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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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Fact vs. Fiction in the Movie (Film), Jurassic Park - Fact vs. Fiction in the Movie (Film), Jurassic Park In Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, dinosaurs come to life on the big screen for audiences' worldwide.  Millions have watched this film, but what number of them have halted to wonder at the truth behind the story?  How many have stopped to think whether the dinosaurs are portrayed correctly within a scientific aspect?  Unbeknownst to many, there are a number of mistakes in Spielberg's film regarding the dinosaurs, from how they were recreated to their common names....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Choosing Museum Exhibits - All across the world there are hundreds of museums filled with history, information, exhibits, and famous documents. A variety of museums display artifacts of a mix of several cultures, historical events, famous people, and art work in the entire museum. Rather than having several different attractions, some museums are dedicated to showcasing exhibits based on a specific topic of history or interest. Therefore, museums with the purpose of educating people of a certain topic should only display artifacts, pictures, documents, and other such attractions germane to the museum’s theme of interest....   [tags: Museums]
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The Significance of Dinosaur Art - The Significance of Dinosaur Art Dinosaurs are creatures that seem to fascinate humans, since all we have left are their fossils. Although, through art, their bodies can be put back together and we have a better sense of what they looked like. The problem with art is that pictures can sometimes be disproportionate, unrealistic, or even made up. Young children who learn about dinosaurs may think that they are actually different colors and can talk for example. This is why it is important to make dinosaur art as realistic as possible and more informative....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs by Stephen Jay Gould - “Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs” is written by Stephen Jay Gould, professor of geology and zoology at Harvard. This essay is one of more than a hundred articles on evolution, zoology, and paleontology published by Gould in national magazines and journals. It tells about scientific proposals for the extinction of dinosaurs – a confusing but an exciting problem that humanity tries to solve. By analyzing and describing each of the claims for the reptiles’ demise – sex, drugs, and disasters – Gould differentiates bad science from good science and explains what makes some theories silly speculations, while the other, a testable hypothesis....   [tags: essays research papers] 771 words
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The Modern Evolutionary Synthesis and the History of It's Development - The Modern evolutionary synthesis is combination of Darwinian evolutionary theory and Mendelian genetics. It is impossible to understand the theory and it's importance to the scientific community unless one understands the history behind the theory. From 1902 to 1953 major publications in the areas of systematics, developmental biology, botany, population genetics, and paleontology sucessfully integrated Darwin's four postulates and Mendelian genetics into a reformation of evolutionary theory. The new theory is referred to as the Modern Synthesis, Evolutionary Synthesis, or the Modern Evolutionary Synthesis....   [tags: Evolution Science Biology Research Papers] 2623 words
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The Source and Cause of Violent Tendencies in Humans - The Source and Cause of Violent Tendencies in Humans Philosophers since the beginning of time have debated over the source and cause of violent tendencies in humans that in turn produce global conflicts, to solve the age old question, man or beast. Global conflict can with out a doubt be completely accredited to the human race, but what are the particular reasons for humans to cause such conflicts. There are many topics that have been argued by philosophers and historians over the connection between the reasons the human race and global conflict....   [tags: Essays Papers] 4044 words
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The Microraptor Gui: Link Between Bird and Dinosaur - The Microraptor Gui: Link Between Bird and Dinosaur The Debate: For years paleontologists have debated intensely about the origin of birds. How did air-borne birds evolve. How did they learn to take flight. Are they linked to dinosaurs. If they are, which species of these reptiles are the birds closest related to. The Find: From 2001 and 2002, six new basal dromaeosaurid specimens from the Lower Cretaceaous Jehol Group in Chaoyang Basin in western Liaoning, China, were found. These six specimens of the Microraptor gui, previously known genus Microraptor, were discovered by Xing Xu from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1153 words
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Biblical Creation and Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution - Traditionally creationism has roots in many religions. There are various forms of creationism in many cultures. One of the most popular tenets in cultures around the world are variation of pair of male and female that parent the entire earth of humans. They indicate generally that there is first cause of humans and animals, usually as a result of an omnipotent being. The Christian version of creationism, that preach God as the sole creator of everything, and that everything that we see today, are as they were when originally made....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]
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Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection - Darwin collected and described thousands of animals and plants. In South America he observed the adaptations of organisms to a variety of habitat from jungle to grassland to mountain habitats. In the temperate regions the species resembled more closely the species of the tropical regions of South America rather than the corresponding species of the temperate regions of Europe. For example, in the grasslands of Argentina there are no rabbits, however, there are rodents that resemble rabbits; these rodents are unrelated to European rabbits but are similar to other rodents in South America....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays] 1664 words
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Home Schooling is Seldom Done at Home! - My Home Schooling is Seldom Done at Home. I am writing this essay in the hope of answering two questions that you might have for anyone who studies at home: why do I homeschool and how do I do it.   After graduating from the Antioch School, a private alternative school connected with Antioch College, I decided to spend my seventh grade year at Ridgewood, a private prep school. This was instead of going on the the Yellow Springs Junior High like most of my friends. I chose Ridgewood primarily for one reason: the students....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 1522 words
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Debating the Connection Between Birds and Dinosaurs - Debating the Connection Between Birds and Dinosaurs We live in a world, where every question must have an answer. If that question doesn’t have an answer, somebody is determined to find out what the answer is. One of those very questions is simply, did birds evolve from dinosaurs. Many scientists have theories. There is no definite answer. I will, however, give you information on some theories scientists have, as well as information on a new discovery that may very well be indeed what scientists around the world have been looking for....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Contrasting Theories on the Extinction of Dinosaurs - So what killed the dinosaurs. Without having any background education in science it is hard for the general public to comprehend such matters and they rely on the knowledge of the scientists in this field. Although there has been much research on the subject nobody has come up with a conclusive answer. And we are left to read the countless articles, all having their own opinions as to the mass extinction. One such theory is that a shift in the solar system could have caused the mass destruction....   [tags: Compare Contrast]
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The Pros and Cons of Global Warming - Global Warming: The Negatives Out-weigh the Positives An article written by ABC News writer Kenneth Chang discusses the change in climate of the arctic from ninety million years ago. Seven hundred miles from the North Pole, lies an island called Axel Heiberg, a barren land that scientists have dug up fossil bones of a cold-blooded reptile known as a champsosaur. How does this happen in an arctic, freezing land. How does a reptile that needs the warmth of the sun to survive, live in a frigid climate....   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 907 words
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The Link Between Dinosaurs and Birds - The Link Between Dinosaurs and Birds There have been many recent discoveries pertaining to the finding of dinosaurs. However, there has never been a link between dinosaurs and birds at least not like this before. There has been a discovery in China of a remarkable dinosaur with birdlike feathers on its hind legs and tail including others places. A man by the name of Henry Gee has been researching this topic since 1996 and has come up with new discoveries. This four-winged dinosaur has fueled debate over evolution of airborne birds....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Demise of the Permian- Triassic Period - Demise of the Permian- Triassic Period It is well known that there was a mass extinction killing the dinosaurs. However 185 million years before their demise, almost all life on earth was destroyed.1[1] There has long been theories that meteorites are the cause the of the mass extinctions and professor Asish Basu believes he may have found clues that point to space as the cause of the extinction in the Permian- Triassic period.2[2] The Triassic period is during a time when the earth was divided in a giant land mass: pangea, and water....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Coming of the Human Being - The Coming of the Human Being This selection explains the coming of the human being. The first upright, large brained specie was found in Africa two million years ago. Over the next million years the creature was spread throughout the East. All the creatures followed along an evolutionary chain, and then what we call “humans” today were fully developed from an anatomical point of view. History is a combination of past human activities from all places. Political, social, and economical developments all shape their lives....   [tags: Papers] 783 words
