Essays Tagged: "natural phenomena"

Essay on Aristotle

t conclusions. One idea that Aristotle argues specifically is teleology. Teleology is the idea that natural phenomena are determined not only by mechanical causes but by an overall design or purpose i ... ur because they serve a purpose. He maintains that organisms develop as they do because they have a natural goal or telos in Greek. "Nature", writes Aristotle, is "a 'principle of motion and change' " ...

(3 pages) 117 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Its about the social, political, and individual functions of religion in general. Short but contains a lot of information and explains well with examples.

a society. The first thing a religion does for society is to provide solutions for the unexplained natural, phenomena. This can be seen in Christianity and Judaism by looking at the Garden of Eden st ...

(3 pages) 223 0 4.1 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

How helpful is Boyer in explaining or understanding religion? This is an analysis of Pascal Boyer's "Religion Explained"

ers to the lasting question of why religions exist. Religions are said to offer reasons for dreams, natural phenomena, the beginning of the world, and our place in it. Religion grants solace during ti ... 's faith, however it can be proven that inferences are taken not from the official doctrine but the natural model. The believers are unaware of the variation between the overt and instinctive versions ...

(8 pages) 137 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Choices in Life and religion. Quotes from "Life of Pi".

primary factor in many actions performed by humans. Religions are said to offer reasons for dreams, natural phenomena, the beginning of the world, and our place in it. Religion grants comfort during t ... r, Jay Chiat discusses influence of media on truth:Media interferes with our capacity to experience naturally, spontaneously, and genuinely, and thereby spoils our capacity for some important kinds of ...

(4 pages) 130 1 3.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Power of Words: Pablo Neruda"

eryday language and employed bold metaphors in free verse. He was greatly impressed with nature and natural phenomena such as death and regeneration. Intuition and the forces of instinct characterize ...

(9 pages) 141 0 4.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

About basic genetics. Includes info. on: Gregor Mendel, Particulate Theory of Heredity, Professor Doppler, Unger, Punnet Square, and more

sor Doppler, a physicist, trained him to apply a quantitative experimental approach to the study of natural phenomena.Also, at the University of Vienna, Unger, a botanist, interested him in the causes ...

(2 pages) 56 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Similarities and differences between social science and natural science.

oretical explanation of phenomena. . In other words ,it is such activities restricted to a class of natural phenomena and Such activities applied to an object of inquiry or study.Therefore the purpose ... ng sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, political science, and history.And then, what is natural science?A science, such as biology, chemistry, or physics, that deals with the objects, phen ...

(3 pages) 152 1 4.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

"What roles do myths of origin play within religion and society?"

roductionWhat is myth? For rationalists such as Muller, they provide pre-scientific explanations of natural phenomena. For functionalists such as Malinowski they are a "codification of belief", explai ...

(12 pages) 297 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Hiking to Understanding

tas became spectacular once I climbed above tree line. Immediately, I sensed that understanding the natural world parallels climbing a mountain. To reach my goal of total comprehension of natural phen ...

(2 pages) 65 3 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

This a cause and effect essay on Global Warming.

ess practices such as dumping industrial wastes into the air and waterways, would be the cause of a natural phenomena called the greenhouse effect, or global warming. Now, when the earth's biosphere i ... ives. Global warming is an ecological issue that has been caused by humans who overload the earth's natural ability to metabolize carbon, and the effect is that world temperatures and climate conditio ...

(5 pages) 376 0 4.8 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Feminist Criticism, based on "The Scarlet Letter (a)dorée, or the Female Body Embroidered, Of Gardens, Gold and Little Girls

re completely man-made, not God-given. The Puritans, one such society, gave symbolic meaning to all natural phenomena, and in this we can see how superstitious and ignorant they were for all their pro ...

(2 pages) 12 0 1.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Acid rain.

of sulfur and nitrogen, are converted to strong acids (sulfuric and nitric acids).Although rain is naturally slightly acidic, human activities can make it much more acidic.The principal natural pheno ... culation.Occasional pH readings below have been reported in industrialized areas.What is it made of?Natural acid rain.Water contains some acid (CO2) naturally due to decomposing of organic substances. ...

(4 pages) 36 0 3.7 Sep/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Significance of Theories.

one that has been repeatedly tested or is widely accepted and can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena. This would mean the importance of theories is to help us accept facts to the unkn ...

(1 pages) 27 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The relationship between mythology and literature.

the world around us, passed down orally from generation to generation explaining religious origin, natural phenomena or supernatural event. Mythology is a collection of myths that concerns with cosmo ... ferent) and they often revolve around non-human or "extroadinary" people such as god, goddess, supernatural beings (e.g. zeus, adam and eve, prometheus etc). These story explains why things are and ho ...

(5 pages) 98 0 4.3 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Nursing Theory and Research -Paradigm and Metaparadigm

Introduction:According to Polit and Hungler (1997) paradigm is a "way of looking at natural phenomena that encompasses a set of philosophical assumptions and that guides one's approach ...

(8 pages) 292 0 3.4 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Exploring the World of Mythology

ontaining the same basic elements of nothingness chaos, creation of humans, and the explanation for natural phenomena.People from the past wondered how the Earth was created. Every culture has its own ...

(5 pages) 76 0 4.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Aging: a Natural Process

e completely different with today and human beings are even not existed in the earth. However, many natural phenomena are recurrent. One of the wonderful things about nature is the variety of the seas ... ly shows a cycle of birth, death and rebirth during the whole human lifetime. Therefore, aging is a natural process and human beings should not disturb the balance of nature. This underlying theme is ...

(3 pages) 55 2 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

What is Art?

set, flower, sky can be a production of art, because they are not created by human beings, they are natural phenomena. But there lots of things which are created by humans and not related to art, beca ...

(3 pages) 60 2 3.7 Mar/2007

Subjects: Art Essays

Islamic Modernism

Modernism believed that the human mind had an infinite capacity to transform and control social and natural phenomena, and that man was endowed with reason, self-consciousness, and a sense of individu ...

(3 pages) 40 0 4.0 May/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

Supernatural In Ancient Mariner

How does Coleridge create a sense of the supernatural and why? Refer primarily to parts2-4. Talk about features and give reasons.In his poem, The ... give reasons.In his poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Coleridge creates the sense of the supernatural offering the reader with a chilling dreamscape. The supernatural aspects of this poem also i ... his poem also include strange affinities and predictions of the future in the form of dreams or the natural phenomena of storm and moonlight. The poet uses repeating symbols in create the supernatural ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers