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Importance of the Cosmos

- The Cosmos dictate the life and death of every organism within its grasps. The universe gave birth to us and will eventually lead to the end of all human existence. What lies in the vast emptiness of space carries a great amount of crucial knowledge that all humans should be aware of. The cosmos should be an important subject in the life of any human who cherishes their life. Our universe should be of great importance to all people. A single event created everything we see today; time, space, and all matter including humans....   [tags: Universe, space, time]

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Cosmos TV Show, a Sinopsis

- Cosmos TV Show Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the cosmos TV show. Introduction I.Attention Material: Cosmos is a great and appealing TV show which explains and breaks down the science of the cosmos and earth, and Carl Sagan and his wife Ann Duryan started this amazing shoe in the 1970's; however, today Seth MacFarlane and Neil deGrasse Tyson run the show which brings more creditable claims and amazing visuals. II.Credibility: I got my sources for this speech from CNN, USA Today, and watching Cosmos on Hulu....   [tags: Science, Neil DeGrasse]

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The Cosmos: Creation

- The Cosmos: Creation Where is the universe from. Where is it going. How is it put together. How did it get to be this way. These are Big questions. Very easy to ask but almost impossible to answer. We want answers for philosophical reason having nothing to do with science. No one will get rich from discovering the structure of the universe unless they right a book about it. The area of science dealing with Big questions is called cosmology. The reason for it's study is found in the fact that: The universe was born at a specific time in the past and has expanded ever since....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Journey into the Cosmos: US-USSR Space Race

- Since the dawn of time there has been the cosmos or what we refer to as “outer space. Ever since mankind has been on Earth, it has seen the cosmos above. Before telescopes and space shuttles, what was known was only limited to what was seen by the naked eye. In the Muslim world and in the Far East astronomy and observations of the cosmos flourished, while in Medieval Europe, geocentric ideals became the status quo. Astronomy in Europe was mainly based on Sacred Scripture. It was not until the European Renaissance that Astronomical sciences began to develop and blossom....   [tags: technology in the Cold War]

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The Changing View of Man, The Cosmos and His Place

- Throughout the middle ages, people have viewed the cosmos as a basis for the social order here on Earth. The celestial layers were representations of the medieval society and the church. The hierarchy of the Kings and Pope over their subjects was justified by the hierarchy of the heavenly bodies; it was considered natural and no one questioned it because it has been like that for so long. Medieval life was centered on God, abiding by the doctrines of the Catholic Church, and the strengthening of faith....   [tags: 15 and 16 Century, Literature, Science, Art]

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The Desolate Cosmos of Ray Bradbury's “There Will Come Soft Rains”

- Ray Bradbury manages to create a highly advanced, dark and desolate cosmos, by including modernistic machines and highly advanced tech, while showing little presence of life and color in his short-story “There Will Come Soft Rains”. The ultramodern technology and presence of radiation suggest that the novel is set after a nuclear holocaust which has wiped out most life, while the robots and houses still strive and continue to serve their purpose, which was to serve us humans. Ray successfully manages to forge an empty, lifeless world by focusing almost completely on machines and strange natural phenomenon like “electric wind” and “mechanical rain”....   [tags: Ray Bradbury, There Will Come Soft Rains, ]

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Unproven vs Proven Ideological in Relation to the Cosmos

- In the world today, there is a huge battle emerging whenever professional astrologers of the tropical and sidereal gather together. This appears to happen due to viewpoints based on the unproven vs. proven ideological in relation to the cosmos. The primary focus of this comparison and contrast will review both with a secondary cruise into the neglected and provisionary keys that affect the awareness herein. It’s time we move along in the stream of thoughts moving into the river of knowledge that carries humanity onto the oceans of quality life....   [tags: sidereal zodiac,tropical practitioners,astrologers]

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The Work of William Blake

- Romanticism was both an artistic and intellectual movement geared essentially toward emphasizing nature’s subliminal aura, the individual’s expression of emotion and imagination, and ultimately a heightened sense of consciousness. Widely acknowledged for his contributions to Romanticism, English poet William Blake is considered to be one of the most influential poets of the nineteenth century. Blake, a visionary far beyond his years, was adamant in expressing his views on the cosmos; that one cannot simply have the good without experiencing the bad nor can one have the bad without experiencing the good....   [tags: Romanticism, The Cosmos]

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The Role of the Three Gunas in the Hindu Vision of the Cosmos

- The Role of the Three Gunas in the Hindu Vision of the Cosmos To tackle this question we need to look at the way in which the Gunas are incorporated into the Hindu vision of the Cosmos. I will base a lot of my essay on the Bhagavad-Gita. The three gunas, exist in all beings and govern the events of the world. They are sattva (goodness, virtue), rajas (power, passion) and tamas (dullness, inertia)....   [tags: Papers]

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Frontier of the Future: America´s Space Exploration

- ... With its crippling debt and increasing rates of unemployment, America needs job opportunity. Commercialized space exploration companies will create countless jobs in maintenance, research, construction, and various other fields essential to space programs already. From working in the mission control centers that would be necessary to run the newly formed operations to creating shuttles and other spacecraft, jobs of great variety would become available. These new companies or new branches of pre-existing companies, with the future in mind, will open the door for eager-minded American citizens across the nation....   [tags: funding, exploring, advancement, cosmos]

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The Influence of Cosmological Thought

- Cosmology is the universal observation of extra terrestrial cosmos that illustrate the meaning and origins of life. Cosmological thought defines the beliefs and practises in civilisations and is apparent in the reflection of social hierarchy and structure in many cultures. It can be described in anthropological thought as a cultural phenomenon that has been constructed by many ancient civilisations, depicted for thousands of years in ancient cave art, logography and hieroglyphics some of which have been dated to as far back as the upper Pleistocene epoch (Monroe and Wicander 2009:364) during which time prehistoric rock art has been discovered....   [tags: Cosmos, Nature Symbols]

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Cosmology Cumalative Paper

- ... It is difficult to observe WIMP’s on the Earth’s surface due to cosmic rays, which are particles outside of Earth. Physicists choose the underground for its shielded affect, and because WIMPs have a special quality; they cannot be absorbed or reflected unlike other matters. When the WIMP hits the detector underground, the particle’s energy transfers to this detector and physicists will notice a small “thermal or light signal”(Hooper, 28). XENON-100 is an example of this experiment. This piece of equipment contains cold liquid xenon, a heavy gas present in the Earth’s atmosphere....   [tags: universe, cosmos, phenpmenpn, creation]

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Hacker: Kevin David Mitnick

- ... 3) Pgp is an encryption software which was first designed by Phil Zimmermann to encrypt data and secure it from predators while transferring the data, it is used in in email service to encrypt the messages. Pgp encryption works with two keys which are known as public and private keys which are generated by the pgp software randomly which may consists of series of alphabets and numbers and characters, one of the key which is public key is used to share with others and the other key which is private key is protected from others....   [tags: Pacific Bell's COSMOS phone, passwords]

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The Theory of Cosmological Natural Selection

- For thousands of years, philosophers and astronomers have been trying to determine the origin of our universe. The twentieth century proved to be a time of intense research in the fields of astronomy and physics. While science still searches for the solution uniting general relativity and quantum mechanics, some astrophysicists have conjectured about the implications of quantum gravity for the universe’s existence. The most exotic objects in our universe, black holes, may hold the key to the creation of our universe....   [tags: Lee Smolin Physics Cosmos Space Essays]

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Stellar Evolution

- Stellar Evolution A star begins as nothing more than a very light distribution of interstellar gases and dust particles over a distance of a few dozen lightyears. Although there is extremely low pressure existing between stars, this distribution of gas exists instead of a true vacuum. If the density of gas becomes larger than .1 particles per cubic centimeter, the interstellar gas grows unstable. Any small deviation in density, and because it is impossible to have a perfectly even distribution in these clouds this is something that will naturally occur, and the area begins to contract....   [tags: Astronomy Space Cosmos Papers]

