Essential Questions

  • How do we define the term "Monster"? How do we react to and/or interact with Monsters in our society?
  • If truth is difficult to prove in history, does it follow that all versions are equally acceptable?
  • In what ways might social, political, cultural and religious factors affect the types of human science research that are financed and undertaken, or rejected?
  • Is science, or ought it to be, value free? What implications does your answer have for the regulation of science? Considering the fight over Intelligent Design vs. Evolution (as well as Research Scandals), who should decide whether particular directions in research are pursued?
  • Is mathematics invented or discovered?
  • Picasso said, "Art is a Lie That Tells the Truth." Considering our reading of Grendel, to what extent do you agree with that statement?
  • To what extent do the different ways of knowing and areas of knowledge influence the values adopted by individuals and societies?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Grendel Ch. 2

September 12

Please copy this question and post answer on your blog.

From what you have read thus far, why does Grendel say "The World is all pointless accident...I exist, nothing else." You may want to refer specifically to pg. 21-22. How would you describe Grendel's first interactions with humans?

Finally, The Astrological sign represented in the First Chapter was Aries (The Ram). The Second Chapter introduced Taurus (The Bull). Please do some research on these signs and explain why they may have been included in these chapters.

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