Essays Tagged: "evolutionary"

Creationism vs. Evolution

It has been over 100 years since English naturalist Charles Darwin first told the world his revolutionary concept about how livings things develop. Evolution through natural selection and adapt ... gious fundamentalists won the day by having banned the instruction or even the mention of 'ungodly' evolutionary thinking in schools. With today's social and political climate, this question is back w ...

(4 pages) 473 7 4.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution

could not come up with a satisfactory mechanism that would explain this change.The most influential evolutionary theories prior to Darwin were those of Lamarck andGeoffroy St. Hilaire, developed betwe ... important books, Zoonomia, and the Botanic Garden. In these books, Erasamus speculatedabout various evolutionary ideas that were dismissed as too radical (i.e., the nose of the swine hasbecome hard fo ...

(13 pages) 698 4 3.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

The Evolution of Primate Intelligence

with good binocular vision, hands that were good at manipulation and the ability to climb trees. An evolutionary trend in primates involves the development of offspring both before and after birth and ...

(7 pages) 223 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The Age of Spiritual Machines, by Ray Kurzweil. This report gives a basic summary of a very technical book on A.I.

up to the most important principle of the book, The Law of Accelerating Returns, which follows:-An evolutionary process is not a closed system; therefore, evolution draws upon the chaos in the larger ... ace for its options of diversity; and-Evolution builds on its own increasing order.Therefore:-In an evolutionary process, order increases exponentially.Therefore:-Time exponentially speeds up.Therefor ...

(3 pages) 82 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence

In what ways can religion be explained in evolutionary terms?

on as to what advances aided religion.Before one can remark on the advances of religion through the evolutionary latter, one must have a clear definition of what constitutes religion. For the purpose ... rry out the most simplified forms of culture (mMarshack, A.).To accurately analyze religion through evolutionary terms, we must first take a very brief and simplified look at the progression of early ...

(5 pages) 72 1 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Business ethics and integrity

of both ethics and integrity, and how to use those things efficiently and effectively.Ethics is an evolutionary exercise in self-understanding aimed at that union of harmony, intensity and vividness ... its stakeholders as a community of interdependent parts that includes the world around it. It is an evolutionary approach based upon the twin premises that organizational integrity is tied inextricabl ...

(3 pages) 453 1 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

This is an essay that analyzes space time

Human during their evolutionary course and in order to understand the world around them, attended to explain the univer ...

(4 pages) 101 0 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

The social problem of the generation gap.

Men during their evolutionary course, with main purpose the improvement of their life conditions, confronted various ...

(5 pages) 155 0 3.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Oversimplification Throughout History Compares the ideals of President George W. Bush to those of Plato

Oversimplification Throughout History"These classical evolutionary theories are a gross oversimplification of an immensely complex and intricate mass of f ...

(4 pages) 62 0 2.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

The bio-psychological approaches to understanding mental events and behaviour result in more conclusive findings than using a social approach and/or examining environmental factors. Discuss.

logy, scientifically studying the biology of behaviour (Pinel 1997). It examines the physiological, evolutionary and developmental mechanisms of behaviour and experience and pays particular reference ...

(9 pages) 221 2 3.9 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Exploring a Change in Views on the Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics.

The idea of the inheritance of acquired characteristics, introduced by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, is an evolutionary process that involves organisms changing their phenotypic characteristics in response t ... d indirect genetic effects, changes the genotype-phenotype relationship and can therefore alter the evolutionary process in dramatic and unpredictable ways (Brodie et al 1998, 65). This is contrary to ...

(4 pages) 51 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The increasingly dominant role of women in film and television: a social or economic reform?

foolish to believe or suggest that it has been a phenomenon of sorts as the extent of the speed of evolutionary thinking in our culture and the media is often overestimated. With current trends in fi ...

(10 pages) 172 0 3.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

This paper touches all the aspects of greed, selfishness and God's view about that.

s good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed , in all its forms-- greed for life, for money, for love, for knowledge-- ...

(3 pages) 57 0 0.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Abnormalities in the cardiac cycle.

The heart is evolutionary masterpiece. Yet like everything else in nature, it is not perfect and problems may ari ...

(7 pages) 73 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Arts and Culture: Art Critique Boyd Webb Darwin.

s quite obvious. Darwin was a philosopher in the late 1880's. His philosophy was concerned with the evolutionary process that the lesser should give way to the greater. This dogma was used to justify ... at should a greater being come from the heavens we (we being white European men, the highest on the evolutionary ladder) should give way to them and we will go quietly to our graves. The perished snak ...

(2 pages) 50 0 4.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

The similarities between Neanderthals and Upper Palaeolithic people.

d as our most immediate ancestor, and, by comparison with more distant ones, regarded as a model of evolutionary refinement." (Howell 1966:123). There is no doubt in my mind that Neanderthals and Uppe ... people are believed to be similar, "but was the human growth pattern developed soon after after the evolutionary split from the African apes or was it more gradual or late in its appearance? Whatever ...

(4 pages) 61 1 4.2 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Early psychology.

ly psychology. The different perspectives are behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, physiological, evolutionary, cognitive, and cultural and diversity.First, I'll start with the behavioral perspectiv ... n the nerve cells called neurons. Neurons communicate with each other through neurotransmitters.The evolutionary perspective is based on the interest in the role a physiological structure or behavior ...

(2 pages) 239 3 4.5 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Concept of Beauty What is & what is not? How important is it and how much do you owe to evolution.

ok at was how is beauty truly perceived is it really in the eye of the beholder or is it part of an evolutionary process that occurs without knowing. To then move on to how the concept of was importan ... ey are attractive? But how can they when they have known concept of beauty. Or could this be purely evolutionary theory and they are born with that knowing. The rationale scientist have found behind s ...

(6 pages) 143 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

How did the planets of the solar system come about? How did the atmosphere change and evolve through time? What where the major geological and biological events of Earth history?

n is quite fresh, yet we have made a lot of progress. We will start our journey through the Earth's evolutionary timeline from nearly 5 billion years ago. Earth and nine additional planets revolve aro ...

(2 pages) 86 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

Review of The Age of Spiritual Machines and Artificial Intelligence.

s up to the most important principle of the book, The Law of Accelerating Returns, which is that an evolutionary process is not a closed system; therefore, evolution draws upon the chaos in the larger ... takes place for its options of diversity. Also, evolution builds on its own increasing order. In an evolutionary process, order increases exponentially. Time exponentially speeds up and the valuable p ...

(8 pages) 117 0 2.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science