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  • It Is The Belief Of Steve Gould That These Strange And Bizarre Animals In The Burgess Shale Could Well Undermine Our Conventi - 1,000 words
    #3 It is the belief of Steve Gould that these strange and bizarre animals in the Burgess Shale could well undermine our conventional view of evolution. But his first argument, that the problematic fossils have such distinctive body plans that they must represent extinct phyla is misleading. If a fly and a mouse have body plans that are laid down by the same fundamental instructions, then it is perhaps less likely that the self-evident differences in anatomy stem from really radical differences in genetic architecture. The point I wish to stress is that again and again we have evidence of biological form stumbling on the same solution to a problem. Consider animals that swim in water...there ...
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  • The Infamous Jay Gould - 509 words
    The Infamous Jay Gould Shortly after Gould left for Wall Street he made a modest profit by shorting railroad stocks in the panic of 1857.He had made a modest and profitable investment. He then went long in several railroads, shortly after the panic and his timing prooved to be extremely accurate. In 1867 Daniel Drew, treasurer and longtime director of the Erie Railroad, added Gould and James Fisk to the Erie board of directors. When Cornelius Vanderbilt, of the New York Central, sought to buy control of the Erie a spectacular battle ensued. Gould, Fisk, and Drew promptly issued thousands of shares of new, watered stock. The poison pill of the time, although Gould may hav been as Erie as the ...
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  • Americans In Civil War - 1,088 words
    Americans In Civil War The foundation for black participation in the Civil War began more than a hundred years before the outbreak of the war. Blacks in America had been in bondage since early colonial times. In 1776, when Jefferson proclaimed mankinds inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the institution of slavery had become firmly established in America. Blacks worked in the tobacco fields of Virginia, in the rice fields of South Carolina, and toiled in small farms and shops in the North. Foner and Mahoney report in A House Divided, America in the Age of Lincoln that, "In 1776, slaves composed forty percent of the population of the colonies from Maryland south ...
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  • Computer Viruses - 1,281 words
    Computer Viruses Almost every End-user in the world has heard of computer viruses and/or has had one at one point in time. Dont worry if you havent heard about them, you wont find it in your bloodstream. Unfortunately you may find one in your computer memory or disk storage. Some may be as benign as the common cold and others as deadly to your hard drive as the Ebola virus . - 1 -What is a Computer Virus? ~ Usually defined as a malicious code of computer programming it is actually just another software, only written with not so noble intentions. ~ A computer virus is designed to install, reproduce itself and cause damage to computer files and data without the users knowledge or permission. ...
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  • Concentrations On Maximal Exercise Capacity Or Ventilation In Stable Heart Failure - 757 words
    Concentrations On Maximal Exercise Capacity Or Ventilation In Stable Heart Failure Critical Inquiry 10/31/00 The goal of the article, (Lack of Effect of Increased Inspired Oxygen Concentrations on Maximal Exercise Capacity or Ventilation in Stable Heart Failure. The American Journal of Cardiology, 84(12), Dec.15, 99. pp 1412-1416.) is to further study the effects of administration of increased inspired oxygen concentrations on maximal exercise capacity and exercise ventilation in heart failure. Recent uncontrolled studies have suggested improvement on maximal exercise capacity and a decreased exercise ventilation. This study used 21% as normal and 60% as increased inspired oxygen concentrati ...
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  • Corruption And Graft - 707 words
    Corruption and Graft Following Reconstruction in the war torn South, and the Sioux Wars in the West, America was enjoying an industrialization period unlike any other. Nearly gone was the frontier, industries coming in, with men gaining unheard of wealth, and having leverage in many affairs. With the Robber Barons in control over the nations economy, and men like Oakes Ames, Leland Stanford, and William Boss Tweed, what occurred is that corruption and graft greatly influenced American industry and business between 1860 to 1900. However, labor organizations such as the Knights of Labor and AFL made steps in labor reforms and other government laws attempted to limit monopolies. Undoubtedly, th ...
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  • Creationism - 1,390 words
    Creationism Creationism is a religious metaphysical theory about the origin of the universe. It is not a scientific theory. Technically, creationism is not necessarily connected to any particular religion. It simply requires a belief in a Creator. Millions of Christians and non-Christians believe there is a Creator of the universe and that scientific theories such as the the theory of evolution do not conflict with belief in a Creator. However, fundamentalist Christians such as Ronald Reagan and Jerry Falwell, have co-opted the term 'creationism' and it is now difficult to refer to creationism without being understood as referring to fundamentalist Christians who (a) take the stories in Gene ...
