Essays Tagged: "popular belief"


t isn't physically addicting. However, LSD is a hallucinogenic drug that is very dangerous, despite popular belief.LSD stands for Lysergic Acid Diethylamide. Lysergic acid is extracted from the fungus ... tage is the downfall where the drug wears off and the user re-enters the normal world. LSD was very popular in the late 60's for its properties of 'realization', transcendence, or the all-knowing effe ...

(3 pages) 68 1 3.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

The Complete and Unabriged History of Flint, Michigan

ter despair came a beacon of hope...the first tavern in the Flint area was established. Contrary to popular belief this oasis in the desert was not Paddy McGee's, but Todd's Tavern, founded in 1830's. ...

(6 pages) 52 0 4.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Frankenstein, a metaphor of the problems technology is causing today.

to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow (Shelley 101)The popular belief of how Frankenstein came to be written derives from Shelley herself, who explains in ... ne of industrialization and science. It was this doctrine, seemingly inside by English scholars and popular culture, although reflected by imagination it may have been, that it can be said to have pro ...

(7 pages) 304 1 4.8 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


itive psychological explanation, REM dreamingenhances memory storage and reorganization.Contrary to popular belief, dreaming is not caused by eating certain foods beforebedtime, nor by environmental s ...

(3 pages) 128 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

This is a book report of All Quiet on the Western Front, by Maria Remarque, on of the best War novels of all time.

ire purpose of this novel is to illustrate the vivid horror and raw nature of war and to change the popular belief that war is an idealistic and romantic character.The story centers on Paul Baumer, wh ...

(4 pages) 109 0 5.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Porn on the 'net.

uld this ever happen? Probably not. That is one of the Internet's biggest problems, and my villain: popular misconception about the Internet.I was probably on the Internet 5-6 hours a day, almost ever ... . How many times did pornography of any sort sneak up on me unknowingly? Not even once. Contrary to popular belief, no pornography is going to spring up on you unexpectedly, for a few main reasons. Th ...

(2 pages) 204 4 4.3 Sep/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Internet and networking

An essay which explains the presence of media in government and its negative effects.

ally our world as we know it will be taken over by robots with artificial intelligence. Contrary to popular belief, this will not "eventually" happen; it already has. Inventions throughout our history ... n, listen to more radio, and read more newspapers than anywhere else in the world. The media's high popularity has gone out of control, is it right that a person be elected because of what they wear o ...

(3 pages) 158 3 3.8 Oct/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Socrates-not perfect- I got a A- at UC Berkeley on it Essay on how Socrates arguments are contradictory and can be proven faulty. This essay proves a few of Socrates arguments faulty.

uld listen to the "expert" that knows best rather than the majority. Socrates argues that following popular belief instead of the moral experts will "ruin" life and thus make it "not worth living". Fr ... ere is no such think as a moral "expert".In addition, Socrates argues that one should not listen to popular opinion for the sake of conforming to the masses. Rather, one should follow the view of the ...

(5 pages) 203 0 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The Last Colony An Analysis of UN involvement in Western Sahara

facilitate during the latter portion of the twentieth century. This was driven by the increasingly popular belief that ethnocentrism was no longer a proper justification for ruling over a people who ... Spain, however, all but ignored this request. Echoing this frustration, the POLISARIO front (Frente Popular para la Liberación de Saguia el-Hamra y Rio de Oro) is born, which turned to guerilla ...

(16 pages) 112 0 3.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Blacks and Whites: Separate and Unequal A comparison of the South African Apartheid system and America's Jim Crow Laws

ned by law. The "separate but equal" ideology plagued the social structure of the United States.The popular belief that this country belonged to the white man was nothing new though. From the moment C ...

(5 pages) 185 1 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Charles Darwin

r further study. It was during this period when he realized that his observations gave doubt to the popular belief that species were individually created and did not change. He noted that not only did ... . It appeared in his book The Decent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex. This today is still a popular and controversial theory. This postulated that the human race derived from an animal belongi ...

(4 pages) 81 1 3.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

The Roman emperor Publius Aelius Hadrianus.

n had many sculptures made of. When Antinous mysteriously died on a trip down the Nile in Egypt, (a popular belief was that he was sacrificed to an Egyptian hippo) Hadrian grieved deeply and set up a ... ad provided the empire with a period of stability and relative peace for 20 years, he died a very unpopular man.He had been cultured, devoted to religion, law, the arts - all qualities of a loveable e ...

(3 pages) 36 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

About "oh what a lovely war" the play by joan littlewood

Especially when it came to the futility of war; the Vietnam War was on topic opinion. Unbeknown to popular belief this is not the reason Littlewood wrote her play. The production came to life through ...

(2 pages) 38 0 4.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Rapid increase of freeters in japan.

guard or cramschool teachers, and the ranks of casual workers in japan are increasing.Contrary to a popular belief, this rapid rise has more to do with japan`s economic stagnation and corporate cost c ... german "arbeiter" or worker, but the number is somewhere between 2.4 million and four million. The popular image of the freeter portrayed in television dramas is a free spirit who does a range of par ...

(2 pages) 44 0 3.9 Nov/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Harmful Effects on the Body from Alcohol.

on the Body from AlcoholThere are many types of alcohol and are used in different ways. Contrary to popular belief that alcohol is not a stimulant, but alcohol falls under the category of Depressants, ... , 0.45% the person may be in a coma, and at 0.70% the drinker usually dies." (516 Meyer) One of the popular short-term effects of an alcoholic is a blackout. Blackouts occur during heavy drinking, and ...

(3 pages) 66 0 3.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Why has 'Social Class' been of such significance in the history of nineteenth-century Britain? Answer with reference to: the middle class

luence of the middle class began to assert itself within nineteenth century Britain, by 1850 it was popular belief that the middle class was going to run the country. The 1832 Reform act proved that p ... the economic and political power also increasing, the culture of the middle class was becoming more popular within society. (3) Ideals on the family and also women's role within society were all stand ...

(6 pages) 78 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This is a Five page paper that discusses the usage of Contemporary Allusions in British Literature. It's a good one.

ver time, became the preeminent form in British Literature was the historical allusion. Contrary to popular belief, an historical allusion does not have to allude to the past, it simply alludes to a p ... aim is to be understood by a wide audience, his menu of allusions will be small. Only allusions of popular appeal will work. E.g., allusions to the Simpsons are likely to be understood by most Englis ...

(6 pages) 47 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A bookreport on Fascism in Western Europe: 1900-45, by Kedward, Roderick. Simple and concise, it also briefly examines the credibility of the author.

According to popular belief, fascism was composed of a dominant totalitarian government that possessed total cont ... civilized and of the primitive, and of the mass and of the elite. The reason that fascism became so popular in Europe during the turbulent post-world war I era was because it combined these different ... f the Weimar Republic in Germany and inaugurated his fascist dictatorship. They were both extremely popular leaders who won the support of the lower and middle classes by scaring them with the dangers ...

(7 pages) 40 1 3.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

History of the Melungeons

e having white European, Native American, and African American blood in varying percentages.Another popular belief is that the Melungeons are the descendants of Portuguese and Turkish sailors shipwrec ... society and consigned to lives of poverty and neglect. N. Brent Kennedy, author of one of the most popular books on the Melungeons, Melungeons: The Resurrection of a Proud People, has subtitled his b ...

(6 pages) 29 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Capital Punishment

Why Capital Punishment Should be AbolishedUnlike popular belief, the death penalty does not act as a deterrent to criminals. As stated by Alfred Blum ...

(8 pages) 87 1 2.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights