Essays Tagged: "million years"

The Big Bang (comparisive of two major theories)

of time and space. The matter and radiation of that early stagerapidly expanded and cooled. Several million years later, it condensed into galaxies. Theuniverse has continued to expand, and the galaxi ...

(4 pages) 172 1 4.1 Apr/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Big Bang

oftime and space. The matter and radiation of that early stagerapidly expanded and cooled. Several million years later, itcondensed into galaxies. The universe has continued to expand,and the galaxie ...

(5 pages) 154 0 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

An opinionated look into the facts and fallacies of evolution, from a Christian perspective. 11 pages

walking and the two-legged mode and repeats the same action as the two billion years prior. Another million years, or so, the modern man, commonly known as a Homo Sapien, evolves, walking bipedal with ... hese, the Uranium-Lead and Potassium-Argon methods are relied on the most for determining ages from millions to billions of years old. Carbon-14 dating is only used for determining the age in thousand ...

(12 pages) 279 2 4.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

report on redgiants and typeII supernovae

erature becomes high enough for helium to fuse to carbon and oxygen.Helium 'burning' last around 10 million years. When the helium runs out it continues burning in the outer shells. The star heats up ... so a rapid raise in brightness.This process can occur in an order of seconds after a life time of a millions of years!

(2 pages) 50 1 3.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

How Man evolved

ed and excavated. As a resultof these discoveries, a idea of human evolution during the past 4 to 5 million years hasshown.Most of the ability to make and use tools and other objects comes from the la ... anded during humanevolution. They began to move into the tropical areas of Eurasia sometime after a millionyears ago, and into the tropical parts of these continents about 500,000 years ago. Laterhomi ...

(5 pages) 150 0 3.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Transitions in Water

d extensiveestuaries found today have been characteristic of only about 10 to 20 percent of thelast million years. When sea level was lower, during glaciation periods, estuarieswere much smaller than ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Diversity of Plants

ent; I couldn' t have written a better paper myself.DIVERSITY OF PLANTSPlants evolved more than 430 million years ago from multicellular green algae. By 300 million years ago, trees had evolved and fo ... ressively less dependent on water. The oldest plant fossils date from the Silurian Period, some 430 million years ago.The common ancestor of plants was a green alga. The similarity of the members of t ...

(11 pages) 124 0 3.0 Apr/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Big Bang theory

oftime and space. The matter and radiation of that early stagerapidly expanded and cooled. Several million years later, itcondensed into galaxies. The universe has continued to expand,and the galaxie ...

(5 pages) 121 1 3.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics


ria parasites have been with us since the beginning of time, and fossils of mosquitoes up to thirty million years old show that malaria's vector has existed for just as long. The parasites causing mal ... ple are aware that malaria is a disease, they are unaware that it is life threatening, kills over a million people each year, and is a very elusive target for antimalarial drugs (Treatment of Malaria, ...

(5 pages) 100 0 3.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Should Manganese Nodules be Exploited as a Source of Metal? Should we continue exploiting manganese nodules as a source of metal, taking into consideration all the moral aspects.

ified between diverging oceanic plates. Therefore, it has a very small growth rate, millimetres per million years. They're usually located a few thousand kilometres off the closest continental shores. ...

(7 pages) 61 0 3.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

This essay is about the rose sea star (crossaster papposus), or starfish. The Rose Sea Star by Jacklyn Beaver

lived in the Quarternary Period of the Cenozoic Era of the Geologic time scale. It has lived from 1 million years ago to present day. Other species of that time are man and saber-toothed cats.Crossast ...

(1 pages) 40 1 4.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Biome: Grasslands

than large shrubs or trees. In the Miocene and Pliocene Epochs, which spanned a period of about 25 million years, mountains rose in western North America and created a continental climate favorable t ... idual trees. Savannas of one species or another cover almost half the surface of Africa (about five million square miles, generally central Africa) and large areas of Australia, South America, and Ind ...

(2 pages) 74 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Evolution of Homo Erectus. Details physical and social evolution from Aegygptopithecus to the appearance of Homo Erectus. Improve: Mixed up "hominoid" and "hominid" a bit.

Evolution of Homo ErectusIn the thirty-four million years between the time of the Old World anthropoid Aegygptopithecus, and the appearance of H ... een Old World monkeys and hominids occurred, we have evidence that it happened sometime after 35-33 million years ago (m.y.a.) (Turnbaugh 190). Dating back to this time are fossils of Aegygptopithecus ... er group, we may conclude that it was at the root of their split.The Miocene, which took place 23-5 million years ago, is known as the Age of the Apes. In the early Miocene, the movement of South Amer ...

(7 pages) 192 0 3.9 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Jainism, Taoism, and the Native American Lakhota beliefs.

r "those who overcome", was traditionally believed to have been a giant who lived approximately 8.4 million years ago. The world's 4 million Jains are almost entirely located in India. However, there ... good karma, which would result in their ending up in the upper world.Taoism currently has about 20 million followers, and is primarily practiced in Taiwan. About 30,000 Taoists live in North America ...

(3 pages) 70 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Comparison essay bees and wasps.

y features in common. We know that bees have been producing honey as they do today for at least 150 million years. Bees produce honey as food stores for the hive during the long months of winter when ...

(2 pages) 58 0 2.6 Jun/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

The giant panda of China.

Panda is, in fact, a bear. The Panda is native to china and has been in existence for the past two million years and is sometimes called 'The Living Fossil'.The giant panda has a white, chubby body w ...

(3 pages) 54 0 4.7 Jul/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

To What Extent Can Modern Scientific Theories Be Said To Have Disproved the Claims That the Universe Has Been Designed.

out the way the world was created and whether it has been designed or has evolved over thousands of millions of years.William Paley was a creationist and believed that the universe must have a designe ... 6 days about 6000 years ago scientists believe the universe was created by the big bang about 15000 million years ago. The big bang theory states that the universe was created by a big explosion that ...

(5 pages) 72 0 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Biology notes on Amphibians.

ell as on land. Fossil evidence indicates that amphibians evolved from lobe-finned fishes about 370 million years ago. Recent analysis of the DNA of coelacanths and lungfishes indicates lungfishes are ...

(1 pages) 33 0 4.4 Aug/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Red Giant Stars.

igh enough for helium to fuse to carbon and oxygen.The helium in the giant star burns for around 10 million years. When the helium runs out it continues burning in the outer shells. The star heats up ...

(1 pages) 43 0 4.6 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Use and misuse of animals.

whether animals have rights or not, we need to keep an open mind. Evolution of life is at least 25 million years old, and from the beginning right to the present day humans have fought for the surviv ... continues (868). This calamity will be the use of humans in ways animals are being used and the 25 million years of evolution of human life and values will surely go to dust.Some critics, the animal ...

(7 pages) 87 0 3.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community