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Great Conversations - Great Conversations In Robert M. Hutchins essay, ”Preface to The Great Conversation” he discusses how he believes Great Books are the finest creations. According to Hutchins, Great Books are the books written in the Western civilization. Robert Hutchins believes reading these books will help everyone morally, intellectually and spiritually. In the fifth paragraph Hutchins state, “the rising generation has been deprives of its birthright: adults have come to lead lives comparatively rich in material comforts and very poor in moral, intellectual, and spiritual tone.” Hutchins believes this because this generation isn’t reading the Great books, to such on the materialistic thing in life....   [tags: essays papers] 348 words
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Conservation of Momentum - Conservation of Momentum 1. Trial 1 T1 (s) T2 (s) Vi (m/s) V2 (m/s) 0 0.071 0.351 1 0.111 0.225 2 0.118 0.215 Trial 2 0 0.061 .409 1 0.092 0.272 2 0.101 0.248 Trial 3 0 0.057 0.440 1 0.083 0.300 2 0.088 0.283 Mass of car 1 = 993.0 g Mass of car 2 = 496.7 g 2. trial 1 Car 1 momentum before collision P=mv P=(.993kg)(.351m/s) P= .349 kgm/s Car 2 momentum before collision P=mv P=(.4967kg)(0m/s) P = 0 kgm/s Object’s (or both cars together) momentum after collision P=mv P=(1.48...   [tags: Physics] 356 words
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Summary of Article on Conservation Agriculture - Conservation Agriculture I visited the FAO site and went to the Agriculture 21 magazine and read an article. The name of the article was conservation agriculture, which is basically another method that farmers would be able to utilize in regards to their farming, needs and cost reduction strategies. The Food and Agricultural Organization has been working with CA to help expand the program more to other regions. The farmers that are using it says that it gives them a means of conserving, improving, and making more efficient use of their natural resources....   [tags: essays research papers] 356 words
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Conservation of Momentum - Conservation of Momentum Purpose: To show that momentum is conserved in a closed system by illustrating the conservation of momentum in an elastic collision and an inelastic collision. Method: If momentum is conserved in a closed system, the total momentum of the system before collision should equal the total momentum of the system after the collision. Strobe photos will be used in the calculations that will prove that momentum is conserved. 1.) Elastic collision: A strobe photo will be used that shows a large glider smashing into a smaller glider which is initially at rest....   [tags: Papers] 404 words
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The Scaled Quail - The scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) is a ground dwelling bird. The scaled quail is also called the blue quail or cotton top. The scaled quail make their habitat in desert grassland and shrub lands. The quail weigh 6 oz and are 9 to 13 inches tall. Scaled quail feed on seeds, leaves and insects. Scaled quail are found in southwestern portion of the United States and Northern Mexico. The quail are swift on prefer to run than fly.the scale quail gets is name by the scale A female quail could hatch ten to fourteen chicks....   [tags: Conservation]
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Dialogue - About a Girl - Dialogue - About a Girl “I’m always especially tired after 12 hours of consciousness,” Ryan stated, “but today was different.” “How’s that?” Ted asked. “I actually had an idea for a poem. Actually I probably would’ve written it as a short story,but I didn’t end up writing it because I thought it probably would’ve been a stupid story” Ted, surprised, replied, “Ryan, weren’t you just complaining the other day that your ‘well of inspiration had become a thimble of mediocrity’. Just tell me what your little poem was about, and I’ll let you know what I think about it....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 452 words
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Conversation Essay - “Can you believe that crazy girl Mom?”, asked Brenda. “Well she does love excitement and is willing to try anything like that.”, Explained her mom Bonnie. “ Yeah, but bungee jumping. I just can’t imagine myself doing something like that. But that’s probably why I love her so much. She’s always excited about something and somehow has the power to rub off on people.” Said Brenda. “Yeah she’s always excited about something new every time I see her. She’s just so cute when she plays with Molly, you know, Molly just loves all that attention Daralynn gives her....   [tags: Conversation Essays] 460 words
