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Astronomy
Astronomy
astronomy Space exploration has been going on since the 1960s. Both women and men have traveled in space. Every day we are discovering different things about space from satellites and astronauts, and every day more people are landing on the moon. The first human, the first animal, and the first spacecraft in orbit, were all Soviet achievements. There are many reasons why space is explored and why people take the time to explore the solar system. One reason is that we want to find out how our sol
The Tempest
The Tempest
The Tempest Greeks believed the golden age was in the remote past, and the medieval Church preached the golden age lay after death when man achieves perfection in the world beyond earth. The Renaissance recovered the Augustan Roman belief that the golden age was here and now. With new discoiveries in optics navigation astronomy and archaeology the subject of daily news reports the time was a marvel to behold.Voyages to the new world brought new examples of the natural life and a new Golden age w
JAMES COOKS CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE
JAMES COOKS CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE
JAMES COOKS CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE JAMES COOK\'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE I) Introduction The purpose of this paper is to describe the life and the contribution to the development of the British Empire of one of the most important English explorers. It was in the second half of the 18th century when James Cook, originally a poor farm boy, explored and mapped vast uncharted areas of the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean. However, James Cook
Galileo And The Telescope
Galileo And The Telescope
Galileo And The Telescope Galileo was not the person who invented the telescope, but he was the first one to use the telescope to study the heavens. He made many observations using the telescope that shocked the religious world. In this short essay, I will only focus on three observations and how an Aristotlean reacts to it. These observations played a very important role on the development of astronomy. The first object he observed was the moon. Through his observations he concluded that the mo
Robinson Jeffers
Robinson Jeffers
Robinson Jeffers Robinson Jeffers On January 10th, 1887, John Robinson Jeffers, most well known as simply Robinson Jeffers, was born outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents were somewhat of an odd fit. His father, Dr. William Hamilton Jeffers, was an extremely intelligent yet reserved, reclusive person who married a happy upbeat woman who was 23 years younger than himself (Coffin). Despite their age and personality differences, Dr. Jeffers and Annie Robinson Tuttle had a secure marria
Rene Descartes
Rene Descartes
Rene Descartes Rene Descartes lived from 1596 to 1650. He was a French mathematician, philosopher, and anatomist. He contributed to modern ideas, mainly those associated with science, rational thought, and the scientific method. He was born in La Haye, a city in central France. His father was a lawyer and left him an annual income for life. He attended the college of Henri IV at La Fleche when he was 10, ordered by his father. Descartes left La Fleche in 1614 to study civil and anon law at Poiti
Robinson Jeffers
Robinson Jeffers
Robinson Jeffers On January 10th, 1887, John Robinson Jeffers, most well known as simply Robinson Jeffers, was born outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents were somewhat of an odd fit. His father, Dr. William Hamilton Jeffers, was an extremely intelligent yet reserved, reclusive person who married a happy upbeat woman who was 23 years younger than himself (Coffin). Despite their age and personality differences, Dr. Jeffers and Annie Robinson Tuttle had a secure marriage. Dr. Jeffers\'
Big Bang Effect
Big Bang Effect
Big Bang Effect Big Bang Effect It is always a mystery about how the universe began, whether if and when it will end. Astronomers construct hypotheses called cosmological models that try to find the answer. There are two types of models: Big Bang and Steady State. However, through many observational evidences, the Big Bang theory can best explain the creation of the universe. The Big Bang model postulates that about 15 to 20 billion years ago, the universe violently exploded into being, in an ev
Ancient Advances In Mathematics
Ancient Advances In Mathematics
Ancient Advances In Mathematics Ancient Advances in Mathematics Ancient knowledge of the sciences was often wrong and wholly unsatisfactory by modern standards. However not all of the knowledge of the more learned peoples of the past was false. In fact without people like Euclid or Plato we may not have been as advanced in this age as we are. Mathematics is an adventure in ideas. Within the history of mathematics, one finds the ideas and lives of some of the most brilliant people in the history
A Report On Johannes Kepler W/laws
A Report On Johannes Kepler W/laws
A Report On Johannes Kepler W/laws Johannes Kepler The Harmonies of the World By the study of the orbit of Mars, we must either arrive at the secrets of astronomy or forever remain in ignorance of them. Johannes Kepler Biography Kepler, Johannes (1571-1630) who was a German astronomer and natural philosopher is noted for coming up with and verifying the three laws of planetary motion. These laws are now known as Kepler\'s laws of Planetary Motion. Johanne was born on December 27, 1571. Childho
Food
Food
food Food Food is the connector to everything that surrounds our culture. Each celebration includes a huge feast. We believe food tastes better when it is shared with family, relatives, and many other people. In my grandfather Makivik\'s time, all types of food were cached on the land, ready for a celebration. Back then there were many ways to prepare the foods, including different types of sauces and dips. I know of three sauces that are very good: aalu, misiraq, and nirukkaq. Aalu is made from
The History of Math
The History of Math
The History of Math The history of math has become an important study, from ancient to modern times it has been fundamental to advances in science, engineering, and philosophy. Mathematics started with counting. In Babylonia mathematics developed from 2000B.C. A place value notation system had evolved over a lengthy time with a number base of 60. Number problems were studied from at least 1700B.C. Systems of linear equations were studied in the context of solving number problems. The basic of ma
Nissim Ezekiel and A.K. Ramanujan
Nissim Ezekiel and A.K. Ramanujan
Nissim Ezekiel and A.K. Ramanujan Nissim Ezekiel (December 24 1924 - January 9, 2004 ) was a poet, playwright and art critic. He was considered the foremost Indian writer in English English-language of his time. Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 3 Books by Nissim Ezekiel 4 Some of his well-known poems Early life Ezekiel was born in Bombay (now Mumbai Mumbai). Ezekiel\'s father was a botany professor and his mother, principal of her own school. He belonged to Mumbai\'s small \'Bene Israel\' Jewish c
Religion & Evolution
Religion & Evolution
Religion & Evolution In my short life on this planet I have come to question things that many take upon blind faith. We all know that we must some day die; yet we continuously deny the forces at work inside ourselves, which want to search out the answers of what may or may not come after. It is far easier for humanity to accept that they will go to a safe haven and be rewarded for their lives with pleasures and fantasies of an unfathomable scale than to question the existence of a supposed omnip
Religion And God
Religion And God
Religion And God The existence of God has been a question since the idea of God was conceived Descartes tries to prove God\'s existence, and to show that there is without a doubt something external to ones own existence. He is looking for a definite certainty, a foundation for which he can base all of his beliefs and know that they are true. Descartes\' overall project is to find a definite certainty on which he can base all his knowledge and beliefs. Descartes attacks the principles that suppor
π is the mysterious number that most peop
π is the mysterious number that most peop
PI #960; is the mysterious number that most people think is merely 3.14. #960; is the ratio of a circle\'s circumference to its diameter. #960; has been calculated to 206,158,430,000 digits, which was accomplished by Yasumasa Kanada and Daisuke Takahashi from the University of Tokyo in September of 1999. On the other hand, there were the Babylonians and Hebrews who lived and died, believing that #960; was simply 3. Evidence from the Rhind papyrus shows that the Egyptians knew 3.16, but implied i
Pythagoras
Pythagoras
Pythagoras Pythagoras of Samos is often described as the first pure mathematician. He is an extremely important figure in the development of mathematics yet we know little about his achievements. There is nothing that is truly accurate pertaining to Pythagoras\'s writings. Today Pythagoras is certainly a mysterious figure. Little is known of Pythagoras\'s childhood. Pythagoras\'s father was Mnesarchus, and his mother was Pythais. Mnesarchus was a merchant who came from Tyre. Pythais was a native
Phillis Wheatley
Phillis Wheatley
Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley, one of America\'s most profound writers, has contributed greatly to American literature, not only as a writer, but as an African American woman, who has influenced many African Americans by enriching their knowledge of and exposure to their Negro heritage and Negro literature. As one of America\'s most renown writers, Wheatley, said to be the mother of African American Literature, is best known for her sympathetic portrayals of African American thought. Wheatle
Social Traps and Attitudes
Social Traps and Attitudes
Social Traps and Attitudes It is certainly hard to pick a particular attitude because I think that we all feel a little of each at different times. My Modern Environmentalist outlook is based on my Tech-Fix and Gloom-And-Doom attitudes. I think if we use science for the right reasons; such as finding natural energy sources (other than oil), or learning more about our earths past in astronomy or ecology studies. Although our atmosphere is heavily polluted we have come a long way since the 1970\'s
Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan Ferdinand Magellan was born in 1480, in a stone farm house in Portugal. His father\'s name was Dom Ruy Magellan, and his mother\'s name was Donha Alda De Mesquite. His father was a Portuguese nobleman and owned a large amount of land. He was also a sheriff, an honorary position awarded for distinguished service to the crown. Ferdinand\'s brother was named Diago De Sousa, a name he took from his wealthy grandmother, his sister was named Isabel Magellan. His family seemed to car
The Quantum Theory
The Quantum Theory
The Quantum Theory The Quantum Theory The quantum theory is the concept that energy is absorbed in a small pocket called a quantum, which in some situations behaves as particles of matter do. While particles, when in motion, exhibit certain wavelike properties. The quantum theory proposed a dual nature for particles and waves, with one aspect predominating in some situations and the other aspect predominating in other situations. This theory posed great conflict within the scientific community.
Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton Juan Samala Grace High School 11th Grade Report Sir Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton was born in Lincolnshire, near Grantham, on December 25, 1642. His education took place at Trinity College, in Cambridge where he lived from 1661 to 1696. Here is where he studied physics and astronomy, and created calculus. Newton became interested in mathematics in the autumn of 1663 when he tried to read an astrology book but could not understand it because he had little knowledge of trigonometr
Autism
Autism
autism Galileo\'s Legacy In papal Rome in the early 16th century the Good Book was the reference book for all scientists. If a theory was supported in its holy pages, or at the very least not contradicted, then the idea had a chance of find acceptance outside the laboratory. Likewise, no theory no matter how well documented could be viewed with anything but disdain if it contradicted with the written word of, or the Church\'s official interpretation of scripture. For these reasons the Church s
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Carl Friedrich Gauss Carl Friedrich Gauss Kevin Jean-Charles August 10, 1996 Seq. Math Course 2 Period 1 2 This report is on Carl Friedrich Gauss. Gauss was a German scientist and mathematician. People call him the founder of modern mathematics. He also worked in astronomy and physics. His work in astronomy and physics is nearly as significant as that in mathematics. Gauss also worked in crystallography, optics, biostatistics, and Making mechanics. Gauss was born on April 30, 1777 in Brunswick.
Islam'
Islam'
Islam\' The Islam faith was a very predominant one in the world\'s past history. When it first started to rise along with the teachings of Mohammed, it was very popular. Their military and cultural achievements were remarkable. When the Arabs first started conquering land, they had affected the language and cultures of those lands. Mohammed was a very spiritual man, who helped Islam rise and conquer. Mohammed was born in 569 B.C.E. Mohammed had lost both of his parents by the age of 6, leaving h
Descartes And How He Tried To Remove Himself From
Descartes And How He Tried To Remove Himself From
Descartes And How He Tried To Remove Himself From His Skeptical Point Jeffrey Laino Ramapo College In the Meditations, Descartes embarks upon what Bernard Williams has called the project of \'Pure Enquiry\' to discover certain, indubitable foundations for knowledge. Although Descartes\' views relied mainly on skepticism, he did make an attempt to \'remove\' himself from this doubt. By subjecting everything to doubt Descartes hoped to discover whatever was immune to it. In order to best understan
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci Candice Coxall ENG 121 M\'Lea Rigdon 03-16-05 Compare and Contrast Geniuses of Their Time Nostradamus and Leonardo Da Vinci are two of the world\'s most intelligent, amazing, highly achieved men that have been followed and questioned throughout history. They have changed time and left many people wondering what was true or false throughout their work and lives that existed hundreds of years ago. Although they lived in different countries and different times, they are both very
Space
Space
Space Space exploration has been going on since the 1960s. Both women and men have traveled in space. Every day we are discovering different things about space from satellites and astronauts, and every day more people are landing on the moon. The first human, the first animal, and the first spacecraft in orbit, were all Soviet achievements. There are many reasons why space is explored and why people take the time to explore the solar system. One reason is that we want to find out how our solar s
Big Bang Theory
Big Bang Theory
Big Bang Theory Big Bang Theory Fifteen billion years ago, give or take five billion years, the entirety of our universe was compressed into the confines of an atomic nucleus. Known as a singularity, this is the moment before creation when space and time did not exist. According to the prevailing cosmological models that explain our universe, an ineffable explosion, trillions of degrees in temperature on any measurement scale, that was infinitely dense, created not on fundamental subatomic parti
Jainism
Jainism
Jainism Jainism Jainism is one of the oldest practicing religions, although, today Jainism appears in its present day form in the areas of Northeastern India, just as it did thousands of years ago. It\'s a religion composed in arrangement so that it\'s characteristic are associated with the religions like Buddhism and Hinduism. In the beginning, however, the Jains prayed to the Hindu gods mainly for earthly support like a male heir, long life, and prosperity. Jainism can be trace its beginnings
Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan Ferdinand Magellan was bornabout 1480 in Sabrosa of a noble Portuguese family. His parents, who were members of nobility, died when he was about10 years old. At the age of 12, Magellan became a page to Queen Leanor at the royal court. Such a position commonly served as a means of education for sons of the Portuguese nobility. #9;At the court, Magellan learned about the voyages of such explorers as Christopher Columbus of Italy and Vasco da Gama of Portugal. He also learned the
How smart is Einstein?
How smart is Einstein?
How smart is Einstein? There is a parlor game physics students play: Who was the greater genius? Galileo or Kepler? (Galileo) Maxwell or Bohr? (Maxwell, but it\'s closer than you might think). Hawking or Heisenberg? (A no-brainer, whatever the best-seller lists might say. It\'s Heisenberg). But there are two figures who are simply off the charts. Isaac Newton is one. The other is Albert Einstein. If pressed, physicists give Newton pride of place, but it is a photo finish -- and no one else is in
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Yahoo
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Galileo: Scientist, Scholar, Rebel
Galileo: Scientist, Scholar, Rebel
Galileo: Scientist, Scholar, Rebel Seventeenth-century European study was controlled by two powerful forces: the Roman Catholic Church, headed by the Pope, and ancient philosophy dominated by the 2000-year-old ideas of the Greek philosopher, Aristotle. The Church had an overwhelming influence on the lives of most Europeans. During Galileo\'s time one in twelve people living in Rome was either a cleric or a nun.1 The Church forbid any teaching that deviated from what was taught in the Bible. To e
Roman Women And Their Mythology
Roman Women And Their Mythology
Roman Women And Their Mythology Throughout the ages myths, legends and fairytales have been used to teach people basic moral and educational lessons. For example, mothers and fathers use the childhood story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to teach their children that stealing and snooping is wrong. In the end, Goldilocks was either eaten or she ran away, depending on your bloodthirsty nature. By using this comparison between myths and reality the Romans were able to control their women, an
Story Of A Lion
Story Of A Lion
Story Of A Lion Night of the Lion One dark night Jim, Jake, and their little brother Adam decided to stay home to watch the Haley\'s Comet fly over. The news stations had been airing story, after story about the rarity of the comet\'s pass over the sky\'s and it seemed to them that to not watch it would be completely stupid. Little did they know that this night was not going to be a fun filled night instead the worst night of their lives. Jim and Jake are 18 year-old fraternal twins that were in
Logicial thinking
Logicial thinking
logicial thinking Truth is the object of thinking. Some truths are obvious; others are difficult to acquire. Some judgments we make are simple; some judgments are complicated. Some arguments, whether made by us or others, may be straightforward and easily understood; other arguments may be complex and consist of a series of smaller arguments, each needing to be critically examined and evaluated. Almost every object of knowledge has a branch of knowledge which studies it. Planets, stars, and gala
The Ancient Maya
The Ancient Maya
The Ancient Maya The Maya of Mesoamerica, along with the Aztecs of Mexico and the Incas of Peru, made up the high civilizations of the American Indians at the time of the Spanish conquest. Both the Aztecs and the Incas were late civilizations, between 1300-1533 AD, but the Maya of the Yucatan and Guatemala exhibited a cultural continuity spanning more than 2,000 years, 1000 BC-AD 1542. Many aspects of this culture continue yet today. The Ancient Maya in their time had actually refined writing. T
Galileo Galilei founder Of Modern Experimental Sc
Galileo Galilei founder Of Modern Experimental Sc
Galileo Galilei founder Of Modern Experimental Science Galileo Galilei founder of modern experimental science Galileo Galilei was one of the most remarkable scientists ever. He discovered many new ideas and theories and introduced them to mankind. Galileo helped society as an Italian astronomer and physicist, but how did he come to be such a great and well-known scientist? It took hard work and patience.... Galileo was born during the renaissance in Pisa, Italy on February 15, 1564. He was rai
Galileo
Galileo
Galileo Galileo was that guy who invented the telescope. This is what most people say when they think about Galileo. However, Galileo did not even invent the telescope; he only made improvements to it so it could be used for astronomy. Galileo did use it to make many important discoveries about astronomy, though; many of these discoveries helped to prove that the sun was the center of the galaxy. Galileo also made many important contributions to Physics; he discovered that the path of a projecti
Attributes That Have Influence
Attributes That Have Influence
Attributes That Have Influence Attributes That Have Influenced Western Civilization There have been major influences from ancient civilizations that have helped the development of our Western Civilization today. Two major civilizations that have maybe contributed the most to our civilization are ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Some of their contributions to our world today include farming, sailing and navigation, and the use of their calendar. First, and possibly the most important attribute that
The Supremecy of faith the Supremecy of Reason
The Supremecy of faith the Supremecy of Reason
The Supremecy of faith the Supremecy of Reason The Supremacy of Faith, The Supremacy of Reason The history of science has long been in conflict with religion or ¡§organized ignorance¡¨ as Dr. David Starr Jordan called in his book Science and Sciosophy. In this conflict history would reveal that science always prevailed. At times this victory was won at the cost and/or suffering of the individual who earth the nerve to present their finding to the world as court. Obstructions have been raised
Plato
Plato
Plato Plato LIFE Plato was born to an aristocratic family in Athens, Greece. When he was a child his father, Ariston, who was believed to be descended from the early kings of Athens died, and his mother, Perictione married Pyrilampes. As a young man Plato was always interested in political leadership and eventually became a disciple of Socrates. He followed his philosophy and his dialectical style, which is believed to be the search for truth through questions, answers, and additional questions.
Big Bang
Big Bang
Big Bang It is always a mystery about how the universe began, whether if and when it will end. Astronomers construct hypotheses called cosmological models that try to find the answer. There are two types of models: Big Bang and Steady State. However, through many observational evidences, the Big Bang theory can best explain the creation of the universe. The Big Bang model postulates that about 15 to 20 billion years ago, the universe violently exploded into being, in an event called the Big Bang
Stonehenge
Stonehenge
Stonehenge I. On Salisbury Plain in Southern England stands Stonehenge, the most famous of all megalithic sites. Stonehenge is unique among the monuments of the ancient world. Isolated on a windswept plain, built by a people with no written language, Stonehenge challenges our imagination. The impressive stone circle stands near the top of a gently sloping hill on Salisbury Plain about thirty miles from the English Channel. The stones are visible over the hills for a mile or two in every directio
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt The giant pyramids, temples, and tombs of ancient Egypt tell an exciting story about a nation that rose to power more than 5,000 years ago. This mighty civilization crumbled before conquering armies after 2,500 years of triumph and glory. The dry air and drifting desert sands have preserved many records of ancient Egypt until modern times. The ancient Egyptians lived colorful, active, and eventful lives. Many were creative artists, skilled craftsmen, and adventurous e
Introduction to the Scientific Method
Introduction to the Scientific Method
Introduction to the Scientific Method Introduction to the Scientific Method The scientific method is the process by which scientists, collectively and over time, endeavor to construct an accurate (that is, reliable, consistent and non-arbitrary) representation of the world. Recognizing that personal and cultural beliefs influence both our perceptions and our interpretations of natural phenomena, we aim through the use of standard procedures and criteria to minimize those influences when developi
8 Scientists
8 Scientists
8 Scientists Eight Scientist Research Since the dawn of time, man has yearned to know the origin of existence, how life was started, and the source of creation. Many scientists, from ancient Greece to modern civilization, began the search for answers by first studying our solar system, mapping the stars, trying to unlock their secrets. These eight scientists paved the way for any basic knowledge of the universe. Born in 270 BC, the Greek astronomer Aristarchus of Samos, was the first scientist k
The Clouds
The Clouds
The Clouds CLOUDS Production The setting of the Clouds requires two doors in the skene, one representing Strepsiades\'s house and the other, the Thinkery, both in the city of Athens. The play begins with Strepsiades and Pheidippides sleeping in their beds. Since the ancient Greek theater had no curtain, these two men in their beds had to be carried out in full view of the audience by stagehands (probably slaves) and placed in front of one of the doors of the skene representing Strepsiades\'s hou
Greek Literature
Greek Literature
Greek Literature Greek Literature GREEK LITERATURE. The great British philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once commented that all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato . A similar point can be made regarding Greek literature as a whole. Over a period of more than ten centuries, the ancient Greeks created a literature of such brilliance that it has rarely been equaled and never surpassed. In poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history, Greek writers created masterpieces that have inspired,