Homework for the Week of May 16

1)  Read “How does evolution happen?”

2)  Complete HW#32: Do the evolution

Due date:

Block I: Wednesday, May 18

Block II: Friday, May 20

Block III: Thursday, May 19

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3)  Read “Natural Selection in Action”

4)  Complete HW#33: Original of the Species

Due date:

Block I: next Monday, May 23

Block II: next Tuesday, May 24

Block III: next Monday, May 23

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Musical notes:

“Do the evolution” is by one of my all-time favorite bands, Pearl Jam.  Although, not one of my top songs, it does showcase the band’s fierce all-out aggressive side.  The song was released off their 1998 album, Yield.  The video is intense, graphic, and grim.

From wiki:

“Throughout the video, a black haired woman (similar in appearance to the character Death from the DC comic book series, The Sandman) dances and laughs, representing “Death” as it follows mankind through all of its history. The video is misanthropic in its underlying message. The video begins with the evolution of life, from the smallest cell to the extinction of dinosaurs and reign of homo sapiens. The video then cuts back and forth throughout human history, depicting man’s primitive, violent nature as essentially unchanged over the centuries.

“The music video blames humankind’s brutality on leadership; with various scenes depicting a judge, a bishop or pope, an American President, and an Asian leader. It is eventually revealed that the world leaders are being controlled as puppets by the hand of Death. The video concludes in what seems to be future scenarios of the self-destruction of the human race, including the carpet bombing of a city of clones by futuristic aircraft, computers hijacking the human mind, and finally a nuclear explosion which leaves not only a city in ruins, but the planet damaged beyond recognition.”

So, if you’re ready for the ride:

Now for a song on the other end of the scale…Pearl Jam offered a cynical/angry view of humanity.  Here, we have a song about loving yourself including the faults/insecurities.

“Original of the Species” is a song from U2’s 2004 album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.  The song was written about the Edge’s daughter, Holly and as a message to teenagers, especially those who feel insecure about themselves.  It’s a song to encourage you to love yourself the way that you are.

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One Response to Homework for the Week of May 16

  1. thomas says:

    I love u2, and this song, used ta have it on my ipod…

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