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Alphas are intellectually superior, Betas are second tier, Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons all are lower class doing menial labor jobs

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World State vs. Savage Reservation

People are programmed in the World State, in the Savage reservation, people are allowed freedom to choice/acts/life

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Where does happiness comes from in BNW?

Happiness comes from mass-produced goods, sports, promiscuous sex, Centrifugal Bumble puppy, a perfect drug (soma)

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Totalitarian

exercising control over the freedom, will, or will of others

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Aldous Huxley died when?

Died in CA 11/22/63. Same day Kennedy was shot

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What book was written while Huxley was on substances?

The Doors of Perception - Gave birth to the band The Doors

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BNW released when?

Exactly 1 year before Hitler came to power in Germany and World War II began

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How long did it take to write BNW?

4 months

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Huxley wanted to dive deeper into what?

Philosophical differences between the individual and society

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Arguably the greatest university?

Oxford

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Generalist

person whose skills/knowledge are spread out instead of one specific area

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Huxley's grandfather, Thomas, was a well-known scientist as well as a supporter of who/what?

Darwin's theory of evolution

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Huxley is born where?

Surrey

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What is the Shakespearean term for the woman of the night?

Impudent Strumpet

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Huxley was born when?

1894

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