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Gifford Pinchot and Environmental Conservation - Gifford Pinchot Gifford Pinchot was one of America's leading advocates of environmental conservation at the turn of the twentieth century. Born into wealth and endowed with imagination and a love of nature, he shared his money, possessions and intellect to further the causes of the common good. It was at Grey Grey Towers that James Pinchot first encouraged his son to explore the profession of forestry. But such training did not yet exist in the United States, so, after graduating from Yale University in 1889, Gifford went abroad to study at L’Ecole Nationale Forestiere in Nancy, France....   [tags: essays research papers] 481 words
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Effects of Technology of Society - ... A bus driver tells his few listening riders, “I lived at the peak of existence, at the time where there was just enough technology to live comfortably, when people still cared about one another” (Personal Experience). No disrespect towards the man, but people still care they don’t know how to act on their beliefs. A child sees a bully, maybe he’ll speak up, but if not he’ll certainly feel for whoever was being picked on. Works Cited Cain, Susan. "What Do Teachers Really Think Of Quiet Kids?" Web log post....   [tags: conversation, silence, awkward]
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Ecotourism: Cleland Conservation Park - Eco tourism is a fast growing industry involving the tourist visits to natural areas to help minimize the endangered places and animals in that community. According to (ecotourism.org) Ecotourism is defined as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people." The Eco Certification program is put forth to certify tourist attractions to than help unite the communities, conservations and keep sustainable tourism. Their purpose is also to observe the wildlife and learn about the environment....   [tags: tourism, Australia, environment, management] 518 words
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Commentary on Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka - Commentary on Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka Wole Soyinka recollects vividly in Ake Mrs. Huti talking about white racism. He was thus mentally prepared to cope with the racism before he left for England. The race problem which has been treated with levity in the immigrant poems is treated from the poet’s personal experience in “Telephone Conversation.” “Telephone Conversation” involves an exchange between the black speaker and a white landlady. This poem more than any other is enriched by Soyinka’s experience of drama....   [tags: English Literature] 530 words
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Communication is Vital for Personal and Professional Relationships - ... If coworkers cannot communicate well with each other, tasks will be left incomplete; people will be fighting and the work will wander aimlessly. Members of a work group or team in the work-place need to have good communication skills to collaborate effectively and to complete a task efficiently. Everybody likes to be praised and if you just sit in the corner of your cubicle, not communicating with anyone, no one is bound to just magically know that you exist. Confidence is the key to an excellent career based life....   [tags: conversations, career, successful] 532 words
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Solar Nebula Cause Planet Formation - ... In the solar nebula, tiny grains stuck together and created bigger grains that grew into clumps, possibly held together by electrical forces similar to those that make lint stick to your clothes. Subsequent collisions, if not too violent, allowed these smaller particles to grow into objects ranging in size from millimeters to kilometers. These larger objects are called planetesimals. As planetesimals moved within the disk and collide with one another, planets formed. Because astronomers have no direct way to observe how the Solar System formed, they rely heavily on computer simulations to study that remote time....   [tags: disk, condensation, rotate, planet] 532 words
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Personal Narrative - A Conversation about My Father - A Conversation about My Father "'This is the only person in the world who understands me' he always said, holding you proudly high above his head. Oh, he adored you... but, I guess I you wouldn't remember that, you were just a baby," my mother sadly responded. That was the first time I dared to ask her the obviously painful questions about my father, who had died when I was two. I was nine then and felt I was old enough to know and wise enough to understand, so I sat on a stool in the corner of our tiny, cramped kitchen in Columbus, listening to my mother paint a picture of our family....   [tags: Personal Narrative essay about myself] 539 words
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Dialogue - Diverted Attention - Dialogue - Diverted Attention "Her hands are like icicles on the horizon," he said and took a drag of coffee. She nodded blankly at him, barely registering the observations that swayed his tongue and flavored his mouth. "Do you see how she’s shaking?" he asked, not taking his eyes off the porcelain doll ordering dinner across the room. He fumbled down distractedly to the table, found his plate, and devoured a fry in the half-reflective way that dressed all his actions. To this, she murmured a vague, "mm hmm….” It was enough of a reply to fill the empty space he controlled over the table, but still enough to be noncommittal and inattentive....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 539 words
