Tutor profile: Hailey S.
Por favor describe el libro que está leyendo?
Estoy leyendo un libro se llama " How to make Friends and Influence People" escrito por Dale Carnegie. Eso libro es muy interesante porque lo describe con muchos detalles como puede influir gente y hace más amigos. Es un libro para la gente que quieren a mejorar sus interacciones con otros. Después de eso libro leeré "Leaders eat Last." Me gusta a leer libros para mejorarme.
Please explain the evolutionary arms race.
The evolutionary arms race occurs when two species, genes, or traits attempt to out-compete the other. An excellent example in our everyday life is antibiotics vs. bacteria. When antibiotics were first developed they were very effective at killing bacteria. But due to many different factors the main one being the improper use of antibiotics. Bacteria have become more resistant to antibiotics because the traits of antibiotic resistance have been inadvertently selected for. Bacteria have accumulated different mutations through many exposures to antibiotics that have allowed them to become immune to our best antibiotics. This means that humans have to work harder to kill bacteria. The bacteria are starting to gain the upper hand and now humans must catch up and surpass bacterial antibiotic resistance, or we risk falling back into an age without antibiotics. Thus, the evolutionary arms race continues.
Why is the Hulu original series "A Handmaid's Tale" a commentary on our current political situation in the USA?
"A Handmaid's Tale" is based on the book by Canadian Margaret Atwood and was written in 1985. This slightly sci-fi based novel takes place in the near future. Humans and their humanity are dying out as birth rates plummet to near zero. Over an unknown period of time, as birth rates were diminishing, the USA kept enacting laws that would restrict women's rights. At first, these laws were targeted only at birth control rights. Slowly, the encroachment on women's rights grew until women were prohibited to read, write, or work. In the show and book, the USA had completely reversed and had regressed to a social structure from before the 1900's. As the show unfolds the audience is told and time again that people didn't start responding to the cuts to their human rights until it was too late. It also exposes how certain people in the government (in this show they are Christians zealots) used terrorism and falling birth rates to take total control of the government. All under the unwatchful eye of the people. Margaret's book is very similar to the satire by Jonathon Swift called "A Modest Proposal." Both novels were written to express the ridiculousness of peoples' behaviors. In Jonathon's essay, he suggested that to solve the problem of overpopulation of the poor was to eat the poor children. Whereas, Margaret’s solution was to turn women into breeders for the human race. Clearly, these extreme ideas are designed to spark emotional outrage in the population and spur them to create positive solutions to the current troubles of the times. As Republican's control, the government and we have an insane man as president, Margaret’s message rings loud and clear. Apathy and inaction will lead us to a future that the majority of the population doesn't desire. Extremists often are dismissed and aren't considered a threat. This idea must be discarded. We must treat all ideas of infringement on our human rights as serious potential threats and take action to mitigate these threats.
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