Essays Tagged: "Isaac Asimov"

Sparta: Uncultured Discipline

d , after a single major defeat in 360 B.C Sparta was no longer a significant factor in the region (Isaac Asimov, 1965, p. 178).The original founders of 'modern' Sparta were the Dorians. At around 110 ... ng the Second Messenian War and his music inspired many Spartan soldiers to new heights of bravery (Isaac Asimov, 1965, p. 53).But then something happened, a war with the Messinians. The First Messeni ...

(7 pages) 132 0 3.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Will Computers Control Humans In The Future?

the future, however, might havenegative results and impact on our lives. In the novel Nine TomorrowsIsaac Asimov often criticizes our reliance on computers by portraying afuturistic world where comput ... er to take control over their livesnot allowing them to think for themselves.In the Nine Tomorrows, Isaac Asimov often criticizes our reliance oncomputers. The author predicts that computers will incr ...

(3 pages) 139 0 3.2 Mar/1995

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

book report on "Nemesis" Isaac Asimov

Author: Isaac Asimov was born in 1920 in Petrovichi, Russia. When he was three years of age, his family immi ... her.Theme:Nemesis was the Greek Goddess of Retribution, of Justified Revenge, and of Punishment. In Isaac Asimov's Nemesis, an idea of the theme can be derived from the title itself. Although it somet ... will multiply. Sense will never be made out of all the confusion."Nemesis had indeed come."EndnotesIsaac Asimov, Nemesis (New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., 1989), 11."ibid." 102 ...

(5 pages) 44 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Asimov on Chemistry

Asimovon chemistryThe Book Asimov on Chemistry by Isaac Asimov is a collection ofseventeen essays that he wrote for The Magazine of Fantasy and Scienc ... Company,Inc. Not all of the books centered on chemistry and like science. Most justcovered anything Isaac Asimov wondered about. These Essays date back quiteaways with a range from January 1959 to Apr ... t also gives chemicalmethods that determine the atomic weight.Slow burnThis is a description of how Isaac newton contributed to the field ofchemistry along with what civilizations thought of chemistry ...

(4 pages) 43 0 3.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

"Prelude to Foundation" by Isaac Asimov.

e to FoundationPrelude to Foundation is the beginning of a great series of science fiction books by Isaac Asimov. It is the year 12,020 G.E., and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne o ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An Analysis of "Dr. Susan Calvin" in "I, Robot", by Isaac Asimov

o the reader. Dr. Calvin has an excellent combination of many different attributes. In I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov, Dr. Susan Calvin, the main character, reveals much about herself to the reader, and ma ... ng unattractive; "Susan Calvin, an unattractive...robopsychologist," (Beacham 2063).In I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov, Dr. Susan Calvin, the main character, reveals much about herself to the reader, and ma ...

(7 pages) 31 0 0.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This essay is on "Rolls for the Czar," by R. Kinkead, and "What is intelligence, Anyway?" by Isaac Asimov. We were asked to write an essay comparing and contrasting these two articles.

lligence, Anyway?"In "Rolls for the Czar," by R. Kinkead, and in "What is Intelligence, Anyway?" by Isaac Asimov, intelligence assumes different forms. The two types of intelligence referred to are bo ... quick wit. In the first story, Markov the baker demonstrates quick wit, while in the second story, Isaac Asimov ironically does not.In "Rolls for the Czar," Markov the baker, who we assume to be a si ...

(2 pages) 41 2 3.6 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Crash of 1929 and the Depression that Followed: Was it Avoidable?

of experience can convince someone who has lived through it that the world is economically safe." - Isaac AsimovThe Great Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Depression that followed is perhaps one of ...

(7 pages) 41 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

What Makes Us Human?

e love, courage, and the desire for freedom.Love is a very important quality. "Bicentennial Man" by Isaac Asimov, The Giver by Lois Lowry, "The Offspring" by Gene Roddenbury, and EPICAC by Kurt Venngu ...

(3 pages) 45 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

"I, Robot" Film Review

obot" is one of the most successful films in 2004. It is based on the short stories and the idea of Isaac Asimov. The science fiction stories of Asimov's novel and the movie are rather different, but ...

(1 pages) 436 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"The Eureka Phenomenon" by Isaac Asimov

In Isaac Asimov's "The Eureka Phenomenon", he explains that when relaxed, a person's mind can solve a p ... through the town naked? Those are questions that appeared in my mind after reading this story. Was Isaac Asimov experimenting on us, the reader? Yes he was. Asimov's whole conclusion of the story is ... g a second to admire the comedy, I regained focus and finished the story with a great understanding.Isaac Asimov is a brilliant man. He used the text and style of his writing to prove his own point. I ...

(3 pages) 34 0 5.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Robotics Assessment

The word 'robotics' is a science fiction term, and was first used in a story called "Runaround" by Isaac Asimov in 1942.Ideas that resemble characteristics of robots in the modern world were first th ... able to move its arms, head, jaw and back.The Laws of RoboticsThe Laws of robotics were written by Isaac Asimov in his book Runaround in 1942. Originally there were only three laws, although later on ...

(6 pages) 36 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence

Caves Of Steel

The Caves of Steel This story, The Caves of Steel, written by Isaac Asimov is a great science fiction novel. Asimov is an awesome author who really knows how to e ... es to write! I could tell that he put a lot of feeling into this book. The Caves of Steel is one of Isaac Asimov's many books. This book is about robots, a favorite subject to the author because he lo ... t's something dumb. I think this book is going to get even better than it already is because Isaac Asimov is a great author. I would definitely give this book to anyone who loves great science ...

(2 pages) 539 0 0.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov was a very outstanding and prolific writer in science fiction, writing over 300 books. ... greatness as an author, and his book Foundation, including: His time period, religion, and history.Isaac Asimov was born in 1920 in the USSR to a Jewish family. When he was three years old his family ... ot. Then too, it is impossible to write science fiction and really ignore religion." (Gold by Isaac Asimov p. 185-188) It is obvious that he was knowledgeable in Christianity. In Foundation Asim ...

(5 pages) 519 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Andrew And The Mind

Andrew and the Mind "Bicentennial Man"� was written by Isaac Asimov to celebrate America's bicentennial in 1976. Originally planned as the first in a three ...

(5 pages) 21 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

A Brief History Of Time

Trying to Understand God's Mind In the interview Isaac Asimov had with Moyers', Asimov explains of what science is and how it differs from religion. ...

(2 pages) 15 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

A Brief History Of Time

Trying to Understand God's Mind In the interview Isaac Asimov had with Moyers', Asimov explains of what science is and how it differs from religion. ...

(2 pages) 9 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

What is Human?

The Three Laws of Robotics as told by the author Isaac Asimov in his popular science fiction novel "I, Robot".A robot may not injure a human being or ... flesh and blood, emotion and expression?As a highly prolific and successful science fiction author, Isaac Asimov was considered by many to be among the top three science fiction writers of his era (al ... th Robert Heinlein and A. E. Van Vogt). Son of unorthodox Jews Judah Asimov and Anna Rachel Asimov, Isaac Asimov was born in Petrovichi Shtetl of Smolensk Oblast, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Re ...

(7 pages) 23 1 4.5 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The Great Depression

depression can convince someone who has lived through it that the world is safe economically.” Isaac Asimov's is defined simply as terror and pain for all humanity that had to endure through the ... ad to endure through the depression years. He states the fact that it was unpreperable and a shock (Isaac Asimov). This quote is symbolic of one of the greatest tragedies to ever strike The United Sta ...

(9 pages) 54 0 2.3 Oct/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > The Great Depression

Predictability and the Inability of the Human Race to Change

In Isaac Asimov's Foundation, Asimov displays the world as predictable and constant. The basis of the s ... lels "the historic situation of the fall of Rome with the fall of a future galactic empire" (Gunn, "Isaac Asimov: Overview" 2). In Isaac Asimov's novel, Foundation, he displays how the human race as a ... cal science used to make predictions, and these predictions are "expressed as probabilities" (Gunn, Isaac Aimov: The Foundations of Science Fiction 41). This science is based upon the use of statistic ...

(5 pages) 13 0 0.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers