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· Techno-Pessimism vs Techno-Optimism and EnhancementChoose and respond to one of the following questions:Question AContrast Joy and Kurzweils techno-pessimism and techno-optimism. How would Kurzweil respond to the Kaczynski dilemma (this will require you to articulate and evaluate the dilemma)?Question BConcerning enhancement, is there a value to natural human engagement with the world? Why or why not? If you answer in the affirmative, is that position compatible with the views of the society and technology articulated in earlier readings? If you answer in the negative, how would articulate the problem with things like steroid use, which are widely regarded as wrong? Why the Future Doesn’t Need UsTo complete your fifth essay, please write a three- to five-page (600-900 word) response to the following question:
In “Final Jeopardy” (pp. 234-242), Stephen Baker expresses an interesting look at the way technology, especially in terms of machines, could dramatically change the relationship between mankind and technologynot just helping us to locate information, but also to show us how to think about it. What are Bakers concerns about this evolution in technology, and what are his reasons (stated or implied) for optimism? As you consider the relative strengths and weaknesses of those reasons, explain whether and why you find yourself more pessimistic or more optimistic about our changing technologies as presented by Baker.
Please ensure that your essay addresses each component of the question assigned question and that your answer is well- organized, uses excellent, college-level prose, and makes judicious use of textual evidence.Next assignment· Preventing a Brave New WorldTo complete your sixth essay, please write a three- to five-page (900-1,500 word) response to the following question:
In “Preventing a Brave New World” (pp. 331-343), Leon Kass concludes that reproductive and therapeutic cloning of human embryos is unethical. What are the exact steps in Kass’s argument for this conclusion? What is your assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of this argument?
Please ensure that your essay addresses each component of the question assigned question and that your answer is well- organized, uses excellent, college-level prose, and makes judicious use of textual evidence.
As defined in your text, hunger is “a chronic shortage of necessary nutrients” (Robertson, p. 256) and malnutrition is a condition in which there is a shortage of macronutrients, micronutrients, or both. Review pages 256258 in your text and summarize the main dangers that hunger and malnutrition pose to a child’s development. Identify three reasons, as given in the text, why children may suffer from malnutrition or hunger.
The article “SKIPing Toward an Active Start: Promoting Physical Activity in Preschoolers” describes a number of strategies for encouraging physical activity in young children. Select either toddlers or preschoolers and describe at least three developmentally appropriate strategies that could help this particular age group become more physically active and fit. Propose ways that adults who work with young children can help them maintain good fitness habits.
Of all the allergies from which children suffer, peanut allergies are among the most serious, causing 80% of deaths due to food hypersensitivity (Robertson, p. 276). Peanut allergies are also one of the most common allergies, affecting approximately 5% of children 03 years old. Review “Reality Check: Peanut Allergy” (pp. 357358) in your text and summarize what adults working in early childhood settings need to know about this health threat. In what ways does a child with this allergy impact everyone in the same environment? Propose one way you might turn this situation into a positive learning opportunity for all children.
Topic:describ it using at least three of the philosophers we have discussed in weeks one and two.
Describe three insights with regard to working with culturally and linguistically diverse families of children with special needs that you have become aware of through your readings this week. Explain what early childhood professionals can do to respond sensitively to the needs and challenges of specific families and their children with special needs.
Annotated Bibliography on Frankenstein and Feminism
Poster for 1950 film The Glass Menagerie.
“Discipline at Home”