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  • Teachings Of Evolution
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    "All of you know what I stand for - what I believe! I believe in the truth of the Book of Genesis! Exodus! Leviticus! Numbers! Deuteronomy! Joshua! Judges! Ruth! First Samuel! Second Samuel! First Kings! Second Kings! Isaiah! Jeremiah! Lamentations! Ezekiel... ". This is the near magical cry of the character Matthew Harrison Brady in Inherit the Wind. His cry ends as a plea, after coming to realize that his argument is now weak. Throughout the play, based on the Scopes Monkey Trials, the jury wa...
  • Utility Maximization Principle
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    Utilitarianism or God, do we have to choose? During many years that question is being formulated and many scholars had a very difficult time to decide if it was possible to follow God's will and the principle of utility maximization. The principle of utility maximization was a theory created by John Stuart Mill and presented in his book Utilitarianism (1863). Societies throughout the years have argued that those theories are hard to combine, since Utilitarianism seeks for self-development and Go...
  • D 503
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    Brilliance surely comes with a price. Often a protagonist is, in his own right, an absolute genius, but for this gift of vision, he must remain isolated for eternity. Crime and Punishment (1886), by Fyodor Dostoevsky, depicts a poverty stricken young man who discovers a revolutionary theory of the mind of a criminal. Despite his psychological insight, Raskolnikov is alienated from society, and eventually forced to test his theory upon himself. Ivan Turgenev's Bazarov, in Fathers and Sons (1862),...
  • Keynes's Theory
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    Explain the difficulty of forecasting economic events The quote, "the difficulty is that forecasting requires more than foreseeing the possibility of an event; in the first place, it requires that a timetable be attached to the probability. This distinction is well enough known to have led to the long-standing comment about economic forecasters that they ' have forecast ten of the last two recessions' is saying that, it cannot be forecast ed to exactly what is going to happen only what may happe...
  • Raskolnikov's Theory
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    Crime and Punishment by Feodor DostoevskThe passage in Crime and Punishment, by Feodor Dostoevsky, which best represents the rest of the story is found in Part Five, Chapter IV, page 350, second to last paragraph. At this point in the story, Raskolnikov has revealed to Sonia that he is the murderer, and is trying to explain to her his reasons for this action. He tells her of his theory that if one has the ability to do a monumental action, and only the lives of a few people stand in the way of t...
  • Walter's Theory Of Mass Extinction
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    T. Rex and the Crater of Doom Walter Alvarez, a geologist, did an amazing job at playing detective in the book T. rex and the Crater of Doom. Though even more amazing is how he was able to convey his account, complete with his inevitable setbacks and occasional victories, in a captivating, suspenseful story. This was a good mystery where the crime was almost perfectly concealed and was full of misleading evidence for the detectives to sort through. Most remarkable and significant was his ability...
  • Principle Problems With The Theory Of Evolution
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    Why are we here? How are we here? What can account for the broad diversity of life we see around us every day? These are the questions man has been asking for thousands of years. It has only been recently, however, that science was sophisticated enough for us to be able to approach the real answer. Anyone can tell you that the currently accepted explanation is the Theory of Evolution. In the early to mid 1800's, the Theory of Evolution was being formed in the minds of many scientists, but it was...

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