Category «Essays & Commentary»

What Makes Biology Unique?: Considerations on the Autonomy

Ernst Mayr

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There it functions pointedly as a negative critique of the liberal account of the origins of society in the institutions of contract, abstract political and civil rights, and mechanistic psychology. For a moral estimate of the work we are content to refer to the June number of Scribner s Monthly, where a criticwho, we take occasion to acknowledge, is doing good service against certain popular forms of unbelief after saying, It has no meaning, adds, but it does vaguely imply a dilute and insipid paganized Parkerism in religion.

The Outline of Science, a Plain Story Simply Told

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What Is More Important: Studying Science or Studying Nature? ... Its objective is the timely dissemination of original research work on computing science and mathematics. Eggs are approximately 90 percent water and 10 percent protein. The mature student would often desire further evidence and fuller discussion, as ~or example, on such important topics as the use of kaphar (atone) and the like. Thus Edwards, following llakluyt and Hooker.

What's Sex Got to Do with It?

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Then sending Tsz-lu (one of his disciples), he said to her, Madam, you weep as though you were loaded with many sorrows. Karwan, the Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Buffalo, points out that parental attitudes -- positive or negative -- can influence children’s attitudes about math, and ultimately their performance. It is intended to describe the spirit and contents of mathematics to the serious and curious, but perhaps uninitiated, and it is as close to being perfect as a book can be.

The genus Pinus

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Or you may have the frustrated feeling that you understand the Physics concepts, and you can do the math, but you can't quite connect the two. If you read a book everyday you WILL become smarter! Upon close examination one finds that this is really a table of contents, in paragraph format and without page numbers (yechh). This is inherently an uphill battle, because the marginal effect of finding something bad in the good is greater than finding something good in the bad.

The Fairyland of Geometry and Other Essays in Science

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How can all men thus unite in giving to happiness the name of good, unless there is in it this binding force? The ashes left by fire were earth. [10] Using these principles, Chinese philosophers and doctors explored human anatomy, characterizing organs as predominantly yin or yang and understood the relationship between the pulse, the heart and the flow of blood in the body centuries before it became accepted in the West. [11] Little evidence survives of how Ancient Indian cultures around the Indus River understood nature, but some of their perspectives may be reflected in the Vedas, a set of sacred Hindu texts. [11] They reveal a conception of the universe as ever-expanding and constantly being recycled and reformed. [11] Surgeons in the Ayurvedic tradition saw health and illness as a combination of three humors: wind, bile and phlegm. [11] A healthy life was the result of a balance between these humors. [11] In Ayurvedic thought, the body consisted of five elements: earth, water, fire, wind and empty space. [11] Ayurvedic surgeons performed complex surgeries and developed a detailed understanding of human anatomy. [11] Pre-Socratic philosophers in Ancient Greek culture brought natural philosophy a step closer to direct inquiry about cause and effect in nature between 600 and 400 BC, although an element of magic and mythology remained. [12] Natural phenomena such as earthquakes and eclipses were explained increasingly in the context of nature itself instead of being attributed to angry gods. [12] Thales of Miletus, an early philosopher who lived from 625 to 546 BC, explained earthquakes by theorizing that the world floated on water and that water was the fundamental element in nature. [13] In the 5th century BC, Leucippus was an early exponent of atomism, the idea that the world is made up of fundamental indivisible particles. [14] Pythagoras applied Greek innovations in mathematics to astronomy, and suggested that the earth was spherical. [14] Specific practical discoveries, useful and impressive as they may be, neither qualify as science nor do they succeed in establishing a paradigm.

The Throwing Madonna: Essays on the Brain (William H. Calvin

William H. Calvin

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It is then an entirely scriptural thesis that the Scriptures are the word of God; but in what sense? Jeff Foust reports that the company that developed it, Bigelow Aerospace, now has interest in adding a much larger module to the station by 2020. I expect that this journal will get high index/ citation in next few years with upsurge number of journal volumes per annum. A complete investigation of Chinese arch~ology would contribute valuable data toward some of the questions in- volved in modern speculation upon Prehistoric Man.

Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History

Stephen Jay Gould

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For the use of the Christian community probably no other will be more acceptable. Most liberal and mainline theologians and religious skeptics accept the Documentary Hypothesis: that the Pentateuch was written by a number of authors (or groups of authors). Louis BUCHNERS TREATISE ON MAN IN THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE ~ contains precisely the views which we * To and From the Passion Play, in the Summer of 18Th By the Rev. He is understood to have been a pioneer in this country in this reform.* The institution that has since struggled so long and so hard, had then quiet possession wherever introduced, even among Friends, contrary as it must have seemed to their traditions.

Collected Essays of Thomas Huxley: Science And Christian

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To understand these questions, we need to ensure we understand Australia’s motivations. He knows without a word of teaching, except by his own experience, that his mother whose happiness he has learned to value will be pleased and made happy by his utter- ance of truth, and be pained by his utterance of falsehood; and he comes speedily to feel the obligation to speak the truth in a general sense, and this obligation is thus traced directly to happiness as its foundation, both in the simple and generic forms.

Cosmic Adventure

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Note7 In comparison, 72% of the 206,600 STEM -educated men had a background in these fields (47% in engineering and 25% in mathematics and computer science). The fine arts, conse~quently, have their origin in the child- hood of man, in the infancy of the world. For as they are all known to have been minor, the number has been accounted for by different conjectures: the most probable of which is, that beside relative pitch in the scale, they were appropriated to particular kinds of measure in the rhythm and accent of lyric poetry. ~ Rousseau Dict. de Mus.

My Reality: As It Appears at the Beginning of the

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Efforts to search for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations entered a new chapter last year with a $100-million private donation. The Abb6 writes: Persevere, my dear Albert, in your solici- tude for that soul which is so dear to you. If instead we claim that mathematics is nature's language, then we can explore nature through mathematics, and again, it's legitimate science. Sir: The Profession of Faith in the first edition (3 vols.) of A Sisters Story was the correct one, given me by Mrs.