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Topic: It
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 3:57:54 AM
Perhaps the main reason people don't give the environment much thought is because at the moment it does not affect their daily life. This is because, generally, they cannot see how global warming or pollution is reasons behind it. However, these are soon forgotten and the situation once again ignored.

Two questions:

1) Why is it reasonS and not reason?

2) Whhat does "it" refer to in "behind it"? Is global warming behind environment?

Topic: High
Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 5:14:47 PM
High surface area to volume ratio provides a strong "driving force" to speed up thermodynamic processes that minimize free energy.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surface-area-to-volume_ratio

Why does it say "high" and not "large" or "big"?
Topic: Explanation needed
Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 5:58:03 PM
Where Nietzsche saw domination as an essential feature of human society, Adorno argued that domination was contingent and potentially capable of being overcome. Obviously, [letting go of this particular aspiration would be intellectually cataclysmic to the emancipatory aims of critical theory]. Adorno uses Nietzsche in an attempt to bolster, not undermine, critical theory.

https://www.iep.utm.edu/adorno/

Would you please explain the bracketed part? How come is it cataclysmic to the emancipatory aims?

Topic: Contingent
Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 5:50:53 PM
However Adorno insisted against Nietzsche that the transformation of reason was less an expression of human nature and more a consequence of contingent social conditions which might, conceivably, be changed.


What does "contingent" mean in the above? Unstable?
Topic: For
Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 3:47:06 PM
The Frankfurt School continued to argue that capitalism remained an oppressive system, but increasingly viewed the system as far more adaptable and robust than Marxists had given it credit for.

What's the object of the preposition "for" in the above?
Topic: Plinth
Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:44:25 AM
On the plinth, an ad hoc stage for phlegmatic speakers, comedian Tez Ilyas called for troops to be removed from Iraq.

What does "on the plinth" mean in the above?
Topic: Shadow
Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 2:16:36 AM
Is it idiomatic to say:

No one can fill his shadow.

(Talking about someone who has kicked the bucket.)
Topic: Good
Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 7:17:20 AM
Thank you very much all.
Topic: Pout
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 4:27:36 PM
"Mr. Ramsay sits in the middle of the boat and pouts. (Figuratively. The pouting, we mean, not the sitting.)"

What is the writer trying to say by the part in parantheses.
Topic: Good
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 1:00:03 PM
"The greatest good of society requires a class of slaves."

What does "good" mean in the above?