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Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Conversations in “Difficult Conversations” by Stone, Patton, and Heen - ... It is important to be open to the other person’s views because these conversations are based on the conflict of perception and interpretation of values. The goals are to understand both points of view, discover the impacts of the situation on both parties, understand the product of the situation, express feelings without judgment, and understand any identity problems that may arise. In order to reach these goals, we need to “shift to a learning stance”. When taking on a learning stance, the focus is contribution and openness to others feelings....   [tags: problem, learning, blame] 543 words
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Towards Conversation Entailment : An Empirical Investigation" by Chen Zhang and Joyce Y - ... Moreover, the di fference is clearly visible when the hypotheses are facts but no so visible when the hypotheses are intents. 2) For both explicit and implicit modeling of long distance relationship, the augmented representation outperforms the basic representation. For fact hypotheses, there is no di fference but for intent hypotheses augmented representation had maximum impact. 3) For fact hypotheses, the maximum benefi t of incorporating explicit modeling appears at the alignment stage where as for intent hypotheses, the maximum benefit t of incorporating explicit modeling appears at the inference stage....   [tags: paper critique, long distance relations] 562 words
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Join The Conversation with the Customer - Customer engagement is a key ingredient in todays marketing environment. Most companies know the importance of online interaction. The rapid growth of social networking sites has created unique opportunities for dynamic real-time communication between brands and their customers. Surprisingly, the great majority of businesses have yet to ‘join the conversation”, missing out on the benefits of this powerful marketing strategy. A recent study, by Econsultancy, found that only 10% of all businesses are actively participating in the social networking revolution....   [tags: customer, marketing, social networking, ] 572 words
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Techniques of Argumentation in Stuart Greene's Essay, Arguement as Conversation - ... Without being in someone else’s shoes how are we ever going to understand and accept one another. I believe Stuart Greene used Kenneth Burke’s example of being in a parlor for just this reason. The person who arrived late needed to sit and listen in order to empathize, understand, and process what was being said before he could join the conversation. To do otherwise, he would hinder, not advance, the argument. Framing is a concept I had never heard of before, but it makes sense. It seems that framing is the next step in bringing an argument into focus....   [tags: dialogue, framing, topic] 579 words
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The Progressive Erañs Conservation Movement and Congressman Morrie K. Udall - ... Though forty years have passed, some of the reasons as to why environmental conservation is not as successful as it could be- the abandonment of environmental issues by the White House, the “defeat anti-environmentalists” mindset- that he urged the community to come together to fix still lay broken today. Congressman Udall identified himself as both a lover and critic of the conservation movement and, in that, defined the central premise of my academic and career track and expressed my personal viewpoint about the essential collaboration of our nation’s responsibility to the natural world and each other....   [tags: environmentalism, conservation] 599 words
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Dialogue - Losing Humanity - Dialogue - Losing Humanity "We've lost, haven't we?" her dark eyes turned to him, not pleading, not appealing, but merely stating the undeniable truth. David's heart wrenched at the loss of innocence, and ultimately, the loss of hope, he saw in that gaze. Sera had been his source of inspiration so many times in the past that David was half-afraid that he'd used up so much of her spark himself that he'd left none for her. To see her so bitter, so hopeless like this, cut him deep. "Humanity, I mean....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 625 words
