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Tourette Syndrome1
Tourette Syndrome1
Tourette Syndrome1 Tourette Syndrome When I breathe, it breathes. When I speak, it speaks. When I try to sleep, it wont let me. Whatever I attempt to do, its there, waiting to spoil the moment. To a doctor, its a disorder, a medical oddity. To an onlooker, its a spectacleperhaps humorous, perhaps grotesque. To me, its a monster, a demon, a hellish beast who has no right to exist in my world or anyone elsesits my unwelcome companion, wrote Rick Fowler, a sufferer of Tourette syndrome.
Dianetics
Dianetics
Dianetics Scientology is a fairly new religion. Founded in the twentieth-century by a man by the name of L. Ron Hubbard. He began his studies long ago and wrote a book in 1950 called Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. He claimed that this book was one of the first tools used to solve the problems of the mind. This book focused on irrational mind, war, crime, and insanity. Mr. Hubbard designed this book so that anyone can use it to improve oneself. He did not stop at Dianetics, howe
Evil
Evil
Evil Senior Seminar TRL499/Fall 99 Marty Heard Evil Ten children are killed every day in the United States by guns; people are murdered senselessly; Columbine High School; Over one-third of middle school children in Cascade County have used illegal drugs and over one-half have tried alcohol; innocent people in foreign countries are being wiped out (Kosovo); The Holocaust; Hiroshima; Vietnam; poverty, starvation and oppression in third world countries; Capitalism; environmental decay and neglect
Hindu view of the environment
Hindu view of the environment
Hindu view of the environment The view of the world in the eyes of a Hindu believer is one that is filled with reverence and interconnectedness with their own well-being. Yet, the necessary means that they apply in order to live off the land (known to be detrimental) are just that, necessary and thus in their eyes the will of god bhagwaan. To be human is inherently thought of as a cause of suffering and thus the deeds of the suffering humans not matter how disrespectful they be towards the en
Motivation and Religion
Motivation and Religion
Motivation and Religion Motivation and Religion According to Dr. David Elkins, Contemplation, meditation, prayer, rituals and other spiritual practices have the power to release the life force in the deepest levels of the human psyche, levels that secular interventions cannot reach (Elkins 1999). Spirituality may not just about one person healing. It may be about the look of wonder on a child\'s face or the love we feel for a family member. It could also be about finding the place that atta
Robots
Robots
Robots ROBOTS Websterís New World Dictionary defines a robot as any anthropomorphic mechanical being built to do routine manual work for human beings. This term was popularized by the Czech dramatist Karel Capek (1890-1938) in his 1921 play Russumís Universal Robots (R.U.R.). The term has been used in fiction to describe self-controlling machines that resemble human beings. This concept has been the basis of stories starting centuries before, but has become popular due to the writings of scienc
Solomon
Solomon
Solomon Ethics in Business Business ethics is a diverse field that cannot be defined with a single definition. This area addresses numerous issues, problems, and dilemmas within the management of businesses. Does this through numerous perspectives and methods. Of course, in order to present the complexities of business ethics, we must explore the types of issues that business professionals are continuously confronted with. To understand one must know the definition of corporate ethics as well a
The Environmental Platforms of the Republican Demo
The Environmental Platforms of the Republican Demo
The Environmental Platforms of the Republican Democratic and Green Parties The Environmental Platform of the Republican, Democratic, and Green Parties Aaron Schaff P SC 3413 Section 900 The Environment has become a hot topic in political platforms as of late. With noticeable changes in weather patterns such as El Nino, La Nina, and the steady increase in the average daily temperatures, environmentalist groups views and values have become the views and values of more of the general public. This
Acid Rain Legislation
Acid Rain Legislation
Acid Rain Legislation Acid Rain Legislation Acid rain is a destructive force as a result of nature and man colliding. It is formed through harmful industrial emissions combining with contents of the earth\'s atmosphere; a dangerous combination. This prompted governments throughout North America to take action. Many laws and regulations have been implemented, yet the question still remains, Should tougher legislation be implemented to force industries to reduce acid rain emissions? To decide wh
Acid rain2
Acid rain2
acid rain2 Acid Rain Introduction Acid rain has become an environmental concern of global importance within the last decade. With the increasing environmental awareness of the unhealthy condition of our planet earth the concern about acid rain has not lessened. In brief, acid rain is rain with pH values of less than 5.6. When dealing with acid rain one must study and understand the process of making Sulfuric acid. In this project we will take an in depth look into the production of sulfuric a