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  • Frock Rock - 508 words
    Frock Rock FROCK ROCK is a Melbourne-based jazz ensemble focusing on original compositions and improvisation. The group promotes a high standard of performance and professionalism gained through the years of experience and learning of its individual members. All of its members have studied music and improvisation at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Two of the members in FROCK have returned to lecture there, while the remaining members are educators at tertiary and secondary school level around the state of Victoria. The VCA brings together the finest musicians in Australia, both as teachers and students, and is representitive of the ethnic culture in Australia. It is from ...
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  • Gender As A Socially Constructed Accomplishment - 1,493 words
    Gender As A Socially Constructed Accomplishment Elliott Yousefzadeh Sociology 1 Essay 3 Gender As A Socially Constructed Accomplishment Gender is a very strange topic in todays society. Many people dont know what to do with people who are transvestites or transsexuals and they often times hate them because they are different. People always think that there can only be two types of gender: masculine and feminine. People also feel that these genders most always correspond to a persons sex. So if the person is a male, then most people wouldnt accept that person into society if they acted feminine. For human beings there is no essential femaleness and maleness, femininity or masculinity, womanho ...
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  • Green Turtle - 1,925 words
    Green Turtle Introduction The Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) is one of the many species of turtles that inhabits the vast oceans. The green turtle is named for the greenish color of its fat found under its shell. It is a large, heavy reptile, usually about 0.7-1.0 m in shell length and about 90-140 kg in weight. The maximum length and weight are about 1.2 m and 375 kg respectively. (1) The green turtles upper shell is smooth and wide, the animal is brown, but when the light from the sun hits it, the green color from the fat is visible. The green turtle is found in warm, coastal waters around the world. (2) Sea turtles, in adaptation to an aquatic life, have limbs modified into flippers for ef ...
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  • History - 789 words
    History Maury Kleins A Hell of a Way to Run a Railroad, gives a new perspective of reliable transportation. During much of the 19th century railroads dominated the American industrial landscape. The railroad enabled people to travel farther and also more widely. The railroad was one of the greatest technological advancements of the 19th century. Two hundred thousand miles of track were laid by 1900. The railroad began to symbolize American prosperity. By the 1890s the rail industry was near collapse. Expansion during the 1880s caused rate wars that took the financial strengths of some of the strangest railroads. Regulation of the railroads was controlled by the Interstate Commerce Act of 188 ...
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  • History Of Harmony - 1,233 words
    History Of Harmony In the words of British composer Thomas Beckman the harpsichord is, "The sound of harmony in composition." At onetime or another most everyone has heard the piano, not so with the harpsichord. In comparison with the piano hardly anyone has heard the harpsichord or could recognize it. A question begins to form - what role did the piano orchestrate in the curtain call of the once popular harpsichord? To begin, a harpsichord is an early keyboard instrument that vaguely resembles a piano - the resemblance between the two ends there. Instead of having one keyboard like a piano the harpsichord has keys in rows called manuals. There can be one to three manuals; usage is dictated ...
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  • Jp Morgan - 2,385 words
    ... 895. However, President Cleveland himself emphasized the public service that had been rendered. This event was only one of many debatable issues that concerned Morgan and his control over the government and the American market. President Roosevelt investigated Morgan's large deal with the U.S. Steel Corporation and Tennessee Railroad Company but found that that the means employed were none the less effective, as well as profitable. The culmination of the government and public's suspicion of Morgan's activities were the Pujo hearings of 1912. The House Banking and Currency subcommittee headed by representative Arsene Pujo had been trying to establish that a money trust ruled over America' ...
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  • Kelvin - 316 words
    Kelvin "Thomsons view on the recent age of the world have been for some time one of my sorest troubles, (pg. 107)" This quote is used to collaborate the authors idea that Darwin was deeply opposed to Kelvins calculations about the ago of the earth. The author further backs up this idea by using another quote in which Darwin calls Kelvin an "odious spectre, (pg. 107)." It is then stated that Darwin did eventually compromise with Kelvins calculations. Gould uses a quote from the last edition of the Origin to make the statement more concrete. Darwins reasons for compromising with Kelvins theory are then explained in the following paragraphs. Gould discusses Darwins distress as his leading suppo ...
