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The Evolution of the Light and Electron Microscope - Birth of the Light Microscope In Circa 1000AD the first vision aid was invented (the inventor is unknown) it was called a reading stone. It was described as a glass sphere that magnified reading material when placed on top of an object. Someone picked up a piece of transparent crystal thick in the middle than at the edges, they looked through it, and realized it made objects look bigger. “Magnifying glasses” are mentioned during the first century A.D by Roman philosophers Seneca and Pliny the Elder, but never used much until the invention of spectacles, at the end of the 13th century....   [tags: evolution, eletron, light]
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Testing Evolutionary Brain Size Change in Bats - Testing Evolutionary Brain Size Change in Bats In his classic text on the evolution of the brain in vertebrates, Jerison (1973) demonstrated with numerous examples that brains have increased in size over time in most mammal lineages. He thus confirmed a general trend that had been progressively recognized since the time of Marsh (1874). More recent studies have confirmed Jerison’s findings for primates (Martin, 1990), cetaceans (Marino et al., 2004) and carnivores (Finarelli & Flynn, 2007). It was originally thought that the development in brain size was related to body surface area (Jerison, 1973), but then it was shown that brain size may be correlated to maternal metabolic turnover inst...   [tags: Evolution] 2606 words
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Primates: From Food to Communication - Over the course of millions of years, primates’ evolutionary ancestors developed their brains to the point that the brain became the most energy intensive organ in the body. Large brains are very costly investments for an organism, both in terms of percentage of energy consumption, and in terms of the period spent outside the womb in which the organism is unable to defend itself (Cheney & Seyfarth, 2007). Based on evolution scientists know this fact to be true. The only question remaining is: what in the many varied environments of primates led to this overall increase in relative brain and skull sizes....   [tags: Evolution]
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The Theory of Evolution - ... The theory of evolution is explicable through various kinds of scientific research. In the science of paleontology, the history of life is studied. Paleontologists study fossils to learn the past ecologies, evolution, and the origins of humans. In order to understand the processes that have led to both the origination and destruction of organisms since life began, paleontologists incorporate both scientific knowledge and studies. Fossil findings are critically important for confirming predictions of evolution theory....   [tags: investigation, darwin, natural selection]
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Evolution and Christianity -         The riddle of the origin of man has been subject to many ponderings and theories for thousands of years. In America, two theories concerning this timeless question have driven a spike through the general populace. These two beliefs, Evolution and Christianity, have driven a riff through the American populace and fueled several debates and conflicts over which is the truer theory. Incidents such as the decision of the Kansas school board to ban schools from including the Evolution Theory from their curriculum are becoming a tragically frequent and threaten to escalate if not checked soon....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Evolution: The Antichrist - Does evolution contradict Christianity. Dawkins asserts that if evolution is true, then there would be no need for any form of god because “God” does not control anything (2). Religion has always been a delicate subject matter. Beyond question, the Christian faith is one of much bigotry. Ever since Charles Darwin published his book On The Origin of Species, the prattle between creationists and evolutionists has been exceedingly tempestuous. A majority of persons believe evolution can never coexist with creationism, but this conjecture is far from legitimacy....   [tags: Scientific Theory ]
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The Theory of Evolution - ... Galileo’s teachings were consequently banned by the church, and Galileo himself imprisoned. However, in 1992 the Vatican under Pope John Paul II held a ceremony to proclaim that Galileo was right in his findings and support of Copernicus. (Tracts) This shows that the present day church does not see science as a threat or interference to its teachings. The present day church actually supports science, as well as the theory of evolution by natural selection. However, although evolution is widely accepted by many Popes, as well as the Catholic Church, many things are still maintained....   [tags: natural selection, god, judeo-chrsitians]
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The Road of Evolution - 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. “Dictionary.com” The first person to supposedly “discover” evolution was Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin was a naturalist. He spent most of his time studying the environment. Most naturalists of his time believed that animals came into existence around the same time the earth did but Darwin believed otherwise. Darwin that believed because the appearance of animals changed depending on their location, they had slowly evolved from other basic animals....   [tags: natual selection, thermodynamics, DNA] 2319 words
