Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Playing computer games is a waste of time. Children should not be allowed to play them. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
The reading and the lecture are both about the Yellowstone Caldera supervolcano. The author of the reading feels that that might eruption soon, and he believes on the three theories proposed by the scientists. The lecturer, however, disagrees with the those theories given by the scientists. He is of the opinion that the size of the volcano does not determine that get eruption immediately. First of all, the author suggests that the major sign found by the scientists of the University of Utah. They found that the size of magma increased, which indicates that it stores lots of magma and ready to gigantic explosion. The speaker disagrees with the author's point of view, and he brings the point that size of magma might not be increased and it needs advanced tecnology to measure precisely. The technology is not avaliable so that the research is not accurate. Secondly, the writer of the article propose that the plateau of yellowstone is rising that shows its going to erupt soon. in the article, it is said that the average increasing rate has been increased in those recent years by 7 centimeter. The professor disagrees with the author's claim. He says that there is only two percentage of magma and other are solid rock. the rise in the plateau is due to the movement of the earth crust. Furthermore, he says that the recent study shows that the height has been fluctuating. Finally, In the article it is mentioned that the seismic activity increased and that might be the indication of the volcanic eruption. Also, he author believes that the minor earthquake scale also increased. The lecturer rebuts this by mentioning that there is not any connection between the earthquake and the volcanic eruption. In addition, he says that these claims are not authentic.
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