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The Father of Modern Astronomy
The Father of Modern Astronomy JMJ April 28, 2004 Physics Period 5 From the first time children are introduced to astronomy in second grade, they are told that the sun is the center of the solar system. This was not always the case. For centuries, civilization believed the whole universe revolved around the earth. This was easy to believe since all the astral bodies seemed to make an arch across the sky, and, in relativity to the people on the ground, it was the sky that was moving, and not th...

On Forrest Gump
On Forrest Gump Forrest Gump ,the hero of the American novel, FORREST GUMP written by Winston Groom, plays a role that affords food for thought . From the ordinary ponit of view , he is an idiot , an abnormal man. But , from another point of view ,maybe we are the ones not nomal. For one thing,as far as a so-called career is concerned ,Gump seems intent not to amount too much. What he wants is to do well that which he is working on. He is careful to do things without any distractions. He does no...

Aristotles Ethics and Its Impact on Women
Aristotles Ethics and Its Impact on Women 12/4/03 Aristotle deviates from the metaphysical views of previous philosophers, including his beloved teacher Plato, that state that the purpose of human life lays beyond this world. Instead of this doctrine, Aristotle argues that the purpose of human life lies only within this world. Because Aristotle held this belief, he argues that one must make the most out of his life. To do so one must live the best possible life. Aristotle believed that knowing ...

Confucian philosophy of government
Confucian philosophy of government January 23rd, 2004 HIST 534-Modern Chinese History Confucius was a non-European philosopher, as well as a teacher, who was born in the village of Zhou in the country of Lu. He was a very wise Chinese philosopher. He was born 551 BC and then died 479 BC. He made a lot of theories about life, the law and the government. He believed philosophy to be the rules that you should follow in order to have a successful life. He did not let this stop him from getting his e...

Ethical Relativism
Ethical Relativism Standards of right and wrong are the mere products of time and culture. Morality is a neutral concept - there is no such thing as an absolute right or wrong. Instead, morality is defined by what is 'good' or 'bad' in a given society, by the social norms. What held true twenty thousand, two thousand or even two hundred years ago may or may not hold true now. The human race has grown and continues to expand; our technology, culture, customs, and laws constantly change and evolve...

Medea and Antigone
Medea and Antigone 02/17/04 Essay #2 ENG 1100 Compare and contrast Medea and Antigone as two ancient women similar in courage but different in character. In Euripides Medea and Sophocles Antigone we saw the two leading women having similar and very different at the same time personalities. They are similar in their stoic courage, strong will and defiance but their differences are what made the one repulsive and the other admirable. From the very beginning we can tell that Antigone acts out of lo...

Plato
Plato Journal Entry #1 I know that, for the journal, we are supposed to write something about it everyday, but since the beginning of trying that out, I have found that I was just saying the same things in every paragraph and ending with the same questions and beginning with the same answers. So, I have decided to set up my journal in this format, as to show what I am trying to say in a refined technique. I will try and add my questions and answers at the end, and I hope, Dr. Coyle, that this is...

Seed To Shelf On Aristotles Metaphysics
Seed To Shelf: On Aristotles Metaphysics Ancient Philosophy 1,564 Words Aristotles metaphysics were born of observations of nature, the work of other philosophers, and the teachings of his mentor Plato. Because none of these sources of knowledge agreed with each other Aristotle had to take the best and most logical from each and disregard the rest. Nature influences Aristotle the most; he may be considered the first biologist. Taking into consideration what has learned from all of these sourc...

The Virtuous Do Not Fear Death
The Virtuous Do Not Fear Death: Why Socrates Was Calm In the Face of Execution Ancient Philosophy 300 1,633 Words Socrates is the philosopher against whom all others are compared, he pioneered philosophical methods, such as elenchus, that are still used today, and his messages are still taught over 2,000 years later. Yet his fellow citizens of Athens felt that his actions were so radical that they threatened Athenian society. Socrates defended his life but in the end he accepted the ruling of th...

WHAT DID THE GREEKS GIVE US
WHAT DID THE GREEKS GIVE US? I am daughter of the sun...I am the olive tree, the blessed one. K. Palamas. The olive tree is inevitably linked with Greek history, culture and life, as is olive oil, the product of its fruit. Greeks have always considered the olive tree and its fruit as a gift from the gods. Homer referred to olive oil as liquid gold. Since ancient times, olive oil has been a central feature of Greek life. The origins of the olive tree cultivation are lost in prehistory. Special u...