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  • Labor Union, Launched In 1866, And The Knights Of Labor, Which Reached Its Zenith In The Mid1880s On Their Face, These Reform - 1,510 words
    LABOR UNION, LAUNCHED IN 1866, AND THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR, WHICH REACHED ITS ZENITH IN THE MID-1880S. ON THEIR FACE, THESE REFORM MOVEMENTS MIGHT HAVE SEEMED AT ODDS WITH TRADE UNIONISM, AIMING AS THEY DID AT THE COOPERATIVE COMMONWEALTH RATHER THAN A HIGHER WAGE, APPEALING BROADLY TO ALL PRODUCERS RATHER THAN STRICTLY TO WAGEWORKERS, AND ESCHEWING THE TRADE UNION RELIANCE ON THE STRIKE AND BOYCOTT. BUT CONTEMPORARIES SAW NO CONTRADICTION: TRADE UNIONISM TENDED TO THE WORKERS'' IMMEDIATE NEEDS, LABOR REFORM TO THEIR HIGHER HOPES. THE TWO WERE HELD TO BE STRANDS OF A SINGLE MOVEMENT, ROOTED IN A COMMON WORKING-CLASS CONSTITUENCY AND TO SOME DEGREE SHARING A COMMON LEADERSHIP. BUT EQUALLY IMPORT ...
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  • Laser Technology - 761 words
    Laser Technology Laser Technology The laser is a device that a beam of light that is both scientifically and practically of great use because it is coherent light. The beam is produced by a process known as stimulated emission, and the word "laser" is an acronym for the phrase "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation." Light is just like radio waves in the way that it can also carry information. The information is encoded in the beam as variations in the frequency or shape of the light wave. The good part is that since light waves have much higher frequencies they can also hold much more information. Not only is the particle the smallest light unit but it is a particle as wel ...
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  • Movie Glory - 508 words
    Movie Glory GLORY The movie Glory tells the history and the story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry. It became the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. The Regiment was made up of black soldiers some were Northern freemen, some were escaped slaves. The leader was General Robert Gould Shaw, the son of Boston abolitionists. The men of the 54th Regiment proved themselves worthy of the freedom for which they fighting, and the respect of their fellow white soldiers. Glory is told mainly through the eyes of Shaw, played by Matthew Broderick. At the beginning of the movie, Shaw is fighting in a battle, and manages to survive, despite heavy Union losses. He is horrified wi ...
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  • Multiculturalism In Canada - 1,753 words
    ... ghts and Freedoms (1982). (Blackman 1993:144) Because the C.M.A. is so enmeshed in the legislation of Canada its value is felt all throughout the country. There are over one-hundred and twenty organizations and groups involved in the C.M.A. from "Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada" to the "Western Grain Transport Office". Another reason why the Act is such a part of Canada is, in 1994 and 1995, many small institutions and businesses: Stated support for the policy and its objectives, Distributed a statement on multiculturalism to the staff, Consulted with representatives of ethnocultural and visible minority groups, Encouraged members of ethnocultural and visible minority groups to apply fo ...
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  • Personnel Selection In Athletic Programs - 1,591 words
    ... axed, extraordinarily aware, and in the cocoon (intense sustained concentration). Bloom (1985) also used an anecdotal approach with both successful swimmers and wrestlers. Almost all of his subjects reported that they were determined to excel, were willing to work hard and had families that were supportive of their endeavors. Bloom suggested that parents helped to generate enthusiasm, motivation and created the opportunities for the children to develop their skills. Some of the other personal factors that have been identified as being related to the potential to accomplish include perceptions of locus of control, attributional style, self-efficacy, goal-setting ability, and achievement m ...
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  • Racial Difference In Intelligence - 1,709 words
    Racial Difference In Intelligence Is there a racial difference in Intelligence? Is There a Racial Difference in Intelligence? Starting with birth, most Americans are consistently measured and their abilities consistently assessed. While no clear definition of intelligence has been adopted universally, in general, definitions stress either an ability to adapt to environment, the capacity to learn, or the ability to think abstractly. Like the word "love," intelligence remains a term we all have a feel for but cannot quite pin down. Today, this undefined ability has become one of the most controversial topics in psychology. Psychological researchers have resisted racism by denying the existence ...
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