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The Role and Results of Religious Thinking - Science and technology have been regarded by many people as the Moses who led human out of the world of ignorance to the land of knowledge and wealth. Religion, in the other respect, has unfortunately been misinterpreted as the evil Pharaoh who wants to keep human under his slavery(. Some people believe that if Newton did not wastehis time on the search for God, he probably would have made much more contribution to science. "I feel pity for Newton's life in his old age, ... His great contribution to astronomy, optics, math and mechanics is immortal....   [tags: Science vs Religion] 1228 words
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The Relationship Between Cognitive and Moral Development - Many researchers have written about child development, but the most well known are Jean Piaget and Lawrence Kohlberg. Piaget's theory of cognitive development and Kohlberg's theory of moral development have been essential in helping researchers grasp the biological and psychological changes that occur between birth and adolescence. While these theories share some similarities, they also have many differences, such as Kohlberg’s application to various cultures. It is important to compare these models in order to comprehend child development....   [tags: Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, four stages]
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History of Anthropology in the United States - During the 20th century, anthropology has developed following influential people such as Boas. The four subfields existed for a long time as separate fields, but with the direction of examining human culture within the United States, it became important to be holistic. Each subfield contributed greatly as no one field can study the entire breadth or depth of culture and behavior. However, there are forces that are contributing to each field going in its own direction that can lead to a break-up in the future....   [tags: Ethnic Groups, Native Americans]
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The Purpose of Learning a Foreign Language - The purpose of learning a foreign language is communication and this can be achieved by communicating in the foreign language (Walia, 2012). Therefore, thorough practise in grammatical exercises or memorizing dialogues and phrases do not provide the required results as actual attempts at spontaneous conversation in the foreign language. The Grammar Translation Method and the Audiolingual Approach were replaced by the Communicative Method as the former two were insufficient in certain ways as primary language teaching methods....   [tags: communicative methods, audiolingual approach]
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An Uphill Battle on Science and Religion - In the summer of 2008, the state of Louisiana passed a controversial bill, dubbed “LouisianaScience Education Act”. High school student Zack Kopplin was a sophomore who eventually launched a campaign to repeal the law. (Allman) The bill in question allows supplementary textbook to be used in the school as well as “help students understand, analyze, critique, and review scientific theories in an objective manner...” (ncse) of course this only applies to controversial topics like the theory of evolution, Abiogenesis, global warming, and cloning (ncse)....   [tags: Science Education Act, Lousiana, Bill]
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The Fallacies of O'Shea's Argument against Euthanasia - Assisted Suicide The concept of assisted suicide for the terminally ill, as it is now, is subjected to tremendous controversy. Many people believe that it is morally wrong to commit suicide. As such, in a response to an article in The Seattle Times on euthanasia, Reverend Susan J. O’Shea argues that we should not have euthanasia because it is murder. Reverend O’Shea’s argument starts off with her own personal reasons on why she does not support euthanasia. Then, she focuses on the idea that many of the reasons why people would want to commit assisted suicide are solely cultural, not medical....   [tags: assisted suicide, solely cultural not medical]
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Brief for Petitioner and Brief for Respondent - ... once the police have seized and secured a smart phone, there is no risk that the arrestee might destroy or alter its digital contents” (Pet. Brief 10). It shows the police’s fear of the risk of arrestee’s destroying the contents in their cell phones, and reveal the desire of the police’s willingness of protecting the evidence in the cell phones as evidence. However, Riley also released the fear of arrestee’s destroying digital contents in their smart phones. He said that “[digital contents] should not be any danger” (Pet....   [tags: cell phone search, right to privacy]
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A Brief Biography of Sir Francis Bacon - ... Bacon’s The Advancement of Learning helped to convince religious leaders that science was in fact necessary for the development of mankind by proving to them that religion could not expand without the improvements in science. Bacon also believed that science would end up surpassing religious influence in the future. He supposed that justified science was compatible with religious faith. Bacon felt that God had raised man to find and discern the ordinance and official orders the natural world....   [tags: English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist] 1407 words
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The Death Penalty's Pros and Cons - Research on the death penalty is becoming one of the fastest major issues in criminal justice. In the aftermath of World War II, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This was a doctrine from 1948 which proclaimed a “right to live”. The United Nations shifted its focus to limiting the scope of the death penalty to protect juveniles, pregnant women and the elderly. Two other international human rights treaties were the International Covenant and Civil and Political Rights....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essays]
