Here, the mass of water is being pulled upward toward the atmosphere by its attraction to the moon. As it does so, the tide is pulled inward from the coastlines contained the body of water. As the moon moves closer to the earth during its daily rotation, the magnetic pull lessens. The diminished pull causes the bulge to decline, pushing the body of water outward and extending the coastlines.
It is particularly critical that an understanding of astronomy enter into any more detailed a description than this. This is because the phenomenon of tidal fluctuation is impacted by a number of variables relating not just to the lunar revolution or the lunar cycle but also to revolutions of the earth around the sun and, consequently, various interactions between the sun and the moon. That said, the technology available to us today denotes that the sun's gravitational pull is only equivalent…… [Read More]
Probably one of the biggest and longest fought wars between science and religion has been on the subject of whether the earth was created, as science says, with a massive explosion known as the big bang or within a span of six days as religion teaches us. Science looks into and probes at what is majorly unknown and religion has always done better than that. This paper will discuss the old earth view- which corresponds to the big bang theory, the young earth view- favors the six day creation and then it will compare and contrast the two views and mention in detail why the six day creation is favored by many over the big bang theory.
Old Earth View
The Old Earth View supports the fact that the earth was at one point of time (billions of years ago) a big clump of matter that for some…… [Read More]
Earth Like Solar Planets
Throughout the course of human history, astronomers have wondered about the possibility of finding life beyond the solar system. In the last 20 years, there has been more of an emphasis on identifying other earth like celestial bodies that are orbiting distance stars. This has been taking place through the launch of various orbital telescopes such as: Kepler. Monitoring over 150 thousand stars, Kepler is identifying earth like planets that have similar kinds of signatures. What makes Kepler so unique is that it can use select criteria to determine which planets are in line with these objectives. While at the same time, it is segregating those bodies that are considered to be false positives. This is illustrating how science has evolved to the point that 8 different earth types of planets have been discovered in other galaxies. To fully understand what is taking place requires examining…… [Read More]
It is recommended that Earth Friendly Foods maintain proper records and ensure their accessibility as a measure of preventing the contamination for instance from Salmonella Enterica. Compliance to this record keeping measure should be ensured by frequent monitoring and auditing of the records and their accessibility should be guaranteed by the requirement of the managers to submit frequent and regular summaries of the reports to the CEO of Earth Friendly Foods (Espinoza). The records will be useful during the inspection to ensure manufacturing quality and safety. This will be used in evaluating the compliance with the requirements of the quality assurance program and establishing the problem in the Earth Friendly Foods safety program in case a test of the contamination is positive. The record keeping should include the contamination prevention plan for instance Salmonella Enterica prevention plan and the documentation of the effective implementation of the plan. The prevention plan…… [Read More]
The Moon is the only natural satellite of Earth. It has no formal name other than "The Moon" although it is sometimes referred to as Luna (Latin for moon) to distinguish it from the generic "moon." The average distance from the Moon to the Earth is 384,403 kilometers (238,857 miles). The Moon's diameter is 3,476 kilometers (2,160 miles).
The rotation of the Moon is synchronous. As a result, one side of the Moon (the "near side") is permanently turned towards Earth. The far side mostly cannot be seen from Earth, except for small portions near the limb, which can be seen occasionally due to libration. Most of the far side was completely unknown until the era of space probes. This synchronous rotation is a result of torque having slowed down the Moon's rotation in its early history, a process known as tidal locking. The far side is sometimes…… [Read More]
Continental tropical (cT) air masses are hot, dry, unstable at low levels and generally stable aloft (upper-level ridge); they originate in northern Mexico. Continental polar (cP) or continental arctic (cA) air masses are cold, dry, and stable originating over northern Canada and Alaska as a result of radiational cooling. (Oklahoma Climatological Survey, 2004)"
The greenhouse effect has been in the news for the last several decades especially with the resulting negative effects it has on climate change and global warming. Generally, the greenhouse effect is a naturally occurring phenomenon that contributes to the survivability of living organisms here on Earth. The earth's atmosphere contains trace gases, some of which absorb heat. These gases (water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, ozone, and nitrous oxide) are referred to as greenhouse gases. (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, 2010) The inability to absorb heat produces abnormal environmental and climatic conditions because the equilibrium has been…… [Read More]
One of the cutest interactive game is found at www.
earthsunmoon.co.uk. When you go to this site, you are invited to play a game, where you have to explore the sun, earth and moon to explain to an animated alien from an obscure planet. You first have to get through an asteroid belt by moving your spaceship, then you choose, the sun, moon or earth, and the program goes through some animation, but teaches interesting facts about each. After you have learned about all three, you move your spaceship to the obscure planet, but you have to go through another asteroid belt and this time using your mouse, shoot down asteroids. After you have made it through the asteroid belt, and land on the planet, you are given a small quiz on the planets. There are many more interesting and interactive sites on the internet to learn about the…… [Read More]
He points out that this observation brings together the usually disparate study of deep-seated magmatic processes and land-surface evolution." (Science Daily, 2007) Marsh's study has been conducted in McMurdo's Dry Valleys which is stated to be ideal for the study of these systems "because it was eroded into its present form millions of years ago and has, unlike the rest of the Earth's surface undergone very little subsequent erosion." (Science Daily, 2007) George Denton, of the University of Maine and David Marchant of Boston University term this region to be "a relic landscape, since it is the single place on the face of the earth."..that looks almost exactly as it did millions of years ago. The delicacy of the landscape in the Dry Valleys has preserved for us an unusually rich collection of geological evidence of the processes that formed this terrain." (Science Daily, 2007)
Marsh has opened the…… [Read More]
The Moon is believed by many to have been part of the earth and that it was tore off as a result of an initial spin that was too great to hold the planet together. One of the prevailing theories was that involving an impact of large magnitude involving the newly formed Earth and a giant object of the size of Mars hitting Earth and blowing up material that later formed the moon.