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Comparing Sonny's Lettah' by Linton Kwesi Johnson who is West Indian and Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka - Comparing Sonny's Lettah' by Linton Kwesi Johnson who is West Indian and Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka Works Cited Missing The poems I have studied are 'Sonny's Lettah' by Linton Kwesi Johnson who is West Indian and 'Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka. The theme of both of the poems is based on racism. The language used in both of the poems is Standard English, dialect, onomatopoeia and symbolic....   [tags: Papers] 636 words
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The Topic of Facilitated Communication in Functional Communication: What It is and What It is Not - ... During all this happened, she wanders how could she not noticed that she was moving the child’s hand for all this time, and realized that she was having conversations with herself. Also she expressed how everyone in the room, including the guardian ad litem, knew that FC was fake and that she was not the child’s facilitator but the one moving her arm. FC is more about the facilitator’s desire to connect with their disabled family member or client than it is about the disabled person’s ability to communicate through FC....   [tags: conversation, non-verbal, family]
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Silence is One of the Greatest Arts of Conversation - ... Yet, her presence as a character remains in the tragedy until the final moments of the play. As a character, Lavinia facilities the perpetuation of the plot; however, she also conveys, in a profound and omniscient manner, the ideological norm surrounding the perception of women in Shakespeare's epoch. Lavinia serves a number of vital functions. Foremost, Lavina, as a character, operates as a device to maintain the momentum of revenge, which flues the tragedy of the protagonist Titus. As well, Shakespeare deliberately bends the development of the character Lavinia in a manner that bolsters his thematic intention of Lavinia as embalm for the state of Rome....   [tags: feminism, communication, language] 645 words
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The First Law of Thermodynamics - ... Refrigerators - The second main application of 1st Law in which the objective of a refrigerator is to lower the internal energy of a body at low temperature and transfer that energy to the higher temperature surroundings [3]. It requires work to do this. The medium for the energy exchange is a working fluid that circulates in a loop through a number of devices. These devices exploit to increase and eliminate energy from the working fluid. As the refrigerant circulates around the loop, its internal energy is alternately raised and lowered by a series of device....   [tags: heat engine, converstion, energy] 650 words
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Conservation of the Environment in A.S. Farm Company - ... This can result in the farming of deep gullies. b. Wind This type of erosion is often heavy wind season and when the soil is dry.  Solid waste The farm post harvesting phase and day to day animal husbandry activities generates of crop waste, animal feed west and also animal manure.  Waste Water Over application of chemical fertilizer and pesticides/weedicides affects soil and ground/surface water pollution. On the other hand, Waste water from cleaning and washing activities of the animal husbandry section affects water resource....   [tags: land, developments. safe, requirements] 658 words
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Can Conservation Increase Chances of the Amur Leopard’s Survival? - ... This report is going to look at the reasons why this species are endangered and becoming extinct and also look into and evaluate possible current biological methods used to conserve this species. Overall, the population of the Panthera pardus orientalis are decreasing due to a number of factors, one of which being that it is being threatened by forest loss through fires that are deliberately set each spring, effecting an estimate of nearly 20%2 of Amur leopard habitats, for economic development because the area is important for Russia as it contains ports that ship to the Far East3....   [tags: Species, Conservation] 664 words
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Spain's Consolidation and Loss of California - ... California’s Padres viewed unconverted Indians as “heathens” whose behavior ranged from “gentle” and “friendly” to “barbarian.” Many friars described their Indian wards, even when adults, as “children” in terms of their simple hunter-gatherer lifestyles and mental development. Yet there is evidence that at least some of their priest believed neophytes could and should be shepherded to adulthood. According to Father Luis Jayme, “with reference to the Indians, I wish to say that great progress would be made if there was anything to eat and the soldiers would set a good example....   [tags: indians, converstion, punishment] 673 words
