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21st Century: Query 69 (Jim Morrison)

Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it’s usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies. – Jim Morrison What does Jim Morrison mean when he contends that “Sex is full of lies” and how does his subsequent explanation clarify his claim? How might his take on sex be true? False?

Part 1: Query 167

Qu. Whether that trade should not be accounted most pernicious wherein the balance is most against us? And whether this be not the trade with France?

21st Century: Query 68 (Neil deGrasse Tyson)

No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives. – Neil deGrasse Tyson Why should we question everything before accepting an established truth as absolute truth?

Part 1: Query 166

Qu. Whether it be really true that such wine is best as most encourages drinking, i.e., that must be given in the largest dose to produce its effect? And whether this holds with regard to any other medicine?

21st Century: Query 67 (John Locke)

There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.  – John Locke How might this be true or false, particularly in the 21st century?

Part 1: Query 165

Qu. Whether, if our ladies drank sage or balm tea out of Irish ware, it would be an insupportable national calamity?

21st Century: Query 66

Is a life that focuses on avoiding pain and seeking out pleasure a good and worthwhile life? Why or why not?

Part 1: Query 164

Qu. When the root yieldeth insufficient nourishment, whether men do not top the tree to make the lower branches thrive?

21st Century: Query 65

How important is play in living a healthy and fulfilling life? How might adult playgrounds with swings, merry-go-rounds, slides, and monkey bars facilitate happiness?

Part 1: Query 163

Qu. If we imported neither claret from France, nor fir from Norway, what the nation would save by it?

21st Century: Query 64 (Donald Trump)

“My crimes can’t be investigated while I’m president.” ~ Donald Trump (September 19, 2019) Is he correct? Has his Freudian slip incriminated him? If so, how?
How did the U.S. arrive at this point in history? Explain.

Part 1: Query 162

Qu. Whether, if people must poison themselves, they had not better do it with their own growth?

21st Century: Query 63 (Salon)

A quote from Salon (12 September 2019):  “In Donald Trump’s concentration camps there are people living in filth. The children report that the guards wake them up at night and don’t let them sleep, that the guards kick them and call them names. There are numerous reports of women and children being sexually assaulted in these detention centers.” How does a person rationalize doing such things, abusing children and other weak and vulnerable people? How do presumably good people — the guards and ICE enforcers — end up doing the horrible things that are taking place in Trump’s concentration camps?

Part 1: Query 161

Qu. How much of the necessary sustenance of our people is yearly exported for brandy?

21st Century: Query 62

62. What could scientists genetically change about humans to make them a better species? Should scientists be manipulating human DNA? Why or why not? What possible unforeseen occurrences and unintended consequences could result from scientific intervention into human DNA? (10/7/2019)

21st Century: Query 61

Is it possible to live a normal life and not ever tell a lie? Why or why not? Is it even possible to go through life without having told a lie, no matter how minor? Why or why not? What would a lie-free life look like? Explain.

21st Century: Query 60

Is free will real or just an illusion? Why or why not? Or is free will a mix of real and illusion? Explain.

Part 1: Query 160

Qu. What reasons have our neighbours in England for discouraging French wines which may not hold with respect to us also?

Part 1: Query 159

Qu. How many gentlemen are there in England of a thousand pounds per annum who never drink wine in their own houses? Whether the same may be said of any in Ireland who have even one hundred pounds per annum?

21st Century: Query 59

Whistle blowers are often private sector or government employees who float at the edge of power and enjoy access to the powerful and their secrets.

However, whistle blowers themselves hold very little power and can be vulnerable.

How can the legal system protect the rights and the lives of people who come forward and reveal wrongdoing?

21st Century: Query 58

Should the President of the United States be allowed, by law, to share sensitive state secrets with hostile foreign leaders? Why or why not?

Part 1: Query 158

Qu. Do not Englishmen abroad purchase beer and cider at ten times the price of wine?

Part 1: Query 157

Qu. Whether it be true that men of nice palates have beenimposed on, by elder wine for French claret, and by mead for palm sack?

21st Century: Query 57

Overall, how has the proliferation of mobile phones enhanced and/or vulgarized our culture?

21st Century: Query 56

According to a CNN News story published in 2010, Arizona was considering passing a law that would deny birth certificates to children born in the U.S. to undocumented aliens.

In 2019, President Trump is considering a similar Federal law.

How might such a policy affect the law of the land and the Constitution of the United States?

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