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The Effect of Distraction on Exercise Intensity - Before studying how distraction affects exercise and related physiological responses, it is important to examine previous research related to this topic. There is limited work done in this area but there are tangent matters of importance. To achieve the optimal health benefits from exercise the research supports the notion that it is necessary to exercise at a prescribed exercise intensity for a prescribed duration. Disruption in maintaining the prescribed exercise intensity may not allow the desired benefit from the exercise performed....   [tags: exericse, psychology, distraction, ] 1052 words
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Driven to Distraction by Technology - The past two decades have overwhelmed the human experience with technology, along with all its distractions. The direct relationship between the mind and the body’s ability to adjust from these distractions can be extremely difficult .Further research has shown that it has become an addiction for many. Technology has significantly improved our lives as a whole through experiences such as Global Positioning System (GPS), cell phones and social networking allowing us to communicate with different people around the world....   [tags: Pros and Cons of Technology]
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A World Of Distraction - A World Of Distraction Thoughts racing. Focus, focus. Frenzied; Focus, focus, focus. Push-down. Twist cap (righty-tighty, lefty-loosey). Pour out the contents. Select one-white capsule. Toss into mouth. Swallow with water. Wait--fifteen minutes. The chaos has stopped. The storm in my mind has passed; the only remnants are the puddles that are merely glimpses of thoughts. My mind is now clear. My effective thought process has begun this way since the summer before my junior year in high school....   [tags: Attention Defecit Disorder Essays] 1729 words
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Interruption and Distraction in The Tempest - Interruption and Distraction in The Tempest In Shakespeare's play The Tempest, there are numerous interruptions that hinder the outcomes of the play. Simultaneously, through magic and song, the wedding masque is a subtle distraction that could have altered the result of the play. In The Tempest, interruption equals distraction, in turn causing restraints. This promotes confusion, disturbance, mental intrusion, and diversion amongst the characters in the play. We are introduced to Ariel (Prospero's invisible servant)....   [tags: Shakespeare Tempest Essays]
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Laptops in Classrooms as a Means of Learning Hindrance and Distraction - During the last decades, laptops have become standard learning tools in university and college classrooms. Since today’s students’ are high-technology demanding and tech savvy, laptops manufacturers and engineers are constantly thinking of unique ways to design their products. With advanced functions and specifications, laptops can do various activities and educational tasks for students. Also, as technology advances, yesterday’s laptops are less expensive compared to today’s and tomorrow’s which allows every student to afford a laptop....   [tags: Educational Technology ]
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Technology in The Classroom: Distraction or Useful? - Currently, technology has been on the rise, and many places are integrating electronics into their everyday lives for ease of access and efficiency. Electronics like laptops and tablets help college students with their studies. College students use laptops and tablets in their class for a better efficiency during class. East Asian countries are getting their students iPads and “every student in the school will have one” (Wang), by 2013, and only “1 in 10 schools allow their students laptops” (Wang)....   [tags: Educational Issues]
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Cell Phone Use in Teens - ... Cell phones today has changed the world we live in. Popular businesses in different countries can make or cancel a meeting by a phone call away, and this can be seen by into a business online website. Having a cell phone is like having a moblie atm in a persons poket or purse. By taking a picture of a check can make someones account have X more dallors in it. Cell phones can seve a person money by not letting them buy an expensive camera for videos or pictures. A good, expensive phone can get a person a communication device and a camera....   [tags: texting, distraction]
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The Social Distraction - In Betty White’s opening monologue to Saturday Night Live, she said, “I didn’t know what Facebook was, and now that I do know what it is, I have to say, it sounds like a huge waste of time. I would never say the people on it are losers, but that’s only because I’m polite.” Originally intended for the use of students at Harvard University in 2004, Facebook grew exponentially to be an online phenomenon in the years following. In 2006, it became accessible to anyone and everyone with internet connection....   [tags: Social Media, Facebook, Twitter] 1112 words
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Are Sixteen Year Olds Ready to Drive? - Turning the age of sixteen is a huge step in the life of a teenager. When becoming the age of sixteen a new challenge is brought into that person’s life, and that new challenge is driving a car. But are sixteen year olds ready for this for this task. Some people would say that driving a car can be very problematic for a sixteen year old. Those people are right, sixteen year old should not be driving cars at that age, and just leave it for the people who are eighteen or even older to handle such a task....   [tags: teenager, driving, distraction]
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What We Missed About the 1950s - A family has always been expected to be a loving and caring environment with support and communication, but this sometimes does not come naturally to soon to be parents. Some get caught up specifically in bad things, perhaps their upbringings are to blame or maybe the individual could take all of the responsibility. When a society chooses what is to be socially acceptable, that limits relatives to only one kind of family and the object becomes destroying all other kinds. The 1950s was a time when technology wasn’t a big distraction from loved ones....   [tags: technology, distraction, parenting, children]
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Free College Essays - Ideal Distraction in Knowles' A Separate Peace - A Separate Peace   Ideal Distraction A Separate Peace        “It wasn’t the cider which made me surpass myself, it was this liberation we had torn from the gray encroachments of 1943, the escape we had concocted, this afternoon of momentary, illusory, special and a separate peace,” (128) reflects Gene Forrester after his carefree outing at the winter carnival. John Knowles in a Separate Peace uses an unusual plot to give the reader an illusionary sense of peace and security, found only at Devon, during a time of great war, through isolating specific idealistic moments from the sin and evil that encompasses them....   [tags: A Separate Peace Essays] 556 words
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The Twenty-First Century Distraction - ... A fairly recent article by the New York Times, claims that the average worker only gets eleven minutes of actual work time before an unexpected or unplanned interruption. By the time one’s brain has finished thinking about the interruption topic and its relevance, it could take twenty-five minutes to get back to the original task (Sullivan). This especially applies to students using social media for school because there are countless ads that are tailored to what Bonacci 5 the user has previously searched on websites such as Facebook....   [tags: social media, networking websites, bad grades]
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Ethics and Advertising - We have a lot of important issues today that are unprecedented in history due to technological advancement of our age, such as: global warming, ecological pollution, DNA modification and patenting of crops, meat industry, and the list goes on. All these issues have to be addressed and decided upon with as much ethical prowess and unity of opinion among people as possible. Public opinion is a huge power and ability to sway it one way or the other can make or break a presidency, a corporate monopoly, domestic and foreign policies, or pass laws....   [tags: Segregation, Distraction, Technology]
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Dangers of Texting and Driving - In today's technology driven world, we are constantly distracted with electronic devices such as a laptop or television or even our phones. These technological devices, while a helpful aid in our daily lives, serve as a dangerous distraction for us and those who surround us. In his piece, “Attention Deficit: The Brain Syndrome of Our Era”, Richard Restak describes the dangers of how these devices are causing for an increase in distractions in our every day lives. He also concluded that technology has caused for our attention and focus to be split beyond what is necessary in order for people to be totally safe....   [tags: technology, distraction, cell phone, safety]
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Highway Don't Care, by Tim McGraw - Elizabeth is in her blue colored Honda Civic driving the highway on her way home from her workplace, listening to “Love Somebody” by Maroon 5 on the radio station. Out of nowhere, while Elizabeth was belting out the chorus, there is an ear-splitting and obnoxious sounding ding coming from the passenger seat. Her Android has a new text message and it is probably from her boyfriend, Adrian. Elizabeth reaches for the cell but it slips off of the seat and plummets onto the floorboard. She hurriedly glances up and gazes at the road, then dives down fast as lightning, or so she believes, and retrieves her Android....   [tags: Lesson, Music Video, Phone Distraction]
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Are we ignorant or apathetic: The Distraction of Mass Media - Are We Ignorant or Apathetic. Media: the golden progeny of man's technological advances. It grants this time in history the name 'The Age of Information'. On account of this, no one has the right to claim ignorance in issues any longer. However, the media can control what issues the populace devotes its attention toward. Media can easily distract America from issues regarding our health and safety with useless and unimportant information. The media, when left to it's own devices, is completely capable of having negative effects on the physical health of society, as well as its psychological well-being....   [tags: Age of Information, Political Preference]
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Prohibiting Cell Phones in College Classes - ... Also, the use of cellular phones is a way of keeping in touch with other classmates or getting rides to and from campuses for those that do not have vehicles. An editorial (2006) states, “They make staying in touch a lot easier (and not just for teenagers yammering away with friends). Many times, cell phones have proved invaluable in communicating emergencies (“Balancing” para. 3). Some might contend that if it is permissible for professors to have cell phones in the lectures, then it should be permissible for college students....   [tags: technology, instant messages, distraction]
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Distractions in the Classroom - T Ed ucators and students have to handle everyday distractions in classroom environments. These distractions are sometimes present while the student is encoding information and/or when they are required to retrieve the information for tests. Even in the best-controlled classrooms, distractions will inevitably enter the classroom environment (Beaman, 2005). Auditory distractors have been shown to inhibit the ability to recall semantically related words (Oswald, Tremblay, & Jones, 2000), which is a vital component for a student’s comprehension of many learning tasks in a school environment....   [tags: Education, teaching, teachers] 2199 words
