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Innate Behaviors in Animals - Ever wonder how animals know so much. It’s simple. It’s all according to how they act and what they know. When an animal is born it has instincts. These instincts help the creature survive and cause them to behave certain ways. This is called Innate behaviors. Although, some things animals have been taught. Unlike Innate behaviors whereas it comes from the genes, other behaviors have to be learned. They are called Learned behaviors. Together, Innate and Learned behaviors can prove that animals are smarter then most people think....   [tags: Innate behaviors, animals, ] 709 words
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Innate Ideas - ... For instance, look at the work of Jackson Pollock, his work consist of what seems to be just paint splatters but the chaotic design of these paint splatters possess the power to move the viewer. This is why anything can be considered art if it has some type of emotion associated with it. Which is why things like sports or dance can be considered art they provoke an emotional response from the viewer. Another example is Jean-Michael Basquiat, neo-expressionist he started his career as a street artist in the late 70’s....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Innate Ideas - Innate Ideas Throughout the passage of time, philosophers have written and discussed many topics in philosophy. Sometimes, these philosophers agree on ideas or sometimes they make their own assumptions. There are two philosophers who had different ideas concerning where innate ideas come from and how we get these types of ideas. Rene Descartes and John Locke were these two philosophers with the opposing argument on innate ideas. The place where Descartes discusses his views were in the Meditations on First Philosophy and Locke's argument is located in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding....   [tags: Papers] 641 words
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The Theory of Innate Virtue - ... Yes. Soc. But since this side is also of two feet, there are twice two feet. Boy. There are. Soc. Then the square is of twice two feet. Boy. Yes. Soc. And how many are twice two feet. count and tell me. Boy. Four, Socrates. Soc. And might there not be another square twice as large as this, and having like this the lines equal. Boy. Yes. Soc. And of how many feet will that be. Boy. Of eight feet. Soc. And now try and tell me the length of the line which forms the side of that double square: this is two feet-what will that be....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Innate vs. Learned Vocalization - Every mammal and many other animals possess a larynx with the potential for making sounds. In communication, these regions serve to transmit information that will influence the listener’s behavior, i.e. to attract, fend off, inform, or warn (Bright, 1984). Among these many types of sounds, some animals appear able to produce more complex, learned vocalizations, while most are limited to rudimentary, innate vocalizations (Jarvis, 2004) The distinction between innate versus learned vocalization is not completely rigid, but there do appear to be linguistic and neuroanatomical distinctions separating them....   [tags: Vocalization] 889 words
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Lord of the Flies: The Innate Evil - When Ralph sees the naval officer that appears on the island to save them, he realizes that he will return to civilization. The shock causes him to reflect on what has happened. The rescue does not produce joy; instead he feels despair at what he has been through. He is awakened to the reality that he will never be the same. He has lost his innocence and learned about the evil that lurks within himself and all men through his experiences on the island. Ralph’s revelation to his loss of innocence and societal order among the boys is exemplified through the collapse of the attempted Democratic government, the killing of the pig, and the death of Piggy and Simon....   [tags: Literary Themes] 585 words
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Innate Evil and the Temptations of the Devil - ... The character of Captain Vere has been compared to Pontius Pilate who signed for Jesus’ execution in the name of “justice” although he knew that it was not right. Another comparison that has been suggested is that “the sacrifice of Billy by Captain Vere is a re-enactment of the sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham” (Arvin 138). The Biblical influence also provides a running theme of evil temptation as found in the Lord’s Prayer: “lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” This theme is evident in Billy Budd when the Judas character, Claggart, tempts Billy by having a “seaman offer Billy two guineas to join a proposed mutiny group” (Wright 133)....   [tags: American Literature, Billy Bud, William Wilson] 2234 words
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Innate Difference Between Men and Women - In some way, have we failed to state the basic facts about innate differences between the sexes to our children. We have people that want to say that the division of the two sexes, female and male, is just an artificial invention of our culture and labeling a child as a “girl” or “boy” is a social decision. British researchers compiled and analyzed a large body of gender-related neurological research book, "Brain Sex: The Real Difference between Men and Women". They determined that men and women act different because of their brains are different and the evidence is  "conclusive" and "incontrovertible" that men and women have different mentalities and thus perceive the world differently (Rauchet p....   [tags: Women's Rights] 1119 words
