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  1. Oct 2018
    1. not unlike that of the medical industry, where the needs of patients (clients) are met by a process-driven model.

      To what extent is the writer's analogy to the medical industry persuasive?

    2. It would allow lawyers to concentrate on higher-order tasks such as crafting legal strategies, interpreting and applying the relevant parts of the law to complex situations and perhaps most importantly, maintaining the human connection for a profession which is critically about relationships.

      What are the assumptions in the writer's argument?

    3. As business and the economy becomes ever more complex, the information and data available for lawyers to consider in assisting clients to make strategic decisions will be so vast that unless technology and workflows are correctly harnessed to make sense of it, the information would be useless and impossible to interpret manually.

      Can you think of other industries in which this might also be true? Share illustrations with your class.

    4. the final call will have to come from the human in the loop.

      Do you agree that AI is incapable of decision-making, and that a human will always have to make the final call? Why or why not? How might this vary in different fields, including the ones you are interested in pursuing?

    1. improve female representation in the senior leadership

      What are the pros and cons of focusing on representation in the leadership?

    2. gender barriers (physical, cultural, attitudinal)

      What do you think are some of these barriers?

    3. If we can achieve gender balance in the most visible public offices of the land, the rest of the country will follow.

      Do you agree that the writer's proposals will be effective in achieving gender equality? Why or why not? What other ideas do you have for achieving gender equality?

    4. implicit gender bias

      Have you ever experienced or witnessed implicit gender bias? Share your thoughts with a classmate of a different gender.

    5. Most notably, the Cabinet today comprises 16 men and only three women - even though for more than 10 years, the number of women graduating from universities has outnumbered male graduates.

      Do you find the writer's evidence convincing? What are the the strengths—and limitations—of her evidence?

    6. Sadly, these patriarchal attitudes prevail today.

      Do you think this is a fair claim? What examples of patriarchal attitudes can you think of in Singapore?

      You may include photos, videos, or hyperlinks.

    7. I cannot help but wonder, would things have been different if Mrs Lee Kuan Yew had continued to attend these meetings?

      How do you think Singapore's history might have been different if women were included among the founders of independent Singapore?

    8. Discrimination on the basis of gender or sex is omitted

      Can you think of reasons for why this might have been the case?

    9. sex

      How do you think the context of democratic socialism and gender are linked?

    10. Until 2005, the Civil Service provided medical benefits to the families of male civil servants, but not female civil servants. Under the Women’s Charter, only wives can get maintenance from their spouses, not husbands. Paternity leave was only instituted in 2013.

      What assumptions do each o these policies reveal? Do you agree with these policies? Why or why not?

  2. Sep 2018
    1. Until 2005, the Civil Service provided medical benefits to the families of male civil servants, but not female civil servants. •Under the Women’s Charter, only wives can get maintenance from their spouses, not husbands.•Paternity leave was only instituted in 2

      What assumptions do each of these policies reveal?

    2. If we can achieve gender balance in the most visible public offices of the land, the rest of the country will follow.

      Do you agree that the writer's proposals will be effective in achieving gender equality? Why or why not? What other ideas do you have for achieving gender equality?

    3. rimination on the basis of gender or sex is omitted.

      Can you think of reasons why this might have been the case?

    4. “Although Mrs Lee Kuan Yew was one of the first women to sign up as a PAP member, she was never admitted into the inner sanctum of the party.Truth be told, she attended the first meeting with S. Rajaratnam, K. M. Byrne, Philip Hoalim Jr and his wife Miki.

      Why do you think Mrs Lee Kuan Yew was excluded from the "inner sanctum" of the PAP? Do you think this could have been a justifiable decision in the circumstances?

    5. implicit gender bias

      Have you ever experienced or witnessed implicit gender bias? Share your thoughts with a classmate of a different gender.

    6. . Most notably, the Cabinet today comprises 15 men and only four women -even though for more than 10 years, the number of women graduating from universities has outnumbered male graduate

      Do you find the writer's evidence convincing? What are the the strengths—and limitations—of her evidence?

    7. Was it only by this twist of fate and chance –Lee Kuan Yew wanting to stop the wife of another colleague from attending –that the founding team became and then stayed an All Men’s group?

      How do you think Singapore's history might have been different if women were included among the founders of independent Singapore?

  3. Oct 2016
    1. Humans why we always change our mind in the simple staff in live ? why we make it so complicated in this world?

    2. itmustleadtolimitlessviolence,waste,war,anddestruction

      How will this lead to violence, waste, war, and destruction?

    3. .Andyetinthephrase"freemarket,"theword"free"hascometomeanunlimitedeconomicpowerforsome,withthenecessaryconsequenceofeconomicpowerlessnessforothers.

      But is this idea not true for almost everything in life? If someone wins, someone must lose, right? Is this system poorly designed because some people lose? The alternative would be nobody wins, would that be preferable?

    4. Raphaelissaying,withangeliccircumlocution,thatknowledgewithoutwis~dom,limitlessknowledge,isnotwonhafan

      So by quoting this, what is the author trying to say? Should we stop the pursuit of knowledge after instituting these 'limits'?

    5. ourrightsandtherightsofallhumansarenotgrantedbyanyhumangovernmentbutareinnate,belongingtousbybirth.Thisinsis~tencecomesnotfromthefearofdeathorevenextinctionAbutfromtheancientfearthatinordertosurvivewemightbecomeinhumanormonstro

      Why would we fear to become inhuman and monstrous? What most people really care about is extinction. Yet her it states that's not the case. How? And why would we ned to become inhuman and monstrous?

    6. WEMUSTHAVELIMITSORWEWILLCEASETOEXISTASHUMANBEINGS;PERHAPSWEWILLCEASETOEXIST,PERIOD

      True in a sense, But why must we have limits if we have never reached them. theoretically speaking isn't there always room for improvement regardless of the subject?

    7. InOUflimitlessselfishness,wehavetriedtodefine"freedom,"forex#ample,asanescapefromallrestraint.But,asmyfriendBertHornbackhasexplainedinhisbookTheWisdominWords,"free"isetymologicallyrelatedco"friend."ThesewordscomefromthesameIndo~Europeanroot,whichcarriesthesenseof"dear"or"beloved."

      Can we as a society be "free" without restraints then?

    8. Wehaveobscuredtheissuebyrefusingtoseethatlim·irlessnessisagodlytrair

      Why do we think of limitless as a godly trait? Mankind continues to do the unthinkable as we progress. We have done things we once thought were never achievable.

    9. knowledgethatthehu-manmindcannotappropriatelyuse,ismortallydangerous.

      How can a limitless knowledge affect a human brain dangerously ?

    10. -therealnamesofglobalwarmingareWasteandGreed

      Is waste and greed the cause of global warming?

    11. Ournationalfaithsofarhasbeen:"There'salwaysmore."

      This thought process has guided America's economic choices from the beginning. There's always more: money, oil, freedom, opportunity...etc. But was it to occur when we are forced to realize that this way of thinking can only be temporary, and at some point time will catch up with innovation.

    12. Humans beginning are not define as animals and not all religions agree with at. Some religions doesn't agree that human heritage begin from animals. That may be true scientifically but not culturally or religiously.

    13. Theminimizationofneighborliness,respect,rev~erence,responsibility,accountability,andself-subordination-thisisthecultureofwhichourpresentleadersandheroesarethespoiledchildren.Ournationalfaithsofarhasbeen:"There'salwaysmore."Ourtruereli-gionisasortofautisticindustrialism

      Because us as humans consume limitless amounts we lose respect for each other and humanity? Wouldn't sharing these limitless needs give us a common ground and make us a community?

    14. Weknowfurtherthatifwewanttomakeoureconomicland-scapessustainablyandabundantlyproductive,wemustdosobymaintain~inginthemalivingformalcomplexitysomethinglikethatofnaturalecosystems.Wecandothisonlybyraisingtothehighestlevelourmas-teryoftheartsofagriculture,animalhusbandry,forestry,and,ultimately,theartofliving.

      How do you feel about renewable energy? and do you believe this argument is valid and appropriate regarding the necessity to follow nature in the essence of "natural ecosystems"?

    15. Weknowfurtherthatifwewanttomakeoureconomicland-scapessustainablyandabundantlyproductive,wemustdosobymaintain~inginthemalivingformalcomplexitysomethinglikethatofnaturalecosystems.Wecandothisonlybyraisingtothehighestlevelourmas-teryoftheartsofagriculture,animalhusbandry,forestry,and,ultimately,theartofliving.

      How do you feel about renewable energy? and do you believe this argument is valid and appropriate regarding the necessity to follow nature in the essence of "natural ecosystems"?

    16. what is the circumstance of giving up the right of being godlike animals and how would it effect the earth?

    17. If we as a society focus less on big business, and more on what nature is giving us, would we have to worry about running out of what nature is already giving us as energy resources?

    18. Wewillkeeponconsuming,spending,wast-ing,anddriving,asbefore,atanycosttoanythingandeverylxxlybutourselves

      But why are we talking about this? Like why does it matter?

    19. How would we even be able to present a limitless economy and what kind of an ending effect would it had on us?

    20. The author talks about our "abused cropland" which opens up a lot of problems with un-regulated farming and deforestation in different places. And if we don't regulate farm land we can farm the land to the point where it has no nutrients and if we just keep moving to the next plot of land, eventually we are going to end up like the movie interstellar where the money is in crops instead of the progression of the technology.

