S. especially against Soviet Union and demonstrating the strength of the presidency institution and the American people in general to succeed in everything they do.
. Evidence of the Conspiracy
In order to demonstrate the conspiracy, its advocates must submit evidence in this sense. Photographs and videos, as well as sample related aspects seem to induce the idea of clear conspiracy performed for the above mentioned reason.
First of all, the photographs were taken with an enhanced frequency - more than 50 pictures a second, while in the actual condition the normal figure would have been around 2 pictures per second. Another issue that could invalidate the NASA theory on 1969 moon landing is that, like the human body, the film camera would have not survived to the existent radiations, and consequently would have melted. Additionally, the quality of the photographs is extremely high for the natural condition of the…… [Read More]
Describe in step-by-step detail how the Earth's moon forms per the Nebula Hypothesis.
The nebular hypothesis is the most widely accepted theory of cosmic creation that is applied by modern day scientists. This theory suggests that when an immense cloud of cosmic gas and dust begins to collapse due to gravity a nebula begins to form. Gas pressure begins to work and a spinning motion begins to due this great force. This grouping of gas and dust as it flattens out can be now considered a nebula. The many spinning forces that act on this body cause the nebula to flatten out and collapse. As the nebula collapses instabilities case the spinning cloud to contract in a gravitational matter. These regions of collapse then form planetary bodies such as Earth and its moon.
Describe in step-by-step detail how the Earth's moon forms per the Impact Hypothesis.
The impact…… [Read More]
Apollo Moon Landing
It is interesting that when a researcher types in "Apollo Moon Landing" on Google, the second link that comes up is "Moon landing conspiracy theories"; and entering the site the shocking revelation is that up to 20% of Americans surveyed believed that the moon landings were faked. The Fox News TV network even ran a documentary with a conspiracy theory as its editorial backbone ("Did e Land on The Moon?"). Of course such a huge undertaking would be very difficult to fake, and in this case there was no fakery. Notwithstanding assertions to the contrary by Fox News and others, American astronauts did in fact land on the moon on six occasions; this paper delves into the first landing by Apollo 11.
John F. Kennedy's Vision for a Moon Landing -- How it got Started
Only a few months after entering the hite House (on April 20,…… [Read More]
M. Calculated number of visible stars 20
Location of observation (2): Washington Grove, MD Date November 1, 2012 time 10 p.m. Calculated number of visible stars 18
Location of observation (3): Montgomery Village, MD Date November 2, 2012 time 10:12 P.M. Calculated number of visible stars 24
In which of your three locations were you able to see the most stars? Montgomery Village Explain (in some detail) why you were able to see the most stars there
I believe that the amount of light pollution impacted the number of stars that I could see in the sky more than any other factor, although I think that weather conditions could also impact the stars that I could see. There are about 5 very bright stars that I believe would be visible almost anywhere, but some of the stars were more difficult to discern and I had to look carefully to determine…… [Read More]
imaginative landscape 1.One night moon - Director: Rachel perkins 2.peripheral light, selected poems - John Kinsella Prompt ' place real space .' task complete an extended written response expository style.
One Night the Moon - 'the place within us is just as real as the space around us.'
Individuals in the contemporary society are obsessed with the idea of materialism and this sometimes makes it difficult for them to acknowledge the presence of concepts like spiritualism. People practically come to guide themselves in accordance with generally accepted legislations and lose they personal identity as they do so. Jim Ryan, one of the protagonists in Rachel Perkins' 2001 film One Night the Moon is inclined to put across great prejudice when he comes across the opportunity of using an Aboriginal tracker, Albert Yang. The man is blinded by his preconceived thoughts and is unable to realize that it would be more…… [Read More]
The moon is the natural satellite of the earth. The moon's rotational period around the earth is the same with its revolution period causing one side of the moon to always turn towards the earth while the other side turns away from the sun. Thus, this paper will explain the reasons why the same side of the moon is always seen as well as why the moon fails to rise at the same time each night.