Acid rain2
Acid rain2
acid rain2 Acid Rain Introduction Acid rain has become an environmental concern of global importance within the last decade. With the increasing environmental awareness of the unhealthy condition of our planet earth the concern about acid rain has not lessened. In brief, acid rain is rain with pH values of less than 5.6. When dealing with acid rain one must study and understand the process of making Sulfuric acid. In this project we will take an in depth look into the production of sulfuric a
Acid rain3
Acid rain3
acid rain3 Do you ever look outside on a rainy night and think to yourself why are we destroying our own habitat. Of course you donít. You are more rapped up in the beauty of a calm and serene shower with the wind blowing and a gentle howl of the breeze trickling through the trees. Why would you think of something bad? Well, maybe you should start thinking of rain as a bad thing. Maybe not rain, but what is in the rain. Not enough attention is being put toward the well being of the Earth. There
Acid rain3
Acid rain3
acid rain3 Do you ever look outside on a rainy night and think to yourself why are we destroying our own habitat. Of course you donít. You are more rapped up in the beauty of a calm and serene shower with the wind blowing and a gentle howl of the breeze trickling through the trees. Why would you think of something bad? Well, maybe you should start thinking of rain as a bad thing. Maybe not rain, but what is in the rain. Not enough attention is being put toward the well being of the Earth. There
Acid rain6
Acid rain6
acid rain6 In recent years, a great amount of attention has been focused on environmental issues. Nightly we are informed of yet another creature in danger of extinction. Still, despite this increased awareness, the problem remains. One facet of this overwhelming dilemma is the problem of acid rain. Pollution has caused acid rain, which is destroying the ecosystem. Acid rain refers to all types of precipitation -rain, snow, sleet, hail and fog that have a pH of less than 5.6. Pollution caused a
Air Pollution1
Air Pollution1
Air Pollution1 Air pollution is a major problem affecting the entire world. In the United States some progress has been made in reducing air pollution through the Clean Air Acts passed by the Congress. Still there is a lot to be done. To prevent air pollution it is important to understand how the air is being polluted, how it impacts on the ecosystem and what we can do about it. Earth is surrounded by layers of gases known as atmosphere. The layer closest to the earth is called the troposphere.
Air Pollution1
Air Pollution1
Air Pollution1 Air pollution is a major problem affecting the entire world. In the United States some progress has been made in reducing air pollution through the Clean Air Acts passed by the Congress. Still there is a lot to be done. To prevent air pollution it is important to understand how the air is being polluted, how it impacts on the ecosystem and what we can do about it. Earth is surrounded by layers of gases known as atmosphere. The layer closest to the earth is called the troposphere.
Alternative medicines
Alternative medicines
alternative medicines Modern medicine is in a period of profound change. Everyday, more and more ideas from other cultures are being transferred and integrated into our society. Many treatments that people are now familiar with have come from other traditions. Aspirin and quinine are two familiar examples of treatments that have been ďwesternizedĒ by science. Alternative medical traditions will not replace western medicine, but instead are adding a new dimension of treatment that will only stre
Alternatives to Animal Experimentation
Alternatives to Animal Experimentation
Alternatives to Animal Experimentation The search for alternative methods to animal testing is underway in many laboratories across the entire world. While success has been made, the research is far from over. These alternatives have been developed using the concept of the three Rís. In 1959, William Russell and Rex Burch defined the principle of the three Rís in the book Principles of Humane Experimental Technique. The three Rís are reduction, refinement, and finally replacement (5). The first
Climate change
Climate change
Climate change The world needs to think of how the climate is changing the food supply of the earth. The climate is doing some really bad things to the earth. The atmosphere is also not in good shape because of climate change. Humans now need to think of how climate change is affecting people. Climate change is affecting the food supply of the world. The climate change is rapidly affecting the earth. The Greenhouse gases are what is really messing up are world food supply and what is messing up
Climate change
Climate change
Climate change The world needs to think of how the climate is changing the food supply of the earth. The climate is doing some really bad things to the earth. The atmosphere is also not in good shape because of climate change. Humans now need to think of how climate change is affecting people. Climate change is affecting the food supply of the world. The climate change is rapidly affecting the earth. The Greenhouse gases are what is really messing up are world food supply and what is messing up
Earth
Earth
Earth Justin Greenwood May 15, 2001 Thinking Like a Mountain Environmental Issues Project The Destruction of Our Fragile Planet and the Possibility of Reform It is widely accepted that humans have been a major cause of environmental problems since we began creating our cities and especially since the Industrial Revolution of the 20th century. All aspects of the Earth have been affected by humans\' desire to conquer and dominate the planet. Our impact has gone beyond pollution to altering the fu
Electronic Journals and Scholarly Communication
Electronic Journals and Scholarly Communication
Electronic Journals and Scholarly Communication In recent years, scholarly communication has virtually exploded into the on-line electronic world. This has brought a number of demonstrable benefits to the scholarly communication process as well as highlighting a number of inefficiencies and obstacles to the full deployment of information technology. However, the explosion has also brought a spate of credulous accounts concerning the transformative potential of information technology. These acco
Environmental Effects of Global Warming
Environmental Effects of Global Warming
Environmental Effects of Global Warming Environmental Effects of Global Warming The greenhouse effect and global warming are issues that are talked about by geologists all the time. The greenhouse effect is a natural process that keeps the earth at temperatures that are livable. Energy from the sun warms the earth when its heat rays are absorbed by greenhouse gasses and become trapped in the atmosphere. Some of the most common greenhouse gasses are water vapor, carbon dioxide, and methane. If t
Food in genetics
Food in genetics
food in genetics Introduction The use of genetically engineering in agriculture and food production has an impact, not only on the environment and biodiversity, but also on human health. Therefore, thorough biosafety assessment requires, not only an evaluation of environmental impacts of genetically engineered organisms, but also an assessment of the risks that genetically engineered food pose for the health of consumers. Let us take deeper look at some of the aspects related to genetically eng
Forest Roads and Their Effect on Water Quality
Forest Roads and Their Effect on Water Quality
Forest Roads and Their Effect on Water Quality Forest Roads And Their Effect On Water Quality Roads are often necessary to perform certain tasks in the forests. When roads are made, they often pose the problem of erosion, and damage to nearby water sources. The two articles I read on this topic were both from the August 1999 issue of the Journal of Forestry. Both discuss the different techniques and methods for trying to limit the amount of silt that contaminates roads due to disturbance. The f
Forests
Forests
Forests Where Have All the Forests Gone? What is happening to the Earth? Our home is becoming a barren mass of sorrow. Most people in America are blind to what is going on. Could it be that every individual is just turning a cheek the other way. America is faced with an extremely serious problem, and if it is not acted upon there will be nothing left on Earth. Hopefully it will still be able to thrive after the numerous accounts of human destruction. Deforestation in America is a huge problem w
Genetic Eng
Genetic Eng
Genetic Eng Genetic Engineering Genetic Engineering is a radical new technology, one that breaks down fundamental genetic barriers- not only between species, but also between humans, animals, and plants. By combining the genes of dissimilar and unrelated species, permanently altering their genetic codes, primary organisms are created that will pass the genetic changes onto their offsprings. The field of genetic engineering has the potential to strip the individual privacy, diversity, and freedo
Genetic Engineering in Agriculture
Genetic Engineering in Agriculture
Genetic Engineering in Agriculture Introduction Among the millions of species that inhabit the planet, only twenty species provide ninety percent of the human food supply (Montgomery 2000). Since the introduction of genetic engineering, however, livestock and crops have a more productive future. Transfer of engineered genes from organism to organism occurs through hybridization, conjugation, and transformation in microorganisms. By the substitution of genes into agricultural species, biodiversi
Lifestyle Sustainability and the Environment
Lifestyle Sustainability and the Environment
Lifestyle Sustainability and the Environment Table of Contents Introduction 3 The Issue 3 Why It Is Important 6 Parties Involved 8 Recommendations and Solutions 9 Conclusion 11 Lifestyle Sustainability Handout 12 References 13 Lifestyle Sustainability In a perfect ecosystem everything gives and takes equally, and the cycle of life is sustained perpetually. Our current lifestyle is not environmentally sustainable. We consume more and more of the earths resources and give very little, if any, in
Men and Eating Disorders
Men and Eating Disorders
Men and Eating Disorders Males with Eating Disorders About seven million women across the country suffer from eating disorders including anorexia nervosa and bulimia and, as a result most research involving these disorders have only been conducted on females. However, as many as a million men may also suffer from these same disorders. Women are not the only people prone to disliking what they see when they look into the mirror. Now a days more men are worried about their body shape. Clinical re