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Conscience Created versus Innate - Conscience Created versus Innate To what extent do you think you are dictated by your surroundings and your up-bringing. Do you claim your opinions to be your own. Do you trust your logic and your conscience. These are questions that are seldom asked by ourselves or by others. In fact, these kinds of questions could almost be considered taboo. It seems to be generally accepted that one can trust oneself, one’s authority, and one’s conscience. Upon these premises we seem to build up everything else....   [tags: Papers] 1418 words
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innate human violence - Phillip Zimbardo, Solomon Asch, Stanley Milgram, and Howard Zinn were/are all gifted psychologists that strived to understand the simple complexities of conformity within an individual’s specific societal structure. Within their own specific areas of psychology, every single one of them came to one simple conclusion that allowed each of them to become the quality of psychologist that they are today, and that is the understanding that the power of the situation can be stronger than the individual....   [tags: essays research papers] 684 words
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Plato and Locke's Views on an Innate Idea - Plato and Locke's Views on an Innate Idea        What is an innate idea?  This can be defined as some idea or mental representation that is produced by outside perception or created anew by our imagination. It exists in the mind in virtue of the nature of the human mind.  According to Plato most if not all of our knowledge is innate. However, John Locke feels that we do not have any innate ideas.  Then the question arises of who is right or are they both wrong.  In this paper I will attempt to examine the conflicting views of Plato and Locke....   [tags: Philosophy essays]
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Innate Evil in Golding's Lord of the Flies - This paper will explore the three elements of innate evil within William Golding's, Lord of the Flies, the change from civilization to savagery, the beast, and the battle on the island. Golding represents evil through his character's, their actions, and symbolism. The island becomes the biggest representation of evil because it's where the entire novel takes place. The change from civilization to savagery is another representation of how easily people can change from good to evil under unusual circumstances....   [tags: essays research papers] 688 words
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Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses on First and Subsequent Exposure to a Pathogen - The immune system is comprised of two responses: the adaptive immune response and the innate immune response. The first line of defence against invading organisms is classified as the innate immune response and the second line of defence and protection against re- exposure to the same pathogen is known as the adaptive immune response. Innate immune responses are known as the non-specific manner which composes the cells and defend the host from infection by other organism by mechanism. The adaptive immunity represents the antigen-specific immune response....   [tags: Medical Science]
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DESCRIBE THE ROLE AND FUNCTION OF DIFFERENT CELL TYPES OF INNATE IMMUNITY - ... Neutrophils are also granulocytes that are mainly found in the bloodstream and makeup seventy percent of the circulating leukocyte population. They respond quickly to inflammatory signals from infected tissues that are damaged and are bacterial infected. They go through the endothelium of the blood vessels and enter sites of inflammation through the process of chemotaxis. Factors of this process like the IL-8 and C5a take neutrophils from the blood and enter the area of inflammation. This cell recruits several effector mechanisms that fight against infection....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Speaking From Within: A Discussion on Our Innate Ability to Learn Languages - Speaking From Within: A Discussion on Our Innate Ability to Learn Languages For years since I moved to the United States after the age of nine, I've always been frustrated at the lack of improvement in my ability to speak English without a trace of foreign accent and my ability to write without any grammatical errors. It always seemed to me that learning languages is unlike learning anything else, I can logically understand the pronunciation of the a word or the rules of grammar, but for reasons unknown, I always found it hard to incorporate logical knowledge of language into the actual speaking and writing of English....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Innate Act of Evil or Demonstration? - ... The truck was found and was traced to a body shop in Junction City, Kansas (Michael and Herbeck 78). Employees helped the FBI quickly put together a drawing of the man who had rented the van, while agents showed the drawing around Oklahoma City and local hotel employees gave them a name. But soon the FBI found out that McVeigh had already been arrested. He’d been pulled over about 80 miles north of Oklahoma City by an Oklahoma State Trooper who noticed a missing license plate on his car. McVeigh had a concealed weapon and was arrested....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Innate and Cell-Mediated Immune Responses to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis - Abstract Bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) has T helper 1 (Th1) immunostimulatory activities but because of toxicity and pyrogenicity cannot be used as an adjuvant. Brucella abortus LPS has less toxicity and no pyrogenic properties in comparison to other bacterial LPS. In the current study, the immunostimulatory properties of Brucella abortus LPS were evaluated for its adjuvant activity. Tuberculin purified protein derivative (PPD) from Mycobacterium tuberculosis was extracted and after anion-exchange chromatography on Q-sepharose column, two fractions (17 and 23), which dominantly contained 30- and 70- kDa antigens, were collected for immunological studies....   [tags: Medical Science ] 3754 words
