Beowulf Vs Aliens - 1,144 words
A Comparison of Beowulf, Alien, and Aliens: It would never occur to one to compare the great medieval tale Beowulf with the Common Era horror films Alien and Aliens, but in doing so you uncover some very striking similarities. Beowulf is the story of a Geat who upon hearing of the horrific doings of this monster figure named Grendle, sails to Hrothgars land and prepares to do battle with the Grendle. Alien is the tale of a group of navigators on a space craft who receive an unknown signal from what is thought to be a possible wrecked ship, but what they find is much more horrific. In a way, the two stories start off rather similar, there is a distress signal from a distant place and the two ...
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Aliens - 1,891 words
1999 SIRS Mandarin, Inc. -- SIRS Researcher Spring 1999 Title: Scientists: UFO Reports May Be Worth Evaluating Source: San Jose Mercury News (San Jose, CA) Publication Date: June 28, 1998 Page Number(s): n.p. (c) 1998, Knight-Ridder Newspapers. Distributed by Knight-Ridder/Tribune Information Services. SCIENTISTS: UFO REPORTS MAY BE WORTH EVALUATING For more than 50 years, UFO investigators have scoured the skies for signs of alien life--completely snubbed by the scientific community as cranks. But today, in the first independent scientific review of UFO evidence in nearly 30 years, scientists gave a faint nod in their direction by concluding that it might be worthwhile to evaluate UFO repo ...
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Aliens - 1,869 words
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The Existence Of Aliens - 573 words
Do you believe in Aliens or life on different planets? There are many people who believe they seen alien or U.F.O sightings, abductions, crashes and animal mutilations But is this all true? There have been many U.F.O sightings around the world one sighting was on June 24th 1947 Kenneth Arnold was flying over the Cascade Mountains when a set of nine strange looking objects flying across the sky. At first he thought they were reflections of the sun but after looking at them more closely he realized that they were objects flying in formation. The objects he saw had wings what were curved and shaped like a crescent moon. His next thought was that they were some new aircraft that the Air Force wa ...
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The Phenomenon Of Aliens - 699 words
The phenomenon of aliens is a really diverse subject to ponder about. The physical evidence can really affirm that aliens are sucking up people out of are atmosphere. In the article Wheres the Physical Evidence The Hopkins story, claims to have more compelling evidence - even an x-ray of an alien nasal implants. But like with all alien phenomenon there is diversity in the proof. The MIT physicist confirmed that there is not one, single, independently confirmed piece of scientific evidence for an alien abduction. The conclusion of the physical proof leaves you staring off into the stars. The cases of people being abducted are really plausible. For example the case of a little girl having cont ...
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U.f.o And Aliens - 682 words
Do you believe in Aliens or life on different planets? There are many people who believe they seen alien or U.F.O and I am one of them. This is how everything started: My family and I were driving back from a holiday in France. On the way back we noticed that there was a light that was following us. First we thought it was some kind of an airplane or a helicopter but then we realized that was something else. The light was coming closer and closer to our car. My father stopped and we all got out of the car except my mother. My father looked with his binoculars to the U.F.O and me and my brother followed. It was shining in hundreds of colors. Suddenly the light that was shining on our car disa ...
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Born Aliens - 1,821 words
ter>Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Neonates have no psychology. If operated upon, for instance, they are not supposed to show signs of trauma later on in life. Birth, according to this school of thought is of no psychological consequence to the newborn baby. It is immeasurably more important to his "primary caregiver" (mother) and to her supporters (read: father and other members of the family). It is through them that the baby is, supposedly, effected. This effect is evident in his (I will use the male form only for convenience's sake) ability to bond. The late Karl Sagan professed to possess the diametrically opposed view when he compared the p ...
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Born Aliens - 1,747 words
... s in any way. The baby is effected by viral infections, obstetric complications, by protein malnutrition and by the mother's alcoholism. But these at least in the West are rare conditions. In the first three months of the pregnancy, the central nervous system "explodes" both quantitatively and qualitatively. This process is called metaplasia. It is a delicate chain of events, greatly influenced by malnutrition and other kinds of abuse. But this vulnerability does not disappear until the age of 6 years out of the womb. There is a continuum between womb and world. The newborn is almost a very developed kernel of humanity. He is definitely capable of experiencing substantive dimensions of ...
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International Terrorism - 1,431 words
INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM By John Freel. This was a very difficult project for me to carry out, coming from an area were racial discrimination is almost non existent were only sometimes does religious bigotry raise it's ugly head, but not nearly in the proportions of this project. Ku Klux Klan, is a secret terrorist organisation that originated in the southern states during the period of Reconstruction following the American Civil War and was reactivated on a wider geographic basis in the 20th century. The original Klan was organised in Pulaski, Tennessee, on December 24, 1865, by six former Confederate army officers who gave their society a name taken from the Greek word kuklos, which means c ...
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Chinese Immigrater - 1,752 words
Interrogations of Chinese Immigrants at Angel Island Like Ellis Island in New York Harbor, Angel Island in San Francisco Bay was an entry point for immigrants in the early 20th century. The Angel Island immigration station processed small numbers of immigrants from Japan, Italy, and other parts of the world and was the key place of interrogation and detention for immigrants from China ("Angel Island Over View, CD-ROM). Angel Island in 1910 to enforce the Chinese Exclusion Act passed in 1882 and renewed in 1892 and 1902. Despite Chinese contributions to building the American West before 1880, the U.S. enacted laws prohibiting the migration of Chinese laborers after 1882 and accepting only mer ...
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Mccarthyism - 1,515 words
Vivian Gonzalez McCarthyism was one of the saddest events of American history. It destroyed peoples lives and shattered many families. It threw innocent people into a whirlwind of mass confusion and fictional portrayals of their lives. McCarthyism spawned for the countrys new found terror of Communism known as the red scare. McCarthyism was an extreme version of the red scare, a scare whose ends did not justify the means. The Red Scare happened twice in the history of this great country. When the communist took over Russia in 1919, the American people were unnerved. They were afraid of a communist take over in the states. When the First World War ended in 1918, there was still an ideological ...
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John Adams - 498 words
The second president of the United States of America was John Adams. He was born on Oct. 30, 1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts. His party affiliation was the Federalist. His nickname was Atlas of Independence. His vice president was Thomas Jefferson and he was in office for one term. One major thing that he was noted for was adding E Pluribus Unum to all of the American coins and relocated the U.S. capital to Washington D.C. from Philadelphia. The XYZ affair is what basically started the French war. It all started when Adams sent a mission of diplomats to France (the president never traveled anywhere over seas because the risks were too great) to make a peace treaty. The mission never got to ...
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Random Guy - 1,313 words
1. Well, this day was a total waste of makeup. 2. Well, aren't we just a ray of friggin sunshine? 3. Make yourself at home! Clean my kitchen. 4. Not the brightest crayon in the box now, are we? 5. A hard-on doesn't count as personal growth. 6. Don't bother me. I'm living happily ever after. 7. Do I look like a *censored*ing people person? 8. This isn't an office. It's Hell with fluorescent lighting. 9. I started out with nothing & still have most of it left. 10. I pretend to work. They pretend to pay me. 11. I've found Jesus. He was behind the sofa the whole time. 13. Therapy is expensive, popping' bubble wrap is cheap! You choose. 14. Practice random acts of intelligence & senseless acts of ...
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001 Space Odyssey - 358 words
There are many scenes that take place in a book, some are more important than others. In the book I read over the summer, 2001: Space Odyssey by Arthur Clarke. A few of the scenes were very important and without them the book would have been a waste. Here are three examples of importance in scenes from my book. Frank Poole is sent to the moon of earth to explore a strange uncovered artifact. This artifact turns out to be a signaling device put on the moon by aliens millions of years before the time when it was discovered. What happens next in this scene is fairly important. When the artifact, named TMA-1, was exposed to the sun for the first time in over 3 million years it send out a signal ...
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Slaughterhouse Five - 663 words
Throughout history, society, in general, has been molded by the ravages of war. From King Henry VII's invasion of Brittany, to the bloodshed on the shores of Iwo Jima, all the way to the present-day territory dispute in Bosnia and Herzegovina, war abounds mankind and its short history. As nations, ethnicities, ect. constantly attempt to outdo one another war will continue to arise. In recent years much has been said about the poor effects war has on society in a general sense; but what does war do to an individual? This is a question often avoided as a result of the bitter truth: War can all but destroy the sane mind of the common man. This is a fact that was abundantly presented in Kurt Von ...
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Slaughterhouse Five - 1,250 words
Description of this essay : Slaughter House five Could theirs be the ideal society? It's quite possible. Vonnegut's portrayal of the extraterrestrials known as Tralfamadorians is nothing short of amazing. Their knowledge, insight, and beliefs are both stunning and thought-provoking. To be quite honest, it was the only element of the story that grasped and kept my attention. Who would have thought that upon opening a book titled Slaughter House-Five that they would have been greeted by aliens resembling toilet plungers and swept away to another planet? Although the Tralfamadorians did add an interesting twist to the plot of the story, one still has to wonder what Vonnegut's purpose for planti ...
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Harcters Of Slaughterhouse Five - 812 words
Kurt Vonnegut - Plays the role of himself in the first chapter, as he tries to get a grip on the Dresden book he feels the need to write. Appears occasionally in Billy Pilgrim's story as a reminder that he was indeed there. Also appears again at the end, when he returns to Dresden as a tourist. Billy Pilgrim - Pacifistic, wimpy, and passive-natured main character in Vonnegut's Dresden story. Generally seen as a pilgrim in his own haunted past, from which he returns with a message of goodness for all to hear. The firebombing of Dresden has a severe affect on him, for he is plagued with the question - In what kind of world is such a thing possible? Through Billy's struggles and through his dis ...
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Dreams - 605 words
Critical Analysis of the Concept of Dreams Throughout the length of humanitys existence on earth, we have wondered about dreams. Do they have a purpose? Are they a message from above? Or is it something for your brain to do while youre snoozing? Cato once said, Take no heed of dreams Maybe, Cato was right. From what science knows of dreams, they occur in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep and are a series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind. When REM sleep was first discovered, it was thought that dreams only occurred during that stage of sleep. This led to many functional theories about dreaming that were based on alleged functions for REM sleep. There ...
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Gun Control In America - 1,371 words
On March 24, 1998, firing from the woods overlooking their school, 13-year-old Andrew Golden and 11-year-old Mitchell Johnson shot and killed four middle school students and a teacher and injured ten other students in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The two boys had a semiautomatic M-1 carbine with a large ammunition magazine, two other rifles, seven handguns and more than 500 rounds of ammunition which they took from the home of one of the boys grandfather, who had a large arsenal of weapons left unsecured. Officers arrested the two boys as they ran through the wooded area near the school, and they were convicted on five counts of capital murder and ten counts of first-degree battery in September 1998 ...
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Militarization Of The Us Mexico Broder - 1,834 words
Militarization of the U.S. Mexico Border Corranle, all viene la migra!, translated into English, this means Run, there comes immigration! This is what illegal immigrants shout everyday when they are about to cross the Rio Grande in search for better lives. Unfortunately, not many get through alive because of the militarization that has developed on the U.S. border with Mexico. Operation Rio Grande continues a process put in motion over a century ago by the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. It tries to erase the reality of a social geographical order that defies neat national divisions and impose a narrow notion of citizenship on people on both sides of the international boundary. In the process, ...
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