Natural resources
Natural resources
natural resources A natural resource is defined as a natural material found on earth that is useful for humans in some way. It is often processed of manufactured in order for it to meet the needs of a society. Resources then differ spatially, as different people have different needs and therefore require different resources, and temporally as a society grows and advances their needs will change and so to their resources. Natural resources range from minerals and metals to people (their labor an
Nuclear energy
Nuclear energy
nuclear energy Nuclear Energy You are watching the control panels and gages for rector two. Sitting comely you think about how easy your job is. It is a joke! All day you sit around and watch the gages for reactor number two just to make sure they maintain their settings. You don\'t even need to look at the gages either because a computer automatically regulates them without you. Life is so good. Suddenly all the sirens go of and the gages and displays spin wildly in every direction. The ground
Nuclear energy
Nuclear energy
nuclear energy Nuclear Energy You are watching the control panels and gages for rector two. Sitting comely you think about how easy your job is. It is a joke! All day you sit around and watch the gages for reactor number two just to make sure they maintain their settings. You don\'t even need to look at the gages either because a computer automatically regulates them without you. Life is so good. Suddenly all the sirens go of and the gages and displays spin wildly in every direction. The ground
Nuclear Proliferaiton
Nuclear Proliferaiton
Nuclear Proliferaiton Nuclear Energy You are watching the control panels and gages for rector two. Sitting comely you think about how easy your job is. It is a joke! All day you sit around and watch the gages for reactor number two just to make sure they maintain their settings. You don\'t even need to look at the gages either because a computer automatically regulates them without you. Life is so good. Suddenly all the sirens go of and the gages and displays spin wildly in every direction. The
Pesticides and Their Harmful Affects
Pesticides and Their Harmful Affects
Pesticides and Their Harmful Affects Pesticides and Their Harmful Affects There are many important issues in the world regarding the environment and it\'s affects on the average person. Though, the one that hits closest to home, worldwide, is the trust that individuals have in the food that they consume. Yet pesticides are still found daily in foods all around the world. Pesticides are toxins that are used by produce growers universally to control pests that can destroy crops. These toxins are
Plutonium
Plutonium
Plutonium Plutonium, Our Country\'s Only Feasible Solution Abstract: Should we begin to manufacture one of the most destructive and infamous substances on the face on the Earth once again? The engineers say yes, but the public says no. The United States stopped making this element with the ban on manufacturing nuclear weapons. But with the continuing problem with our ever diminishing energy sources, some want us to begin using more nuclear energy and less energy from natural resources. This pap
Plutonium
Plutonium
Plutonium Plutonium, Our Country\'s Only Feasible Solution Abstract: Should we begin to manufacture one of the most destructive and infamous substances on the face on the Earth once again? The engineers say yes, but the public says no. The United States stopped making this element with the ban on manufacturing nuclear weapons. But with the continuing problem with our ever diminishing energy sources, some want us to begin using more nuclear energy and less energy from natural resources. This pap
Pollution
Pollution
pollution Fires of Indonesia What is the single most environmental issue that is plaguing the eastern half of the world? The raging fires in Indonesia and Asia. These fires are releasing more CO2 and other toxic chemicals in a few months than most countries do all year. The fires are also producing a thick smoky haze that is clouding the entire area. What is the exact cause of this problem? Scientists are quick to point out several causes, but one that is standing out is the defiant act of sett
Proxemics
Proxemics
Proxemics Spacial Relations Spacial relations is a complex subject that can be interpreted in many different ways. A clear explanation of spatial relations is easily understood with the study of proxemics. So what is proxemics? Well the term proxemics came from E.T. Hall, a researcher in 1963. Proxemics is the study of the nature, degree, and effect of the spatial separation individuals naturally maintain (as in various social and interpersonal situations) and of how this separation relates to
Public funding for genetic engineeringbiotechnolog
Public funding for genetic engineeringbiotechnolog
Public funding for genetic engineeringbiotechnology research Science is a part of our everyday life, from the clothes on our backs to the food that we eat. It is science that has allowed for our advances in production, transportation, farming and even entertainment. Never in our history however has science effected our lives as genetic engineering will and undoubtedly already does. We stand on the threshold of an era where the manipulation of the genetic instructions or DNA in human cells is no
