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  • Quarks With Charge 2 3 E
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    What exactly is Quark? Quark: a fermion which is believed to be one of the fundamental constituents of matter. All quarks have a fractional electric charge 1. This pretty much means quarks have 1/2 spin (rotate two full rotations to get to place it started), apply to Pauli Exclusion Principle, is one of the things that make up all matter, and its electric charge is a fraction. There are three different colors of quark; red, green, and blue. The colors always up to white. Also there are three dif...
  • Theory Of Phlogiston
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    Phlogiston TheoryAccording to the phlogiston theory, propounded in the 17th century, every combustible substance consisted of a hypothetical principle of fire known as phlogiston,which was liberated through burning, and a residue. The word phlogiston was first used early in the 18th century by the German chemist Georg Ernst Stahl. Stahldeclared that the rusting of iron was also a form of burning in which phlogiston was freed and the metal reduced to an ash or calx. The theory was supersededbetwe...
  • Body Theory Of Personal Identity
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    Personal Identity: Philosophical Views Tim V KoltonAlan Watts once said, 'Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. ' The task of personal identity is to define a quality of a human which makes him or her a unique self. The person whose identity is in question must realize themselves, and other people must identify this person. In other words, what makes John unique from Bob? One must consider both internal (mind) and external (body) perspectives. There are several general...
  • Spontaneous Generation Previous To The Experiment
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    Spontaneous generation is the belief that some life forms are created from non-living things. It was an accepted theory to explain the creation of living things since the times of the ancient Romans to the early nineteenth century, when people began to become more skeptical of this idea. By the 20th century, spontaneous generation was known to be an incorrect theory. The reason it was known to be incorrect, primarily, was because of four scientists: Francesco Redi, John Needham, Lazzaro Spallanz...
  • Festinger's Theory Of Cognitive Dissonance
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    An Examination Of Festinger's Cognitive Dissonance Theory And Notable Modifications Sometimes the greatest test of a theory is its longevity. Over time, some theories will be disproved, some will be modified, and some will become the basis for a whole new group of theories. Leon Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance has stood up to challenge for over forty years, and is considered by many to be the single most important theory of social psychology. Though there have been modifications to th...
  • Nature Of A Physical Theory
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    The question as to whether scientific theories can be shown to be true or false is a complex one. The answer depends on one's interpretation of the meaning of theory. To what does it refer Is its role to reveal the nature of reality, or is it merely a human construct In which case what do we mean by truth Is it an accurate description of reality, or does it simply refer to a successful theory that produces accurate predictions Duhem attacks this problem from a very strict non-metaphysical standp...
  • Yawn
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    As I began reading the articles about yawning, I was fascinated by all of the different theories that were suggested. So, I set out for a terrific journey for a few days. I read over articles that explained several theories of the mysterious yawn. Some thought that it was due to lack of oxygen, some thought it was just plain boredom, and some say it is due to an evolutionary theory of showing our teeth. Discovering more about these theories still didn't explain why we automatically yawn as soon ...
  • Empirical Theory
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    Q) What is an empirical piece of work and how can it be justified? In answering this question I believe that first off it is necessary to have a definition of what empiricism actually is in the context. The dictionary states that empirical knowledge is gained only through personal experiences through numerous ways and means including trials and experiments. Classical empiricism or empirical theory can only exist if suitable examples or information have been obtained. Empirical works therefore di...
  • Idea Of Spontaneous Generation
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    Spontaneous Generation Spontaneous generation, Spontaneous Generation Essay, Research Paper Spontaneous generation, the generation of living from nonliving matter, was an accepted explanation which explained that under the proper conditions of temperature, time, place, etc., decaying matter simply turns into organic life. This idea dominated scientific thinking until 1846 when Louis Pasteur completely shattered the theory by his experiments. Under controlled laboratory conditions, Pasteur proved...

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