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We Need a Sustainable Community - Toward a Sustainable Community   Not until the spread of the Industrial Revolution in the late nineteenth century, has man possessed the ability to adversely alter, on a global scale, the geologic and climatic cycles that have existed for millennia. Planet earth, which man calls home, is approximately 5 billion years old. The science of paleontology tells us that man is a relative new comer to the planet. Modern man did not arrive on the scene until approximately 10,000 to 15,000 years ago. Developments in hunting, agriculture, literacy, and the sciences, have allowed man to thrive and inhabit nearly every corner of the planet....   [tags: Environmental Problems, Pollution Preservation] 1400 words
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Invalidity of the Creationism Theory - Invalidity of the Creationism Theory Since I was a small child I have been interested in science, specifically the natural sciences. They have always intensely fascinated me. So of course being the curious child I was, I read many volumes on paleontology, paleo-archeology, and geology. During this same time, my parents were deeply involved in the church. They both had just graduated from seminary school and were thinking of starting their own ministry. This of course caused quite a conflict in me....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1280 words
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The Origins Of Our Species - The latest discovery of a fossil skull in Kenya, more than three million years old, once again demonstrates the complex evolution of humankind. The following article examines the evidence and sees how it fits into the ideas of human origin formulated by Frederick Engels more than 100 years ago. "There is a grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved." (Charles Darwin, The Origin of the Species, pp....   [tags: essays research papers] 1943 words
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Velociraptors: Fact and Fiction - Velociraptors: Fact and Fiction Eventually at some time or another, somebody has to imagine what a dinosaur looks like. Maybe it is a Paleontologist, maybe it is an Artist, maybe it is a Movie Maker. Basically, everyone is entitled to deciding in his or her mind what a dinosaur may look like. How do we form these ideas, though. And on what information are these ideas based on. The “picture” of the dinosaur – whether it’s in our mind, on paper or a motion picture film – helps us to understand how these animals behaved....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Fossil Discoveries in Kansas - Fossil Discoveries in Kansas Did you know, in the state of Oklahoma it is against the law to either hunt or catch whales. Sounds sort of ridiculous when you think logically about it, but according to paleontologists it isn’t that far fetched. Over 65 million years ago Kansas, including the whole Midwest Region of North America from the Arctic Circle to the Gulf of Mexico, was covered by the Sea. Due to the continental uplifts of the mountain ranges in North America during the Pangaea stage, the once shallow sea of Kansas became shut off from the sea-water flow and dried out to what we know it as today....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Creation’s Contest with Evolution - Creation’s Contest with Evolution It began in Dayton, Tennessee-1925. A high school teacher by the name of John Scopes was charged with teaching evolution, which was illegal at the time in Tennessee. The court found Scopes guilty, and he was fined one hundred dollars. However, the Scopes trial immediately sparked one of the largest controversies in today's public school systems: should creationism still be taught in public schools. In the trial, Clarence Darrow argued that teaching creationism in public schools defies the separation of church and state (which is pulled from the first amendment)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Education Papers] 1993 words
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Educational Goals and Philosophy - Educational Goals and Philosophy As a child, playing “school” occupied most of my time. My younger sister and I taught a bedroom full of stuffed animals and filled in imaginary names in our old school books. From the bad bears and loud bunnies to the good puppies and smart kittens, each stuffed animal possessed his or her own personality. The thought of teaching never entered into my mind when I was asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Uncertain about the career field that I desired to pursue, my decisions depended upon the topics that held my interest at the time....   [tags: Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 1275 words
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The Band Bad Religion - Greg Graffin The band Bad religion was formed in the early eighties and has now been around over 15 years and has released over eight albums, the lead singer has continued his schooling and now has one bachelors degree ,a masters and is working on his Ph.D. Greg Graffin was born in 1965 in Wisconsin. His mother and father were divorced after his birth. In 1976 his mother his brother and him moved to San Fernando valley California, which is now the punk rock capital of the world. "Like millions of other victims of divorce in the seventies I had to deal with the fact that my father was now living far away(In Racine, Wisconsin) and that I would not get to see him very much." W...   [tags: essays research papers] 865 words
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Life and Works - Life and Works Who is Leonardo Da Vinci. Leonardo had a keen eye and quick mind that led him to make important scientific discoveries, yet he never published his ideas. He was a gentle vegetarian who loved animals and despised war, yet he worked as a military engineer to invent advanced and deadly weapons. He was one of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance, yet he left only a handful of completed paintings. It may seem unusual to include Leonardo da Vinci in a list of paleontologists and evolutionary biologists....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Carl Gustav Jung - Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and founder of the school of analytical psychology. He proposed and developed the concepts of the extroverted and introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. The issues that he dealt with arose from his personal experiences. For many years Jung felt as if he had two separate personalities. One introverted while the other was extroverted. This interplay results in his study of integration and wholeness. His work has been influential not only in psychology, but in religion and literature as well....   [tags: essays research papers] 1084 words
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Evolution and Creation - Evolution vs. Creation How was the earth created. There are several different answers to this question. One is from a religious viewpoint and stems from the Bible. Another comes from the world of science and is based on evidence that has surfaced over the last century. The theory of evolution comes into direct conflict with another theory that has been around for thousands of years, the theory of creation. The theory of evolution claims that humans have evolved over thousands of years from apes....   [tags: essays research papers] 1131 words
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Evolutionism Vs Creationism - Questions on the origin of life and of the universe must have challenged human curiosity and imagination as soon as early man had time for activities other than survival. In 1859, Charles Darwin published the Origin of Species, and since then, people have debated between the creationism and evolutionism theories. The theory of evolution has been supported only through various religious writings, particularly the Bible. Creationists believe in a divine creator, God. Creationism has a broad range of beliefs involving a reliance on God’s miraculous work to explain the origin of the universe, of life, and of the different kinds of plants and animals on Earth....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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In The Beginning - In the Beginning The theory of evolution, formalized by Charles Darwin, is as much theory as is the theory of gravity, or the theory of relativity. Evolutionary theory is a scientific theory dealing with scientific data, not a system of metaphysical beliefs or a religion (Wilkins). Biological theories, and especially evolution, unlike the theories of physics, have been argued long and hard in social and political arenas. Even today, evolution is often not taught in primary schools. However, evolution is the binding force of all biological research....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Lead Systems Eng - 20th Century Genius I selected Carl Jung at the beginning of this course because I had done some general research on a few of the people that were on the list, which was supplied in our course module. When I came to Carl Jung I found that he was born in Switzerland just north of Geneva. At the time I was living in Geneva, and I felt it would be interesting to do research on someone who was from Switzerland. What I leaned about Carl Jung was fascinating, although there is so much more to lean about this individual and also his area of genius....   [tags: essays research papers]
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My term paper - What Came first the chicken or the egg. For centuries man has struggled with the question of our origin. Why are there so many distinctions in the creatures that inhabit this planet. Why are structures similar in a bird, a whale, a bat, and a human being creatures that seem to have no relation to one another. Although several theories have sprouted from different great thinkers of many cultures in many diverse parts of the world all of the theories seem to center around two main points divinity vs chance or for a more famous colloquialism Evolution Vs Creation....   [tags: essays research papers] 2362 words
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Creationism Vs. Evolution - The theory of evolution, as set forth by Charles Darwin in 1859, stated that all plant and animal life evolved over long periods of time from simple to more complicated forms through mutation and adaptation. He also taught that only the fittest of each species would survive. He further postulated that the first living cell evolved in a "warm warm little pond" and that it took billions of years for the present diversity of living things to evolve. At the time, it was thought that the few "missing links" in the fossil record would be soon filled.(Darwin, 1927 )....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]
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Thomas Henry Huxley - Thomas Henry Huxley Thomas Henry Huxley was born May 4, 1825 in Ealing England. Although he was the son of a schoolmaster, Huxley never had a real education as a child. He did however read plenty of books and started studying medicine at a young age. He later entered Charing Cross Hospital medical school, taking his degree in 1845 (Huxley 1992). Huxley was made assistant surgeon aboard the H.M.S. Rattlesnake after passing the Royale College of Surgeons exam in 1846 (Huxley 1992). He spent four years on this scientific exploration of the southern seas around Australia, during which he did extensive studies of local marine life, which were published with great acclaim, these as well as his...   [tags: Biography] 1034 words