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Technology Distractions in Education - Times are forever changing, and things in life is constantly evolving to something better or something more efficient ,especially technology. College campuses are overflowing with students packing Blackberry,iPod's, laptops and cellphones. College student are obsessed with the latest technology and in today classroom such technology's capture the audience. Moreover, as a learning institution, a college hold's the responsibility to offer it's student the best technology to help them prepare for their future....   [tags: Technology]
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Distractions When Utilizing a Cellular Phone - ... Therefore, it can be concluded that cell phone conversations can divert attention from the driving environment, virtually preventing the analysis of the identity of surrounding objects (Theodore, Isaak, Senette, & Abadie, 2011). Research has also found that cell phone conversations made drivers more likely to miss traffic signals and react more slowly to the signals that they did detect (Strayer & Drews, 2007). Moreover, equivalent deficits in driving performance were obtained for users of both hand held and hands free cell phones (Strayer & Drews, 2007)....   [tags: personal communication, texting, drivers license]
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The Effect of Audio Multitasking and Visual Multitasking on an Individual's Memory. - Multitasking is an idea that many people believe saves time and helps complete tasks in a shorter amount of time. However, theory suggests that by doing the same type of multitasking tasks, it would be too strenuous to remember what you just did since both activities were almost the same. This research paper aims to evaluate how the same type of multitasking affects the memory of humans. Data from twenty-seven people were collected in which they had to perform two types of multitasking activities and take a test to see how much they could remember....   [tags: anatomy, memory, distraction]
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How the Characters in White Noise Use Distractions - Webster’s dictionary defines a distraction as a mental turmoil. Don Delillo, the author of the novel White Noise shows how distractions are nothing more than a mental turmoil towards the characters in the novel and this is proved in several different circumstances. The characters use distractions to avoid accepting the problems they come across in their everyday lives. The many distractions that the characters in the novel make use of are used to help them avoid their lack of spiritualism, their hard emotion and their inferiority....   [tags: ] 1632 words
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Video Games As Escapism - Drops of sweat form on your brow as you grip the rifle. Your heart is beating out of your chest as you creep through a virtual world. You are in control. Law—what law. Go ahead, steal a car, shoot innocent bystanders. The world is yours. Why are people so wrapped around video and computer games. Why are people so captivated by these inventions, spending countless hours in front of a screen. When one’s mimetic experience is in conflict with, or is suppressed by the dominant fantasies of the West, one turns to escapism as a form of counter-fantasy or alternate fantasy, as it offers comfort and allows one to regain control and empower oneself with the least resistance....   [tags: Virtual World, Distraction] 819 words
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The Internet's Adverse Effects - From my perspective, Nicholas Carr’s argument that the internet appears to be decreasing his capacity for concentration and contemplation does apply to my generation’s internet natives. Generation Z, my generation, has an innumerable amount of internet natives who are perfect examples of Carr’s argument against the internet. My generation, who will be the leaders of the world, are losing their mental capacity because of the frequent use of electronics but especially the World Wide Web. Approximately twenty percent of children from ages eight to sixteen have a computer in their bedroom, and fifty four percent have internet access....   [tags: Distraction, Multi-Tasking, his generation] 1100 words
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Cause of Hamlet's Distractions: Feelings and Passions - Cause of Hamlet's Distractions: Feelings and Passions Throughout Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet, feelings and passion are an enormous distraction for the main character Hamlet. Hamlet tends to act as though he were an adolescent rather than a grown man. He acts very immature, sarcastic, and takes action, before thinking it out, in the heat of anger. The abilities to love, control one's actions, and to subdue one's depression are signs of becoming mature however, Hamlet, a grown man, has a difficult time controlling these abilities....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Essays] 1021 words
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Cellphone Use While Driving - The use of cellphones has become more popular with every passing year, causing many people to become physically and emotionally attached to their cellphones. American society today is constantly on the phone, from texting, to calling, to surfing the web, to even taking pictures; people seem to never put their phones down. Since the use of cells phones is skyrocketing, it has brought up an issue that the use of these devices while behind the wheel increases accidents (Hahn and Preiger par. 1). People don’t realize how distracting a cellphone can really be....   [tags: Distractions, Car Accidents]
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Video Games Must Go - ... Video games being immersive is a perfect reason to why children or even teens in adolescents should not be interacting with because how impressionable they are. Repetition and rewards are primary components of classical conditioning, a proven psychological concept in which behavioral learning takes place as a result of rewarding particular behaviors. Ivan Pavlov was a physiologist that experimented classical conditioning with dogs. Pavlov was able to get the dogs to salivate every time he made a certain sound because they were being fed each time Pavlov made the sound....   [tags: time, distractions, performance]
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Distractions In Life - Distractions In Life " I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps, it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any time for that one." -Henry David Thoreau Many times I would find myself in a state of mass confusion. It was as if I had no perception of where I would go with my life. I was trapped in a realm of things which were unfamiliar to me. When I tried to experience these new adventures I ended up back where I started in a slow state of death and decay....   [tags: essays research papers] 418 words
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Computers: Helpful or Distracting in School - In the world we live in today almost everyone in the world is using computers. Whether it is surfing the web on your phone or computer. Since technology is such a dominant part of life these days many schools are starting to join in. More and more schools are starting to buy laptops, iPads, and other electronic devices for their students. Some educators believe that computer access in school is a good thing; others believe that they may interfere with the learning process. There are pros and cons to computer access in school....   [tags: education, technology, learning process, cheating]
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Fatal Distractions: Text Messaging and Talking While Driving - ... A person might say, but all conversation on a cell phone are not bad, and the person who believes this would be right but not about what is the higher risk. Because like I said before the conversation impairs driver performance, it doesn’t matter if the conversation is good or bad. The conversation can be a happy conversation and the driver happiness can lead to an accident as well as a conversation involving the person being sad. In Seo and Torabi (2004) experimented 1,185 students who drive vehicles, 87% reported that they had a cell phone and 86% percent reported that they used a cell phone while driving which was similar to NHSTA national survey data....   [tags: accidents, driver, choice]
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Class Distinction Shown in The Prince and the Pauper - In his book, The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain highlights class distinction very often. It plays an immensely important role in his novel, because Twain places his two main characters in the total extremes of the social class. Through these characters, Edward and Tom, Twain illustrates the vast difference between the high and low ends of the social class in England, shows how ignorant they were of each other, proves that a person's social status was determined by his appearance, and demonstrates that social status does not show the true worth of a person....   [tags: classism, class distinction, Mark Twain]
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Class Distinction in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice - ... For example, Darcy expresses, “there are not many in my rank of life who can afford to marry without some attention to money” (Austen 125). It is very ironic to note that Elizabeth, a woman considered as a mere object succumbs to marry Darcy. Miss Bennett is not the stereotype of the typical 18th century impoverished woman as she has an independent mind and a keen intellect despite her class, capable of not surrendering to Darcy on the basis of his wealth. Through the theme of class distinction, we get to know the satire of the marriage institution as a source of women’s entrapment....   [tags: class distinction, darcy]
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Distinction of Taste Through Hegemony Theory: An Updated Version of Tastes Effect on Social Class Through Television - Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, takes a sociological stance on cultural taste and its effect on social class. Bourdieu argues, that taste is closely related to social class and indeed acts as a marker of class. He continues to make claims of how people learn of culture and how certain culture belongs to certain social classes who have the cultural competence to understand it. By investigating the educational system, Bourdieu was able to draw conclusions of how taste should be understood and its influence on cultural consumption....   [tags: Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction]
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Nuclear Proliferation - Nuclear Proliferation Andrew Jackson’s farewell address to the nation, he stated, “We shall more certainly preserve peace when it is well understood that we are prepared for war,” (Political Quotations #3719). The United States has always throughout history been a major military power from the use of abnormal tactics during the Revolutionary War (1776) to the use of its technology and advanced weapons in the Persian Gulf War (1991). After World War II and the Cold War Era, the United States has been able to defend its citizens from any form of a military attack from the sea, air, and the ground on the eastern and western seaboards....   [tags: War Nuclear Weapons Distruction Essays] 1501 words
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Single Slit Diffraction Pattern of Light - Missing Figures SINGLE SLIT DIFFRACTION PATTERN OF LIGHT The diffraction pattern observed with light and a small slit comes up in about every high school and first year university general physics class. The intention of this paper is to explain this pattern at the academic level mentioned above. Light is interesting and mysterious because it consists of both a beam of particles, and of waves in motion. WAVE PARTICLE DUALITY: All carriers of energy and momentum, such as light and electrons, propagate like a wave and exchange energy like a particle....   [tags: Mathematics Math] 1500 words
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The Distinction Between Mind and Body - Evaluate the argument that Descartes makes based on clear and distinct perception for the distinction between mind and body In arguing for the distinction between mind and body, Descartes seeks to show that the two are independent substances and can exist separately. It will be useful to outline Descartes’ argument based on clear and distinct perception by listing his premises and conclusion. The essay will then analyse each premise in turn, arguing that the argument fails because his premises are faulty....   [tags: Psychology] 2176 words
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Descartes and the Real Distinction - Descartes' formulation of what he calls the “Real Distinction” has proved foundational to our modern concepts of being and consciousness. His contention has irreversibly influenced the fields of psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, and others while cementing into the popular consciousness the notion of a definite dichotomy between the mind and the body. In this paper, I will flesh out what Descartes' meant by the term “real distinction,” discuss the arguments he uses in its' defense, and then argue myself that this distinction between mind and body (at least as Descartes frames it) goes much too far, and that it is a much more viable probability to believe that mind and body are actually i...   [tags: Philosophy] 1803 words
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Ti Yong Distinction - With the Industrial Revolution and Age of Imperialism intensifying among Western nations in the 19th century, China faced an impending threat to its ancient cultural values. Pressured to adapt to the changing global environment but fearful of losing its traditional identity, China and its reform leaders have since attempted to incorporate a “ti-yong” distinction between utilizing Western function and preserving Chinese values, most notably in the Self-Strengthening movement beginning in 1860 and Deng Xiaopeng’s economic reforms of the 1980s....   [tags: China, modernization, Qing, Deng, economic reform]
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X-ray Diffraction - X-ray Diffraction X rays can be defined as “electromagnetic waves of short wavelength, capable of penetrating some thickness of matter.” Approximately the same size as an atom, the wavelength of an X-ray is about 1 Ã… (10-10m). They occur in the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between gamma rays and ultra violet light and have proved very useful in determining crystal structures since their discovery on November 8th, 1895. German scientist Wilhelm Roentgen was conducting experiments in his laboratory on the effects of cathode rays....   [tags: Papers] 876 words
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Why Religion Should Not Be Allowed in Public Schools - ... He was fired for praying with school children on bus routes and occasionally having devotions with the students. Nathaniel had been warned several times by his superiors not to pray with the children while on his shift, but he didn’t comply with the school board’s orders. After Nathaniel continued to do this repeatedly, he was eventually fired. When asked about his non-compliance, Nathaniel said, "I let them know I am a pastor and I am going to pray,” (Hafiz). The issue with Nathaniel was that he involved the children, and therefore indirectly impressed his beliefs on them....   [tags: distracting, religion free environment]
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The Distinction Between the Mind and Body - The Distinction Between the Mind and Body Some would choose to declare that every human being is both a body and a mind. Both being gelled together until death, than having the mind go on to exist and the body being lifeless. A person lives throughout two collateral histories, one having to do with what happens to the body and in it, and the other being what happens in and to the mind. What happens to the body is public and what happens to the mind is private. The events which reply to the body consist of the physical world, and the events of the mind consist of the mental world....   [tags: Papers] 476 words
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The Importance and Distinction of Coral Reefs - The Importance and Distinction of Coral Reefs Nestled in tropical ocean waters, coral reefs provide valuable resources to both human and marine life. Coral reefs are estimated to contain one-quarter of the undersea world's diverse species while covering less than 0.2 % of the ocean floor. However, coral reefs are in serious danger due to both natural and man-made causes (Edmonds, 1998). Population growth and development has altered the coral reef environment. Destructive fishing practices, land-based sources of pollution such as agricultural runoff, and excessive coastal development all have detrimental effects on delicate reefs....   [tags: Papers] 1453 words
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David Hume's Distinction Between Natural and Artificial Virtues - ... Social natural virtues have the tendency to be good and useful to the society, such as generosity and charity. Hume states that human benevolence is a week root for the social natural virtues. However, benevolence is restricted to people close to us (Moehler). In a general sense, according to Hume, artificial virtues are dependent on the society. They are not necessarily the opposite of natural virtues, but instead are an extension of human virtues in general. They are virtues that are learned; they are taught and man-made; also, they are performed from a sense of duty....   [tags: A Treatise of Human Nature]
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Class Distinction in Pygmalion - The play Pygmalion offers the readers a view on the theme of class distinction, and the problem of the barriers separating classes and people. Shaw reveals to us the truth about the artificiality of classes and how anybody can overcome them, He also shows us that society puts up high standards and that people are distinguished by their way of speaking, and their appearance alone and of course that's wrong. In the first act of Pygmalion, Shaw chooses a setting that really helped shedding light on this theme, for he chose the st....   [tags: essays research papers] 754 words
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An Islamic Subversion of the Existence-Essence Distinction? - Suhrawardí and the philosophy of Light Mysticism ABSTRACT: The distinction between existence and essence within contingent beings is one of the foundational, hegemonic ideas of the discourse of medieval philosophy. Building upon neo-Platonic precursors, thinkers such as Avicenna, Aquinas and William of Auvergne discussed this issue and debated the nature of the distinction. However, one Islamic philosopher who was to have a lasting impact upon the development of philosophical discourse in Iran, subverted the traditional Peripatetic visions of reality and brought into question the very nature of half of the distinction — existence....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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Plato's Concept of the Body and Soul Distinction - Plato's Concept of the Body and Soul Distinction A:Plato believed that humans could be broken down into 3 parts: the body, the mind and the soul. The body is the physical part of the body that is only concerned with the material world, and through which we are able to experience the world we live in. it wants to experience self-gratification. It is mortal, and when it dies, it is truly dead. The mind is directed towards the heavenly realm of Ideas, and is immortal. It is with our minds that we are able to understand the eternal world of the Forms....   [tags: Papers] 482 words
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American Express and Its Tactics to Reach Out to Its Customers - ... Further, American Express believes this attribute has been the number one core of the company’s success for over a 150 years, knowing where consumers are going, understanding their new needs, their evolving needs, and coming up with new ways to satisfy those needs have been really at the heart of American Express from the beginning” (Kotler & Keller, n.d.). However, “in the beginning back in 1850, American Express was a freight forwarding company and years later the company introduced the very popular travelers’ check then came charge cards....   [tags: wallet, distinction, creativity]
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Progressive Versus Flat Taxes - ... However, even though the process is still a hassle, “The Clinton Tax Package of 1993 increased the brackets to the five used in the 1999 illustration (15 percent, 28 percent, 31 percent, 36 percent, and 39.6 percent)” (“Progressive Tax”). Since those who are wealthier and are able to have a greater influence in society, it is reasonable for them to be required to pay more in taxes anyway. A beneficial characteristic of a progressive tax is that it protects taxpayers during an economic downturn, so when income rates go down, the tax rate follows....   [tags: household income, class distinction]
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Leibniz's Distinction Between Natural and Artificial Machines - Leibniz's Distinction Between Natural and Artificial Machines ABSTRACT: I maintain that Leibniz's distinction between 'organic machines of nature' and the artificial machine that we produce cannot be adequately understood simply in terms of differing orders of structural complexity. It is not simply that natural machines, having been made by God, are infinitely more complex than the products of our own artifice. Instead, Leibniz's distinction is a thoroughly metaphysical one, having its root in his belief that every natural machine is a corporeal substance, the unity and identity conditions of which derive ultimately from its substantial form....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays] 3134 words
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Hume's Argument on the Distinction Benevolence and Self-love - Hume's Argument on the Distinction Benevolence and Self-love In his Enquiry Concerning the Principle of Morals, Hume rebukes the arguments of skeptical, philosophers who deny the existence of moral distinctions. He doubts that an individual can be so indifferent that he or she is unable to distinguish between right and wrong. Hume believes that the differences between men arise from nature, from habit, and from education. Hume believes no skeptic, no matter how doubtful, can claim that there are absolutely no moral distinctions....   [tags: Papers] 685 words
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The Dangers of Distracted Drivers - Did you know that most wrecks today are caused by distracted drivers. Although, using cell phones are banned while driving, people still use them illegally, causing many wrecks. There are many ways to be considered as a distracted driver, such as texting, using a cell phone, talking to others in the car, grooming, watching a video, adjusting car settings, eating and/or drinking, and reading maps or books. How has texting impacted the number of wrecks in the United States. “The government says that 3,092 people died in one year in “distractions- affected” crashes, a newly refined measurement meant to tally effect of texting, phoning or simply answering a cell while driving....   [tags: texting while driving]
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Texting and Driving - ... What this shows us is that if cell phone use while driving is banned the number of car accidents and fatalities will decrease dramatically. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, 20% of injury crashes were the result of distracted drivers and of those killed, 995 of them reported that a cell phone was the primary distraction (US Government Website for Distracted Drivers). 16% of drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal accidents were a result of driving while distracted (US Government Website for Distracted Drivers)....   [tags: Driving, texting, legalization]
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