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  1. Nov 2015
    1. Which means that the central illusion of the zoo is no longer holding. The animals know.

      I found this interesting, because he explains how animals are starting to think which you don't really think about when you think about the animals at the zoo.

    2. For instance, polar bears in nature cover one million times the territory that they do in captivity, and zoo polar bears suffer all kinds of pathologies and maladies.

      counter-argument, because he loves zoos.

    3. That film's subject is Tillikum, a 12,000-pound male killer whale who had been for years a star attraction at Sea World, a celebrated run that ended when he attacked and killed his trainer immediately following a live show.

      It's a credible source and also a secondary.

    4. Problems seem particularly acute, other biologists have found, among animals who have the greatest roaming ranges in the wild.

      Credible source and is a secondary.

  2. Oct 2015
    1. Everyone connected is part of the next chapter in the story of humanity. All of us have a chance to write it together. A united Earth is coming.

      The author did an incredible job with this argument and it was very persuasive. He used secondary evidence for his main claim and brought up many examples of the internet bringing the world together and making a difference. Everyone is connected through the internet and people coming together and using social media to make a huge difference. I remember in elementary school, everyone struggled raising money going door to door. The internet makes everyone in the world aware of things going around everywhere and trying to help. Everyone has a chance to make a difference thanks to the technology and internet.

    2. In 2014, the ALS ice bucket challenge became a global phenomenon, with more than 17 million videos watched on Facebook by more than 440 million people — and more than $100 million raised. And even if other causes attract less attention, fundraising and awareness campaigns for global issues from climate change to Ebola all depend on the internet.

      Evidence(secondary)(credible)/sub-claim how the internet is used to bring the whole world together and make a difference. I remember this challenge, because all my friends and family participated in it and all donated money. It wouldn't have been possible without the internet!

    3. And for every effective campaign, the internet is now an essential part of the strategy.

      I think this is very important, because every effective campaign needs the internet and its the key.

    4. Where mass movements once stood for local or national interests, now online communities are moved by global interests far beyond people’s immediate lives and communities. There are no more faraway countries.

      Sub-claim how the world is coming together and the internet making that possible.

    5. The extraordinary story of Abdul, the Syrian refugee, is repeated almost daily thanks to online communities. In July, donations poured in for a Filipino schoolboy pictured doing his homework on the streets. A crying Greek pensioner, unable to withdraw money during the debt crisis, was sponsored by a generous Australian. A New York bus monitor received more than $700,000 from 30,000 people in 84 countries after a YouTube video showed her being bullied.

      Evidence the author are examples of people helping out around the world. The evidence used is secondary, since they are all articles.

    6. When you look at today’s headlines, it’s easy to scoff at the idea that the world is coming together, or the internet has a meaningful role to play.

      I think the author is trying to make this as a main claim. Many headlines do point out how the world is coming together and people are making a difference by using the internet to like raising money for a family in need. Or to help a community.