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Major Contributors to the Theory of Evolution - ... Plato introduced the concept of eidos, the unchanging ideal forms of all the phenomena of the world, stating variations were imperfect manifestations of the ideal, divinely inspired form. Thus, Plato ruled out evolutionary thinking. Aristotle questioned Plato’s philosophy - stating gradation in the natural world from simple to complex. He proposed the concept of scala naturae (Great Chain of Being) in which species are fixed and do not evolve on the ladder of life. For two thousand years. Aristotle’s worldview was accepted by western philosophy....   [tags: philosophy, geology, natural selection] 868 words
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The Evolution of the Elephant Specie - The evolution of the elephant specie initiates the modification in the genetic traits of an elephant through sequential generations; hence the independent species divided into separate divisions. The subspecies therefore evolved and developed independently, and ultimately expanded and branched out to form advanced species, resulting in the formation and evolution of the modern elephant specie. The current elephant is a large herbivorous mammal, native in Southern Asia and Africa. The elephant species is the largest existing land animal, belonging to the family Elephantidae, and the order of Probiscidea....   [tags: Biology ] 1064 words
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Evidences of the Theory of Evolution - Evolution is not simply a matter of change over time. Lots of things change over time, but they aren't all examples of evolution because they don't involve descent through genetic inheritance. Evolution is the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth. In genetic terms it is a change in the occurrence of alleles in a population over time. There is so much evidence that supports the theory of evolution....   [tags: Biogeography, Creationists] 621 words
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The History and Evolution of Dogs - (word count includes Annotated Bibliography) Throughout the world there are many different countries that contain diverse cultures, religions, and life styles. There is however certain aspects within these countries and cultures that acts as a common ground between one another. One dominant aspect is the existence of dogs within these cultures. Dogs are common throughout the world, either as a domestic pet, a protector on a farm, or an assistant for hunting; amongst others. Regardless of the reason for having a dog most people have either owned one for themselves or has known somebody who has owned one at some point in their life....   [tags: Informative Essay, Research Paper]
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Darwin and Lamarckian Theory of Evolution - Introduction Evolution is the idea of a living organism adapting or mutating to gain beneficial physiological, psychological and structural features. The genetic makeup of all living things is constantly changing, due to DNA replication errors or outside factors, some of these changes impact drastically on the organism changing it for the better or worse. Typically when an organisms genetic code is changed for the better and it reproduces and outlives its unchanged counterparts this process is called evolution....   [tags: Traits, Selection, Living Things] 1073 words
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Chance, Evolution or Intelligent Design - Most people state that life was created by intelligent design, pure chance, or even evolution. Although some would argue that evolution is basically chance in a different form, the opposite is true. Even though it would take quite a bit of chance for evolution to work out perfectly how Darwin said it did, it is still one organism developing into another over a long period of time. Compared to evolution, intelligent design is the concept that life and the universe did not come to be by chance, but created by some intelligent entity....   [tags: religious versus scientific view] 566 words
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The Theories of Evolution by Charles Darwin - Charles Darwin was a man of science. He had a true passion for all things involving both plants and animals. Darwin made many contributions to the field of science, but his main contribution that he is most well-known for involves his theories of evolution, or more specifically, how species tend to change over long periods of time through a process called natural selection. Natural selection is defined by Darwin as the “preservation of favorable variations and the rejections of injurious variations“ (Jacobus 900)....   [tags: natural selection, creationist, theories] 641 words
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Factors in the Evolution to Bipedalism - The evolution of the human species has significantly changed during the course of evolution to what is now the modern day Homo sapiens. Some of the changes that have occurred through the evolution are bipedalism, changes in body features such as brow ridges, and an increase in brain capacity. Bipedalism is a form of locomotion that is on two feet and is the one factor that separates humans from other forms of hominoids. The first bipeds are believed to have lived in Africa between 5 and 8 million years ago....   [tags: the human ape, ]
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The Dangers of Imagination for the Evolution of Society - Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” Like many authors and inventors, Einstein relied on imagination to create new ideas and topics. For a government, putting imagination before knowledge can be fatal to the evolution of society. In order to maintain a disciplined and homogenous population, imagination must be banished. Not only do we address imagination itself, but we also need to address the roots....   [tags: knowledge, power, development]
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The Evolution of Human Parental Investment - Parental investment is any contribution that a parent gives to an offspring to increase the offspring’s chances of survival and reproduction at the expense of the parent’s ability to contribute to other aspects of its fitness (Barrett et al., 2002). Investment can be time, energy, food, protection, shelter, or other forms of care that benefit an offspring (Barrett et al., 2002). Costs to the parent are incurred on its inclusive fitness through lessening its ability to reproduce or invest in other existing offspring (Barrett et al., 2002)....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Evolution of Slavery in Colonial America - In my essay, “The Evolution of Slavery in Colonial America” author Jon Butler explains the reasons of the traces of the evolution of slavery. Butler describes the differences of the African experience in America and the European experience in America in detail. The African experience are focus on themes of capture, enslavement, and coercion but the history of Europeans in America concentrated on themes of choice, profit, and considerable freedom. The African and European experiences were never duplicated and paralleled they were powerfully intersecting the decline of the Indian population to become the American future thats what they want, but the Africans wants to end the evolution of s...   [tags: slavery, john butler, africans] 594 words
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Evolution: The Destruction of Humanity? - Throughout human history mankind has seen itself as the most important creation in the universe. The only thing seen as greater than humanity was the gods. This is a common theme that is found in the histories of civilizations, cultures, and religions around the world. Any idea that said humans were different than this or that went against this notion was not only going against these respected institutions it was going against humanity itself. The theory of Evolution was one of the most revolutionary ideas to come forward....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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The Effects of Culture on the Evolution of Language - The world is always in constant changing. Living creatures had had to adapt to new environments and living conditions. Therefore, every species have faced a process of evolution. The human race was not excluded of such changes, and has suffered numerous transformations since the beginning of times. Moreover, this process of change affected humans not only physically, but also affected their communities, organizations, values and every other aspect of their cultures. One of the aspects of cultures that would inevitable change with the time is the language....   [tags: vocabulary, technology, disappearance] 1400 words
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The Evolution of Dance in the 1920's - The world and our culture is constantly evolving and developing—becoming something fresh and new. From time to time, there are intervals of great change like the 1920’s, in which we learn about all the new fashions, new technologies, new roles of women, and prohibition. Rarely do we hear of the development in dance during this time despite how crucial it was to the dance world today. This is the time when many new styles emerged and those that had already existed underwent quite the evolution from what it used to be....   [tags: ballet, josephine baker, social dances]
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The History of Crime and Its Evolution - The History of Crime and Its Evolution Introduction Usually, crime threatens the security, economy and other interests of a country through actions or omissions that disregard the rule of law. Criminal activity has been evolving in the past several decades and taking on a progressively transnational nature. For instance, open borders and development of the Internet has increased the threat of crime from within American borders and beyond. Though common crime has not received much media and Congress attention like terrorism and other national concerns, criminals have not relented on their illegal activities....   [tags: criminal activity]
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The Evolution of the Air Travel in the USA - Introduction Following the birth of flights in 1903, air travel has been known to be a crucial means of transport for people and goods; people have been able to transport goods and products from one place to the other with ease, hence saving time. However, with a hundred plus years after the discovery of the first aeroplane, there have been significant uprisings in the way individuals travel. The airlines commercial has been a major industry which has been relied up by millions people based on the associated benefits of its services; many have been able to earn from the business and shaping their way of living....   [tags: history, commercial flights]
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The Evolution of High Heels - Introduction Evolution suggests that life began as relatively small and simple organism and developed into various complex organisms today. Charles Darwin proposed his Theory of Evolution, forming the foundation of evolutionary biology. He suggested that the origins of new life and evolution are caused by natural selection over successive generations. It allows differential reproduction of genotypes. There are five principles drawn upon the observation and assumption of evolution, which are reproductive potential, constancy of number, struggle for existence, individual differences and inheritance of traits....   [tags: Fashion ]
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Evolution and Intelligent Design Theory - ... This can be seen according to the main principals of what science stands for. In order for a theory/ hypothesis to be accepted as scientific virtue, the theory must be testable (Hills, 2012, p. 3). Intelligent Design is not testable and states that organisms appear abruptly however, Darwin in “An Origin of a Species” explains the commonly accepted idea of how organisms came about through the idea of evolution. According to Michael Berkman the U.S. National Academy of Science is the most authoritative scientific voice in the country and they have clearly stated that intelligent design is a religious position, not a scientific one (Berkman, 2010, p.105)....   [tags: uncientific, religiously bias theory] 871 words
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The Theory of Evolution is Wrong - “Often a cold shudder has run through me, and I have asked myself whether I may have not devoted myself to a phantasy.” -- Charles Darwin I’m sure everyone in this room has heard that science proves evolution, and that people who believe that God created everything in six days about six thousand years ago have succumbed to a myth. However, when you take the real data and study it using scientific methods, you make a significant discovery - science proves creation. Today, we will explore some of the most mind-blowing aspects of God’s creation that disprove the Theory of Evolution....   [tags: Creationists, Creation Theory]
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The Next Step in Brain Evolution - This experience will first cause an addiction of feeling power and self worth. During this, people actually feel more confident and connected, which leads them to the path of continuous partial attention. There will be a boost of energy and memory can actually increase in short-terms. The problem is, that when the brains can no longer handle the excessive amount of information. In this stage, stress and adrenaline shoots up in the body and long-term exposure can be detrimental to both mental and physical health....   [tags: Power, Addiction, Feelings, Self Worth]
