Candide - 1,931 words
Translated with an Introduction by John Butt In a world of bureaucrats, engineers, and producers, Voltaire is the necessary philosopher. While Candide is without a doubt a farcical, humorous, and far-fetched tale, a seriousness lies beneath its satirical veneer. Candide is the story of an innocent young man embarking on a series of adventures during which he discovers much evil in the world. Throughout his journey Candide believes in and adheres to the philosophy of his teacher, Pangloss, that "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds." This philosophy was prevalent during Voltaire's day, and Candide is Voltaire's scathing response to what he saw as an absurd belief that for it ...
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One Fat Englishman - 1,902 words
2. The author of the novel is Kingsley Amis, copyright 1963. 3. Kingsley Amis was a British writer from England. Roger Micheldene is the man the book focuses primarily upon. He is a shortish fat Englishman of forty (6) and a publisher. Of the seven deadly sins Roger considers himself to be gluttony, sloth and lust. He considers himself most qualified in the sin of anger (8). He is so fat that his hips have fused together and he is forced to wear a brace. He also drinks excessively and uses Snuff. His drink of preference is gin with water added and no ice. He has a wife in England, but still enjoys interludes with women. His character does not change within the novel. He remains a selfish, fa ...
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Interactive Class - 1,612 words
How to Go From Class-Room to Web-Room as Painlessly as Possible By Rik Hall, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick Getting your course onto the World Wide Web (WWW) is best done using a systematic approach. There are a number of steps that need to be taken prior to starting any of the actual web work. Meetings should be held with various groups within your institution. Once the actual coursework is begun, there are some essential components and some optional components. There are specific skills and talents that you either need to acquire or you need to access. Each web-based course is unique, but they often have many components in common. Some are essential, others may be ...
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Government Censorship - 2,219 words
Thesis: Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedom to express ideas on the Internet; therefore, government should not encourage censorship. I. In the Internet community, there is a large volume of technical terms. For this reason, it is first necessary to examine the terminology specific to Internet. 1.The internet is a world wide computer network. 1.Electronic mail (email), which is one component of the Internet, approximates person to person letters, memoranda, notes and even phone calls. 2.Another term that is often used is electronic news (enews/Usenet), enews is a broadcast, free to the Internet medium. 3.The term FTP is also frequently used. File transfer protocol ...
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Elte Save Face - 858 words
ELTE - a prestigious and promising word indeed, but only for people with an external viewpoint. Those who get a chance to have a look from the inside would think twice before saying that ELTE is 'prestigious' or 'promising'. The institution behind the word, 'ELTE' is losing its prestigious nature due to such factors as the slowness of student administration, the infeasibility of the curricula or the state of the copying facilities. The balance between the offers on part of the university and the realisation of these offers is lost and with it the prestige of the university is going up in smoke. We can obviously consider the Registrar's Department the heart of the administrational system, as ...
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Greek Evolution And Its Decline - 755 words
Among all the peoples of the ancient world, one whose culture most clearly exemplified the spirit of Western society was the Greek or Hellenic. No other people had so strong a devotion to freedom or so firm a belief in the nobility of human achievement. The Greeks glorified humanity as the most important creation in the universe and refused to submit to the dictates of priests or despots. The Greek view of the world was predominantly secular and rationalistic; it exalted the spirit of free inquiry and preferred knowledge to faith. With only a limited cultural inheritance from the past upon which to build the Greeks produced intellectual and artistic monuments that have serve ever since as st ...
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The Middle Ages - 1,053 words
... began to experiment with Monasticism in the fourth, fifth and sixth centuries but not until 529, when Saint Benedict wrote a document called The Rule of the Master, were there any guidelines for monastic life. Benedict's "Rule" allowed for the admission of people with a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Benedictine monasticism suited the social conditions of medieval life and also provided social services such as medicine and education for the young. Monasticism gained favor from Gregory the Great, and later popes, and still later, the encouragement of Charlemagne. Benedictine monasticism was important because it became the principal preserver and teacher of classical and Christian ...
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... his, but it is very much the case. As the field continues to grow the therapists role will continually change with it. Currently the field is focusing on disease management and further diversifying into all areas related to the respiratory genre.(7) The therapist already can do arterial punctures but are beginning to perform venous punctures (which are less risky and most of the time easier anyway), sleep studies, bronchoscopy, Hemodynamic monitoring, Cardiac monitoring, protocols, and much more. All of these skills are currently being taught in the average college level respiratory degree program on various levels. The actual act of doing these new procedures rely on the insight of the ...
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Are Small Business Owners Entrepreneurs - 1,591 words
To answer this challenging question, one must compare both entrepreneurs to small business managers or owners and entrepreneurial ventures to small businesses. One must also ascertain the meanings of the terms, entrepreneur and small business owner. The definition of an entrepreneur is a commonly argued point, with several definitions having been given by many different people. The dictionary gives an entrepreneur as 'A person who engages in business enterprise, usually with some personal financial risk`. Under this definition, a small business owner could definitely be classed as an entrepreneur, as anyone who runs and owns their own business is taking risks with their finances every day of ...
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Metacognition - 2,279 words
... s, that university students have a higher metacognitive awareness and are far more able to self-regulate. Transcript of Researcher's Questions and Michael's Responses Researcher (R): For my university studies in Education., I'm doing some research on study skills. There are no right or wrong answers and the data will remain completely confidential. You can stop the interview at any time if you choose. I'm also going to record the interview so that I can write up your exact words, okay? R: Do you want to sign this consent form for me? R: Okay, now you're eighteen and in Year 12 is that right? R: The first thing I want you to do is think about an exam that you have had recently. [pause] Ca ...