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Jurassic Park - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton is a riveting piece of science fiction. Most of the story takes place on an island off the Pacific side of Costa Rica. A deciduous rain forest inhabits most of the island. An eccentric old man named John Hammond leases the whole island to create a frightening dinosaur amusement park, using real dinosaurs. Within this jungle setting, Michael Crichton’s engrossing, believable characters bring the story to life with quick action, intense dialogue and scientific questions....   [tags: essays research papers] 973 words
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Natural Science - Ever since the first dinosaur fossil was unearthed by Robert Plot in 1676, dinosaur fever has infected almost everyone. Dinosaurs captivate us not only because of the enormous size that some of them attained, but because of their extraordinary diversity. Encompassing such astonishing creatures as the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex, the majestic Triceratops and the cunning raptors, dinosaurs are truly fascinating. From such fascination many questions arise. How were the dinosaurs able to survive for such a long period of time....   [tags: essays research papers] 1129 words
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Sonya Kovalevsky - Sonya Kovalevsky was born on January 15, 1850 in Moscow, Russia. She grew up in a very intellectual family. Her father was a military officer and a landholder; her mother was the granddaughter of a famous Russian astronomer and an accomplished musician. She grew up living a lavish life, and was first educated by her uncle, who read her fairy tales, taught her chess, and talked about mathematics. She even bumped into the subject of trigonometry while studying elementary physics. She achieved all of this by the age of thirteen....   [tags: essays research papers] 1076 words
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Jungian Theories - Jungian Theories History: Carl Jung was a Swedish psychiatrist and a psychologist. And during his 86 years of life, from1875 to 1961 developed the analytical psychology. He based his theories on the works of his close friend and mentor Sigmund Freud: the psychoanalytical theories. Early on in his career Jung followed Freud and supported his theories, but as Jung found aspects of Freud's theories that he found disagreements with, Jung parted and formulated his own (Anthony). In turn, his theories would "go beyond psychology and affect theology, philosophy, and anthropology", according to George H....   [tags: Papers] 1303 words
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Dinosaurs - Just as most dinosaurs are believed to be wild and mean, most are. Unlike the wild and ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Velociraptor, is a smaller, agile dinosaur. The Brontosaurus can be found with the bigger, more gentle dinosaurs. The Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, and Brontosaurus differ greatly in their body structure, diet, and discovery. The Tyrannosaurus Rex was a very large dinosaur. Measuring 50 feet long, the Tyrannosaurus stood over 20 feet tall. The head of the Tyrannosaurus was five feet long and filled with large teeth that were seven inches long each (Benton 125)....   [tags: essays research papers] 958 words
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How Did Life on Earth Begin - Life as defined by Knoll, a profesor of Biology at Harvard, is a system in which proteins and nucleic acid interact in ways that allow the structure to grow and reproduce (2004). Or in other words, one can describe life as having these six features; i) have carbon as a driving force, essential for it to grow and being able to make copies for itself and also must have the ability to convert the inorganic sources like carbon dioxide into organic molecules, in the case of hetrotrophics. ii) metabolism, a catalysis-based reactions that occur in a body or system....   [tags: Origin of life on Earth]
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Free College Admissions Essays: Computer Science - Computer Science The computing industry as a whole becomes more prosperous, exciting and attractive as an employment prospect each day. It spans a wide range of modern applications, as does my interest in the subject. I see computing science as a gateway into new realms of computing, where the highly challenging and demanding work may reap rewards of an equivalent level. My knowledge has grown over the past six years, outwith the areas of learning offered by school courses, and I see this course as an opportunity to gain new skills and broaden my knowledge further....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 358 words
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Evolutionary Theory According to Science and Religion - Charles Darwin was a scientist and naturalist, primarily recognised as the first and most influential advocate of the evolutionary theory through natural selection. After the publication of his book in 1859, “On the Origin of Species”, people began to identify the foundations of humanity very differently. However, even though the scientific approval of his theory was close to becoming worldwide, there have been countless opposition groups, predominantly amongst the religious believers. (Darwin, 2008) According to Darwin, the relationship between science and religion is commonly represented as an issue that is irreconcilable where one side is claiming something, the other can’t accept;...   [tags: theory, natuarl, science, religion] 1780 words
