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  • Great Scientist Richard Feynman
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    I was on my way to work, when I started to read this interesting story and I don't deny that I was a little sceptical in the beginning. But the more I read, the more I wanted to know about this man and his unique ways to define Science. I finished reading it in about 15 minutes, it literally sucked me in. This is an attempt to analyze and explain to the 'audience,' what my personal point of view is regarding this great genius, great mind, great scientist Richard Feynman. Defined by his colleague...
  • Story Of Aylmer And Georgiana
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    Science Of Death Nathaniel Hawthorne was a writer with many successful stories. From reading those stories it is evident that he had an obsession with science and experimenting with people. In his stories you can find characters (or scientists) trying to find answers that typically end in death. This tragic result shows how one of Hawthorne's main themes is the misuse of science. The misuse of science that Hawthorne establishes in his stories is assiduous, but is most evident in The Birth Mark. ...
  • Social Sciences And Literature Complement
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    The Importance of Literature vs. Science If we lived in a world without literature, learning only the sciences, would we be the same people Does the human race need literature at all, does it have any worth whatsoever except as entertainment Do people actually learn from literature These are all questions that divide the human race into two separate sections, those who believe in the power of literature, and those who see it as impoverished compared to the social sciences in its ability to teach...
  • Mengele Under The Guise Of Scientific Experiments
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    Scientific Murder: Human Experimentation in Nazi Germany The Nazi's were infamous for their cruel and unusual experiments on humans. Although they played a small part of Nazi Germany's attempt at racial hygiene, these experiments desecrated and exterminated thousands of humans (Lifton 269). 'The Nazi medical experiments of the 1930's and 1940's are the most famous example of recent disregard for ethical conduct ' (Polit & Hungler 127). For the sake of science, thousands lost their lives 'I have ...
  • Learning Science A More Exciting Experience
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    When I was a young student I never thought of science as being significant enough to have a personal philosophy on the subject. However as a future teacher I have realized that it is a subject of great importance which needs to be contemplated. When I began to think about what science is, I realized that science is in our everyday lives and all around us. When trying to figure out what my personal philosophy is on science, I decided to conduct a personal test. From the time I woke up in the morn...
  • 1st Questions About Science
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    Three main groups in the philosophy of science 1st questions about science generally 2nd questions about group and the relation 3rd questions about main terms of science I group questions about science 1st group Epistemological questions 1st Is scientific method the only rational way of research 2nd Is scientific method rational at all 3rd Is any better method 4th What could be basis of theory if direct sensual experience couldn't be basis 5th How much can we presuppose the certainty of any caus...
  • Reader About The Fly
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    Brief Summary: The book, To Know a Fly by Vincent G. Dethier, is about a scientist who fell in love with the fly. Professor Dethier isn't like most scientists who are idolized for their accomplishments and rejected for the lack of ability to communicate with society. He was known for being an outstanding researcher, and he also had the wonderful gift of communication. The fact that he was fascinated by the knowledge that could be obtained from such a simple species, such as the fly, also made hi...
  • Hume's Link Between Facts And Values
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    Chapter 11 The Skeptic: David Hume 3. What is Locke's 'Egocentric Predicament?' ; The Egocentric Predicament is a problem associated with our ideas and how we perceive the world. Locke believes all knowledge come from personal ideas; these ideas are based upon our perception of the world. However, if we only see the world based on our own ideas how can there be any external or objective world. This begs questions similar to; can I really know an objective world exists? If there is no external wo...
  • Book Off The Science Fiction Shelves
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    In 1896 H.G. Wells had the first edition of ' The Island of Dr. Moreau'; published. The book took place primarily on an island in the Pacific Ocean. On this island Dr. Moreau and his assistant (Montgomery) performed dangerous, secret experiments on humans and animals. When Wells wrote this he knew nothing about DNA, cloning, or chromosomes but he did use his scientific imagination. Wells realized that society was beginning to rely on science too much in the late nineteenth century. He wrote this...
  • Tweney's Ideas Of Cognitive Thought And Science
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    Toward a Cognitive Psychology of Science: Recent Research and Its Implications In the article written by Ryan Tweney, he is contemplating the idea of whether there is a cognitive significance to scientific thinking. Many different studies are mentioned to try and answer this contemplation. One study on discovering the complexity of the universe found that subjects did the best if they confirmed evidence supporting their hypothesis early, and dis confirmed evidence later; this explains the persis...
  • 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 ...
  • Interest In The Existence Of Parapsychological Phenomena
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    PARAPSYCHOLOGY Derived from the term paranormal, parapsychology is the science that lies beside or beyond psychology; the field of psychology which studies those unique experiences and unknown capabilities of the human mind that suggest consciousness is capable of interacting with the physical world in ways not yet recognized by science, but not beyond sciences ability to investigate. Two types of parapsychological phenomena have been described. The first and less common is pyschokinesis (PK) wh...
  • Scientific Evidence For Some Forms Of Psi
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    In the past centuries people have been becoming more and more curious about the unexplainable things all around them. They are always asking why does this happen and is that really true Not until recently have scientists and others actually tried to find out for themselves. Many of their searches evolved around the paranormal. Soon they called their search parapsychology Parapsychology can be defined as the study of apparent new means of communication, or exchange of influence between organisms ...
  • Most Important Condition An Escape
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    People are always looking for a good way to escape the pangs of work. Since work is so important in society today that it is almost impossible to avoid doing work without having to pay the price in the future. The perfect escape would be one that alleviates the strain of work yet does not incur any future expenses. Many people have found science fiction novels and movies to be great escape mechanisms. Science fiction is such a perfect escape for many people because it allows its audience to vica...
  • Analysis Of To Know A Fly
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    Brief Synopsis: The book, To Know a Fly, is about a scientist and his lifelong fascination with science and the fly. Vincent Dethier is a biologist that loves science and sharing it with the world. The book explains how flies work, shows how science works, and shows a researcher genuinely enjoying his job. He goes into great detail describing his experiments, observations, and discoveries of flies. Dethier chose to study flies for many reasons such as: "the fly is always with us... there are abo...
  • Theory Of Insects's Spontaneous Generation
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    The eldest of nine brothers, Francesco Redi was born in Arezzo, Italy on February 18, 1626. He studied in Florence at the Jesuits's cools and took a degree in medicine in Pisa in 1647. From 1657 to 1667 he was a member of the Accademia del Cim ento (Academy of the Experiment). In 1666, Grand Duke Ferdinando II appointed Redi as his "First Physician" and director of the Grand-ducal Pharmacy. Then in 1670, was appointed to the honor of Grand Duke. Throughout his early life he gained the knowledge ...
  • Psychology And Science
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    There are many factors which explain why psychology is a science but then there are many conflicting factors also. This essay outlines some of the points of each side of the argument and the conclusion is based upon my opinion from research. Science comes from the Latin word scientia from score, which means "to know". It is a term used in its broadest sense to denote systematic knowledge into any field but usually applied to the organization of objectively verifiable sense. The field that contri...
  • Lise Meitner
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    Meitner Lise Biography and Social / Historical context Alan Li 10/12 Lise Meitner was born in Vienna, Austria in 1868. Her parents placed great value on education, and she was educated privately, by personal tutor. It was during her youth that she discovered her talent and interest in mathematics and physics. She focused on these two subjects, and was able to pass the entrance exams for Vienna University, a prestigious institution attended by such luminaries as Freud. She was the second woman to...

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