easons why the same side of the moon is always seen
What makes us see the same side of the moon is the tidal locking that causes a synchronous rotational. The rotation of the moon takes place very slow making at most one turn on its axis at the same time it revolving around the earth. Most people have been making references concerning the dark side of the moon. It is true…… [Read More]
The first successful lunar attempt by the Soviets was Luna 1 which made a lunar flyby in 1959, followed by Luna 2 and 3; Luna 4 in 1962 failed and in 1965, the Soviets created the Zond program with Zond 3 reaching the dark side of the moon for the first time. This was followed by Luna 9 which soft-landed on the moon and then Luna 10 which orbited the moon numerous times. Zond 6 then followed with Luna 15 crashing on the moon. In 1970, Luna 16 landed and recovered soil samples, while Luna 17 landed and deployed Lunokhod 1, the first-ever lunar rover. In 1973, Luna 21 was deployed, then Luna 24 which returned soil samples back to Earth. The most successful was Luna 24 in 1976 which landed in the Sea of Crisis (Mare Crisium) and drilled into the lunar surface, recovering samples which were then sent…… [Read More]
anaylsis of Jean Toome, "Blood Buning Moon"
A numbe of citical elements collide in Jean Toome's shot stoy "Blood-Moon Buning." The stoy was set in the antebellum peiod in the South of the United States. As such, thee ae a numbe of diffeent dichotomies that the autho employs to ceate his cental theme -- the blatant acism which enveloped Aficans and Afican-Ameicans people in this county, taces of which still exist today. Thee is that between Afican-Ameicans and Caucasians, specifically as this conflict petains to the love of an Afican-Ameican woman. Thee is the contast between the Southen and the Nothen section of the county, which manifests itself in a conflict between tadition and contempoay ways. Then thee is the cental conflict of the stoy, the ivaly between Tom Buwell and Bob Stone. Toome utilizes cetain liteay devices to potay the cental theme of the stoy -- violent conflict --…… [Read More]
Italo Calvino's short story "The Distance to the Moon" has as its central theme the idea of attraction: both the scientific idea of gravitational attraction, and the far less scientific idea of sexual attraction that comprises the central love-plot of the story, among the narrator Qfwfq, his deaf cousin, the ship's captain Vhd, and his wife Mrs. Vhd. However the two central threads -- that of fanciful science fiction and that of a doomed love-story -- are tied together by the story's style of narration. In some sense, Calvino is writing a parody of an anthropological account: we are told at the opening that "old Qfwfq" narrates this tale about a time "the rest of you can't remember, but I can" (Calvino 1). As a result the scientific fact -- that in the earth's geologic past, the moon was closer to the planet -- is collapsed with the fake mythology…… [Read More]
Interview with Ban Ki-Moon
Interview with a Leader:
Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations
The United Nations is perhaps the most widely known governmental organizations, and is one that is both hated and loved, at the same time, by various people. Critics, for example, state that the UN is ineffective, and inefficient, and therefore cannot truly help a nation in distress or in need, when it truly necessitates the help. Case and point: Rwanda, 1994, when hundreds of thousands perished at the hands of individuals whose power was not curbed by an international body that was supposed to act, and act quickly.
However, supporters of the organization state that, in fact, the UN is quite effective, especially in peace-building, and also argue that the body strives constantly to achieve transparency, accountability, and better technological innovations. As such, these latter individuals support an organization that must truly take into account each…… [Read More]
Again, this might seem like simple good sense; making decisions based on the factual merits of the situation rather than on face-saving or boss-pleasing seems like the only rational way of doing business. Not paying attention to political whims, however, can have serious repercussions for individuals and organizations alike, and truly depoliticizing decisions requires a great deal of introspection, honesty, and self-awareness in the top management officials and decision makers in a company (Hamel 2009).
Achieving this depoliticization is certain to be even more difficult than establishing a democracy of information, as it is difficult to convince people to relinquish power willingly once they have it. The problem is that politicized decision making is only a hair's breadth away -- one might even say is simply a euphemism for -- corrupt decision making. Few debates or issues are more heavily politicized than long-term (and even short-term) government planning, and though…… [Read More]
Teenagers are not stupid, and it is surprising that so many of them are hooked on the idea of ella and Edward and their 'perfect' romance that is far from achieving anything even close to perfection. For people who really love the Twilight series, there will be no stopping this book and the movie that was made from it. Stephenie Meyer will likely go on to write more books in a similar vein -- although she has so much money from the Twilight series that she certainly does not need to write anything else. Anyone who appreciates the Twilight books likely hopes she writes more and more books for a lot of years to come. Those who loathe the poor writing and even poorer message that these books offer to teenage girls and young women likely hope Meyer just quietly retires.
Jennings, Laura. (2007). Vapid vampires finally get shunted…… [Read More]
"Until someone follows in their still-preserved footsteps," he writes, "we are left to make the journey in our imaginations. It is a journey we [emphasis mine] can make."
Beyond all the archival detail, this is the story Chaikin knows he really needs to tell: the imaginary journey, the courage that the Kennedy generation had to undertake a great deed, transcend its own technological limitations, and explore a previously impossible frontier. The facts are what got the astronauts to the moon alive; every smallest aspect of every mission was checked and rechecked with greater care than Chaikin checks his own interview transcripts. They need to be preserved so future generations can see how it was done. But he keeps coming back to the "wonder" that the facts made possible -- the thesis that all the evidence and sources of eight years of work, endless interviews, appendices, notes support.
This is the…… [Read More]
"... Shamanism suffered severe insults. These have continued until today, repeatedly masking and hiding a real identity." (Chang-Soo, K.)
The Chusuk festival represents many aspects of Korean culture. It serves a social and a community function and is part of the heritage and traditions of the culture. In order to understand the significance and importance of the festival one has to understand the background of Shamanism. The essential purpose of the festival still remains embedded in the ancient culture of Shamanism and its central function is to ensure, though respect and worship, the success of the next harvest. "Koreans believe that if you take care of your ancestors, your ancestors will take care of you. In traditional agricultural society, the harvest was the most important event of the year, and it was vital to make sure it was a success." (Liminality. 2004)
Chang-Soo, K. Korean Traditions:Major holiday draws…… [Read More]
Upon arriving in London and informing Mrs. Strickland that her husband does not plan to return, the narrator notes: "now that I had seen Strickland in Paris it was difficult to imagine him in those surroundings. I thought it could hardly have failed to strike them that there was something incongruous in him." This shows the lengths which people are willing to go to fool themselves; Strickland lived for many years as a stockbroker, unwilling to see the "incongruities" of his personality to such a life until very recently. The two women in this scene, Mrs. Strickland and her sister, also fool themselves -- Mrs. Strickland imagines that no one could have been as supportive as her, whereas her sister refuses to believe that Strickland even wants to paint in the first place. Both women would rather construct a reality that fits their expectations than to absorb new information honestly…… [Read More]
Ultimately, they met their end to the advancing Americans. Quanah himself, the epitome of Comanche experiences, fell into a state of madness in 1889 before the age of fifty. In this, Gwynne is showing the end of an era with the end of Quanah's prominence.