Checks and Balances
Checks and Balances Principles of American Democracy 12/12/03 The ideals of Checks and Balances have existed through many different forms throughout the century. The definition of Checks and Balances seen by some individuals is said to be described in this way. The American Government is made up of three separate branches which are judicial, legislative, and executive. The Judicial is composed of the federal and Supreme Courts and they could try federal cases and interpret the laws of the nation...

Elections
Elections 1.Elections in the eyes of the youth like you? The presidency is the most important office in the land. The president is not just a political leader. He is expected to be the role model for us and for our children. .....That is why in our culture, except during the time of President Cory and now GMA, we call him Ama ng Bansa, the father of the nation. His children and his many subordinates disobey or rebel when he does not act like the father of the nation he is supposed to be. Electio...

Politics
Politics The ideologies of politics or politics itself could be viewed either positively or negatively depends on which aspect of politics people look at. It is not an exaggeration to say that it is hard to define politics, for it covers such a comprehensive areas of our world. Politics concerns the behaviour of groups and individuals in matters that are likely to affect the course of government. (Raphael, 1970: 27) When people look back at ancient times when people work during the day times a...

Nationalism
Nationalism Franklin Foers article illustrates that the globalization of soccer lead to the infiltration of a countrys nationalism. During the post-WWII era, soccer matches extended outside the particular teams borders and up came the transnational tournaments. Owners of the European teams realized that there was money to be made and embarked on a journey to find the most skilled players, which could be located in countries that were poor. As the search for these players continued, politician...

Models of Psychology
Models of Psychology Biological views human behavior in biological concepts (inheritance, genes, stress, hormones) Psychodynamic (Freud) behavior is brought about by unconscious inner forces uncontrollable Cognitive how people understand and think about external world (Structuralism Functionalism) mental activities Behaviors Observable behavior should be the focus. (J.B. Watson) Humanistic Free will, facilitate human beings Psychology-Scientific study of human behavior and mental pro...

Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment Electric chair, gas chambers, and lethal injection, usually when we hear these words we tend to say, Oh they deserve it. What is bad enough to deserve death? Are there certain crimes that do and then some that do not? Almost every culture through out history has relied on capital punishment and justified it as necessary to maintain order. The only thing that has changed over time are the crimes deemed punishable and the methods used to carry out the punishment. In ancient Pe...

Dreams
Dreams Dreams have been objects of boundless fascination and mystery for humankind since the beginning of time. These nocturnal vivid images seem to arise from some source other than our ordinary conscious mind. They contain a mixture of elements from our own personal identity, which we recognize as familiar along with a quality of `others' in the dream images that carries a sense of the strange and eerie. The ancients thought that dreams were messages from the gods. The bizarre and nonsensical ...

Why do people develop fears and phobias
Why do people develop fears and phobias? There are many factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of phobias. Firstly we must discuss what is known about the origins of natural fear before considering clinical evidence on the genesis of abnormal phobias. Fear is a very ancient and universal emotion in man. It can be defined as the sensation felt when you are in danger, a feeling that something bad is about to happen. When it is not justified by the presence of real danger or thr...

Jesus and Buddha
Jesus and Buddha Assignment week 10 Assignment 5-4 Portfolio Question Question # 1 The lives of Jesus and the Buddha are strikingly similar; each created a movement that bears the founder's name. A Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, sees Jesus and Buddha as brothers who taught that the highest form of human understanding is universal love. There is one great difference in the two religions however: a Christian never becomes Christ, while the aim of every serious Buddhist is to achiev...

Comfort Ye My people
Comfort Ye My people We all had wonderful long week-end. It is week-end that students and parents alike look forward to. People travel long distance to be with friend and relatives on this occasion while others just take advantage of the day. Memorial Day week-end brings back lots of memories full of pains and grief. A day set aside for the living to remember the dead. It also brings to our minds that we are just passing through. Therefore we must be grateful to be on the side of the living, dur...

