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Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense

- Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 'With reference to two scenes from Shyamalan's 'The Sixth Sense' examine the way in which the audiences perception of the film changes having viewed its dramatic ending. Evaluate the importance of the two scenes in the film as a whole.' When the dramatic conclusion of Shyamalan's 'The Sixth Sense' has been viewed the audiences perception changes. They start to understand how different techniques have been used to create the illusion that Dr Malcolm Crowe is alive and how Shyamalan's has duped his audience....   [tags: Papers]

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Frog Extinctions as Indicators of Environmental Problems

- Tiny or large, smelly or poisonous, there are many kinds of frogs and are excellent indicators of the quality of the overall environment. To this day, scientists continue to find new varieties of frogs never been discovered all over the world. Recently, tiny frogs [its scientific name is Eleutherodactylus Iberia, smaller than a U.S. dime, were discovered under old leaves in Cuba in 1996 (“The World’s Smallest Frog”). See-through glass frogs were discovered in the Upper Nangaritza Basin in southeastern Ecuador which had previously been known to live only in one area of northeastern Peru ("Ugly" Salamander Among New Species Found in Ecuador”)....   [tags: Ecology ]

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Theories of the Extinction of the Dinosaurs

- Theories of the Extinction of the Dinosaurs Controversy surrounds the extinction of the dinosaurs. According to one theory, dinosaurs were slowly driven to extinction by environmental changes linked to the creeping withdrawal of shallow seas from the continents at the end of the dinosaur era. Proponents of this theory propose that dinosaurs dwindled in number and variety over several million years. An opposing theory proposes that the impact of asteroid or comet caused catastrophic destruction of the environment, leading to the extinction of the dinosaurs....   [tags: Papers]

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The Permian-Triassic Extinction Event and It's Effects on Life on Earth

- Introduction The Permian-Triassic extinction event is undoubtedly the largest extinction event the Earth has ever seen. While evidence shows that it occurred over a great amount of time, it was effective in causing the extinction of an incredibly large portion of life on Earth. To such an extent that it took millions of years before any large amounts of biodiversity occurred again. This is why it is also referred to as the ‘Great Dying’. This paper will will analyze the survivability of terrestrial vertebrates compared to that of terrestrial invertebrates during the Permian-Triassic Extinction Event....   [tags: biodiversity, marine life, terrestrial life]

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The Permian-Triassic Extinction 250 Million Years Ago

- The Permian-Triassic Extinction is a mass extinction that occurred between the Permian and Triassic geologic time periods approximately 250 million years ago; it is the deadliest of all extinctions that have occurred on Earth. In addition, during the Permian-Triassic extinction the continents of today existed as one supercontinent known as Pangaea. This was the first time in history where continental or land mass exceeded that of the ocean. This was also before dinosaurs of the Triassic period roamed Earth, during this time animals such as the therapsids, and Synapsids such as the Pelycosaurs, insects and amphibians also occupied Earth....   [tags: Pangaea, Perish, CO2]

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The Cause of the Dinosaur Extinction

- The Cause of the Dinosaur Extinction The biggest mystery surrounding the dinosaur is how did they die. For over 130 million years dinosaurs ruled the earth. Then 65 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, they died out. Nobody can really say what actually eliminated the species, although everyone has their very own idea. Asteroid impact, atmospheric changes (hot to cold), catastrophic eruptions and astronomical events (supernovas etc.). Some have ventured that early mammal inhabitation slowly “pushed” the dinosaurs to extinction....   [tags: Papers]

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Contrasting Theories on the Extinction of Dinosaurs

- So what killed the dinosaurs. Without having any background education in science it is hard for the general public to comprehend such matters and they rely on the knowledge of the scientists in this field. Although there has been much research on the subject nobody has come up with a conclusive answer. And we are left to read the countless articles, all having their own opinions as to the mass extinction. One such theory is that a shift in the solar system could have caused the mass destruction....   [tags: Compare Contrast]

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The Role of Fungus in the Extinction of Dinosaurs

- The Role of Fungus in the Extinction of Dinosaurs The debate over what ultimately killed off the dinosaurs is an area of great interest to not only scientists, but everyone. The dominant thought seems to be that an asteroid struck the earth at the end of the Cretaceous period and killed off much of the fauna and flora inhabiting the earth. However, the sequence of events following that mass extinction has been fairly blurry until a recent discovery, published in a recent issue of Science, by paleontologists Vivi Vajda and Stephen McLoughlin....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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Mass Extinction in the Precambrian

- Mass Extinction in the Precambrian As the decades pass, technological advances have enabled researchers, entrepenures and pondering minds the ability to discover more and more about every aspect of our very existence. Over the past three decades the evolutionary tree of life has been expanded at least seven times over. Major advances have been made in the area of evolution to open the eyes of many to the extensive history of the earth. For the very first time, we have tangible knowledge that life evolved and grew to become a flourishing success during the young ages of the Earth....   [tags: Papers]

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Hypotheses on the Extinction of Dinosaurs

- Hypotheses on the Extinction of Dinosaurs In the early nineteen hundreds, dinosaur fossils were discovered and recognized around the globe. Greedy scientists and civilians, searching for their own prize skeleton, rushed to rip bones out of the ground, destroying the fossils as they went. It was not until later in the century that scientists and paleontologists began pondering how such widespread creatures disappeared. Currently, paleontologists debate the two main hypotheses of how the classic dinosaurs died: from volcanic activity or an asteroid impact....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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On the Extinction of Voluntary Memory

- On the Extinction of Voluntary Memory Absolute certainty is a term that can rarely, if ever, be applied in any realm of human endeavor. In science, there is always a limit of precision to which any measurement can be taken. In literature, the fact that the author's language merely represents his ideas (as opposed to embodying them) leaves such conveyed ideas open to a degree of interpretation. More important than these factors, though, is that the greater part of what we today regard as knowledge is founded in theory....   [tags: Memory Psychology Psychological Papers]

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Comparison Between The Others and The Sixth Sense

- Comparison Between The Others and The Sixth Sense The blockbuster movies 'The Sixth Sense' and 'The Others' are two of the best examples of supernatural thrillers you will ever see. Both storylines are gripping and compelling and there are many unsuspected twists and turns along the way. 'The Sixth Sense' and 'The Others' have comparable storylines because they are both based on the idea of a parallel universe in which supernatural and human beings are closer than anyone realises....   [tags: Papers]

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The End Permian Mass Extinction

- IntroductionThink of a world which existed 290 million years ago. As you look out over the terane in front of you, you think that you are on an alien planet. You see volcanoes spewing ash and lava. Beside them is the ocean which is swarming with many different species of echinoderms, bryozoans and brachiopods. As you look down onto the sea floor you are amazed at the countless number of starfish and urchins. Some animals leave you can't even describe and you have no idea even what phylum they belong to....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Process of De-extinction and Its Ecological and Moral Consequences

- Imagine going to a local zoo and seeing fantastic extinct and endangered species previously showcased only in museums. Like the scientists in the movie Jurassic Park, the idea of bringing back an extinct species is indeed possible. Every year, thousands of species go extinct that we haven't even discovered yet. With this, several groups are currently working on the process of de-extinction. However, the process of bringing back an extinct species is fairly difficult compared to the cloning of extant animals....   [tags: interspecies nuclear transfer]

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Descartes Sixth Meditation

- In his sixth meditation must return to the doubts he raised in his first meditation. In this last section of his sixth meditation he deals mainly with the mind-body problem; and he tries to prove whether material things exist with certainly. In this meditation he develops his Dualist argument; by making a distinction between mind and body; although he also reveals their rather significant relationship. Primarily he considers existence of the external world and whether our experience hold knowledge of this world or whether this knowledge is merely an illusion....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Descartes Sixth Meditation

- In the Sixth Meditation, Descartes makes a point that there is a distinction between mind and body. It is in Meditation Two when Descartes believes he has shown the mind to be better known than the body. In Meditation Six, however, he goes on to claim that, as he knows his mind and knows clearly and distinctly that its essence consists purely of thought. Also, that bodies' essences consist purely of extension, and that he can conceive of his mind and body as existing separately. By the power of God, anything that can be clearly and distinctly conceived of as existing separately from something else can be created as existing separately....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Endangerment and Mass Extinction of the Tiger: Can We Stop It?

- Several species on Earth are on the endangered species list and are given special protection to insure the species survives. Sometimes the protection of these species is not enough for the guarantee of survival. Many factors including human activity, and the failure of the species to adapt to change has caused the population of the majestic tiger to dwindle. Despite laws such as the Endangered Species Act of 1973, countries all over the world have failed to help this dying species. The editorial, “Tigers are tanking,” published by Globe & Mail, explains that tigers will be extinct in little as 12 years (Tigers are tanking)....   [tags: environmental issues, endangered species]

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The Fax Machine – A Constantly Evolving Technology Dodging Extinction

- Despite the availability of advanced modern day technologies for transferring documents worldwide, the fax machine, a technology developed way back in 1843, continues to persist in homes and offices even today. Considering the fact that this technology is more than a century old, it should have already joined the telegraphs and pagers in antique shops by now. Surprisingly however, instead of going obsolete, fax machines have continued to evolve, adapt and conform to the requirements of modern telecommunications....   [tags: Technology ]

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The Guam Rail Should Be Saved from Possible Extinction

- The Guam Rail or Ko’ko bird is a flightless bird which was endemic to Guam. The Guam Rail is mostly brown with white stripes on its stomach. It grows up to a height of 30cm and is omnivorous. There used to be as many as 10,000 Guam Rails on the island and they were easily spotted. However, during World War II, the Brown Tree Snake (Boiga irregularis) came to Guam and devastated native bird populations. The Guam Rail was one of the native birds that were annihilated. In just 30 years, the Guam Rail population plummeted to just 21 birds....   [tags: Endangered Species, Extinct, Birds]

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The Texture of the Sixth Poem of Song of Myself

- The Texture of the Sixth Poem of Song of Myself In number six of Whitman's poetic series "Song of Myself," it seems that he is trying to convey the point that to die is not what people make it out to be. Whitman throughout many of the poems in this series, describes death as "lucky" and beneficial. He also explains how death leads to the beginning of life in this poem. The tone at the very beginning of this poem seems a bit youthful. Especially when the question "What is grass?" is posed to him by a child....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays]

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Escaping Extinction - The Amer

- ESCAPING EXTINCTION Much has been written, and even more said, about what constitutes the Canadian character, what identifies the quintessential Canadian. Two features clearly emerge as dominant elements in the make-up of both English and French-speaking members of our family: Canadians are constantly brooding over who we are, what gives us our Canadian character, and what makes us different from other nations. Most other nations never think about such things, or take the answers for granted....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Sixth Sense by Manoj Night Shyamalan