Q7. Astronomers mainly use the Hubble galaxy classification system when trying to recognize a particular galaxy as belonging to a particular type. The system was created by Edwin Hubble in the twentieth century, as the American Astronomer came up with three groups through which one could classify any galaxy in the universe. Elliptical galaxies look like ellipses, light being distributed evenly. Spiral galaxies are similar to Elliptical galaxies, but they differ through the fact that they are…… [Read More]
Anomie was the term for the loss of morale and sense of purpose that is part of a loss of social identify. This loss of social identify which accompanies a decline in commonly held values is seen in the novel and is one of the central themes of the book.
It should also be noted that various critics have mentioned that the novel also seems to suggest that without social controls, human nature has no direction or fundamental values.
Stewart's thesis, which drives all of the plot, is that civilization is an aberration that arises thanks to a peculiar set of circumstances. It needs a strong leader, and probably some sort of smart subordinate, to make it happen.... left to their own devices, human beings are essentially lazy and will not want to be civilized. Indeed, he adds, they will be much happier that way.
This novel has…… [Read More]
Earth hour will soon be in its sixth year. We are celebrating this event by becoming involved in the environmental movement. The hospitality industry has a special part to play in keeping the earth clean and habitable. After all, tourism and travel are some of the most common of human experiences.
What is sustainability?
What I mean to say is that sustainability is a way of life. It is not just recycling, limiting pollution and using less energy. Sustainability a process or the production of a product that can be maintained indefinitely. It gives back to the local community in which it resides. This is done by a variety of activities such as supporting local businesses, artisans, industries and farms. This makes the business (or hotel) into an active part of that local community, taking on the flavor of the region and the local employees who staff the hotel are…… [Read More]
In contrast, Persian women were able to own property, appear in public, and possessed considerable influence.
d) What did people in this society value?
Being a citizen was the most important part of life in Greece, and being a male citizen was required to fully enjoy one's rights. This can be contrasted with Persia, where birth primarily determined one's fate.
e) What elements of this society transferred to other societies?
The concept of democracy has remained Athens' durable modern legacy to the rest of humanity. Now the idea of inalienable rights of all human beings that cannot be taken away by slavery, or denied by gender, has been incorporated into its framework of concepts.
f. List all other relevant information relating to the Social Structures / Gender Roles theme
Non-citizens such as foreigners were also denied full political rights.
g. Write 4- 6 sentences discussing the overall Social Structures /…… [Read More]
In his discussion of Partition historiography, Padney (Barenscott 7) states:
There is the need to deny the fragmented and ambivalent nature of remembrance, its competing modes of representation, and its implication in existing or future political projects. Moreover, there is a process through which many of these alternative accounts become written off as fiction or 'bad history' -- relegating and marginalizing relevant contributions of Partition experience and remembrance" (Barenscott 7).
Mehta has said that her films are about the difference between conscience and faith. She insists that people have to listen to themselves and be honest with themselves and not accept intolerant ideologies that are at odds with a moral conscience and the realities of life. "Earth" is a perfect example of what she is saying. She had a story to tell that was important to her culture and her heritage and she felt that she needed to get it…… [Read More]
Earth Liberation Front (ELF)
This is a case study on Earth Liberation Front (ELF), which is an extremist group emerged to protect the Mother Nature. ELF's origin, structure, leadership, motivations, and goals have been included as the primary elements of analysis in the case study. These aspects have come under analysis to provide an understanding about the group. Since this group is also considered as one of the terrorist groups that are dangerous to the human society, hence, the threats posed by this eco-terrorist group have come under comprehensive assessment. Lastly, discussion on the effectiveness of the policies intended to combat the group has been made. The reasons of the fight against the group have also been incorporated.
Case Study on Earth Liberation Front (ELF)
Crime and criminal activities have been witnessed since centuries amongst societies from all over the world that has only accelerated with time. Numerous people…… [Read More]
Earth and space, with an ideal target audience of college-age readers. The differences between Earth and space are immense, but Earth could not function without space, while space could function quite well without Earth.
Earth and space co-exist effectively, but Earth is dependent on space.
Earth must have atmosphere and gravity from space.
Space does not depend on Earth.
Earth is just one speck in the universe, and many universes make up space.
Earth and Space
Earth and space have an interesting and vital relationship to one another. For example, Earth revolves around the sun, which is just another star in space, but that star is vital to life on our planet. If Earth was in a slightly different position in space, we might not receive enough warmth from the sun to sustain life, or we might be so hot no life could ever establish itself on our planet. Earth's…… [Read More]
Again, the poet emphasizes the loss of vision which accompanies man's advancement into modernity. ith every step of civilization, man distances himself from the origins of things and from the truth. Civilization, in its negative aspects, is thus perceived as a destructive force which menaces the overall balance of the world. Like the previous poem, Vision Shadows deplores the state of nature in the modern world. The sky, the mountains, the wind and all the natural elements seem to lay dormant, in an utter dullness. The state described is certainly one from which all inspiration has fled. This poem seems to delineate the main theme even better than the other one. Thus, the images are constructed around the central symbol of the eagle, a bird which is has an enormous significance inside the Native American tradition. The eagle obviously symbolizes the ability of the spirit to soar above the commonality…… [Read More]
It undergoes a transition from the olivine structure to the spinel structure. These transitions account for the discontinuous increase of the Earth's mantle as observed by seismic instruments.
