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  • Generality Of Natural Representation
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    From Aristotle to Newton to Einstein to contemporary Grand Unified theoreticians, physics derives its prescience from increasing generality of natural representation. The concept of such a representation can be illustrated more fruitfully than it can be defined (the definition requiring a formulation in set theory). Newtonian mechanics generalizes Aristotle through the intuition of mass that obviates physical distinctions between heaven and earth, celestial and terrestrial substances. Einstein i...
  • Educational Usefulness Of Non Scientific Methods
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    I. Dewey's View of Science Science is very near the core of everything that Dewey said regarding society, education, philosophy, and human beings. Typical of his overall approach to science is his statement that 'Ultimately and philosophically, science is the organ of general social progress. ' According to Dewey, only the scientific method allows for maximum possible comprehensiveness, is the only one compatible with the democratic way of life, lends itself to public scrutiny, and is the method...
  • Sir Francis Bacon Sir Francis Bacon
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    Sir Francis Bacon Sir Francis Bacon was born January 22, 1561. He died April 9, 1626. He was an English essayist, lawyer, statesman, and philosopher. He had a major influence on the philosophy of science. When he was 12 years old, he began studies at Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1576 he entered Gray's Inn to pursue a career in law. He was first elected in 1584. Bacon's opposition to royal tax measures would probably have brought an end to his political advancement, but he had the support of th...
  • Aylmer's Science
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    Man's Hands In Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "The Birthmark", there are many views on the need for science and its advances. Hawthorne's protagonist, Aylmer, illustrates his own personal assessment of science. The story is based on the idea that science can solve all of humanities ills and problems. Hawthorne believes that science is overrunning life. Aylmer is consumed by his passion of overtake Mother Nature. The story shows how Aylmer's passion leads to not only his downfall but that of h...
  • Aylmer's Quest For Perfection
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    Death of the Birthmark In Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The Birthmark, Aylmer, a man devoted entirely to his science, marries Georgiana, a beautiful young woman with a single earthly imperfection. This imperfection bears the resemblance of a tiny crimson hand and is clearly visible on the left cheek of Georgiana. The birthmark itself is both a symbol for the downfall of society through science and technology and the impending death that is to come for Georgiana. The birthmark becomes the object of Aylm...
  • Test Against The Natural Order Of Spirituality
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    nat-u-ral: 1) based on an inherent sense of right and wrong; 2 a) being in accordance with or determined by nature. In "The Birthmark", Nathaniel Hawthorne writes the story of a scientist who marries a beautiful young woman with only one imperfection; a crimson birthmark on her left cheek. Aylmer later becomes obsessed with this flaw and thinks nothing but of the removal of the birthmark, which would then render his bride "perfect". Even though Georgiana has never disliked her birthmark, she res...
  • Science As The New Civil Religion
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    Francis Bacon was the founder of the modern scientific method. The focus on the new scientific method is on orderly experimentation. For Bacon, experiments that produce results are important. Bacon pointed out the need for clear and accurate thinking, showing that any mastery of the world in which man lives was dependent upon careful understanding. This understanding is based solely onthe facts of this world and not as the ancients held it in ancient philosophy. This new modern science provides ...
  • Science Finds God
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    The existence of God has been questioned since the beginning of time. Religions thrived on answering the unanswerable questions of the universe and people were able to find solace in the answers. As science has expanded and been able to answer these questions with natural, as opposed to supernatural answers, many people stopped looking to God and religion for the causes of things and started looking towards science. God was dead, according to many scientists and people of all professions. Many p...
  • Victor Thoughts The Conflict Of Enlightenment
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    Mary Shelley The late 18th century was a time of enlightenment for Europe. All categories of learning improved in this enlightenment period. The most impressive advances were in the sciences. Newton had developed his laws of physics, and scientific method had been tuned to a point. These improvements gave people a new outlook on life and the world. Mary Shelley tries to tackle the intimidating nature of the enlightenment period in the book, Frankenstein. The main character is a dramatized versio...
  • Scientists
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    Scientists and the products of their work are far from 'neutral. ' Rather than embodying neutrality, scientists are inextricably connected to the existing distribution of interests and power. White, male scientists over the centuries have attempted to use science as a medium for all their findings, which inevitably support their personal beliefs. In my experience, scientists are extremely intelligent, but particularly one-sided. Hearing the words 'scientist' and 'neutral' in the same sentence di...
