Why Modern Science Is Nihilistic - 1,312 words
What is nihilism? Nihilism comes from the Latin root for nothing. Nihilism represents a belief that existence is senseless and useless. It also refers to sacrifice of meaningful existence defined by spiritual values, struggle and pain, in favor of pleasurable, comfortable and secure life. Post-modern writers such as Updike, Nietzsche and Heidegger argue that modern society is nihilistic. These writers claim that since modern science causes nihilism by destroying human nature and spiritual framework of life, it is itself nihilistic. In order to determine why modern science is nihilistic, it is important to analyze what modern science is and how it influences human beings. First of all, in tim ...
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None Provided - 5,836 words
When we discuss our brain, we usually focus on the brains ability to think. That task alone is extremely complex and involved, but the brain also has many other tasks. Most of the time the brain is on autopilot, meaning that most of the activities preformed are just automatic. Our five senses; sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell, are automatically preformed in our brains. We don't have to think about how something sounds, we just hear it and we then interpret that sound. The largest area of our brain is the area that is set aside for vision, it is located in the occipital lobe. Dr. Gerard Guarniero has been blind since birth, a defect in which he has never been able to fix. Recently, he ha ...
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Jules Verne The Father Of Science Fiction - 620 words
Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction The father of Science Fiction, a visionary French novelist, a short story writer, and a dramatist. This is the essence of the man we know today as Jules Verne. In his voluminous writings he foresaw a number of scientific devices and developments that were more than a century ahead of his time. Some of the inventions he imagined were created later in his lifetime, but some are still to be invented. He wrote over 80 books mostly before 1900 and a few of the things he described were helicopters, modern weapons, movies with sound, television and rockets. He was also the author of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, which was written in the 1800's - years befo ...
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The Catcher In The Rye - 931 words
In results of writing an essay which included, " ...Modern science would still like to know what the secret ingredients were that the Egyptians used when they wrapped up dead people so that their faces would not rot for innumerable centuries...", Holden Caulfield, the main character in the book, failed Pencey Prep, one of a long series of private schools which he attended. He was proud of the fact that he failed every subject except for English. One would find the book The Catcher in the Rye extremely ironic. Salinger used irony to confuse situations. Holden would say one thing, but would do another. Fear adds to the irony of the story, which makes it interesting and enjoyable for the reader ...
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Humans have within their grasp the ability and technology to create life. Many believe that this knowledge will lead to further degradation of the human spirit. But others, like Prometheus and his gift of fire, believe that new technology is the key to a new, and better, reality. Genetic engineering and, specifically, cloning, of human life has become an issue of extreme gravity in the age of technology where anything may be dreamed and many things are possible. Cloning is a reality in today's world: "Three months ago, Gearhart and Thomson announced that they had each isolated embryonic stem cells and induced them to begin copying themselves without turning into anything else. In so doing, t ...
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Auroras - 887 words
In certain polar regions of the earth, a rare and fascinating phenomenon occurs in the dark season of winter. This phenomenon is called the Northern Lights, or auroras. In areas where auroras can be seen, the sun shines brightly for six months and then disappears for the next six. The sun follows a straight path across the sky, rising in the north and setting in the south. This is because of the latitude of these regions. Unlike other regions of earth, the polar regions either completely face the sun or don't face it at all. During the first six months of the long, endless nights of dark winter, auroras are frequently seen, almost every night, in fact. During the rest of the year, the summer ...
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Black Death - 857 words
The Black Death discusses the causes and results of the plague that devastated medieval Europe. It focuses on the many effects it had on the culture of medieval Europe and the possibility that it expedited cultural change. I found that Robert S. Gottfried had two main theses in the book. He argued that rodent and insect life cycles, as well as the changing of weather systems affect plague. He claimed that the devastation plague causes is partly due to its perpetual recurrences. Plague ravaged Europe in cycles, devastated the people when they were recuperating. As can be later discovered in the book, the cycles of plague consumed the European population. A second thesis, which he described in ...
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Descartes Vs Hume - 1,641 words
Exploring the Epistemologys of Rene Descartes and David Hume Beginning in the 17th century, traditional ideas were being questioned by the new beginnings of science. Although many of the accomplishments during this scientific revolution were in astronomy and mechanics, very important advances along the whole borders of knowledge were also taking place. The revival of skepticism, brought about by these new concepts, had many philosophers seeking answers to questions such as: Do we know anything at all, and do the sciences give us knowledge of reality? Rene Descartes, whom many consider to be the father of modern philosophy, sought to kill skepticism for good. He gave his Cartesian quest for c ...
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Star Wars Vs Star Trek - 821 words
Thesis: Star Trek and Star Wars each posses similar and different general concepts, Throughout the past two decades, two science fiction cult classics have rivaled each other. Both have strong followings of loyal fans that live and breath these classic tales. Lunch boxes, t-shirts, masks, bed sheets, and figurines are only some of the merchandising offspring of these two epic films. Star Wars and Star Trek certainly share many similarities being the benchmarks for the genre of science fiction movies. While the similarities are not difficult to see, especially when many people confuse their names to be the same thing, differences account for he greatness of each movie. If one were to place a ...
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Anorexia - 1,184 words
Bizarre, devastating, and baffling are three words that describe the anorexia nervosa disease. By definition, anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a normal-weight person diets and becomes significantly underweight, yet, still feeling fat, continue to starve themselves. The term "anorexia nervosa" literally means nervous lose of appetite. People with the disorder are suppressing a strong desire to eat, because they are afraid of becoming fat. Anorexia is characterized by extreme starvation that leads to a disastrous loss of weight. Anorexia nervosa affects a large number of people today in the world, and does not discriminate against anybody. Its victims can be overweight, thin, yo ...
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Anorexia - 1,184 words
... e, devastating, and baffling are three words that describe the anorexia nervosa disease. By definition, anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a normal-weight person diets and becomes significantly underweight, yet, still feeling fat, continue to starve themselves. The term "anorexia nervosa" literally means nervous lose of appetite. People with the disorder are suppressing a strong desire to eat, because they are afraid of becoming fat. Anorexia is characterized by extreme starvation that leads to a disastrous loss of weight. Anorexia nervosa affects a large number of people today in the world, and does not discriminate against anybody. Its victims can be overweight, thin, youn ...
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Hg Wells - 1,657 words
The Innovations and Predictions of H.G. Wells When one mentions the term "science fiction," only one name should come to mind: H.G Wells. Wells is indeed best known today as the father of modern science fiction. Over a career that spanned five decades, Wells produced nearly one hundred full-length books, a large number of them novels. The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of Worlds, World Brain, and several other works in Wells's canon are classics in the field of science fiction that have profoundly influenced the course of the genre. Because Wells soon became one of the best-selling and most controversial writers of his time, leading to immense popularity, critic Frank MacConnell ev ...
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C S Lewis And Natural Law - 2,216 words
... (Abolition46) The Magician's Nephew, the tale of the creation of Narnia, givesus two characters who exemplify the Controllers--Jadis and Uncle AndrewKetterley. Both claimed to be above Natural Law; they had "a high andlonely destiny." Jadis was a monarch and Uncle Andrew was a magician,but both were strongly suggestive of modern science gone wrong. They bothheld that common rules are fine for common people, but that singular greatpeople must be free-to experiment without limits in search of knowledge,to seize power and wealth. The result was cruelty and destruction. In contrast,the wise men of old had sought to conform the soul to reality, and the resulthad been knowledge, Two examples ...
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Religious Ideas - 700 words
Puritan, Enlightenment and Transcendentalist Ideas As one might have discovered, things in life change every minute, day, week, month year and century. It has been this way since the beginning of time and will continue to be this way till Armageddon comes. Each time era has discovered a new way of thinking for the heart, mind, body and soul. Several religions have come from these changing ideas, whether they are similar or nothing alike, each idea is interesting and will forever remain a part of history. Old-age thoughts can be found in the ideas of Puritan thought, Enlightenment reason, and Transcendentalism. Each of these ways of thinking were quite different, yet similar at the same time. ...
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The Island Of Dr Moreau - 1,537 words
H.G. Wells is known by many as the father of modern science fiction. Herbert George Wells was born in 1866 in Bromley, Kentucky. As a child Wells broke his leg and while recovering from the injury, spent most of his time reading all the books he could find. He attended the Normal School of Science in London on a full Scholarship. At this school, he teamed up with Thomas H. Huxley, who taught him a great deal about science fiction and clearly influenced Wells studies. After graduating Wells wrote a biology textbook and began submitting his works of fiction to various magazines. This was the start of his career. Wells first major piece of work that caught a lot of attention was "The Time Machi ...
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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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Esp - 1,565 words
Just thinking about ESP confuses many people. But in all actuality, it isnt that hard to understand if you break it down. There are basically three different types of ESP: ability to read the future, see the past, and the ability to communicate mind to mind with no speech (Arvey 10). Of these forms precognition is the ability to see what is in the future (Grunwald 16). This is the form of ESO that most fortunetellers claim to have. There have been numerous accounts of seeing the future. For example, right before John F. Kennedy died, he told his wife that he had a funny feeling that he would die in office. Than he also told his wife that while he was in a convertible car it would be easy for ...
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Ali Khan - 2,551 words
Introduction: Why the Theory of Evolution? Some of the people who have heard of "the theory of evolution" or "Darwinism", may think that these concepts only concern the field of biology and that they have no significance in their everyday lives. This is a big misconception because far more than a biological concept, the theory of evolution constitutes the underpinnings of a dishonest philosophy that has held sway over a great number of people. That philosophy is "materialism", which holds a number of bogus views about why and how we came into being. Materialism maintains that there is nothing but the matter and that matter is the essence of everything, be it organic or inorganic. Starting ou ...
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Ali Khan - 2,515 words
... passes. Enchanted by this spell, many evolutionist scientists go on searching for scientific confirmation of 19th centurys irrational and outdated evolutionist claims that have long since been refuted by scientific evidence. There are also additional mechanisms that force scientists to be evolutionist and materialist. In Western countries, a scientist has to observe some standards in order to be promoted, to receive academic recognition, or to have his articles published in scientific journals. A straightforward acceptance of evolution is the number-one criterion. This system drives these scientists so far as to spend their whole lives and scientific careers for the sake of a dogmatic be ...
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Albert Einstein - 1,137 words
... hat was what he was happy doing. He contributed to several charities, and raised money for the was effort. Einstein was as normal as they come, he just had a spark of imagination that did not let him quit thinking. A world without Albert Einstein would have been awful. The world would be very behind in technological advances, mathematics, physics, and even astronomy. There would not be any new true theorems in science until someone made the discovery Einstein did and threw out some of Newtons early theories. This would take much longer for anyone else to do, because not many scientists had the nerve to contradict anything written by Newton. Geometry would be somewhat behind also. The ato ...
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