1 As people rely more and more on technology to solve problems, the ability of humans to think for themselves will surely deteriorate.
64 The human mind will always be superior to machines because machines are only tools of human minds.
91 The primary goal of technological advancement should be to increase people's efficiency so that they have more leisure time.
101 Although innovations such as video, computers, and the Internet seem to offer schools improved methods for instructing students, these technologies all too often distract from real learning.
109 Some people believe that scientific discoveries have given us a much better understanding of the world around us. Others believe that science has revealed to us that the world is infinitely more complex than we ever realized.
132 Some people believe that our ever-increasing use of technology significantly reduces our opportunities for human interaction. Other people believe that technology provides us with new and better ways to communicate and connect with one another.
2 To understand the most important characteristics of a society, one must study its major cities.
5 Claim: Governments must ensure that their major cities receive the financial support they need in order to thrive.
Reason: It is primarily in cities that a nation's cultural traditions are preserved and generated.
117 It is primarily in cities that a nation's cultural traditions are generated and preserved.
22 Claim: The best way to understand the character of a society is to examine the character of the men and women that the society chooses as its heroes or its role models.
Reason: Heroes and role models reveal a society's highest ideals.
122 The best way to understand the character of a society is to examine the character of the men and women that the society chooses as its heroes or its role models.