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Alfred Wegener and the Continental Drift - ... In 1912 he first introduced the theory of the continental drift at a conference in Germany. He theorized that the continents had moved away from each other over a period of time and denied that land-bridges had existed to connect the continents. The same year he married the daughter of a meteorologist and returned on another expedition to Greenland. He went on to serve in the military during World War I. Although the idea about the continental drift had never gone away it wasn’t until 1915 that he published his theory....   [tags: meteorology and astronomy]
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Effects of Genetic Drift - Table of content Introduction Effects of genetic drift Change in allele frequency Loss of genetic variation Loss of allelic diversity Founder effects Founder effect (i) genetic bottleneck Case study: Greater Prairies Chickens Founder effect (ii) Fitness effect of genetic drift Effective population size Genetic drift and natural selection Correlation between fitness and genetic diversity Conclusion References   Genetic drift in natural populations Introduction If you flip a coin 500 times, a result of 300 heads and 200 tails might make you suspicious about that coin....   [tags: genetic variation, biological analysis]
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Genetic Drift and HIV - ... Ten of the tortoises had long necks. When the population grows again, around two thirds of the tortoises will have long necks, enabling them to reach the vegetation that would have been above their reach. Genetic drift can affect a population's genetics if the founder effect occurs. "A founder effect occurs when a new colony is started by a few members of the original population." ("Mechanisms: The Processes of Evolution."). If individuals from one population, leave and start a new population, it is called the founder effect....   [tags: Alleles, Traits, Effect]
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Unexplained Movement: Continental Drift - ... His experience with geology was limited when he published his research on continental drift. While visiting a friend, in 1910, Wegener saw patterns in the ways continents looked in an atlas (Coniff 2012) and decided to find an explanation for the similarities in landmass found on opposite sides of the world. In his theory, Wegener explained the continents had once been one landmass, rather than separate masses spread across wide oceans. He set out to prove his theory by researching the coastlines along the continents bordering the Atlantic Ocean (Lutgens Tarbuck 2014)....   [tags: plate techtonics, geological analysis]
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Strategic Drift of WRSX - ... This indigent decision leads to poor performance so in Board Meeting Three, a strategic drift was identified by making the decision to change organisational structure to meet the strategic challenges and drive future growth. The Agenda 5 suggests that WRSX has to implement a matrix structure which could add value to client businesses and to use knowledgeable and stuff and assets more effectively. Q2. Consider a specific decision, or cluster of decisions. Why were you pursuing these specific objectives at this time rather than other objectives....   [tags: Business, China, Market] 1388 words
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Continental Drift Theory: Alfred Wegener - ... Other types of fossils, such as plants, gave climate evidence to support Wegener’s theory. Second, Wegener gave climate evidence to support his Continental Drift theory. The glossopteris is a tropical fern that as found in Antarctica, South America, India, Australia, and Africa. “… Glossopteris grew in temperate climates, the places where fossils had been found were once closer to the equator,” (Tarbuck and Lutgens, 2011). The plant grew in a warm climate, somewhere near the equator. Today Antarctica is on the South Pole, to have the glossopteris, Antarctica must have moved....   [tags: fossil evidence, land features, climate evidence]
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How do Groynes Prevent Longshore Drift - To determine how groynes prevent longshore drift. The issue: Longshore drift influences the deposition and erosion of sediments. Waves erode the coast and transport the eroded material along the coastline. Over a period of time, the material will be deposited on a beach or form a larger feature such as a spit. Groynes are structures built at equal intervals along the coastline. Their purpose is to restrict longshore drift, preventing coastal erosion. Figure 1 - Google Maps About the location: The location of the study area is Silver Beach in Kurnell Peninsula, near Cronulla....   [tags: depositiona and erosion of sediments]
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Continetal drift theory - Continental Drift, the theory that continents move slowly about the earth's surface, changing their positions relative to one another and to the poles of the earth. In the past the theory has been discussed but not generally accepted, most geologists believing the continents to be fixed in place and subject only to vertical movements, such as those observed during mountain uplift. In recent years, however, a sound body of evidence in support of a modified form of the drift theory has been found....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Scientific Method: The Continental Drift Hypothesis and Plate Tectonic Theory - The initial ideas of the continental drift hypothesis led to the development of plate tectonic theory. In order for the theory to be accepted, the whole scientific concept had to undergo the extensive process of scientific method. This involves an initial Observation leading to a hypothesis, attempting to explain the occurring observation. In order for this to be determined, predictions are made to explain the specific hypotheses, which are then backed up by evidence, finally leading to having a generally accepted theory....   [tags: observation, earth's mantle, sea floor]
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Evolution: Mutation, Natural Selection, Genetic Drift and Gene Flow - What is evolution and how does it work. Evolution is the theory of how one form of life changes into another form. Evolution also is the change of a population’s inherited traits from generation to generation. Evolution helps to explain why an animal, human, and plant looks the way it does and acts the way it does; it gives an explanation of the history of life. Genes come in many varieties and the evolution helps to make it happen. Mutation, natural selection, genetic drift, and gene flow: the four forces that make the evolution work....   [tags: Process of Evolution] 758 words
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The Discoveries of Alfred Wegener - ... This book became the first textbook in the study of meteorology. Alfred Wegener would go on 3 more Greenland expeditions in his lifetime, but he is best known today for his Continental Drift Theory, which states that all of the earth’s continents were once connected into one large “super – continent”. The first inclination that Wegener had towards this theory was that he noticed that the continents of the world seemed to fit together like a jig saw puzzle. He studied both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and noticed that the fossil plants both sides were extremely similar....   [tags: meteorologist, continental drift, fossils]
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Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking: Whitman´s Sonnet - ... On the shore around evening time, an inquisitive kid meanders alone, seeing two winged animals living and adoring together. At that point one vanishes, alternate hunts pointlessly, the kid addresses likewise just to hear the sea's last affirmation of death, and the man notes "My melodies awaked from that hour." Here is Whitman portraying his enlivening to death and his concurrent projection into poesy. Out of this primal scene of eros and thanatos, of a "musical shuttle" made of "torments and delights," Whitman determines a compelling and dismal lesson in mortality and impulse....   [tags: ocean drift, expression of melodies] 758 words
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The Study of the Relationships Between People and Different Aspects of Society - World history is defined as the study of the relationships between people and different aspects of society such as culture, behavior, freedom and religion (Manning,2003,1). Two factors have had a significant impact on world history, are external and internal factors (World History Connected, n.d). The external factors are based on scientific principles in areas such as chemistry, archaeology and the environment , internal factors are traditional topics of history such as slavery, freedom, abolition and racial discrimination (World History Connected, n.d)....   [tags: world history, drift theory, evolution] 544 words
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Mental Illness and Homelessness: A Value Based Approace - Mental Illness and Homelessness: A Values Based Approach The term "downward drift" is used by sociologists to describe what can happen when a person's mental illness is left un-treated and becomes chronic. Imagine this chain of events, a common set of consequences for a person with mental illness. Bob is married and has a job that offers quality health care. He develops a mental illness and does not receive treatment. As the illness exhibits more symptoms the functional impairment increases. With this increased strain Bob's relationships at home and work suffer....   [tags: mentally ill, healthcare, downward drift]
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The Five Forces of Evolution - ... This would be a stabilizing selection because genetic diversity would decrease in the gene pool because the butterflies would tend to be white. This would be genetic drift because all the dark butterflies would be killed by predators, and this results in a small population whose numbers have experienced a change in population that affects the gene pool. There are, of course, the other four driving forces behind evolution that might also be affecting this population of butterflies. There is gene flow to be considered....   [tags: genetic, drift, popluation, butterflies, garden] 650 words
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What are Plate Tectonics? - ... Moores. They suggested that the diversity of life increased as continents broke up and moved apart and decreased as land masses moved together and joined. Why do scientists today accept the movement of continents but did not accept this theory back in Wegner’s time. Scientists accept the theory of the continental drift today but didn’t accept it then because when Wegener first came up with the theory of the continental drift he suggeststed that continental rocks were stronger and lighter than seafloor rocks and that the seafloor rocks were like very thick tar....   [tags: geographic evidence, theory of continental drift]
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To Test if Longshore Drift is Taking Place Along Deal Beach on the Day of Our Visit - To Test if Longshore Drift is Taking Place Along Deal Beach on the Day of Our Visit For this aim, we measured the wave angle. To do this, I laid a protractor on the floor, and watched for about 5 minutes in which direction the waves were travelling. I would look down on the protractor, and note down the angle of the waves. I then worked out the average angle. We had to do measure the wave angle because it would show us in which direction the longshore drift (if any) was taking place, therefore resulting back to the title of the aim....   [tags: Papers] 1086 words
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The Importance of Plankton in Pelagic Food Webs and Carbon Cycling - ... Phytoplankton also affects carbon dioxide levels when they die. Phytoplankton, are composed of substance that contain carbon. Dead phytoplankton can sink to the ocean floor. The carbon in the phytoplankton is soon covered by other material sinking to the ocean bottom. Deforestation contributes to the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by reducing vegetation that takes up carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide acts as a “greenhouse” gas in the atmosphere, and therefore may contribute to global warming....   [tags: water, drift, organisms, movement, styles]
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Impacts of Herbicides on Crops and Weeds - As early as 10,000 BC the human race understood the importance of controlling weeds in an agricultural setting. Weed control began with simple hand weeding, but proved to be extremely inefficient. Innovative means of control were discovered, but many of them were ahead of their time and did not become common practice. Thousands of years later, in 1000 BC, animals were finally domesticated and utilized as a means to improve cropping fields. It was not until the 20th century that pest control practices were modified and began to advance at a rapid pace....   [tags: weeds, pestcides, innovative] 2129 words
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Investigating the Length of Long Shore Occurence - Investigating the Length of Long Shore Occurence Reason for study: to find out if long shore drift occurs and if it does, to find defences to prevent any hazards The place of my study was porlock bay in Somerset. This is a picture of the porlock bay. [IMAGE] Aim: 1. To find out the beach material is moved by long shore drift 2. To work out a sort of defence mechanism used in porlock bay to stop the flooding in the marshes. Evidence of long shore drift: · Without long shore drift there would not be any groynes, but the beach would be completely flat · The way the cliffs and headlands have eroded shows us some sense of direction....   [tags: Papers] 1038 words
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Decent and Street People in the Code of the Streets by Elijah Anderson - Short Paper Assignment 2 Throughout the article “The Code of the Streets,” Elijah Anderson explains the differences between “decent” and “street” people that can be applied to the approaches of social control, labeling, and social conflict theories when talking about the violence among inner cities due to cultural adaptations. Anderson’s theory examined African Americans living in America’s inner cities that are driven to follow the “street code” and work to maintain respect, loyalty, and their own self-image....   [tags: social, control, label, conflict] 1687 words
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Investigation on Coastal Erosion In Porlock Bay - Investigation on Coastal Erosion In Porlock Bay Aims ---- Aim 1: To find out if beach material is moved across Porlock Bay by longshore drift. Aim 2: To find out which type of sea defense is best for Porlock bay. If L.S.D. (long shore drift) were taking place I would expect to find: a) Deposition at one end of the bay and against any abstractions such as groynes. b) An increase in pebble roundness in the direction of long shore drift. The process of attrition will erode the pebbles....   [tags: Papers] 3494 words
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Erosion of Shorelines - Erosion of Shorelines The erosion of shorelines is a natural process that can have beneficial or adverse impacts on the creation and maintenance of habitats. Sands and gravels eroded from the shores of coastal bays maintain the beach as a natural barrier between the open water and coastal wetlands. Beaches move back and forth onshore, offshore and along shore with changing wave conditions. The finer-grained silts and clays derived from the erosion of shorelines are sorted and carried as far as the waters of wetlands or tidal flats, where benefits are derived from addition of the new material....   [tags: Nature Environment Papers] 2227 words
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Evolutionary Concepts Activity 6 - Evolutionary Concepts Activity 6 1. Evolutionary theory describes how populations change over time due to changes in the gene pool. There are several mechanisms that can change a gene pool and allow evolution to occur. Natural selection, mutation, gene flow and genetic drift are some of the driving forces behind evolutionary change. Natural selection and genetic drift are the mechanisms that decrease genetic variation, whereas gene flow and mutation are the driving mechanism to increase genetic variation....   [tags: Evolution]
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The Coastal Defences at Reculver - In Roman times St. Mary's Church was built with Twin Towers as part of the building. Originally the church was 3kms away from the sea but as the cliff was eroded it eventually became next to the see. There was a danger the cliff under the Twin Towers and therefore the Twin Towers themselves would be destroyed by erosion. To stop this happening many coastal defences and different types of management have been erected. The initial try at coastal management was in 1809. Wooden and ragstone blocks were place at the foot of the Twin Towers to protect them....   [tags: Papers] 1105 words
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Capturing Methods for the Northern Cricket Frog - Introduction Amphibians are significant in ecological communities and may also be sensitive indicators of environmental change despite their cryptic and secretive habits (Grant et al. 1992). Northern cricket frogs (Acris crepitans) typically range from 1.6 to 3.5cm in length, having various colors and patterns with a wart-like texture. Although they have long hind legs, they do not climb well, nor are they found high in trees. The northern cricket frog call is described as rapid clicking of marbles together....   [tags: amphibians, funnel trap, refugia, pitfall trap]
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Real World Exposure and CVA Simulation - ... This is equivalent to adjusted risk-neutral pricing for a given subset of stochastic paths, though this pricing is done independently at all forward model steps in contrast to the risk-neutral pricing with market states evolved from the same spot market data by a stochastic process under a common measure. Below we outline this straightforward and well-known implementation methodology yet we further enhance it to join real-world simulation specifics with the evident benefits of risk-neutral American Monte Carlo pricing....   [tags: Solvency II and Nested Simulations]
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Song of Myself by Walt Whitman - ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .] Tufts of straw, sands, fragments, Buoy'd hither from many moods, one contradicting another. (57-62) Whitman accepts his position among the sands, first observing himself ("Me and mine"), and then acknowledging the community that he lives in ("loose windrows"), and finally jotting down the ‘individual’ citizens of said-ambiguous community ("little corpses," "sands," "fragments"). "As I Ebb'd" finishes on a positive and reassuring note with Whitman discovering a contemporary democracy: the unfinished line that started in the beginning of line 57 is finished with the declaration, "we too lie in drifts [....   [tags: poetry analysis] 916 words
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The Process of Evolution - ... Another mechanism is a hereditable type of evolution is mutations. Mutations are alterations to a gene. Mutation can be harmful, beneficial or neutral. Mutations are the origin of the source of genetic diversity (9).Mutation that are harmful, hinders the chances of the organism chances of survival and are likely to die along with the mutations. Beneficial mutations increase the chances of the individual to survive in its environment, and they will be more likely to reproduce and pass on the gene to future generations (9)....   [tags: four factors of a changing environment]
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Coastal Erosion Problems in Walton on the Naze - Coastal Erosion Problems in Walton on the Naze The reason for doing this piece of coursework is to investigate the coastal erosion problems in Walton on the Naze. In this project I will be answering one main question: What should be done about the erosion of the Naze. Walton on the Naze is a seaside resort along the coast of Essex just 8 miles south of Harwich, it is the most easterly part of the Essex coastline and it is surrounded by the North Sea. Walton is situated in southeast England and in north Essex, near Clacton (11km direct), Colchester (27km direct), and Brightlingsea (19km direct)....   [tags: Papers] 2417 words
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Answer to Questions Provided for the Managing Organizational Design and Change module - The aim of this essay assignment is to answer 7 questions provided for the Managing Organisational Design and Change module. This essay will emphasise the overall significance of people management practices in managing successful organisational change. More specifically, the research questions gave us students the opportunity to demonstrate our understanding of the overall module, the ability to think clearly, present, describe, and evaluate our analysis of topics such as: Scenario planning, Strategic drift more importance on Total Quality Management (TQM), the quality Gurus such as Kaoru Ishikawa and his theory on Quality Cycle....   [tags: Planning, Scenario, Strategy] 3197 words
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Theory of Evolution: The Evolution of Hox Cluster - ... This first type happens when a large population goes through a period when only a small number of individuals survive which causes there to be a smaller amount of genetic variation available to the surviving population. An example of this can be seen in the Northern Elephant Seals because humans had hunted them so much that their numbers had dropped down to maybe as few as 25 individuals. In founders effect is when a few individuals that have managed to migrate and create a new species somewhere else....   [tags: darwin, origin of species] 824 words
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An Analysis of Why Nations Fail - Descriptive Why Nations Fail takes an in depth look into why some countries flourish and become rich powerful nations while other countries are left in or reduced to poverty. Throughout this book review I will discuss major arguments and theories used by the authors and how they directly impact international development, keeping in mind that nations are only as strong as their political and economical systems. Extractive institutions are used throughout this book to explain that the upper class extracts resources and goods from the lower class....   [tags: International Development, Politics, Economy]
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The Conflict Between Science and Religion - ... This idea is supported mainly by religions. It is the idea that God created the universe in just six days (“Creationism”). The information to support creationism comes from the Bible. However, the Bible is not a science book, but some consider it to be scientifically correct. In the first book of the Genesis, information is stated about the creation of the universe and how the physical events occurred. While in the second book of Genesis, information is stated about the creation of humans and other details....   [tags: evolutionists and creationists] 659 words
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Coastal Erosion At Dunwich - Coastal Erosion At Dunwich This question is asking for the reasons as to why the coastal erosion at Dunwich takes place. I have already shown that there is coastal erosion in question one, and now I am going to explain why this erosion happens. To show how the erosion takes place, I will look at many different factors: wave type, long shore drift, the geology in the area, and beach profile. Natural Erosion Fig 2.2 on page 3 shows the sand martins nests, which are a contributing factor to the erosion of Dunwich Cliffs....   [tags: Papers] 1046 words
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Environment and Climate Change - Essay 1: Climate change #Draft1 By definition, climate change refers to all variations of the statistical average in weather conditions over an extended period ranging from decades or longer. Over the 4 billion years of existence, the Earth’s climate has changed many times caused by natural factors; However during the last century, human activity has been the principal cause of climate change....   [tags: Weather, Humans, Destruction] 925 words
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Tourism's impact on the Hengistbury Head and Mudeford Spit Area - Tourism's impact on the Hengistbury Head and Mudeford Spit Area Hypothesis The hypothesis that my group have chosen to investigate is: "Tourism has impacted along the Hengistbury Head and Mudeford Spit area. This has resulted In more coastal problems." Throughout this piece of coursework, I will gather information from sources to either agree, or disagree with my chosen hypothesis. These are the areas that I will be investigating: · Tourist Facilities · Reasons why tourist facilities are needed · The coastal defences · Damage done to the coast - natural and human · Effects damage has done to the landscape · Cost Vs Revenue I am also goi...   [tags: Papers] 3020 words
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How Natural Processes Operate at Coastal Geographic Environment - How Natural Processes Operate at Coastal Geographic Environment Natural Processes are actions or events that have natural causes, which result in natural events. The three main coastal environment processes that operate at Muriwai are Coastal Erosion, Coastal Transportation and Coastal Deposition. The elements that interact to produce natural processes are wind, waves and tides. Each phenomenon at Muriwai's coastal geographic environment has been produced by interaction. Coastal Erosion is a process at Muriwai that gradually wears away the rock particles of the earth's surface, transporting them to another location....   [tags: Natural Processes Environmental Essays] 1040 words
