Confucianism and Ancient Chinese Society: A Closer Look Jason Lee Allen Confucianism was apparent in ancient Chinese culture in many ways. It was, in fact, the dominant force in shaping and defining many relationships in ancient china, such as between state and citizen, parent and child, and so forth. It also had the distinction of forming the basis of the Chinese Civil Service examination system, which was the first of its kind in the world and lasted two millennia. Confucianism was a tradition
City University of New York The City University of New York was not always the complex beaurocratic giant it is today. CUNY finds it’s roots on 138th Street in Manhattan, at what is now known as The City College of New York, but one school in a network of campus’ that form CUNY. Originally CUNY was but one school, with an ambitious dream of providing education to more of New York’s burgeoning population. The Free Academy was founded in 1847. It opened with a mission to provide education for all
College Journal April 27, 1999 Well, I’ve managed to do it. I’ve been taken over by the “college lifestyle!” Here I am, 4 months into my first year of college, and it feels like it’s only been a few days since I first moved into my assigned cubical-333. My grades absolutely suck. I’ve never made such horrible grades in my life-I mean, who ever thought that you could actually get a “G” on an exam? Or at least that’s what the 37 equals out to be. My social life is about the ONLY thing I seem to be
Therapy Millions of people around the world are living with pain that could be prevented with the use of alternative therapies. As a result many of these people use harmful or ineffective drugs and surgeries in an attempt to cure their ailments. With a steady schedule of massage therapy, acupuncture, and healthy foods, people can lead a healthy and invigorating life without drugs or surgery. During the time of the ancient Roman gladiators, massage therapy was used to treat everything from headac
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov “Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress. When I get fed up with one, I spend the night with the other” - Anton Chekhov Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a key component in the world of literature. He was born January 17, 1860 in the town of Taganrog, Ukraine. He grew up the son of a grocer, and was shadowed by his fathers tyranny and religious fanaticism. As a child he attended a Greek boys school, and grammar school. Early on he felt a calling to practice me
Vegetarianism There is a new threat to today’s dinner table. It is not tainted meat. It is not salmonella. It is something much more subtle. It is vegetarianism. It is a growing trend with teenagers and is making its way into the typical American diet. Vegetables are no longer just a side dish; now, even restaurants have completely vegetarian entrees. The choices are not limited to just one or two items at many reputable restaurants there is ten to twelve vegetarian selections. It is OK to be a
Dreams A dream can be defined as a vision of anything that is possible or desirable to one. Like bits and pieces of intrigue, dreams lay a path for every person to follow to reach their own point of fulfillment. Dreams are perhaps some of the most important forces that drive people to do things and work hard. Most of the time dreams are not the easiest things to accomplish because they are our dreams. They require hard work, dedication, and persistence in order to receive the desired results. In
Health: Sports Medicine December 30, 1997 Participation in athletics is both an enjoyable pastime and a part of keeping physically and mentally fit. Some individuals may only be interested in general conditioning and weight loss, while others may want specific exercises for certain events. Regardless of the activity, risks are always involved, and today\'s physician must be able to not only treat the various injuries that arise , but also offer counsel on a wide range of other interrelated subje
Daily Life In Rome by Zach Aumage 4/29/99 Roman life was very interesting. The Romans had one of the best cultures. They lived in the best city of their time. In the following you will learn about the daily life of Romans including: Rome, Looks, Children, The house, and Romans Activities. The city all Romans lived in was of course Rome. Rome was a very fast growing civilized city. Living in Rome was crowded and busy. There was a ten mile circumference of the city. Because Rome grew quickly past
Opium Codeine derivative of opium. It is a white crystalline solid, slightly soluble in water and soluble in organic solvents. When heated, it first loses water and then melts at 315° F. Chemically a methyl ether of morphine, codeine has similar physiological effects but to a lesser degree, particularly because it is less habit-forming. It is used to reduce pain and to suppress coughing. Analgesic, class of drugs that relieve pain without causing loss of consciousness. The drugs range from the n
Hormone Replacement Therapy Due to the decrease of estrogen in postmenopausal women, heart disease is the leading cause of death in women sixty-five years of older. A primary focus of women’s health care over the last decade is the reversal hormone replacement therapy and change in lifestyle can have over this devastating disease. Hormone replacement therapy has been found, not only to prevent cardiovascular illness, but also aids in the fight of osteoporosis and epidermal changes. The ultimate
Space Age Technology Man has innovated through out history, always developing new technologies and making great advances in science. One field of science that has grown exponentially is the department of space exploration. We now live in an age of knowledge in which space technology plays a great role, by developing new means of communication by which we can share our knowledge. The only problem is that this new age of knowledge is not very accessible to everyone on the planet. Third world count
The American Revolution There were many reasons to start the revolution against the British. One of the main reasons was the tax that was placed on the many every day items such as sugar, tea, glass, almanacs, paper, and pamphlets. This tax lead to many different situations such as riots and other things like tar and feathering. These thing and many more would lead to The Boston Tea Party. This was an act to get the tax on tea lifted. The cry was "No Taxation without Repersentation." The Boston
Genetic Engineering: Designing Our Kids Futures A momentous pioneering journey began in 1987. A group of zealous research scientist received approval for a series of tests involving genetics with the condition that there would be no experiments involving human beings. These scientists carried their experiments to the furthest extreme reaching a cessation. Now they’re brushing the realm of actually altering a fetus before it is conceived. Do humans as a species have the right to “play” with the v
Animal Testing Using animals for testing is wrong and should be banned. They have rights just as we do. Twenty-four hours a day humans are using defenseless animals for cruel and most often useless tests. The animals have no way of fighting back. This is why there should be new laws to protect them. These legislations also need to be enforced more regularly. Too many criminals get away with murder. Although most labs are run by private companies, often experiments are conducted by public organiz
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
Business and Technology Introduction Science and technology are advancing at a very rapid rate, but do we really understand all that is going on? Probably not. This paper will identify current issues related to science and technology from the business, governmental, and societal perspectives. However, before we can begin to understand the advances in science and technology, we must know the definitions of them. The Microsoft Encarta 97 Encyclopedia on compact disk defines science as "the observa
Rene Descartes Rene Descartes was a French mathematician, philosopher, and scientist. His many contributions in the fields of science, mathematics, rational thought, scientific method, and astrononomy established him as one of the great minds in history. Many consider Descartes as the first of the modern school of mathematics. He is also often called the father of modern philosophy. He was one of the founders of coordinate geomoetry and algebraic notation, and his interest in astronomy led to ma
John Ernst Steinbeck John Ernst Steinbeck was an American novelist, short storywriter, dramatist, and essayist. He was born in 1902 and died December 20, 1968. He attended Stanford University, specializing in marine biology (Herzberg 1079). Steinbeck’s first published book was Cup of Gold , which was not successful. Tortilla Flat , his first successful novel, was published in 1935. John Steinbeck is best known for his vivid portrayals of the hardship of the Great Depression in Grapes of Wrath ,
Laser What is a laser? The word laser is short for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. Laser light is an entirely new kind of light, more brilliant, more intense than anything found in nature. Laser light can be so powerful that it can vaporize any known material on earth in a fraction of a second. It can bore holes in the toughest metals or easily pierce the hardness of a diamond. In contrast, less powerful, exquisitely precise beams from other kinds of lasers can be used t
Breat Cancer In the United States in 1995 alone, 43,063 died from breast cancer. It is the number two cancer killer and the number one cancer in females ages 15 to 54. On average if a woman gets this disease, their life expectancy drops nineteen and a half years. This cancer is within the top three cancers of all woman above the age of 15, and comprises 6% of all health care costs in the U.S. totaling an astounding 35 billion dollars a year. An average woman is said to have a one in thirty chanc
Human Cloning Thesis Statement: Cloning has been in practice throughout the world and is slowly reaching extraordinary feats; in addition people have reason for cloning whether it be medical or not; cloning has also opened a morality and religious up roar that has governments concerned; finally, it has left open ended issues as who will benefit and if criminals can clone? I. Recent developments A. 1979 cloning B. 1996 cloning II. Medical A. Bone marrow B. Organ transplants III. Longer life A. Sp
Physical Fitness Wellness centers, health clubs, gyms and spas are all dedicated to overall fitness and well being. Day in and day out, people across the country participate in workout routines, aerobics classes and various types of exercises in any one of these facilities. In the Lafayette area, three of the most popular fitness clubs to attend are Red Lerille’s, Shades for women, and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. For this assignment all three of these facilities were contacted f
Blackfeet: Land and Language is the Heritage by Andreas Knudsen [ Original pagination indicated in slash marks, e.g. /4/ indicates the end of page 4.] Reprinted from Indigenous Affairs, January/February/March 1996. Published by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs. The original homeland of the Blackfoot Nation contains the so-called Northern Rocky Mountain Front, the largest woodland of the USA outside of Alaska. Part of the Front is the 500 km2 large Badger-Two Medicine which the
Marijuana: The Legalization Their Side: After the sustaining vote in November of 1996 and coming into effect the beginning of this year, marijuana is now legal to medical patients in California and Arizona. Proposition 215 reads as follows: The people of the State of California hereby find and declare that the purposes of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 are as follows: (A) To ensure that seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes where that medic
World\'s Oldest Person By Michael Vitez Sarah Knauss is 118 years old. She is the world\'s oldest person and lives in an Allentown nursing home. Her daughter, Kitty Sullivan, turned 95 Tuesday. She just gave away her Oldsmobile and moved into a retirement community across the street from her mother. The daughter says she\'s having a hard time adjusting to living around so many old people. "I feel like an inmate," she said. Sarah\'s grandson, Robert Butz, 73, lives near Reading. He has collected
Good Drug or Bad Drug? You have cancer or AIDS. The treatment doctors give you is making you terribly sick and you want to give up. You can\'t keep food down and you\'re wasting away. Your doctor knows a drug that will ease the nausea and pain, bring back your appetite and make you feel better. It has few side-effects and there\'s no lethal dose. But your doctor risks going to jail for recommending it and you risk going to jail for buying or using it. It\'s marijuana (Jacobs, 618). For hundreds
HYPNOSIS The term hypnosis has been defined many different ways. Almost every different source has a different definition of the word. Some sources will even say that since hypnosis can not be scientifically proven there is no such thing as hypnosis at all. However, some specialists have come up with a working definition for lack of a better one: Hypnosis is a particular state of the nervous system in which the organized inhibition of certain areas permits unaccustomed action. The trance can con
Managed Health Care Of the approximately 257.8 million individuals currently living in the United States of America, every one of them has a need for effective, affordable and accessible health care coverage and services. Within the past thirty to forty years, the scope and cost of health care coverage and services has drastically changed, altering the manner in which health care was previously managed. There are several factors that have affected the cost of health care coverage over the course
Egypt Crystal Heaven Anthropology Research Paper 9 December 98 The Egyptian Hall at the Carnegie Museum is an excellent way to study ancient Egyptian culture. I was surprised to see all of the interesting facts I could gather about the culture I once knew very little about. The research project for my anthropology class taught me a lot about the history of Egypt, and now I know more about the culture than I ever thought I would. The first topic about Egypt we were to study was its geography. The
Euthanasia A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly because they feel that as a democratic country, we have the right to decide for ourselves whether or not to terminate someone\'s life. The stronger and more widely held opinion is against Euthanasia primarily because society feels that it is god\'s task to determine when someone\'s time has come, and we as human beings are in no position to behave as god and end someone\'s life. When humans take it upon themselves to shor
History of Basketball James Naismith, an instructor in physical education at the International Young Men\'s Christian Association (YMCA) Training School in Springfield, Mass., devised basketball in December 1891. Naismith, who later became a doctor of medicine, hung up two peach baskets, one at either end of the gymnasium, as goals. His YMCA athletes played the first game with a soccer ball, passing it back and forth until one team was able to throw it into its assigned basket. That first game w
The Benefits of Human Cloning There are many ways in which in which human cloning is expected to benefit mankind. Below is a list of ways that it is expected to help people. This list is far from complete. Human cloning technology could be used to reverse heart attacks. Scientists believe that they may be able to treat heart attack victims by cloning their healthy heart cells and injecting them into the areas of the heart that have been damaged. Heart disease is the number one killer in the Unit
The Apprenticeship The world is composed of a beautiful assortment of people. Several differences exist between these people. One of these differences is social class. Two major social classes exist: the lower class and the higher class. In the novel, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler, the actions and thoughts of Duddy Kravitz and the people he encounters identify the differences between these two classes. These classes are different when it comes to how much education, the
Frankenstein It can be said that one is ultimately responsible for their own destiny within their own lives. This includes fortune, as well as misfortune. Victor Frankenstein of Geneva is responsible for his own downfall and death in Mary Shelley’s work, Frankenstein. It can be argued that Victor is a victim of the Creation’s vengeance and rage upon Victor for his own tragic life, but several factors prove that Victor brought his own tragedy upon himself. His passion and quest for knowledge as w
Italian Renaissance The Italian Renaissance was a time of rebirth, questioning and exploration in Italy beginning in the early 1300’s. During this time the arts, sciences, and literary philosophy flourished. Italian scholars and artists studied the work, learnings, and art of the ancient Roman and Greeks in attempts to recapture the works of ancient Greece and Rome in their own literary and philosophic works. The Italian Renaissance overlapped a period called the Middle or Dark Ages. This was a
SIGMUND FREUD THE FATHER OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 and died in 1939. He was a successful psysiologist, medical doctor, and psychologist. He was recognized as one of the most influential and respected thinkers of the twentieth century. He originally worked in close association with Joseph Bruer, and created the theory of psychology. He refined teh concept of the unconscious, of infatile sexuality, of repression, and proposed a tri-partite account of the mind\'s structure
Auschwitz In the concentration camp Auschwitz there was a lot of medical experimentation going on. One of the major horrors would have to be Block 10. Block 10 was the medical experimentation block in Auschwitz which was filled with German doctors. Block 10 would have been a even balance of horrors. When being an experimental subject it could prolong someone’s life or it could terminate it immediately. Some of the test you might under go would have to be skin testing for reaction to relatively b
Genetic Engineering / Cloning Genetic engineering, altering the inherited characteristics of an organism in a predetermined way, by introducing into it a piece of the genetic material of another organism. Genetic engineering offers the hope of cures for many inherited diseases, once the problem of low efficiencies of effective transfer of genetic material is overcome. Another development has been the refinement of the technique called cloning, which produces large numbers of genetically identica
Legalization or Prohibition of Marijuana Legalization and Prohibition 2 Marijuana is the spanish name for a mixture of dried leaves, stems, seeds and flowering tops, which come from the Cannabis plant. The primary psychoactive ingredient that is isolated is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabolin or THC. This is concentrated from the resin of the plant and can be produced differently to prepare various potencies of marijuana. Environment and genetics can also effect the potency. The plant itself can grow i
Futurism: America Beyond 2001 The bridge to the 21st century is under construction, and the only way we’re going to be able to build it quickly and correctly is if we understand the technological challenges ahead of us. If we ignore those challenges, then we’ll likely end up in the river. These are market-driven challenges for industry, and anytime the marketplace challenges us, that’s a tremendous opportunity for business growth and profitability. Global market forces are opening up these new o
Eternal Life? This paper concerns itself with the question of "Is there eternal life?" In discussing eternal life I will attempt to prove that eternal life is a psychological idea that in turn becomes reality. In attempting to prove that eternal life, as an idea becomes reality, this paper will do the following steps: -give a brief history of the idea of eternal life, define the following terms, (eternal, life, reality, and ideas). I will present evidence that proves that the idea of eternal lif
The Greeks of the Classical and Hellenistic Period The Greeks, of the Classical and Hellenistic period, were appropriately admired. From the year 479B.C to 400B.C., many Greeks city-states had evolved into very distinct and diverse communities. The Greeks were admired because of their experimentation with forms of government, their excellence in art, and their “modernized (S, 55)” way of thinking. First I would like to discuss the forms of government that the Greeks experimented with. One of tho
Virgil Virgil was born on the ides of October, during the first consulship of Gnaeus Pompeius the Great and Marcus Licinius Crassus, in a region called Andes, not far from Mantua. While his mother was pregnant with him, she dreamed that she gave birth to a laurel branch, which struck root when it touched the earth and sprang up on the spot, so that it looked like a full-grown tree, stuffed with diverse fruits and flowers. And the following day, while she was making for the neighboring fields wit
La Tesina Di Biologia Prof.essa.Sofia Annunziata LE MALATTÝE GENETÝCHE preparato da Canses Abi Canses Abi LE MALATTÝE GENETÝCHE La Tesina Di Biologia La Sinrome Di Marfan; · Introduzione · Che cosa é la sindrome di Marfan? · Quali sono le caratteristiche scheletriche ? · Anormalita dentali · Come vengono colpiti gli occhi? · Quali sono le caratteristiche relative al sistema cardiovasolare? Attivita fisiche · Sono coinvolti i polmoni? · Cosa causa la sindrome di Marfan? · Come si puo diagnosticar
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder The causes and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are generally similar in children and adults. The traumatic experience is followed by recurrent or intrusive recollections, including repetitive play, frightening dreams, reenactment of the trauma, and intense reactions to symbolic reminders of the trauma. The child tries to avoid thoughts, feelings, people, and places associated with the traumatic event and may be unable to recall important aspects o
Astronauts The Astronauts, the only people who have had the wonderful chance to step outside this atmosphere. Astronauts conduct experiments and gather information for anything from finding out how other living creatures survive in space to seeing how the human body can handle zero-g conditions. Astronauts must undergo training in order to perform one of the most dangerous jobs due to the fact that in space there is no 911. Robert H. Goddard and Hermann Oberth are recognized as the fathers of sp
Tobacco Daddy’s Little Girl: Torchbearer For Tobacco Study of Smoking Behavior: Predisposition, Prediction, and Consequences Abstract: The abatement of tobacco use was promising in the 70s and 80s. Teenagers were engaging in smoking in ever increasing less numbers. The 90’s came upon with numbers of adolescent users that increased as the years progressed. A record number demographic group has appeared through the smoke. An explosion of adolescent girls are accounting for this decade’s resurgence
Veterinary Medicine Veterinary medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases of animals. Treating pets is one of the most profitable fields in veterinary medicine. The proper vaccination of animals and the diagnosis of diseases are part of a veterinarian’s duties. The first step to a career in veterinary medicine is deciding that it is the right path for you. If you like animals, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind, and want a challenging job with different respo
Henrik Ibsen Henrik Ibsen was born at Skien in Norway on March 20, 1828. When he was eight, his father went bankrupt. This event made a deep impression upon him. After they went bankrupt, his family moved to a small farm north of the town where they lived in poverty. Henrik was forced to attend a small local school. He received a substandard education. In 1843, the family returned to town. Unfortunately they were still poor. Ibsen came from a very dysfunctional family. His domineering father was