Facts vs. Values
read the following file: Sharot – The Influential Mind (NOTE: Read both the Prologue and the excerpt from Chapter 1; however, the section titled “Google Is (Always) On My Side” is optional) Watch the following YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEf6X-FueMo Then, write a four page reflection on both of these pieces, meditating on their ideas (much like with previous assignments). Remember, you should not only summarize the material, but also give me your thoughts on how these two pieces relate, contrast, how they fit in with other readings or class discussions, or other ideas or thoughts of your own that are relevant. If you are having trouble getting started, here are some things to think about to help get the juices flowing: What are both pieces saying about human nature? How valuable are facts? Are facts more valuable then morals or beliefs? Why? Is there a healthy balance between the two? How can these ideas be useful in writing arguments, or in communication overall? How do terministic screens relate with these ideas? If you could “talk back” to any of these people, what would you say? Do you have any questions or comments?