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Viruses Individual viruses have evolved interesting and unique lifestyles. One consequence is that battles have been won or lost when a particular virus infected one army but not its opponent. Viruses have wiped out native populations of several continents. Entire countries have been changed geographically, economically, and religiously as a result of virus infections with no known cures. Spongiform Encephalopathies (Bovine, BSE), a somewhat new virus most common in cattle has been closely linke
Tornadoes On May 30, 1879, Irving, Kansas experienced one of the most violent storms ever, in history, to cross the state. The horror from this tornado was one of the reasons that people started calling Kansas, "The Cyclone State". The list of fatalities and property damage for this particular tornado does not rank high statistically, but for this meagerly settled area, it does. Few, if any, of the people that were in the path of this tornado have ever seen anything more terrifying or more massi
Pacific Lumber Pacific Lumber started its long history as an environmentally respectful company, however it has not continued that into this decade. The millions of acres of Redwoods that once densely covered the western land have been taken away for financial reward. Before selling, the company way was sustainability, now it is profitability. Because of the efforts of essentially one man, the business has over-harvested the supposed protected Redwood. It is not a simple answer as to why this ha
Rene Descartes Robin Yamaguchi Math 13 March 21, 1999 In the recent hit movie The Net, the character played by Sandra Bullock has her identity erased. Everyone doubted her existence. This was not, however, the first time someone\'s existence was questioned. In the early 17th century a philosopher, who is named Descartes, questioned his own existence. His life was dedicated to the founding of a philosophical and mathematical system in which all sciences were coherent. Descartes was born in 1596 i
Chernobyl: Placing the Blame March 28, 1986, a message appears in New York over the wire service from Moscow: "An accident has occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant as one of the reactors was damaged. Measures are being taken to eliminate the consequences of the accident. Aid is being given to those affected. A Government commission has been set up."1 The Russian government\'s official statement was that the operators on the scene on March 26, 1986 were to blame for the accident. Chernob
The American Government There are many things that we as a people want to hide from others, as to sayskeletons we have in the closet, those things that would classify us as being inhumane, or barbaric. Sometimes in life, actions or things that we do dictate to others what type of people we happen to be. The US government has a plethora of covert operations and experiments that they continuously want to hide from the public eye, but no other experiment or operation was as deadly, barbaric, inhum
ARISTOTLE Aristotle was born in 384 BC and lived until 322 BC. He was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shares with Plato being considered the most famous of ancient philosophers. He was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, the son of a physician to the royal court. When he was 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato\'s Academy. He stayed for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 BC, Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his named H
Greek Mythology and Religion Mythology is the study and interpretation of myth and the body of myths of a particular culture. Myth is a complex cultural phenomenon that can be approached from a number of viewpoints. In general, myth is a narrative that describes and portrays in symbolic language the origin of the basic elements and assumptions of a culture. Mythic narrative relates, for example, how the world began, how humans and animals were created, and how certain customs, gestures, or forms
War Thinking how it to start an essay on a theme as large as this is almost as difficult as finding the subject matter to write about. So I have decided to split my essay into two main sections, the argument for war and the argument against war. The point of this essay is to put all of the main points across about war, and then I\'ll leave you to decide what you think. The arguments for war. A popular view is to say that war has no benefits, but you will discover this to be untrue when you scrat
"Why We Study Religion" It seems as if there has never been a time known to man when there has never been a religion in some shape or form. Nor has there been a race of people who have never tried to practice it in some form or another. The study of religion should not be regarded as a new venture for mankind or a new idea that man is trying to grasp and understand. Also, it could be argued that by researching such a phenomenon as religion, it does not look like man will come to any unified agre
Our Ozone Layer: Past, Present & Future April 30, 1998 I decided to investigate the environmental issue of the depletion of the ozone. Although I have heard many things about the ozone, and the hole over Antarctica, I wanted to find out more and get some real facts on ozone depletion and what we can do about it. The ozone layer refers to the ozone within the stratosphere, where over 90% of the earth\'s ozone resides. The ozone layer absorbs 97-99% of the sun\'s ultraviolet or UV light ("The Ozon
Robots Abstract The advent of the Mind Age of intelligent robots envisioned by Hans Moravec will bring profound transformations in global social and technological structures and relations of an advanced intelligence to its environment. The ability of future machines to directly share experiences and knowledge with each other will lead to evolution of intelligence from relatively isolated individual minds to highly interconnected structural entities. The development of a network of communicating
Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the greatest and most ingenious men that history has produced. His contributions in the areas of art, science, and humanity are still among the most important that a single man has put forth, definitely making his a life worth knowing. Da Vinci, born on April 15, 1452, is credited as a master painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist. He was born a child to Catherina, a peasant girl. His father was Ser Piero da Vinci, a public n
Biodiversity OVERVIEW 2 WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY? 2 THE GLOBAL CRISIS 3 THE CANADIAN CRISIS 4 THE INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE: BACKGROUND TO THE CONVENTION 6 THE CONVENTION 8 THE CANADIAN RESPONSE 10 CANADIAN BIODIVERSITY STRATEGY 11 INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS 12 CANADIAN ACHIEVEMENTS 13 FEDERAL INITIATIVES 13 Initiatives Relating to Article 8 of the Convention 13 Initiatives Relating to Other Articles of the Convention 16 INTERNATIONAL/TRANSBOUNDARY 17 CONCLUSIONS 18 APPENDIX I RATIFICATION LIST 21 APPE
Jimi Hendrix On November 27, 1942, Jimi Hendrix was born as John Allen Hendrix in Washington at Seattle General Hospital. His childhood was not a privileged one, however, he did indulge himself in one particular way: Jimi loved to play the guitar. At first he played an old acoustic, and later a cheap Silvertone electric, which were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the defining Hendrix traits (Murray 34- 5) . As a teenager, young Jimi listened to the music which affected h
Leonardo Da Vinci In an age of exploration, Leonardo was the boldest explorer of all. As Cooper writes, while his fellow countryman Christopher Columbus was discovering America, Leonardo in a sense was discovering the world (3). Leonardo had one of the greatest minds of the Renaissance. His inventions were ahead of his time. His art set the standard for later Renaissance artists. Most impressive is his variety of talents and achievements. He mastered all his subjects of study. He is the symbol o
Comparing Treatment Approaches An analytic review of Immunotherapy for Cocaine Addiction by Donald W. Landry (1997) and Buprenorphine Suppresses Cocaine Self-Administration by Rhesus Monkeys by Nancy Mello et al. (1989) The general unsuccessfulness of treating cocaine addicts has led to the development of new therapeutic approaches. Immunotherapy for Cocaine Addiction (Landry, 1997), and Buprenorphine Suppresses Cocaine Self-Administration by Rhesus Monkeys (Mello et al, 1989) are two examples o
Jimi Hendrix: Reflections of the Man Through the Development of His Album Thomas Bowen UWC 4, Hampton November 4, 1996 On November 27, 1942, Jimi Hendrix was born as John Allen Hendrix in Washington at Seattle General Hospital. His childhood was not a privileged one, however, he did indulge himself in one particular way: Jimi loved to play the guitar. At first he played an old acoustic, and later a cheap Silvertone electric, which were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the
Cloning: Is It Right? The biological definition of a clone is an organism that has the same genetic information as another organism or organisms ("Cloning", 1997). From this definition and from information about the science behind cloning, my current view on cloning is that it is ethical. This statement ignores information about how we can misuse cloning and what consequences occur when the procedure is unsuccessful. I currently do not think cloning should be used until it is perfected. I doubt
Hail Hail is a form of precipitation that is formed under certain conditions. Hail can cause serious danger to people and property. Hail is rain packed into round or irregularly shaped pieces of ice called hailstones. Hailstones can be as small as a pea or as big as a grapefruit, sometimes even bigger than that. Most hailstones are about one inch in diameter. The bigger hailstones usually have bumps on them where they have grown more. The most layers ever found on a hailstone was twenty-five. Th
Medicine The history of medicine is like a huge puzzle, and it has taken many tortuous and gruesome routes to try to fit the pieces together. It has gone from ancient myths that attempted to explain disease to the great capabilities of today\'s medicine. The first crude forms of medicine go back to prehistoric man. Even before man appeared on earth, disease existed in the animals that roamed here. Fossils, bones, and teeth can be used to see how prehistoric man fell to disease. Imagine a sickly
Rain Forests "We know there will be problems in environmental terms, many serious problems, but it is a matter of economics. There won\'t be any complete disaster, and what we cannot solve, well, that\'s the price we have to pay." - Eduardo Albuquerque Barbosa There is a constant war that is being fought in the rainforests of South America. The death toll is one that far surpasses any other war in history. Vietnam and World War II had minimal loss of life compared to this never-ending battle. It
C.S. Lewis I. Form and Content Long-time friend and literary executor of the Lewis estate, Owen Barfield has suggested that there were, in fact, three "C. S. Lewises." That is to say, there were three different vocations that Lewis fulfilled--and fulfilled successfully--in his lifetime. There was, first, Lewis the distinguished Oxford don and literary critic; secondly, Lewis, the highly acclaimed author of science fiction and children\'s literature; and thirdly, Lewis, the popular writer and bro
Frankenstein Every spring there is a plethora of new animate beings. Creation is a yearly event for most animals. There are countless children born each day. All living beings procreate. Victor Frankenstein was a scientist, and the goal of science is to discover new information, and Victor Frankenstein was simply being a scientist and creating new information. When Victor Frankenstein created his monster, it could be compared to genetic engineering or cloning of today. Scientists are trying to r
Terry and Schumacher: World Renowned Movie Critics Emily Terry 13 October 1998 Christian Ethics- G Movie Review My Dinner With Andre is an interesting movie. It addresses such issues as Levels of Being, Progressions, Self-awareness, and the Types of Knowledge. In this way the content is very adequate and meaningful. However, the way in which the director chooses to portray this incredibly deep content is poor. The situation is two men, Wally and Andre, in a restaurant, discussing their lives, mo
“What I Know, Assume, or Imagine” February 2, 1999 Have you ever asked yourself “What career should I get into?” If so, and you ever thought about fire fighting, this is the paper that could help you make a decision. Here is why I’m researching this vocation. I don’t know about you but just the thought of running out of a burning building with a five year old child holding a teddy bear, flung over your shoulder, really catches my attention. I have heard and used the word “hero” many times, but w
Environmental Protection Why focus on Environmental Protection? Almost any policy issue could serve to illustrate the significant themes, but environmental protection places them in particularly bold relief. It involves an extremely broad range of scientific information, including most of the physical, biological, and social sciences. The questions of risk and uncertainty that it presents are especially subtle. Furthermore, the environment provides an excellent example of what happens when these
Labyrinths and Mazes Labyrinths and mazes have been around for literally thousands of years. They have special uses in all fields and studies for humankind. Mazes are used to not only study humans and their intelligence, but also that of animals. Mazes and labyrinths are used in so many ways it may boggle the mind. They are used to test memory, to entertain, to provide good story plots for cheesy movies, sometimes even those movies that aren\'t so cheesy, and in some places provide decoration. L
