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  • Frontier Attitude
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    It is certainly hard to pick a particular attitude because I think that we all feel a little of each at different times. My Modern Environmentalist outlook is based on my Tech-Fix and Gloom-And-Doom attitudes. I think if we use science for the right reasons; such as finding natural energy sources (other than oil), or learning more about our earths past in astronomy or ecology studies. Although our atmosphere is heavily polluted we have come a long way since the 1970's as far as smoke filters, ou...
  • Space And The Settlement
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    Book Review: Nemesis Name of Book: Nemesis Author: Isaac Asimov was born in 1920 in Petrovich i, Russia. When he was three years of age, his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Brooklyn, New York. Asimov turned to full time writing in 1958. This accomplished writer is best known for his novels dealing with science fiction. However, his works extend to other subjects. These include humour, mystery, history, and some volumes involving the Bible and Shakespeare. He has published a...
  • Conflicts Between Science And The Bible
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    'In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth... ' (Genesis 1: 1), the words that start it all if you are a Catholic. Children are brought up to believe that God took seven days out of his schedule to create the earth and all that is in and on it from a 'formless wasteland' (Genesis 1: 2). He gave man his shape and the keys to paradise and life rolls on from there. They know history of man through the Bible, and if it is not in the Bible, it did not happen. Die hard followers the...
  • Index Fossils And The Geologic Time Chart
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    Fossil Gaps " The study of fossils provides strong evidence for evolution". (Campbell, 260) Or does it? The fact is that the fossil record is a silent testimony against Darwin's erroneous theories of the fossil record documenting his idea of macro evolution. The book, Biology: Concepts and Connections (hereafter referred to as Biology), clearly agrees with the evolutionary outlook of "fossils [being] a rich source of evidence for evolution". (Campbell, 260) However, this book, along with most ev...
  • Scientific Explanations Of The Universe
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    Since the dawn of man, humans have striven to explain the many mysteries of the universe, and to justify our existence in it. Throughout this journey of self-understanding, numerous standpoints on human existence have evolved and merged into a complex, abstract manifestation called religion. However, as the human race has grown and advanced itself, many ideas expressed by religion seem less and less plausible. Advances in science and technology have yielded a new breed of human thought that has ...
  • Room For Science
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    Birthmarks, are they a sign of imperfection or not? Are they a curse or something special? In the 1840's when this story The Birthmark was written the social beliefs were heavily influenced by the Puritan religion. It was believed that religion was the answer to all problems which left no room for science, the two were totally incompatible. Another puritan belief was in the biblical creation theory which was basically that god created the earth, he was responsible for giving life and the taking ...
  • Science To Many People
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    The "unexplainable" is not really impossible to explain; the knowledge needed to explain it has not been acquired. People explain things in terms of science, theory, religion, and just making things up. People have been coming up with theories and stories for things they couldn't explain or understand since the beginning of time. Early in time the things people couldn't explain the reasoning, they would say its god's doing. Religion and magic were more real than science to many people up until t...
  • Jules Verne's Great Novels
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    Jules Verne: The Father of Science-fiction "My uncle leaped three feet off the ground, then ran about the room wildly, knocking over tables and chairs, and tossing his book up in the air. ' We start at once! ' he cried. 'And you will share my glory. ' 's tart for where?' I asked, afraid of the answer. ' To the centre of the earth. ' " Jules Verne, French science-fiction writer of Journey to the Centre of the Earth, bases his novels on adventure, geography, and science. In the mid-19th century, w...
  • Gottesman Hall Of Planet Earth
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    Over this passed weekend I took some time out with a friend of mine and visited the museum of natural history in New York. While I was there I wanted to see as much as I possibly could because I have never been to this particular museum. More importantly, I tried to focus my attention mainly on those exhibits that would most directly pertain to the earth science course I am currently enrolled in at Molloy College. The purpose of this was so that I could possibly get some good visual examples of ...
  • Geological Events And Earth's Geological History
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    Geology, study of the planet earth, its rocky exterior, its history, and the processes that act upon it. Geology is also referred to as earth science and geoscience. The word geology comes from the Greek geo, "earth", and logia, "the study of". Geologists seek to understand how the earth formed and evolved into what it is today, as well as what made the earth capable of supporting life. Geologists study the changes that the earth has undergone as its physical, chemical, and biological systems ha...

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