Essays Tagged: "biologists"

Aristotle vs. Darwin

since its birth as biology. History shows Aristotle and Charles Darwin as two of the most powerful biologists of all time. Aristotle's teleological method was supported widely for over 2,000 years. O ... nations in biology, but that he extended the concept of teleology to the non-living world.'(56)Some biologists say Aristotle used teleology so often because order and purpose, both in the universe and ...

(9 pages) 444 6 4.6 Jun/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

The nature/nurture controversy and the extent to which an individuals intellectual level is determined

factors.The relative powers of nature and nurture have been actively pursed by psychologists and biologists striving to determine how heredity and environment influence the development of intellige ...

(10 pages) 531 2 2.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Religion - Animism

Animism, from Latin anima, "breath" or "soul", belief in spiritual beings. Among biologists and psychologists, animism refers to the view that the human mind is a nonmaterial entity ...

(2 pages) 67 1 2.4 Aug/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Theory of Evolution

l a matter of debate, but there are many differenttheories and that it occurs is a scientific fact. Biologists agree that all livingthings come through a long history of changes shaped by physical and ... dlargely during the 1930s and '40s by the mathematicians J. B. S. Haldaneand R. A.Fisher and by the biologists Theodosius Dobzhansky , Julian Huxley,Ernst Mayr ,George Gaylord SIMPSON, Sewall Wright, ...

(12 pages) 419 2 4.0 May/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Chaos Theory

merican and European scientists began to investigate the randomness of nature.They were physicists, biologists, chemists and mathematicians but they were all seeking one thing: connections between dif ...

(9 pages) 158 0 4.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis; Outline

ickly andaccurately and must also have a means of being decoded and put into effect.The Genetic CodeBiologists call the program of the cell the genetic code. The work genetic refersto anything that re ...

(6 pages) 89 0 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Explaining functionalism, marxism, and symbolic interactionism and some differences between these 3 sociological perspectives

Functionalism focuses on what is good for the whole of society. Functionalists took a similarway as biologists to explain this perspective. Social systems were dissected into their parts, orinstitutio ...

(1 pages) 356 2 2.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Biology notes on viruses.

Notespg. 455-461Biologists first suspected the existence of viruses near the end of the nineteenth century. At that ... a strand of nucleic acid encased in a protein coat that can infect cells and replicate within them. Biologists do not consider viruses to be living organisms.Most viruses have a protein sheath, or cap ... iginated as fragments of bacterial and eukaryotic genomes, their great diversity is not surprising. Biologists think there are at least as many kinds of viruses as there are kinds of organisms. The nu ...

(5 pages) 79 1 3.2 Aug/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


Anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists and biologists all see the reasoning for different human behaviour to be caused by different factors. Se ... , nothing sexual is likely to happen at all."Sexual orientation produces another limitation in sociobiologists (essentialist) theory of sexual behaviour. If evolution is the sole factor that shapes hu ... ir tendency for the same sex. Both of these may have a part in influencing people to be 'gay.' Sociobiologists argue that this tendency is an inborn predisposition, and there are many people who have ...

(6 pages) 247 1 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

A brief History of Life on Earth.

discussing. This is a brief summary of one version the history of life on Earth, agreed on by most biologists.The Earth's crust formed about 4.5 billion years ago. There are various theories as to wh ...

(2 pages) 47 0 3.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


wn about the family life of wild jaguars. They have been hunted almost to extinction for their fur. Biologists now find it difficult to study wild jaguars in zoos, where the animals have been bred suc ...

(2 pages) 40 1 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Evolution is progressive

he synthesis, and Schindewolf and Goldschmidt outside it. Of course, heterodox writers (usually not biologists) like Teilhard and Koestler remained progressionists long after this. But by the 1970s, p ... remained progressionists long after this. But by the 1970s, progress had been abandoned by working biologists.Recently, the issue has resurfaced, shorn of the mysticism of earlier debates. Biologist ...

(4 pages) 62 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Brain Conquered Brawn in Early Humans

tools and language. The mutation is reported in the latest issue of the journal Nature by a team of biologists and plastic surgeons at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Phi ...

(4 pages) 43 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

"Asilomar Revisited: Lessons for Today?"

y to mark the 25th anniversary of that historic meeting. In February 1975, 140 participants--mostly biologists, with a handful of lawyers and physicians and 16 members of the press--gathered at the ru ... tor that made the first meeting work, he said, was the "suddenness of the issue." Because molecular biologists weren't yet heavily invested in recombinant DNA technology and the public knew little abo ...

(8 pages) 35 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


Biologists through out the world are researching and are looking for ways to use the cells to make m ...

(3 pages) 27 0 4.6 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Preserve our wildlife

und the globe arethreatened with extinction, and many thousands more become extinct each yearbefore biologists can identify them. The primary causes of species extinction orendangerment are habitat de ...

(2 pages) 58 0 3.3 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Forestry

Mendel's Impact

l's teachers of physics showed Mendel how to test a hypothesis with experiments, something that few biologists were doing at the time. The mathematicians meanwhile taught Mendel how to use statistics ... produced by hybridizing existing species. It was these experiments that would eventually change how biologists viewed how all of life was passed on from generation to generation (Lecture 3/1).To start ...

(5 pages) 56 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The role of outsiders bring their knowledge and experience to that field of study"

getting vague.It is already common to utilize tools from outsider's experience. Though conventional biologists mainly took an experiment on laboratory, contemporary biologists are working with super c ...

(2 pages) 28 0 3.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Effects of the Enlightenment.

nded. The amount of new knowledge was emerging greatly. Chemists understood more about elements and biologists introduced a new classification system for organisms. Political changes were least signif ...

(2 pages) 82 1 1.7 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Jungle, a gnarly story.

the ones stalking the beasts; the beasts were stalking them. Fuller and his crew of native guides, biologists, and camera operators were deep in the Congo. It was their second week in the scorching h ...

(4 pages) 19 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories