No because that sounds exactly like one of those dystopian novels I didn't read in 8th grade
@Taliu the Fox, the giver?
@PunnyBaker, Maybe. I read part of that one. That's the one where they don't see color but they use color to describe stuff before we are told they don't see color, right?
@Taliu the Fox, the one kid ya. Hes "the chosen one" or, receiver. The only book i actually read in school and didnt hate. Liked it so much i bought the book myself. And i hate reading
@PunnyBaker, I love that book. Such a great story. And even though the movie didn’t follow exactly, I liked it too.
@Taliu the Fox, watch the movie gattaca
@addibruh, watched it. Loved it.
@PunnyBaker, try reading some books made by Neal Shusterman. One series I’m currently reading that was made by him is Unwind. It’s about a dystopian society where instead of doctors curing diseases and/or repairing limbs, instead parents can sign an order to have their child basically taken apart entirely and used for donors. For example, if someone had one of their arms crushed or permanently broken, an “Unwind’s” arm would be transplanted onto their arm. Really exciting read in my opinion. Also, the giver was also really cool to read, and now that I think about it, Unwind is pretty similar to it.
@Taliu the Fox, reminds me of the short story I found online called unwinds
@Kamitha, the movie was a great reason why i still say its better to watch the movie first, then read the book (in any reference). This was one of the few books i read first before seeing the movie and i found myself criticizing it more than i wanted to. It was actually all around a well done movie but i cant stop criticizing their choice to make the sled blue instead of red as there was pretty much an entire chapter in the book dedicated to the sled and it specifically being red. And in the movie it was blue. That just bugged me more than it should have.
@PunnyBaker, I think the book is usually always better than the movie, so I agree with you to watch the movie first if at all possible. Otherwise I end up tearing the movie to pieces and am dissatisfied. Off the top of my head, I’ve come across one movie that was better than the book and that was Fight Club. While the book was really good, the movie was even better.
@Kamitha, exactly. Book first and all you do is criticize why the director did/didnt put something in the movie. Movie then book and everything extra you read is a happy surprise. Also for me, i cant hold a distinct image/voice in my head if im just reading a book, even if they describe the character. The details all get mashed together and i end up forming a picture in my head of someone that reminds me of that character. Watching the movie first makes it easy for me to keep track of whos who when reading the book.
I read the hobbit first and let me tell you - all 14 dwarves looked and sounded the same when i read it. There was no way to easily differentiate all of them unless seeing an actors portrayal first
@PunnyBaker, My imagination is really good at forming the background and characters and what things look like, which is cool (except at 3 in the morning when I’m not sure what that shadow in my closet is). I had a hard time with the Hobbit though. It was so boring that I never finished, which sounds terrible, but I just couldn’t get into it at all. The dwarves all looked the same to me too. I love the cartoon movie version from the 80’s.
This reminds me of the movie Gataca!
I think that’s how it’s spelled...
@BOOB ON IT PLAGUE, close, Gattaca. Great movie! I was thinking the same thing
@BOOB ON IT PLAGUE, Though it's worth mentioning gattaca proved the opposite. And is much more realistic.
Even if intelligence is somehow genetically refined, nothing beats sheer effort and force of will.
@BOOB ON IT PLAGUE, Gattaca you fvcking flat-foot!
@BOOB ON IT PLAGUE, I still disagree with the ending of gattaca. The reason they want the genetically superior people is cause they have the better chances of success and survival for such an expensive and dangerous mission as space exploration. Sooner or later the fat and lazy people like me need to be phased out if humanity is to prosper.
@BOOB ON IT PLAGUE, Loved that movie, great score
Never tell me the odds
*applying for college*
Ohhhhh, you're from that neighborhood? Here, take a full ride scholarship to one of the top schools in the nation. What's that? Your father's a donor? Here take another $20,000 to get your career started and enjoy a guaranteed job to any corporation we support.
But can it tell why kids love Cinnamon Toast Crunch?
More information = potentially better decision making. Just because someone has low odds of something doesn't mean you discourage them from trying but it does enable you to prepare for alternatives.
Doctor Ben Carson disagrees.
@CrazyRightWinger, dude also believes that the pyramids were used primarily as food storage, so he’s not as smart as he seems.
@Samtuttle, well he separates twins fused at the nerves so yea he's an idiot.
Kids, say no to biological positivism.
Yes, thank God. Now I can rightfully figure out which kid to dispose of.
Uhg the MIT tech review is the worst. I follow a lot of science news and whoever writes their stuff just makes overhyped nonsense.