Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer


The Last Sorcerer is a biography on the life of Sir Isaac Newton. According to the author Michael White, Isaac Newton is one of the most influential people in history (1). He is so because of how much he contributed to science, yet he is not the man history has claimed him to be (White 1). Much of Newton’s image, until 1930, was protected by his disciples and by many biographers that produced inaccurate and false accounts of his life (White 1). There is no question of the greatness of his work, but his personality is more convoluted and twisted than what science historians would have us believe (White 2). This book summary will give a brief rendition of his experiences and tribulations throughout his life. Continue ...

Essay about Society


Society has put an image in the minds of the public by saying who they are supposed to be, what they are supposed to look like, and how they are supposed to act. The stereotypical image of the "perfect"; human has created many problems in society. For example, in the movie, Wonder, children were bullying the main character (who has Treachers Collins Syndrome). "What's the deal with your face anyway, I mean, were you in a fire or something?" (Chbosky, et al., 2017). This expresses that even at a young age, children are taught who should and should not be accepted in society. Individuals with disabilities are often separated from the rest of society. If young children are instructed to spread more positivity and to not judge people by appearance, then future generations will inhabit a more accepting and healthier world. Continue ...

Are dogs smarter than cats?


Are dogs smarter than cats? Or are cats smarter than dogs? Well, according to Sarah Gibbons, science holds the answer. In her article, Are Dogs smarter than cats? Science has the answer she compares the cognitive functions of dogs and cats. These comparisons come from highly skilled researchers, who are able to come to conclusions on an animal's intelligence based on the number of neurons present in each animal's brains. This article is highly effective in conveying its argument using the Toulmin model, which is a method of argumentation. The author uses a clear claim, a variety of compelling evidence, appeals to needs and values of the audience, as well presents and clarifies a significant warrant and multiple assumptions, which each act as a form of supporting her claim of dogs having a higher intelligence than cats. Are dogs smarter than cats? Or are cats smarter than dogs? Continue ...