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Who is Charles Lyell? - Charles Lyell Charles Lyell was a British lawyer and one the smartest geologist known in his time. He was known as the author of the Principles of Geology, which helped popularize the theories and concepts of uniformitarianism. The Principles of Geology was the first book written by Lyell and explained the changes of the earth’s surface. He used the research and information in the book as his proof to determine that the earth was over 6,000 years old. The central argument in his book was “the present is the key to the past”, this meant that to find out what happened in the past you had to look at what was happening now....   [tags: British Lawyer, Geologist, Biography]
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Darwin's Theory of Evolution - "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life," usually shortened to "the Origin of Species," is the full title of Charles Darwin's book, first published in 1859, in which Darwin formalized what we know today as the Theory of Evolution. Although Darwin is the most famous exponent of this theory, he was by no means the first person to suspect the workings of evolution. In fact, Charles owed a considerable debt to his grandfather Erasmus, a leading scientist and intellectual, who published a paper in 1794, calledZoonomia, or, The Laws of Organic Life....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays] 516 words
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The Geology of The Massif Montgris - The Geology of The Massif Montgris Declaration This report entitled "The Geology of the Massif Montgris" was composed by me and is based in my own work. Where the work of others has been used, it is fully acknowledged in the text and in captions to tables and illustrations. Signed ……………………………………. Date ……………………………………….. Chapter 1.0 Abstract This is a study of the Massif Montgris, it is based on evidence gathered in the field over 21 days of field work. To supplement this data I have looked at papers and works by previous visitors to the Montgris....   [tags: essays research papers] 1822 words
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The Permo-Triassic Mass-extinction and the Earth´s Triassic Period - The Permo-Triassic mass-extinction was a key event in the history of the earth. (Paleobiology and Biodiversity Research Group). This has also been informally known as the Great Dying. The Permian-Triassic extinction occurred 251.4 million years ago, forming the boundary between the Permian and Triassic geologic periods. This event was also the last periods of the Paleozoic Era. After so many years scientist still have not found the true cause behind such a horrible event. Some scientist have suggested many possible causes for the extinction such as: severe volcanism, a nearby supernova, environmental changes caused by the formation of a super continent, the devastating impact of a large ast...   [tags: Animals, Plants, Life] 614 words
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The Necklace - The Necklace They hadn’t a care in the world. Madly in love, both as crazy about the other just as a dog is with its food. The two of them worked five days a week, she, lazily, in a road tax booth and he was a doctor in palaeontology at Stanford University, it was he who made the majority of the earnings. Both newlyweds, just back from their exotic honeymoon in Barbados, they were relaxing at home the day before they had to go back to work. She sat me down; I knew this was going to be an awkward conversation....   [tags: Papers] 1383 words
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Zoology - Zoology The study of zoology can be viewed as a series of efforts to analyse and classify animals. Attempts at classification as early as 400 BC are known from documents in the Hippocratic Collection. Aristotle, however, was the first to devise a system of classifying animals that recognized a basic unity of plan among diverse organisms; he arranged groups of animals according to mode of reproduction and habitat. Observing the development of such animals as the dogfish, chick, and octopus, he noted that general structures appear before specialized ones, and he also distinguished between asexual and sexual reproduction....   [tags: Papers] 1274 words
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Climate Reconstruction in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem - Climate Reconstruction in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem When you think about visiting national parks like Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, usually it’s about where you’re staying and learning a little bit of the history of the area. What usually isn’t thought of, however, is that vast amount of physical phenomena that occur in one of the few intact ecosystems left in the world. In this research paper, I will be conducting a brief analysis of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (commonly referred to as the GYE)....   [tags: environmental issues]
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A Comparison of Historically Significant Fossil-Lagerstätten - A Comparison of Historically Significant Fossil-Lagerstätten Lagerstätten are fossil-bearing assemblages that, in most cases, contain exceptionally preserved specimens. These assemblages are useful in recreating paleoenvironments and are considered to be windows to the past. Two types of Lagerstätten are recognized: concentration and conservation. Concentration Lagerstätten are useful in determining the composition and reconstruction of food webs. These sites are determined to be true concentration Lagerstätten if they demonstrate a mechanism of concentration rather than merely presence of diversity (Nudds & Selden 2008)....   [tags: specimens, scottland]
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