In his portrayal of Quanah, Gwynne's detailed and impressive use of language is also a main staple of the work. The language the author chooses shows a clear exaltation of the tribe. He uses vivid descriptions and impressive language to give a sense of power to the narrative itself, almost in honor of the lost people Gwynne is portraying. This language sets up the underlying allegory in the work, as Gwynne calls the first chapter "a lethal paradise" (Gwynne 12). Gwynne is clever in his carefully constructed portrayal of the Comanche and their leader.
Although the book does glorify a lost people, it is honest…… [Read More]
Blue Moon case study the authors attract the reader's attention in three ways: empathy, information, and a set of facts that would relate to most any business. The empathy came from Kathy and Jim's experiences and challenges, the information from revenues, and the set of facts and utilization process something many organizations deal with regularly.
The case is presented in an organized and outlined fashion in that the reader is hooked with the opening, then given the background, a set of challenges, pertinent financial information, issues from the stakeholder's perspective, and then financials. The subtitles (e.g. "Once in a Blue Moon") were both humorous and relevant to the issue. The case writer provided enough details to guide several decision-making processes, but was not adamant (as in a text) about the way x or y should be done. The case study format allowed the reader to glean information, to amass the…… [Read More]
Golden Cangue" Eileen Chang
Across the novel, the main symbolism for the moon is that of the fate of the woman. However, in order to express this best, it also takes additional secondary meanings, including the subjective approach of women, the shift in their personality, including through the differences from different periods of time, associated to different periods of development.
This shift is clearly suggested in the beginning of the novel, with the description of the moon in the present, as compared to the moon thirty years ago. The writer goes to great length to provide objective descriptions of the moon, with different metaphors and comparisons. The moon is "the size of a copper coin" and "like a teardrop." However, thirty years ago, it was "gay, larger, rounder and whiter."
Looking closer at this introductory paragraph, the understanding is that the moon mirrors Ch'i-ch'iao's feelings in life. The reader understands…… [Read More]
Yellow oman Story: Linda Hogan's
"Aunt Moon's Young Man"
Native American literature recounts legends which have meaning for the people for thousands of years. Like stories told around the campfires of any early culture, the telling of tales kept the culture relevant through their maintenance of the group's shared history. Among those tales are the "Yellow oman" stories of "the Keres of Laguna and the Acoma Pueblos in New Mexico" (Allen 226). These stories were about unconventional women who often did not accept traditional roles. Sometimes "she lives with her grandmother at the edge of the village, for example, or she is in some way atypical, maybe a woman who refuses to marry, one who is known for some particular special talent, or one who is very quick-witted and resourceful" (Allen 226). The tales continue in the writings of modern authors such as Linda Hogan whose short story "Aunt Moon's…… [Read More]
In Lady Gregory's The Rising of the Moon, the character of the Sergeant begins the action as an already transformed man. He was once loyal to his home country, Ireland. As he grew older, however, the lure of money and good living brought him to his profession of Sergeant and his loyalty to England. It is with the Sergeant in this position that the play begins. The central conflict then occurs within the Sergeant, who is ultimately transformed to let his former ideals overrule his loyalty to English law.
The ragged man, who is the protagonist of the play, makes his appearance as the Sergeant waits alone to make the arrest. According to Saddlemyer (94) the freedom fighter and criminal represents the Sergeant's "antithetical self." In other words, the ragged man reminds the Sergeant of the importance of all the ideals that he has betrayed. Apparently these ideals are…… [Read More]
While America prides herself on her multiculturalism and acceptance of those from all lifestyles and cultures that is not always the case, as the readings and personal experiences clearly indicate.
America has been multicultural or multiethnic for centuries, white Americans still are the majority in most areas, and their ideals, beliefs, and even prejudices dominate all of society. To fit in, immigrants must assimilate to the predominate way of thinking, acting, and feeling, even if it is against their own cultural values and beliefs. Thus, they may actually have to engage in cultural pluralism, or acting one way with their own ethnic members while acting another way in white society. There are numerous examples of this every day in society, such as the encounter the author of "A Different Mirror" had with the cabdriver. onald Takaki's family had probably been in the country longer than the cabdriver's had; yet the…… [Read More]
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. Specifically, it will include a brief comparison between a good children's book and a bad one. In the text, author Natalie Babbitt states "Good stories are always a pleasure to read, and we like pleasure, regardless of our ages" (Norton et al. 80). Good children's books are more than stories that are easy to read, have an important message or theme, or keep the child entertained. A good children's story is a pleasure to read, and Brown's classis "Goodnight Moon" is indeed a pleasure to read, which makes it an excellent children's book.