Holiday Celebrations
Holiday Celebrations Isnt it amazing how many holiday celebrations weve got, but we dont really know how they started. You see, the problem in our society, is that we know that these celebrations exist, but none of us bothers to know why. And this is exactly what causes our society to take a step backwards. To prove my point, I have here several celebrations and stories on how they started. (I bet you didnt know how half of them started!) HALLOWEEN (31st of October) What exactly is Halloween...

The Tao of Pooh
The Tao of Pooh The Tao of Pooh gives an interesting transformation to a classical children story. Benjamin Hoff, the author of The Tao of Pooh, compares the characters, their behavior and their views on the world to ancient Chinese principals of Taoism. In The Tao of Pooh, author depicts characters of a classical children book as principals of Taoism, an ancient Chinese Teaching. Thats [Winnie the Pooh book] not about Taoism. Its about this dumpy little bear that wanders around ask...

Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Islam Allah (God) Islam is the complete submission and obedience to Allah (God). The name Allah (God) in Islam never refers to Muhammad (pbuh), as many Christians may think; Allah is the personal name of God. What do Muslims believe about Allah? 1. He is the one God, Who has no partner. 2. Nothing is like Him. He is the Creator, not created, nor a part of His creation. 3. He is All-Powerful, absolutely Just. 4. There is no other entity in the entire universe worthy of worship bes...

ISLAM
ISLAM 570--Birth of Muhammad into Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca. Islamic tradition relates miraculous signs foretelling Muhammad's future greatness. Orphaned and raised by an uncle Abu Talib to be a trader. 595-Muhammad marries Khadijah a rich widow several years his senior. Earns reputation of Al-Amin --the faithful, for his virtue and wisdom. 610- The Night of Power (believed to be the 26th of Ramadan)--First revelation while meditating in a cave on Mt. Hira outside Mecca. Voices and visi...

A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, one of the world's leading experts on Islamic science and spirituality, is University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. Professor Nasr is the authour of numerous books including Man and Nature: the Spiritual Crisis of Modern Man (Kazi Publications, 1998), Religion and the Order of Nature (Oxford, 1996) and Knowledge and the Sacred (SUNY, 1989). Introduction Seyyed Hossein Nasr, currently University Prof...

Nemean Lion
Nemean Lion The story of the Nemean Lion was the first of the twelve labors of Hercules. King Eurystheus chose this as the first labor. Hercules was supposed to bring the king the skin of the lion that lived around Nemea, near the scared grove of Zeus. The lion happened to be a monster that no weapons could kill. With him he took a bow that only he could bend and from an olive tree he took a club. Before Hercules got to Nemea he went to a town called Cleonae where he stay at the house of Molorch...

Religious Wars Humanitys Worst Vice
Religious Wars Humanitys Worst Vice Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, with the cross of Jesus going on before. Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe; forward into battle see his banners go! This is the first verse from the well known Christian Hymn written by Sabine Baring-Gould, 1864 and composed by Arthur S. Sullivan, 1871. Although it represents an army of Christians fighting against sin and the devil, in todays society it can represent a religion involved in, ...

The Simpsons
The Simpsons How did The Simpsons, one of the most popular television shows in history, go from being attacked by many religious leaders for its lack of family values to being called on of the most theologically relevant programs in prime time? Religion journalist Mark Pinsky tackles that question in this accessible, witty, and enlightening book. Pinksy explores the individual characters, interviews several of the shows writers and producers, and concludes with a discussion of whether the show,...

YOM KIPPUR
YOM KIPPUR 4/6/04 The Jewish people celebrate a number of sacred holidays; however, to the Jews, Yom Kippur is their holiest religious observance. It is a day of intense fasting and concerted prayer for the atonement of their sins before God. By keeping this solemn act of contrition and prayer, the Jews believe they come closer to God. The evening liturgy commences with the prayer of Kol Nidre, which the Jews recite in an effort to draw nearer to their Creator. Jews all across the world gather a...

Dark energy and the accelerating expansion of the universe
Dark energy and the accelerating expansion of the universe If the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, some invisible, unidentified energy must be offsetting gravity. In the beginning, when matter was close together and the universe was dense, gravitational attraction was much stronger. Now that matter is far apart and the density of the universe is low, this mysterious energy is pushing space itself outward at an accelerating rate. The source of this mysterious force opposing gravity ...

