Mental States Thought Experiment
1,904 wordster>Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Whole forests have been wasted in the effort to refute the Chinese Room Thought Experiment proposed by Searle in 1980 and refined (really derived from axioms) in 1990. The experiment envisages a room in which an English speaker sits, equipped with a book of instructions in English. Through one window messages in Chinese are passed on to him (in the original experiment, two types of mes...
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Final Cause Natural Phenomena
1,500 wordster>Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites The word "telos" in ancient Greek meant: "goal, target, mission, completion, perfection." The Greeks seem to have associated the attaining of a goal with perfection. Modern scientific thought is much less sanguine about teleology, the belief that causes are preceded by their effects. The idea is less zany than it sounds. It was Aristotle who postulated the existence of four types of ca...
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H 2 O 2 O 2
709 words(H 2 O 2), a colourless liquid usually produced as aqueous solutions of various strengths, used principally for bleaching cotton and other textiles and wood pulp, in the manufacture of other chemicals, as a rocket propellant, and for cosmetic and medicinal purposes. Solutions containing more than about 8 percent hydrogen peroxide are corrosive to the skin. First recognized as a chemical compound in 1818, hydrogen peroxide is the simplest member of the class of s. Of the several processes of manu...
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Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Useless Meter
1,042 wordsBatherine Mean enters the realm of the human mind through an advanced neurological study. She is able to go inside the minds of passed-out people and talk to them while they are unconscious. What purpose this may serve is still unknown, but it sure sounds cool doesnt it? We now go to FBI headquarters to hear about their next case Chief, a new case just came in, Calls Meter Nocrack. Continue. Acknowledges Chief Wigwam. Well Sir, in Hicksville Heights they found three dolls horribly treated, their...
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Hr Width 80 Align Center First Flight
1,048 wordsAs you write your essay, remember to focus on verbs and keep adjectives to a minimum. Pumping your sentences full of adjectives and adverbs is not the same thing as adding detail or color. Adjectives and adverbs add lazy description, but verbs add action.
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Baseball Player Future Business
968 wordsThere were ten minutes remaining until the bell would ring and free my other classmates and I from the torturous questions being hailed on us like a Georgia thunderstorm in the heat of battle. I was prepared for my question though, being well rehearsed and completely confident: I watched as one by one my peers were torn apart by the sagacious, ruthless counselor who had been sacking students for years. " John Smith, what are your plans for the future?" Smiling as she said this, knowing that in a...
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Camera Angles J J
1,051 wordsIn television drama technical codes and conventions are used by the director to structure the specific text. Such codes are well applied in the serial television drama Alias. A modern, government conspiracy styled show that follows the adventures of Sydney Bristol, a young girl who works as a double agent for the American government. In Alias, audio, visual and technical effects are used along with dialogue to shape the plot, themes and genre of the text. Director, J. J. Abrams, has used these c...
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Succeed In Life 000 A Year
732 wordsI arrived at my office neither late nor early, because in my world there is no concept of time. I stepped off of the teleport pad onto a moving hallway. The state of the art machine quickly whisked me away to my 112 th floor office atop one of the tallest buildings in the world. I did not know what day it was because again in this world there was nothing that kept track of the time, there wasnt even any sun or moon for that matter. The day and night cycle was nonexistent, there was a constant li...
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Law Enforcement Officer Washington D C
952 wordsSince disarming the citizens of this country is the objective of the federal government, and since the federal government proclaims this to be a democratic country based upon equality, then any gun control measures adopted by the government should be democratically applied. If law abiding citizens are to have their guns taken from them then let the law abiding police agencies of the state be disarmed also. (Those in law enforcement who are crooked can keep their guns just as the drug pushers and...
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Artificial Intelligence Virtual Reality
1,440 wordsThe Matrix is a postmodern film about life in the year 2199. The word matrix in terms of computers is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, an interconnected array of diodes, cores, or other circuit elements that has a number of inputs and outputs and somewhat resembles a lattice or grid in its circuit design or physical construction. The film questions whether or not we live in reality or we live in a virtual world. The film claims that we (the human race) live inside our minds and that ...