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Medical Saints: Cosmas and Damian in a Postmodern World

- ... Duffin proceeds on to her first chapter called Medical Miracle where she introduces what sparked the research along with defining her concepts so that the readers can conceptualize her work. An important character in the development of her book is Dr. Jeanne Drouin. Her inspiration to look at bone marrow exposing her to the miracles of a women who was diagnosed with leukemia and should have been dead, but for some reason, years later she was still alive. Although she was going through treatment, one believed that it could be malpractice, but this sparked Duffin to look deeper....   [tags: science, spirituality, knowledge]

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Comparing Zoline's Heat Death of the Universe and Calvino's Cosmicomics

- Comparing Zoline's Heat Death of the Universe and Calvino's Cosmicomics   There is a fundamental dilemma that, presumably, each person faces as they begin to develop an understanding of their existence and identity which is something like, "What am I. Who am I. Where am I?" These questions are almost identical because they each address the same essential metaphysical issue of identity, "How and why Am I; why do I exist; what am I. What is the origin of I. Where am I going?" The answers to these difficult questions, whether intellectually satisfying or not, come in the form of cosmologies....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Theory Of Non Existent Objects

- The Presocratic philosopher, Parmenides, believed that the cosmos are constituted of a single uniform and sphere-like body of being. Within which, non-being is nonexistent and completely unfathomable. Everything within the cosmos can be perceived by the senses or have sensible qualities and must have being (Parmenides, F5). Even empty spaces must have being because we can still perceive any place as cold, warm or humid. We cannot know of not-being, as described by Parmenides in F3, line 9. The knowledge spoken of in this sense can be thought of as the ability to identify....   [tags: Sense, Perception, Atomism, Existence]

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The Origin Of The Universe

- Cosmology is the study of the structure of the universe, and cosmogony is about the origin of the universe. Egyptian cosmology is established on consistent scientific and philosophical principles of the universe as a whole. In viewing the astronomical system of the Egyptians the question as to just what interpretation was placed upon it as regards the actual mechanical structure of the universe cannot be avoided. The entirety of the Egyptian civilizations was built upon an inclusive and specific understanding of universal laws that express the order and intent of the divine....   [tags: Ancient Egypt, Egypt, Universe, Nile]

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The Solar System Fun

- Our Place in the Universe Our fascination with the Solar System has preceded astronomical antiquity, in a process of conceptualising the cosmos. Fundamental theories of Ptolemy, Copernicus, Brahé, Kepler, Galileo and Newton, have dominated history, stimulating a constant re-evaluation of the nature of the Solar System. In particular, the theories postulated by Copernicus and Kepler had a fundamental influence on the interpretation of the Solar System through challenging the prevailing orthodoxy of Aristotelian physics; thus paving the way for revolutionary challenges to the medieval worldview to prevail....   [tags: astronomy, history]

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The Cosmogonies of Genesis and the Laws of Manu

- Philosophy of Religion The cosmogonies of Genesis and the Laws of Manu The symbolic world views of how the world was created can be described through the cosmogonies of Genesis and the Laws of Manu. It is through these theories that one can learn how the universe came into existence. Many individuals consider a certain religion to be their ultimate realm of reality, and it is within religion that these symbolic world views come into play. The cosmogony of Genesis began along a sacred history of time where god created merely by speaking....   [tags: evil, christianity, islam, god]

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Fedex : A Technology Driven Organization

- ... The customers would call in and the employees can enter the account number in the COSMOS to check the latest shipping status of the delivery. This system was beneficial to FedEx in several ways. It was particularly advantageous to the larger stations, they now had a system to keep track of dispatches and automatically route them to the stations. Customers didn 't have to call the local stations, so many agents in one location could service many customers across the country (“FedEx Legends-Early IT History”, 2014)....   [tags: FedEx, United Parcel Service, Customer]

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The Solar System

- The universe was once a vast uncharted area; an area of the unknown. People looked up to the sky in wonder and awe, curious as to what was beyond Earth. What were those lights in the sky. Where did they come from. How did they get there. As time has passed, the universe made up of stars and planets has evolved. What we did not know before, we know now, our cosmos has changed immensely, transforming into what we now call our solar system. Before people had the knowledge and technology we have today, the heavenly skies were an area of endless speculation and inspiration....   [tags: Astronomy ]

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The Similarities and Differences Between Greek and Roman Literature of the Myth of the Abduction of Persephone/Proserpine

- In Ovid Metamorphoses, the Roman literature described the ruthless act of Pluto of rape, to seize and carry away Proserpine without the consent of Ceres and in parallel in the Homeric Hymns of Demeter; Persephone was seized and carried away by Hades without the consent of Demeter. The invariant theme that was identified in both the Greek and Roman literature was the loss of innocence of Persephone/Proserpine. Despite the various differences the story was presented, it reinforced the innocence that was stolen from the god of the underworld, Hades or also known as Pluto....   [tags: Roman Literature, Ovid Metamorphoses]

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Copernicus’ Action Packed Life Revealed in Copernicus’ Secret by Jack Repcheck

- Copernicus’ Secret is a biography of an astronomer and a cleric who established that the earth was never the center of the cosmos. The author, Jack Repcheck, explores the action-packed last 12 years of Copernicus’s life that altered the track of western history. The main aim of the author is to give a precise in-depth human explanation of the events that led to the scientific revolution. He also tries to bring this scientific genius to life in a manner, which has never been achieved in the past....   [tags: science, cosmology, planets]

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The Relationship Connecting the Sociology of Religion and World-Building

- ... Objectivation stipulates not only that social reality is “there,” but that social reality is “there for everyone” (10) Culture is “taken-for-granted” as natural, imposing “itself back upon the reluctance of individuals” as a brute fact (11). By the process of internalization, the socially constructed world that is regarded as “there” and “there for everyone” becomes “there in me.” In Berger's words, “the objective facticity of the world becomes a subjective facticity as well” (17). Objectivated reality imposes itself on the individual, compelling him/her to act in particular ways leading to “the absorption into consciousness of the (socially constructed) objectivated world (society) in s...   [tags: meaning, values, diversity]

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Distinctions and Comparisons between Aristotle and Plato

- The ideas introduced by Plato on the theory of forms, where deducted and critiqued by Aristotle. Both philosophers can be viewed as having opposing ideologies. Nonetheless, Plato and Aristotle are in agreement on certain factors of their philosophy. Many have scrutinized and compared the dissimilarities and similarities of Aristotle's doctrine of categories and Plato's theory of forms. The observations found are of an interesting nature. The beauty behind the writings of Plato is to not accept what is interpreted through the senses....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Magnificent Life of the Black Hole

- The magnificent life of a black hole. The black hole is a mystery that you will want to learn about. A black hole does many wonderful things in outer space. Black holes in outer space have been a mystery for years. There are many questions such as how is a black hole born and how does a black hole grow. What is a black hole. A black hole is a dead star in outer space. It is where planets and stars disappear at. The gravity of a black hole is way too strong ( Aguilar 39). The black hole is a weird object in outer space and a black hole is formed when two giant stars or more collapse together and basically vacuum anything that comes near it ( Aguilar 39)....   [tags: outer space, birth, growth]

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Death in Banaras by Jonathan P. Parry

- Death in Banaras by Jonathan P. Parry focuses mainly on the priests and other “sacred specialists” who serve the deceased, pilgrims, and mourners in the city of Banaras. This book looks at how the priests organize their business, the understanding of the rituals and representations of death in which they preside. The author has contributed to the literature on symbolism of death and the sociology of priest and specialists in the sacred. This novel focuses on topics such as death rituals, death, and pilgrimage, and makes a few different arguments throughout the literature....   [tags: ghosts, ancestors, rituals]