- The Sixth Sense by Manoj Night Shyamalan Through close analysis of the restaurant scene and the scene where Dr Crowe is in the hose with both Cole and his mother, discuss the techniques used to make the audience believe that Dr Crowe is alive. The Sixth Sense made in 1999, a suspense drama thriller directed by Manoj Night Shyamalan. Dr Malcom Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a child psychologist, one night he and his wife were celebrating his award, for his “recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of child psychology”, was visited by Vincent Grey an ex-patient....   [tags: Papers]

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M Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense

- M Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense For M Night Shyamalan's breakthrough, The Sixth Sense (1999), the twist ending worked well, adding another level to an already decent film. Repeated to good effect in Unbreakable (2000), the surprise ending became the director's signature. But with Signs (2002) it was losing its novelty, or more accurately, it was becoming problematic as there's no way Shyamalan could keep delivering entirely effective twists....   [tags: Papers]

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Voices Of The World : The Extinction Of Language And Linguistic Diversity

- For this summary I watched a video called Voices of the World: The Extinction of Language and Linguistic Diversity. The video starts off with how people believe that there are about 6, 000 languages. David Crystal talks about how with all these different languages half of them are endangered of becoming extinct. Each different language offers a different point of view of the world and culture. He said that if different languages are lost then “we lose the meaning what is it to be human.” Then the video moves on to Australia and that this country has lost “95% of their linguistic heritage.” The video brings in Peter K....   [tags: Linguistics, Language, Spanish language, Dialect]

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Whaling is Killing Thousands, Bringing Whales to Near Extinction

- ... Japan has been using this excuse, among many others, since 1986. In the decades Japan has used this excuse, it seems almost ridiculous that Japan has not learned anything new about the mammals’ breeding, migratory, or any other habits. When Australia took Japan to the International Court of Justice to challenge the validity of Japan’s scientific whaling industry, Australia’s agent to the court, Bill Campbell, stated, “Japan seeks to cloak its ongoing commercial whaling in the lab coat of science.” He later told journalists: “You don’t kill 935 whales a year to conduct scientific research....   [tags: legislation, commerical, survival]

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Help Save the Amur Leopard from Extinction

- The Amur leopard is native to the Primorye region of southeastern Russia and Jilin Province of northeast China, and is classified as Critically Endangered since 1996. Only 14–20 adults and 5–6 cubs were counted in a census in 2007, with a total of 19–26 Amur leopards in the wild. The Amur leopard is also known as the Far Eastern leopard. Characteristics Amur leopards have a thick coat of spot covered fur. Leopards from the Amur River basin, the mountains of north-eastern China and the Korean peninsula have pale cream-colored coats, particularly in winter....   [tags: territory, development, russia]

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Theories on Dinosaur Extinction

- Theories on Dinosaur Extinction What killed the dinosaurs. Several theories have been brought up over time to answer this question. It has been of vast interest to many scientists how creatures the size of the dinosaurs could have been wiped out of existence. Proposed Theories Climate Change Theory Some scientists propose that climate change was killing the dinosaurs before the famous asteroid struck. Fossil evidence shows that the average temperature had dropped from 25 degrees Celsius to 15 degrees Celsius and that the amount of annual rainfall had decreased....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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Rajiv Gandhi's Death Anniversary

- Wednesday, the 21st May of 2014 marks the 23rd death anniversary of the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Rajiv Ratna Gandhi (20 August 1944 – 21 May 1991) was the sixth Prime Minister of India, served India from 1984 to 1989. He assumed office after the assassination of his mother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 31st October, 1984, the very same day to become the youngest Prime minister of India. Rajiv Gandhi is from a politically influential Nehru–Gandhi family. In 1961 he went to Cambridge to pursue his higher Education and came back to India to join Indian Airlines as a professional pilot while his mother became Prime Minister in 1966....   [tags: sixth prime minister of India]

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extinction of great apes

- The great apes are humankind’s closest relatives. Great apes include gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, and bonobos, which are also known as pygmy chimps. At the turn of the century, there were approximately one million chimpanzees in Africa. This number has declined down to 150,000. Mountain gorillas have halved in size over the last ten years, leaving only 320 to roam the trees of their homeland. Some say these great apes will face extinction within a decade. Why is this the case and should we let this happen....   [tags: essays research papers]

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West Sixth, A Local Spot That Had A Huge Impact On The Community

- When this project was first assigned I knew I wanted to do something that was a local spot that had a huge impact on the community. I thought about several different things from back home in Louisville, but I wanted to do something that was new to me and different then what I knew from back home. I decided to do my research on West Sixth Brewing. West Sixth is a local brewing company located on 501 West Sixth Street in Lexington, Ky. I chose this place not only because they make great beer, but also because of how big of an impact they have on the local community....   [tags: Brewing, Beer, Brewery, Keg]

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i-Sense : a Sixth Sense Business model for the Mobile Industry

- Executive summary The Sixth Sense is a Human Machine Interface (HMI) technology developed to bridge between users and the wealth of information from sources such as the internet and other digital archives. The core technology is comprised from application software as a controller, projector as an output device, and camera as input device. Furthermore, the user operates the machine using hand gestures as codes retrieving object-related information. Introduction Sixth Sense is a unique technology composed of a webcam, projector, and a mobile central processing unit....   [tags: Information Technology]

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Dinosaur Extinction

- A number of different theories have been assessed throughout the course of this research to attempt to reach a conclusion as to the reason behind the extinction of the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Although all arguments are credible, and supportive with educated information and data, the most conclusive theory of all is The Alvarez Asteroid Impact theory. Alvarez, a researcher at the University of California, discovered a pencil thin layer of Iridium around the rocks in Gubbio, Italy. (New Scientist, 1) Iridium is an element found in meteorites and asteroids....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Middle School Teacher Interview : An Sixth Grade Gifted Language Arts Teacher

- Middle School Teacher Interview On October 26th, 2016, I had a phone interview with Mrs. Alexsundra Henry, who is an eighth grade gifted language arts teacher at Richards Middle School. She has been a middle school teacher for over twenty years and had experience teaching grade levels sixth to eighth grade. To be a middle school teacher, it is required to have a Bachelor’s degree of education and have at least a minimum of 6 months to 1 year of teaching experience. However, Mrs. Henry took a different educational direction by receiving her Bachelors in mass communications (similar to English) and Master’s in education....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Standardized test]

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Analysis Of The Sixth Sense, And Refilling Lucy 's Shampoo Bottle

- 50 First Dates features Drew Barrymore as Lucy, who gets into a horrible car accident. She suffers a severe head injury, and therefore loses her short term memory. Although she still has all of her memories up until the night before her accident, she cannot retain any new memory she creates as she suffers from anterograde amnesia. Thus, every day she wakes up thinking its October 13 of the previous year. This movie also portrays how most family copes with this accident. To prevent her from reliving the tragic accident, her father and her brother reenact the October 13 event, which happens to be her father’s birthday, by doing following a routine which includes putting the October 13 newspape...   [tags: Hippocampus, Memory, Amnesia, Anterograde amnesia]

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My Classroom Management Plan On A Sixth Grade Math Class

- o I have decided to construct my classroom management plan on a sixth grade math class. I have decided on a few select models to pattern my classroom after. o I have chosen many of Fred Jones’s concepts for the majority of my management plan. I plan to focus on eliminating time-wasters in my classroom, using many different techniques and procedures. At the same time, I will eliminate helpless hand-raising and ineffective nagging. Fred Jones is also my inspiration for the layout of my classroom and my incentives....   [tags: Reward system, Reinforcement, Operant conditioning]

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Neanderthal Extinction

- Neanderthal Extinction   Neanderthals and modern humans coexisted for well over 100,000 years.  Then suddenly Homo neandertalensis began to die out and surrender the earth to Homo sapiens.  Paleontologists and anthropologists have entertained several possibilities to the causes of this event: interbreeding among Neanderthals and humans, competition for natural resources, and Darwin’s theory of “survival of the fittest.”  What the real cause has been has plagued scientists for years. Now, due to an international research team from Germany, those possibilities have been even further deduced, making it easier to pinpoint the exact reason Homo neandertalensis became extinct....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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Mass Extinctions On The Earth

- Intro: Sixty-five million years ago, some phenomenon triggered mass extinctions on the lands and in the oceans so profound that they define the geological boundary between the older Mesozoic Era, often called the "Age of Reptiles," and the modern Cenozoic Era, the "Age of Mammals." On a finer scale, the extinctions define the boundary between the Cretaceous (geological symbol, "K"), and Tertiary ("T") periods. This mass extinction is usually referred to as the K-T extinctions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Extinction of Dinosaurs due to Asteroid Impact

- Extinction of Dinosaurs due to Asteroid Impact Nobody knows for sure exactly how the dinosaurs became extinct. However scientists have speculated for decades about possible events that caused the dinosaurs to die out. Possibilities range from asteroids, to volcanoes, to climate changes. One of the more popular or well-known extinction theories involves the belief that an asteroid struck the Earth, causing devastating effects, and triggering mass extinctions around the end of the Cretaceous period....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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A Brief History of the Extintion of Large Pleistocene Mammals

- Many of the world`s scientists believe we are in the middle of another great extinction event. Such extinctions have happened periodically throughout Earths history of life. Most infamously is the K-T (Cretaceous Tertiary) event, which killed of our beloved dinosaurs. Pacing back in time, there were five known events; one at the Triassic (which may have gave way to the rise of the dinosaurs), another at the end of the Permian that produced a vanishing of species (approx 95%) never equaled until today as some will argue....   [tags: history of the Earth]

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My Ethnographic Research On Fifth Grade

- As a tween, I was not able to receive the sixth-grade experience since I tested out of it upon completing the equivalent of fifth grade back in Africa. Due to me not getting this experience, I decided conduct my ethnographic research on three sixth grade girls that attend Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School, an all-girls school in the city of Baltimore with brown bricks walls overlooking a busy road, and tall blue doors that require the approval of the receptionist to be opened. Through code switching, I was able to persuade the somewhat hesitant students to describe to me, what it is like to be a sixth grader as I approached them with the predisposed notion that they live an unchallen...   [tags: Mother, Family, Sixth grade, Father]

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The Origins of the Bill of Rights

- Unlike the first four amendments, the Fifth and Sixth Amendment is constructed of numerous parts. The First Amendment also contained several aspects, but is centered on protecting freedom of expression, and government interference in the right of conscience. Both the Fifth and Sixth Amendments are designed to protect the rights of a person accused of committing a crime, however the Fifth Amendment includes a clause concerning eminent domain. Many of the aspects of both Fifth and Sixth Amendments have direct ties to tyrannical practices of the British during Colonial rule, just as the other amendments in the Bill of Rights....   [tags: British Tyranny, Fifth and Sixth Amendments]

