature. His two main characteristics of his writings were fantasy and critique of contemporary society, human corruption. One of his most popular novels, Journey of the West, has four different parts to it. Monkey is one part of his novel Journey to the West. Through out his popular novel, Monkey, the main character Stone Monkey become powerful, gets into trouble, and has to reach Enlightenment in order to save himself.
Wu Cheng’en wrote about his own fantasy world about monkeys. All of these monkeys lived in a society together, and all followed each other. The Stone Monkey ventures up a stream in order to find a particular waterfall. The Stone Monkey gained enough courage to discover the other side of the waterfall....
...Welcome Speech bv Prof. T.G. Sitharam, professor, Department of Civil Engg, IISc
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Karnataka. We also have on the dias Prof. Dr. Otthein Herzog, Executive Board member,
National Academy of Science and Engineering, Germany who is the main brain behind this
event. We also have Prof. B.N. Raghunandan, Divisional Chair, Earth and Environmental
Sciences, IISc who will preside over the function. Warm welcome to other dignitaries off-the
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have started a masters programme in transportation and infrastructure engineering, carried out
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