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  • The Bokanovsky Process

    In the scientific, mechanized, and controlled world of Aldous Huxley’s novel, Brave New World, genetic engineering and manipulation fulfill the motto of “Community, Identity, Stability.” (1) This society, described in the first chapter of the novel, is very carefully engineered and planned. In this way, a community has been developed to be both stable and promote group identity. The five main castes of people, Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons are delicately socialized to identify…

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  • Happiness In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

    attributes of society when it illustrates how technology and drugs can overpowers the human spirit and emotions. I feel Huxley conveys his predictions of future drug use, sexual promiscuity, and brainwashing by having his characters use the drug “Soma” to go on virtual holidays, experience extreme sexual freedoms at all ages, and accept mandated “Hypnopedia” or sleep teaching for the young. The roots of Huxley’s dystopian society are all about controlling the masses through forcing conformity…

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  • Neuron Research Paper

    The neuron is the basic working unit of the nervous system. It is a specialized cell that is designed to transmit information to other cells across the body. Neurons make up such a large part of the brain, that they are also responsible for learning, reasoning, memory, and perception. The neuron comes from the portion of the body known as the nervous system, which is responsible for the impulses sent throughout the body. The neuron is composed of several parts in its structure and to ensure…

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  • Community, Identity, Stability In Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

    The requirement of social norms, such as infinite consumption of goods, sports, social activities, promiscuity, and soma keep the machinery of society running. The consumption of goods requires the production of goods, which in turn keeps most people busy throughout the day. The remaining distractions are there to keep them from behaving out of line when they’re not…

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  • John Brave New World Analysis

    In the last ten chapters of Aldous Huxley’s novel, Brave New World, the author offers an explanation as to how the dystopian world of the World State and “our Ford” could not only be instituted, but remain all-powerful with nearly no contest. Through the description of John’s experience in the Other Place and his interaction with the Controller Mustapha Mond after being arrested, the author gives his own insight as to why the large majority of citizens prefer to be ruled by the World State. He…

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  • Opioids Research Paper

    neurotransmitters from the presynaptic neuron to the synaptic cleft. There are receptors that are specific for the neurotransmitters on the postsynaptic neuron. The pain receptor is called nociceptor. In the painful event, action potential sent from the soma comes down along the axon to its terminal. Neurotransmitters are released and bind to the nociceptors on the postsynaptic neuron. That neuron is activated and sends pain signals to our brain and spinal…

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  • A Brave New World: Lenina Vs. Bernard

    The upbringings between John, Lenina and Bernard differ because of the many things they were forced to believe and take part in. Lenina was rather the “Normal one” in the new world. Bernard was the “Weird looking one” and John was kind of like Bernard “The different one” “. But sadly the New world turned John crazy. He couldn’t take being their “Little Guinea pig” Anymore. John and Bernard were alike because they both were outsiders in the novel. They both felt like they didn’t belong in a…

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  • Freedom In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

    Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and our domain draw parallels in the subtle methods wielded in the control of citizens, provided that the causes of such similarities are in part of the illusion of freedom and the manipulation of the elements that constitute it, are governed by the hegemony. In J.K. Swindler’s article "Autonomy and accountability,” Swindler examines the idea of proving the autonomy of individuals through comprehending choices, the actions taken from choices, and emotions as…

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  • Sacrifice In Hinduism And Zoroastrianism

    victim.” The hymns of the Rig Veda were seen in use during ritual sacrifices, presenting an undisputed theoretical, ritual, and epistemological significance. The presence of the gods in these hymns are seen through the ritual deities of Agni and Soma, which are conveyed as important in Hindu tradition and central to many Vedic and Brahmanic…

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  • Rate Of Photosynthesis Essay

    ESS Internal Assessment: Lab Report Aim: The aim is to measure the rate of photosynthesis of an aquatic plant (Cabomba species) at different light intensities. Hypothesis: If the distance between the lamp and the plant increases the rate of photosynthesis decreases because the plant requires light for photosynthesis to occur. Variables: Independent: The independent variable for this experiment is light intensity. In each trial the distance between the plant and the lamp will be increased,…

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