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Causes Of The Amerecian Revolution - 791 words
There have been many reasons for the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War, both political and economic aspects, as well as the influence of women. Much of the revenue that was being made by immigrants were going to pay for the salaries of the British appointed officials, and military that was stationed in the Americas, as well as the rebuilding of the poor Britain economy. The people in the Americas had been continually taxed. Political aspects were getting very messy. The colonies were being taxed more and more, and with that pressure they resisted even more. Each colony had wanted an independent government. They began to set up their own governments, until they all wrote the Declarat ...
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The Unheard Writing - 999 words
One day, in the second grade, the teacher told our class to get out their lined paper and pencils. As I made that first fancy loop, following the example on the board, I was wondering what possible situation I was getting into. Later in the year, I learned that cursive writing was time consuming and very difficult to master. In high school, I found out that we had a choice of cursive or printing. I asked myself why we needed cursive? Why are others putting aside this writing that consumed so much time? What are the pros and cons of cursive? This type of writing is established, and I never thought to evaluate its effectiveness or its need until now. One such pro is that cursive an established ...
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Internet - 475 words
The internet is a computer-based worldwide information network. It is composed of a large number of smaller interconnected networks called internets. Unlike the traditional broadcasting media, such as radio and television, the Internet is a decentralized system. It can publish ideas, and can sell products with a minium overhead cost. The internets from which the Internet is composed are usually public access networks, meaning that the resources of the network can be shared with anyone logging on to, or accessing, the network. How and when did it come about? What organization is responsible for its development? The Internet was originally formed in the United Sates during the 1960's by the Ad ...
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Industrialization And Urbanization Of Great Britain - 1,226 words
Throughout Great Britains history there has been many hills for the British society to climb. One of the most influential periods of time during the life of Great Britain is the Industrialization and Urbanization era occurring between 1760-1830. During this period of time, Britain went through many changes with machines used in factories, and in manufacturing or distributing goods. These new advances in machinery made industry faster and more efficient. This led to advancements in railroad, a large growth in urbanization, and change the style of work in and throughout Britain. The birth of this industrialization also created a divide between the urban settings and Industrialization in Great ...
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Immigration To America - 979 words
Immigration had a tremendous impact on many aspects of American life during this era. According to our textbook, 10 million immigrants came to the United States between 1860 and 1900 and 15 million emigrated from other countries between 1890 and 1920. Immigrants first came from northern and western Europe and later from eastern and southern Europe, as well as, Asia. (Martin p.607-608) Immigration played a major part in the economic growth and expansion of the United States. Many people believed that without immigration, industrialization may never have taken place. Immigrants worked in coal, silver, and gold mines. They labored in factories, mills, and packinghouses, and they built bridges, ...
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The Electoral College It's Time To Move On - 1,636 words
... gress should select the President and those who felt the states should have a say. In 1788 the Electoral College was indoctrinated and placed into operation. The College was to allow people a say in who lead them, but was also to protect against the general public's ignorance of politics. Why the fear of the peoples ignorance of politics? It was argued that the people, left to their own devices could be swayed by a few designing men to elect a king or demagogue (McManus p. 19). With the Electoral College in place the people could make a screened decision about who the highest authority in the land was to be (Bailey & Shafritz (p. 60); at the same time the fear of the newly formed nation ...
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Aristotle - 858 words
Aristotle is a Greek philosopher, scientist, and educator how lived from 384 to 322 B.C.. He was considered to be one of the greatest and most influential philosophers in Western culture. He was born in northern Greece on the Macedonia coast in a small town called Stagira. Aristotle came from an upper middle class were his father, Nichomachus, was a court physician to King Amanitas II of Macedonia. This is where Aristotle became associated with the Macedonian court, which influenced him greatly. When Aristotle was still a boy both his parents died. He was then raised by his legal guardian Proxenous, till he was seventeen. At that age Aristotle left to Athens , the intellectual city of Greece ...
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Segregation Of Sisters - 668 words
On September 25 of last year, one female student attempted to rush the Alpha Gamma Delta (AGD) sorority at the University of Georgia; she was never invited back. The sorority was an all white sorority and she was black. The sorority was said to have discriminated against this potential member because this student was black. Outraged, that she would not even be considered for membership, the young black woman made the university aware of the situation (Hohman). The allegations were answered with a letter from one of the current sorority members. The letter outlined the reasons that the sorority would not accept the black candidate. In this letter, one of the sorority sisters said that, If we ...
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Albert Einstein - 1,437 words
... that transcended the current knowledge of his time on the subject. Another consequence of Einstein's quantum research in this area was interest of the scientific community in quantum mechanics, a science Einstein would dismiss as too indeterministic. From these discoveries, Einstein was to receive a Nobel Prize. Einstein regarded his second paper of 1905 as relatively unimportant. In it, he calculated a way of determining the size of molecules and found a value for Avogadro's number. By analyzing diffusion rates of particles through liquids, he devised a simple model that facilitated his calculations. He submitted this paper for a Ph.D. thesis, and upon being told it was too short, adde ...
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History Of Social Thought - 1,614 words
On October 27, 1994, Susan Smith watched her burgundy Mazda Protege roll into the watery depths of John D. Long Lake carrying her two sons, Michael, 3, and his 14-month-old brother, Alexander Henderson and Fields 1995). One can only wonder what could have caused a mother to intentionally murder her two beautiful baby boys. The motive seemed to be that Susan Smiths wealthy boyfriend did not want the children. She also stated in her handwritten confession that she knew he would never love her (Smith 1994). I can only speculate that she meant he would never love her as long as she had children. However, I believe that Susan must have been deeply disturbed to commit such a horrible In order to b ...
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