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Saving the Cheetahs of the Serengeti from Extinction

- Saving the Cheetahs of the Serengeti from Extinction Cheetahs have been evolving and adapting themselves to the deserts of the Serengeti for many years. However, cheetahs have never been common in the wild, but they're now in grave danger of becoming extinct, due to loss of habitat, high infant mortality, and hunting by humans for hides. Cheetahs can and should be saved because they have a difficult time surviving on there own due to poor parenting skills, cub mortality, and energy demands. The cheetah is also a very important part of the ecosystem and will be disrupted if the cheetah becomes extinct....   [tags: Papers]

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My Education At San Francisco State University

- Figuring out what made you is a hard thing to accomplish Is it a mixture of your mother’s intuition and your father 's stubbornness. Or is it the fact that you have his nose and her smile. Or is that distant look in your eye you got from your grandmother. To include education into this age old question brings up another. Who had the biggest impact on my life, the one who made me decide that continuing my education was worth it. I would have to say it would have to be my father, a man who believed he could make me into the child he wasn’t....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Sixth grade]

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The Current Extinction Rate Throughout the World: We Must Act Now

- Human beings are heavily reliant on nature’s biodiversity. This biodiversity, however, is threatened by accelerating extinction rates which are approaching past mass extinction levels. Human activities are largely responsible for this trend, and, while there has been some success in preserving select species, the scale of the impending extinction will necessitate the conservation of existing ecosystems if biodiversity is to be preserved. Fortunately, the relative geographical concentration of most biodiversity makes such efforts both possible and economically feasible....   [tags: Environment]

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Did humans cause the mass extinction of megafauna during the Late Pleistocene period?

- Importance of question for archeological research: Introduction It's hard to say that humans haven't had an impact on their environment. Climate change, for example, has been a hot issue in the developed world ever since evidence proving the existence of human-caused global warming was unleashed leading to an onslaught of theories regarding its potential effect on our future. But what impact did humans have thousands of years ago when they were first colonizing North America. The question of what caused the extinction of megafauna during the Late Pleistocene period is one that archaeologists have struggled to answer for decades, but why should it matter....   [tags: Environment]

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The Permo-Triassic Mass-extinction and the Earth´s Triassic Period

- The Permo-Triassic mass-extinction was a key event in the history of the earth. (Paleobiology and Biodiversity Research Group). This has also been informally known as the Great Dying. The Permian-Triassic extinction occurred 251.4 million years ago, forming the boundary between the Permian and Triassic geologic periods. This event was also the last periods of the Paleozoic Era. After so many years scientist still have not found the true cause behind such a horrible event. Some scientist have suggested many possible causes for the extinction such as: severe volcanism, a nearby supernova, environmental changes caused by the formation of a super continent, the devastating impact of a large ast...   [tags: Animals, Plants, Life]

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The Case Against De Extinction : It 's A Fascinating But Dumb Idea

- Wouldn’t it be awesome if there were real T-Rex and velociraptors roaming the earth right now. While today’s technology might not be advanced enough to resurrect a real dinosaur, there is a chance to bring back the extinct species that were recently wiped out from the face of the earth, including passenger pigeons, thylacines, and even wooly mammoths. Now that there is a chance to see such cool animals again, let’s start on the project right now; it is also a great chance to undo our sins. But some experts are against this idea....   [tags: Biodiversity, Conservation biology, Dinosaur]

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The Grey Wolf’s, Canis Lupus : Help Stop the Extinction

- Help Stop the Extinction The Grey Wolf’s, Canis Lupus (“Animal Fact Guide”), habitat can currently be found in the tundra, grasslands, forests, and some deserts ("Gray Wolf National Wildlife Federation"). Some areas include northern United States such as Alaska and Montana as well as Canada and some parts of Mexico (“Basic Facts about Gray Wolves”). The wolf mostly resides in these areas in hopes that it can find its prey easily. These animals include; beavers, elk, deer, rabbits, moose and caribou (“Animal Fact Guide”)....   [tags: habitat, animals, timber wolf]

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Freedom Is Never More Than One Generation From Extinction

- “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction.” These are the words of Ronald Reagan, former President of the United States of America, speaking on the topic of freedom, a subject he frequently dealt with during his long presidency. Over the years, freedom in the U.S. has become an increasingly controversial topic, and the effectiveness of the government in affording these freedoms has been called into question. Through certain historical documents and events, the government’s effectiveness at ensuring freedoms for all can be confirmed....   [tags: United States]

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The Importance Of Conserving Different Habitats Around The World

- This day in age, it is not uncommon to see numerous commercials, ads in magazines, or even newspaper articles discussing the importance of conserving different habitats around the world. These mainly focus on the tropical rainforests and degradation of environments. With the constant damage that is taking place, animals (especially threatened and endangered animals) are losing their homes. Since the animals are losing their habitats, it not only depletes the current number of animals living there but this also makes it exceptionally difficult for any animals to be reintroduced into the wild....   [tags: Extinction, Biodiversity]

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The Extinction Of The Whales

- Free the Whales ​Orcas, or killer whales, are one of the world’s most powerful predators. Killer whales are mammals that can live up to fifty to eighty years in the wild. They can grow up to thirty two feet weighing close to six tons. Killer whales hunt in deadly pods that may have up to forty individuals. Each pod is unique and does not have the same techniques and characteristics as every other pod. These whales have a variety of communication sounds that are specific to their pod. Killer whales have different types of languages just like we do with other humans (National Geographic Socitey)....   [tags: Whale, Killer whale, Beached whale, Mammal]

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The Extinction Event and Life in the Post-Apocalyptic Greenhouse

- The Extinction Event and Life in the Post-Apocalyptic Greenhouse The biggest mass extinction of the past 600 million years (My), the end-Permian event (251 My ago), witnessed the loss of as much as 95% of all species on Earth. Key questions for biologists concern what combination of environmental changes could possibly have had such a devastating effect, the scale and pattern of species loss, and the nature of the recovery. New studies on dating the event, contemporary volcanic activity, and the anatomy of the environmental crisis have changed our perspectives dramatically in the past five years....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Gender And World Cultures - Original Writing

- (a) Tevia Living with Her Father October 2014 to November 2015, where the Defendant found that her education needs were not being met previously and he took actions 1) For Sixth Grade, Tevia McNeil attends Dunloggin Middle School for the 2014-2015 school year. 2) Her Final grades for her Sixth Grade year are the following: (i) English - C (ii) Sem D/System 44 (A reading program) – A (iii) Common Core Math 6 – D (iv) Science I – A (v) Geography/World Cultures – A (vi) Chorus – A (vii) Art – B 3) Starting October 2014, Tevia McNeil began to complain about her brother smoking cigarettes and or weed in and around the home and she refused to sleep in the Plaintiff’s home....   [tags: High school, Educational years, Sixth grade]

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Making Content Accessible Makes Me Think About A Youtube Video

- Making content accessible makes me think about a YouTube video I was introduced to during a math professional development I attended to better my craft. The video illustrated Phil Daro discussing the myth around the idea that the learning trajectory is a straightforward path. In Daro’s video, he gives the example of giving a student a 6th-grade problem, yet the child responds at a second grade level. Daro argues that this does not mean that the child is at the second-grade level, but that he or she is making use of second-grade ideas to problem solve, which is one of the twenty-first century learning outcomes....   [tags: Education, Student, Educational years, Sixth grade]

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Cloning Endangered Species only Delays Extinction

- Cloning Endangered Species only Delays Extinction   Last week, scientists revealed they have successfully cloned an endangered Asian gaur -- a stocky ox-like animal with a humped back. Such a technological breakthrough provides confidence that we will soon have the endangered species problem under control. Or does it.   Though the university's burgeoning squirrel population seems to indicate otherwise, species extinction is a grave problem in most parts of the world. Species are imperiled by myriad causes, but the four main perpetrators are habitat destruction and alteration, exotic or invasive species, overhunting and pollution....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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How The Hell Did I Fail Kindergarten

- How the hell did I fail kindergarten. Well if you must know I struggled with reading, writing and speaking English. No I wasn’t some foreign kid who couldn’t speak English to save his life. I was just terrible at it. Most of the time I find reading boring and unentertaining. My writing has improved and is really good but, my penmanship is completely and utterly trash. I guarantee you if I was handwriting this essay you probably would find yourself saying “What language is this?” As for my speaking I didn’t start off great but as time passed I improved....   [tags: High school, Educational years, Sixth grade]

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The Mitnick Case and the Sixth Amendment

- The Kevin Mitnick case was a very interesting case from the late 1900’s. According to CNN, “Kevin David Mitnick -- the most wanted computer hacker in the world, the inspiration for two Hollywood movies and a cyberspace cult hero -- had been scheduled to stand trial April 20 in Los Angeles in one of the most celebrated computer-related cases in history” (Christensen, 1999). The big question in Mitnick’s case was does Mitnick really have a case....   [tags: Kevin Mitnick, Computer Hacker]

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A Natural Environment

- Most ordinary nature enthusiasts who want to protect endangered species do not appreciate nature seriously. Their picturing of a natural environment is usually limited to green or vast remote lands, which welcome wildlife and appear less troubled and false than cities. People who value nature this way are similar to those “90s kids” on the Internet who treat the 1990s as better than any other decade. Their only reason as to why is often because entertainment, particularly television, was superior at the time....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Local extinction]

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Shyamalan's Engagement of His Audience In The 1st Fifteen Minutes Of The Sixth Sense

- Shyamalan's Engagement of His Audience In The 1st Fifteen Minutes Of The Sixth Sense The Sixth Sense was written by a man called M Night Shyamalan in the nineties. The film's genre is, ghost story/horror. We start to receive hints that the film is going to be of the above genre at the very beginning of the film because the music is very eerie and intriguing to the audience. Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a distinguished child psychologist haunted by the painful memory of a disturbed young patient he was unable to help....   [tags: Papers]

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Increasing Literacy in Children Kindergarten through Sixth Grade with After School Programs

- Illiteracy has been a reoccurring predicament ever since people have been able to read. Either children do not understand how to read and write in school, or they require extra help in becoming skilled in the areas of reading and writing. After school programs were created to help schools increase the literacy development in children. An after school program is defined as a program that offers its services to children after school to help them with arts, crafts, sports, or homework. Are after school programs fulfilling their duty to increase the level of literacy in children....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Analysis of Still from Sixth Sense Using Mise en Scène

- Analysis of Still from Sixth Sense Using Mise en Scène This camera angle is a "medium close-up." We know this because we can see the head and shoulders of the character. This shot shows the main purpose of the scene by focusing on a single character and creates a sense of intimacy by being within close proximity of a lone character. Setting The setting is almost haunting. It's a make-shift tent within the boys bedroom and inside there is a holy shrine. This generates a sense of mystery due to its surrealism....   [tags: Papers]

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The Use of Various Media Techniques to Deceive the Audience in The Sixth Sense

- The Use of Various Media Techniques to Deceive the Audience in The Sixth Sense “The Sixth Sense” is a mystery film which utilizes many deceptive and shocking tactics in order to shock the audience and fascinate the audience. It invites the them into the film by using the characters emotions to bring the film to a much more personal level, a level which in many ways the audience can associate with. By using a, what seems like, perfectly happy couple having an “evening in”, and turning it into a truly horrific sequence of events which result in the death of Malcolm....   [tags: Papers]

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Observe a Sixth Grade English Class at Bain Middle School

- Observe a Sixth Grade English Class at Bain Middle School I observe at Roosevelt Middle School, which is in River Forest, in Mrs. Braun’s sixth grade English class on Tuesdays in the morning. As I have observed, I have noticed that the classroom is student-centered. During computer time, Mrs. Braun focused more on helping the students get into the computer program to start the assignment than on having enough time to get the assignment done. Several times, Mrs. Braun gave helpful comments on how to do things on the computer or in the program, such as how to install automatic spell check....   [tags: Teaching Education Class Observation]

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After Training For Selectively Target Extinction Processes ( Ref Aguilar Valles Et Al

- after training to selectively target extinction processes (ref Aguilar-Valles et al., 2014). Puthanveettil labs use this approach as well as injection of specific viruses expressing shRNAs to study gene function in different brain regions. The appropriate siRNA will be infused into the CA1 of awake mice, at the time point indicated by our validation tests to produce significant lncRNA knockdown and we will begin CFC training. Fear memory will be tested 24 hrs later. Control animals will treated the same, with the exception of receiving an infusion of a non-targeting control siRNA (Aguilar-Valles, et al., 2014)....   [tags: DNA, RNA, Gene expression, Gene]

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Half Earth : Our Planet 's Fight For Life

- Natural habitats used by man or tampered with tend to become unsatisfactory or unsuitable for the native wild species. As I learned in class, habitat loss is the number one threat to modern primates. Not only do primates suffer, but habitat loss is the greatest threat to various parts of life on this planet that humans have caused. Simply speaking, along with habitat destruction, ties in the extinction of diverse species. “Biodiversity as a whole forms a shield protecting each of the species that together compose it, ourselves included....   [tags: Biodiversity, Conservation biology, Extinction]

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The Effects Of Climate Change On Our Environment

- Humans have played major roles in destroying and protecting a variety of ecosystems. Currently there are many people involved in changing others views on protective earth practices and aware of their impact on changing environments. This is best seen in climate change, conservation movements, and hunting and fishing practices and policies. However, there are already major impacts from climate change, particularly in northern areas, the future impact of a changing climate is rarely considered when determining land-use, including environmental assessments....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species]

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Environmental Implications Of International Conservation Awareness

- International Conservation Awareness Some animal’s species have disappeared since life began on earth due to unstoppable causes from nature. Today, thousands of species are getting extinct at a fast rate due to different human factors like pollution, deforestation, and commercial overexploitation. Species of animals and plants are confronting threats of international and domestic trade, which many of these actions are even illegal and prohibited because it is causing habitat destruction. If humans are not able to conserve nature they will not be able to conserve human kind....   [tags: Species, Extinction, Biodiversity]

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The Fate Of The Earth By Jonathan Schell

- In, Outside the Solar Village One utopian Farm, by, Wes Jackson, he explains about the expressions of human beings and how nature fills the world with such great full things. He explains how every community can enhance to become something that their children and their children’s children will want to continue on as their ancestors did to live and grow, instead of leaving. We think that technology can save us money but it doesn’t always save us money. Sometimes technology ends up costing a lot more than we think it will in the end and robs from our natural recourses....   [tags: Overpopulation, Extinction, Demography]

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Save The Animals : How Boring Would The World Be Without Wildlife?

- Save the Animals How boring would the world be without wildlife. Why should we have to kill endangered animals to help save them. One must be aware of how some magnificent big and small animals are coming close to extinction. The cause to this tragedy is due to trophy hunting, meaning that hunters only kill for the head or certain body parts of the animal. There are many reason to why it may be acceptable to have trophy hunting, but also how it can damage the wildlife making them face extinction at an alarming rate....   [tags: Hunting, Endangered species, Extinction]

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The Endangered Species Act ( Esa )

- In the year 1973, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was instituted in order to bring attention to the issue of species that are in danger of extinction as well as to provide conservation of species that are endangered or threatened. Currently, there are around 2,245 species that the Endangered Species Act lists as either endangered or threatened throughout the world, many of which are found in the United States ecosystems and a handful that are only found in foreign ecosystems (Ehrlich 12). Because of the considerable number of endangered species, people should be aware of endangered species and help to protect these creatures society, as their unnatural extinction due to our actions and negl...   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Biodiversity]

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Animals Are Victims Of Human Animals

- There are 8.7 million species in the world and there are now about 41,415 species on the red list. 16,306 of these animals are in danger of extinction (Black par. 1). Animals are victims of human’s power: with human animals are used to satisfy their desires, with animals humans’ actions are their death sentence. Animals should be kept in the zoo to get protected from extinction due to climate change, human consumption and to build human-animal interaction for educational benefit. Since Industrial Revolution, human activities such as the development of agriculture, and deforestation for the economic purpose are causing serious environmental damage....   [tags: Extinction, Biodiversity, Natural environment]

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Human Activities, Wildlife Corridors, And Laws And Policies

- Since the first upcoming of human life there has been extinction. Animals and other living things have developed, flourished, and vanished since the first flickerings of life. Through the process of evolution, more successful types of animals replace those that are less successful. Sooner or later, every species or kind, of living thing dies out because it can’t keep up with the natural changes in its environment. In recent times, many species have passed out of existence sooner than they would have naturally.The problem is that animals are getting extinct faster that we thought and we are running out of time to save them....   [tags: Endangered species, Extinction, Hunting]

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An Open Letter to Roderick Nash on Island Civilization

- ... Nash is constantly blaming humans for the destruction of nature and Earth's wounds, maybe it's true, but Nash under estimates Earth's self healing abilities. Humans can not be the only thing that is hurting the Earth. When you really think about it, Earth goes through a lot of natural disasters, which cannot be controlled. According to an activist, Tim Haering, “Tsunamis, floods, volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes, wildfires, disease nature kills more than we kill each other.” Earth throws in all of these natural disasters to destroy what is hurting it....   [tags: pollution, extinction, nature, disasters]

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An Article On Bringing Them Back Of Life

- Carl Zimmer an evolution scientist wrote an article called” Bringing Them Back to Life”. In July 2003 a group of scientists brought back the bucardo to life. The bucardo is a wild goat that was found in the mountains of the Pyrenees. In 1989 it was found that there were only slightly over a dozen of the goats left. “Ten years later a single bucardo remained: a female nicknamed Celia.” (Zimmer, 445) Bucardos were officially extinct, however, Celia’s cells remained preserved in labs. For a few years a team of reproductive psychologists led by Jose Folch injected nuclei from Celia’s cells into goat eggs removed of their own DNA, they then implanted the eggs into surrogate mothers (Zimmer, 445)...   [tags: Cloning, DNA, Gene, Extinction]

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What Role Does the Amazon Rainforest Play in the World?

- People have been trying to find out what role does the Amazon rainforest plays.Also there are many shifts of climate in the Amazon rainforest. Each year 28 million acres of land is burned,and cutted down causing deforestation. Killing many living species in that process.If this continues,then very many plants,and animals are going instinct in areas. The oil productions can hurt the rainforest.It says” in 2003 an oil pipline that runs through the amazon rainforest in Ecuador.”So we can see that there was a pipline going through the rainforest.That oil pipline was causeing irreparable damage to the Amazon rain forest....   [tags: deforestation, hunting, extinction]

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Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs by Stephen Jay Gould

- “Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs” is written by Stephen Jay Gould, professor of geology and zoology at Harvard. This essay is one of more than a hundred articles on evolution, zoology, and paleontology published by Gould in national magazines and journals. It tells about scientific proposals for the extinction of dinosaurs – a confusing but an exciting problem that humanity tries to solve. By analyzing and describing each of the claims for the reptiles’ demise – sex, drugs, and disasters – Gould differentiates bad science from good science and explains what makes some theories silly speculations, while the other, a testable hypothesis....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Poachers Kill Magnificent Animals for Profit

- ... These high prices that people are willing to pay creates a large incentive for poachers. A complete species extinction is one of the worst effects that could come from poaching because it wouldn’t just eliminate a species, but it would also negatively affect the environment and the creatures that live there. If a predator species is hunted until extinction, it could create a massive chain of devastation. Predators are close to the top of the food chain and keep the population of some prey under control....   [tags: hunting, extinction, food supply]

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The Measure Biodiversity And The Problems Associated With The Environment

- Biodiversity can be defined simply as the variety of life and can be studied on many levels (National Wildlife Federation, 2014). Understanding how to measure biodiversity and the problems associated with the methods used is a key factor that needs to be considered. Investigation into areas where biodiversity is decreasing will show how and where the decline in biodiversity is taking place. But the areas where management and natural recovery is taking place cannot be ignored, as they show an increase in biodiversity....   [tags: Extinction, Species, Biodiversity, Ecosystem]

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Taking Weight Loss For The Football Team By Using A Method Of Learning Called Operant Conditioning

- My roommate would be able to achieve his goal of weight loss for the football team by using a method of learning called operant conditioning, which involves making decisions and altering one’s behavior through consequences. First, my roommate must keep in mind the law of effect, which state that an action with a pleasurable consequence will most likely be repeated, and an action with an unpleasant consequence will not be repeated. However, he must look beyond the immediate pleasure of his actions because everything he does in his weight loss program is for the long-run, meaning he must, for example, look past the initial pain of exercise and think about future pleasurable consequences (i.e....   [tags: Reinforcement, Operant conditioning, Extinction]

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Zoos Are Good For The Protection Of Endangered Species

- For example, zoos are good for the protection of endangered species. According to Dr. Dave Hone in his article “Why Zoos are Good” he states, “Zoos protect against a species going extinct. A species protected in captivity provides a reservoir population against a population crash or extinction in the wild” (Hone). Hone is stating the claim that zoos are relatively safe and can provide a place for the species to breed to provide a foundation population. This will allow a nearly extinct species to slowly bounce back and survive for future generations....   [tags: Extinction, Biodiversity, Endangered species]

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