Rain of acid
Rain of acid
rain of acid Acid Rain Introduction Acid rain has become an environmental concern of global importance within the last decade. With the increasing environmental awareness of the unhealthy condition of our planet earth the concern about acid rain has not lessened. In brief, acid rain is rain with pH values of less than 5.6. When dealing with acid rain one must study and understand the process of making Sulfuric acid. In this project we will take an in depth look into the production of sulfuric
Recycling
Recycling
recycling Recycling, Making a Difference To recycle or not to recycle that is an important question that we all need to ask ourselves. As the population continues to grow and the earth gets more and more crowded with people and their waste it becomes a major issue of whether there will be enough space on the planet earth for future generations and their waste (trash) too. When first beginning to collect trash and and counting the trash my attitude was - what influence could my family make? But
The pollution and misuse of our water
The pollution and misuse of our water
The pollution and misuse of our water The pollution and misuse of our water I have chosen to write my paper on the effects that we have on our most important resource, water. The article I chose to go along with my paper was out of The Detroit News 5-24-00. The article discussed the problems that Metro Detroit has had with their outbreaks of e. coli in many of the area beaches. After reading the article I thought that it would be a great idea to look further into the problems our country faces
The West Nile Virus
The West Nile Virus
The West Nile Virus The West Nile Virus BACKGROUND AND DISTRIBUTION A West Nile (WN) virus was first isolated in 1937 from the peripheral blood of a woman in the West Nile province of Uganda in Central Africa. Since then, WN viruses have been reported from North Africa (Egypt, Israel), East, Central, and South Africa, Asia (India, Pakistan), Borneo, Europe (Cyprus, France, Romania) and, most recently, the northeastern USA. Tests for antibody to WN suggest it has also been present in Thailand, t
Topsoil
Topsoil
Topsoil SCIENCE 360 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE PROTECTION OF THE WORLDS TOPSOIL By 1LM4233 17 MARCH 1998 Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree Management to Dr. Jack UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX Southern California Campus La Mirada Learning Center Protection of the Worlds Topsoil The protection of the worlds topsoil is vital to us. The soil is still the major medium for plant and crop growth and our basic resource for land use and development. Imagine our w
Tornadoes
Tornadoes
Tornadoes Outline Tornadoes I. Introduction A. Facts 1. Definition 2. Wind Speeds 3. Damage 4. Number Of Tornadoes Per Year 5. Deaths And Injuries B. Types Of Tornadoes 1. Weak 2. Strong 3. Violent C. Average Tornado 1. Variation a. Waterspout 2. Distance Moved D. Frequency Of Tornadoes 1. Southern States 2. Northern States II. Where Tornadoes Come From A. Energy 1. Thunderstorm III. Where And When Tornadoes Occur A. North America 1. Rocky Mountains 2. Appalachian Mountains B. Other Areas Of Th
Les than me
Les than me
les than me THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release January 27, 1998 STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT Hall of the House United States Capitol 9:12 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of the 105th Congress, distinguished guests, my fellow Americans: Since the last time we met in this chamber, America has lost two patriots and fine public servants. Though th
African culture
African culture
African culture When trying to compare and contrast the music-culture and society of the Mbuti and that of the Venda, it becomes difficult to comment on sound when we haven\'t heard any Venda music. It\'s easy to recognize that for the Mbuti the music embodies the heart of the forest, and for the Venda the relation to nature is the act of a mother giving birth. Thinking about concept and behavior this makes the music performed by the two cultures separate and distinguishable. This is where cult
Baby boomers
Baby boomers
Baby boomers Our children are our future; our seniors are our foundation (Wissel L. 2000). Fifty five million Americans are age fifty five and older, according to the United States Census Bureau, of that number, thirty five million are age sixty five and older. By the year 2030, the sixty five and older population will double to seventy million, and the fastest growing segment of the older population is age eighty five and older. The baby boomer generation will soon reach the retirement age, an
Black bear population in new jersey
Black bear population in new jersey
black bear population in new jersey Black Bear Population As the world evolves, the number of problems facing it increases with each passing day. The population numbers of many species are rising extensively. Several environmental factors along with scientific factors combine, resulting in over-population. As more buildings, homes, and businesses materialize, natural habitats where animals live are destroyed, leaving certain species intruding in rural areas where they once roamed freely. One pa