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Religion and Evolution - Religion is a multifaceted-facetted progression, which is defined and understood in many ways; however the basic fundamental concepts of religion are shared emotional responses within a community of shared-value and likeminded members. Religion is a methodical dance involving history, message, faith, as well as reconciliation with natural science. The last step of that dance, reconciliation, is the perpetual stumbling block for many followers of many different religions. For many Christians, the biggest perpetual stumbling block for reconciliation is the theory of and proof for evolution....   [tags: Progression, Religion Concepts]
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Evolution and Darwin - Evolution and Darwin In a society based on survival of the fittest, adaptation and evolution are the keys to success. If there is a hurdle that a species cannot conquer as it is, it will then do everything it must to overcome it, even if that means change. Throughout time, evolution has helped us to thrive in the toughest of times. The human species is at the top of its class, overthrown by no other, but what happens when a species begins to encounter hurdles within its own society. Can the human species overthrow itself, making a new kind of human....   [tags: Fittest Science Religion Competition Essays]
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Thoeries Of Evolution - Thoeries of Evolution Evolution is the process by which living organisms originated on earth and have changed their forms to adapt to the changing environment. The earliest known fossil organisms are the single-celled forms resembling modern bacteria; they date from about 3.4 billion years ago. Evolution has resulted in successive radiations of new types of organisms, many of which have become extinct, but some of which have developed into the present fauna and flora of the world (Wilson 17)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Facts of Evolution - The Facts of Evolution A fact is something that exists beyond question. It is an actuality, an objective reality. It is established by solid evidence. A theory is something unproved but at times assumed true for the sake of argument. It has yet to be proved as factual. Nonetheless, sometimes something is declared to be a fact that is only a theory. In a September 30, 1986 article of the New York Times there was an published article by a New York University professor, Irving Kristol. His contention is that if evolution were taught in the public schools as the theory it is rather than as the fact it isn't, there would not be the controversy that now rages between evolution and creationism....   [tags: Papers] 2403 words
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Human Evolution - Human Evolution Human evolution is the biological and cultural development of humans. A human is any member of the species Homo sapiens, meaning "wise man." Since at least the Upper Paleolithic era, some 40,000 years ago, every human society has devised a creation myth to explain how humans came to be. Creation myths are based on cultural beliefs that have been adopted as a legitimate explanation by a society as to where we came from. The science of paleoanthropology, which also tries to create a narrative about how humans came to be, is deeply technical....   [tags: Biology Papers] 2996 words
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The Theory of Evolution - ... A new world of machines have forced worldwide artists, architects, designers and all profession-based men and women to direct their sights towards a new horizon and participate in a world where style was no longer the key word and history is ... history. It is now safe to say that Le Corbusier is to modern architecture what Christopher Columbus is to the world: the hero of the heroic period. Around that time, Le Corbusier was the dominant force in not only architectural schools, but all over the world....   [tags: modernism, darwinism, change] 1350 words
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The Evolution of Man - The Evolution of Man The evolution of man is an area of study that will never fully be understood, however, evidence has been accumulated to allow us to paste together a picture of what happened in the beginning of time. It allows us to gather an idea of how man progressed to exist in the state in which we see him now. We can see that the evolution of man was directly influenced by his environment. Man’s intellectual development directly effected the physical changes that we see. It is apparent through observation that the environmental changes also induced some of the physical changes that man underwent....   [tags: Science Technological Environmental Essays] 1795 words
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The Evolution of Ethics - The Evolution of Ethics A goal implicit in human evolution is survival; thus, humanity directs some of its energy toward creating a state of peace to achieve the necessary efficiency and conservation of energy to survive in a hostile and sometimes unpredictable world. The foundation of the emergence of rule systems in the world is built upon centuries of reasoned insight and personal experiences that reveal which actions are better than others, which are productive, and which are disruptive and should be avoided....   [tags: essays papers] 3168 words
