Consilience Hypothesis - 536 words
Solving Problems through Consilience Will consilience, the unity of all knowledge, really solve all of our worldly problems and mysteries? Edward O. Wilson believes it will. I disagree with him though, for numerous reasons. Wilson thinks that combining the two cultures, the sciences and the humanities, will answer all of our questions about the unknown. One of the reasons I disagree with Wilson is because if you combined the two cultures you would get a kind of gray area where differences of opinions clashed. It may work out to a certain degree but somewhere along the line someone is going to have a different opinion. C. P. Snow explained in his book The Two Cultures that even though the sci ...
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Ice Age Extinctions Of The Megafauna - 1,635 words
ICE AGE EXTINCTIONS OF THE MEGAFAUNA During the last Ice Age before humans arrived, the North American continent belonged to various forms of enormous, fantastic creatures. By the end of the Ice Age, most of these large animals had become extinct. Numerous attempts have been made to explain the disappearance of these animals, but there has yet to be a consensus. Among the theories that have been debated, two are predominant. They are the climatic change theory, and the overkill theory. The climatic change theory advocates the idea that the global warming, which brought about the end of the Ice Age, caused the animals to die off. The other is the overkill theory, which maintains that humans, ...
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The Social Brain - 1,429 words
The ability of humans to learn and retain knowledge is an incredible power source and also a dominant characteristic of the human species. The intricate abilities of the mind allow for humans to learn skills and to have the power to control and dominate the world they live in by means of learned behavior. The two cerebral hemispheres of the left and right specialize in motor and sensory skills which specialize the socialy established beliefs and behaviors unique to humans. In writing The Social Brain Michael Gazzaniga proclaims an understanding of the principle of both the right and left brain hemispheres by examining split brain patients. Gazzaniga believes in cognitive dissidence and studi ...
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Mixed Blood - 677 words
The question of race has been a long debated topic that still has not been answered. Jeffrey Fish embraces this issue in his writing entitled, "Mixed Blood." The document opens by proposing the question of "What is race?", then breaking it down into smaller factions. The two lesser questions that are formed instead are: "How can we understand the variation in physical appearance among human beings? How can we understand the kinds of racial classifications applied to differences in physical appearance among human beings?" The preliminary hypothesis determined is that race is a myth and does not really exist. Yet, Fish chooses to expand on various possibilities that may lead to other conclusio ...
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In The Shadow Of Man - 1,800 words
In this paper I am going to discuss how anthropology is a science. I am also going to explain how Jane Goodall is a scientist with her works with chimpanzees, and how that is known as primatology. I will also look at the order primates in correspondence with Jane Goodalls book on primates, specifically the chimpanzee. Anthropology is a science; it has four aspects in which you can study. Anthropology takes a look at humankind and with its subdiciplines you can break down individual societies into four parts. Physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistic anthropology, and cultural anthropology; allows you to break down specific things in a culture, past, present, and to make predictions abou ...
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Portfolio - 1,098 words
... t additional return he would require to compensate for a specified increase in risk. So, the most desirable combination of risky assets depends on the decision -maker's attitude towards risk. If we know the extent of his or her risk-aversion that is, how large a premium he/she requires for a given increase in risk, we could specify the best portfolio. The portflolio combination model, although having limited operational usefulness for many investment projects, provides the infrastructure of a more sophisticate d approach to investment decision-making under risk, The capital asset pricing model (CAPM). This is based on an examination of the risk-return characteristics and resulting portfo ...
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Business And Applied Statistics Research - 2,067 words
I am coming to xxxxxxxxx with a research proposal that could quite possibly revitalize the spirit in which it was founded. Since xxxxxx first began in 1978, quality workmanship has been one of the principles around which its foundation was constructed. It is that very same principle that established a clientele which has supported xxx over the years with repeat business and word of mouth recommendations. After having the privilege of working for xxx this past summer I was able to gain some insight on a problem that could potentially crack that foundation. After years of high quality performance it appears to me that, like many other opportunistic companies, xxx has let targets and numbers ge ...
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Business And Applied Statistics Research - 1,955 words
... lways available.(Gates, McDaniel; 1999) In our situation this is not the case. In addition, stratification can be time consuming because of the time required to obtain the necessary information. Again this doesnt affect our research because the segmenting information is internal and readily available. Once the means of sampling has been established you can determine the size of the sample by working with management and the designated objectives. (See Appendix Ba for equation and calculation) What this example data is telling us is with a sample size of 89 we can be 95% confident that the true mean of the quality ratings will be within 5% of the true population mean. The standard deviatio ...
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Successful Entrpreneurship - 2,416 words
... SUCCESSFUL ENTRPRENEURSHIP Successful Entrepreneurship in the Real Estate Industry Problem StatementPage 3 Abstract.Page 4 Questionairre.Page 13 AppendicesPage 14 References.Page 15 Bibliography.Page 16 What are the driving factors behind entrepreneurship in commercial real estate, and what are the reasons for the success of the industry leaders? How could success (past, present, and future) be measured? How would an individual approaching an entrepreneurial endeavor in this field gauge their success? The hypothesis of this study is that it is possible for an entrepreneur to achieve a return on investment of 15%. Variables that may affect this include management of the expense to profit ...
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Children And Television Advertising - 3,654 words
... in childrens modes of thinking or problem solving at different stages. Second, stages of thought form an invariant sequence in individual development, so although environmental factors may alter the rate of growth, they do not change the sequence. Third, thinking typical of his stage in numerous situations that may differ widely. Fourth, cognitive stages are hierarchical and integrative: higher stages become increasingly differentiated and at the same time integrate lower stages at a new level of organization; in short, one stage melds into another. (Wackman, Daniel B.1977) The four stages Piaget came up with were the sensorimotor stage (0-2 years old) where the infants behavior is not a ...
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From Brick And Mortar To Click And Mortar - 4,912 words
FROM BRICK AND MORTAR TO CLICK AND MORTAR: MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM CONVENTIONAL BUSINESS FROM BRICK AND MORTAR TO CLICK AND MORTAR: MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM CONVENTIONAL BUSINESS TO E-COMMERCE Making the Transition from Conventional Business to E-Commerce 4 The Question is Not Whether or When to Enter E-commerce; Its How to Enter E-Commerce. 7 A Proposed Model for Developing an E-Commerce Strategy 14 Steps for building an E-commerce strategy. 18 Typical stages of E-commerce development. 25 Steps for establishing a small business website. 26 Selling Power Enters E-Commerce 28 A Javier Romero Design Group Web Implementation Plan 33 Appendix..... A-1 The scenario created for this project ...
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The Fall Of The House Of Usher Analysis - 917 words
The mind is a complicated thing. Not many stories are able to portray this in such an interesting manner as in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher". The haunting story of a man and his sister, living in the old family mansion. But as all should know, much symbolism can be found in most of Poe's works. "The Fall of the House of Usher" is no exception. First of all, we have the symbolisme of Roderick Ushers mind and the House of Usher coinciding. Both can be seem as one and the same. Residing in the house are both Roderick and his sister, Madeline. What can be translated from this is the age old hypothesis, the mind is divided in two parts: a male or rational part, and a female o ...
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Of Mice And Men - 972 words
A PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTER ANALYSIS OF LENNIE SMALL OF JOHN STEINBECK'S "OF MICE AND MEN" I. Introduction. 1 A. Objectives 1 B. Statement of the Problem 1 C. Hypothesis.. 2 D. Methodology.. 2 E. Significance of the Study 2 F. Survey of related Literature. 2 G. Scope and Limitations. 3 H. Definition of Terms. 3 II. Background of the Study 3 III. Presentation of Data.. 4 IV. Analysis and Interpretation .. 6 V. Conclusion. 9 VI. Summary.. 9 "O.K. Someday--- we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs and-----" "An' live off the fatta the lan'," Lennie shouted. "An' have rabbits. Go on George! Tell about what we're gonna have ...
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Is Small Healthy - 892 words
Is small healthy? Or did Seckler quite early in his research? Both of these questions arose to me after reading the two articles: Malnutrition: An Intellectual Odyssey by David Seckler and Small but Healthy by Gretel H Pelto and Pertti J. Pelto. In the next couple of pages I hope to compare and contrast these two articles by examining both hypothesis by each. Then, Im going to give my opinion on the subject. To start out I would like to briefly explain Secklers hypothesis. He gives the Idea, which goes against nutritionists assumption about malnutrition, that people who are short in stature do to mild to moderate malnutrition are in fact healthy and well adapted to the amount of nutrition he ...
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Juvenile Psycopaths - 1,873 words
What is the "super predator"? He or she are young hypercriminals who are committing acts of violence of unprecedentedcoldness and brutality. This newest phenomena in the world of crime is perhaps the most dangerous challenge facing society and law enforcement ever. While psychopaths are not new, this breed of super criminal exceeds the scope of psychopathic behavior. They are younger, more brutal, and completely unafraid of the law. While current research on the super predator is scarce, I will attempt to give an indication as to the reasons a child could become just such a monster. Violent teenage criminals are increasingly vicious. John DiIulio, Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at ...
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Minorities - 1,234 words
You can choose your friends, but you cant choose your relatives. Neither can you choose your parents or your place of birth. If you could any sensible foetus would choose at least twenty other countries to be born in rather then New Zealand. New Zealand's children's needs are being seriously neglected. This essay will challenge New Zealand's performance in child health and welfare. Looking at the widespread abuse of children, the growing rate of violent youth crime, and the effects of a damaged cultural environment. New Zealand children are born with grossly unequal opportunities for health. Professor Gluckman (Prof. Of paediatrics at the Auckland University School of Medicine) said, The sta ...
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Philip Of Macedon - 1,451 words
The internal reforms that took place under Philip, strengthened Macedonia and enabled him to conquer the Greek states. Philip used the League of Corinth to consolidate and maintain his power through terms of peace. To test the validity of this hypothesis we must look at three things: The major reforms in Macedonia under Philip How Philip went about conquering the Greek states The policies and terms under which the League of Corinth operated Following the death of Perdiccas, Philip came to the throne in the autumn of 360B.C. He realised that great reforms were essential if he intended to remain the King of Macedonia. Macedonia underwent a major reconstruction at the hands of Philip but it ...
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Platonism - 903 words
As defined by Funk and Wagnals, Neoplatonism is a type of idealistic monism in which the ultimate reality of the universe is held to be an infinite, unknowable, perfect One. From this one emanates nous (pure intelligence), whence in turn is derived the world soul, the creative activity of which engenders the lesser souls of human beings. The world soul is conceived as an image of the nous, even as the nous is an image of the One; both the nous and the world soul, despite their differentiation, are thus consubstantial with the One. The world soul, however, because it is intermediate between the nous and the material world, has the option either of preserving its integrity and imaged perfectio ...
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The Mystery Of Tut - 1,461 words
Nebkheprune Tutankhamen is probably the most famous pharaoh in ancient Egyptian history, although not the most important. He lived a very short life, from 1503 to 1482 BCE to be exact. He was the ruler by the time he had turned nine years of age. Nobody really knows that much about him because he lived to only be around eighteen years old. Only because of an archaeologist by the name of Howard Carter who discovered Tutankhamens tomb on February 12, 1924 do we even have concrete proof that he even existed (Desroches-Noblecourt 7). One gigantic mystery about Tutankhamens life, is his death. More than 3,000 years after the death of King Tutankhamen, questions are still being asked about how he ...
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African Americans Versus The Social Sciences - 2,778 words
American segregation was a bitter part of American history. Even worse, though, are the securing reasons for the need of segregation and the defense of the institution. I will be discussing the method in which segregation came into existence in America and how the populace advocated such a policy. The issue of segregation in America deals mostly with the idea of superiority and inferiority between the black, or African, and white, or Caucasian, races. There is a long history on what eventually became legal segregation in the United States. I will begin by giving a short synopsis of that history. Immediately after the Civil War many laws were enacted called black codes that clashed with the E ...
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