    21. therealnamesofglobalwarmingareWasteandGreed

      Having studied the issue of Global Warming in detail under the direction of two other professors here, I find this claim Berry makes to be utterly flattering. It suggests that anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions (less than 5% of total CO2 surface emissions) rival those that can be attributed to natural processes. Do you believe Berry to be employing a "truthful hyperbole"--as Trump would say--here to illustrate the danger of our "limitless" view of the Earth; or do you believe Berry himself to be caught up in a view of human limitlessness (in other words, do you believe he thinks the impact humans have on this planet to be limitless)?

    22. Evenso,thatwehavefoundedourpresentsocietyupondelusionalas~sumptionsoflimitlessnessiseasyenoughtodemonstrate.

      Why would anyone think that a limitless economy would be easy to demonstrate?

    23. Wemusthavelimitsorwewillceasetoexistashumans;perhapswewillceasetoexist,period.

      What limits can we create to ensure we are still able to exist as human beings or to exist at all?

    24. Do the points in this essay refer to us as selfish in a way? The people and the government seem to look at things as limitless but in reality stuff will run out. Example being the gas we use is not limitless and someday will run out. We need to be more resourceful and mindful. But of course no one thinks of these things while they fill their cars up..

    25. monetarywealth,whichdoesnotreli-ablystandfortherealwealthofland,resources,andworkmanshipbutinsteadwastesanddepletesit.

      How is monetary not a stats about wealth of land, but instead about wastes and depletes?

    26. orthosewhorejectheaven,helliseverywhere,andthusislimitless.Forthem,eventhethoughtofheavenishell

      Why is hell everywhere for those who reject heaven?

    27. Andso,inconfrontingthephenomenonof"peakoil."wearereallyconfrontingtheendofourcustomarydelusionof"more."

      Do we have a delusion that there will be enough oil and that it isn't going to ever run out?

    28. Hellhathnolimits,noriscircumscribedInoneselfplace,butwherewe[thedamned]areishell,Andwherehellismustweeverbe.

      So, by this metaphor, is the author implying that if we use our freedom to destroy nature, will there be no place to go where the environment is safe for living plants and animals?

    29. Theideaofalimitlesseconomyimpliesandrequiresadoctrineofgeneralhumanlimitlessness:allareentitledtopursuewithoutlimitwhatevertheyconceiveasdesirable-alicensethatclassifiesthemostexaltedChristiancapitalistwiththelowliestpornographer.ThisfantasyoflimitlessnessperhapsarosefromthecoincidenceoftheIn-dustrialRevolutionwiththesuddenlyexploitableresourcesoftheNewWorld

      Are we entitled to a limitless economy? Should we consume whatever we please in the world without regard to consequences of that unrestrained use of resources?

    30. eproblemwithusisnotonlyprodigalextravagancebutalsoanassumedlimitlessness.

      Why does our society have an assumed limitlessness when we are capable of doing things thought not possible?

    31. Discussion: How can limits be acknowledged positively without the impediment of progress?

    32. butifitwillburnforahundredmoreyears,thatwillbefine

      As a society, we tend to function in a rat race mentality, that we are busy people who focus on what is important and urgent. We usually put off what is urgent but can wait to be dealt with later. Is it wrong to let the next generation solve this problem so that we can continue on, "business as usual"?

    33. Will looking away from science and technology and going to focus on the arts really help with limitless? If you look at a broad spectrum of things are technology and art really limitless? Is anything limitless?

    34. alreadyabusedcropland

      Not really sure what "already abused cropland" is supposed to be referring to. The USA has plenty of land that is useful for crops, so we won't be running out of land anytime soon. Crops can be rotated to put the nutrients back in that a certain type of crop takes away. I would say that a shortage of water would be a bigger concern. As it is, we import about 19% of the food we consume for more variety of choices. With advances in farming, there is less crop loss and more yield per acre than ever before. Do you think that growing so-called bio-fuels such as wheat, corn, soybeans and sugarcane will really cause problems?

    35. Wewillhavetostartover,withadifferentandmucholderpremise:thenaturalnessand,forcreaturesoflimitedintelligence,thene~cessity,oflimits.

      Why will we need to start over? We can learn the concepts of ideas and things but we would not need to restart completely to understand it.

    36. Is the problem about us assuming limitlessness, true? Do we assume EVERYTHING is limitlessness?

    37. Apainting,howeverlarge,musrfinallybeboundedbyaframeorawall.Acomposerorplaywrightmustreckon,atamini#mum,withthecapacityofanaudiencetositstillandpayattention

      Were limits learned by time and society or did we always have them instilled in us? ( ex: attention span of an audience)

  4. Oct 2015
    1. There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.

      Discuss: What does this mean? Have you experienced an "open door moment" like this?

    1. Faustus' custom is not to deny The just requests of those that wish him well

      Is this really a just request?

    2. HELEN

      Is it significant that Helen has no lines? Is she even real, or just an idealized (and thus silent) version of femininity? Image Description