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Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei Matt Sherman Galileo was an Italian mathematician, astronomer, and physicist. He was born in Pisa, Italy on February 15, 1564. In the mid 1570?s, he and his family moved to Florence and he started his formal education in a local monastery. He was sent to the University of Pisa in 1581. While there, he studied medicine and the philosophy of Aristotle until 1585. During these years at the university, he realized that he never really had any interest in medicine but that he had a ta
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar [email protected] The story of Julius Caesar?s assassination has been told both historically and fictionally. Historical sources focus on the facts of the assassination, while fictionary works focus more on the characters and the drama of the story. Because of the different purposes of the sources, there are many differences between the historical and fictional stories. William Shakespeare?s Julius Caesar adds certain details and dramatic elements to make the story more interestin
Oedipus - Fate
Oedipus - Fate
Oedipus - Fate M.M.T In the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Oedipus is a classic tragic hero. According to Aristotle's definition, Oedipus is a tragic hero because he is a king whose life falls apart when he finds out his life story. There are a number of characteristics described by Aristotle that identify a tragic hero. For example, a tragic hero must cause his own downfall; his fate is not deserved, and his punishment exceeds the crime; he also must be of noble stature and have greatness. Oedi
Ebola: Human Soup Maker
Ebola: Human Soup Maker
Ebola: Human Soup Maker Ken Prescott I chose to do my report of the Ebola Virus because it is a very deadly, and it?s a virus that isn?t publicized much in newspapers and televisions. So I think it?s a good choice. The Ebola virus is one of the worlds most deadly viruses, in all of its many forms. The purpose of this essay is to explain the history, signs and symptoms of the Ebola virus. Between the years 425BC & 430BC Athens? population was dramatically reduced when about 300,000 of its inhabit
Bipolar Disorder: Cause Of Great Madness Or Great Genius?
Bipolar Disorder: Cause Of Great Madness Or Great Genius?
Bipolar Disorder: Cause of Great Madness or Great Genius? Kelly Hamm Is bipolar disorder the cause of great madness or great genius? The symptoms of this mental illness may also be considered as the driving forces behind some of the most gifted and talented people to grace our society. Although individuals with this illness may have some obstacles to overcome, it can be accomplished. With all of the treatment programs that are widely available, people have many options and methods to turn to for
The Classification Of Cultures
The Classification Of Cultures
The Classification of Cultures Culture is a hot topic. Scholars (Fukoyama, Huntington, to mention but two) disagree about whether this is the end of history or the beginning of a particularly nasty chapter of it. What makes cultures tick and why some of them tick discernibly better than others ? is the main bone of contention. We can view cultures through the prism of their attitude towards their constituents : the individuals they are comprised of. More so, we can classify them in accordance wi
Future Perfect
Future Perfect
Future Perfect Many futurologists - professional (Toffler) and less so (Naisbitt) - tried their hand at predicting the future. They proved quite successful at predicting major trends but not as lucky in delineating their details. This is because, inevitably, every futurologist has to resort to crude tools such as extrapolation. The modern day versions of biblical prophets are much better informed - and this, precisely, seems to be the problem. The cluttered information obstructs the outlines of
Narcissists, Inverted Narcissists And Schizoids
Narcissists, Inverted Narcissists And Schizoids
Narcissists, Inverted Narcissists and Schizoids Question: Are Narcissists also schizoids? Answer: This is not a question about dual diagnosis or co-morbidity. The implications of a positive answer run much deeper than a mere listing of traits and behaviours. This is the definition of the Schizoid Personality Disorder (SPD) in the DSM IV (1994): A. A pervasive pattern of detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of expression of emotions in interpersonal settings, beginning by e
Henry II Of England
Henry II Of England
Henry II of England Shah I. Early life A. Birth B. Family C. Education D. Marriage II. Reign A. Early difficulty B. King?s personality C. Government policies D. Thomas Becket III. Death A. Achievements B. Sons revolt C. Successor Henry II Henry II was the first of eight Plantagenet kings. He neither ignored his island kingdom nor dragged it into continental trouble. Along with Alfred, Edward I, and Elizabeth I, Henry II ranks as one of the best British monarchs. Henry II was born in Le Mans, Fra
The Habit Of Identity
The Habit Of Identity
The Habit of Identity In a famous experiment, students were asked to take a lemon home and to get used to it. Three days later, they were able to single out ?their? lemon from a pile of rather similar ones. They seemed to have bonded. Is this the true meaning of love, bonding, coupling? Do we simply get used to other human beings, pets, or objects? Habit forming in humans is reflexive. We change ourselves and our environment in order to attain maximum comfort and well being. It is the effort tha
Internet: A Medium Or A Message?
Internet: A Medium Or A Message?
Internet: A Medium or a Message? The State of the Net: An Interim Report about the Future of the Internet Who are the participants who constitute the Internet? - Users - connected to the net and interacting with it - The communications lines and the communications equipment - The intermediaries (e.g. the suppliers of on-line information or access providers). - Hardware manufacturers - Software authors and manufacturers (browsers, site development tools, specific applications, smart agents, searc
What Price Freedom?
What Price Freedom?
What Price Freedom? Jeff Daley No country allows as much personal freedoms like the United States of America. The Supreme Court has passed laws which allow more freedom of expression than ever before. By hearing this, you may think that everyone is happy in the U.S. Well, a lot are, but to gain these freedoms, there was once a price to pay. Several people have been beaten, verbally assaulted, and killed for others to gain freedom that they deserve. I ask: At what price should freedom come? In De
Ebonics
Ebonics
Ebonics Unknown Ebonics, which stands for Ebony + Phonics is a new term that Linguistics use to describe Black Dialect or Black English or many of the other names that it has been given for more that 350 years.. has been in the news recently but it is definitely not a new topic. Ebonics is a language that is a combination of proper English and a combination of African languages. Because of this combination a pattern was formed on how certain words are said such as this and that, would be pro
Paradise Found And Lost - Critique
Paradise Found And Lost - Critique
Paradise Found and Lost - Critique Dev ?Paradise Found and Lost? from Daniel J. Boorstin?s The Discoverers, embodies Columbus? emotions, ideas, and hopes. Boorstin, a former Librarian of Congress, leads the reader through one man?s struggles as he tries to find a Western Passage to the wealth of the East. After reading ?Paradise Found and Lost,? I was enlightened about Columbus? tenacious spirit as he repeatedly fails to find the passage to Asia. Boorstin title of this essay is quite apropos bec
Parsimony ? The Fourth Substance
Parsimony ? The Fourth Substance
Parsimony ? The Fourth Substance Occasionalism is a variation upon Cartesian metaphysics. The latter is the most notorious case of dualism (mind and body, for instance). The mind is a ?mental substance?. The body ? a ?material substance?. What permits the complex interactions which happen between these two disparate ?substances?? The ?unextended mind? and the ?extended body? surely cannot interact without a mediating agency, God. The appearance is that of direct interaction but this is an illusi
The Madness Of Playing
The Madness Of Playing
The Madness of Playing If a lone, unkempt, person, standing on a soapbox were to say that he should become the Prime Minister, he would have been diagnosed by a passing psychiatrist as suffering from this or that mental disturbance. But were the same psychiatrist to frequent the same spot and see a crowd of millions saluting the same lonely, shabby figure - what would have his diagnosis been? Surely, different (perhaps of a more political hue). It seems that one thing setting social games apart
The Humanistic View
The Humanistic View
The Humanistic View Jan (mike) Mason During the renaissance, humanism was a philosophy that was characterized by its blending of the concern of the history and actions of all human beings, and their influence in the world, with religious duty. Prior to renaissance thinking, medieval Europe considered life to be sinful and should despised, and that people should only be concerned about their duty to God. Writers of the renaissance time period expressed their opinions about human nature and human?
The Pleasure Of Meaning
The Pleasure Of Meaning
The Pleasure of Meaning Abstract People often confuse satisfaction or pleasure with meaning. It is one thing to ask How (what Science does), another to seek an answer to Why (a teleological quest in most cases) and still different to contemplate the What for. For instance: people often do something because it gives them pleasure or satisfaction ? however this does not endow the act with meaning. Meaningless things can be ? and many times, are ? pleasant and satisfying. A prime example is h
What Doth A Leader Make?
What Doth A Leader Make?
What Doth a Leader Make? How come a leader becomes a leader? In this article, we are not interested in the historical process but in the answer to the twin questions: what qualifies one to be a leader and why do people elect someone specific to be a leader. The immediately evident response would be that the leader addresses or is judged by his voters to be capable of addressing their needs. These could be economic needs, psychological needs, or moral needs. In all these cases, the needs are judg
The Cultural Narcissist
The Cultural Narcissist
The Cultural Narcissist The new narcissist is haunted not by guilt but by anxiety. He seeks not to inflict his own certainties on others but to find a meaning in life. Liberated from the superstitions of the past, he doubts even the reality of his own existence. Superficially relaxed and tolerant, he finds little use for dogmas of racial and ethnic purity but at the same time forfeits the security of group loyalties and regards everyone as a rival for the favors conferred by a paternalistic sta
The Inverted Narcissist
The Inverted Narcissist
The Inverted Narcissist The Clinical Picture and Developmental Roots - Opening Remarks Terminology Co-dependents People who depend on other people for their emotional gratification and the performance of ego or daily functions. They are needy, demanding, submissive. They fear abandonment, cling and display immature behaviors in their effort to maintain the relationship with their companion or mate upon whom they depend. No matter what abuse is inflicted upon them - they remain in the relations
Edward II - To What Extent Is Edward Responsible For His Own Fate?
Edward II - To What Extent Is Edward Responsible For His Own Fate?
Edward II - To What Extent Is Edward Responsible For His Own Fate? Gareth Wigg ?Edward II plantagenet King of England, Whose incompetence and distaste for government finally led to His deposition and murder.? The Elizabethan drama, Christopher Marlowe?s, Edward the Second is, according to Aristotle?s definition of the word, a tragedy. That is to say it concerns the fall of a great man because of a mistake he has made or a flaw in his character. During this essay I will demonstrate how this defin
The Spread Of Christianity
The Spread Of Christianity
The Spread of Christianity Audrey Strickland The spread of Christianity overtime replaced the old warrior religion changing the way of life, and at the giving it new meaning. With the coming of Christianity a hope for poets also came about. As the conversion of Ireland to Christianity took place a new era known as Ireland's Golden Age began to take over. Christian munks worked hard preserving literature of the ancient world and works of popular culture. Due to the rapid growth of Christianity th
Form And Malignant Form
Form And Malignant Form
Form and Malignant Form Every type of human activity has a malignant equivalent. The pursuit of happiness, the accumulation of wealth, the exercise of power, the love of one's self are all tools in the struggle to survive and, as such, are commendable. They do, however, have malignant counterparts: pursuing pleasures (hedonism), greed and avarice as manifested in criminal activities, murderous authoritarian regimes and narcissism. What sets the malignant versions apart from the benign ones? Phen
The Murder Of Oneself
The Murder Of Oneself
The Murder of Oneself Those who believe in the finality of death (i.e., that there is no after-life) ? they are the ones who advocate suicide and regard it as a matter of personal choice. On the other hand, those who firmly believe in some form of existence after corporeal death ? they condemn suicide and judge it to be a major sin. Yet, rationally, the situation should have been reversed : it should have been easier for someone who believed in continuity after death to terminate this phase of e
The Partiality Of Wholeness
The Partiality Of Wholeness
The Partiality of Wholeness Religious people believe in the existence of a supreme being. It has many attributes but two of the most striking are that it seems to both encompass and to pervade everything. Judaic sources are in the habit of saying that we all have a share of the upper divine soul. Put more formally, we can say that we are both part of a Whole and permeated by it. But what are the relationships between the parts and the Whole? They could be either formal (a word in a sentence, f
Rave Culture: The Number One Example Of Social Deviance
Rave Culture: The Number One Example Of Social Deviance
Rave Culture: The Number One Example of Social Deviance Anonymous Introduction What is a rave? This is a fundamental question that, in a way, I will attempt to answer in this paper, but I will never do it. Raving is a highly subjective experience. One person's best rave is another person's worst. Any attempt to analyze rave culture must recognize the highly personal factor of the experience. It is because of this fact that I start off my attempt to analyze rave culture with a series of quotes on
An American Tragedy And The Futility Of The American Dream
An American Tragedy And The Futility Of The American Dream
An American Tragedy and the futility of the American Dream Tony Zarembski An American Tragedy is an intriguing, frighteningly realistic journey into the mind of a murderer. It is a biography of its era. And, it is also historical fiction. But what makes this novel a classic? While society has changed dramatically since 1925, Dreiser's novel, which shows the futility of The American Dream and the tragedies that trying to live it can cause, accurately summarizes social mores of this and any time
Invisable Man - Black Leaders
Invisable Man - Black Leaders
Invisable Man - Black Leaders someone like yourself At the time that Ralph Ellison writes the novel The Invisible Man there were, as there are today, many ideas on how to improve the black mans status in a segregated nation. Marcus Garvey was a militant black nationalist leader who created a ?Back to Africa? movement. On the other side was Booker T. Washington who preached for racial uplift through educational attainments and economic advancement. A man who strayed more on the middle path was W.
Pat Buchanan Speaks Out
Pat Buchanan Speaks Out
Pat Buchanan Speaks Out Mike Mason Thursday night the Phillips Center for Performing Arts hosted a very special guest appearance by the Reforms Party presidential candidate Pat Buchanan. In the year of presidential elections the two popular candidates George Bush and Al Gore really don?t lash out on each other, which makes this years debates boring and long. Pat Buchanan is refreshing to the sense he doesn?t care what he says about the other candidates. Pat Buchanan?s history includes serving as
Why Did Germany Lose World War II, Despite Its Victories Early In The
Why Did Germany Lose World War II, Despite Its Victories Early In The
Why did Germany lose World War II, Despite its Victories Early in the War? Jessica Jane Martin As in Worald War I, Germany?s primary downfall was its lack of adequate allies and a war on multiple fronts. Territorially, Hitler came very close in World War II to achieving his quest for lebensraum yet his failure to concentrate his resources proved disastrous. His lack of time spent organizing the conquered territories resulted in wide spread rebellions which in turn separated German forces. The No
Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan Monica B. Ferdinand Magellan was born circa 1480 in Sabrosa, Portugal. His father was Dom Ruy Magellan, a nobleman and sheriff. He was married to Donha Alda De Mesquite. He was born Fern?o de Magalh?es, but changed it later. Ferdinand Magellan had 2 siblings: a sister named Isabel and a brother named Diago De Souse. This aspiring explorer and adventurer spent his childhood as a page at the Portuguese court doing errands and chores. He also went to school at a monastery. When h
Causes Of The Salem Witch Craft Trials
Causes Of The Salem Witch Craft Trials
Causes of The Salem Witch Craft Trials Tony Zarembski Witchcraft, Insanity, and the Ten Signs of Decay Since there never was a spurned lover stirring things up in Salem Village, and there is no evidence from the time that Tituba practiced Caribbean black magic, yet these trials and executions actually still took place, how can you explain why they occurred? The Salem Witchcraft Trials began not as an act of revenge against an ex-lover, as they did in The Crucible, but as series of seemingly unli
The Eye And Laser Eye Surgery
The Eye And Laser Eye Surgery
The Eye and Laser Eye Surgery jess A Functioning Eye (Emmetropia) The eye is the organ of sight. It is used in almost everything we do, from playing sport to reading. A normal and well functioning eye can focus objects and images, both near and far, perceive depth and adapt to changes in light. The perception of depth is due to having two separate eyes creating two separate images, while the ability to adapt to light change is attributed to the iris and the dilator muscles. However these two asp
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson Dave Mason Andrew Jackson was born in 1767 and died in 1845. He was also the seventh president of the United States. As Encarta Encyclopedia states, Jackson fought his way to leadership and wealth in a frontier society, and his success established a bond between him and the common people that was never broken. Small farmers, laborers, mechanics, and many other Americans struggling to better themselves looked to Jackson for leadership (1). Jackson moved his way up the chain of the
Euthanasia In Australia
Euthanasia In Australia
Euthanasia in Australia jess Euthanasia and the 1995 Rights of the Terminally Ill Act When we hear the phrase voluntary euthanasia people generally think of one of two things: the active termination of life at the patient's or the Nazi extermination program of murder. Many people have beliefs about whether euthanasia is right or wrong, often without being able to define it clearly. Some people take an extreme view, while many fall somewhere between the two camps. The derivation means gentle and
Epic Of Gilgamesh
Epic Of Gilgamesh
Epic of Gilgamesh Anonymous The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the greatest pieces of literature from the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia known to modern scholars. It was found among ruins in Ninevah in the form of twelve large tablets, dating from 2,000 B. C. This heroic poem is named for its hero, Gilgamesh, a tyrannical Babylonian king who ruled the city of Uruk. According to the myth, the gods responded to prayers and sent a wild brutish man, Enkidu, to challenge Gilgamesh to a wrestling m
The Hidden Reasons For Salem Accepting Abagails Stories
The Hidden Reasons For Salem Accepting Abagails Stories
The Hidden Reasons for Salem Accepting Abagail's Stories Jeff Salem Witchcraft Trials Throughout society and throughout literature, vulnerable communities under certain conditions can be easily taken advantage of by a person or group of people presumed innocent. In the play, ?The Crucible? by Arthur Miller, there are three main factors that allowed the girls fallacious stories to be believed: Salem?s flawed court system, its lack of diversity in beliefs and religion, and the lack of a strong lea
The Witness
The Witness
The Witness ethan The dark sedan pulled quietly up outside a comfortable family home in Quarter Close. The brick residence stood silent and dark in the early hours of the morning, looking much like the rest of the houses in the Grove. However, inside this house lay the prosecution's sole witness in the most important case in the history of the state. Without him, the trial could not go to court. His life was in danger. Joel Granger stepped from of the car with two colleagues and the three men ma
Science Vs Religion
Science Vs Religion
Science vs Religion armando Since the beginning of human history there have been many explanations for events that seem out of human control. In recent civilized history, religious and since the beginning of human history there have been many explanations for events that seem out of human control. In recent civilized history, religious and scientific views have often clashed with one another. Religious ideas are usually presented first and then enough scientific evidence accumulates to dare reli
The Name Judith
The Name Judith
The Name Judith Judith Romero Is it important to know what is behind your name? Now in days, many names are given without knowing their meanings or where they come from. For example, I was given the name of Judith just because my parents heard it and liked it. It depends where and in which culture were they raised. For this purpose I researched my name Judith. Some of the main points I found were interesting to me like the history and my personality. First, the history of my name Judith obtains
Sikhism
Sikhism
Sikhism Bikram Singh This is my personal thinking about my Religion, Cultural, Tradition and my land Punjab. I didn't mean or think of criticizing other peoples from other religions or cultural. If you did find any mistake, than please point out my mistake to me so that I can be able to understand it and made it correct. There is no copyright, feel free to copy or share it with others. Who is Sikh? Introduction: In today?s world every Sikh person faces lots of trouble on both sides West and East
George Washington
George Washington
George Washington charlie brown Washington, George (1732-99), commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution, and later the first president of the United States. He symbolized qualities of discipline, aristocratic duty, military orthodoxy, and persistence in adversity that his contemporaries particularly valued as marks of mature political leadership. Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the eldest son of Augustine Washington, a V
Old New England
Old New England
Old New England Derek Walcott?s ?Old New England? is a poem concentrated upon the history of the beginning of New England colonies in America, but instead of presenting our past as a triumph, he manages to illustrate our most prideful moments as a dishonorable time period. By mentioning harsh things and using vivid imagery, it fabricates the poem to seem like a conviction rather than an ode honoring the country. Symbolism is used quite regularly in this poem. For example, ?the war whoop is coile
Theme Of Scarlet Letter
Theme Of Scarlet Letter
Theme of Scarlet Letter ?The rose bush, by a strange chance, has been kept alive in history; but whether it had merely survived out of the stern old wilderness, so long after the fall of the gigantic pines and oaks that originally over-shadowed it, -or whether, as there is fair authority for believing, it had sprung up under the footsteps of the sainted Anne Hutchinson, as she entered the prison-door, -we shall not take upon us to determine.? In The Scarlet Letter, author, Nathaniel Hawthorne ef
The Holocaust
The Holocaust
The Holocaust Amanda Barnes German dictator, Adolf Hitler wanted a new order for Germany and his so-called Aryan race. As apart of achieving his ultimate goal, he would have to eliminate any and all other inferior races. This evil plan later became known as the Holocaust. Hitler, with the aid of the Nazis and concentration camps, brought terror and devastation to the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe. Anti-Semitism had deep roots in early European history. Hitler?s passionate hatred for Jews
Jane Eyre: Sexism
Jane Eyre: Sexism
Jane Eyre: Sexism King Dingo In the cases of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice and Emily Bronte's Jane Eyre, the ideals of romantic love are very much the same. In both 19th century novels, women's wants and needs are rather simplified. However, this could also be said for the roles and ideals of the male characters. While it was obvious that this era was responsible for a large amount of anti-female sexism in society and the economy, can it also be said that male-female partnerships were
Benin
Benin
Benin Unknown Benin, independent nation of W Africa, formerly called Dahomey. Once a French protectorate, it is a country of 40 ethnic tribal groups and a low-level economy. Land and Economy Located in the bulge on the S side of W Africa, Benin is bordered by Nigeria, Toga, Berkina Faso, and Niger, with 75 mi (121km) on the Gulf of Guinea. The coast is hot and humid, and there are two rainy and two dry seasons; average annual rainfall is 32in (813mm). Benin has three plateaus, one fertile, anoth
The Mask Of Apollo - Review
The Mask Of Apollo - Review
The Mask of Apollo - Review King Dingo The Mask of Apollo revolves around the adventures of Nikeratos, a young actor who travels the countryside of ancient Greece and Sicily while performing in various plays. In one play, Kadmos by Sophokles the Younger, Nikeratos is required to wear an old mask of Apollo as part of his costume. The mask is fifty years old and is rumored to bring good luck. Nikeratos is impressed with the mask and comes to believe that it possesses special powers. He begins to
The Unknown Citizen
The Unknown Citizen
The Unknown Citizen Molly A. McGuire The Unknown Citizen Is Me ?The Unknown Citizen?, a poem written by W.H. Auden, reflects a period of vast change in America?s history, making ?The Unknown Citizen? an example of the government?s view of the perfect modern man in an overrated, unrealistic society. During the time period that this poem was written, in the late 1930?s, The United States was going through tremendous social, political and economic change. Following the passing of Black Monday and a