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Controlled Knowledge is Power

- The study of ancient societies and the elites’ legitimization of state power have been deliberated amongst many scholars. The elites in ancient complex societies were those that occupied the dominant positions and controlled a disproportionate amount of wealth and power. Their source of power was either objective, such as wealth and factors of production or symbolic, emphasizing ideology and ritual relating to fertility and societal cosmic renewal (Rice, 2009). The basis of this essay is a comparison of ancient societies and their legitimacy to power....   [tags: legitimacy, Classic Maya, Inca, Aztec]

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Philosophical Anthropology, Human Nature and the Digital Culture

- Philosophical Anthropology, Human Nature and the Digital Culture ABSTRACT: Within contemporary Western philosophy, the issues of human nature and our place in the cosmos have largely been ignored. In the resulting vacuum, the various subcultures that have grown up around the digital computer (the so-called "digital culture") have been actively defining and shaping popular conceptions of what it means to be human and the place of humanity in the digital era. Here one finds an implicit view of human nature that includes recurrent themes such as: an emphasis on mind as information independent of the physical body, the obsolescence of the human body, the elimination of human particularity, the...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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Using Parallax and its Formula to Measure Distances: Science Project

- As my science fair topic, I chose to test the accuracy of using parallax to measure distance. I chose this topic because it relates to two of my favorite topics: mathematics and astronomy. Parallax uses a mathematical formula and is most commonly used to measure the distance between celestial bodies. From my research on parallax, I found how to measure it, and how to use the parallax formula to measure distances. Parallax is defined as “any alteration in the relative apparent positions of objects produced by a shift in the position of the observer” (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia 1)....   [tags: Celestial, Mathematics, Astronomy]

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The Work and Contributions of Christoph Scheiner

- Christoph Scheiner was born in, Wald, Swabia, on July 25, 1573. He grew into his youth around the same time as the religious Society of Jesus (Jesuits) became popularized. The Jesuits were an offshoot off traditional Catholicism, whereby the values enacted by Jesuits directly reflected the principals held by the Catholic Church. Some claim the formation of the Jesuits was a retaliatory Counter Reformation of its own, and was enacted in an effort to combat the Protestant Reformation, which had swept across Europe during the first half of the same century (O’Malley, 43)....   [tags: Astronomers]

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Why I Should Win The University Philosophy Club Essay Contest

- Why I Should Win The 1997 Jacksonville University Philosophy Club Essay Contest The Jacksonville University Philosophy Club is sponsoring its eighth annual undergraduate essay contest. The best argumentative essay, from any discipline, will receive the first place prize. I will demonstrate here why you will be compelled to award that prize to the essay that you are currently undertaking. We start this argument with the following premise, known as the Conservation of Energy. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed....   [tags: Writing Jacksonville University Essays]

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Dark Energy: The Mystery of This Millennium

- Dark Energy: The Mystery of This Millennium Billions of years ago, the universe was nothing but an infinitesimally small particle. Then, in less time than the blink of an eye, the universe expanded and increased in size by a factor of 1050. Expansion eventually began to slow down, allowing galaxies, star clusters, and so on, to form. Theoretically, expansion should still be slowing down; but to the contrary, expansion is in fact accelerating (10). Some scientists theorize that an unknown force, called Dark Energy, may be the cause of this accelerated expansion, while others disagree....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Life of Josef Albers

- ... Josef taught various art classes and developed his own techniques as a figurative artist studying printmaking, stain glass, furniture as well as writing. In 1949 Josef and Anni was invited to the United States. Josef was asked to design the visual arts center of Black Mountain College in North Carolina. In 1950 he became chairman of the department of design at Yale University School of Art. Here he released, Homage to the Square, a 20th century modern art collection made up of geometrical paintings expressing “character and feelings” through color....   [tags: paintings, visual arts]

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- As a psyche in the ancient Greek cosmos, I have become aware of the logos of the cosmos. The cosmos becomes knowable to me through the virtues of truth, goodness, and beauty. Logos is Greek for measure and cosmos, a Greek word, can be translated as meaning totality. When I encounter the Greeks, they claim that there are three elements to cosmos. The first factor is anthrapoi which is Greek for human-like. The word anthrapoi resembles the English word, anthropology, which is the study of human life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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How Our Universe Was Created

- How Our Universe Was Created Creation Stories, myths that explain the origin of the universe, or cosmos. The origin of the cosmos forms one of the principal themes of mythology throughout the world. (Rev. Bruce Vawter). Cosmogony has attempted to explain everything from the Greek deities Uranus (sky god) and Gaea (earth goddess), to say the creation of humankind, after which the mythic cosmos comes to resemble the world of human experience. In mythic history, the earliest era of the world is usually the closest to perfection-a Golden Age or Garden of Eden....   [tags: essays papers]

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Native American Art

- Art is a very realistic aspect among the Native Americans. In fact, what we call primitive art is actually symbolic objects from the process of a sacred ceremony. This concept is one not easily understood. Furthermore, this concept by Sam Gill is explained in Native American Religions. Sam Gill shows that Native American Art is different in meaning because of its contents then what modern societies consider art. Nonliterate people produce objects of beauty through ceremonial performances and rituals that keeps the cosmos in order, while modern societies over look these factors....   [tags: World Cultures]

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Explaining Sacred Space in The Sacred & The Profane: A Nature of Religion by Mircea Eliade

- In The Sacred & The Profane: A Nature of Religion, Mircea Eliade attempts to define the sacred by stating it is “the opposite of the profane” (pg. 10). Through out the book he tries to explain this statement through the concept of hierophany (the idea that one can experience, sensorily, the manifestation of the holy/sacred), however his main explanation of the sacred being “the opposite of the profane” is the comparison of a modern religious man and a modern non-religious man (a profane man). Eliade compares the two by explaining how each would react to space, time, nature, and life....   [tags: architecture, medieval, universe]

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God's Sovereign Rule Comes on Earth in Tom Wright's Surprised by Hope

- Surprised by Hope is broken down into three parts. In Part One, “Setting the Scene,” Wright addresses the confusion of heaven and God’s Kingdom. Many Christians, according to Wright, view heaven as the place you go when you die (p. 18). If this is what has been taught for many years, what could be the alternative. Wright argues that “the language of heaven in the New Testament doesn’t work that way. ‘God’s kingdom’ in the preaching of Jesus refers not to postmortem destiny, not to our escape from this world into another one, but to God’s sovereign rule coming ‘on earth as it is in heaven’” (p....   [tags: Christian, heaven, ascension]

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Analysis Of The Article ' On Being An Atheist '

- ... The first thing that McCloskey talks about is the people are not being justified with wat they are believing in and believing that the universe needs a cause to be here. He believes like because for there to be a root for the universe then that would also require root for the existence for God. He also states that this argument keeps us being able to think about the existence of God but that there is no reason think that God is either omniscient or even more. There are things in this world that are still questioning or still may not even know how they became to exist....   [tags: Theology, God, Atheism, Deism]

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Faith and Other Flat Tires by Andrea Palpant Dilley

- Faith and Other Flat Tires is the story of Andrea Palpant Dilley’s journey through her religion. Raised in Kenya by Quaker missionary parents, Dilley had assumed her religion was already laid out for her. Her father was a priest, and her mother was a devout Christian. She dressed up as Amy Carmichael, a Christian missionary, for Halloween, stayed involved with her church community, and chose to get baptized herself. After her baptism, Dilley felt spiritually fulfilled. She describes the experience, “In that moment, I felt the blessing of a priest upon me....   [tags: biography, kenya, religion]