6. How do mountains in the ocean basin differ from those on land?
Mountains in the ocean basins are perpetually being "recycled" through subduction zones. Therefore, the rock that they are made of differs in composition to mountains on land because of their younger age and mineral composition. Many of the mountains on land were created through uplifts in the crust, where rock from the crust was pushed upward and folded over time and time again. These types of rock have more metamorphic qualities while the ocean-bottom mountains tend to be more volcanic in nature and are more igneous. Also, the oceanic crust is made of basalt vs. The continental crust made of granite.
7. Why are continents so much higher than…… [Read More]
A Symbolic Analysis of Another Earth
Movies, for better or for worse, are a reflection of popular culture in one way or another; mainstream films tend to show exactly what a culture likes to consume, while more "independent" or at times "experimental" films reflect culture from other perspectives that are perhaps not the dominant voices in society. Either way, however, films cannot help but provide some insight into who we are, what we desire, and what our world looks like. Examining films in with this understanding and in this context provides some very interesting insights into our culture and ourselves, and how we are likely to respond to changing circumstances and possible realities. The film Another Earth does this quite explicitly, as the following analysis of the film in light of other social commentary shows.
The central conceit of this science fiction film from writer/director Mike Cahill (co-authored by…… [Read More]
Accordingly, ang Lung is overjoyed when he learns that his first child is a son, and he and O-lan attempt to fool any contemptuous spirits into thinking that the child is an undesirable girl: "hat a foolish thing he was doing, walking like this under an open sky, with a beautiful man child for any evil spirit passing by chance through the air to see!... 'hat a pity our child is a female whom no one could want and covered with small pox as well! Let us pray it must die,'" (Buck 54). This is why, when their second child is born a female O-lan says, "It is over once more. It is only a slave this time -- not worth mentioning," (Buck 67). This birth suggests to ang Lung that he is beginning to be cursed by bad luck (Buck 68).
hen the couple's third child is born, also…… [Read More]
He even lives as if he were as wealthy as the Hwangs and grows bored when he works less on the fields. The idle time changes Wang Lung and his relationship with O-Lan. Whereas the two were once a loving couple, Wang Lung now finds a concubine named Lotus who stays with him for year. Yet Wang Lung also starts to criticize O-Lan for being unattractive because of her big (unbound) feet. O-Lan becomes sick, which devastates Wang Lung as he rekindles his love and affection for his wife.
Wang Lung's uncle, who borrowed money from Wang Lung on several occasions without gratitude or anything to show for it, now moves into Wang Lung's estate. The uncle and his family become opium addicts and Wang Lung enables them, especially because their addiction makes the family easier to control and subdue. When Wang Lung is wealthy enough he buys the old…… [Read More]
There are sources claiming that the population of natives had fallen from several million to several tens of thousands. The sources cannot be verified in the present, since there are no notable documents to confirm either assumption. hat is certain is that the Taino population from Hispaniola had been severely diminished as a result on their interaction with the Europeans.
hile Columbus continued to visit the Caribbean in hope that he would find the famous kingdoms that he have heard about, his brother Bartolome became governor of the island. Still, similar to his brother, Bartolome did not seem to control the situation, as no major advancements have been performed during his governing. One of the biggest mistakes that the Europeans had done during their first years on Hispaniola had been that they did not want their community to have anything to do to the native one. The locals had not…… [Read More]
Deregulating the are Earth Industry
The principle thing that China is doing with the rare earth industry is regulate it. In fact, the country is attempting to regulate this industry in much the same way that regulatory agencies for other industries, such as healthcare or finance, are striving to regulate the activities of various organizations that work within it. The principle difference, of course, is that China has a near monopoly in this industry. The vast majority of the world's 17 essential substances that are comprised by the rather broad term of rare earths are mined by China -- in many instances, that mining takes place in Asia itself (No author, 2012). By offering subsidies to Chinese companies that are involved in this industry, China is attempting to regulate their productivity to keep pace with demand and to possibly fuel the laws of supply and demand that benefit the country.…… [Read More]
Readers know that Maria is very religious, and that she prays often and cooks for the family. On page 7 readers learn that in her haste to keep the Catholic ritual of crossing herself, she mixes cooking and religion. "She breathed a prayer and crossed her forehead. The flour left white stains on her, the four points of the cross." Her life is not at all about her, but about the men in her family. And it seems she is a literary counterpoint to Ultima, who is spiritually as strong as Maria is faithful to Catholicism.