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Spinoza: Clarifications and Criticisms on Freedom - Baruch de Spinoza, or as later known by Benedictus de Spinoza, was a 17th century philosopher that came under much hostility because of his renunciation of the accepted religious perceptions of god. This is not to say that Spinoza repudiated god’s existence, on the contrary, Spinoza considered himself to believe in god, but in a different more natural sense. Spinoza received much denunciation and criticism for his beliefs from religious figure heads. He was excommunicated from the Jewish community because his ideas were contrary and revolutionary to the traditional Jewish religion....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Language Acquisition Principles for ELL Students - Language Acquisition Principles for ELL Students Abstract Within this paper we will take a brief look at the Language Acquisition Principles and how they work on the behalf of ELL students. We will see how these principles can be applied within our own learning environment. There is much information from Walqui article that gives a brief overview of ELL students and how things looked in the past for these students. Now that times has change we will see how educators can make the requirements for ELL students better and more effective for teacher and students....   [tags: Language]
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The Critical Schools of Social Psychology - The critical schools of social psychology came about in response to a growing dissatisfaction with the scientific paradigm that had become entrenched in psychology in the first half of the twentieth century. Social psychology developed two separate strands, the Psychological Social Psychology strand, in America, and the Sociological Social Psychology schools in Europe. While the American school developed into an experimental, empiricist discipline that relied on the scientific method, the European traditions became more qualitative, with one example being the phenomenological school that believed it was more important to look at experience rather than explanation....   [tags: Psychology]
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How Foreigners And Woman Were Perceived - “A woman is a foreign land, of which, though there he settle young, A man will ne'er quite understand . . .” Patmore- “The Foreign Land” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” is much more than another installment of the much beloved detective Sherlock Holmes using his amazing deductive reasoning to solve a case. It is also a way to examine the accepted practice of degradation of woman and the xenophobic attitudes that were prevalent in Victorian England. The importance of this examination is its relevance to understanding the attitudes and practices not only accepted but expected during the Victorian Era....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Doyle, Stoner] 1768 words
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Gender Differences in Learning and Education - Gender differences occur in many aspects of a person’s life whether it is culture, politics, occupation, family and relationships, or the economy (just to name a few). One major difference in gender occurs in learning and education in the elementary and secondary levels. Research has found that males and females learn differently in many aspects of education. First of all, female and male brains are constructed differently affecting the way they learn; this leads to basic differences in learning and also gives an introduction into why the way one learns differs according to gender and how males and females learn subjects and tasks differently....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology - For a long time in history, studies of history of psychology have been done in three distinct ways. These domains were as follows: consciousness, psyche, behavior and mental life but every case stood on its own. Psychology was in this case the knowledge domain. Moreover, psychology was composed of various accounts. There was also the case of the society that was composed of views of the world or culture or industrialization. Although the history between these disciplines is not viewed sometimes, there are social aspects that are studied on how they are related to psychology....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Although Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is often regarded as just an author, he was much more. His works were inspired by the times and the people he met, and his literary influence remains relevant today. On May 22, 1859 Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland to Charles and Mary Doyle. He was their third child, and one of ten children all together. Charles Doyle was a political cartoonist and civil servant who earned only £300 per year, so money was very tight in the household. Partially due to his father’s alcoholism and mental instability, he and Charles weren’t ever close....   [tags: Sherlock Holmes, England]
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Transitions to Democracy and Democratic Consolidation - Transitions to democracy have been explained in various ways. Modernization for instance, is one theoretical approach to explain why countries democratize. Additionally, social and cultural factors have also explained democratization, as well as, international factors. It becomes deductive to attribute democratization to any one single theory as modernization works with social and cultural factors that are also impacted by international factors. It appears as if they all contribute in one way or another....   [tags: Democratization Essays]