"Goodnight Moon" was originally written in 1947, but the message it gives children is still vital and entertaining today. The book is quite easy to read, which makes it a good bedtime story, and the illustrations by Clement Hurd are enchanting, which add to the pleasure of reading this book. Good…… [Read More]
Over the Moon Toys: A Business Proposal
The following pages contain a financial overview and qualitative description of a proposed retail venture. A need for an independent toy store located within the confines of the municipality has been identified, with a growing number of consumers seeking alternatives to the "big-box" retailers and lower-quality merchandise. The project description provides greater detail regarding the focus of Over the Moon Toys, the proposed business, including the impetus for the creation of this business, market and sales expectations based on a qualitative analysis of the local consumer base, and a discussion of the physical location within the community that might best serve this community and the proposed business. Following this project description, a work schedule breakdown and related financial details and estimates of the project are provided. A series of relatively simple yet highly interconnected and dependent tasks will lead to the…… [Read More]
In fact, Piaget also identified empathy as part of the development process. Empathy "is more than the recognition of someone else's feelings, but rather a deeper understanding. Thus, empathetic reactions allow people to recognize that something is different from what is already familiar or acceptable to them, yet not be prejudiced by its unfamiliarity." (Piaget)
James anks incorporates all of these theories and many more into his belief that it is important in education to teach children how to think, rather than teaching them what to think.
y teaching children to understand all things and to be active in creating their own interpretations of past and current events. y helping students become critical thinkers, they will have the foundation to build a better society. James anks' concept of the Canon Debate identifies a major problem with schools. Western traditionalists believe that the history, culture, and literature of the Western civilization…… [Read More]
It was not unusual for Shed to have this mix between his feminine and masculine sides. That is not negative or wrong. For example, in the article "How we find ourselves," Wilson (1996, p.303) relates that today this concept of shaman or two-spirit sided individual has been continued in the indigenous culture. "Many lesbian, gay, and bisexual Indigenous Americans use the term "two-spirit" to describe themselves...This term is drawn from a traditional worldview that affirms the inseparability of the experience of their sexuality from the experience of their culture and community." The interrelationship of sexual identity and ethnicity lends itself to the complexity of the process of developing one's identity. This growing acceptance of the use of the word two-spirit as a self-descriptor among lesbian, gay, and bisexual indigenous Americans stipulates a sexuality deeply rooted in one's own culture. Two-spirit identity supports the interconnection of all factors of identity, such…… [Read More]
They could do it time and time again with success. The first electric car was used on the moon during the Apollo 14 (Endeavor and Falcon) mission (Kennedy Space Center).
Meanwhile in Russia
hile the space program in the United States was busy becoming a popular culture icon, the Russian space program took on a different personality. They still launched missions for "national prestige" (ade). However, the majority of Soviet missions were for military purposes. The Soviet economy played a major role in space efforts. The soviet economy was planned in five-year increments, with long-range military plans being made for the next ten years (ade). This significantly affected the pace of space program development. The Russian space plan was slow to react to American successes.
First generation Soviet launchers had poor reliability. The ten-year plan for the second generation was not approved until 1976 (ade). Third generation plans were approved…… [Read More]
" (oach, John, 2004) This is related to cognitive biases which are supported and maintained by communities and cultures. "Once many people believe something and enjoy a significant amount of communal reinforcement, they get very selective about the type of data they pay attention to in the future." (Carroll .T.
Therefore, if there is a general belief in a culture that a full moon will lead to increased crime rates then the bias or tendency will be to pay more attention to criminal activity during full moon and not be as attentive to crime at other times.
On the other hand, as has already been briefly suggested, there is some evidence that the moon does have a physical effect on nature. There are various arguments which attempt to relate these influences to humanity and human behavior. One of the strongest of these arguments is the repetition of these beliefs…… [Read More]
" Instead of those key lines, a wailing voice suggests that prayers for love remain unfulfilled. The stress is on lines like "without a dream in my heart, without a love of my own," as the wailing replaces the rest of the chorus. Elvis's "Blue Moon" is truly blue: filled with sadness and unfulfilled longing.
To enhance the reinvented theme of "Blue Moon," the instrumentation is stark. Throughout the recording, only a bass and a drum accompany the sultry vocals. The effect is clearly and intentionally that of a cowboy song. The rhythm of both the bass and the drums convey a horse gently trotting, carrying its lone rider through the Wild West. Evoking cowboy movies and mystique is one way the arrangement sends a far different message than the one that ogers and Hart had intended. In Elvis's version, the male vocalist is totally, utterly alone. He is a…… [Read More]
In other words, hitman is seeking to illustrate why the personal identity of the woman or himself is unimportant regarding the events of the poem. hile it may have seemed important in the beginning of the events that the woman was the woman and hitman was hitman, by the end of this progression, these distinctions are meaningless. This is one of the fundamental obstacles to defining personal identity: sameness with one's self at any given instant fails to necessarily imply sameness at another point and time. It may be possible to argue that man's body carries something singular with itself through time, but this may have no relation to mental identity. This is the reason why the problem of identity finds itself at the crossroads of epistemology and metaphysics, or of thought and physicality. hitman position is that this individuality is indeed transient, and it lacks any real meaning from…… [Read More]
There are few Carl Sagans in the world today. Sagan was a dynamic scientist whose discussions about the universe were conveyed an excitement about the unknown and the opportunities for exploration that was contagious. There is a weighty apathy that permeates the American collective that needs to be reinvigorated with the excitement, hope, pride and enthusiasm of yesterday. It is perhaps time to move beyond the shuttle and space station programs, and time for more in depth exploration and colonization of the moon with an eye towards that as a jumping off point for a manned mission to Mars. It is time for NASA to be innovative, and to think of tomorrow by encouraging and attracting the youth of today - perhaps with video games that incorporate the science of space exploration and development. One never knows what untapped young genius might become the next great space explorer.
Today,…… [Read More]
This was done so that the flag would stand out from the flagpole... The bar was also not quite the full width of the flag, so that it was slightly furled to give a 'wave look' to it." (Red Zero, 2003) Other complaints, such as mismatched shadows in the moon-landing photographs also seem to have simpler explanations. While having a photo being faked does seem to simply explain multi-angled shadows, allowing that the rough ground alters the lay of shadows is even simpler. So it would be possible to generally apply Occam's Razor and say that evidence points to the moon landings being real, even though faking the landing would be easier than actually doing it.
Cosnette, D. (2003) the faked Apollo landings. Retrieved September 30, 2004 at http://www.ufos-aliens.co.uk/cosmicapollo.html.
Easton, K. (2002) Occam's Razor. Paranormality.com: the a to Z. Of paranormal, supernatural and unusual phenomena. Retrieved September 30, 2004…… [Read More]
" (Moon) good example of breakaway product success can be seen by the popular online auction site called eBay. The site has the unique distinction of selling both new and used products but also has the distinction of being the biggest yard sale in the world. This site literally left the category of simple auction house and become a combination of many of the features of auctions, whole sale distribution centers, yard sales, and more. But it is also a type of meeting place for millions of people who are only interested in window shopping or browsing. In other words, like the internet in general, eBay has redefined itself, its competition, its vendors and suppliers and its consumers. "Like reverse positioning, this strategy allows the product to shift backward on the life cycle curve, moving from the doldrums of maturity into a thriving growth position. Just as important, it can…… [Read More]
The Mars exploration program announced by President Bush in 2004 relies on first establishing a prolonged human presence on the Moon, in conjunction with completion of the International Space Station by 2015. The President envisions returning to the Moon by 2020 at the latest, for the purpose of being able to launch robotic missions to Mars (Whitehouse, 2004). According to the American Physical Society and many independent scientists, the President's goal overvalues the symbolic significance of landing on Mars at the expense of research that is more immediately beneficial to human society, and a more prudent financial expenditure (APS, 2004). This is a view with which I am inclined to agree.
Abbate, M. (1992) Blueprint for Space: Science Fiction to Science Fact.
Smithsonian Institution Press: London
American Physical Society. (2004) Panel on Public Affairs, Nov./04
The Moon-Mars Program.
Engelbert, P., Dupuis, D. (1998) the Handy Space Answer Book.…… [Read More]
"Once every 248 Earth years, Pluto swings inside the orbit of Neptune. It stays there for twenty years. During those twenty years, Pluto is closer to the Sun than Neptune. During this period of time, like the other eight planets, Pluto's atmosphere undergoes a fundamental change in character, briefly developing an atmosphere. As methane and nitrogen frozen at the poles thaw. As it moves toward its farthest point from the Sun, Pluto's atmosphere freezes and falls back to the ground" (Dejoie & Truelove 2008).
These eccentricities further suggested that Pluto was really much more "like a new group of objects found in the outer solar system," called dwarf planets and not worthy of the status of the other eight (Inman, 2008, p.2). Still, many astronomers argued in favor of a more inclusive definition that would still retain Pluto's status as a planet. In fact, one radical proposal: "would have made…… [Read More]
This can be accomplished through having them send in different reviews about their experiences at the hotel. The staff will report any kind of issues and will immediately address them. Corporations are playing a role, by helping to provide the maintenance team with valuable supplies that are necessary in delivering these services. At the same time, they can address any kind of labor shortages inside the facility through the outsourcing.
To account for the different costs we will focus on strategies that can reduce the expenses of inside the hotel. This will be accomplished through engaging in various energy saving measures such as: fluorescent light bulbs. They use two thirds less energy and will last up to six to ten months longer. If these kinds of programs can be implemented, they will help to dramatically reduce the costs associated with energy. This is one of the largest expenses…… [Read More]
This piece works precisely because it is so delicately and consciously constructed. Despite the seeming randomness of many of the musical (and verbal) phrases, there is actually a careful emotional and intellectual build in An Introduction to the Moon, and a surprisingly linear structure becomes evident after listening to the piece several times. The textures that at first seemed so different are actually linked through purposeful transitions that are sometimes somewhat jarring but generally rather smooth and always definitely observable. The consistent rhythm, or rather the consistent lack of rhythm, allows the piece to move forward freely through each of the different tonal and textural qualities without imposition, and without the piece feeling forced or contrived. The pacing and direction of the piece are evocative of spaceflight and weightlessness -- or at least how one who has never experienced them might imaging these things feeling. The intellectual impact of the…… [Read More]
The existence of people such as the Selenites, who burst whenever they are hit, is such an example, as is the fact that the capsule falls into the water to the bottom of the ocean and is rescued from there (although, in broad lines, this is indeed how things happen nowadays as well, although, at the beginning of the 19th century, this must have certainly belonged to the science fiction genre).
Finally, it is worth pointing out that the movie also involved nature laws that, at that point, belonged to the science fiction. The main such nature law was the law of gravity: at the moment of the movie, there was no perception that gravity could be in fact surpassed and that la launch in space was a possible endeavor for the human race.
Melies work was certainly fundamental for the future evolution of the science fiction genre in cinematography.…… [Read More]
(1) Discuss which of the interrelationships between the environmental spheres, in your experience, has had the biggest effect on human society, or vice versa. Give some examples.
The work of Manahan (2005) explains that there are four traditional environmental spheres including the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere and the biosphere. It is related however, that a fifth sphere should be included and that is the anthrosphere, which consists of "the things humans make and do." (Manahan, 2005) The atmosphere is reported as a very thin layer compared to the size of Earth, with most atmospheric gases lying within a few kilometers of sea level. The atmosphere serves a vital protective function in that it absorbs highly energetic ultraviolet radiation from the sun that would kill living organisms exposed to it.
A specifically important aspect of the atmosphere is that the atmosphere serves a vital protective function in that it absorbs highly…… [Read More]
The massive mollusks still do seem fantastical. Several of the irrational elements of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea seemed more outrageous in the 19th century they do now. However, the novel continues to encapsulate the fantasy and science fiction genres because of its willingness to expand the boundary of what is real. Interestingly, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea did not stretch those boundaries much further than hard science has.
On the other hand, novels such as the ones in the Twilight series are more squarely fantastical. Barring any major scientific discoveries, vampires and shape-shifters simply do not exist. Such elements of the absolutely impossible serve various literary functions. For instance, in New Moon Stephanie Meyer uses vampires and shape-shifters to develop the central character, a human being. As in Frankenstein, the impossible becomes the best means to explore human motivations, dreams, desires, and weaknesses.
Moreover, the fantasy elements are not…… [Read More]
The observing vehicle was the Cassini spacecraft that was sent to look at Saturn and its moons. Specifically, these findings relate to Saturn's moon Titan, the only known body (including planets and moons) known to have standing liquid on its surface. Instead of water, Titan's bodies of water are full of hydrocarbons rich with methane and ethane. The study focused on substances apparently floating on the surface of the bodies of liquid on Titan and the study tried to ascertain what those substances were and what caused them to appear or disappear at any given time. The study used a combination of observations from the Cassini craft and some theorization was thrown in based on the telemetry and other results from the Cassini craft. Prior theories had stated that the bodies did not have floating ice. The Cassini crew has an extended chance to view the phenomena given the rather…… [Read More]
Cultural Perceptions of Time in frica
Time is a foundational factor in every culture. The perception of time is different for most cultures and the determining factor to those differences is often based on the means of production. "Most cultures have some concept of time, although the way they deal with time may differ fundamentally." (Kokole 1994, 35) Tracing the perception of the concept of time in frica can be seen as tracing the European racial prejudices of the intellect of the indigenous populations in the colonized regions of frica. Much of the information regarding the development of time concepts in frican culture is colonial and based on the European interlopers recorded ideas.
Some of those recorded ideas are those of missionaries and others are those of capitalist adventurers, with the intermittent mark of a very few true historians.
In Mali, as in many other parts of frica, there are…… [Read More]
On the Road with Sharon Creech's Walk Two Moons
The romance of the open road. The dusty highway. The screech of brakes and the roar of the gas pedal. All of these images come straight from Jack Kerouac's seminal novel On the Road, a tale of the American 1950's Beatnik experience, a tale of America viewed through travel and the window of a car. According to Kerouac, one is most American and yet most away from the pressures of one's family and American society when one is traveling. Yet Sharon Creech's book Walk Two Moons could also, in its own fashion, also be classified as a novel of the American road, very much along the lines of the Beatnik Kerouac.
Given that Jack Kerouac was telling a tale of deviancy and dropouts, rather than of familial connection and harmony, this thesis may sound strange to the ears, at…… [Read More]
Blues music however did not cross racial lines, with the majority of famous blues musicians still residing in New Orleans and various other well-known black music entertainment venues of the South.
Gospel music has been an African-American church tradition with influences from traditional African music and especially prevalent during the slavery era. Later (most likely because of those particular ignominious associations and all they implied, especially in the South) gospel music was strongly discouraged within mainstream society and actively suppressed.
Similarly, blues music represented a blending of black musical traditions with a centuries-long history originating from the earliest days of American slavery. Sammy Davis Jr. And Nat King Cole, were and remain today among the best-known of early black entertainers within the (then) up-and-coming rock 'n roll genre of the 1940's. Each had a heavy influence upon Elvis himself.
Obviously, though, the blending of Southern musical traditions was not started…… [Read More]
Even the perfect adolescence would be difficult -- it's hard to imagine young life today, in even the kindest of families, without struggles about identity, without fights about determining what one's future vocation might be, and simply arguing with one's parents. These are all typical pursuits of the typical adolescent, to say nothing of self-imposed and socially imposed academic pressures, and the pressures of preparing one's resume for college.
And my adolescence was far from perfect or typical.
Still, success in school has always been of great importance to me. I have always desired to become an art major, and eventually pursue a career in architecture. I have always wished to become a successful professional, and to learn more about the study of beauty and self-expression through the medium of art. I have always been aware that the only way for me to enlarge my personal interests in…… [Read More]
Throughout the course of human history, the idea of traveling into space has been something that has captured the imagination. This is because it is offering everyone with an avenue for seeing new worlds and learning about the universe. The result is that a number of missions are being planned for going back to the moon and eventually Mars.
To reach these objectives, a series of space vehicles are under development. This is to address the desire to explore the unknown and ensure that astronauts can return safely to Earth. At the same time, many craft are utilizing robotic technology. This improves the ability of scientists to understand what is happening and the impact it having on stakeholders.
In the case of space tourism, these changes will encourage more firms and governmental organizations to become involved. This is because the costs for conducting these missions can be reduced.…… [Read More]
The weaker segments in Africa, women and children, were and are the worst hit by HIV / AIDS, which then is spread to the families and communities. (Bage 2004)
Dealing with this is a great scientific, social, and moral challenge that every organization and country, especially developed countries must rise up to. It is time to mobilize resources and contribute to make changes in the policies so that we at the United Nations can do something worthwhile to combat Africa's problem with this disease. There were commercial interests earlier that would not allow the developed nations to provide subsidized medicine. For instance the United States, there was a stance that there could be no recognition of the problem and a denial of need. This was followed by a policy that placed the solving of the problem on the affected countries. Until George W. Bush, the United States and many developed…… [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]
All year-round, the smells of a coffin and coffin nails hover over her. Great-Grandmother does not brush her teeth. Great-Grandmother does not believe in airplanes. Great-Grandmother does not watch television
Great-Grandmother simply stands in front of the window of her Garret, or sits in the sun, a sun that does not penetrate her but simply casts a shadow behind her. She is very pale and does her hair in an archaic fashion, and has a face that the narrator describes as a set of wrinkles with archeological significance.
Each family treats the situation with different tactics but all show an inherent disdain for the very old, to the point of seeing and treating them as if they are inhuman, and with an irreverent lack of respect that is contrary to the culture from which they came. The only piece that offers a consoling look at the very old, throughout is…… [Read More]
Lament for Dark Peoples by Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes is widely known for his simple and open poems with messages that are not coated in so many artistic and figurative language and imagery. During the 1920s as many poets turned inward and wrote covertly, Langston chose to go outward and speak extrovertly about his subject. He is a poet who is preoccupied with the reclaiming of the pride of the dark skinned people and asserting their identities in the fast changing world and the apparent segregation that was manifest in the early 1920s. In most of his poem he identified the recognition of the origin of the dark skinned people, Africa, as being the distant past that should have remained and the dark skinned people would not have had trouble as they were in the foreign land.
This poem under study is not an exemption to the subject matter that…… [Read More]
Jewel Stairs' Grievance: Li PO / Ezra Pound
We can assume from the poet's heritage that the speaker is an Asian woman. However, there are further contextual cues that aid in the understanding of "The Jewel Stairs' Grievance." For one, the opening line refers to "jeweled steps," which indicates a place of some wealth or importance. There is sexual innuendo throughout the poem: the dew, the gauze stockings, and the "crystal curtain" symbolize female sexuality. The moon is also a female symbol, corresponding with her monthly cycle. The moon also corresponds to the fact that it is late, signifying that the speaker is likely to be a concubine.
Shakespeare's Sonnet 73
The speaker is likely to be an older or mature man. He states, "In me thou seest the twilight of such day." The first half of the sonnet is filled with imagery of autumn, symbolizing aging and even possibly…… [Read More]
Copernican revolution has a pivotal role in the establishment of the modern sciences. We are very much familiar with the fact that the human mind had always been fascinated greatly by the changes taking place around him almost constantly. Human observation and sense of argument and ability to be logical has made him the most intelligent and consequently most powerful species on the planet.
It is very comfortable to believe that Earth is located at the centre of the universe and other planets rotate around it because Earth itself does not seem or feel to be moving and there are only sun, moon and other planets appearing and disappearing at their exact timings. It is quite logical and unless and until something really revolutionary come forward to refute this believe, it looks quite reasonable to carry on believing the same idea (Kuhn, pp 187).
The most significant change…… [Read More]
The aging brochure states, "Older workers, however, are more dependable, have lower turnover rates, have fewer absences and accidents, show better judgment, and are as productive as younger workers" (Schmall and Pratt, 1996, p. 8). His most productive time in promoting his cause came in his 60s and 70s, and he is still doing it at nearly 81 years of age, illustrating that older workers and older people in general, still have plenty of capabilities to work hard for what they believe in.
This exercise helps the student become more aware of the great gift of growing old and learning from your experiences. Dr. Kevorkian did not begin his work with PAS until well into his career, another indication of older adults being able to change, and his dedication to his cause is inspiring and educational at the same time. At age 80, he still travels the country…… [Read More]
What style is the preferred style of the generals and bodygaurds of Beijing?
What are the three treasures?
Jing, Qi and Shen
What are the 5 excellences?
calligraphy, poetry, painting, traditional medicine, and martial arts
What are the 5 elements?
Wood, fire, earth, metal, water
What are the 3 gates?
Faith, wisdom, and compassion.
What are the 8 powers of wushu?
Heaven/Sky, Lake/Marsh, Fire, Lightning, Wind, Water, Mountain, Earth
What are the 12 animals of Xing Yi?