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Human Evolution - Human Evolution Human Evolution, the biological and cultural development of the species Homo sapiens, or human beings. A large number of fossil bones and teeth have been found at various places throughout Africa, Europe, and Asia. Tools of stone, bone, and wood, as well as fire hearths, campsites, and burials, also have been discovered and excavated. As a result of these discoveries, a picture of human evolution during the past 4 to 5 million years has emerged. Human Physical Traits Humans are classified in the mammalian order Primates; within this order, humans, along with our extinct close ancestors, and our nearest living relatives, the African apes, are sometimes placed together in the...   [tags: Biology] 2715 words
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Evolution Of Management - Evolution of Management In this paper I will be explaining the evolution of management from the beginning of the industrial revolution to present which includes Classical School of Management, the Human Relations/ Behavioral School of Management, Theory X and Y, the Scientific Approach, Contingency Approach, and Theory Z....   [tags: Organization Management Industry] 1836 words
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The Evolution of Jousting - The Evolution of Jousting Picture, if you will, a knight in shining armor charging on his noble steed down the open stretch toward his enemy. From his great helm, (Jousting Helmet) a detachable sleeve whips in the wind at approximately 30 miles per hour. Just before the two knights meet, they each brace themselves for the impact they know awaits them. The wood splinters fly, and one of the knights is knocked from his steed, spilling his life's blood on the ground. Jousting was a medieval war tactic that later evolved into a sport, testing skill in horsemanship as well as balance and accuracy....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Stellar Evolution - Stellar Evolution A star begins as nothing more than a very light distribution of interstellar gases and dust particles over a distance of a few dozen lightyears. Although there is extremely low pressure existing between stars, this distribution of gas exists instead of a true vacuum. If the density of gas becomes larger than .1 particles per cubic centimeter, the interstellar gas grows unstable. Any small deviation in density, and because it is impossible to have a perfectly even distribution in these clouds this is something that will naturally occur, and the area begins to contract....   [tags: Astronomy Space Cosmos Papers]
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The Evolution of Sex - The Evolution of Sex Take the 1960s notion of free love, combine with today's sexually active teenagers who expect no emotional commitment, and you have the modern definition for “hook up.” The term evolved just as many ideas about sex have in this last century. Hooking up is no longer just kissing, it involves oral sex and also intercourse, it is all about the casual sex. The practice of casual sex is more popular among American teenagers; however, the feelings of independence and empowerment obtained by it are not the only consequences....   [tags: Teenagers Media Relationships Papers] 2360 words
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Evolution of the Geeks - Evolution of the Geeks In the past 20th century, the word geek has evolved into many different meanings. The term branched off to create a person with low social skills, often with high intelligence, a person highly interested in computer technology, and a person with a devotion to something that places him or her outside of the mainstream. Geek usually has negative connotations within popular culture, where being a geek tends to be an insult. The term can also be a badge of honor among subcultures, such as the know-it-all of Star Trek....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Evolution Of Technology - Primitive men cleaved their universe into friends and enemies and responded with quick, deep emotion to even the mildest threats emanating from outside the arbitrary boundary. With the rise of chiefdoms and states, this tendency became institutionalized, war was adopted as an instrument of policy of some of the new societies, and those that employed it best became - tragically - the most successful. The evolution of warfare was an autocatalytic reaction that could not be halted by any people, because to attempt to reverse the process unilaterally was to fall victim....   [tags: essays research papers] 2975 words
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The Evolution of the Microprocessor - The Integrated Circuit: The Evolution of an Electronic Miracle The microprocessor evolved over the course of many years of research, and people all over the world enjoy the benefits of this electronic miracle. It is difficult to think of anything that has affected modern life more than this invention. Cellular phones, wristwatches, calculators, automobiles, stereos, televisions, and computers are just a few of the thousands of electronic devices that have a microchip at the heart of its operation....   [tags: essays research papers] 1931 words
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The Evolution of Animals - The Evolution of Animals Eukaryotes come in two grades of organization: single-celled (protists) and multicellular (plants, animals, and fungi). The world today is full of complex multicellular plants and animals: how, why, and when did they evolve from protists. Proterozoic Protists A single-celled eukaryote or protist can carry chlorophyll (it can be an autotrophic, photosynthetic, "alga"), it can eat other organisms (it can be an organotrophic, "protozoan" "animal"), or it may do both. Beginning about 1850 Ma, we find acritarchs, spherical microfossils with thick and complex organic walls....   [tags: Papers] 4402 words
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The Evolution of Absolutism - The Evolution of Absolutism Since the beginning of the sixteenth century, Western Europe experienced multiple types of rulers which then led to the belief that rulers should be a combination of leadership types. Some rulers were strong, some weak, and some were considered to rule as tyrants. All of these were versions of absolutism which gave kings absolute power over their provinces and countries. Over time kings began to believe that their supreme power was given to them by God in a belief known as Divine Right....   [tags: Absolutism] 1674 words
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The Evolution of Writing - Have you ever wondered how writing began. The words, alphabets, numbers. Most epigraphers and paleographers agree that the historical evolution of writing occurred in basically four stages 1. Ideographic 2. Logographic 3. Syllabic 4. Alphabetic. The development of writing is unidirectional. Meaning that it will pass through the above four stages in that order and no other. No system of writing can begin naturally with the syllabic stage or alphabet stage. No writing system ever studied has skipped through a stage....   [tags: Writing systems, literacy, ]
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Evolution Applied to Human Health and Medicine - Evolution is defined as a gradual process in which organisms become better adapted to their environment through gradual changes that occur from generation to generation. Throughout the history of life, the human species has changed to become better suited to the environment. All of the changes have ultimately resulted from mutations, which occur at the gene level. Pathogens such as bacteria or viruses that live inside of our cells have had a major influence upon our evolution (Parks, Panelli & Weinstein, 2003)....   [tags: Science / Evolution]
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Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution - Introduction It is commonly thought today that the theory of evolution originated from Charles Darwin in the nineteenth century. However, the idea that species mutate over time has been around for a long time in one form or another. Therefore, by Darwin’s time the idea that species change from one type into another was by no means new, but was rejected by most because the proponents of evolution could not come up with a satisfactory mechanism that would explain this change. But how did Darwin come up with an acceptable theory of evolution, and how did Darwin’s proposal of natural selection impact the theory of evolution....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution]
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Dawkins, Kozol, and Cultural Evolution - Clinton Richard Dawkins was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1941. Born into an upper –middle class, Christian naturalist family, Dawkins had an interest in Biology and unanswered philosophical questions regarding: Where did we come from. What is life all about. among others. His interest in Biology flourished under the guidance of his Biology teacher later in his education. He received his B.A. degree in Biology from Oxford University in 1996. He received M.A. and D.Phil. in 1996. During the acquisition of his education, Dawkins worked as a Biologist in Britain, but in 1972, he had to give up his research due to power shortages....   [tags: Biography, Evolution of Life]
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The Process of Adaptive Radiation and Link it to Evolution - Charles Darwin, the father of evolution theories, stated that the intelligence or the strength of specie does not guarantee its survival and the continuation of its genetic line. The individual in a species with the suitable genetic material will continue to exist if sudden changes that require adaptation quickly bloom. These traits, which are not necessarily desirable, allow the individuals that contain them to live on and will be passed on from generation to generation. He describes these individuals as being ‘responsive to change’ because he sees them as the most sensitive to disturbances....   [tags: evolution theory, radiation, charles darwin]
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Mate Attraction and Evolution - According to error management theory (EMT), when judgments are made under uncertainty, and the costs of errors are not symmetrical, humans have adapted to favor making less costly errors (Haselton, Buss, & DeKay, 1998). When judgments are made under conditions of uncertainty, there are two possible types of errors: false positives and false negatives. The costs of making these types of errors are often asymmetrical because decreasing the likelihood of making one type of error increases the likelihood of making the other type of error (Green & Swets, 1966)....   [tags: Human Evolution]
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Bones Don't Lie - Bones Don’t Lie The Creationist and Evolutionist worldview is one of, if not, the most controversial issue ever debated, and has been for centuries. The two oppositional worldviews are at, what seems to be, an unending war. Mainly because of their many blatant differences like: the age of the earth, the fossil record, the origin of plants and animal, but none more prominent than the issue regarding the origin of mankind. The Evolutionist worldview believes that everything in the universe: “a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)”; including life, came forth of a naturalistic cause....   [tags: Evolution]
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The Evolution Of Tattoos - The Evolution of Tattoos They’re what you see on your friends, family and people walking on the streets. This growing debate on tattoos brings me to the point of the evolution of tattoos. Tattoos were once believed to be a risky trend and are now becoming more of the norm. As we know it tattoos are not as unusual as they once were. There are many different reasons behind why people get tattoos, for example personal losses, symbolism, or just the concept of it being art. Most believe tattooing is just another medium of art and it should be respected along with the tattoo artist who give them....   [tags: Tattoos]
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The Evolution of Sports - Sports has been practiced since the dawn of man but only recently has it been accepted as a noble past-time which has stretched throughout every culture and brought with it an unprecedented change on civilization and the nature of human beings. In the 20th century, the Western hemisphere has only begun to embrace the change of sports. Around this time period, Greece and the whole Middle-East began to organize sports in a more formal and open fashion. Considering that sports was vastly important for centuries in Greece, even more so than in Europe and in the West, it is no surprise that their millennia-long tradition evolved into one of the most celebrated sports event around the globe, namel...   [tags: modern olympics, greece, steroids]
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Evolution of Smartphones - Despite the short amount of time since the introduction of the smartphone, the rapid development of the software and technology has had a tremendous effect on the everyday life in society today. The concept of communicating through a telephone was developed in the 1870s. Devices to transmit speech electrically were designed by Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell, but Bell's design was patented first. On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell achieved one of his greatest successes in the making of the telephone....   [tags: cell phones, technology, communication, phone]
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Evolution vs Intelligent Design - The suggested separation between church and state in contemporary America is not what the framers of our constitution and our country had in mind as they wrote the words “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” After deconstructing the words, the most insignificant adjective “an,” tells us that the framers wanted to restrain Congress from installing any one religion as the official religion of the state. Those immortal words say nothing about religion informing congress or society on policy, education, or progress....   [tags: Evolution and Philosophy, 2015]
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Creation Versus Evolution - Both Arguments Can be Right - Creation Versus Evolution “Creation Versus Evolution.” What’s wrong with this title. Read it to yourself a few times, and then answer that question. We’ve all heard of the argument. Creationism, the idea that God created all the species as they appear today, versus Evolutionism, the idea that all life evolved from simple bacteria to all the species that appear today, is a familiar controversy. Ever since Darwin first published the Theory of Evolution in his controversial 1859 book The Origin of Species, the debate has raged between religion and science....   [tags: Creationism Evolution Science Religion Essays]
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The Evolution of Sex - Introduction Life on Earth is all about sex. But sex is far more attributable to our animalistic instincts than many humans even realize. Animals and human beings, alike, go through unimaginable things to ensure their genes are passed on for another generation. The one goal in most species’ lives is to reproduce so that some parts of their DNA or genes get handed down. Clearly without reproduction and sex, which are distinctly different terms, the species would become extinct. Because of this inescapable fact, the evolution of sex is a very important topic....   [tags: Reproductive Science]
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The Evolution of Nutrition - Evolution of Nutrition Human understanding of nutrition has evolved exponentially over the course of the last century. Up until the turn of the 20th century, there was little interest in researching nutrition. Almost all of the nutritional knowledge of the time came from the philosophies and opinions from immigrants. America had minimal knowledge while other countries had began to invest in nutritional research. Part of the reason this subject began to grow at the time was because of the fear of falling behind other nations....   [tags: agrarian, industrialized society, lifestyles]
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