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Tim Matthews February 22, 2007 English 131 Weekly Reflection 3 In my History of Western Science and Technology class we are currently talking about the Era of New Science brought upon by Rene Descartes, Francis Bacon, and Robert Boyle. During the 1600’s these philosophers all shocked the world with their new radical ideas and views on how things work. They explained phenomenon’s with science instead of religion and this upset a lot of people because it went against the natural pecking order that had been so long instilled. In short, they feared change and much like the people of Ilium, who were reluctant to give in to an automated mechanized society. Although they both end up realizing that change isn’t always a bad thing. In the beginning of the story Paul exhibits some nostalgic feelings for the past when he is called to Building 58 to inspect an old machine in the north end of the building. “The north end was the oldest building in the plant, and Paul had saved it- because of its historical interest to visitors” (14). He saved that section of the building
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Cave during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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