Essays Tagged: "Natural phenomenon"

To Dream a Little Dream. Speaks of dreams, how philosophers and the Greeks view them, and which elemnts dreams can contain. Personal experience included

The dream I have recounted may or may not have any significant meaning to me: however, dreams are a natural phenomenon that have fascinated human beings for centuries.Even though dreams are not fully ... ad dreams. The theories range from eating the wrong foods to the invasion of our bodies by the supernatural. Sleep disorder expert Dr. Barry Krackow says, "Night mares are one of the most vivid and dr ...

(8 pages) 162 0 4.1 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

A synopsis of the similiarities and differences of the emergent theory and the reductionist theory in explaining the world

orld around them. In this pursuit of knowledge many theories have been formulated to try to explain natural phenomenon. Theories of particular interest are those that attempt to give an answer to what ...

(2 pages) 62 1 3.0 Sep/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

"A Discussion On Earthquakes"

ns of dollars worth of damage to the areas they destroy, causing economic chaos. An earthquake is a natural phenomenon, occurring throughout the history of the world. Descriptions as old as recorded h ...

(5 pages) 138 1 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

This reviews Didion's characterization of the Santa Ana winds in her essay "The Los Angles Notebook."

ertain winds trigger a mechanistic switch that causes humans to act irrationally. Didion connects a natural phenomenon with the cause of an unconscious reaction by living organisms.Didion's use of ima ...

(2 pages) 41 0 3.6 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The goal of this research paper is to describe rain forests, demonstrate some of the causes and effects of deforestation, and explain what is already being done to prevent it.

ain Forest and the Raintree Nutrition Inc website, says that "rain forests are the world's greatest natural resources and the most powerful and bio-actively diverse natural phenomenon on the planet." ... or money in economically challenged tropical countries." Rain forest regions are incredibly rich in natural resources and commodities, particularly timber, minerals, and petroleum. Many trees that gro ...

(6 pages) 103 1 3.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Why volcanoes become active and passive from the different perspectives of authors. How people have made up stories in order to understand the reasons on how volcanoes became active

ions, stories were conjured up of superhuman forces, folklore and myths as a conclusion to why this natural phenomenon occurs. Many different cultures around the world have come up with their own folk ...

(4 pages) 29 0 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Origin Myths

r legendary story, especially one that involves gods and heroes and explains a cultural practice or natural phenomenon.? To me myths are a wonderful thing; they represent creativity and are a very goo ... d of that both cultures expressed it differently.Answers on Questions:1.What can you tell about the natural environment of the group, including but not limited to climate, vegetation, animals, etc.? B ...

(3 pages) 53 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Benjamin Franklin: His contribution to American History

chieve international fame through his experiments in electricity. Franklin became interested in the natural phenomenon known as electricity. He became interested in electricity when he saw demonstrati ... at could be used in his many experiments.Franklin was among the first to suggest that lightning was naturally occurringelectricity and that it could be drawn from the clouds. To prove this hypothesis, ...

(4 pages) 90 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Impact of Concubine System On female Subordination in Chinese Society

ale subordination in western societies is on another hand being seemed as nothing but a regular and natural phenomenon that simply need no discussions. There is no awareness on the rising of female po ...

(2 pages) 39 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Natural Phenomenon or Myth?

All over the world there are strange and persistent winds that are studied as natural phenomenon. These winds sometimes have strange effects on people and their behaviors. Some ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Social Science Report: Theories Regarding Homosexuality

d the question she hoped to make clear is: "Is homosexuality an aberration, a personal choice, or a natural phenomenon?"Hypothesis:If a mother of a child is subjected to a great amount of stress durin ...

(4 pages) 54 1 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Red Tide

rm thick, visible patches near the water's surface. Some phytoplankton contain neurotoxins produced naturally which are dangerous to all kinds of marine life and mammals as well. When all these phytop ... atically increased aquaculture activities which lead to increased monitoring of algae and and other natural phenomenon which is revealing indigenous toxic algae that were probably always there.Over th ...

(2 pages) 11 0 1.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

Tropical Rain Forest Depletion (position paper)

One of the planet's most powerful and bio-actively diverse natural phenomenon are known to be the rain forests. To start off, it is important to be knowledgeab ... he size of the whole continent of United States. Despite the fact it is one of the world's greatest natural resource; they are being destroyed every day. And the destruction of the rain forests is a p ... are being destroyed worldwide for the profits they yield". Since rain forest are incredibly rich in natural resources and commodities, particularly timber, minerals, and petroleum they are highly priz ...

(9 pages) 55 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science


n the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In some cases, homosexuality was accepted as a natural phenomenon. Homosexuality has not evolved, rather it has changed, and in some societies (for ... ar;When they themselves have come to manhood, their love in turn is lavished upon men. They have no natural inclination to marry and beget children. Indeed, they do so only in deference to the usage o ...

(5 pages) 16 0 5.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Brief Discussion of Mythology

myths. OED defines myth as traditional stories that include forces, beings, or creatures with supernatural powers that justifies “a religious belief or ritual, or a natural phenomenon.” Myt ... ed questions about their origin as well as the creation of the world, which myths explained. A supernatural or spiritual aspect of a myth was used by humans in myths to rationalize natural events beca ...

(2 pages) 55 0 2.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

On the Myth of "The Raven and the First Men"

OED defines a myth as “a traditional story involving supernatural beings or forces or creatures”. In this sense, “The Raven and the First Men” by Bill Rei ... The Raven and the First Men” by Bill Reid is a myth because it involves the raven, which is a supernatural creature that encounters the first humans. The raven is featured prominently in First Nati ... ell. OED also states that a myth must have a justification of a “religious belief or ritual, or a natural phenomenon”. Accordingly, “The Raven and the First Men” is a creation myth that justifie ...

(2 pages) 23 0 5.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Acid rain 4

agree that acid rain has in fact been caused by man made pollution because of the fact that rain is naturally acidic. This widespread disagreement delayed international action to reduce pollution for ... water to form acids and fall back to the earth as precipitation. People who believe acid rain is a natural phenomenon do so because of the fact that carbon dioxide in the air combines with water vapo ...

(7 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Plastic Surgery

g the breast are receiving breast implants or breast reduction surgery. Many females and males have naturally large breasts. Girls as young as fifteen can have large breasts, and this may cause pain i ... difficulty breathing. In cases like these, several girls rightfully get breast reductions. Another natural phenomenon is Gynecomastia, which is a disease where men have excessive breast development. ...

(6 pages) 47 0 3.7 Feb/2008

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

Gilgamesh and Sappho's common theme on "the end of life".

life only results in him looking out to defeat death; whereas, Sappho just wants to understand this natural human cycle of life.Sappho learns to accept the principle of life and this aids her in accep ... nowledges that these changes are out of her reach and that there is nothing she can do to stop this natural phenomenon from happening. She feels it is better to just accept things the way they are bec ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Research Paper on Language

and destructionA. LearningB. The power behind knowledgeThe Power of LanguageWe as humans undergo a natural phenomenon of initiation into a certain dialect from infancy. To shape and create our unders ... n aid in the holding of our current and future ideas. Our sharing and exchange of ideas and beliefs naturally results from communicating with effective language. Dr G. Mannivanman, a professor of Engl ...

(7 pages) 68 0 5.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics