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Taoism: Action Versus Inaction
Taoism: Action Versus Inaction
Taoism: Action Versus Inaction The Star Trek The Next Generation episode: Booby Trap shows a perfect example of Taoist thought. The crew of the Enterprise is always taking some action in order to achieve a specific goal. This episode shows that through inaction you can sometimes achieve far more than you could through action. The mind of the physical senses cannot grasp the concepts of the unnameable. The crew of the Enterprise learn a valuable lesson on the nature of decision making and how t
The Success of Michael Crichton's Novels in the Me
The Success of Michael Crichton's Novels in the Me
The Success of Michael Crichton\'s Novels in the Media Industry One only has to look at the astonishing opening weekend of Paramount Pictures\' action adventure thriller Congo which was universally panned by critics, to be reminded of the power of the person who created the underlying material: Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton. The film\'s whopping $24.6 million opening, which shocked insiders, underscored the value to Hollywood of an exclusive club of best-selling writers (Eller 3). Michae
Audio Format Wars
Audio Format Wars
Audio Format Wars By: Sheldon Khan Before buying a new car, getting married, or adopting a new audio format it is wise to ask a few questions, peer under the hood, and ask the advice of someone you trust. Will the new format satisfy your needs not only now but, also in the future? Will it look (and sound) as good on all the mornings after you first met? The analogue cassette is an old and trusted versatile friend that went with you on those morning jogs and cruised in the car with you on Friday
Neil Young in Halifax
Neil Young in Halifax
Neil Young in Halifax I was getting ready for school one morning when my father said that my cousin Jennifer was on the phone and she wanted to know if I wanted a ticket to the Neil Young concert coming up in Halifax. I said I did and I kind of forgot about it. It was Halloween night and I was listening to an old Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young album when I looked at the release date when I realized that in a mere five days I was going to witness a legend in his finest form. Some say the Neil You
Paul McCartney: Six Feet Under?
Paul McCartney: Six Feet Under?
Paul McCartney: Six Feet Under? I read the news today, oh boy, about a lucky man who made the grade...he blew his mind out in a car. He didn\'t notice that the lights had changed.(the Beatles, 1967) These lyrics proved to fans that Paul McCartney had indeed died in a tragic auto accident in late 1966. Some people were skeptical about the explanation, but upon investigating the album covers and the lyrics of the Beatles\' songs, the story seems to make sense. Some of the lyrics have to be a twist
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park The story Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton takes place on a small island near Costa Rica, it’s about a park full of dinosaurs created by Dr. Hammond. The dinosaurs are locked in large cages with electric fences. But as the mathematician Ian Malcolm predicted, nature cannot be controlled. They find this out when the security system goes out. They soon lost the electric fence and the dinosaurs started to escape. They try to restore the power and are successful but it did not matter
Computer Viruses: Past, Present And Future
Computer Viruses: Past, Present And Future
Computer Viruses: Past, Present And Future In our health-conscious society, viruses of any type are an enemy. Computer viruses are especially pernicious. They can and do strike any unprotected computer system, with results that range from merely annoying to the disastrous, time-consuming and expensive loss of software and data. And with corporations increasingly using computers for enterprise-wide, business-critical computing, the costs of virus-induced down-time are growing along with the threa
Taoism- action vs inaction
Taoism- action vs inaction
taoism- action vs inaction Taoism: Action Versus Inaction The Star Trek The Next Generation episode: Booby Trap shows a perfect example of Taoist thought. The crew of the Enterprise is always taking some action in order to achieve a specific goal. This episode shows that through inaction you can sometimes achieve far more than you could through action. The mind of the physical senses cannot grasp the concepts of the unnameable. The crew of the Enterprise learn a valuable lesson on the nature o
The Success of Michael Crichton's Novels in the Me
The Success of Michael Crichton's Novels in the Me
The Success of Michael Crichton\'s Novels in the Media Industr The Success of Michael Crichton\'s Novels in the Media Industry One only has to look at the astonishing opening weekend of Paramount Pictures\' action adventure thriller Congo which was universally panned by critics, to be reminded of the power of the person who created the underlying material: Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton. The film\'s whopping $24.6 million opening, which shocked insiders, underscored the value to Hollywood
Anthrax Vaccination
Anthrax Vaccination
Anthrax Vaccination The anthrax vaccination is the only known defense available for United States Troops against the deadly anthrax virus. Many experts have said it is not effective against inhalation anthrax. Studies have not been conclusive in their findings. The chance of living if you have received the anthrax vaccination seems better. More studies should be conducted outside the Department of Defense, with their cooperation, before the process to vaccinate troops continues. Anthrax is a dis
Canadian Indian Act
Canadian Indian Act
Canadian Indian Act The first Canadian Indian Act was issued in 1876. Though it has been revised numerous times, this hundred and thirty year old legislation has been left virtually unchanged. Established in order to ensure the assimilation of Native Americans in Canada, the Indian Act instead had achieved the total opposite. It has made this distinction more and has given immense power to the government, letting them control all who reside on the reserves. It was then that the distinction betwe
Cloning
Cloning
Cloning The first thing that must be cleared up is what is cloning, and what is a clone. A clone is an organism derived asexually from a single individual by cuttings, bulbs, tubers, fission, or parthenogenesis reproduction ( Cloning , 1997). Pathogenesis reproduction is the development of an organism from an unfertilized ovum, seed or spore ( Pathogenesis , 1997). So cloning, biologically speaking, is any process in which production of a clone is successful. Therefore, the biological term cloni
Formal Recommendation To Purchase A New ATV
Formal Recommendation To Purchase A New ATV
Formal Recommendation To Purchase A New ATV Summary This report shows how the maintenance department can increase work efficiency. The improvements will result from purchasing a new ATV. This report focuses on the aspects of purchasing a new ATV to reach the maintenance department’s goal. The evaluating criteria include: rack capacity, towing capacity, ground clearance, fuel capacity, and cost. To improve the work efficiency of the maintenance department, the 2000 Yamaha Grizzly should be purcha
France's Ecconomy
France's Ecconomy
France\'s Ecconomy France is one of the world\'s richest nations. Industrialization began at the end of the 18th century. Unlike England and the rest of Europe, France failed to maintain the momentum of its early industrial start and was still an agricultural nation at the end of the 19th century. Most growth has occurred since the end of World War II. France now ranks among the world\'s most economically advanced nations. A distinctive feature of the postwar French economy has been national eco
Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright These ideas proposed by Wright represent a half century of ingenuity and unrivaled creativity. Wright was unquestionably a architectural genius and was years ahead of his time. The biggest obstacle which held Wright back throughout his career was the lack of technogaly that was present during his time. As a architect, Wright accomplished more that any other in history, with the possible exception of DaVincci or Michangelo. His philosophy of Organic Architecture showed the worl
Literary Utopian Societies
Literary Utopian Societies
Literary Utopian Societies Literary Utopian Societies “The vision of one century is often the reality of the next…” (Nelson 108). Throughout time, great minds have constructed their own visions of utopia. Through the study of utopias, one finds that these “perfect” societies have many flaws. For example, most utopias tend to have an authoritarian nature (Manuel 3). Also, another obvious imperfection found in the majority of utopias is that of a faulty social class system (Thomas 94). But one mus
Panama Canal as a Chokepoint
Panama Canal as a Chokepoint
Panama Canal as a Chokepoint Truly one of the great engineering feats of all time, the Canal is an absolute must. 80 kilometers in length, with some of it hewn from solid rock, the Canal gives passage to all types of vessels, from huge tankers to the Queen Elizabeth II. Designed at the turn of the century and operating since 1914. Even by today\'s standards it is awesome to see a container ship gliding through massive locks and past a rain forest. The French started a canal in 1880 under De Less
Public Information
Public Information
Public Information Ever wonder how a person not known obtains critical information once unavailable to the public? Nowadays, the easy access of computers makes it almost impossible for citizens to completely be out of the risk of privacy invasion. Anything we do is being monitored discreetly or publicly by others. Yet, there are different ways in which this issue can be viewed. It is harmful in the way that we do not know exactly what is being monitored by others, nor the way it is being used. P
SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLES
SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLES
SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLES We see them everywhere these days, on the way to work, on the highways, parked in every driveway and hundreds of them by every shopping center. Sports utility vehicles have given a new meaning to the word car. When it comes to safety, SUV\'s (sports utility vehicle) are by far the most dangerous vehicles on the road, and the road is exactly the place they should not be. Sports utility vehicles are designed for off road driving. It seems like bigger the body is on a SUV, t
Stonehenge
Stonehenge
Stonehenge Stonehenge is surely Britain\'s greatest national icon, symbolizing mystery, power and endurance. Its original purpose is unclear to us, but some have speculated that it was a temple made for the worship of ancient earth deities. It has been called an astronomical observatory for marking significant events on the prehistoric calendar. Others claim that it was a sacred site for the burial of high-ranking citizens from the societies of long ago. While we can\'t say with any degree of ce
Cfcs Cause Deterioration of the Ozone Layer
Cfcs Cause Deterioration of the Ozone Layer
Cfcs Cause Deterioration of the Ozone Layer The deterioration of the ozone layer , caused by Cfcs, endangers the lives of humans\'. Cfcs have a diminishing effect on the ozone layer. Furthermore, the deterioration of the ozone cause an increase of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation which can have a negative effect on human skin and eyes. As a writer for newsweek, I have investigated the scenario and found the following information. The earth\'s atmosphere is a blanket of air that surrounds the planet. T
The Positive And Negative Effects of DNA Profiling
The Positive And Negative Effects of DNA Profiling
The Positive And Negative Effects of DNA Profiling Justin Broyles Apr. 12, 1995 Justice Theory Lance Miller Genetic engineering has developed and blossomed at a frightening rate in the last decade. Originating as merely an area of interest for scientists, genetic engineering has now become an area of which all people should be somewhat knowledgeable. DNA profiling has many uses, both positive and negative, in our society. Aside from its usefulness in many legal investigations, DNA profiling can
The world today seems to be going crazy: The Una
The world today seems to be going crazy: The Una
The world today seems to be going crazy: The Unabomber\'s Manifesto It was May 25th 1978, Terry Marker was on his usual patrol on campus at the University of Illinois. This earmark package, addressed to an engineering professor at Rensselaer from a material science professor at Northwestern, was found in a parking lot. What seemed like an insignificant misplaced parcel was about to start a reign of terror and the longest manhunt in U.S. history. Officer Marker retrieved the package and began t
Electronic Crime
Electronic Crime
Electronic Crime Introduction In the past decade, computer and networking technology has seen enormous growth. It is now possible for people all over the world to communicate and share information from virtually anywhere. This growth however, has not come without a price. With the advent of the Information Highway , as it\'s coined, a new methodology in crime has been created. Electronic crime has been responsible for some of the most financially devastating victimizations in society. In the rec
The positive and negative effects of dna profiling
The positive and negative effects of dna profiling
The positive and negative effects of dna profiling THE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF DNA PROFILING Justin Broyles Apr. 12, 1995 Justice Theory Lance Miller Genetic engineering has developed and blossomed at a frightening rate in the last decade. Originating as merely an area of interest for scientists, genetic engineering has now become an area of which all people should be somewhat knowledgeable. DNA profiling has many uses, both positive and negative, in our society. Aside from its usefulne
UnaBomber
UnaBomber
UnaBomber The world today seems to be going crazy. The Unabomber\'s Manifesto It was May 25th 1978, Terry Marker was on his usual patrol on campus at the University of Illinois. This earmark package, addressed to an engineering professor at Rensselaer from a material science professor at Northwestern, was found in a parking lot. What seemed like an insignificant misplaced parcel was about to start a reign of terror and the longest manhunt in U.S. history. Officer Marker retrieved the package a
Industry Production
Industry Production
Industry Production The structure of industrial production and the service industries is characterized by the prevalence of smarkforce, 30% beingll and medium-sized companies (94% and 5.6% according to 100 workers) thoug981 data), employing, however, only 70% of the workforce, 30% being monopolized by large c ompanies (more than 100 workers) though these comprise only 0.4% of the total. This means that companies are widely dispersed over the whole country, obviously with significant location and
The Panama Canal
The Panama Canal
The Panama Canal The canal is joining the atlantic and pacific oceans. It runs from Cristobal on lemon bay, a part of the Caribbean sea, to Balboa, on the Gulf of Panama. The canal is slightly more than 64 km long, not including the dredged approach channels at either end. The minimum depth is 12.5 m, and the minimum width is 91.5 m. The construction of the canal ranks as one of the greatest engineering works of all time. In history people had interest in a shorter route from the Atlantic to Pac
Ural Mountains
Ural Mountains
Ural Mountains David Bennington Bennington 1 Mr. Macintosh Environmental Science CP9 HR. 5 1/6/96 The Ural Mountains are a rugged spine across Russia, running 1,300 miles from the fringe of the Arctic in the North, to the bend of the Ural River in the South. Traditionally they form a boundary between Europe and Asia. The north- south course of the Urals is relatively narrow, varying from about 20 to 90 miles in width, but it cuts across the vast latitude landscape regions of the Eurasian landmas
Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The House of the Dead
Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The House of the Dead
Fyodor Dostoyevsky\'s The House of the Dead Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow on Nov. 11, 1825. As his father was a former military surgeon, Dostoyevsky grew up in the noble class. He entered the military engineering school at St. Petersburg at age 16. Shortly after graduating, he resigned his commission and devoted all his time to writing. However, he soon became caught up in the movement for political and social reform during the reign of Tsar Nicholas I. He began to participa
Quebec's Quiet Revolution: What Is It? How Has It
