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Human Machine, The

By: Arnold Bennett

...Bennett asks us to consider our brains as the most wonderful machine, a machine which is the only thing in this world that we can control. As he writes: I am simply bent on calling your attention to a fact which has perhaps wholly or partially escaped you -- namely, that you are the mo...

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American Notes

By: Rudyard Kipling

...ent at features of American life that differ from his own, not least the freedom (and attraction) of American women. However, he scorns the political machines that made a mockery of American democracy, and while exhibiting the racist attitudes that made him controversial in the 20th century concludes “It is not good to be a negro in the land of the free and the home of the...

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Early History of the Airplane, The

By: Orville Wright ; Wilbur Wright

...e second essay retells the first flight: This flight lasted only 12 seconds, but it was nevertheless the first in the history of the world in which a machine carrying a man had raised itself by its own power into the air in full flight, had sailed forward without reduction of speed and had finally landed at a point as high as that from which it started. (Introduction by Av...

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What is Man? and Other Essays

By: Mark Twain

...d to the world. It involves ideas of destiny and free will, as well as of psychological egoism. The Old Man asserted that the human being is merely a machine, and nothing more. The Young Man objects, and asks him to go into particulars and furnish his reasons for his position. This collection of short stories covers a wide range of Twain's interests: the serious, the polit...

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