Acid Rain
Acid Rain INTRODUCTION: John F. Kennedy once said, The supreme reality of our time is the vulnerability of our planet. This vulnerability has never been so obvious as it is when we consider the devastating effect of acid rain. Acid rain destroys entire ecosystems and jeopardizes our health. The destructive power of this silent killer is evident to everyone who visits the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The issue of acid rain is not just a local problem; the effect of acid rain on the e...

Antibiotics
Antibiotics Today, our lives would not be the same without antibiotics. Antibiotics are substances derived from a microorganism that are able to inhibit or kill another microorganism. If antibiotics werent around, a large portion of the human population would be dead because silly bacteria couldnt be gotten rid of. The advances in the field of medicine have been great because of antibiotics. Antibiotics have been studied for over 3000 years. Ancient peoples discovered that some molds could tre...

Compare and Contrast A plant Cell and an Animal Cell
Compare and Contrast A plant Cell and an Animal Cell There are many differences as well as similarities between plant cells and animal cells. First we will compare them. The cells of animal and plants have three basic structures. The first is they both contain cell membranes, which is also called the outer boundary of the cell. They also each have a nucleus, or control center. Cytoplasm is found in between the cell membrane and the nucleus of each cell also. They both also contain ribosomes, whe...

DM Pyramid
D M Pyramid EPOB 3940 Draft Issue Introduction In 1976, the Viking mission to Mars obtained images of the Martian surface of an area known as the Cydonia. In analyzing these images, Vincent DiPietro and Gregory Molenaar, image interpreters from NASA, discovered an unusual formation in the form of a human face, dubbed The Face. While some believed that this was an ancient, artificially created structure, many dismissed it as a natural formation. Inspired by these findings, astronomer and former ...

ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF ART
ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF ART This paper will show the relationship between the environment and fine arts. Both of these subjects are evaluated on a perceptual basis of what the observer sees and appreciates. As the basis for this report, it will be determined what is considered art and what comprises the environment. Defining what is art has been discussed at least since Plato wrote in The Republic about the place of the artist in society. The importance of art to mankind has peculiarly modern i...

Hydrothermal Vents- ecosystems below the sea
Hydrothermal Vents- ecosystems below the sea The hydrothermal vents are essentially geysers on the sea floor that support unusual chemical based ecosystems. Some scientists think that vents are the origin environments where life began on Earth billions of years ago. And the vents might also hold clues to life on other planets. This ecosystem may be one of the most ancient of Earth and have had a long-term effect on global geochemical cycles, however it is one of the least well understood. Hydrot...

Is Modern Medicine A Threat To The Human Gene Pool
Is Modern Medicine A Threat To The Human Gene Pool? The human gene pool is the source of diversity between us. It is this that attributes to the 0.1% difference in DNA between you and the next person (Cohen, 2001). Competition, starvation, predators and disease among others acted as selective pressures on our ancestors and thereby pushed and pulled the gene pool in different directions. Overall, those with genes that suited the environment survived and reproduced, while those with less suited ge...

The History of Lunar Exploration
The History of Lunar Exploration Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, visual exploration with powerful telescopes yielded fairly comprehensive knowledge of the geography of the visible side of the Moon. The previously unseen far side of the Moon was first revealed to the world in October 1959 through photographs made by the Soviet Luna 3 spacecraft. These photographs showed that the far side of the Moon is similar to the near side except for the absence of large maria. Craters are now known t...

Mars Exploration
Mars Exploration Adv. Bio-2 Indeed, NASA experts say their entire game plan for the latest stage of Mars exploration is based on sending twin robotic rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, to two spots on the red planet where the evidence of water is most compelling. Spirit landed on Saturday night in the heart of Gusev Crater, a massive basin larger than Connecticut that was carved out by the impact of an asteroid or comet early in Mars' history and is thought to have once held a gigantic lake. A long...

Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION Breast cancer is an ancient and elusive disease. It is the most common malignancy among females .It is the leading cause of death in their midlife and a horribly destructive malignancy both organically and psychologically. Benign breast disease have great incidence among female patients and these benign disease may be confused with malignancy. Ultrasound is now well established as an important non-invasive technique for the investigation of breast problems. T...

