The was merely the latest in a over several millennia, which likely influenced Amazonian cultures. While the markets in Aztec-run Tenochtitlán were incomparable and conquering Spaniards had an appreciation for the materialistic and greedy aspects of Aztec culture, Incan culture was another matter entirely. There were no vast markets in Incan society, but it was run more like a communist regime, with central planning of the economy. The Incas had ornate rituals combined with feasts and festivals, in which religion, warfare, economic reciprocity, and an elite-justifying ideology were inextricably linked, which formed the social cohesion of the empire. They naturally had human sacrifice to appease the gods in their Sun-worshipping imperial religion. The Incan Empire, which was the Western Hemisphere's largest, by far, stretched along the Andes Mountains for thousands of kilometers and was continually subjected to El Niño's vagaries. The Incas had novel means of dealing with it, including forming a vast network of storage facilities along the Incan "highway" on the Andes's high Western slopes, which like those took advantage of the "freezer effect" (and drying) of preserving food, and the Incas advertised their ability to provide for their subjects. The empire's taxation was often more in the form of services than food. Those peoples were arguably the greatest agricultural experimenters of pre-industrial peoples, getting the most out of their challenging environments.
What heads that list may well be the primary trait that led to UP’s dominance of Earth: their mastery of language. Although social communication via sound may have and perhaps even earlier, and had , and Neanderthals had , scientists strongly suspect that the mastery of language that today’s humans display probably allowed humans to rapidly develop their technology and culture. It was humanity’s first Internet: a way to communicate ideas and information in a way previously unfeasible and even unimaginable, at a level of sophistication that no other land animal ever achieved. That invention provided the opportunity for sharing complex ideas, which created positive feedback loops that allowed for quicker cultural and technological advances. That is not fanciful speculation; linguistics, the study of brain abnormalities, and genetics testing has converged on what seems the most plausible hypothesis today, although in these areas the controversies can be fierce.
Ronnie begins to sneeze violently.
The respiration and photosynthesis cycles in complex organisms have been the focus of a great deal of scientific effort, and cyclic diagrams (, ) can provide helpful portrayals of how cycles work. Photosynthesis has several cycles in it, and Nobel Prizes were awarded to the scientists who helped describe the cycles. Chlorophyll molecules , with magnesium in their porphyrin cages, and long tails. Below is a diagram of a chlorophyll molecule. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
"In the living room the voice clock sang"
That our society is designed so that such obliteration could come by accident proves how precarious our situation has proven to be that "There Will Come Soft Rains" has the very real possibility of becoming our future, if our overconfidence in our immortality persists.
"There will come soft rains and the smell of the goround,
themes to choose from are:
Love (Romantic, Platonic, or Filial) Alienation/Otherness The American Dream/Nightmare The Quest for Identity/Coming of Age Conformity/Rebellion
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;
Then in another contrast, the electronic day in the life of the electronic hose begins. The importance of the strict structure makes itself apparent, further exaggerating the lack of humanity in the story - its impersonality. Time passes for characters that don't even exist. The voice clock is very important in announcing the part of the day we have reached "seven nin, breakfast time" or "eight one, run, run, off to school, off to work, run, run, ticktick, eight one o'clock!"
"Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree!
"In the living room the voice clock sang, 'tick-tock, seven A.M. o'clock, time to get up!' as if it were afraid anyone would. The house lay empty. The clock taked on onto the empty mornin."