Greek Mythology R.S. Greek mythology is the beliefs and ritual observances of the ancient Greeks. In ancient times, the Greeks explained the beginnings of the world and society with mythology, using stories and legends about a variety of gods. We can read about these myths and legends in books thanks to ancient works like the Theogony by Hesoid and the Odyssey and the Iliad by Homer. Greek mythology was believed to be developed from the primitive religions of the people from Crete. They believed
Humpback Whale Danielle M. Williams Life Science M @ 4:00 November 9, 1998 To look up into the mountains and see the steam rolling from a mountain stream on a cold winters morning is a beautiful sight. However, to look out over the horizon and see the white spray of salt water coming from the blow of a huge humpback whale is much more exciting sight and a whole lot warmer. in the ocean, the color of the water, and The hump-back whale gets it’s name from the distinctive hump in front of the dorsa
The Life and Works of Robert Louis Stevenson Mike Webb Mrs. Burns English 12 Acc. 12/5/98 When it is stated that Robert Louis Stevenson lived one of the hardest, most painful, yet most rewarding lives of a Victorian writer, the fact is accepted as common knowledge. Most critics and historians agree that his romantic adventure novels will never be surpassed. Stevenson, who some say is the greatest storyteller of the nineteenth century, overcame unbelievable health problems throughout his life to
BRAVE NEW SOMETHING A doctor closes the door behind him and moves to sit down at his desk. The young couple waits nervously to hear the results. The doctor folds his hands and tells the expecting parents, “Your child will be born with Downs’ Syndrome, an IQ of 72, and no matter what he does, he will always have trouble keeping his weight down.” The couple winces in disappointment. “But”, says the doctor, “There is a process by which we can change all that for the better”. The process is called g
Definition of Religion and Defense Science/Religion Definition of Religion: Religion is norms,values, or a way of life to an individual or community. A spiritual guide that governs the way a person lives from day to day by giving that person hope, belief, and reason to exist in this world. Religion can be whatever that person makes of it. Religion can be a persons assets, family, or other individuals or possessions, it can be many things besides worship to a "God" or "Deity". It can be whatever
Breakthroughs in Astronomy and Medicine in the 16th and 17th Centuries It was during the 16th and 17th centuries when man\'s view of the unvierse and himself changed drastically. This came after a millenium of repetition and stagnation in the development of science. People finally began questioning what they were told, and they went out to find proof rather than assuming on the basis of authority and common sense. These advances in astronomy and medicine came about in the same era, and were not
Cloning Even since a little lamb came forward saying that cloning of mammals is possible the world has been in a state of bewilderment. This means that if cloning a sheep is possible, how far away are humans? Is there a new generation of Dr. Frankensteins coming? I hope to answer this question, the process of cloning, the positive and negative aspects, ethical aspects, and an authors view of cloning all the way back from the 1940\'s. The basics however, are the first part. The process of cloning
Regeneration The ability to regenerate the tissues of the human central nervous system (CNS) is one of the greatest projects undertaken by biomedical engineers today. With this eventual technology, permanent paralysis and blindness due to CNS injury will be a thing of the past. Central nervous system injuries will be repairable, an idea that was, until recently, just a fanciful dream, something out of a science fiction novel. In the last few years, however, giant strides have been made to make t
Creationism Traditionally creationism has roots in many religions. There are various forms of creationism in many cultures. One of the most popular tenets in cultures around the world are variation of pair of male and female that parent the entire earth of humans. They indicate generally that there is first cause of humans and animals, usually as a result of an omnipotent being. The Christian version of creationism, that preach God as the sole creator of everything, and that everything that we s
2001 A Space Odyssey Introduction This story takes us all the way to Saturn and finally to another Universe. Written by Arthur C. Clark in 1968 , this man is a great writer . He originally wrote this story as a friend´s request , Stanley Kubrik , who had asked him for ideas to make a movie . Later on Arthur C. Clarke made some alterations from the original story , and published it. ABOUT ARTHUR C. CLARKE Born at Minehead, Somerset in 1917: educated at Huish\'s Grammar School, Taunton. Entered H.
Aristotle Aristotle was born in 384 BC and lived until 322 BC. He was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shares with Plato being considered the most famous of ancient philosophers. He was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, the son of a physician to the royal court. When he was 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato\'s Academy. He stayed for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 BC, Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his named H
History and Philosophy of Medicine: Bodies in History Examine the ways in which psycho-social and sexual problems became medicalised in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Were men and women affected differently by this process? A typical approach to the examination of the history of medicine involves constructing a time line upon which are placed a series of ‘breakthroughs’ which are judged for their contribution to current knowledge. This purely technical rationale does not provide t
The Life of LOUIS PASTEUR Louis Pasteur was born on December 27, 1822, in Dôle, a small town in France. He grew in a humble family and his father was a tanner. He graduated in 1840 from the College of Arts at Besancon and entered the prestigious Ecole Namale Supervieure, Paris, to work for his doctorate degree. He chose for his studies the then obscure science of crystallography, which was to have a great influence on his career. Pasteur entered the scientific world as a professor of physics at
Nuclear Weapons A major problem concerning the world today is the disposal of nuclear weapons. With the Cold War, we have seen a massive build up of nuclear weapons, and no, that we are no longer in a state of global warfare, what is to be done with them? As a result of the build-up in nuclear weapons during the cold war the world is now facing major environmental problems trying to deactivate them, and in addition major debate are occurring on the policies of disarmament and deterrence as solut
Chemistry Social Issues SPELLING/PUNCTUALITY MISTAKES MAY BE PRESENT--PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK...JUST A WARNING Recently the cloning of a living life form was brought from the realms of science fiction to reality with the cloning of a sheep named Dolly. The instantaneous reaction of the world have been mixed. So many questions arise. What if some one like Suddam Huisein had access to this technology? Would people want to identical copies of deceased friend and relative? What are the chances of people
The Importance of Classification Systems in Science People have been classifying objects since the beginning of time. We continue to classify objects, grouping them together so that they fit nicely together with other similar objects. For example, in the supermarket, all of the ice cream is placed together in the freezer so that we know exactly where to find it. In Biology, we classify living things because there are so many, and keeping track of such a variety would be very difficult otherwise.
MARINE BIOLOGISTS Perhaps one of the most important administrations in the world is the Nation Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, more commonly referred to as the NOAA. It was established in 1970. There are 400 officers in the program and over 12,000 employees. This organization helps the career of Marine Biology and promotes its well being. Welcome to the wonderful world of Marine Biology. Marine Biology starts when there is pollution in the water and then they take samples of the water an
What is Darwin\'s Theory? Many scientists have different understandings and uses of bioengineering. Darwin\'s Theory on natural selection has stirred up some controversies on whether or not to remain studying and researching for information on the theory. Jeremy Rifkin, a philosopher and environmental activist, portrays in his article the world will be coming to an end if we remain to use bioengineering the way that we have been. He feels it is a waste of time and money to keep researching on Da
Genetic Engineering Genetic engineering is the process of scientifically changing the body. You can change the body by increasing reproduction, cloning, and engineering genes. The church is totally against genetic engineering for the reason that God made all of us different, for a reason. Also, people can be cured when genes are removed and new ones are added. Finally, there are quite a few animals used such as mice and goats. For example, two goats were genetically engineered to breed better mi
Greek Review Assignment I. Effects of geography upon existence. How did they make a living? 1. rough terrain- mountain ranges separating deep valleys. 2. not enough farmland to feed people- forced to the sea to find food. 3. surrounded by seas on 3 sides, many harbors. 4. farmers raised grains, figs, olives, and grapes. 5. not enough basic food supplies led farmers to grow grapes and olives, the wine and oil could be sold abroad. 6. business in ancient Greece centered around farming. II. Types o
THE DESTRUCTION OF MAN KIND "We know there will be problems in environmental terms, many serious problems, but it is a matter of economics. There won\'t be any complete disaster, and what we cannot solve, well, that\'s the price we have to pay." - Eduardo Albuquerque Barbosa There is a constant war that is being fought in the rainforests of South America. The death toll is one that far surpasses any other war in history. Vietnam and World War II had minimal loss of life compared to this never en
Mythology People of the ancient world needed something to believe in, a deity or an idea. The reason for mythology is not known for sure, but it is thought to be a kind of religion and an answer to how something in nature came into existence. This would be ideas like; man, animals, flowers or trees, the sun, the moon, the stars, earthquakes, etc. The idea of religion is thought of from myths, because most of the myths have to do with gods or goddesses and religious ideas. The theories of the sou