As a team (group of two to three students), pick three genes that are linked to cancer, and create a presentation that describes the role of the gene and how it predisposes someone to specific cancer.
stounding visual glimpse to the basis of skepticism. The concept of the movie, although simple in paper but complex in thought, touches upon the epistemological and metaphysical questions discussed by Descartes in his Meditations I-II. To understand the connection The Matrix has with the philosophical thoughts Descartes brings via the ideas of skepticism, I will explain the basic concepts of how the Matrix works in the movie. In the movie, the Matrix represents the average persons’ view of reality, i.e. day-to-day life events, the 9 to 5 daily schedule, whatever you like to call it. Essentially, it’s a set of “rules,” in the movie, set down by the computers. It is noteworthy, however, that the matrix is not real but within the context of the movie, it can be considered as a massive multiplayer simulation where different subject (people) from different backgrounds interact with each other. Even though the matrix is this emulation that projects to you the daily grind, you can’t know if you are connected to the matrix, right now for instance. You cannot know whether anything outside of your mind is true. That the only thing that you can be 100% sure of is that your mind exists and that it’s thinking the thoughts that you are thinking. Everything else can be, or rather is false. Descartes’ evil demon being is thoroughly exploited in The Matrix movie as the A.I. (artificial intelligence) that implants a virtual reality on human’s brains, “A.I. – you mean Artificial Intelligence?” (Neo). Just as Descartes realized in his Meditations that the series of sensations in his dreams were vivid enough to end up convincing him the dreams were “real,” the humans who are plugged into the Matrix are not able to tell that their sensations are indeed false, and are created artificially instead of them arising naturally from actual experiences. It is not until Neo is unplugged from the Matrix, he, too, has no idea that his life is, in fact, a virtual reality. Just like Descartes, Neo eventually learns that he can’t accept things at first without analyzing them, and to question the existence of even those things, such as chairs, that seem mostly real. The chair example, for instance, is present in the movie when Morpheus is making Neo, who his at the Construct, aware of what reality really is and how do you define it, “If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain” (Morpheus). It is noteworthy that Descartes stated, “perceive so clearly that there exist no certain marks by which the state of waking can ever be distinguished from sleep.” This statement matches what Neo felt in the Matrix; he felt as that he could not tell the difference between what is a dream and what is a reality. Let us suppose that Descartes is watching the movie The Matrix and he states the following, “Even if it turns out that the world Neo has been living is not real, but just a part of a Matrix, Neo’s existence is not challenged. This is because of his concurrent thoughts and his phenomenological perceptions,” I would agree with hi>GET ANSWER