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Evolution Theory and Christian Faith - evolution teory and christian faith 1 . HISTORY OF THE EMERGENCE OF THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION The roots of evolutionist thinking appears contemporary with dogmatic belief that try hard to deny creation . The majority of the pagan philosophers in ancient Greece defended the idea of ​​evolution . If we look at the history of philosophy , we will see that the idea of ​​evolution has sustained many pagan philosophy . But not this ancient pagan philosophy that has been instrumental in the birth and development of modern science , but faith in God ....   [tags: history, religion, ]
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The Evolution of Federalism and Housing Policy - When James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay drafted the Federalist Papers to persuade the state of New York to ratify the newly drafted United States Constitution, they could never have envisioned the controversy that the political theory of Federalism would generate, and the subsequent evolution of federalism that would follow. The Framers of the Constitution never planned for the federal government to be directly involved with the general welfare of people living within the United States beyond ensuring for a national defense and the creation of a national economy (Wills, 1982)....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Evolution of the Market Economy: Jobs - Evolution of the Market Economy: Jobs The evolution of the market economy began during the pre-industrial era and ended roughly, by the end of the industrial revolution. Throughout this time, the nature of labor drastically changed for the American workers and slaves, specifically in Philadelphia. Society was predominantly based off artisan work up until the emergence of the division of labor. Adam Smith and Alexis de Tocqueville have different opinions on how it affected the development of labor in America....   [tags: Economics]
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The Origin of Language in Human Evolution - Language is a complex system evolved from animal cognition system not from animal communication, suggesting that only humans with complex brain system were capable of developing (Ulbaek, 1998). Whereas other animal species communicate through vocalised sounds, songs, or gestures specially primates such as apes. Similarly gestures and hand gestures were the form of communication used by early hominids, but Homo habilis and Homo erectus started to use vocalisations and decreasing the frequent use of simple hand gestures for communication....   [tags: communication, linguistic system, anthropology]
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The Evolution of Policing in the UK - The dictionary definition of the police is “the organized civil force of a state, concerned with maintenance of law and order, the detection and prevention of crime, etc,” (Collins English Dictionary, 2002). This definition states the minimum of what the police actually do. Providing support for families, protecting society from criminals and responding to calls 24 hours a day 7 days a week are just some of the other roles that police have to deal with. In this essay the evolution of the police will be discussed as well as how the police are facing challenges....   [tags: Modern Policing]
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The Contribution of Running in Human Evolution - I. Modern world, that when one is hungry, they can just easily walk to the food store or drive to the nearest Wendy’s. Now imagine waking up everyday having to hunt for your food. II. The Tarahumara Indian tribe, in the Mexican Copper Canyon, is known to hunt in distances superseding a marathon distance in order to capture and provide food for their families. (Mcdougall,2009) III. Audience Interest: Before the invention of hunting bows about 200,000 years ago, early humans hunt with stone tipped spears, although they will not go against toe to toe against a carnivore, so they use a technique called persistent hunting....   [tags: hunting, running, foraging techniques]
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The Evolution of the Declaration of Independence - The Evolution of the Declaration of Independence In its current form, the Declaration of Independence is not what was originally written. Before the final copy was printed, revisions, additions, and deletions were made. With any writing, revisions are obviously expected to be made; the Declaration of Independence was no exception of course. However, the Declaration is not just any writing; it’s an important piece of history for the United States. The words and ideals expressed in the Declaration have influenced many people who frequently invoke its tenets....   [tags: colonists, tensions, common sense]
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The Evolution of Advertisment in The Persuaders - The Influence of Advertising Advertising is as old as civilization itself. They are forever interconnected. If one changes then so does the other. So as our society evolved dramatically by the influence of technology and social media, so did the way we advertised. With the power of technology, advertising gained the ability to be everywhere at once. These locations ranged from billboards, to projector screens that hang from skyscrapers, to even in your homes in the form of commercials. The evolution of advertising in the modern world is both somewhat disturbing and innovative at the same time....   [tags: documentary analysis, commercials]
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Human Evolution: Myth or Fact - The debate of human evolution being fact or fiction has been around for hundreds of years. Evidence of human ancestry has been found in many parts of the world and these fossils found have been proven to be human. The parts of the world include Eurasia and Africa. Although fossils are found in Eurasia, the human ancestor the Hominoidea has been traced back to the Miocene epochs, which were 23 to 5 million years ago. The Hominoidea is a super-family, which contains many species that are existent today including, gibbons, orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzee, and humans....   [tags: hominid species, fossils]
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Human Evolution Myth or Fact - The debate of human evolution being fact or fiction has been around for hundreds of years. Evidence of human ancestry has been found in many parts of the world and these fossils found have been proven to be human. The parts of the world include Eurasia and Africa. Although fossils are found in Eurasia, the human ancestor the Hominoidea has been traced back to the Miocene epochs, which were 23 to 5 million years ago. The Hominoidea is a super-family, which contains many species that are existent today including: gibbons, orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzee, and humans....   [tags: hominids, genetics]
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The Evolution of Video Editing Programs - Video Editing Programs are essential for making many types of films. These programs include special effects and many other functions which give films better quality, and help to capture and keep people’s attention. Making and editing films has been a big hobby of mine through out the past few years and I have grown a huge interest in the evolution of certain video editing programs. For the very last project of my MYP I chose to identify the elements of what makes a good music video by looking at video editing programs for my Personal Project....   [tags: film making] 636 words
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The Evolution of Individualized Major Programs - Introduction Defining and creating the perfect curriculum has been a struggle for educators and administrators since the creation of universities. This struggle has continued throughout the evolution of the American higher education institutions. Starting with Harvard University in the 17th century and following all the way through to today where there are over 4,000 institutions of higher education in the United States. The goals of universities have stayed relatively the same in that they want to create prepared individuals who go out into the world ready to work and make it a better place....   [tags: Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Arts]
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The Evolution of the Term Defamiliarization - “Defamiliarization”, “alienation effect”, “making strange”, and “denaturalization” that has hitherto concerned many thinkers, underwent so many changes throughout history. This thesis aims to study the evolution of the term defamiliarization up to the field of postmodernism, and to reveal the fact that defamiliarization in its anti-illusionistic manner has turned to be indispensable spirit of the second half of the twentieth century. The analysis of the two works written by two authors from different backgrounds, The Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut and the Harmonia Nocturine by Reza Ghassemi, will support this idea....   [tags: postmodern, perceptions, literary] 1963 words
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The Importance of Human Evolution - Introduction The main purpose of this essay is to critically discuss the importance of an understanding of human evolution and the history of psychology for the modern psychologist. The essay aims to critically discuss the study of human evolution which includes some of the species that evolved over the years before we now have our species, the history of psychology and the different prominent figures that are responsible for psychology being the field it is today. Finally, how an understanding of this can aid a modern psychologist....   [tags: modern psychology, darwin]
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Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution - ... The Galápagos Islands is an archipelago of the coast of South America, and the passengers of the Beagle stayed an entire five weeks to study the huge diversity of life present upon the islands. It is a series of volcanic islands that were formed long after the continents moved into their present positions; therefore, the species that found their way to the islands lived in complete isolation, away from humans and pollution, and changed to match the unique environment into species that were found in no other place on the planet (Silverstein 11)....   [tags: impact on biology and the world] 1302 words
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Lamentation and the Evolution of Technique - The Renaissance was a time of rebirth, as its name entails. In Italy, more people were becoming literate and more books were being printed. More scientific discoveries were being made and therefore more theories were being published. In this time of intellectual prosperity, art also made a great leap. Perspective was the main change during this time period, and throughout the years, starting around 1400, it became more involved and more intricate. Eventually artists were so adept at using it, that it became the primary way to insert intimacy and feelings of emotion into a painting....   [tags: Art Analysis ] 920 words
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The Evolution of the Athletic Shoe - The foot is one of the most fascinating parts of the human body. The foot alone contains 26 bones, connected by 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles ("Foot Facts: Human Feet Anatomy Information and Problems."). Each one of them performs a special task, each has a unique assignment to perform in order for a person’s utmost benefit of the individual to walk, run, dance, or perform another task that they might have in front of them. This intricate mechanism, which has been refined over years of evolution nearly to perfection in every capacity in which humans move about, is far from indestructible however....   [tags: Health ]
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Scratch That: The Evolution of Turntablism - Scratch That: The Evolution of Turntablism South Bronx 1970’s, the Bronx is in ruins. The entire burrow was riddled with evidence of arson and poverty. Buildings, abandoned and burnt to a crisp. Some buildings, however, were still occupied by tenants but were dirty and terribly maintained, which were most likely the results of slumlords, who would raise the rent until the tenets can no longer afford to pay. In which case they would hire thugs to burn it down, and the slumlord would collect on the insurance money (Chang, 2005)....   [tags: Music, DJ, The Bronx, History]
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Evolution of Defensive Mechanisms in Reptiles - Reptiles, the class of reptilian, are an evolutionary grade of eukarya, including today’s turtles, crocodilians, snakes, lizards, as well as many other extinct groups. Reptiles have existed on this planet for millions of years and have undergone countless mutations. One area of interest is how have these creatures defended themselves as their predators have evolved. Over time, evolution has caused the many subspecies of reptiles to develop a wide variety of defensive mechanisms including: camouflage, venom, body armor, behaviors, and other abnormal morphologies....   [tags: Animals, Turtle, Lizards]
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the Evolution of the Earth's Crust - INTRODUCTION The formation of Earth’s crust began during the Hadean eon, shortly after the Chaotian interval of core formation and solidification of the magma ocean (Allegre et al., 2008; Elkins-Tanton, 2008; Rudge et al., 2010). This process initiated with the differentiation of the crust-mantle zones from a bulk silicate Earth (BSE) reservoir, which is thought to have also produced the first continuous terrestrial crust (Allegre et al., 2008). However, whole rock signatures from original Hadean crust have not been preserved in the known geologic record and can only be inferred by isotopic analysis (Tessalina et al., 2010; Rizo et al., 2012)....   [tags: geologic, mantle, composition] 2318 words
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The Course of Human Evolution - Human life histories are understood to consist of different levels of factors that contribute to the variation and evolution of human health, and this can be analyzed by categorizing the various lifetime events on a fast-slow continuum (Promislow & Harvey, 1990 as cited in Kaplan, Lancaster, & Robson, 2003). Mammals, for example, are located on the fast end of the continuum and are known to reproduce early, have a shorter period of pregnancy, grow into smaller body sizes, and produce a great amount of offspring that are vulnerable to death....   [tags: Anthropology]
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Evolution of the Human Diet - The members of the Homo genus possess a combination of unique features that distinguish them from other related species. At the time that each respective species was alive, they were able to walk upright on two legs, use their large brains for the benefit of their species, and could thrive in many geographically and climatically diverse areas of the world. One of the most mysterious quandaries in science is how the lineage of the Homo genus became so different from their primate relatives....   [tags: Human Adaptation, Homo Genus]
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Evolution and Impact of Leaders - ... Because both Steve and Dave progressed professionally in functional areas that built networks, enticed a team-player image, and duty related outcomes were resultant of customer input their mentor-apprentice relationships cultivated a servant followership that developed into servant leadership (Boone & Makhani, 2012; Goh & Zhen-Jie, 2014; Harris et al., 2012; Rezaei et al., 2012; Vielmetter & Sell 2014). Research supports the plausible evolution of Kyle, Steve, and Dave’s leadership traits supporting the person-environment fit theory for the selected leaders as the results of personal and professional growth still projecting particular characteristics associated to the functional areas e...   [tags: accomplishments, alpha-male, leadership]
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Evolution of the Human Brain - The purpose of this paper to examine the evolution of the human brain that distinguishes them from other species based on the traits that humans possess: such as language, emotional complexity and consciousness. The significance of traits are due to adaptations in humans to promote the survival of our ancestors. Professor Hamilton (2012) discusses that the evolution of the human brain starts with the idea of the Triune brain, proposed by MacLean, whereby the human brain is made up of three parts: Reptilian, Paleo-mammalian, and Neo-mammalian....   [tags: Anatomy, Human Brain]
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The Evolution of Quantitative Trading - 2.1 The Evolution of Quantitative Trading Over the last couple of decades technological advancements greatly contributed to the creation of innovative financial instruments, platforms, and analyses. The field of quantities trading, which rely on mathematical computations in order to identify arbitrage and trading opportunities, has seen dramatic technological development. More specifically, this filed has been transformed by complex, automated, and rapid trading mechanisms. These mechanisms process large amounts of data and utilized rule-based programs to capture trading behaviors across financial markets, in short amount of time....   [tags: subsets, strategies, high-frequency] 883 words
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Evolution of the Human Being - There is evidence of a pelvic bone as a vestige in modern Cetaceans, which reveal their mammalian ancestry (Fig 5). Modern whales are no doubt still part of the mammalian clade as shown by common traits, such as mammalian glands, being endothermic, relying on lungs for respiration. But they are also transitional forms like any other creature. Modern whales also possess a variety of unique traits, such as no hind limbs, minimal amount of hair, and a blowhole on top of their heads, concur Thewissen & Williams (2002)....   [tags: mammalian, australopithecus, ancestry] 685 words
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Evolution of America's Party System - In Political Parties and Party Systems, Alan Ware summarizes the two main competing theories that attempt to explain party systems. First, the Sociological approach and then the Institutional approach. In order to comprehend his analysis it is necessary to realize that party systems are in a constant state of evolution, they do not remain stagnant. This evolution may, at times, be imperceptible and at others very noticeable, such as during a revolution; but the change is undoubtedly occurring. It is much easier to understand these theories if you view these two theories from a flexible standpoint as opposed to having a concrete beginning and end with exact delineations in between....   [tags: Politics] 2500 words
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Criminology: The Evolution of Crime - Criminology has evolved over history into becoming a discipline all its own, along the way it grew and developed from a multiple sources of disciplines to become an integration of various theories. Reasons that seek to explain crime and deviant behaviors has mirrored the time in which research was being conducted and as time continues to change it is to be expected more theories will arise to incorporate past theories to become ever more inclusive. It is important to understand this development from the formulation of theories, the evolution of, the determining factors in testing, particular process such as social learning that are upheld as strong empirically sound theories in order for sch...   [tags: theory, discipline, classical school]
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Evolution of Human Skin Pigment - Evolution of Human Skin Pigment Have you ever wondered how and why people are different colors. This paper discusses the evolutionary theories behind diversity in human skin pigment. Though previous theories hypothesized that darker skin evolved in order to protect people from sunburn and skin cancer, the prominent theory today relates to folate protection and vitamin D production. The prominent theory today about how and why skin pigment in humans developed with the color diversity that exists today, is that ancestral populations of humans inhabited areas with different UV radiation concentration....   [tags: radiation, vitamin d, environment] 898 words
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The Music Evolution and Jazz - Jazz comprises of a wide range of music from the ragtime to the present music listened to by many people. The music evolution has taken roughly 100 years and jazz has been put in this particular evolution as one of the music styles today. In the definition of jazz, there is no actual definition of jazz because it a composition of very many music styles hence making it hard to get the required definition that would describe it fully. Attempts being made to define jazz have a basis of traditional music that have similar characteristics as jazz but not real jazz....   [tags: jazz musicians, culture, location] 912 words
