Questions for discussion: 1. what are the best 10 inventions you think are the best and why? 2. Who invented Radio, T.V. and how? 3. What other inventions are on the way? 4. If you could, what would you invent? 5. What made a human even think of making Nuclear weapons? 6. Can you live your lives comfortably without technology? 7. Do you sometimes want to be invisible?
Questions for discussion: Do you believe in AIDS, swine flu, bird flu, atypical pneumonia and other new disastrous plagues like those? Do you believe that people's activity causes the global warming? Do you believe in possibility of the nuclear winter catastrophe? Do you think we can fix the first plague with the second one? What about ozone holes? Isn't it scaring? Do you worry about comets, asteroids and supernovas? Do you believe that democracy is the ideal and the only possible form of governing?
Questions for discussion: How do people invent things? What is the greatest invention of all time? Which inventions we do not need anymore? What is the most useless invention ever? What do you think is the worst invention of the mankind? Do new inventions always create new problems?
If you believe in evolution it is only because you chose to believe instead of thinking by yourself!
Questions for discussion: We mustn't believe in science, in professors! They have proved that hey would confirm everything their masters want them to. No sane person will ever subsidize experiments for creating any life. So nobody really believes that the life appeared by itself. Genes actually are programs like computer programs. The idea that programs can be written with method of random mutations and selection is obviously absurd. There is no explanation to the lack of fossils of transitional forms (half bovines half whales for example). There is no explanation why milliards of species have only tens of ancestors. So we very often see that only one of millions species was able to start new branch, while others were not. There is no explanation to why new features developed even though they were absolutely useless at the moment of their appearance.
Key areas of discussion: Should human cloning be prohibited: What are the dangers and benefits of intervening in the body’s natural processes? Should human cloning be prohibited: What are the issues and opportunities of human cloning in social and cultural spheres? Can cloned humans be considered as equal or legitimate members of our society? What could be the most interesting and exciting applications of human cloning?
What is the greatest/ most interesting/ exciting/ curious/ crucial/ or unnecessary invention of all time. Eg. Electricity, planes, microwave ovens, dirigibles, small incision surgery, the Internet, laser treatment, fast food, diamonds, computers, mobile phones, etc. How this invention influenced people's lives at the time? How relevant is it in today's society? How this creation helped develop other breakthroughs? Are there any negative effects associated with this innovation (social, environmental, cultural, political)? What would happen if this discovery/technology was prohibited or never invented? Are there any inventions that should have never been introduced? New ideas and technology spread differently through various cultures and communities. What factors influence the rate at which innovations are adopted? Provided what we know about the world, think of the greatest innovation/technology that could ever be invented. Eg. The pill from cancer, device for communicating with aliens...surprise me! Tell us why your proposed idea would be so great and prepare to defend it.
Questions for discussion: ~ Figures rule the world ~ The magic of numbers ~ Beauty measurement ~ Sacred geometry ~ Logic is invincible
Questions for discussion: ~Techological progress is a road to hell • Out-of-control inventions • Technogenic catastrophes • People as machinery`s appendix • Rise of the machines
Questions for discussion: ~What is the most important achievement of the last 150 years? (Think about politics, society, technology and medicine.) ~What are the consequences of this achievement? ~ What difference it makes to your life personally? ~ If this achievement plays important role in your life, give some reasons why you believe it`s so. ~ How life would be different without it?
Questions for discussion: What are the possible applications of reproductive human cloning? What are the possible dangers of it? Could cloning be used for those couples that can`t have children by medical reasons? What are possible advantages? What are possible disadvantages? Could cloning be used for individuals who want to create a clone of themselves instead of having child? What are possible advantages? What are possible disadvantages? Would human -clone- be a -copy- of a person or an unique individual? Would human -clone- be a full role human being? Should clones be treated by society the same way as people born by parents or there should be some significant differences? Should human cloning be banned or prohibited? Should human cloning be prohibited: What are the dangers and benefits of intervening in the body’s natural processes? Should human cloning be prohibited: What are the issues and opportunities of human cloning in social and cultural spheres? What could be the most interesting and exciting applications of human clonig?