Writing prompts by James Wayne for March 17 - 23 have been
posted and are linked below. Following is just a sample of
the stellar prompts for next week. (BTW, the first prompt
for March 19 will resonate with some readers here. Perhaps
we can discuss on this board.)
Psychologist B.F. Skinner was born in 1904. When asked about
the future of computers, he said, “The real problem is not
whether machines think but whether men do.” What do think he
meant by that?
In 1942, two American scientists describe element 94, which
they named “plutonium,” after the newly discovered planet.
If you discovered a new element, what would you name it?
Describe what a new element might be like, and why you chose
the name you did.
French scientist Louis Pasteur began work on a vaccine
against anthrax in 1877. Pasteur had already proved that
microorganisms cause disease, and had invented a way to
purify milk and other liquids that cannot be boiled. This
process was named pasteurization, after him. If something
was to be named after you, what would you like it to be, or
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