Thursday, February 3, 2011

Blog Assignment # 10

Thousands of people actually petitioned the government to build a "Death Star" (yep, that Death Star) in order to "create jobs and stimulate the economy." The amazing thing is that the White House actually responded to the petition. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • Do you think all petitions to the White House should be allowed? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 9

Scientists say that global warming is actually affecting daily life today. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • Do you think global warming is already a factor, or is it years away? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 8

Many music artists of the '80s and '90s are finding great success on the tour circuit. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • Do you think traditional promotion and marketing is necessary for a music artist to be successful today? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 7

Recent studies have put the beneficial properties of multivitamins in doubt. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • Do you think multivitamins are really helpful? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 6

McDonald's mascot Ronald McDonald has quickly become the target of many campaigns against childhood obesity, but some people think parents aren't being responsible enough about their children's eating habits. Read the full article and comment on the question below:

  • Do you think parents are doing enough to keep their children healthy? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 5

Some schools in the U.S. are eliminating technology entirely, opting to promote a "hands-on" environment instead. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • Do you think it's right to eliminate technology entirely from education? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 4

The number of children being homeschooled has grown across the U.S. as parents becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the public education system. Read the full article and comment on the question below:

  • Do you think homeschooling can be as effective as formal education? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 3

Many of today's most common gadgets began as scientific wonders as fairs and shows, including electricity! Read the full article and comment on the question below:

  • Which new technology would you like to see made for everyday use in the future? Why?

Blog Assignment # 2

Recently, the Smithsonian Institute was able to recover recordings of Alexander Graham Bell's (the inventor of the telephone) voice. This is considered a remarkable achievement in audio preservation. Current technology allows us to record virtually everything we do, yet many people do so without any thought of preserving their videos and recordings. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • Do you think it's important for people to preserve what they record, perhaps for their children or future generations? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 1

Self-driving cars are quickly becoming a reality. Read the full article and comment on the question below:

  • Do you think all cars will eventually be self-driving? Why or why not?