Today we finished reading "Robbie" (the file is in Wednesday's post if needed).

There was no vocab word today. Our journal entry was So – what do you think? Does Robbie qualify as having humanity? How does his (its?) humanity compare to that of Gloria’s parents? What role does language (the ability to speak, for example) play in our understanding of humanity?


Following this, we watched the "Prophets of Science Fiction" video for Isaac Asimov, paying careful attention the video's discussion of robots and their potential humanity/souls. You can watch the video here: www.vimeo.com/44428866 

We closed the day with a discussion of the requirements for running for executive office in the United States, in preparation for Tuesday's continuation of our examination into I, Robot

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