Sarawakian Tattoos
Sarawakian Tattoos Scarification means making deliberate cuts to the skin, and is an ancient art still practiced in many cultures today. The decorative scars are used to confer beauty, status, protection, and identity to the bearers. Tattooing is one way of scarification. Tattooing is probably the most popular form of body adornment today. Although the art of tattooing has been around for quite a while, the word tattoo is relatively new. The word tattoo originated from the Tahitian word tatu...

Abortion
Abortion In Roe et al. v. Wade District Attorney of Dallas County (1973), one of the most controversial cases in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state laws that limit a woman's right to an abortion during the first three months of pregnancy. Justices Rehnquist and White dissented. Mr. Justice Blackmun delivered the opinion of the Court.... This Texas federal appeal and its Georgia companion, Doe v. Bolton, post, p. 179, present constitutional challenges to state criminal a...

Capital Punishment in North America
Capital Punishment in North America Thirty-eight out of fifty states and Washington D.C. have the death penalty as a method of punishment for capital crimes. Moreover, the subject of capital punishment has been under debate since ancient times. Some believe it is a good way to punish murderers. Others call it immoral and unethical. However, it has been a very cruel but effective way to control crimes in many countries. The death penalty was used in Biblical times for crimes such as kidnapping an...

Conscription
Conscription CONSCRIPTION Without an adequate source of manpower, nations could not assemble large armies. One method for obtaining the needed manpower is conscription, or the draft. Conscription is the orderly selection of people (usually men) for required military service. It is usually employed when a small standing army must be expanded because of the threat or outbreak of war. Since prehistoric times men have been trained from youth to defend their communities against attack. Ancient Assyri...

ISLAM AND WOMENS SEXUALITY
ISLAM AND WOMENS SEXUALITY: A RESEARCH REPORT FROM TURKEY The control over womens sexuality through restriction, coercion, violence or more complicated forms of political and social manipulation remains the most powerful tool of patriarchy in the majority of societies. Religion is often misused, both as an instrument of this control mechanism and as a cultural system, to legitimize the violation of womens human rights. However, concentrating on the role of religion in constructing womens sex...

Racism
Racism What are the Causes of this Situation? The causes of this situation is because that racism is a specific kind of prejudice based on the beliefs that there are differences among human races and that some are inferior to others. Traditionally, races have been defined as distinct populations that have specific physical traits based on their geographic origins. Racists believe that race not only determines a persons appearance but also that a persons character, intelligence and behaviour. R...

Should cannabis be legalised
Should cannabis be legalised? Hash, weed, pot, dope, marijuana, grass, skunk, whatever you want to call it, it all comes down to the simple fact that cannabis is still an illegal drug. It is not necessarily as harmful as other drugs like cocaine, ecstasy or heroine, but it is illegal. There are among more than 70 million people who have used cannabis and possibly among more than ten million, who use it regularly. No matter what you may believe, it is still illegal in Scotland and the UK to be in...

The Morality of Abortion
The Morality of Abortion Moral Theory and Practice December 12, 2003 One of the most controversial court decisions in the history of the United States is Roe v. Wade. It's a decision that goes much deeper then just a moral dilemma on whether or not a fetus is a person or not. It's a decision that should make any discerning individual question the ethics of the legislation of morality. But I'll leave that for another time, this paper's purpose is make clear my beliefs on abortion. To do this I wi...

Women and RIGHTS
Women and RIGHTS The international organizations and communities made strong commitments to gender equality and the empowerment of women at United Nations conferences during the past decades. Many organizations have come ahead with their endeavor to equalize gender inequality. Results have been very little, not because of any lapses by them but the major obstacle to equal opportunity is the social structure that discourages womens economic growth. Can be achieved only by joint efforts of pare...

Heinrich Schliemann
Heinrich Schliemann 1822 - 1890 Heinrich Schliemann was born on January 6, 1822 in the small village of Neu Buckow, Germany. His parents were Ernst and Luise Therese Sophie Schliemann. His interest in Homeric Troy started when his father, a protestant minister, gave him a book or Christmas in 1829 by Ludwig Jerrer entitled Illustrated History of the World . Schliemann's mother died in 1831, and Heinrich was sent to live with his uncle, Frederich Schliemann. While at his uncle's, Schliemann conce...