On page 50 it is clear that Tony will not depend on his mother's nurturing for a long period of time. "He will be all right,' Ultima said. 'The sons must leave the sides of their mothers,' she said almost sternly, and pulled my mother gently." And as the friendship between Tony and his…… [Read More]
The other major theme that appears again and again in this novel is that of the common person being uprooted and pulled along based on grand, historical movements. Living in abject poverty, Wang Lung's family is nevertheless honorable to each other, but not a part of the culture of the city -- they neither speak with the same accent, nor have any friends or relatives to help them with emotional support. Just as it is almost unbelievable that a child would be killed, when Wang Lung unwillingly joins a food riot mob and gets the money from the rich man's house they are looting, he uses the money for a moral pursuit -- to return to the home, buy an ox, and farm tools. The sense of complete sacrifice is evident, and then the sadness when we realize that after all Wang Lung and O-Lan went through, the surviving children…… [Read More]
They eat on ice and they give birth on ice. So if ice will disappear for a significant part of the year, these animals will be lost. The number of polar bears has already started to decrease and that is due to global warming. Scientists believe that although polar bears are great swimmers and they can swim for long distances, they drown because the number of ice sheets is becoming lower and lower.
Another arctic animal that is affected by the global warming is the walrus. Scientists discovered in summer of 2004, in the Canada Basin, a number of lonely walrus caves. They were swimming alone, far away from shore. Until then, scientists did not see walrus calves swim so far away from the shore in the summer. But because of the ice melting and the warmer temperature they need to look for food far away and let their pups…… [Read More]
We do believe our design will help the kooma people to get access to cheap and clean drinking water from within their very own communities, and in addition to providing them with the health and cost benefits of having a readily available supply of clean drinking water, and make their life better and bit more comfortable.
We as a team struggled at first because of the initial delays to our progress in both the research and the design phases of this project due to various reasons. Eventually, however, everyone became engaged in the work allocated by the team leader to each individual person, and with each one of us as a team working really hard to achieve our goals we achieved much greater satisfaction from the project. The newfound fervor with which the team approached this project began with discussions on a number of various of different designs,…… [Read More]
eligion and Homosexuality
There are numerous unanswered questions about homosexuality that people have; some have formed opinions about whether its right or wrong based on their beliefs. For example, do people choose to live like this or is it in their genes? Why is it that people think of homosexuality as abnormal? People often say that it is Adam and Eve and certainly not Adam and Steve. Why is it that people associate religious beliefs with homosexuality and that they believe homosexuals would go to hell? For centuries the homosexuals have been living very intimidating lives as they have been looked down upon because people considered that God created humans to procreate and thus consider homosexuals to be abnormal. There have been a lot of times when people have told me that homosexuals choose to have this sort of lifestyle. It has been noticed than when it comes to…… [Read More]
Earth Liberation Front (ELF)
ELF Logo 2009 (Earth Liberation Front, N.d.)
Examples of Eco-Terrorism Groups
The Earth Liberation Front
If a Tree Falls in the oods: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (Documentary)
There are many people and/or groups who claim responsibility for the Earth Liberation Front's (ELF) development. The group is comprised of loosely affiliated or autonomous cells that are only bound by the idea that they can move beyond civil disobedience and accept more contentious tactics for the defense of their environmental causes. This group was one of the groups that helped coined the label of an "eco-terrorist" which later became mainstream label of such types of offenders. The ELF group was considered one of the first eco-terrorist groups and was at one time labeled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as the most dangerous domestic terror group in the United States.
This…… [Read More]
Bombadil and Treebeard in Middle-Earth
Middle-earth is the mysterious made-up setting in which the characters of J... Tolkien's story, The Lord of the ings, conduct their lives. As is evident in the name, Middle-earth is a continent located in the central (the middle) of the fictional world; it is not the entire universe or world, yet the characters that inhabit Middle-earth engage in global scale battles and wars with immense and long-lasting stakes. Treebeard and Bombadil are two of the inhabitants of Middle-earth are outwardly as different as could be imagined; yet they share a capacity to deal with adversity and to survive in an arbitrary and hostile world.
The character of Tom Bombadil is an engaging fellow -- he is spry for his age, has a teasing wit, and speaks in a whimsical, jolly, and rhyming manner (McCloskey, 2002). Bombadil tends to narrate his life, speaking in the third…… [Read More]
eligious Life of Planet Earth
Criteria Employed to Identify eligious Behavior
Based on what we already know about religion in other parts of the cosmos, we will consider the following criteria to be indicative of religiosity on Earth: (1) itualistic prayer; (2) Symbolic rules that have no apparent utility or function beyond symbolism; (3) Ceremonial sacrifices (Sagan, 2002). Previous experience suggests that most religions are theistic and that the hallmarks of theistic religiosity are rituals used to demonstrate, reinforce, and transmit traditions to successive generations; symbolic rules that have no functional purpose beyond their symbolic value; and sacrifices meant to appease or thank imaginary supreme beings (Armstrong, 2003). While there are other forms of religiosity that involve more complex spirituality than presumed direct relationships between "gods" and living beings or causal relationships between the pleadings of living beings and natural events, for the purpose of a preliminary investigation, the foregoing…… [Read More]
eligious Life of Planet Earth
This report seeks to establish if planet Earth is a religious planet. In so doing, the report will primarily outline the criteria used to determine if the inhabitants of the planet are religious and the various beliefs and behaviors they exhibit in line with the criteria. Further, the report will also highlight the function of religion (as it appears to be) on the planet under consideration.
To establish whether or not Earth is indeed a religious planet, the very nature of religion on the planet must first be understood. This can be accomplished using a number of approaches. On of the most effective approaches in this case has got to do with evaluating the primary characteristics of religion. This is the criteria the report utilizes in an attempt to determine if the inhabitants of planet Earth are indeed religious.
Characteristics of eligion: What eligion Looks…… [Read More]
retched of the Earth
hen nations of Europe set out on boats, they determined to find lands and claim them for the empirical country, regardless of any objections coming from the people actually living on those lands. In the colonized land, the native population were marginalized, oppressed, and limited in their civil rights. Many were turned into slaves on large farms run by the emissaries from the motherland. The natives were sometimes outnumbered but the number of the enemy seldom mattered because the colonial soldiers usually were in possession of more sophisticated weaponry with which they could subjugate the aboriginal peoples. Sometimes these colonies existed for centuries and lines of ethnically determined social status kept the descendants of colonists in the upper echelons of society while those descended from the natives were kept subservient to their European oppressors. Understandably this did not go well with the natives or their descendents…… [Read More]
Earth evolves Around the Sun
Is this idea/theory/episode/question an example of scientific activity? Why or why not?
It's important to bear in mind that the philosophers of hundreds of years ago didn't always believe that the Earth revolved around the sun. Many of these thinkers believed that the sun revolved around the Earth and that the Earth was the center of the universe -- with the sun and all the stars and planets revolving around it. However, the complicated movement of the sun made this a very difficult theory to support. "The Sun, however, does not merely rise in the east and set in the west. You can see for yourself that the Sun only rises directly in the east on the equinoxes: at all other times of the year, it rises in the northeast (summer) or southeast (winter). Also, the Sun moves with respect to the stars: the Sun…… [Read More]
Earth for Me
Sheehan, Susan. (1983) Is here No Place On Earth for Me? New York: Vintage Books.
When Benjamin Wilder reminisced recently about Sylvia's summer in Chicago, he said he could have tolerated Sylvia's presence in his house for a few more weeks if he had had to, but she was taking such a toll on him that he had asked himself whether it was his mission in life to make her behave acceptably. His answer to that question was no. He felt that if she had stayed with him much longer, he would have lost his mind." (Sheehan, 1983, 223)
he book Is there no Place on Earth for me? is an account of Sylvia Frumkin, a pseudonym used to identify the true identity of a young woman who began suffering from schizophrenia in her teens. Sylvia was institutionalized early in her illness, and spent much of her…… [Read More]
As a student taking an earth science class from a conservative, evangelical Christian institution of higher education, I am interested in the debate between creationist and evolutionists. Honestly, I enter into this course with some serious misgivings about some of the basic tenets of young earth creationism based on what I have been taught in a non-religious scientific context. I also, however, have some concerns about what I have been taught about old-earth evolutionary science as it seems to ignore the presence of God, which not only flies in the face of Christian theology, but also in the face of evidence of a historical belief in deities that seems to be part of human nature and would not make sense in a world without a higher power. As a result, I am left with several different specific questions in the young-earth / old earth debate. The first specific…… [Read More]
As we have seen, according to this theory, life has developed independently from Earth elements and was only determined by comet conditions. As such, it is not at all out of place and irrational to suggest that this is something that may happen on other planets as well. Comets bombarding other planets may seed life much the same way it is believed they have on Earth four billion years ago.
1. N. Chandra Wickramasinghe and Fred Hoyle. Evolution of Life: A Cosmic Perspective. Action ioscience. May 2001. On the Internet at http://www.actionbioscience.org/newfrontiers/wickramasinghe/wick_hoyle.html
2. N. Chandra Wickramasinghe. Life from Space: An Emerging Paradigm. Action ioscience. May 2001. On the Internet at http://www.actionbioscience.org/newfrontiers/wickramasinghe/article.html
3. Whitehouse, David. Comets could have seeded life on Earth. April 2001. On the C News website at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1262216.stm
4. Gish, Duane. T. ORIGIN OF LIFE: CRITIQUE OF EARLY STAGE CHEMICAL EVOLUTION THEORIES. IMPACT No. 31, January 1976.…… [Read More]
The inner core, meanwhile, has greater density, at 13, and temperature, at 6,650°C (or 12,000°F).
Compared against other planets in the solar system, the Earth contains just the appropriate amounts of gases, elements, and other properties that make human and other organism life possible.
Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun, has lesser mass and volume than the Earth, at a fraction of only 1/18. However, it is as dense as the Earth, although Mercury's surface is made up of more solid mass, specifically rough, porous, dark-colored rocks. Its atmosphere is made up of sodium and potassium, which accounts for the planet's density and very thin atmosphere. It was hypothesized that the core of Mercury is made up of liquid iron compound, as a result of the presence of magnetic field.
Venus, meanwhile, exhibits a unique characteristic for being the brightest and hottest planet in the sky, with the presence…… [Read More]
Google Earth and Google Street View allow users to browse mapping data while seeing actual photographs of the geographic areas. The photographs for Google Street View that are taken from the Google Earth cameras can show a surprising amount of detail, including the faces of actual people going about their daily activities. Therefore, a person who goes out to get mail in pajamas might be caught on camera. Some critics of Google Earth and Street View have pointed out the potential privacy issues, as the people whose faces are captured on camera are discernible by anyone who visits the site. Moreover, the satellite images used for the overhead maps placed in Google Earth's mapping function can reveal buildings that might otherwise be hidden from view. This could pose security or privacy threats, as members of secret organizations can no longer count on their privacy.
The power of Google Earth is…… [Read More]
The last major x-ray flare occurred in 2003 ("O'Dell). Most of the energy from an x-ray flare is absorbed by the earth's ionosphere ("O'Dell). Thus, a CME can be far more dangerous for human societies than an x-ray flare.
The first and most subtle observable phenomenon signaling an upcoming solar storm are known as coronal loops, which are "kinks in the magnetic flux form" forced to the surface of the sun due to a buildup of magnetic energy (O'Dell). Dark spots on the sun's surface then appear, usually in the "footprint" of the coronal loops ("O'Dell). The dark spots visibly signal the buildup of magnetism. NASA describes the phenomenon of solar flares as occurring in three stages: a precursor stage, an impulsive stage, and a decay stage. During the precursor stage, the release of magnetic energy is only triggered and leads to "soft x-ray emissions," ("What is a Solar Flare?").…… [Read More]
If you had done this significantly too early or too late, what kind of error would there have been your shadow length?
The shadow length would have a bigger value as sun's angle would have been smaller.
If you had done this significantly too early or too late, what kind of error would there have been your circumference value?
Such measurement would have given smaller sun angle value for the location, which would have been resulted in greater value of angle ?. In calculations greater value of ? wouls result in smaller value of estimated radius since its inversely proportional to angle ?.
4) Could astronauts on the Moon or Mars use this technique to determine the circumference of those objects?
Yes., such technique can be used to any astronomic…… [Read More]
Chinese Earth Metals
In the recent months, the Chinese government has stopped the export of earth metals to several other countries, including Japan and, in October of 2010, the United States as well. Over the last few years, there has been a subterranean conflict between the two Asian nations over the topic of earth metals and their distribution throughout the world. This is a very serious situation. China has a near-monopoly on the production of rare earth metals which are used to produce everything from compact batteries to military hardware (Fernando). ithout the access to these materials, it is nigh on impossible to continue the production of modern technological products. Japan, as a major manufacturer of technologies like cellular phones and satellites, the inability to acquire earth metals will have the potential to hinder and retard the continued production and progress of these technologies.
The squabble between Japan and China…… [Read More]
Feminist Hermeneutics and Biblical Studies
Terry Mortenson's "The origins of old-earth geology…" is quite an interesting read. The author covers a fair amount of both scientific and religious history in a relatively short amount of text. He writes with a certain scholarly flair, and is discussing pivotal information about the history of the earth and how that has been interpreted by men of different religious convictions. Typically, articles that address these two concepts diametrically oppose them. To Mortenson's credit he actually bridges these two concepts, and elucidates little known history in the process.
Mortenson's work largely details the history of the time-honored debate between what he terms "old-world geologists" and "scriptural geologists" (Mortenson, 2003) regarding an accounting of the earth's history and point of origination. The several men who encompass the former group tended to believe that the earth is much older than the age ascribed to it in the…… [Read More]
In "American Earth," Leopold Aldo refers to the "epidemic of ditch digging and land booming" that represents the "conqueror role" that humanity has played for most of its existence (269). The conqueror role presumes that the human species is entitled to use the earth in any way possible to achieve human ends. It is a mentality that leads to wanton destruction and misuse of land. Natural resources are depleted. Aldo also claims that the "conqueror role" precludes human beings from envisioning the aesthetic or practical functions of wilderness. etlands and marshes are particularly vulnerable, for as Aldo points out, even some environmentalists do not recognize their core value in the ecosystem. I agree fully with Leopold's assessment. For one, I appreciate the author's affection for marshland birds and other flora and fauna. Second, I have also witnessed the fact that the earth is filled with "dustbowls" and "rivers washing…… [Read More]
eligion on Planet Earth
Based on careful observation of the beliefs and practices of people on earth, I can state that human beings are mostly religious people. There are five characteristics that define their religiosity. First, religious people function in groups. They share the same beliefs and perform the same activities as part of their religious activities. Within each group, there is a hierarchy of ranks and people but all people generally identify with the group as a whole.
The second religious characteristic of humans is faith. I have encountered people with different religions. But all of them have faith. Faith involves beliefs in a deity or deities and the existence of supernatural beings called angels and demons. Each religious group believes in it and the group generally agrees upon the fundamentals of faith. The fundamentals are believed to be sacred and are very important for the adherents. The fundamentals…… [Read More]
892). This Western ethnocentric view is equivalent to the private interests that control media conglomerates such as Google and its Google Earth, which underscores the degree of inequity that ultimately is found when these new media conglomerates garner power within and over individual nation states.
The conceit that Kumar utilizes repeatedly throughout his essay to emphasize the thesis that new media enables private interests to slowly dissolve the traditional governmental authority of nation states is that such media is akin to a military, with its advancements in countries akin to conventional military takeovers. In much the same way that Google Earth leverages its authority and technology (in the form of aid and increased trade within a needy foreign country), "military interventions conducted around the world in the name of universal values of 'democracy' and 'freedom'" (Kumar, 2010, p.157) do the same thing.
The sense of power that new media presents…… [Read More]
Origin of Life on Earth
At present, scientists are still in search of the answer to how life originated on Earth. Until now, they are continuously studying several kinds of facts and are carrying on with their research. At the moment, there are 3 competing theories on the origin of life on Earth i.e. The Panspermia Theory, The Heterotrophic Theory and the Autotrophic Theory.
The Panspermia Theory
The Panspermia Theory was proposed by Svante Arrhenius, a Swedish chemist, in the early 20th century. He suggested that life on Earth did not begin on this planet but came from space. Panspermia is a Greek word whereby spermia means seeds and pan means everywhere. This theory supports the idea that simple life forms are capable of travelling in space can expand in any atmosphere or setting. Another feature of the theory denotes the idea that the growth and expansion of living organisms…… [Read More]
Peepli Live and Earth
Indian partition and Indian democracy today: Two films' perspective
In the film Earth, directed by Deepa Mehtra, the politics of the Indian partition are transposed onto a narrative of romance. The film is located in an area of the land which eventually fell on the Muslim side of the divide between India and Pakistan. The film shows the world through the eyes of a little Muslim girl named Lenny Sethna. Lenny's Hindu nanny Shanta falls in love with a Muslim named Hasan. This is tantamount to a forbidden affection on par with the tale of Romeo and Juliet, given the politics of the time. On one hand, the film suggests, independence was necessary for India. However, in shaking off the colonial yoke, with the formation of two new nations in the form of India and Pakistan, many formerly friendly families were split apart.
Hindus who had…… [Read More]
Origin of Old-Earth Geology and its Ramifications for Life in the 21st Century," Mortenson (2003) offers an apology for and defense of the Christian creation story. The author's primary defense of the iblical creation story is that there are "social, moral, and spiritual implications" of believing in science. The strengths of the article include the fact that it is mildly entertaining, appeals to a specific audience, and provides some insight into the history of science and ideas in the nineteenth century. The weaknesses of the article include erroneous claims and false assumptions. Therefore, the weaknesses of the article outweigh its strengths.
rief Overview and Main Points
"The Origin of Old-Earth Geology and its Ramifications for Life in the 21st Century" is a brief article that primarily outlines the evolution of scientific thought regarding the origin of the Earth. Mortenson (2003) refers to Enlightenment-era scientists and their theories of how the…… [Read More]
Picnic to the Earth
Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Shuntaro Tanikawa illustrate the transforming power of love as it is experienced through everyday occurrences. Faiz and Shuntaro express on how being in love has changed them by focusing on very personal, yet common experiences. By relating their transformation through such experiences, they are establishing the truly powerful effects of love. Through vivid imagery, each poet demonstrates how love adds life and excitement experiences to their life.
In "Before You Came," we realize how the poet has been transformed by his lover's presence. Before his lover arrived, we know that things were simply as they were in the poet's life. In other words, things were rather plain and ordinary. The poet states that the "road was just a road, wine merely wine" (Faiz 4). After poet meets his lover, he states that "everything is like my heart" (5), meaning that everything is…… [Read More]
Bobby states that if a miracle happens within 24 hours, he would adopt Martha's god-fearing ways. However, should there be no miracle, Martha must give up religion. Within a few minutes of agreeing, the face of Jesus appears on the side of one of the refrigerators on Martha's front lawn. This event understandably alters their lives.
Bobby goes crazy marketing the Jesus apparition, losing no time to exploit the gullible. However, Martha's initial delight at the "miracle" soon gives way to dismay at the loss of her privacy, over the intrusive mobs and cameras at her doorstep.
The scam is finally revealed, however, when Martha's friend Jessie reveals that the image is actually caused by shadows cast by trees. Initially, Bobby once again reacts with anger at his loss, but Martha is once again there for him. She also learns to relax her stringent views on religion. The play ends…… [Read More]
Ancient Earth - Women's History
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An Analysis of "Life" Magazine dated November 17, 1958
Lexicoczar (All Hail!)
As you know, the recent discovery of a cache of "magazines" has provided our department with an opportunity to better understand the colorful but largely heretofore-baffling mid-20th century. The graphics and pictures contained in one of the "magazines" entitled "Life" appear to be particularly illustrative of the customs and values that were predominant during this period in Western history. Some sample illustrations, together with this analyst's interpretation of the contents of an issue of a "Life" "magazine" dated November 17, 1958 and their likely functions and purposes as they apply to female gender issues, are provided below.
General Description and Contents of "Magazine."
This copy of "Life" "magazine" is comparable to the other specimens discovered in "gar-[b?]ages" in recent years; this copy, though, is especially well preserved, due in…… [Read More]
Religious Life on Planet Earth
hat does religion look like? To my alien culture, religion will take different forms. It will be seen through kindness, through humility, through love and altruism. In this paper, religion is not a dogma, it is not something that necessarily takes place in a building. Religion to my culture is a spirit, an act that inspires hope, a conflict that has been resolved. It is people helping each other in time of need.
Three examples of behaviors that meet the criteria are: a) affection shown between two people such as holding hands, hugging, looking deeply into each other's eyes, or kissing; b) a smile on the face of a person being served food by another; c) a person picking fresh vegetables from a garden and sharing it with others.
My Report on Religion in North America
On arriving in Hillsboro, a small town near Portland,…… [Read More]
Sociological Analysis: Salt of the Earth
Salt of the Earth
The 1954 film Salt of the Earth explores a wide variety of social issues that would come to the forefront of social conscience in the coming decades. The film examines the economic and social inequalities perpetrated by the economic system in the United States, racial prejudice, and gender equity. The script is based on a real-life labor strike and uses the actual miners involved in the labor dispute as actors. The movie was made outside the studio system by blacklisted writer Michael Wilson, director Paul Jarrico, and director Herbert Biberman.