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Methods of Instruction for Teaching Mathematics - Mention the word math and a considerable number of people are sure to express their aversion to the subject. To illustrate: Raytheon Corporation surveyed approximately 1,000 adulterants whether they would prefer to eat broccoli or to work on a problem in mathematics. The preponderance of the students picked broccoli. The terror of math encompasses into later life. According to research by the non-profit institute Change the Equation in 2010, nearly one-third of Americans would rather clean an unsanitary bathrooms than do a mathematics assignment....   [tags: Mathematics, Education, Schools]
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We Do NOT Have Extraterrestrial Ancestors - Archaeology is the study of past human activities (Crawford, 2014). Although it has the potential to be subjective, archaeology essentially uses scientific methods to create theories about the past. Pseudoarchaeology, on the other hand, is an approach of archaeology, which does not implement scientific procedures in order to make allegations about the past. Pseudoarchaeology continues to be popular in society because it romanticizes the past in order to create a more compelling story for society (Feder, 2013)....   [tags: ancient alien ancestors]
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Journal of Health Organization and Management - The issue I have chosen is the relationship between HRM and organisationa,l and individual performance within the NHS. I have used two academic research based journals Baluch et al, (2013) in the Journal of Human Resource Management and Hyde et al, (2013) in the Journal of Health Organization and Management. Despite researching a similar field of study, the authors used different research methodologies. HRM and performance is part of a wide-ranging area of study in this field. The advancement of theory and research on links between HRM and performance started in the 1980s.There has been a lack of consensus in developing a theory of HRM and performance, (Guest et al, 2012)....   [tags: national health service, human resources]
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Keeping the End Goal in Mind - Keeping in mind the end goal to address all the goals set out in this thesis, essential exploration is vital. The procedure will represent the picked systems embraced to lead the essential examination. It will bestow avocation into the picked strategy for examination and give evaluation to the picked approach as far as preferences, impediments and limits. 3.2 Selection of research method: The method of exploration strategies might be isolated into quantitative and qualitative methodologies....   [tags: Essential Exploration, Procedures, Goals]
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President Obama’s Inaugural Speech: Rhetorical Analysis - President Obama’s Inaugural Speech: Rhetorical Analysis Barrack Obama’s inauguration speech successfully accomplished his goal by using rhetoric to ensure our nation that we will be under safe hands. The speech is similar from ideas obtained from the founding documents and Martin Luther King’s speech to establish ‘our’ goal to get together and take some action on the problems our country is now facing. As President Barrack Obama starts his speech, he keeps himself from using ‘me’, ‘myself’, and ‘I’ and replacing it with ‘we’, ‘us’, and ‘together’ to achieve ethos....   [tags: ethos, unification, action]
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Science in the Latter Medieval Period - ... For the most part, renewable sources such as solar and wind are considered free reservoirs of energy, inasmuch as there is no cost associated with such sources. The Crusades, which lasted from roughly 1095 to 1291, were highly influential with regard to these scientific changes. Their contributions are noted in any number of ways, which are easily detected merely by interpreting the number of methodical examinations that were prevalent during that period. There existed a certain political correctness that was associated with the manner in which the Crusades influenced -- and even represented -- the scientific discoveries that followed their lead....   [tags: historical analysis] 1348 words
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Welfare Agencies Distribution of Services - Introduction Spratt and Daveney (2009) carried out a research for contribution to how welfare agencies define and provide services to Families with multiple problems. They assumed existing systems doesn’t reflect full understanding of this service user group. This review seeks to establish the relevance of this research to this social problem and its contribution to the study. Literature Review To establish the relevance of this research, Spratt and Daveney carried out a literature review which identified child welfare systems in Australia, USA and United Kingdom as not designed to define families with multiple problems within context....   [tags: Welfare]
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Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences - In 1983 an American developmental psychologist, Dr. Howard Gardner, at Harvard University released a document that outlined his theory about multiple intelligences. He believes that everyone has eight different intelligences that, those being linguistic intelligence, logical-mathematical intelligence, musical intelligence, bodily-kinesthetic intelligence, spatial intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, intrapersonal intelligence and naturalist intelligence, with the last one being added later in 1999....   [tags: Education ]
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Marketing Manager V. Sales Representative - There is a vast amount of majors one can study in college, and so many careers in those areas that one must only choose one of. It is like going into the ice cream shop and not knowing which flavor to choose since they all look so delicious. Yet, choosing a profession is very different, as one cannot just choose a job like they would a flavor of ice cream. One cannot have the Chunky Monkey today and the Cherry Garcia tomorrow, or else their life will be one Rocky Road. More thought must go into choosing the right career path; as one cannot flip flop back and forth, going from a doctor one minute to a fashion designer the next....   [tags: Career Research ]
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Teaching Theories: Multiple Intelligence Approach - The day I walked into the sixth grade classroom at County Elementary, for my very first job of Substitute Teaching, I was nervous and wondered to myself, “How am I going to teach this group of kids?” Rows of desks all facing the front was the only thing that seemed familiar to me. So with a deep breath, lesson plans in hand, I pressed on. The day consisted of me lecturing and the students infrequently responding. For years the prevailing thoughts on classroom setup have been what I call a teacher centered approach to learning....   [tags: Education]
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Rhetorical Analysis: Growing Up Empty - Rhetoric is the art of using language to persuade an audience. Writers and speakers often use rhetoric appeals. Aristotelian Rhetoric appeals are used in arguments to support claims and counter opposing arguments. Rhetoric used four different approaches to capture its audience’s attention: pathos, logos, and ethos. Pathos bases its appeal on provoking strong emotion from an audience. Ethos builds its appeal based on good moral character of the writer or speaker and relies on good sense and good will to influence its audience....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Loretta Shwartz] 1808 words
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Individual Types of Learning Behavior - Herman Brain Dominance (HBD): Ned Hermann improved his model of Brain Dominance in 1979. His Whole Brain Model (Herman, 1995) combines Roger Sperry's left/right brain theory and Paul MacLean's triune model (primitive, intermediate and rational brain) to produce a quadrant model based on the task- specific performance of the physical brain. Each quadrant is described to have an ideal style of learning and preferences for individual types of learning behavior. Quadrant A is logical-analytical, Quadrant B is sequential-organized, and Quadrant C is emotional and interpersonal, while Quadrant D is visual, holistic and innovative....   [tags: Biology, Herman Brain Dominance] 2029 words
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Role of the Extended Family - There are many types of family that exists in today’s society, each important to the upbringing of any children of which may be apart of it. There are many types of family that exists in today’s society, each important to the upbringing of any children of which may be apart of it. Whether due to economic changes, cultural values, the role of caregiver goes beyond mother and father (Kurrien & Dawn Vo, 2004). The family unit is as diverse as the societies they each represent. This sometimes can manifest traditional roles of doting mothers and providing fathers into a home with two sets of parents (Kurrien & Dawn Vo, 2004)....   [tags: Sociology, The Family Unit] 935 words
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The Cultural Dimensions of Hofstede - I. Introduction This essay aimed to evaluate and critique the paper written by Geoffrey Williams and John Zinkin. It was divided into seven parts. First of all, I would brief introduce what the essay is about, followed by giving the description of the paper being evaluated. Then, theory and literature would be evaluated, with highlighting the theoretical frameworks used by the authors in developing the paper. Research design and approach would come to the fourth part, in which I would explore the research design and methods and discuss the benefits and limitations....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Bibliographic Information for Three Articles - Bibliographic Information for Three Articles 1. The Guys Fawkes Plot Bowden starts by referring back to the gunpowder plot in which Fawkes together with a small group of English Catholics, attempted to assassinate the then protestant King James. After his assassination, they had a plan of replacing him with his catholic daughter in an attempt to make England a catholic state. After the introduction, the author reflects on popular issues concerning Catholicism and Protestantism, which saw the Catholic Church viewed as a cruel religion....   [tags: Catholicism, Philosophy, Pietism]
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Rational Knowledge and The Mind - To provide solutions to philosophical problems such as, how world process was created, man must be in possession of rational, intuition, and intuitive knowledge. Rational knowledge is human reasoning and requires verification. The ability of man to reason while giving logical step by step demonstration and arguments is referred to as human knowledge and it has a rational source. According to Carriero and Broughton (2011), genuine rational knowledge is provided by clear and separate knowledge of wholesome intellect with sense deliverances interaction....   [tags: Human Reason, Philosophical Problems]
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Traditional Organization and Learning Organization - When the buzzword of business model was very active and reactive during the internet boom, many individuals did not understand the concept of the proper business model for the proper business (Magretta, 2002). When not utilizing the right type of model for the organization, the model will be misused and distorted (Magretta, 2002). Understanding the traditional organization and learning organization, will allow an organization to determine which time of organization they desire the most. Characteristics of the Traditional and Learning Organization The beginnings of the traditional and learning organizations start with the characteristics of the organizations....   [tags: innovation, business model, leadership, leader]
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Although in reality and illusion may be mistaken for one another and they both play a large part in the novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” illusion and reality differ in how they impact the minds of characters. Near the beginning of the novel, Huck Finn fakes his own death to protect himself and escape from his father. He later meets the Grangerfords, who are locked in a blood feud with the Shepherdsons. One of their daughters, Charlotte, pretends to hate the Shepherdsons as much as any other member of the family, when in actuality she is in love with a Shepherdson and plans to run away with him....   [tags: illusion, reality, Mark Twain, deception]
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Justice: By Any Means Necessary - Both Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in their respective novels, explore the relationship between detective and criminal. Many mystery novels employ this opposition, but in ‘Sherlock Holmes: The Major Stories with Contemporary Critical Essays’ and ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd,’ the authors, while spending appropriate time with this juxtaposition, add additional elements by spending a majority of their time investigating the idea of justice. Justice is the central theme of both respective novels because both Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot attempt to discover the truth regarding their respective cases by any means necessary....   [tags: Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Doyle, Characters]
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Tibet on the Big Screen - The 1990’s was coined the “Tibet Moment” in Hollywood. Countless celebrities were attending Dharma centers around the country, Steven Seagal was recognized as the reincarnation of an ancient Lama and three big-budget Hollywood films with Tibetan themes were released. One of these films was Jean Jacques Annaud’s epic Seven Years in Tibet, starring Brad Pitt, which tells the true story of the friendship between the Dalai Lama and Austrian mountain climber Heinrich Harrer in the last years of the country’s independence....   [tags: Culture, Ancient Lama]
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Proper Use of Police Discretion - "Proper use of discretion is probably the most important measure of a police officer or department." -- Rich Kinsey (retired police detective) Police officers are faced each day with a vast array of situations with which they must deal. No two situations they encounter are ever the same, even when examines a large number of situations over an extended period of time. The officers are usually in the position of having to make decisions on how to handle a specific matter alone, or with little additional advice and without immediate supervision....   [tags: Understanding discretion in policing]
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Gun Rights vs Gun Control - The continuing Mass Shootings in the United States has caused the gun control debate to intensify. While anti-gun control advocates say the Second Amendment guarantees each individual the right to bear arms, the pro-gun control group reads the Second Amendment as a collective right to bear arms; meaning organized militia are the only ones with that right. This essay will analyse the effectiveness of several different articles which present arguments for and against gun control. Charles W. Collier’s article, “Gun Control in America: An Autopsy Report”, dives into the controversial topic of gun ownership and gun control in the United States....   [tags: right to bear arms, gun laws]
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The Fundamental language of Mathematics - Today, you will have done a mathematical calculation. You might not have realised it, but you did. Whether it was how many more minutes in bed you could have before you had to get up, or whether it was how much water to put in the kettle for your morning cup of coffee. Mathematics is a fundamental language that everyone needs to be able to speak in order to survive today: nowhere in life can it be avoided; without maths, we would be lost: living in chaos. Because of this, maths should play a larger part in the Scottish secondary curriculum, up until the point where pupils have the opportunity to leave school....   [tags: creative thinking, logic,digital age]
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Business Intelligence and Data Science - For the past couple of decades the majority of businesses have wanted to construct a data-driven organization or company. Furthermore, companies around the world are considering harnessing data as a basis of competitive advantage over other companies. As a result, business intelligence and data science use are popular in many organizations today. The increase in adoption of these data systems is in response to the heavy rise in communications abilities the world over. Which, in turn ,has increased the need for data products....   [tags: companies, knowledge, warehouse]
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A Discussion of Qualitative Research - ... When the circumstances change, so will the outcome, and the circumstances will never be repeated exactly; there will always be some factor that is different because every person’s past is different, as well as every researcher’s. In every situation, there is most likely a reality of comorbidity that will be occurring, therefore there is some element of difference in every person and every quantitative research that cannot be taken into account. It can be factored out for the results, but it is still there affecting the person, in a hidden manner that is unidentified....   [tags: versus quantitative research]
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Kant and Mills on Morality - ... Casaubon thinks her hesitation is a refusal. Dorothea feels compassion for him and she realizes that she is imprisoned by her role as wife. She does not have the heart to shake his hurt feeling off. She is a weak and cowardly woman. Her self- sacrifice character suppresses her pride. When Dorothea decides to promise whatever Casaubon wants, she finds that he has died. If I were in her position, I would have not made his promise. We must respect the will of the individual. Casaubon is a repressive husband....   [tags: philosophical analysis] 678 words
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Greek Logic - transparencey INTRODUCTION The ancient Greeks knew that reasoning is a structured process governed, at least partially, by a system of explainable rules. Aristotele codified syllogisms; Euclide formulated geometric theorems; Vitruvius defined the criterion and referential key so that every architectural element could be proportioned according to an ideal model, symbolizing the aspirations and aptitudes of that particular civil society. In these forms of reasoning it is possible to distinguish contingent aspects with regard to the role which the use of a method and the application of a procedure play within any conceptual process: communicable by virtue of the codes and the prescribed norm...   [tags: essays papers] 2365 words
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Sherlock Holmes - Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes is a famous fictional detective with his own series of books written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle between the late 1800’s and early 1900’s otherwise known as the Victorian era in England. The stories were set in London on Baker Street. The people of Victorian England loved Sherlock Holmes because he always got his man, and the police in their time could not get anyone. Another reason the English people from the Victorian era loved Sherlock Holmes is the way he solves the crimes....   [tags: English Literature] 856 words
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History of Physics - History of Physics Physics began when man first started to study his surroundings. Early applications of physics include the invention of the wheel and of primitive weapons. The people who built Stone Henge had knowledge of physical mechanics in order to move the rocks and place them on top of each other. It was not until during the period of Greek culture that the first systematic treatment of physics started with the use of mechanics. Thales is often said to have been the first scientist, and the first Greek philosopher....   [tags: Science Scientific Physics Essays] 1319 words
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The Ontological Argument - The Ontological Argument The Ontological argument is a group of different philosophers arguments for the existence of God. "Ontological" literally means talking about being and so in this case, that being is the existence or being of God. The main component of the Ontological argument can be found in the Anselm’s "Proslogion" which is a short work that tries to demonstrate both the existence and the nature of God. His main aim in writing the Proslogion is not to directly prove the existence of God but to moreover, to show the relationship between faith and reason....   [tags: social issues] 1591 words
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Productivity Growth Hypothesis - In this assignment, we will attempt to study the effects that difference in Income Ratio (henceforth known as I.R.) between the years 1980 and 1990 have on the Productivity Growth (P.G.) during the same period of time. The Income Ratio of one specific year can be found if we take the average income of the richest faction of a country (the richest 20% of the population) and divide it by that of the poorest faction (the poorest 20%). In this assignment, the Income Ratios that were used were those of 13 different countries....   [tags: essays research papers] 865 words
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Critical Thinking Application - Critical Thinking Application Teaching higher order thinking skills is not a recent need. It is apparent that students, at all levels of education, are lagging in problem-solving and thinking skills. Fragmentation of thinking skills, however, may be the result of critical thinking courses and texts. Every course, especially in content subjects, students should be taught to think logically, analyze and compare, question and evaluate. Implications for Teaching Thinking must be practiced in each content field at each educational level....   [tags: Education Critical Thinking Analysis] 1046 words
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lAristotle's View of Logic - Logic is “the science whose laws are the objects of correct thinking.” (Cassou-Nogues 2009, 77) Sophisticated studies of logic arose in ancient China, India, and Greece. In India, found within the Rigveda is a hymn that contemplates the origins of the universe using language that mirrors the four circles of the Buddhist catuskoti: "A", "not A", "A and not A", and "not A and not not A". (Kak 2004, 15) Gongsun Long, a Chinese philosopher stated the paradox “One and one cannot become two, since neither becomes two.", and along with other members of the School of Names looked at puzzles like "A White Horse is not a Horse" beginning in the fifth century BCE....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Legitmacy of Law Exercises - This module focused on how law is influenced by values, morals and ethics as well as how we justify the legitimacy of law. Law must constantly try to create a balance between consistency and flexibility and must be flexible enough to adapt to the challenges presented in a modern society. We began the class with a discussion of the influence of values in the working of law, learning that natural law is derived from theology and based on morals and ethics. Law operates in context and there are multiple ideologies and belief systems that influence the way we perceive certain ‘neutral’ issues and which solutions we then propose....   [tags: Personal Reflection] 750 words
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