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Nuclear Power Worked Hard
1,154 wordsBethel's life changed when he became only fourteen years old. At fourteen he watched 27 -year-old attorney Thurgood Marshall defend a young black accused of murder in Hugo, Oklahoma. Marshall was able to reduce the young man's sentence from death to life in prison. Marshall became Bethel's idol. Marshall was a main reason Bethel dreamed on becoming a civil rights lawyer. Another reason for his dream was his son, Jesse Jr... Bethel first began his college career at Tillotson College in Austin, Te...
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To An Athlete Dying Young
1,658 wordsJohn S. Ward Dr. Larry Brunner A. E. Housman's 'To an Athlete Dying Young, ' also known as Lyric XIX in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme the premature death of a young athlete as told from the point of view of a friend serving as pall bearer. The poem reveals the concept that those dying at the peak of their glory or youth are really quite lucky. The first few readings of 'To an Athlete Dying Young' provides the reader with an understanding of Housman's view of death. Additional reading...
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Parcher The Government Agent Love And Commitment Movie
909 wordsThis was a superb movie although it was not original from the standpoint of being the first movie about schizophrenia, it was first the time I have seen this sickness manifest itself like that. The movie was based on a true story is about a brilliant mathematician John Nash, who was suffering from a very severe case of schizophrenia for many years un-noticed, it begun in his teenage years. He believed that he was secretly working the government breaking Russian codes, and how the situation got o...
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Heart Of Darkness Compared To Apocalypse Now
508 wordsConrad's Heart of Darkness, deals with the account of Marlow, a narrator of a journey up the Congo River into the heart of Africa, into the jungle, his ultimate destination. Marlow is commissioned as an ivory agent and is sent to ivory stations along the river. Marlow is told that when he arrives at the inner station he is to bring back information about Kurtz, the basis of this comparison and contrast in this paper, who is the great ivory agent, and who is said to be sick. As Marlow proceeds aw...
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Environmentally Friendly Cancer Causing
1,052 wordsBefore 1987, the Australian paper industry was divided into three companies. Australian Newsprint Mills supplied newsprint, Australian Paper Manufacturers produced paperboard, and Paper Company of Australia produced coated and uncoated fine-papers. All three of those companies were subsidiaries of major Australian corporations. Maitland sales, which owned Paper Company of Australia (PCA), recorded $ 495 million in net sales. Amcor Limited, which owned Australian Paper Manufacturers (APM), grosse...
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Sexually Transmitted Disease Human Immunodeficiency Virus
738 wordsInfection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) had emerged as a major health problem for women in the United States. Family physicians can play an important role in the detection and care of HIV-infected women. The epidemiology and natural history of HIV infection in women were reviewed. HIV infection is now a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among young women in the United States, particularly women of racial and ethnic minorities. Most cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome...
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Psychological Egoism Human Nature
709 wordsWhy do elder horses protect the foals despite the fact that they are often not related? Why do baboon troops put the young baboon males in the front to protect the group from predators? Why do young men go to the front to save their country from war? The traits described above are forms of altruism. Individuals sacrifice their own fitness to protect that of others. Yet when you look at it in the Darwin evolutionary scheme of things, why would this occur? Would not these genes be weeded out over ...
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Rose For Emily Colonel Sartoris
1,628 wordsA Rose for Emily The Faulkner's short story Rose for Emily rightfully belongs among other classical works of American literature of the beginning of twentieth century. This is largely due to the fact that author was able to introduce the readers to the original spirit of decaying South, while creating an emotional controversy, which makes his story so memorable. It is undoubtedly a love story, which comes to an unexpected conclusion, because of abnormal social circumstances, to which the main ch...
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Ethical Leadership In Public Sector
2,059 wordsEthical Leadership in Public Sector Why do some organizations compliance and market conduct efforts succeed, while others fail? Why is it that compliance is part of the culture of some organizations and not others? Why is it that some organizations are succeeding in solving their compliance problems, while others are fighting a losing battle? A careful analysis will show that the missing ingredient for success is ethical leadership. The starting point to understanding ethical leadership is value...
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Insurance Companies Insurance Costs
639 wordsLowering Automobile Insurance Premiums Everybody agree that automobile insurance costs a lot. Although there are the things that cannot be cut, such as car repairs, medical costs, etc there are several ways to reduce the insurance costs on automobile. Lets dwell on some of them: 1. Choose the Appropriate Car. First of all, when you purchase an automobile you should find out everything about the cost of insurance. You need to have a look at the type of the car you are going to buy and drive. For ...
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