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Making an Inmate for Life - ... For instance, supermax inmates do not receive customary prison amenities such as education, training, or recreation which allow high level of contact between inmates (Clemmer, 2011; Henningsen et al., 2011). The supermax inmates will spend one or two hours outside of their cell, while the remainder of their time is spent in solitude, where they perform their daily routines (Henningsen et al., 2011). Since the inmates do not typically have cellmates and are unable to have physical contact with visitors, it is unlikely they receive human contract (Henningsen et al., 2011)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Inmate's Abuse in Prison - ... Prison rape in jail can ultimately bring hierarchy between the weaker and the stronger. Although many would believe rape offenders in men’s prisons are mainly homosexuals, studies have shown that homosexuals are more likely to be sexually abused than perpetrators. In prison it is actually known that men become rapists to overpower their victims. Patriarchal systems of power, male incentive to overpower the weaker, exist both outside and inside of jail. In any community, women are seen as weak; therefore, men tend to overpower women....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Accomodating the Increasing Inmate Population - Accomodating the Increasing Inmate Population In August 1994, the California Department of Corrections released its annual five-year facilities master plan for new prison construction. This plan, usually submitted to the Legislature earlier in the calendar year, was delayed so that the additional need for new prison beds resulting from the recently enacted Three Strikes and You're Out legislation could be incorporated into the plan. The facilities plan is based on the department's spring 1994 population estimate that estimated a total of 246,000 inmates by June 1999....   [tags: Papers] 1561 words
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The Inmate - Original Writing - The Inmate - Original Writing The sounds of the keys echoed across the hallway. Past each set of bars the keys rang a wanted freedom. As the keys and the guard strolled past, almost motionless bodies turned, all drawing closer to the keys. Closer, closer … stop. The cold bars formed the wall that could not be broken. The freedom. All hands were on this wall except one. One set of hands lay quiet, still and with no movement. These hands belonged to a tall, dark-haired person, a man, and a ghost....   [tags: Papers] 716 words
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The Inmate Subculture in United States Prisons: An Overview - The Inmate Subculture in United States Prisons: An Overview The Subculture Phenomena within Prisons To be able to discuss the issue of the inmate sub-cultures in prison I will first have to discuss what subcultures are and major reasons that they form. First of all the term subculture in general is kind of like a small culture within and not always accepted by members of a larger one known as a society. Societies as a whole are very large and contain many individuals within them, and let us face it it is human nature to group together or congregate with individuals that have similar interests....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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We Must Put an End to Frivolous Inmate Lawsuits - We Must Put an End to Frivolous Inmate Lawsuits Our forefathers were bright enough to establish a system of government with a series of checks and balances to maintain a balanced government. For the past decade a series of checks and balances has begun to fail our government. In our failing system of government inmates have taken advantage of the court system and have flooded it with an inconceivable number of frivolous lawsuits. Laurel Walters, a writer for the Christian Science Monitor, investigated inmates' lawsuits and found that these "recreational litigators...are suing the courts as an intramural sports activity." Action needs to be taken in order to rectify and protect "US" from this squandering of our tax payer provided funds and resources....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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The Philosophy of John Locke - ... The two qualities are primary and secondary qualities of an object. A primary quality is anything that is, “inseparable from the body, in what state soever it be; and such as in all the alterations and changes it suffers, all the force can be used upon it, it constantly keeps” (Stumpf and Fieser, 197). Solidity, extension, figure, and mobility are considered by Locke to be primary qualities. Secondary qualities, on the other hand, consist of traits that exist within the minds of the persons perceiving the items....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Are Humans Predisposed To Learn Language? - ... It is suggested that newborn infants can carry out ‘protoconversations’ from a very young age (Gregory, 2004; Trevarthen, 2002). A protoconversation is essentially a method of communication used by infants with their adult carers which analysis has shown to follow a musical pattern. It is the musical analysis of the protoconversation that perhaps provides the best support for the argument proposed by Chomsky. The protoconversation appears to follow a 30 second cycle, in addition to exhibiting a regular beat and bar structure (Malloch, 1999 as cited in Trevarthen, 2002; Trevarthen & Malloch, 2000)....   [tags: Linguistics]
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The immune System - ... Also a tissue macrophage is structurally larger than its precursor (monocyte) and can live for several months. Macrophages play a central role in the immune response, since they are important for both innate and adaptive systems. There are clearly four crucial and distinct functions activated macrophages can perform (Fig.1). Firstly, macrophages are involved in the innate defense inflammatory response by phagocytosing pathogens and excreting several cytokines and chemicals that attract other cells to the injured tissue called “chemotactic factors” as well as supporting the repair of tissue....   [tags: Biology, Diseases, Medical Research] 1598 words
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John Locke and Human Understanding - John Locke and Human Understanding Book I - Neither Principles nor Ideas Are Innate Chapter I - No Innate Speculative Principles 1. The way shown how we come by any knowledge, sufficient to prove it not innate. It is an established opinion amongst some men, that there are in the understanding certain innate principles; some primary notions, koinai ennoiai, characters, as it were stamped upon the mind of man; which the soul receives in its very first being, and brings into the world with it. It would be sufficient to convince unprejudiced readers of the falseness of this supposition, if I should only show (as I hope I shall in the following parts of this Discourse) how men, barely by the use of their natural faculties, may attain to all the knowledge they have, without the help of any innate impressions; and may arrive at certainty, without any such original notions or principles....   [tags: Papers] 5291 words
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Biochemistry Research Paper - ... PAMPs are structurally conserved molecules derive from pathogens, and therefore make an idea target for recognition by the innate immune system. Recognition of ssRNA by TLR7 and non-methylated CpG DNA by TLR9 drive innate immune effector function such as inflammatory of cytokine production. These events happen through ssRNA and non-methylated CpG DNA triggering the TLR7 and TLR9 signaling cascade (Fig 2), leading to activation of transcription factors and kinases activity, and eventually altering gene expression....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Viruses, Bacteria] 1897 words
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Themes in "Lord of the Flies" - William Goldning’s Lord of the Flies is an allegorical novel where literary techniques are utilized to convey the main ideas and themes of the novel. Two important central themes of the novel includes loss of civilization and innocense which tie into the concept of innate human evil. Loss of civilization is simply the transition from civilization to savagery; order to chaos. The concept of loss of innocense is a key concept to innate human evil because childhood innocense is disrupted as the group hunted animals and even their own....   [tags: essays research papers] 684 words
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Framing the Innateness Hypothesis - Framing the Innateness Hypothesis Perhaps the most traditional way of framing the innateness hypothesis would be in terms of an opposition between rationalism and empiricism. This is an opposition that is frequently encountered in philosophical debates over language acquisition, with the one side arguing that language acquisition is a phenomenon associated with the maturation of a language faculty or "organ," while the other side argues that language acquisition is instead a process of generalization from experience....   [tags: Language Learning Essays]
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EXAMINING EPISTEMOLOGY - ... For instance, look at the work of Jackson Pollock, his work consist of what seems to be just paint splatters but the chaotic design of these paint splatters possess the power to move the viewer. This is why anything can be considered art if it has some type of emotion associated with it. Which is why things like sports or dance can be considered art they provoke an emotional response from the viewer. But creativity is so much more that making visually appealing piece of artwork, isn’t the ability to construct a story creative....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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A Very Brief History on the Existence of God - ... Additionally, Descartes reasons that because he exists with an innate idea of God, God then must also exist. He explicitly states this: “I have no choice but to conclude that the mere fact of my existing is and of there being in me an idea of a most perfect being, that is God, demonstrates most evidently that God too exists” (34). In the Fifth Meditation, Descartes offers a second, but similar proof for God’s existence. Descartes begins by asserting that a triangle, even if it does not exist anywhere in the world “still has a certain determinate nature, essence, or form which is unchangeable and eternal” which is not fabricated and which does not depend on the mind (43)....   [tags: Philosophy, Descartes] 1213 words
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Empiricist Views on the Innateness Hypothesis - Empiricist Views on the Innateness Hypothesis Barbiero, in his note on framing the innateness hypothesis, mentions that "to frame the innateness question is to attempt to distinguish among the different constraints and mechanisms that can be attributed to the human biological endowment for language". In this note, I follow up on Barbiero's proposal by discussing empiricist views, mainly Quinean views, on the innate learning mechanisms that enable children to acquire not only the semantics but also the syntax of their language....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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Exploring the Human Immune System - 2.4.1 Overview The immune system can be subdivided into two systems; innate immunity and adaptive immunity. Innate immune system is made up of physical, chemical, and microbiological barriers, as well as the others elements of the immune system such as phagocytic cells (polymorphonuclear neutrophils, monocytes, macrophages), cells that release inflammatory mediator (basophils, mast cell, and eosinophils), natural killer cells, and the protein component (complement, cytokines, and acute phase proteins)....   [tags: medical, immunology] 1051 words
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Neonatal Case Study Assessment - The human infant is called a neonate who is less than 28 days old. (Potter, Perry, Ross-Kerr, & Wood, 2009, p. 333) The newborn goes through mostly reflex changes during this critical time which leads to bonding and deep attachments between the parents and the neonate during the first 28 days. The neonate I worked with was 18 days old, male, Muslim, goes by the initials MK and lived in a townhouse with his parents. During birth, the family requested as many female staff as possible due to religious reasons....   [tags: Nursing, maternity, newborn nursing]
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A Very Brief History on the Existence of God - ... Descartes likens his innate idea of God to the “mark of a craftsmen impressed upon his work” –similar to a stamp which says ‘Made by God’. Additionally, Descartes reasons that because he exists as a thinking thing and has an innate idea of God, God then must also exist. He explicitly states this: “I have no choice but to conclude that the mere fact of my existing is and of there being in me an idea of a most perfect being, that is God, demonstrates most evidently that God too exists” (34). In the Fifth Meditation, Descartes offers a second, but similar proof for God’s existence....   [tags: Philosophy, Descartes] 1132 words
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What is Giftedness? - What is Giftedness. Maria, a friend of my mother's, once complained to our family about the public school system in Florida. She claimed Peter, her six-year-old child, is extremely intelligent and not only could he play the violin and chess, but he could also read upper-level books. Despite all this, he did not make it into the gifted program at school - a program that she believed he rightfully deserved to be a member of. Why was she so upset over the outcome, and what deciding factors do people consider that could lead to the child being selected against an accelerated program....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Language - ... More support for the hypothesis of a UG considers Chomsky's proposal of generative grammar. Rather than children observing, storing, and then imitating sentences learned from adults, a child uses exposure to language to build rules out of the innate UG and then generate novel and, consequently, an infinite amount of sentences. This theory of language acquisition provided by innate universals explains the ease with which babies and children easily acquire any language they are exposed to, and also explains the difficulty of acquiring a native language without an accent at a later adult age (Carroll, 2006)....   [tags: Linguistic Theory,Chomsky, Language Acquisition] 2175 words
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Rationalism vs. Empiricism: The Argument for Empricism - ... (White & Rauhut, pg.72) Descartes introduced the idea of "radical doubt", as well as his idea of the workings of a "Master Deceiver" as theories that support rationalism. While his "Master Deceiver" theory does not pose a viable argument for rationalism, "radical doubt", gives rise to new questions about reality, knowledge, and the mind. Ultimately, Descartes' "radical doubt" challenges how we look at the mind and how it represents us with information and knowledge. He uses his radical doubt theory to explain how the information that we receive through our senses is distorted and can not be utilized as a means of knowledge....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Personal Justice and Homicide in Scott’s Ivanhoe: - Personal Justice and Homicide in Scott’s Ivanhoe Abstract: Scott’s Ivanhoe reveals a conflict between our innate concept of justice as personal justice and the impersonal justice which is imposed on us by the modern nation-state. This conflict causes the split between the proper hero, who affirms the order of impersonal justice, and the dark hero, who acts according to personal justice, in Scott’s work. In Evolution and Literary Theory, Joseph Carroll provides a paradigm for the integration of literary criticism with evolutionary psychology....   [tags: Scott Ivanhoe Psychology papers]
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Toll like receptors and their therapeutic potential - Cellular Basis Of Disease: Why has the discovery of Toll-like receptors revolutionised our understanding of how the innate immune system works, and what is the therapeutic potential. The body has two immune systems: the innate immune system and the adaptive immune system. Adaptive, or acquired, immunity refers to antigen-specific defence mechanisms that take several days to become protective and are designed to react with and remove a specific antigen. This is immunity develops throughout life....   [tags: essays research papers] 2112 words
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Metaphysical Thoughts During the Enlightenment Period - Metaphysical Thoughts During the Enlightenment Period The eighteenth century was fraught with change. Dryden, Pope and Johnson were dominating the literature. Fahrenheit was building his first mercury thermometer. The Boston Tea Party and the French Revolution occurred. However, some of the most drastic changes occurred in thought. Prior to the eighteenth century, thinkers such as Locke, Spinoza, Descartes, and Hobbes dominated Western thought to the extent that they changed the way people viewed the world....   [tags: American America History]
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hierarchy of Morality - Excerpt from “The Immorality of Morals and the Future of Amorality” Most authors seem to promote one or the other of two functions for morality, internal cohesion and external threat. However morality served both equally well. In Darwinism, Dominance and Democracy by Somit and Peterson, the authors state, "Humans are social primates, closely (almost embarrassingly) akin genetically to the chimpanzees and only slightly less so to the gorillas. Working over at least 10 million years, natural selection has endowed the social primates with a predisposition (to understate the matter) for hierarchical social structures....   [tags: essays research papers] 976 words
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Descartes and God - Descartes and God Everywhere in this world there are debates on many things. Logic is often employed in order to understand and come to an agreement on these debated topics. One such topic, which is arguably the greatest topic of debate occurring in modern day, is the existence of God. Sure, many people believe in some sort of higher being, but how many of them try and use logic and rational thought to prove the existence of God. Many probably, however we will only look at one such person. Rene Descartes attempts to use his own logic to come up with the conclusion that a perfect being does exist and that being is in itself God in his book Meditations on First Philosophy....   [tags: Papers] 831 words
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Humanity’s Evil Inspired William Golding’s "Lord of the Flies" - “Drug dealers go big, use Boeing for coke run”, “11 killed in Pakistan by suicide bomber”, “Parents largely unaware teen binge drinking is growing deadlier” (Edmonton Journal, November 18, 2009). It is truly staggering to see the number of articles concerning crime, felony and death in a newspaper, everyday. It is not hard to find articles about laws being broken, about lawbreakers going free and about people being killed. The concept of newspapers full of stories showing humanity’s evil suggests that there is something wrong with today’s world, but newspapers have always been full of such articles and events....   [tags: evil, William Golding, Lord of the Flies, ] 1663 words
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Phantoms in the Brain - The brain is known as the “final frontier” of science; the nut that is toughest to crack but contains a vast wealth of information, a veritable treasure trove of knowledge that can enrich our understanding of human nature. One of the ways that neuroscientists study the brain is through case studies of what happens when the brain malfunctions – what happens to make the brain operate incorrectly, can we pinpoint the anomalies, and can we correlate neural anomalies to physiological problems. In his book “Phantoms in the Brain”, V.S....   [tags: Neurology] 1096 words
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Critical Age in First Language Acquisition - 1.0 Introduction Language is a set of arbitrary symbols which used for communication. Children will be taught or learn their first language from birth. Sometimes the term native language and the term mother tongue are used to indicate the term first language. Possessing a language is the quintessentially human trait: all normal humans speak, no nonhuman animal does.(Pinker, 2005) Nonetheless, learning a first language is something every child does successfully, in a matter of a few years and without the need for formal lessons....   [tags: Language ]
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Women on the Bottom and Men on Top - ... Studies have shown, however, that there are numerous statistical differences between men and women. Steven Pinker noted that, “men are, on average, better at mental rotation and mathematical word problems; women are better at remembering locations and at mathematical calculation, match shapes more quickly, are better at reading faces, are better spellers, retrieve words more fluently, and have a better memory for verbal material” (797). According to these studies, men realistically tend to be generally better suited toward mechanical and women toward clerical....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Asian Seabass - ... (1994), two factors that affect the decreasing of L. calcarifer production in aspect of quality and quantity are disease and malnutrition. Larvae of this fish that face the malnutrition problems will show physical symptoms such as pale, less active, poor appetite thus cause death. The high content of unsaturated fatty acid is so important in L. calcarifer diet or the lack of this unsaturated fat will cause the larvae resistance against disease decrease thus decreasing the larvae survival rate and growth (Wattanabe et al....   [tags: Business, Malaysian Market, Fish] 1224 words
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The Existence of God – A Very Brief History - ... Succinctly, Descartes does not know if God exists with any certainty. He then deliberates “whether there is a God” (25). However, even though he questions God’s existence, Descartes still maintains an innate idea of a substance that is an “infinite, independent, supremely intelligent and supremely powerful” perfect being who created everything (30). After deliberating, he concludes that because of his innate idea of God, (which was not conjured by the mind or drawn from the senses), it must therefore be God who endowed him with the idea....   [tags: Analysis, Descartes, Leibniz] 973 words
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