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Greek Legacies
Greek Legacies
Greek Legacies Greek legacies are their governmental systems, culture and arts, and science and technology. Classical Greece was a time where the growth of a community held strong through times of plague, wars, and numerous breakthroughs. A major legacy left by classical Greece was a government based on direct democracy. With a direct democracy, citizens ruled by majority vote. The citizenship was expanded to all free males, except foreigners. Those not considered citizens were women, slaves, an
Why Mesopotamia Is Great: Persuasive Essay
Why Mesopotamia Is Great: Persuasive Essay
Why Mesopotamia Is Great: Persuasive Essay The “Land Between the Rivers” has been a source of both savage barbarism and great civilizations. Mesopotamian culture reached its peak between ca 3000-550 BCE. Yet, much of Mesopotamian culture goes unnoticed, despite its rich heritage. A vast bulk of the great early civilizations developed in the land known as Mesopotamia. It can, in fact, be proven, without question, that because of Mesopotamia’s extensive trade routes, its excellent leaders, and the
Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great He was the ruler of Greece in the fourth century B.C. He was one of the greatest military geniuses of all time. He was born in Macedonia, the son of Phillip II, King of Macedonia. He received his military education from his father and was tutored by Aristotle, the great philosopher, and other great teachers of his time. By the time he was sixteen Alexander was left in charge of the kingdom when his father was away for any extended period of time and once led the army to put d
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory 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 t
Black Holes
Black Holes
Black Holes Within our galaxy alone, there are millions upon millions of stars. Within our universe, there are millions upon millions of galaxies. Humans have known the existance of stars since they have had eyes. Although interpretations may have differed on what they were, they were always thought of as white glowing specks in the sky, but the mystery does not lie within what we can see, but what we can not see. There are billions of stars lighting the darkness of our universe, but the questio
Werner Heisenberg and the Heisenberg Uncertainty P
Werner Heisenberg and the Heisenberg Uncertainty P
Werner Heisenberg and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Werner Heisenberg, born in the dawn of the twentieth century became one of its greatest physicists; he is also among its most controversial. While still in his early twenties, he was among the handful of bright, young men who created quantum mechanics, the basic physics of the atom, and he became a leader of nuclear physics and elementary particle research. He is best known for his uncertainty principle, a component of the so-called Cope
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
Sir Fred Hoyle
Sir Fred Hoyle
Sir Fred Hoyle Fred Hoyle was born in 1915 He was born in Bingley, Yorkshire. He was English He was an astronomer and mathematician He was one of the first to apply relativity equations and modern physics to cosmology He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1939 He was elected a fellow of Cambridge\'s St. John\'s College. In the field of astrophysics, Hoyle is noted for working out the ages and temperatures of stars, the prediction of the existence of quasi-stellar objects that were lat
Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton could easily be considered one of the greatest minds in history. He was an all around genius. He was a mathematician, a natural philosopher, an inventor, and an English physicist. Some of the phenomenal things he did include studying how light reacts to reflection, formulating laws of universal gravitation and motion, and built the first ever reflecting telescope. In 1642 Isaac Newton was born into a very poor farming family inWoolsthorpe, Engla
Augustine, Desert Fathers-What is required to be a
Augustine, Desert Fathers-What is required to be a
Augustine, Desert Fathers-What is required to be a good Christian? Such strong language seems to indicate a rejection of the body, of human relationships, of human reason, or any good which is not God. Is such a rejection required if one is to be a true Christian? Human relationships, the body, and human reason are presupposed to be good in Ms. Kreis’s statement. Although Saint Augustine, the author of Confessions, would not consider those to be of the highest good (God), he would be hard-presse
The Mesopotamia Essay-Why it was the greatest civi
The Mesopotamia Essay-Why it was the greatest civi
The Mesopotamia Essay-Why it was the greatest civilization? Mesopotamian- The Great Civilization The “Land Between the Rivers” has been a foundation of both savage barbarism and a great civilization. Mesopotamian culture reached its best moment between ca 3000-550 BCE. Yet, much of Mesopotamian culture is ignored, despite its rich heritage. An immense amount of the great early civilizations developed in the land known as Mesopotamia. It can be proven, in fact without any question, that because o
Carl Gauss
Carl Gauss
Carl Gauss Carl Gauss was a man who is known for making a great deal breakthroughs in the wide variety of his work in both mathematics and physics. He is responsible for immeasurable contributions to the fields of number theory, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, magnetism, astronomy, and optics, as well as many more. The concepts that he himself created have had an immense influence in many areas of the mathematic and scientific world. Carl Gauss was born Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss, on
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
French Literature in the Age of Reason
French Literature in the Age of Reason
French Literature in the Age of Reason The Age of Reason, or the Enlightenment, was a period in France during the 1700\'s following the classical age. Within this time, philosophers placed the emphasis on reason as the best method for learning. It explored issues in education, law philosophy, and politics. It attacked tyranny, social injustice, superstition, and ignorance. This time produced advances in such areas as anatomy, astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. These were the ideals
Jane Addams
Jane Addams
Jane Addams The late 1800s was a time when many immigrants were coming to America, social classes were being distinguished, and a great deal of prejudices was sweeping over the United States. The upper and middle classes had extreme advantages over the lower class, which consisted of a large number of immigrants. These lower class individuals were looked down upon by the prestigious upper class, who were brought up with the best of everything for their time period. Despite her family\'s honorabl
Jane Addams
Jane Addams
Jane Addams The late 1800s was a time when many immigrants were coming to America, social classes were being distinguished, and a great deal of prejudices was sweeping over the United States. The upper and middle classes had extreme advantages over the lower class, which consisted of a large number of immigrants. These lower class individuals were looked down upon by the prestigious upper class, who were brought up with the best of everything for their time period. Despite her family\'s honorabl