Prompt: What argument does E. M. Forster make in “The Machine Stops” about scientific progress? How close are we in America today to the world that he describes in the story? Do you agree with his argument, disagree with his argument, or agree in part and disagree in part? Explain. Also, make sure to include Francis Bacon’s Writing Selections and the New York Times article, “Search for Coronavirus Vaccine Becomes a Global Pandemic” to support your argument.