Born to Believe: God, Science and the Origin of Ordinary and Extraordinary Beliefs
(Previously titled Why We Believe What We Believe)
by Andrew Newberg & Mark Robert Waldman
While reading this text, identify questions and ideas that you believe are releva
Island by Aldous Huxley
1. How did Will Farnaby get to Pala?
Apparently, sailing or some sort of shipwreck.
2. What is his profession?
3. What single word do the mynah birds repeat? (In chapter 5 you
will learn what
Multiple Choice Questions
The Moral Animal
1. Social Darwinism: Competition between individuals for limited resources,
popularly but inaccurately described by the phrase survival of the fittest
2. Intelligent Design: The proposition that c
Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
Please note: while I have provided the page numbers for some of the study questions, you will be
greatly challenged to discuss Postmans ideas if you only read those pages.
Technopoly: the Surrender of Culture to Technology is a book written by Neil Postman in 1992 that
describes the development and characteristics of a "technopoly". He defines a technopoly as a society in
which technology is deified, meaning the culture see
Modern Science, Technology and Human Values
The Moral Animal: Why We Are The Way We Are; The New Science of Evolutionary
Basic Concepts and Issues
Part One: Sex, Romance, and Love
1. The knobs of human nature : Genetics play a role, but