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  • Technology and the Human Condition

    Technology and the Human Condition

    We cannot know the future, but we see trends happening now that can be projected forward. In 1965, Gordon Moore, co-founder of chip maker Intel, put forth an axiom that became known as Moore's Law. Moore stated that every year since 1959 the number of components on a microchip had doubled. Moore predicted that this trend would continue until 1975. . . He was wrong. The computer industry turned Moore's axiom into a general law.

    Essay Length: 1,707 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Teen Suicide

    Teen Suicide

    Most teens interviewed after making a suicide attempt say that they did it because they were trying to escape from a situation that seemed impossible to deal with or to get relief from really bad thoughts or feelings. They didn't want to die as much as they wanted to escape from what was going on. And at that particular moment dying seemed like the only way out. Some people who end their lives or attempt

    Essay Length: 356 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Anna
  • Teleological Thought

    Teleological Thought

    Teleological Ethics Near the end of World War II, the Americans readied a weapon of horrific proportions, the atomic bomb. The urgent development of the bomb had occurred in deep secrecy because of fear that an Axis member would succeed in delivering the weapon first. A land invasion of Japan seemed inevitable and its cost was estimated at 1,000,000 American casualties, plus countless military and civilian Japanese. The recent invasions of Okinawa and Iwo Jima

    Essay Length: 1,257 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Tell Tale Heart

    Tell Tale Heart

    Saint Thomas Aquinas Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) lived at a critical juncture of western culture when the arrival of the Aristotelian corpus in Latin translation reopened the question of the relation between faith and reason, calling into question the modus vivendi that had obtained for centuries. This crisis flared up just as universities were being founded. Thomas, after early studies at Montecassino, moved on to the University of Naples, where he met members of the new

    Essay Length: 326 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Temporal Motion

    Temporal Motion

    It is often said that Time seems to us to move, to pass, to crawl, and even to fly; that is, Time seems to be in motion. This sensation of the movement of Time is quite universal in human experience. It seems to us that either, Time is moving around/past us or that we are moving through time. Additionally, Time seems to have only one dimension, or direction, which depends on whether, we are moving

    Essay Length: 1,733 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Jack
  • Test


    tes test Permettez, Marseille va encore y croire un petit peu. Condamné à gagner face à Brest après le succès lillois en terre stéphanoise mardi (2-1), l'OM a assumé ce présent de l'impératif pour se donner un futur. Et ce n'était pas si simple, il fallut composer. Les hommes de Didier Deschamps, trois jours après la défaite à Gerland (2-3), dix jours après le nul contre Auxerre (1-1), ont renoué avec la victoire (3-0) parce

    Essay Length: 428 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 12, 2011 By: entrek
  • The 10,000 Hour Rule

    The 10,000 Hour Rule

    The 10,000 Hour Rule The 10,000-hour rule talks about the idea that you need 10,000 hours of practice before you can work as an apprentice and be good at what you do. I understand that a lot of people follow this rule and some do the 10,000 hours of practice. Personally, I do not agree with this idea because I have seen a lot of instances where this rule does not come into effect.

    Essay Length: 804 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 6, 2016 By: acarp089
  • The 21 Drinking Age

    The 21 Drinking Age

    -1- In America, the law is extremely strict with the policy of being 21 or older to have the right to drink. I feel that age is not very necessary when it comes to limitations on drinking. The drinking age should be lowered to a younger age if not lifted all together. I believe that a positive results will come from the drinking age being dropped. In this paper I am going to defend why

    Essay Length: 1,410 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: Vika
  • The Absurdity of Man

    The Absurdity of Man

    Absurdity is defined as that which is contrary to reason; clearly untrue, unreasonable or ridiculous. It is often a topic in existentialist writings relating to life. This subject is prevalent in Camus' "The Stranger" and "The Myth of Sisyphus." Camus depicts absurdity bringing about happiness or indifference in each of these literary works. In "The Myth of Sisyphus," it is made clear that Sisyphus is aware that his existence is absurd. He is sentenced to

    Essay Length: 293 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 12, 2010 By: Stenly
  • The Advent

    The Advent

    What is this...I dont know where I am....its almost as if im not me if i was always this way but never could grasp it....who are you?...he calls himself ....Richard....Ive never herd of him ....But he looks just like me....he has no emotion expression....he stares at me like im nothing.....he says its over...he says its over?.....OVER!....WHO ARE YOU!...."Im you"...What is this?....where am I? "Your here"....where is here?...."Here is what you make it".....I dont

    Essay Length: 258 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: Top
  • The Adventure of the Retired Colourman

    The Adventure of the Retired Colourman

    Synopsis: The short story “The Adventure of the Retired Colourman” by Arthur Conan Doyle is one of the stories of the Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. One of the characters named Sherlock Holmes in this story is investigating on a missing case. He is hired by an old retired man, Josiah Amberley, to investigate about his wife’s missing with a neighbor, Dr. Ray Ernest. Mr. Josiah also claims that two people are missing along with

    Essay Length: 4,005 Words / 17 Pages
    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Monika
  • The Age of Reason to the Romantic Dawn

    The Age of Reason to the Romantic Dawn

    The eighteenth century saw unprecedented growth of literature and the arts in Europe and America. Britain during this time period also enjoyed prolonged periods of civil peace that stood in sharp contrast to the bloody and protracted civil and international conflicts that lasted throughout the 17th century. Furthermore, as the rising middle classes increasingly sought both education and leisure entertainment, the marketplace for artistic production swelled dramatically. One of the most critical elements of the

    Essay Length: 371 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Allegory of the Cave

    The Allegory of the Cave

    Plato believes that most people live in mental caves of ignorance and never perceive the truth. Assume, for sake of argument, that Plato is correct. How can the study of philosophy help remedy this situation? Assuming Plato is correct is assuming that to attain the status of being able to see the truth, you have to be able to see past the shadows on the wall and realize that you can turn your head to

    Essay Length: 710 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • The Allegory of the Cave

    The Allegory of the Cave

    Plato's The Allegory of The Cave is one of Plato's best known allegories. Book 7 of The Republic is where the allegory is told and interpreted. The Allegory of The Cave is interpreted by Plato himself and is presented in the way of a story. The allegory also uses symbolism in many strong ways. In The Allegory of The Cave, there are humans that are being held as prisoners, chained deep inside a cave in

    Essay Length: 520 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Yan
  • The Animals

    The Animals

    Christopher Boone goes to a school for students with "special needs" because he has a form of autism. Although it is never definitively stated within the story which autistic spectrum condition Christopher has, the summary on the book's inside cover states it to be Asperger syndrome. Christopher is a mathematical savant, has a photographic memory, and is extremely observant. However, he has difficulty understanding human behaviour, gestures and relationships. He dreams of being an astronaut

    Essay Length: 291 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 5, 2010 By: Vika
  • The Anti-Democratic Faces of Socrates

    The Anti-Democratic Faces of Socrates

    The Anti-Democratic Faces of Socrates Socrates is among an elite class of extraordinary human beings. Whether it is religion, politics or socioeconomic issues, Socrates' philosophy had a profound impact on Athenian civilization. His thoughts and ideas have sparked many debates and examinations of the way we live our lives even today. In the three dialogues Defence of Socrates, Euthyphro, and Crito, written by the philosopher Plato, one can find evidence that Socrates was not an

    Essay Length: 988 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 12, 2010 By: Max
  • The Apology - Plato

    The Apology - Plato

    In the Apology, Plato provides the reader with a faithful picture of the greatness of Socrates. This dialogue is one of the many recorded about the life and work of Socrates. The Apology is about how Socrates was arrested and charged with corrupting the youth, believing in no gods not approved by the state, and for being a Sophist. During the trial Socrates explained "This is irreverent conduct for either of us." This essay will

    Essay Length: 668 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Wendy
  • The Apology of Socrates

    The Apology of Socrates

    The apology begins with Socrates telling the jurors that he is not experienced in court and the he will use a language that he is familiar with, the truth. He has been charged with, corruption of the young and not believing in the city's gods but rather in spiritual things. Socrates tells a story about Chaerephon and his trip to the oracle. This is supposed to show the jurors that he believes in the cities

    Essay Length: 326 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Jessica
  • The Apology: The Trial and Death of Socrates

    The Apology: The Trial and Death of Socrates

    The Apology is Plato's account of Socrates defense against the charges that Meletus, Anytus and Lycon had brought before the Athenian court. These charges we impiety and confusing the minds of the youth. In the beginning of his defense he points out that there had been previous accusations against him. He had been accused of being a sophist - who were people that taught the art of rhetoric not based on truth, and made the

    Essay Length: 389 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 24, 2010 By: Andrew
  • The Argument of Evil

    The Argument of Evil

    I will argue in the following paper that the existence of a perfectly benevolent, omnipotent, omniscient God comes with the existence of evil. God is not a micromanager; he gave us free will for a reason. I will argue that it is our decision to create evil and not his doing. In order for good to exist evil has to exist. I'll start off by saying that very few people actually believe that God is,

    Essay Length: 762 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Atomic Bomb

    The Atomic Bomb

    no conditions would secrets be disclosed until international control was established. Two weeks later, the Interim Committee, at the urging of Robert Oppenheimer and other scientists, recommended that Truman advise the Soviets that the United States was working on the atomic bomb and expected to use it against Japan. The committee added that the President might also suggest future discussions to insure that “the weapon would become an aid to peace The atomic bomb loomed

    Essay Length: 1,172 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Tasha
  • The Aztec

    The Aztec

    The Aztec The Aztec was a culture that dominated the Valley of Mexico in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. All the Nahua-speaking peoples in the Valley of Mexico were Aztecs, while the culture that dominated the area called the Tenochca. At the time of the European conquest, they called themselves either "Tenochca" or "Toltec," which was the name assumed by the bearers of the Classic Mesoamerican culture. Sadly, the many of the Aztec didn't survive

    Essay Length: 310 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Stenly
  • The Battle Between Free Will & Determinism

    The Battle Between Free Will & Determinism

    The Battle Between Free Will & Determinism The study of Philosophy is known best for its differing views and deep intellectual thinking by some of the most accredited by used to refer to the belief that human behavior is not absolutely determined by external causes, but is the result of choices made by an act of will by the agent. Such choices are themselves not determined by external causes, but are determined by the motives

    Essay Length: 1,013 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 30, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Beauty Myth

    The Beauty Myth

    The Beauty Myth Modern times have revealed a more tolerant attitude expressed by society towards those who in the past have been seen as lower class. This included people of other races, of mental disability, those in poverty, diseased, the elderly, children, and women. However, underneath this false sense of tolerance and the “standard belief” that women and men are created equal is the beauty myth. The Beauty Myth is everywhere in media and the

    Essay Length: 1,373 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Steve
  • The Beauty of Car Rides

    The Beauty of Car Rides

    When I was six years old, I hated car rides. To a six year old, a car ride was the epitome of boredom. There was nothing to do on a car ride except sit there for hours watching the trees. I would get carsick every single time I was in my mom's Volvo. If I wasn't sick or bored, I was waiting painfully in the backseat for the next exit ramp so my mom could

    Essay Length: 421 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Jessica
  • The Best Way to Know God

    The Best Way to Know God

    The best way to know God is to learn about him through religion. Though there is much room for skepticism, religion is one of the oldest practices for a reason. People need to believe that there is more to life than simply working towards death. It seems to me that it doesn’t hurt to believe, but it certainly hurts not to. To delve into this notion further, I will use my own religion as an

    Essay Length: 1,027 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 31, 2010 By: Fonta
  • The Bhagavadgita

    The Bhagavadgita

    The Bhagavadgita Indian thought and the Bhagavadita. Summary Chapter One: Armies on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra. As the opposing armies stand ready for battle, Arjuna, a mighty warrior, sees his relatives, teachers and friends in both armies ready to fight and sacrifice their lives. Overcome by grief and pity, Arjuna fails in strength, and he gives up his will to fight. Chapter Two: Contents of the Gita summarized. Arjuna submits to Lord Krishna as His

    Essay Length: 764 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 25, 2010 By: Stenly
  • The Bible and the Buddist Reilgion

    The Bible and the Buddist Reilgion

    The Bible and the Buddhist Religion Within this paper I will discuss the outlooks within the Catholic and Buddhist religion. I will focus on the beliefs and values of both religions, readings from the Bible, Buddha's Nobel Truths, and the Eight Fold Path. I will use the understandings which I have gained from these readings and apply them to my own life. I hope to use these in order to focus on my personal life

    Essay Length: 1,876 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: David
  • The Black Death: From a Dark Past to a New Light

    The Black Death: From a Dark Past to a New Light

    Italian Renaissance Professor Piciche The Black Death: From a Dark Past to a New Light It is impossible to discuss Europe's history without mentioning the Plague of 1348, also known as the Black Death. The Black Death reached Italian shores in the spring of 1348. The presence of such a plague was enormously devastating making its mark in unprecedented numbers in recorded history. According to records, it is estimated to have killed a third of

    Essay Length: 1,496 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Wendy
  • The Boxes of Life

    The Boxes of Life

    Boxes of Life There are many factors that contribute to what society thinks of us. The way we dress, the music we listen to, and the activities that we participate in are a few that really "allow" society to put us into these boxes of conformity. And while these things we do are representations of ourselves, they don't always mean the same to us as they do to society. The ways I dress and act

    Essay Length: 332 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 20, 2010 By: Top
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