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The Evolution of Ernest Hemingway - Ernest Hemingway is praised for his use of the “iceberg effect”. The effect giving the reader just enough information to get the point across and grab his or her attention. The tip of the iceberg are the facts that the reader must know, and the rest of the Iceberg, the majority of it - is left up for the reader to discover. This portion is uncovered by how the reader interprets the “two different meanings of a phrase, not from multiple interpretations of its thematic import” (Cohen 1). As Hemmingway’s writing evolved, so did the “crystalline clarity and structural simplicity” (158) of the tip of his icebergs, but in Soldier’s Home one of his first published works the “iceberg” appears to be...   [tags: iceberg effect, writing style]
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Evolution vs. Creation Science - Adam Clayton Powell Jr. once stated, “There is no future for a people who deny their past” (Applewhite, Evans, III, and Frothingham 474). This statement has rung true for the world for centuries; the majority of individuals cannot fathom the concept of discovering how mankind came to be through scientific nature. By denying this truth, the world will not be able to develop. Evolution is verifiable in comparison to creation science because of the theories, evidence, and the increasing acceptance in today’s society....   [tags: greek philosophers, theories, ignorance]
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Evolution in Different Species - Evolution can be found among almost every type of creature, if not all living creatures. Indeed, there are many articles and research being done about evolution in sea organisms. Seeing as evolution is based on abilities to obtain food and shelter, the end results usually ended up with an animal or organism evolving to better obtain either of these. For example, the head of a dwarf seahorse was found to have evolved to better catch their prey, the copepod (Ornes, 2013). The shape of the head causes the water in front of the nose to be still as to be able to avoid being detected (Ornes, 2013)....   [tags: domestication, fossils] 693 words
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The Evidence Against Evolution - The theory of evolution was published by an evolutionist called Charles Darwin in 1838. He also proposed the theory of Natural Selection, sometimes known as survival of the fittest. Evolution is when a change occurs in the genetic source within your Deoxyribonucleic Acid, this is believed to happen over an extremely long period of time. Natural Selection is the process whereby organisms better adapted to the nature surrounding them tend to survive a longer period of time due to the fact that they are more suited to the environment in a stable manner....   [tags: genetics, complexity, fossils] 663 words
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Why Is Evolution True? - ... This then enables them to leave larger offspring. In turn, having a larger number of descendants means passing over a greater portion of one’s genetic material into the next generation. A greater concentration of a particular gene in future generations of offspring means that the particular species will slowly change its composition in such a way that it will have more and more members with a particular set of traits all of which have an adaptive value. The fossil record is one large pool of evidence supporting the evolutionary explanation for the origin of different species of living organisms....   [tags: religioius movement, ]
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Human Evolution: Two Philosophies - Most evolutionists believe that humans were not descended from monkeys. Instead, they both share a common ancestor that eventually split into different species and have been expanded and modified through theorized changes in form and function. However creationists believe that “God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them, and he made it good.” (Genesis 1:27-28) In this essay I will be explaining some of the different questions about human evolution and what creationists and evolutionists think about them....   [tags: Creationists, Bible, Evolutionists]
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Evolution and Moral Truths - ... An article published in Psychology Today argues that there are two main reasons for believing that moral bears the imprint of evolutionary history: nonhuman animals exhibit some aspects of human morality, and there is an impressive collection of theories explaining how standard, moral behavior has evolved. It is with these two reasons that the analysis of this paper will begin. The first argument the Psychology Today asserts is that while animals “don’t reason explicitly about right and wrong”, they do “exhibit some aspects of human morality” (Stewart-Williams)....   [tags: god, moral relativism, natural selection]
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Lutheran Perspective of Evolution - Evolution, otherwise sometimes called the “Devil’s hoax,” is a controversial topic that ignites a rather substantial reaction, particularly in Christian religious communities. Through the years, the heated debate over whether God or evolution is right has become a major breaking point for people of faith. Evolution suggests that God didn’t miraculously place humans in their present form on Earth and that the Bible isn’t the ultimate scientific truth. In this world, science is pitted against religious faith, suggesting neither can exist mutually with the other....   [tags: Devil's hoax, Christian beliefs] 1981 words
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Darwin´s Theory of Evolution - Evolution theory led to great advances in the understanding of human behaviour and has had considerable impact on the study of religion. This essay will first show its importance in new-atheist discourses to reshape religion as handling ontological claims about the world, which can then be investigated and dismissed on the basis of scientific evidence. Then it will discuss how evolution theory has also been used to explain the emergence of the religious phenomenon and its diffusion, as an adaptive trait favouring cooperation or as a parasite detrimental to human kind....   [tags: religion, human behvaior, scientific hypothesis]
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Creation Theories VS. Evolution - One inquiry that draws curiosity is the question of how all matter and life came about on Earth in this enormous universe of stars, planets, and space. Many people believe that life is a product of random probability, while many others place their faith in a define creator. This world, Earth, is a minor fraction of an enormous universe that was created by an intelligent being, which designed all matter and living creatures, and is too unpredictable to leave the creation of the universe to the random probability of evolution....   [tags: Christian Theology]
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Supporting Evolution through God - “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” This Bible quote has created great controversy throughout the years amongst Christians and the theory of evolution. I have heard numerous times, “Believing evolution makes you an unbeliever of God.” The reason for such belief is because the Bible states in Genesis that God created the heavens, Earth, and all that resides on Earth within seven days. Our society has whole-heartedly believed in these scriptures for over 2,000 years, so the development of the theory of evolution, which explained creation by gradual changes through natural selection, was too radical and contradictory to accept....   [tags: creationism and evolutionism, religious beliefs]
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Evolution, Immortality, and Humanity - Our ancient ancestors in the Neolithic Era only lived for an average of 20 years, an age now considered to be only the beginning of adulthood. As human technology becomes more sophisticated and knowledge of the ourselves and of nature expands, humans develop longer lifespans and the general quality of life improves. In fact, we have more than tripled the lifespan of our ancestors while retaining much of the same biological fitness. Humans have withdrawn from natural selection because technologies (not the evolution of the body) allow humans to adapt to the ever-changing natural world....   [tags: Genomics, Genome]
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Vedic Views on Evolution - In this article I shall try to dissuade the reader of the popular scientific theory of evolution, through use of scientifically sound facts and some philosophical arguments using the Vedas. The Vedas are a large body of philosophical and religious texts originating from ancient India, writ in Sanskrit verse they are some of the oldest texts ever written. Darwin’s theory of evolution states that all life originated from one spontaneously created, self replicating, asexual, single celled, organism, which mutated over the course of millions of years to form the first vertebrate, that vertebrate mutated and changed in to every single organism alive today....   [tags: Darwin's Theory, God, Creation] 1379 words
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Evolution of Digital Photography - Photography is an incredibly popular form of technology. The technology behind photography has changed drastically since it was first introduced to the world. Cameras were giant, clunky, and highly technical pieces of machinery at their debut; however, now cameras are so small and easily used, people of all ages all over the world can use one. Cameras have always used the idea of capturing light. When photography first started to become a popular activity cameras displayed images on photosensitive paper, or film, which would then be developed using chemicals to reveal an image....   [tags: picture technology]
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Mid-Term on Human Evolution - ... 3) In what ways is the human primate a typical primate. In what ways is the human primate unique. The way that human primates are the same as a typical primate are the resemblance that they have. Both males and females have their physical differences between one another, both have similar hands and skin, and both can walk on their two legs. Primate has the same vision as we human do and see the world. Our sense of smell is equal to an anthropoid primate. The way human primate are unique from traditional primate is that humans have an extremely larger brain that has the ability to create cultures with complex symbolic communication system....   [tags: Darwin, primates, early humans] 539 words
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Evolution of Video Games - 1. INTRODUCTION: 1. a What is Video Game. Video game is an electronic game seeking human interaction through an engaging user interface that is being fetched by a video device. Traditionally the term video in video game is referred as a raster display device, but it now implies any type of display device [monitors, TV etc] that can produce two or three-dimensional images. 1. b How does it work. The electronic systems used to play video games are referred to as platforms. The most famous platforms are personal computers and video game console while the platform ranges from large mainframe computers to small devices....   [tags: electronic games, devices]
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Gene Mutations and Evolution - The shift from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to a farming lifestyle was a trade-off providing many different positive and negative consequences, both biological and social. Many of the dental problems that humans experience today are because of agriculture. The size of the human face and jaw is a direct result of agriculture because human ancestors started to eat softer, cooked foods. These softer foods provided less stress on the muscles and bones than harder foods that were eaten before. Bone is affected by environmental stresses, developing and receding as needed....   [tags: the modern man with modern habits] 651 words
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Digital Technology: Logo Evolution - Technology is key to survival, and it has changed ever-so rapidly since its first glimpse hundreds of thousands of years ago. Technology, in this case, refers to anything electronically-based. From Automobiles and Airplanes, to Computers and Microwaves. Now, when a company, organization, person, or group of people need to advertise something, they use what’s called a logo. A logo is generally a graphic image used on pamphlets, websites, and handouts, anything the group receives publicity from, and so that it represents the group and their services accurately, yet still retaining a pleasing touch to the eyes of the viewer....   [tags: websites, pamplets, business]
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Human Evolution and Adaptation - ... As humans have evolved from prehistoric ancestors to increase our chances of survival. Muzzle angles have been one trait that has continued to change as species have continued to evolve. Previously muzzle angles have changed as a result of environmental and technological pressures. The muzzle angles have decreased as a result of a shrinking dentation and an increasing brain size. Although past trends have shown that there has been an increase in cranial capacity, or brain size, over the past 8 million years, studies have shown that in fact brains are shrinking in modern day humans....   [tags: dentation, survival, brain size] 627 words
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Evolution of Abrahamic Religions - ... In 619 A.D Islam is officially founded by Muhammad making it the third major Abrahamic religion to surface. The jewish faith became widespread as a result of many Diaspora, meaning the dispersion of Jews due to being conquered and brought to other lands. Jews have been conquered many times by a variety of nations. The jewish faith being assimilated into many cultures. Through out all of these dispersions the jewish people kept their cultural identity. When the Roman empire took control of the mediterranean, judaism was widely accepted with nearly six-million people accepting the jewish faith....   [tags: bible, genesis, son, god] 1033 words
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Evolution of Special Needs - To begin my research I put myself in the shoes of parents with special needs children. I have two beautiful healthy daughters and to think about being pregnant and expecting to deliver your bundle of joy and when she arrives you find out something is wrong. You can look at her and tell she is different, but you just do not want to accept it. It saddens me to think how any parent would feel in this situation. In my research about the historical evolution of special education I found most special needs children were sent a way....   [tags: Education]
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Counseling: My Personal Evolution - As with any academic venture there are times when a student is engulfed in self doubt and is distressed by the inevitability of change. Although these factors present themselves throughout many parts of the educational process, there remains a sense of purpose rooted in the belief of true compatibility. Nestled within this attraction is the opportunity to develop an external character that mirrors the beauty of the internal. It is this congruency in which one is motivated to continue on the journey to become a counselor....   [tags: Counseling, Therapy] 1051 words
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Evolution of Marketing Models - INTRODUCTION Marketing is one of the vital functions of any organisation. The marketing efforts enables the firm’s products to be visible and desired by customers. Marketing decisions can be made based on certain predefined theories and models, that enable a marketer to make an educated decision (Van Bruggen and Wierenga 2000). The term ‘marketing model’ refers to any diagrammatic, mathematical or tabular representation of information that can provide insights to the user in a logical manner (Lazer 1962)....   [tags: Marketing Decision Models]
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Law Enforcement Evolution Analysis - Law enforcement is currently one of the largest, growing careers. Technology and new equipment has made our law enforcement much more efficient in budget and in work. Being prepared with the right knowledge to having the equipment necessary for a dangerous situation is the best chance of changing a dangerous situation to a safer situation. New equipment and technology a never ending cycle in law enforcement (Chief Ron Miller From Topeka Police Department in Kansas). An example of new equipment and Technology is Chief Ron Millers Harley Davidson patrol Motorcycle....   [tags: police operations, police stations, officers ]
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Evolution of Healthcare Informatics - ... Through each upcoming visit, my new doctor had to continue to learn more and more about me. Not that I’ve moved back to Ohio, all my medical records were easily transferred back with me. The doctor out of state took notes with the ease of a tablet, which recorded his work and saved into my file. When doctors from Ohio needed specific records, I simply signed off on paperwork for them to send everything back home with me electronically. No messy paperwork, simply just a few electronic files. It is necessary with the healthcare system changing as quickly as it is today to have a system that can be shared with everyone but it simply is not like that....   [tags: increased technology, medical professions]
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Evolution, Ecology, and Becoming - Evolution, Ecology, Becoming Plastic Creativity and a World of Our Creation The mind/brain relationship, with its various iterations and contexts, is fraught with the idea of that precipice between the two, ideas which seek to define the boundary of the mind from the boundary of the brain. The sanctity of these definitional boundaries is brought to question by political scientists and philosophers alike; drawing on theories of neuroscience and evolution in order to re-address them for use in new and creative directions....   [tags: Plastic Creativity, World of Creation]
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Evolution of Microbial Resistance - ... Other factors which have contributed towards resistance include incorrect diagnosis from doctors, leading to unnecessary prescriptions, improper use of antibiotics by patients, ant the use of antibiotics as a food additive for growth promotion in livestock. Recent research has demonstrated that bacterial protein LexA could be key in the acquisition of bacterial mutations. Microorganisms are able to protect themselves against antimicrobials in a few different ways. Many contain genes that encode proteins to neutralize effects of antimicrobials and stop attacks on the cell....   [tags: microorganisms and medicine, antibiotics]
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Evolution of Logo Design - When somebody drives through a town, what might they see. Buildings, billboards, and signs may come to mind. What might they see on the buildings, billboards, and signs. Most of them would probably contain a logo. A logo is a symbol or other design adopted by an organization to identify itself. Designs for logos and thoughts of logos have always been evolving and changing throughout time and many companies choose to modernize themselves in the culture of the time period they are in by changing and tweaking their logo to be more appealing....   [tags: Apple, Volkswagen, and Pepsi] 1064 words
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The Evolution of the Corporation - The Evolution of the Corporation The Evolution of the Corporation In a capitalist society where the growth and power of corporations are ever evolving it is critical to determine the effects and consequences this evolution brings upon the business world. The Stockholder Theory maintains that managers should act merely as agents to the stockholder and only serve their interests-the maximization of profits (45). Milton Friedman's argument being, they are the owners of the business, and hence they should be entitled to all profits (45)....   [tags: Ethics] 822 words
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The Evolution of the Internet - The Evolution of the Internet So you believe Al Gore created the Internet. Well that’s not possible, because I did. Yes, it’s true, a few years ago I was sitting in my basement with nothing to do and suddenly the idea came to me: why not create an inter-connected network of networks that will allow users to send mail instantly, download copyrighted songs, and order pizza, all from the comfort of their own living room. OK, so maybe I didn’t exactly invent the Internet, but neither did Al Gore....   [tags: essays research papers] 796 words
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