  • Suzuki's Powerful Examples
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    David Suzuki's A Planet for the Taking In the essay 'A Planet for the Taking,' David Suzuki describes Canadians' odd appreciation for this great natural bounty we call our own. Heis an internationally acclaimed scientist who is concerned about the welfare of Canada. Suzuki's intended audience is the Canadian population that does not realize the grave danger they are instilling upon themselves by haphazardly taking our resources without looking at the subsequent repercussions of their actions. Th...
  • Limitations Of Science And Observation
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    The Dark Ages was a period of stupidity and ignorance. People destroyed what they feared, and people feared the unknown. People spent their waking days just trying to stay alive- from wandering vagrants, disease, age, and the elements: fire, water, earth, air. These were the basic elements that everything was composed of. The modern belief is that alchemy was the precursor to today's physical sciences. In reality, alchemy was, and still is a separate branch of science. In many instances, alchemy...
  • Natural Science
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    The Sight of Science It is a truth universally acknowledged that he whose mind is ahead of his time and above that of his peers may not be understood by his fellow people and be subject to and persecution. Galilei Galileo, Francis Bacon, and Rene Descartes were among the first to break away from the conventional views of their times to find a place for science in a society and propose the way it should be practiced. All three authors agree on some points but differ e markedly on others. Bacon in...
  • Mendel's Knowledge In Science
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    Todd Paoletti Per 6 Mrs. Azevedo Gregor Johann Mendel Gregor Johann Mendel was born in 1822 in Heinzendorf, Moravia. It is now the Czech Republic. When he was 22, he entered the Augustinian Monastery of St. Thomas at Brunn. The Augustinian monastery was established in Moravia in 1350. The monks at the monastery included philosophers, a musicologist, mathematicians, mineralogists and botanists who all liked scientific research and teaching. The library contained very old religious books, as well ...
  • Veil To One's True Nature
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    Philosophy October 28, 1999 LAMETTRIE AND FREUD ESSAY While science is responsible for creating fact-minded people, I disagree that "it has nothing to say to us". Science is based on truths that are based on observations. If one believes in science, one does not necessarily renounce all other forms of thought. There have been many philosophers, not all famous, but philosophers none the less that believe in science yet still ponder man's burning questions. Science is known for matter of fact solu...
  • Forms Of The Natural Sciences
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    Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, recounts the tragic story of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist who dared to defy nature and as a result, lost all those dear to him, as well as his mind. However, upon closer examination of the novel, it is relatively simple to see that there is a strong message regarding the morality of science. In order to analyze the early Modernists understanding of scientific knowledge I will: First, assume the authors views and beliefs are characteristic of the period and seco...
  • Georgiana's Birthmark
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne was an author during the Romantic Period and also the Industrial Revolution in the 1850's. Love stories were popular in the Romantic Period. Man had begun to explore science, which brought forth the Industrial Revolution. In the Industrial Revolution, technology started to overtake the need for man. Hawthorne firmly believed science corrupted nature and man should not have allowed technology to take over. Hawthorne thought trying to change things in the world would only lead ...
  • Succession Of Paradigms In Social Science
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    The Thesis Science has progressed by providing powerful predictions and explanations about how the world works. Natural science has experienced a sustained growth of knowledge, which has led to the uncovering of laws that allow human beings to control or manipulate various aspects of the world around us. A sustained growth of knowledge and the discovery of useful laws are absent from social science. The social sciences fail to live up to the success of the natural sciences. The First Objection t...
  • Science
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    Science is the basis of our modern civilization. The magical and wonderful knowledge, we call science, has done miracles in the service of man. Nature is indifferent, some tine hostile to man. It is too vast and fearful to be harnessed by our physical strength. It is science which tames nature for the use of man. It has been a great value in feeding human beings, and protecting them from famine, disease and death. Science had brought us comfort and leisure. In its own time, the invention of the ...
  • Classical Physics And Modern Physics
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    Once in while, students are assigned to write about a certain subject in school. Today's topic is a science called physics, more specifically, what exactly is physics. In this essay, I am going to attempt to answer that question. Well in helping us define this science, we must know its history. Physics dates back to prehistoric times. The first people to leave written records of their discoveries and inventions were the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Egyptians. By 3000 BC, the Sumerians had develop...

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