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The Internet and Rapidly Developing Technology - The Internet and Rapidly Developing Technology The recent revolution of internet and dot-com boom has brought more people familiar to computers and the Internet. It seems like that we can hardly find our way through everyday life with out using or having an internet connected computer next to us. The way we think, live, and communicate was changed once for all with the invention of networked communication of computers. Computers are no longer a piece of machine that sits on top of our desk for us to admire the marvelous technology brought by the geeks and freaks of 80's, but for us to constantly use and put in to work....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1571 words
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The Facts About Low Carbohydrate Diets - The Facts About Low Carbohydrate Diets Imagine a world where imperfections of the body did not exist. A place where beauty was seen from the inside and the body was not judged by looks. Today, a person cannot watch the television or flip though a newspaper without being haunted with the thought of being "fat" or trying to achieve the "perfect body." Dieting has been around for centuries, where people have always strived to have a healthy and toned body. Unfortunately, most people who lose weight cannot successfully keep it off....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Benefits of Medicinal Marijuana Usage - The Benefits of Medicinal Marijuana Usage All ears were listening intently at what the professor had to say on the subject. Many viewers were in shock and disbelief at what some of the potential medical uses of marijuana are. At the conclusion of the lecture, many whispers filled the courtroom and the judge entered from behind his desk and sat down. Richard Johnson sat in silence waiting in anticipation to hear what he had to say. Johnson and his wife Ellen, were arrested August 24 and charged with numerous drug-related offenses....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Controversy Surrounding Multiple Personality Disorder - The Controversy Surrounding Multiple Personality Disorder Multiple Personality Disorder is a condition that many people probably have not heard of. Among those who have heard of it, there are even less who actually know what it is. However, according to Piper (1997) there were about 6,000 cases diagnosed in North America alone in 1986. Some experts estimate that multiple personality disorder, or MPD, affects 5 to 10 percent of the population, or about 100 million people worldwide. For such a widespread disorder, the public's lack of knowledge about it is pretty shocking....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Schizophrenia: The Disease and Treatment Options - Schizophrenia: The Disease and Treatment Options Leann was a beautiful 17-year- old with a great future ahead of her. She was the star of TV commercials, and sang in the high school choir. She was the envy of all the schoolgirls and the teachers' favorite. She lived in Crawford, Colorado and helped her family on the farm. She had high hopes of becoming a beautician and hairdresser and going on to college or technical school to develop her talent. Now, at age 45 she lives in an apartment in an assisted living center in Grand Junction, where she has lived for the last 23 years of her life....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Technology - Robots Enlisted as Sodiers - Robots Enlisted as Sodiers "Attack, Attack" the soldier typed into the computer as quickly as he could. He types every little action he wants the robot to respond to, in this specialized computer made for the robot. He directs the robot through the territory, through rocks and potholes, avoiding hidden land mines. After spotting human figures on the screen, the robot informs the soldier of enemies lurking ahead. This all started in the summer of 2013, during the next World War (World War III)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1344 words
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The Power of Computers and Technology - The Power of Computers While I was sitting at my PC, I began looking for a song to download. All of the sudden, the screen went blank. I knew that I hadn't touched the power strip, so I was dumbfounded by its sudden halt. I used every key possible to try and revive my dying machine. I frantically decided to turn the power off, but, before I could, a small green cursor blinked on the screen. I tried to type but nothing worked. Not knowing what to do, I switched the power to off and was amazed that the blinking green cursor was still alive....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1339 words
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Technology - Satellite Phones Save Lives - Satellite Phones Save Lives Satellite phones are now becoming more important in many situations. Some such situations are on hunting trips in Alaska, backcountry hiking trips, overseas trips, etc. These phones have been popular for a while now, but have always been too big and heavy. Also, it is hard to gain a good signal to get out and make a call if in an emergency situation. The phones need to be reduced to the size of a small cell phone, and the signals need to be much stronger, allowing better service when it is most needed....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1355 words
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Camera Cell Phone Technology Save Lives - Camera Cell Phones Save Lives My first year of college was approaching rapidly, and I was still trying to get my supplies gathered together. Most of my items I had already stockpiled, such as bedding, a computer and a fridge. One item missing on my list was a cell phone. My parents had insisted that I purchased one when I got my driver's license, but I never seemed to find the time to get one. Being a teenage girl in this day of age, my parents thought I should always have a way to get help in emergency situations....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1417 words
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American Freedom - No Greater Gift - American Freedom - No Greater Gift Silently they stand, tall, strong pillars of memory in a seemingly long since forgotten world. Rows upon rows of white marble glisten in the first rays of the rising sun. The shimmer of morning frost still graces their elegant arches as the brisk air begins to take on a slightly warmer tone. In this quiet hour, not quite night, yet still not day, one lone man stands respectfully next to a small, almost insignificant grave stone. His head hangs slightly bowed, and except for the small hunch in his back, he stands at perfect attention....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1426 words
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Media Advertising - Absolut Advertising Campaign - The Absolut Advertising Campaign Texts are political. Political in the sense that they produce messages that carry specific ideas and beliefs targeted toward a certain thinking body of people. A familiar phrase in America is, “art imitates life.” It defines life as essential to art, but can we say the reverse. Could life imitate art. The semantics of the phrase seem too ambiguous for such a statement. What is the definition of art, of life. The phrase suggests that art reinforces cultural and social beliefs by using the verb imitate....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Debate Over Artificial Intelligence - The Debate Over Artificial Intelligence   Can machines think. Or rather, can we develop true artificial intelligence in the sense of machines that think and understand as we humans do. This is an interesting problem that is becoming more and more relevant in our lives as computers become more complex and integral to our lives. Two articles, John Searle's "Minds, Brains, and Programs" and William Lycan's "Robots and Minds", present two different answers to this question and also raise several new questions....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1510 words
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Technology, Criminal Investigations, and Ethics - Abstract         This paper discusses several implementations of modern technology in criminal investigations, and the ethical issues that accompany these techniques, focusing on the tradeoff between security and privacy. Specific topics include centralization of information, telecommunications, and general technology. Cases are cited for each topic, as well as a discussion of the ethical issues involved.             With the advent of modern technologies, the face of criminal investigations, and indeed daily life, has been irrevocably altered....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1298 words
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Internet - Ethics of Hacking - Privacy Risks of Internet Wiretapping       Abstract: In recent months, the FBI has taken steps to implement an Internet wiretapping scheme called Carnivore.  This paper discusses the possible risks of this system with respect to personal privacy, analyzes the technical flaws of the system that produce these risks, and discusses recent US Legislation to relax the statutory restrictions on its deployment and use.             On September 11, 2001, a group of terrorists carried out a methodically planned and almost perfectly executed attack on major sites in the United States, toppling two of the nation's highest buildings.  Two days later, on September 13, the US Senate unanimously approved...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Is File-Sharing via Internet Illegal? - Is File-Sharing Illegal.       Abstract:  file-sharing violates existing copyright law by facilitating the widespread and illegal distribution of copyrighted material.  This paper examines the case against file-sharing, by looking at how the players bear responsibility for the illegal acts currently made possible by this new technology.  Finally, it suggests some remedies for file-sharing companies to reform themselves and become a potentially powerful and revolutionary company while still acting in compliance with the law....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Research Paper on Anabolic-androgenic Steroids - Research Paper on Anabolic-androgenic Steroids       Anabolic-androgenic steroids are a group of hormones, which includes the natural male hormone, testosterone, and a number of synthetic compounds. "Anabolic" refers to muscle building, while "androgenic" refers to increased masculine characteristics. Anabolic effects are basically muscle growth. Androgenic effects produce secondary male sex characteristics like facial hair, body hair, deepening of the voice, and so on. In the 1950's scientists were trying to isolate the muscle building properties without the masculinizing effects....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Physiological Effects of Caffeine -     Caffeine, probably the most widely used drug, is a potent pharmacological and psychotropic agent. The white, bitter-tasting, crystalline substance was first isolated from coffee in 1820. The origins of the words, caffeine and coffee, reflect the spread of the beverage into Europe via Arabia and Turkey form North-East Africa, where coffee trees were cultivated in the 6th century. Coffee began to be popular in Europe in the 17th century, and plantation had been established in Indonesia and the West Indies by the 18th century....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Serious Problems with DNA Fingerprinting - Serious Problems with DNA Fingerprinting       Is there any piece of physical evidence so foolproof it could be used to prove or disprove anyone's case in a trial. Many people believe the answer to this question is DNA. In theory, this argument is true, but many believe certain factors can lead to inconsistent data gathered from DNA. There are many differing opinions on how DNA should be used, or if it should be used at all.   Many people are uninformed about what DNA actually is or how it is used in criminal trials....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Biases From the Enlightenment Period - Biases From the Enlightenment Period         Abstract        All three dominant subjects: mind, men, and standard literature, not only share dominance, but also relate to the fact that their roles are clearly shown in the schools of our society. Schools exercise the brain, boys are pushed harder and expected to do better in school, while canonic literature haunts students throughout their English classes. The body, women, and horrific literature take a back seat to their counterparts, but still fight to have their voices heard....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Changing Status of Women - The Changing Status of Women Women have played a huge role in society. Many people respect women for the simple fact that they bring life to every human that is put on earth and, without them, none of us would be here today. Although many people respect women, women believe that they have been treated unfairly in the past. I believe that women have been treated unfairly, but I also believe that women today have much better opportunities offered to them than in the past, and that women today are closer to equality than ever before....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Chaos in Art and Literature - Chaos in Art and Literature       Abstract:  The following paper deals with the expanding world of the new science of chaos. Chaos is unique because it can be applied to all the core sciences, and more importantly it can be applied to subjects not considered to be science. The paper below deals with the evidence of chaos in literature and art, and how it functions in this world. While many aspects of the chaos present in art and literature are different from the science of chaos, some similarities still emerged and can be seen when examined closely....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Biological Rhythms: History and Effects -        Abstract:  In this paper I will attempt to explain the nature of biological rhythms, their history, and their affect on the everyday workings of the human body and mind. Biological rhythms, known also as circadian rhythms or the inner clock, pervade every aspect of human and animal life. Defined as "the biological clocks that regulate all animals, plants, and people, and that don't follow the artificial timing of the strict 24-hour solar/lunar day" ("Circadian Links", WWW 1996), biorhythms affect ordinary everyday activities in extraordinary ways....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Woman’s Role in Renaissance Society - Woman’s Role in Renaissance Society When viewing the place of women in society, it is common to view their struggle for equality as a long, gradual ascension culminating in their liberation in the twentieth century. Michael Kaufman in an article entitled "Spare Ribs: The Conception of Woman in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance" (Soundings Summer, 1973) asserts that the place of woman actually declined with the advent of the Renaissance: The forces that gave rise to the Renaissance radically transformed most aspects of English economic and social life....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Problem of Internet Pornography - The Problem of Internet Porn       This essay will explore the extent of the pornography problem on the Internet, and why they are not as confident under Bush as they were under Clinton. It's one of the hottest industries in America. Yahoo. has profited from it. It's Internet pornography. And with the growth of the Internet, business is booming. But the leaders of the adult entertainment industry are worried. They see the election of George W. Bush and his appointment of Attorney General John Ashcroft as a signal that there may be renewed interest in mounting obscenity prosecutions....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Cyberporn Papers]
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American Corporations and Internet Pornography - American Corporations and Internet Porn      In this essay, we shall consider the so-called "reputable" mainstream American companies that are reaping huge profits from Internet porn, as well as related considerations.   Marriott, Westin, and Hilton are known for their pornographic video deliveries to paying rooms, a practice which Omni Hotels discontinued when confronted by the American Family Association. On the other hand, Internet porn companies like Yahoo. In its x-rated Geocities sites, was not intimidated by AFA's threats....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Cyberporn Papers]
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The Morphing of Child Pornography - Morphing of Child Porn      At issue before the Circuit Courts has been the constitutionality of the 1996 Child Pornography Prevention Act (CPPA) in which Congress sought to modernize federal law by enhancing its ability to combat child pornography in the cyberspace era(Free Speech). There is a split in the circuit courts regarding this bill, and this essay will address the discrepancy.   This piece of legislation classifies an image that "appears to be" or "conveys the impression" of a minor engaging in sexually explicit acts as "virtual" child pornography....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Colonialism and Imperialism in Africa - Disease and Imperialism in Africa       Diseases were prevalent in Africa during the time of European Imperialism. Disease affected both natives and European peoples in Africa. African diseases affected both natives and European explorers and soldiers as well as diseases brought by the Europeans that affected the Africans.       Numerouks diseases impadcted the Europeans in Africa during the time of Imperialism.  During the time of Imperialism many explorers and soldiers died of disease. "During 1804-25 over 60 per cent of the men sent out by the Church Missionary Society died of disease" (McLynn 228)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Canadian Morality and the Law - Canadian Morality and the Law     In legal theory, there is a great debate over whether or not law should be used to enforce morality.  The sides of the debate can be presented as a continuum.  At one end, there is the libertarian view, which holds that morality is an individual belief and that the state should not interfere in the affairs of the individual.  According to this view, a democracy cannot limit or enforce morality.   At the other end, there is the communitarian position, which justifies the community as a whole deciding what moral values are, and hence justifies using the law to enforce community values.  For libertarians, judges should play a prominent role in limiting the s...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Oklahoma City and Low-Tech Terrorism - Oklahoma City and Low-Tech Terrorism Abstract: Ammonium nitrate can be a very beneficial compound when used correctly. It has allowed American farmers to produce more and better agricultural products for decades. The Oklahoma City bombing revealed ammonium nitrate's dark side, however. That bomb, constructed from basic fertilizer, awakened America to the dangers of the common compound. It also caused America to loose its innocence of domestic terrorism. On April 21, 1995, America was forced to come to grips with terrorism on a scale never before witnessed on American soil....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1201 words
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Alcohol and Drinking - Alcoholism - Alcoholism It was a rainy Wednesday afternoon and little Tommy was struggling to cross the slippery puddle- filled streets. The crossing guard at the corner felt a tug at her leg and it was Tommy waiting to cross. He waited patiently at the corner until traffic seemed to clear. The crossing guard began to lead Tommy across the street when out of nowhere a car sped around the corner and without acknowledging the crossing pedestrians, ended little Tommyþs life. Tommyþs parents were called at work and notified of the horrible accident....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1414 words
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Social Attitudes and Fairy Tales - Social Attitudes and Fairy Tales   For hundreds of years, parents have been enthralling children with stories of magic and wishes coming true. Fairy tales are passed from one generation to the next through oral tradition, and, in modern times, books. As various societies develop, fairy tales are changed to fit the needs and morals those societies want to impress upon their children. Thus, the style and content of a fairy tale is directly affected by the social attitudes of a particular society at a particular time....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Destructive Nature of Technology -   From that first day that man discovered fire, the human race has continued its never-ending search to accomplish tasks in the most expedient manner possible. Society has decided that technology can be used to solve most of its immediate problems. This quest has brought us many useful things such as the telephone, the automobile, the oven, the CD player, etc. and has made living a little more enjoyable. If that were all, there would be no need to even mention these facts other than to advertise them....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Analysis of Men and War - Men and War Throughout history, men have constantly been at war with something. Whether that something was nature, other men, or a supernatural force, men have historically loved battle. War stories have always been a way for authors to express their concerns about issues in society. Through these stories, authors depict honor not seen in real life, problems that face the world now, and closure so often exempt from our world. There are defined enemies, a clear line drawn between good and bad, and we may be powerful and violent for the sake of righteous ideas....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 2566 words
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Violence - McViolence in McAmerica - McViolence in McAmerica The United States was born in a spirit of freedom and democracy, yet also with a strong belief in the use of individual and group violence. The Revolutionary War lasted seven years and succeeded in its goal of a new and independent nation. It also began our two-century-long love affair with the gun, as four hundred thousand victorious citizen-soldiers helped proclaim the right to bear arms (Goldstein 480). America was born with a gun in hand and the desire to use it....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 938 words
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German People's Support of Hitler - German People's Support of Hitler When you mention the name of former fuhrer of Germany Adolf Hitler, you usually are met with a reaction of disgust and terror. Memories of the holocaust and other nightmares of World War Two are brought to light and you wonder : " How could that have happened?" Well, that question cannot be answered in a few words, rather there is a complex list of ideas as to why this was allowed to happen and why people supported Hitler in the first place. The main reason is that Germany, at that point in time, needed change, and Adolf Hitler was symbolic of that needed change....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 594 words
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Stereotypes, Stereotyping and Teen Pregnancy - Teen Pregnancy and Stereotypes Teen pregnancy is increasing yearly. According to the March of Dimes, teenage birth rates have decreased steadily in the country since 1991. Teenage birth rates in the United States remain relatively high compared to the more developed countries. According to the March of Dimes, "nearly thirteen percent of all births in the United States were teens ages fifteen to nineteen. Almost one million teenagers become pregnant each year and about 485,000 give birth (Teenage 1)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1465 words
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The Brilliant and Evil Hitler - The Brilliant and Evil Hitler Hitler was both brilliant and evil. He won the following of nearly all German people, and brought a desperate country out of poverty and post-war dissolution. It was not by virtue that Hitler accomplished these things. Instead, it was through evil planning, mass rallies, emotional appeal to a vulnerable population, stirring military displays, and the eventual extermination of millions of innocent people: Jews (anyone with one or more Jewish grandparent), Communists, Negroes, the mentally ill, and anyone else in his way....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1033 words
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The Many Faces of Pride - The Many Faces of Pride    Pride is idolatry, boastfulness, and the failure to recognize deficiencies (Peters 87).  With time, people have become more accepting of pride in their societies.  This progression of acceptance has led to alterations in the definition.  It is the slight tweakings of the definition that have allowed us to perceive pride as a deadly sin and simultaneously an essential for success.         The beginning of all sin occurred when Eve listened to the evil snake, in the garden of Eden, who told her that she could acquire God's knowledge (Peters 87).  God forbid Eve to eat the apple of knowledge, but she did regardless.  Eve committed the first sin of humank...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Challenges of the 21st Century - Challenges of the 21st Century   Citizens of the world look on with anticipation as our society moves into the twenty-first century. Although the world has not accomplished the wild ideas presented in science fiction, we have made a huge amount of progress in technology. However, many hurdles still need to be faced. Numerous critical problems will face both America and the world as a whole in this new millennium. Three problems confronting the United States are hate crimes, teen drug use, and education....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 850 words
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The Power of Internet Feedback - The Power of Internet Feedback Eight Sources I. Introduction Feedback is one of the most important elements to a businesses success. No matter what the business, all have to deal with two constants, customers and customer satisfaction. These two things lay the groundwork for a successful business. The customers come from various types of media strategies such as advertising, mail-order publications, public relations, retailing and merchandising, sales, market research, and prices of goods....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 2775 words
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America's Abandonment of Natural Law - America's Abandonment of Natural Law        The Declaration of Independence forthrightly states "We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." The origin of these Rights is "...the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God..." (Declaration of Independence). The Founders used the principle of Natural Law as the basis for the Declaration of Independence as well as the Constitution....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Analysis of Treatments for Cancer - Treatments for Cancer       Cancer is a disease in which cells multiply out of control and gradually build a mass of tissue called a tumor. There has been a large amount of research dedicated to the treatment and cure of cancer. Several types of treatments have been developed. The following are just some of the major examples of cancer therapy: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biologic therapy, biorhythms, unconventional treatments, and hyperthermia. Each type of treatment is discussed in detail below....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Use of Regitine During Transplants - Use of Regitine During Transplants   As of February 2000 there were in the United States 67,340 people waiting for organ transplants.8 In 1998, 4,855 Americans on that list died waiting.8 Against this backdrop of critical need, physicians in Wisconsin are using a controversial drug, Regitine, to preserve organs from patients on life support who still have brain activity, but who are not expected to survive their injury or illness.4 These donors, who typically die of cardiac arrest following the removal of life-sustaining technologies, are called non-heart-beating donors (NHBDs) and differ from traditional "brain-dead" donors in that the cessation of heart beat is sufficient to de...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1591 words
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Ethics, Morality and the Internet - <cite>"Information" is at best a superficial generic term for a broad range of categories whose forms can be described in terms of genres but whose nature can ultimately only be understood within a larger system of structural relationships and ideologies. The stuff that flows through a given institutional circuitry, then, is not information. The artifacts and media that convey this stuff through the circuitry will change as the institutions change or as technological innovations supply new options for strategic communication.</cite> (Agre) The "Information Superhighway", or internet, is a powerful medium for today's information driven society....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 2604 words
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Pros and Cons of Multiculturalism - Pros and Cons of Multiculturalism In the United States, the people rule, but in order for the people to rule with the best interest in the whole of society in mind they must have an understanding of all cultural elements of society. Many people believe that if multiculturalism is incorporated into the curriculum, future voters will have a better foundation from which to govern. But multiculturalism is a topic that has sparked serious debate. Many people believe that it is necessary for the betterment of Americans in our fight for a more culturally accepting society....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Multiculture]
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Gender Issues within Fairy Tales - Gender Issues within Fairy Tales   Why is it that in a time when women were considered an inferior gender, they would become the main characters in fairy tales. One reason could be that fairy tales are one of the few genres created by women. The fairy tale originates in the seventeenth century when aristocratic women would gather in salons and play a game of who could make up the best story. This gave women a chance "to demonstrate their intelligence and education," and "to picture themselves, social manners, and relations in a manner that represented their interests" (Zipes 20)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Communism and its Unfortunate Flaw - Communism and its Unfortunate Flaw Throughout the course of history, colonies, city-states, and countries alike have attempted different forms of government. From monarchies to anarchies, it has remained clear what manner of government works best, both for the economy and the people- a capitalist society. Capitalism breeds competition and individual accomplishments. Unfortunately Karl Marx did not feel this way when he published his short piece, The Communist Manifesto, a cry for all those in favor of a communist world to stand up and unite....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1087 words
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Essay on Cheating and Plagiarism - From the information I gathered for this paper, plagiarism is a bigger problem than we all think. As far as I can tell plagiarism has been around since the existence of reading and writing. Our human race sure hasn't helped this matter by inventing the printing press in the late fifteen-century and the Internet in the late twentieth century. Plagiarism gets most of its press in the realm of education, particularly in places of higher education. Aside from the information I attained threw traditional research, I poled a few students here at Lake Superior State University....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1597 words
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Medicinal Uses of Rainforest Plants - Medicinal Uses of Rainforest Plants It is estimated that nearly half of the world's estimated 10 million species of plants, animals, and micro-organisms will be destroyed or severely threatened over the next quarter century due to rainforest deforestation. Rainforest plants are complex chemical storehouses that contain many undiscovered compounds which are a vital part for the growth and development of the world. Therefore, we can only gain access and knowledge to these materials if we study and conserve the species that contain them....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Importance of Strong Fathers - Children are born with an innate need for fathering. The early needs of an infant and toddler are more specifically met by it's mother. But from early childhood onward such needs as emotional and psychological development, encouragement, gender identity formation, physical affection and verbal affirmation, when addressed by a devoted father. Wade Horn of the National Fatherhood Initiative (an organization which tracks the interaction and involvement of a father in a child's life) remarked, "the greatest social tragedy of the last 30 years has been the collapse of fatherhood....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Problems of SOL Testing - The Problems of SOL Testing Education is one of the most important tools that society possesses. The right implementation of this tool is one of the greatest ways of assuring the quality of life within a society. The ability to better ourselves, is one of the strongest inherit abilities of the human race. At its most basic definition, education is nothing more than the teaching of ideas. The early stages of schooling instill more attitude and social skills than knowledge. The younger stages of a person's life are usually the most definable years of their lives....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Importance of Stress Management - The Importance of Stress Management     Stress today can be described as "that which disturbs a person's mental and physical well-being" (Morrison 1).  Common symptoms of stress include chronic fatigue, changes in appetite, drug and/or alcohol abuse,  difficulty sleeping, body aches, and changes in emotions (Cooper 1-2).  And although stress is something that is inevitable, it can be controlled.  Just about everything we do today creates stress, both good and bad.  In the face paced and technological world we live in, stress management is key to survival as well as sanity....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Exploring Dyslexia and its Implications - Exploring Dyslexia and its Implications Introduction Imagine yourself in a crowded room. You are sitting at a table with other people your age, reading a book out loud, and it is your turn. You look up at the other people, terrified because nothing is coming out of your mouth. You can't manage to force even one word out because you don't know how to read. Now, imagine yourself as a teenager. This is what it was like for fourteen-year-old Anita, a dyslexic. Life was horrible for her. She said that "Dyslexia makes you an outcast, and people think you are dumb...It's like racism; people are just prejudiced" (McConville, 2000)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Child Prostitution and Pornography - Child Prostitution and Pornography Sexual abuse of children has become a public concern only recently in the United States, young girls and boys have been used to satisfy adult sexual desires for most of our history. Castration of boys, fondling, forced genital or anal intercourse, and sale for prostitution were common through much of Western history. "It was not until the sixteenth century that laws were enacted in England to protect girls and boys under the age of ten from rape and sodomy." (Knudsen,106) p In the nineteenth century, after the exposure of the "white slave" trade, in which young girls were sold or kidnapped and forced into prostitution, the concept of "age of consent" de...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 938 words
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