Group 4x - Pre-HealthSciences-FocusedInquiry-Byrd-2011-12

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1.

What end
-
of
-
the
-
world scenarios were popular when
DADOES

was written?



Cold War:

Soviets became obsessed with creating the atomic
weapons.



1958
-
196
6:

Discovering of “new frontiers” such as space
exploration, futurology, and cybernetics).



1979
-
1986:

Apocalyptic Scenarios (nuclear energy crisis).


2.

What are some present day end
-
of
-
the
-
world scenarios?



Planet X:

A mysterious Planet X is on collision course with Earth.



Galactic Alignment:

Path of the sun will cross through the Milky
Way causing a fe
ar in Earth being exposed to the unknown galactic
forces.



Global Warming:

A rise in temperature causing mountain snow to
melt and an increase in extreme weather events like wildfires, heat
waves, and strong tropical storms.


3.

How are the present day end
-
of
-
the
-
world scenarios different than those
from around the time DADOES was written?



Present day scenarios
are about astronomy and nature whereas when
DADOES was written the scenarios dealt with nuclear warfare
(fallout) and technology.


4.

What are the reoccur
ring themes between 1960’s and now?



War



Disease



Nature



Technology



Outer Wordily Phenomenon

5.

What is doomsday?



Last day of the world’s
existence

6.

What purpose do doomsday predictions play in society?



Doomsday predictions play a role in society through media
by writing
novels and the production of film.

7.

What purpose do doomsday predictions play in science fiction?



The science fiction genre is expanded by doomsday predictions.