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  • Hawthorne's Ideas About Science
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    Although "The Birthmark" by Nathaniel Hawthorne was written in the mid-1800's, its themes and ideas are still a part of society today. The 19th century was a time of change, just as this, the millennium, is a time of great change. Hawthorne's ideas about science, beauty, and life still play a major part in our lives, despite many improvements. Even today, people try to play "God" and change things that nature has put in place. It's human curiosity; how much can be changed, how many things can be...
  • Great Changes In Western Europe
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    The Age of Enlightenment saw many great changes in Western Europe. It was an age of reason and philosophes. During this age, changes the likes of which had not been seen since ancient times took place. Such change affected evert pore of Western European society. Many might argue that the Enlightenment really did not bring any real change, however, there exists and overwhelming amount of facts which prove, without question, that the spirit of the Enlightenment was one of change specifically chang...
  • Science As A Threat To Their Faith
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    Faith and Reason Faith and reason can be viewed as opposites. Faith is an element of belief, something an individual does not necessarily require a reason for accepting without reason. For example, an individuals reason for believing in God may not seem too rational when they are trying to explain them. They may not even stand up to criticism. On the other hand, reason is constructed as a formula. Faith is basically something we believe in, like something we learn in church. Reason is something ...
  • Great Science Fiction Story
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    Dark They Were And Golden-Eyed Science fiction is a very interesting subject because you never really know for sure if it's fiction or not. The scientific information contained in these stories makes you think; could this be real? The possibility is always there, in the back of your mind, just lingering around that these concepts could be reality. One day when you hear on the news about something you read in a science fiction novel, or saw in a science fiction movie, you " ll really start thinki...
  • People's Views Of The World Change
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    It is impossible for me to say whether or not I agree completely with Ian Hacking's work, not having read Kuhn's work, Foucault's work or even Hacking's work in it's entirety, however by examining Hacking's claims individually, it may be possible to draw conclusions through the analy zation of his arguments. Ian Hacking's most prevalent claim seems to be that "we 'make up people' in a stronger sense than we 'make up' the world". By proving this, hacking is attempting to show why Kuhn was unsucce...
  • Modern Man
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    MODERNISM Victorianism - Modernism has its roots in the 19th century and it covers the great majority of that century. The century has a change in the ways of life. - Victorianism refers to the Queen Victoria when she ruled England in 1837-1901. That time England was a great country. That had it influence on the types of people's life. - In 1840 the second period of the industrial revolution begun. England changed from cultural society to an industrial society. There were growth in every field o...
  • Science Fiction From Other Popular Genres
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    Science fiction is the literature of change. More precisely, science fiction is the kind of literature that most explicitly and self-consciously takes change as its subject and its teleology. This essential presupposition holds as true for the earliest works to explore the new vantage point afforded fiction by scientific and technological developments, works such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and H.G. Wells The Time Machine, as for the genre's most recent runs through cyberspace in novels by Wi...

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