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List 5 ways that science has improved man's life.
1. Increased control of natural resources.
2. Improved food.
3. Improved clothing.
4. Improved shelter.
5. Increased security.
6. Partial release from the bondage of bare existence.
7. Increased knowledge of biological processes resulting in a longer life span.
8. Promise of improved mental health.
9. Swiftest communication between individuals.
10. Record of ideas.
Who's work on the concept of genetic laws was lost to the world and why?
Mendel's. Because it could not reach those few who could understand of expand on it.
What does a record need to be useful?
-continuously extended
-stored
-consulted
What is the difference between creative thought and repetitive thought?
Creative thought requires original thought while repetitive thought continually performs the same thought action.
What is our problem with mechanization?
The way that we speak and write is not conducive to mechanization.
What is the largest problem with records?
Consulting them.
Our ineptitude to access records in libraries is mainly due to what reason?
The artificiality of systems of indexing. Data placed in storage is arranged either alphabetically or numerically, but is traced down by subclass.
What is one possible alternative to selection by indexing?
Selection by association.
What is associative indexing?
Tying items together by relationships.