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    In Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks’ video “Science versus Religion,” Rabbi Sacks talks to three different atheist scientists who are working on the frontline of scientific breakthrough. He talks to them to see if science and religion can agree on certain topics or if they will forever be in conflict. (add more) Neuroscientist, Baroness Susan Greenfield was the first person Rabbi Sacks conversed with. She is a professor at Oxford, currently researching the human conscience and (attempting) to understand how the human conciseness is generated from brain cells. This is a major unanswered question in the field of neuroscience. Scientists, however, are unable to explain the phenomenon of human conciseness because they do not know what they are looking for and are therefore incapable of determining how the human conscience is generated. Religion, on the other…

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    Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks claims that the commandment to not oppress a stranger “[leaps] off the page by [its] sheer moral power.” He grounds this commandment in its theological-historical context, quoting Baba Metsia 59B from the Bavli, which reminds us that the Torah “warns against the wronging of a ger in thirty-six places; other say, in forty-six places.” He also quotes Ramban, who situates the commandment to love the stranger in Jews’ former status as strangers in the land of Egypt. As…

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    Jonathan Sacks states that a market economy is very good at wealth creation but not perfect at all about wealth distribution. Dictionary.com carries on explaining that a free market system is an economic system in which prices and wages are determined by unrestricted competition between businesses, without the regulation of government. In a free market economy system businesses can use any techniques they want to try and expand and make profit as quickly as possible. In the cartoon illustration…

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    In Oliver Sacks’ work, An Anthropologist on Mars, Sacks delves into the increasingly difficult task of defining creativity, ultimately illustrating that successful adaptation of the brain toward creativity depends on not only physical brain plasticity, but also the internal and external motivations of the victim, asserting that a creative mind holds the key for successful processing and acceptance of loss. Brain plasticity, as defined by the Society of Neuroscience, “refers to the extraordinary…

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    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales is a book describing the case histories of some patients of the author, Dr. Oliver Sacks. The book was first published by Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd in 1985. The electronic edition was published in 2010 by Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan. The author, Dr. Oliver Sacks, is a British-American physician and a professor of neurology and psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and a visiting professor at the University of Warwick.…

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    A Leg to Stand On, by Oliver Sacks, is a written narrative about Oliver Sacks and his personal struggles. Sacks depicts the story of his self-induced disability, the mental/physical barriers he faced within recovery, and acceptance. Sacks broke down this process into seven steps: the mountain, becoming a patient, limbo, quickening, Solvitur Ambulando, convalescence, and understanding. Along with the physical and mental barriers he faces within this journey, he encounters differing macro/micro…

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    Identified Literary Techniques in Dr. Sacks’ Work In order to be an effective science writer, one must clarify their writing and ideas and captivate and convince his or her readers in their articles. Dr. Oliver Sacks’ article “The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat” successfully clarifies, captivates and convinces readers using various literary techniques that are common to both Science writers and English literary writers. Throughout the passage Sacks utilizes simile as a way to clarify his…

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    is different for each individual but, that perceptual world contributes to the experience of the individual regardless of its constituents. In a few case studies of paradoxical neurological disorders Oliver Sacks illustrates the perceptual words of those who differ from the norm. Oliver Sacks was a British born neurologist that spent the majority of his professional life in the United States. In addition to being a well-known physician, Sacks was also a naturalist and author who wrote many…

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    bring a powerful influence to people’s lives. For this thing, people have different attitudes and define the new trends in different terms of words. Some people think that new trends can give people more beneficial than they did before, and others think that these new trends are harmful. Ultimately, these changes are inevitable and people need to acknowledge these new trends. “Stay At Home Dads” is written by Glenn Sacks, and this essay describes that sacks as a man does not go outside to…

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    Over the years, the term “creativity” has been given numerous varying definitions. It appears as if each individual— a few of whom include Oliver Sacks, Sigmund Freud, and Jean Piaget— has his/her own unique understanding of the seemingly simple term. In analyzing Oliver Sacks’s An Anthropologist on Mars, the definition of creativity is a crucial factor in the clarification and appreciation of individuals with a variety of neurological disabilities. Without a universally accepted definition,…

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