Quebec's Quiet Revolution: What Is It? How Has It
Quebec\'s Quiet Revolution: What Is It? How Has It Changed Quebec\'s Society? How Has It Affected Confederation? The English-French relations have not always been easy. Each is always arguing and accusing the other of wrong doings. All this hatred and differences started in the past, and this Quiet revolution, right after a new Liberal government led by Jean Lesage came in 1960. Thus was the beginning of the Quiet Revolution. Lesage had an excellent team of cabinet ministers which included Rene
Natural Resources and Management
Natural Resources and Management
Natural Resources and Management Cultural resources are the traces of all past activities and accomplishments of people that includes designated historic districts, archeological sites, buildings, structures, and objects. These also include less tangible forms like aspects of folklife, traditional or religious practices, and landscapes. These nonrenewable resources often yield unique information about past societies and environments, and can provide answers for modern day social and conservation
The Application of Science to Engineering
The Application of Science to Engineering
The Application of Science to Engineering Improvements in engineering are very important to the industrialization and prosperity of a country. Although engineering improvements sometimes come through trial and error they are most often achieved by applying pure science and mathematics to engineering. Canadian engineering was improved a great deal in this manner. The engineering associated with building materials and long distance communication, two of Canada\'s most important industries, was imp
Garrett Hardin in Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Again
Garrett Hardin in Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Again
Garrett Hardin in Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against the Poor Garrett Hardin writes about saving the poor in his essay Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against the Poor found in The Blair Reader. Hardin writes about how the rich countries are in the lifeboat and the poor countries are swimming in the ocean. He also writes about how the United States helps other countries. Hardin feels that if the government keeps helping other countries and letting people in then America will also drown. We must co
How Technology Effects Modern America
How Technology Effects Modern America
How Technology Effects Modern America The microeconomic picture of the U.S. has changed immensely since 1973, and the trends are proving to be consistently downward for the nation\'s high school graduates and high school drop-outs. “Of all the reasons given for the wage squeeze – international competition, technology, deregulation, the decline of unions and defense cuts – technology is probably the most critical. It has favored the educated and the skilled,” says M. B. Zuckerman, editor-in-chief
Human Cloning Isn't as Scary as It Sounds
Human Cloning Isn't as Scary as It Sounds
Human Cloning Isn\'t as Scary as It Sounds The recent news of the successful cloning of an adult sheep— in which the sheep\'s DNA was inserted into an unfertilized sheep egg to produce a lamb with identical DNA—has generated an outpouring of ethical concerns. These concerns are not about Dolly, the now famous sheep, nor even about the considerable impact cloning may have on the animal breeding industry, but rather about the possibility of cloning humans. For the most part, however, the ethical c
The Influence of Green Groups on the Policy of the
The Influence of Green Groups on the Policy of the
The Influence of Green Groups on the Policy of the United States Abstract: This research examines the relationship between environmental groups and the policies of the United States. The United States political system has been historically anthropocen-tric, or human centered. Environmental groups have been attempting to change this to a biocentric or ecocentric viewpoint, which includes the rights of animals and the environment. These views are nature centered instead of human centered. This stu
Problems in Air Traffic Control and Proposed Solut
Problems in Air Traffic Control and Proposed Solut
Problems in Air Traffic Control and Proposed Solutions In northern California this summer, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unintentionally performed it\'s first operational test of free flight; aviation without direct air traffic control. This was an unintentional experiment because it was a result of a total shut-down of the Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). Although Oakland is only the 16th busiest ARTCC, it\'s responsible for the largest block of airspace of any AT
Reproductive Technologies: Does Choice Mean Freedo
Reproductive Technologies: Does Choice Mean Freedo
Reproductive Technologies: Does Choice Mean Freedom? By David Kinlough One does not, it might be said, increase a person\'s freedom simply by increasing the sheer quantity of possibilities which he or she can choose from. n Richard Norman The issue of reproductive technologies in our society today raises an interesting question. Do they increase a women\'s freedom of choice or do they expand the power of men and science over women. Is freedom to choose what they can do with their bodies truly
A Trip To Panama City
A Trip To Panama City
A Trip To Panama City Day 1: We arrived at Omar Torrijos airport via American Airlines early in the afternoon. We purchased our required tourist cards (3 balboas, as US dollars are called in Panama) at the airport, then caught a taxi for the 18 mile ride to our downtown hotel. The ride in the battered, un-airconditioned car was rather expensive (30 balboas), but the driver spoke English and was very friendly. We arrived at the hotel and checked in. While my dad was checking in I bought a guidebo
Jomo Kenyatta
Jomo Kenyatta
Jomo Kenyatta Throughout the twenitieth century, many individuals have made importaint contributions to their nations or to thier region.Three that i will be talking about are Jomo Kenyatta, Yassir Arafat, and Yizhak Rabin. due to what these Three have done what whould be of there nations or regions. Jomo Kenyatta was the first president of Kenya. He was devoted nationalist who was a staunch protector of Western political and economic interests in Kenya. Kenyatta was widely regarded as a stabili
A trip through panama
A trip through panama
A trip through panama Day 1: We arrived at Omar Torrijos airport via American Airlines early in the afternoon. We purchased our required tourist cards (3 balboas, as US dollars are called in Panama) at the airport, then caught a taxi for the 18 mile ride to our downtown hotel. The ride in the battered, un-airconditioned car was rather expensive (30 balboas), but the driver spoke English and was very friendly. We arrived at the hotel and checked in. While my dad was checking in I bought a guidebo
The Environmental Impact of Eating Beef and Dairy
The Environmental Impact of Eating Beef and Dairy
The Environmental Impact of Eating Beef and Dairy Products There are currently 1.28 billion cattle populating the earth. They occupy nearly 24 percent of the landmass of the planet. Their combined weight exceeds that of the earth\'s entire human population. Raising cows for beef has been linked to several environmental problems, and eating beef can worsen your health. The Dairy Industry puts not only your health in danger from consuming their products, but the lives of the cows that produce them
Archimedes
Archimedes
Archimedes Few certain details remain about the life of antiquity’s greatest mathematician, Archimedes. We know he was born in 287 B.C.E. around Syracuse from a report about 1400 years after the fact. Archimedes tells about his father, Pheidias, in his book The Sandreckoner. Pheidias was an astronomer, who was famous for being the author of a treatise on the diameters of the sun and the moon. Historians speculate that Pheidias’ profession explains why Archimedes chose his career. Some scholars h
The Choosing of a Landfill Site
The Choosing of a Landfill Site
The Choosing of a Landfill Site There is currently much debate on the desirability of landfilling particular wastes, the practicability of alternatives such as waste minimisation or pre- treatment, the extent of waste pre-treatment required, and of the most appropriate landfilling strategies for the final residues. This debate is likely to stimulate significant developments in landfilling methods during the next decade. Current and proposed landfill techniques are described in this information s
China
China
China The World is forever in debt to China for its innovations. Ancient China was extreme advance and many of its discoveries are still in use today. This is what Robert Temple, the author of The Genius of China 3000 years of science, discovery and invention. The book is based on 11 main parts of Chinese innovation. Within these 11 categories, there are 3 main parts that contain the most significant inventions. Robert Temple concentrates the bulk of his examples in these three categories, agric
Decision to fund the Atomic Bomb
Decision to fund the Atomic Bomb
Decision to fund the Atomic Bomb No man-made phenomenon of such tremendous power had ever occurred before. The lighting effects beggared description. The whole country was lighted by a searing light with the intensity many times greater than that of the midday sun. It was golden, purple, violet, gray, and blue... ( Groueff 355). The words of Brigadier General Thomas F. Farrell describe the onset of the atomic age, which began on July 16, 1945 in Alamogordo, New Mexico. This was the site of the f
France
France
France France is a nation focused on culture. It is in many ways the cultural capital of the world (Lect.Notes #7 Sp.99). France has always been an inspiration for many artists. Due to its strong culture and other moral factors, France is a country afraid of change and its education system is subject to this fear (Whitney 4). In France today, the education system is very similar to what it has been in the past. As other nations take steps to reform and improve their educational facilities France
Fyodor Dostoyevsky's 'The House of the Dead'
Fyodor Dostoyevsky's 'The House of the Dead'
Fyodor Dostoyevsky\'s \'The House of the Dead\' Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The House of the Dead Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow on Nov. 11, 1825. As his father was a former military surgeon, Dostoyevsky grew up in the noble class. He entered the military engineering school at St. Petersburg at age 16. Shortly after graduating, he resigned his commission and devoted all his time to writing. However, he soon became caught up in the movement for political and social reform during the
Gothic Cathedrals
Gothic Cathedrals
Gothic Cathedrals The church in the Middle Ages was a place that all people, regardless of class, could belong to. As a source of unity, its influence on art and architecture was great during this time. As society drew away from the feudal system of the Romanesque period, a new spirit of human individualism began to take hold; alas, the birth of Gothic. Here, the Church became a place where humanity became more acceptable, alas becoming the ideal place to visual such new ideals. The beauty and e