I have been on a strict diet since I was five because of chronically low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). They had different names for it back then, but basically all I’ve eaten for the last 50 years is high protein, high complex carbs, low simple sugars, and as I’ve got older, low cholesterol, low sodium, and low or no fat foods. And I eat six small meals a day (a meal the equivalent of half a sandwich). It has kept me healthy and my metabolism singing since I was 5, with few adjustments. And as the author says, it’s not hard to do. Just become a label reader. You might be surprised at how many foods that are not sweet actually contain high fructose corn syrup, and sugar. I can think of spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, and many canned soups. I don’t buy things in cans, though. Much as it makes my budget cringe, I buy fresh fruits and vegetables all year, and make my own sauces. And there is a lovely brown rice pasta available in some health food stores that is much healthier than that white stuff, and you boil it for one minute and then take it off the heat, cover it, and leave it alone for 20, so it has the added benefit of being energy conserving, too!
An example of applying knowledge can be found in the development of nuclear bombs, which were the end result of thousands or perhaps millions of steps. Following this development, the decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki is sometimes understood as being wise, under the notion that these acts shortened World War II and thus saved thousands or even millions of lives. In terms of knowledge, the end result (the atom bomb being made) is obvious, but in terms of whether applying that knowledge was wise or not is still unclear and subject to intense debate.
3. Which of the following plots represents a man versus nature conflict?
A. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe: A man is shipwrecked and must build a life for himself on an island.
B. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne: A woman is scorned by her village for having a child out of wedlock.
C. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding: A group of boys is stranded on an island and start to form a dystopian hierarchy.
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Answer: A is the correct answer. Note that while nature played a key role in shipwrecking the boys in The Lord of the Flies , the main conflict is between the boys themselves, not in fighting nature as a united team.