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Arguments for Environmental Conservation - Response 3: Arguments for Environmental Conservation Since the beginning of civilization humanity has adopted a subjugating stance toward nature. Ecological exploitation has become the de facto standard, contributing to the illusion of self-subsistence provided by modern society. This mindset is untenable given humanities reliance on the natural world, as best demonstrated by the critical importance of various parts of the environment to humanities continued existence. This includes the importance of biodiversity to medicinal advancement and climate adaptation, the role of insects in the renewal of the biosphere, and the importance of the environment for humanities psychological health....   [tags: Environmental Issues] 677 words
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Conservation and Natural Resource Management - ... Conservation Management Disturbance management It is widely acknowledged that maintaining diversity in productive sites requires periodical biomass reduction. Historically, livestock grazing has caused enormous damage to many areas. However, there is a trend recently to use stock grazing as a biodiversity enhancement tool, yet the enhancement remains to be demonstrated (Lunt et al. 2007; Wong & Morgan 2007). A conceptual framework was developed to predict, interpret and compare the impacts of livestock grazing and grazing exclusion on conservation values in Australian native vegetation (Lunt et al....   [tags: Biodiversity, Ecosystem, Grasslands] 681 words
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Analysis of Scene in the Middle of the Night - ... Betty knew that Marilyn was not going to approve of her decision and that there was a very slim chance of convincing her. Betty has been avoiding this conversation. This inevitable conversation that is our scene take’s place in Betty’s Bedroom in her mother’s apartment. Betty has moved back home because of her marital strife. Betty’s family seems to be of an upper middle socioeconomic status however; this is still a bedroom in a city apartment so the space is probably limited. Betty and Marilyn are completely alone in a closed off environment....   [tags: friends, conversation, decision, marital, divorce] 689 words
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The Conservation of Energy - The Conservation of Energy Physics Essay: The Conservation of Energy Since the beginning of time, energy has pervaded our earth. These days we rely on it to advance in our technological developments. We also need energy for a variety of other things such as: to keep our bodies alive and healthy, to run our machines and other technical devices, we also rely on energy to keep warm in winter and cool in summer. Energy is the ability to do work. People and other things can run out of energy (e.g....   [tags: Physics Science Conserving Essays] 696 words
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Demonstrative Communication: Face to Face Conversation - ... For instance if the same mother walked in on the same teenager and asked what they were watching in a friendly tone, the teenager may assume the mother accepts this behavior even though the mother may not. Spoken in a louder more serious tone the teenager would be less likely to misunderstand. They would know that the mother does not agree and there will be trouble if caught again. Tone is also very crucial in making the message positive or negative. If a speaker were on a platform speaking about women’s’ rights and their tone was very drab, this would not excite the audience or make them feel positive about what the speaker had to say....   [tags: signals, verbal, nonverbal, tone]
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Gentically Modified Organisms are the Topic of Conversation - ... Consuming GMO’s may look like a bang for your buck, but being associated with these foods, come with some high risk. GMO’s have been around since 1996. Since then, there has been an increase in allergic reactions, antibiotic resistant bacteria, and other toxic hazards. While these side effects may not seem all that important. Look at the big picture from different aspects. Approximately 1500 people are partially paralyzed, 5000 temporarily handicapped, all due to the chemicals of GMO’s. Those numbers don’t even include the children who were born with birth defects....   [tags: cancer, crops, animal testing]
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Which One Comes First Economic Development or Environmental Conservation? - ... Due to various reasons, the economic development is different among developing countries. Therefore, developing countries don’t have to follow the path of developed countries which develop the economy first and then just conserve the environment. Environmental conservation not only depends on economic growth, but also relate with the income level of residents, the level of technological development, education, advocacy and also citizen awareness Today, we have already wasted and destroyed a large amounts of natural resources including both animals and plant species....   [tags: model, benefits, countries, resources] 709 words
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Corporate Understanding of Social Media Use - ... Most companies had a difficult time identifying what social media could actually do for their company and only 12 percent of those using social media were actually using the technology effectively (Ennes, 2011). This translates that these companies were using this technology to simply communicate one way in a promotional way to their customers (Harvard Business Review, 2011). How could a business use social media to engage in two-way conversations with their customers. Filtering for Attention One of the companies that is effectively using social media to engage in a conversation with their customers is Wells Fargo Bank, N.A....   [tags: conversation, online, customer]
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Wildlife Conservation Practices in Cambodia - ... As the world population grows, more land is needed for farming; more forest is cleared for road construction. Moreover, some species are also faced with habitat degradation, which is caused by pollution from agricultural pesticide and so one. This leads to severe damages to the natural habitat; as a result, animals are also threatened. However, great effort has been put so that all forms of threats to wildlife and its habitat can be cut off. One of the solutions to habitat loss which was defined by The World Conservation Union is to set aside 12 percent of the world’s land area for the conservation of wildlife and its natural habitat....   [tags: habitat, endangered species] 720 words
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A Conversation Hard to Understand: A Clean, Well-Lighted Place - Every work in literature is open to interpretation, and every person is entitled to their opinion. In a story shorter than 1,500 words, less than that of this paper, Ernest Hemingway’s A Clean, Well-Lighted Place has garnered serious debate and criticism. Written and published in 1933, Hemingway’s story containing a theme about nothing in several contexts has definitely given many critics something to talk about, but not about the usual theme, irony, or symbolism. For the past 55 years, the critics continue to debate the conflicting dialogue between the two main characters, and whether the inconsistency was intended by Hemingway or a mistake by the original typesetter....   [tags: ernest hemingway, unconventional dialogue]
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Various Essays Analysis - ... Zinsser establishes an instructive tone with an audience who is inexperienced with computers. The Golden Spike: In the compare and contrast essay, “The Golden Spike,” Vanderbilt University graduate John Steele Gordon conveys the similarities and difference between the Internet and railroads through the impact each invention made. Gordon contrasts these two inventions by summarizing the history of railroad, followed by the description of a type of resemblance or divergence between the Internet and the railroads....   [tags: The Conversation, The Keyboard, The Golden Spike] 724 words
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Community Energy Conservation and Efficiency - During this meeting I will talk to my fellow homeowners in regard to energy conversation and efficiency in our community. Conserving energy is important because our world relies heavily on the use of nonrenewable energy resources. Once these resources are used up, we will have to rely on alternatives. Rather than depleting the Earth of its natural resources, we can put an end to it now, or at least slow it down. A more immediate solution to using alternatives is to conserve the energy we use by using less of it to accomplish everyday tasks....   [tags: Energy]
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The Internet and the Future of Language - ... Nevertheless the fact that the Netspeak displays the graphic and visual aspects, it is safe to say that the Netspeak has both speech and writing properties (Crystal 47). In sociolinguistic aspect, the Internet has created so-called a virtual community. It is true that the Internet is wired worldwide and at glance computer-mediated communication (CMC) seems to have overcome the limitations of physical environments, cultural differences and time-zones, but in reality virtual communities are relatively small-scale, restricting its membership based on solidarity and creating their own distinctive dialects....   [tags: communication, audio, visual, conversation]
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Telephone Conversation - The poem 'Telephone conversation' is staged by a black man who is looking for a flat but ends up phoning to a landlady who is racist but tries to be polite in finding out whether he is he is a dark or light one. When he first speaks to her he feels awkward as he feels he has to confess that he is African. Also I think he feels as though he has been in the same position before somewhere else and he knows what is expected from people like the landlady he is speaking to. When he tells her that he is African she becomes speechless and wants to know if he is light or dark brown....   [tags: Racism] 740 words
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Conversation Between Plato and Aristotle - ... So I will introduce myself to those of you that do not know me. My name is Aristotle. I was a pupil of Plato’s. I have also tutored Alexander the Great. I am h ere today to discuss with Plato my view points on the subjects at hand. Plato: For today’s class Aristotle and I are going to discuss our ideas on the Theory of Form and the Theory of Knowledge. All questions will be held until the end of today’s cla ss. Now we will talk about the Theory of Forms and the Theory of Knowledge. Dialogue Between Plato and Aristotle 3 Plato: When we discuss Forms we are not talking about something that is truly real but something that we would see or grasp intellectually....   [tags: Knowledge, Philosophy] 741 words
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Cultural Conservation - One problem with cultural conservation: To put it simply, and its not a problems that only conservatives very often confuse (or conflate ethics and aesthetics. When Gertrude Himmererfarf lambastes out (as she perceives it) 'amoral, 'sexually deviant' and 'polymorpously perverse' culture she is primarily responding to something that she finds culturally foreign and aesthetically threatening. I agree with her that values are oftentimes a good thing, but only when they are born of an ethical and pragmatic perspective, not an aesthetic one....   [tags: essays research papers] 745 words
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Prejudice in Telephone Conversation and Dinner Guest-Me - Prejudice in Telephone Conversation and Dinner Guest-Me In the two poems, ‘Telephone Conversation’ and ‘Dinner Guest-Me,’ each poet uses their poetry as a means of confronting and challenging prejudice. In ‘Telephone Conversation’ by Wole Soyinka, a phone conversation takes place between an African man and a very artificial lady about renting out a room. When the lady finds out he is African she becomes very prejudiced and racist towards him. ‘Dinner Guest-Me’ by Langston Hughes is about a black man going to a dinner party where he is the only coloured person there, like he is the ‘token black.’ Anger and a sense of humour are shown in both of the poems....   [tags: Wole Soyinka Langston Hughes Poetry Essays] 763 words
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My PhD: The Conservation Biology of Shorebirds - The main direction of my PhD is to reveal why shorebirds are declining. I propose to use a combination of research methods (fieldwork, GIS, phylogenetic analyses), because learning these methods will be highly beneficial in my career as conservation biologist and academic. I have only decided about 3 papers, each should be suitable for a chapter. The direction of further chapters needs to be discussed as I go along. Chapter 1. Why are shorebirds declining. Comparative tests of intrinsic and extrinsic variables on threat status and population trends Shorebird (sandpipers, plovers, gulls and allies) populations are declining globally, driving many species to the brink of extinction (Zockler et...   [tags: PhD, proposals, Conservation Biology, animals,]
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Genetic Conservation of Plants - ... Historically conservation genetics, “the application of evolutionary and molecular genetics to biodiversity conservation (Frankham, 1920)” have been used to preserve animal populations. Genetic diversity is fundamental to biodiversity and is thus important in its conservation. Conservation genetics have been used to minimize inbreeding and loss of genetic diversity in populations such as the bighorn sheep of Nation Bison Range wildlife (Gompert, 2012). Translocating populations to introduce genetic variation consequently introduces more biodiversity through breeding....   [tags: health and environmental effects] 785 words
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Long overdue Conversation - Long overdue Conversation Topic / Scripture : Using the time God gives us; the importance of family; Mat. 20:6 “About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, “Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?” Setting: Anywhere. The audience will assume that this is just a father having a conversation with his daughter, Could be in the kitchen, the living room, outside on the porch…anywhere. Characters: Don – the father. Tender hearted, he’s nervous, uncomfortable with this conversation, but intent on finally doing this right....   [tags: Drama] 809 words
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Two Partners and Their Conversation in Regards to Being Gay - ... At the same time, however, homosexual couples are still faced with breaking stereotypes regarding certain attitudes and behaviors. Cameron is acting in a modern historical context, feeling as though views and beliefs about what it means to be gay should have evolved. He also references stereotypes about what it means to be a woman. Mitchell tries to give justification for those who understand Cameron as a female by identifying his partnership as a “new type of family” and explaining that the world doesn’t know how to view them yet....   [tags: Homosexuality, Mother´s Day, Society] 810 words
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