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Hardy-weinburg Equilibrium - The Hardy-Weinberg theorem states that the frequency of alleles and genotypes in a population’s gene pool remain constant over the generations unless acted upon by agents other than sexual recombination. For example, take a population of mice that consists of 1,000 members. A specific allele, albino allele, is recessive within this species. 80% of the population expresses the normal phenotype- brown coloring, while the remaining 20% are albino. 640 members of the population have the genotype AA, 320 have Aa, and 40 have aa....   [tags: essays research papers] 1101 words
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The Green Revolution - Broad Topic: The Green Revolution Narrowed Topic: Pesticides and the Green Revolution: The impact on the environment and counter- measures. The green revolution technology phenomenon started in Mexico over sixty years ago. The technology which is still relevant today has, forever changed the way agriculture is conducted worldwide. According to Wilson (2005), green revolution technology “involved using high-yielding varieties (HYV) of seeds, pesticides and fertilizers in addition to irrigation” (para....   [tags: pesticides, environment]
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Coast Community Enhancement - ... They also break down sediments that come into the shore line. • Erosion is the wearing away of rock by water and wind. This process occurs at Point Peron as erosion forms rock formations, arches, stacks and stumps much like destructive waves. Erosion has also caused the sand dunes to form from the wind blowing the sand into large mounds. Over a very long period of time, the wind has eroded away the rocks that have been deposited on the beach (as shown in the photograph below). Wind has also eroded away the headland....   [tags: cultural objects and improvement] 998 words
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Jason Alexander Downie: Triple Murder Case by an 18 Year-Old - Criminology is often referred as the study of crime and its offenders. yet many argued about the definition of crime itself. There are various definitions of crime available, such as the legalistic definition where crime is defined as the act of conviction of criminal law (by Paul Tappan), or the statistical definition where an action is considered a crime if the frequency of it conducted is low (by L.T. Wilkins) (Muncie J 1996), leaving the fact that crime itself is not definite. The definition of crime might changes overtime due to the alteration of culture, moral conduct, values, beliefs, etc....   [tags: criminal analysis, criminology]
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Risk, Demography, and Technological Evolution in Non-Industrial Populations - ... The Risk hypothesis involves the risk of resource failure and the increasing complexity of task-specific tools compared to multi-task tools. The Mobility hypothesis basically states that the structure of the toolkit is limited by the amount an individual can carry without the help of domesticated animals or vehicles. This means that an extremely mobile individual would have a smaller toolkit so they could carry it all at once. The Population Size hypothesis uses cultural drift (similar to genetic drift) as a basis for toolkit variation....   [tags: summary of Mark Collard's lecture] 752 words
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The Debate on Evolution as a Natural Process - ... Natural selection is based on the concept of “survival of the fittest”. Organisms that can adapt the best will survive. Darwin’s idea behind natural selection is fairly elementary, however, it is often misunderstood. There are differences in traits, and heredity. If you have variation, different reproduction and heredity, you have evolution. Mutation, also one of the basic components of evolution, is the random change of DNA. They can be good, bad, or neutral. Some mutations may not even be passed down to the off spring....   [tags: universe, fittest, organisms] 641 words
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Tectonic Plates and its Effects on the Physical Face of the Earth - Tectonic Plates and its Effects on the Physical Face of the Earth For millions of years, tectonic plates have been determinate of changes in the physical face of the earth, and they continue to do so today. These massive plates move underneath the surfaces of the oceans and the continents, producing earthquakes, volcanoes and uplifts. This paper will discuss the composition, movement and history of tectonic plates, the theory of plate tectonics and its history, and tectonic plates affect the surface of the earth today and will continue to do so in the future....   [tags: Tectonic Plates Geology Science Essays] 1475 words
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Assessment of the Movement of Material Along Deal's Beach - Assessment of the Movement of Material Along Deal's Beach This was carried out at site 3 because there are groynes at site 3 which created an area within 2 groynes called a groyne box which I could study in order to look at the movement of pebbles within a confined area. Diagram of a Groyne Box: Sea Wall [IMAGE] 1 2 3 4 5 [IMAGE] [IMAGE] Groyne 1 Groyne 2 Sea The purpose of this aim is to see the effects of Longshore Drift over a longer period of time....   [tags: Papers] 932 words
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