Economic and Social Inequalities
The movie exposes the shabby working and living conditions of the Mexican-American community. It provides some historical background on how Hispanic rights were violated by white industrialists. The land was once owned by members of the local Mexican-American community, however the Zinc Company moved in, took…… [Read More]
In attempting to become unaware of these attachments is where the "transformation of consciousness" Tolle references begins.
Tolle notes that this attachment goes as far as our own bodies, and in order to find our true selves, we must assert that we are more than our bodies. He notes, "no matter what your body's appearance is on the outer level, beyond the outer form is an intensely alive energy field" (Tolle 35). The realization of this is immeasurably difficult for individuals to wrap their heads around, which leads to the aligning of oneself with the concept of ego and individuality that so many people recognize as their true existence.
Tolle ends the chapter in a manner that is used to describe the means in which some people come to terms with the true existence he speaks of, free of attachment to objects and our false selves. He does this in…… [Read More]
None of the stories directly intersect -- it would be clumsy to create connections between such disparate locations and people. Given the variance in tone, were it not for the use of the cabs as the settings in all of the various cities, the viewer might be left scratching his or her head to make a connection between all five locations.
Yet all of the tales are about communication and miscommunication [MAIN THEME]. The very nature of a taxi ride requires two disparate strangers to be thrown together who might not otherwise connect under normal circumstances because of their classes, races, social roles, and personalities. The nature of a taxi ride transcends class barriers and worldviews. For example, the young Los Angeles taxi driver cannot understand the appeal of films, while the casting director lives, breathes, and sleeps film. The New Yorker is incapable of believing that anyone can know…… [Read More]
This is another large sculptural representation of a religious figure, but it is not nearly as accessible. Though still visited by intrepid tourists, this statue is perched precariously on the top of a mountain, arms impossibly outstretched and utterly dominating the view in that direction. The Catholic religion that mny Brazilians are members of and that was the cause of the statue being erected takes a much different view of religion than the Buddhists, and this is reflect in their statue. O Cristo Redentor is meant to be awe inspiring, dominating, and perhaps even a little intimidating. The Buddha, on the other hand, smiles in welcome to his visitors, and it is easy to walk right up to (or at least underneath) the statue. Here, it requires an arduous and even dangerous climb; a willingness to suffer and sacrifice if one wants to be close to the symbol of their…… [Read More]
2. SWOT Analysis
2.1. Strengths and Weaknesses
The most important strong point of Earth's Best is its wide range of products. The company's extremely diversified products satisfy all types of customers. Earth's Best has lines of products for each age group: the Infant Line, based on iron-fortified cereals and single ingredient foods. The product line for children aged 18 months and older is consisted of Arrowroot Squares, Cereal Bars, Crunchin' Blocks, and Organic Juices. There is also a line for older children, consisting of Organic 2% Milk, Apple Sauces, and Whole Grain Bars. In addition to this, Earth's Best has launched a body care products line.
Another strength refers to the quality of Earth's Best's products. The company's products benefit from a lot of credit from its customers, which become loyal clients. The company's web site presents a series of testimonies from customers that appreciate the quality of the company's…… [Read More]
Star-Gazing: The Story of the Earth in a Moment, as Reflected in the Five Senses
The sight or image of the earth is reflected in miniature. It is an orb like the fire of the pinpoints of light before the arm like reaching of the trees spreading out against the graying sky of dusk. These only seemingly small stars gaze cold, gold and twinkling in comparison to the true, great, and life-giving texture of the grass.
The grass is soft and slightly warm, smelling of mulch and living things, breathing like the living things that make up the earth's ever-growing green web and texture of flora and fauna. These textures are soft to the pressing human hand but are also scratchy if one reaches too far and fingers thorns, as one is apt to, if one strokes too hard. A scar born of a moment's carelessness, a birth of blood,…… [Read More]
However, their theories, like the catastrophic predictions, lack real, hard, personal evidence. They may be right - but what if they are wrong and civilization does nothing to combat global warming and the other issues facing the Earth?
In conclusion, it seems that many of the people who are so convinced the Earth will survive on its own are ignoring many of the facts. The Earth's survival has depended on regeneration and re-growth in the past, and many species have been eliminated in global events of the past (think of the dinosaurs). During these historic events, man was a blip on the global landscape, or did not exist at all. Today, billions of humans populate the planet and pollute it in a wide variety of ways. The Earth has been able to survive natural events in the past because it was naturally able to regenerate. Today, man has altered the…… [Read More]
The earth formed approximately 4.5 billion years ago. Our planet's geothermal heat originates from the energetic remnants of that coalescence. Over time, the interior of the earth "became differentiated into several distinct compositional zones: a large, iron rich core; a thick surrounding mantle; and at the surface, a thin, low density crust." (Montgomery 10). This fact contributed to a number of important attributes of the earth, including the formation of the atmosphere -- which came into existence thanks to gases escaping from the hot interior.
Despite the fact that the earth has been gradually cooling for the past 4 billion years, "The earth still retains enough internal heat to drive large-scale mountain-building processes, to produce volcanic eruptions, to make continents mobile, and indirectly to trigger earthquakes." (Montgomery 10).
A cross-section of the earth would reveal that it is surrounded by a thin outer crust that is about 10…… [Read More]