Dragon, tiger, monkey, horse, alligator, chicken, falcon, swallow, snake, t'ai (roc), eagle, bear
What does the name Bagua mean?
What styles are referred to as the wind, thunder, and clouds? In order
What the 5 zones of attacks?
What is the mathematical formula for power?
Power = work/time
Name 5 Northern styles?
Baguazhang, Bajiquan, Ch-quan, Chuojiao, Taijiquan
Name 5 Southern styles?
Choy Gar, Mok Gar, Choy Li…… [Read More]
Life is ephemeral in nature. In life, occurrences, situations, and circumstances are constantly changing. It is through these changing circumstances that opportunities arise. These opportunities provide life with excitement and wonder. To better enjoy life, a plan of activities is often needed to ensure that an individual doesn't become entrapped by the natural progressions of life. Negative aspects such as complacency, boredom, or animosity towards others can quickly turn life into a struggle. To avoid and alleviate many of these pitfalls, the creation of a personal bucket list is helpful. My list for instance, includes many aspects in which I am personally passionate about. This list, although incomplete, will provide ample excitement and reprieve from the daily rigors of life. Below are my bucket list and the reasoning behind each activity.
Travel to all seven continents volunteer / help out and make a difference.
The world is a…… [Read More]
Integrating Fingerprint Verification into the Smart Card-Based Healthcare Information System and it was published in 2009. This research article was a result of the efforts put in by Daesung Moon, Yongwha Chung, Sung Bum Pan and Jin-Won Park.
Due to the increase in very large scale integration technology, smart cards, which are credit card sized plastic cards embedded with memory inside a chip were introduced. These smart cards are able to store all information which is personal and is not shared with others. This research paper describes where the use of a smart card is applied in healthcare information systems and how integrating the use of smart cards is different from the usual ways in which patient information is gathered. In order to obtain relevant patient data, connection to the hospital database is necessary. This, however, is not possible in cases where connections are not available for example in ambulances…… [Read More]
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, a Florida Folklife riter
It is important when pursuing the study of history, not to get caught in the habit of reciting historical dates and facts. If this is the true study of history, then it involves nothing more than memorization. For one to truly understand why the people of a certain time period behaved as they did, it is necessary to get into their personal daily lives. It is important to know the passions of their daily struggles. It is rare that we get such as glimpse into these other lives, so long ago. This is the type of valuable information that we get when reading the works of Marjorie Rawlings.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is one of the most famous Florida writers of all time. She loved the folklife in Alachua County, Florida and has been compared to Henry David Thoreau in her style. She gives…… [Read More]
Injustices based on racial discrimination and gender bias in a democratic country sounds weird and hard-to-believe. However, what history has witnessed proves what nobody wants to hear or believe. This analytical research paper addresses grave issues concerning racial discrimination and gender bias pertaining to black vs. white and the related causes for the orld ar II as well as the prejudices that led to the Civil Rights Movement. Thus, the paper revolves around the popular poem "Mending all" by Robert Frost, addressing the issue of the racial conflict between blacks and whites in America. Poems by Langston Hughes will also be incorporated in the paper to better explain the black experiences before the II and Civil Rights Movement. The orks Cited appends seven sources in MLA format.
Among many renowned literary figures that understood the cost that the world is paying for racial prejudices and the rebellious nature…… [Read More]
Ocean Tides are the periodic rise and fall of the ocean waters due to the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun on the surface of the earth. This paper is all about oceanic tides in which we shall discuss what causes tides, what are high and low tides, the types of tides, the phenomenon of tidal currents and waves, the effect of tides on the coastlines, and on fishing, and how tides can be harnessed for energy. e shall also discuss other areas in which knowledge of tidal data can prove useful.
hat Causes Tides?
Tides (the periodic rise and fall of the ocean levels) are caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun. Apart from the oceans, tides also occur to a lesser extent in large lakes, the atmosphere and in the solid crust of the earth. Although gravity of the moon and the…… [Read More]
nation-altering event of the 1960s. Specifically it will discuss man's first walk on the moon by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldren, and how it stimulated the nation's growth, made an indelibly positive impression upon America's institutions, and if it/they provide sufficient substance to be incorporated into the future study of America during the 1960s.
MAN ON THE MOON
One of the most important and nation altering events to occur in the 1960s was the Apollo astronaut program, specifically, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldren's successful walk on the moon on July 20, 1969.
On July 20, 1969, people around the world watched in awe as Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. The event symbolized, as Armstrong laconically radioed to earth, a "giant leap for mankind." In fact, the achievement was so overwhelming that a few people refused to believe it actually occurred, claiming that it…… [Read More]
Li Po's corpus of work reveals the poet's unabashed joie du vivre and celebration of sensory pleasures, particularly the pleasure found in drink. His lifestyle parallels the content of his poems, too, as Li PO was known not for being an elite or erudite poet but an eccentric and a wanderer. His role at court became that of poet-fool, and as Stephen Owen points out, "people in power in China liked to keep a couple of these around. It was considered sort of nice to have one. They entertained you. They were supposed to be wild and free." Most of Li Po's work have a "wild and free" quality. Li Po poems do not seem to make a point or generate deep philosophical meaning as they do capture the pure pleasure of living in the moment and enjoying the human experience, especially an intoxicating one. Nature also plays a strong…… [Read More]