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Homework for Monday Oct 22, 2007

Write a composition of at least 200 words on one of the following topics:

1) Stephen Hawking wants an informed public to make decisions. He does not want to leave important decisions to scientific experts. Do you agree? Explain your answer by giving reasons.

2) Do you agree with the priorities Hawking gives to the issues he mentions? How would you see the priorities of the science-related issues he enumerates: greenhouse effect, food supply, nuclear weapons, genetic engineering?