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The Epic Of Gilgamesh, Poem, And The Enuma Elish

- ... Then rise’s the god Marduk. Marduk kills the Goddess Tiamat; with her severed body Marduk is able to create the Earth and the cosmos. Then Marduk later creates mankind to serve as servants to the gods. With the god’s creation of human came the belief that the gods were all powerful and controlled everything. The Sumerians lived to make the gods happy in order to keep the community safe and prosperous. Therefore, the architecture of the Sumerian culture rose. The Sumerians would build massive structures in the name of the gods to show their love and devotion to them....   [tags: Sumer, Mesopotamia, Fertile Crescent, Uruk]

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The Guardian King Fudo Myo-o: The Immovable One

- The Art Institute of Chicago houses a sculpture that epitomizes Shingon Buddhism in Japan. Born from an influence of Chinese esoteric Buddhism and the Indian God Shiva, the deity Fudo Myo-o, or “The Immovable One”, is one of the most important figures in Japanese Buddhism. The deity first appears in the Heian Period during the ninth century and is made to help followers of Buddhism with any adversity faced. During the Kamakura Period from the 12th-14th centuries the figure of this guardian king developed into a more realistic sculptural form....   [tags: Art Analysis ]

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Escalation of Violence Coincide with New Religious Movements

- It is not surprising that most people linking NRMs are dangerous and even equate NRMs with the occurrence of violence. It is true that there is a number of movements have grown dramatically, creating the movement-societal conflicts. However, this assumption is questionable and challengeable since they impede to identify the interactive relationship and contextual factors that actually are significant in the outbreak of violence. I shall analyse the escalation of violence from two trajectories. One is the analysis of two single side’s factors (both from FLG and the Chinese government) that play the primary role and precondition in precipitating violence....   [tags: FLG, Chinese Government]

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- When one approaches the biblical text, it is important to explore the cultural context in which the text occurs. With regard to the Book of Genesis, it is important to examine the writing with other contemporary works of similar geography and topics. The people of ancient Mesopotamia, where the oldest civilizations originated, produced a number of stories of creation and natural occurrences. It is important to note that many of the stories of the Sumerians, Akkadians and Hebrews began as oral traditions as the events they depict predate writing, so it is difficult to date these works on the basis of when these prehistoric myths were initiated....   [tags: Cultural Context, Enuma Elish]

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The Unmoved Mover: God in Aristotle’s Metaphysics

- For millennia, human beings have pondered the existence of supreme beings. The origin of this all-too-human yearning for such divine entities stems in part from our desire to grasp the truth of the cosmos we inhabit. One part of this universe physically surrounds us and, at the end of our lives, consumes us entirely, and so we return from whence we came. Yet there is another, arguably more eternal, part of the cosmos that, in some ways, is separable from the transient, material world we so easily perceive but that, in other ways, is inextricably linked to it by unexplored, divinable forces....   [tags: Supreme Beings, Time]

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The Cosmological Argument and the Mystical Argument

- The controversial topic involving the existence of God has been the pinnacle of endless discourse surrounding the concept of religion in the field of philosophy. However, two arguments proclaim themselves to be the “better” way of justifying the existence of God: The Cosmological Argument and the Mystical Argument. While both arguments attempt to enforce strict modus operandi of solidified reasoning, neither prove to be a better way of explaining the existence of God. The downfall of both these arguments rests on commitment of fallacies and lack of sufficient evidence, as a result sabotaging their validity in the field of philosophy and faith....   [tags: Existence of God]

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The Truth Project: The Search of Truth

- Why do we believe what we believe. This question is rarely asked of anyone directly. We live in a culture where the “why” is superseded by the “what”. “What do you believe?” has always been a popular topic for discussion. However, when a believer is no longer faced with the ‘what’ and instead challenged by a ‘why,’ lines begin to blur and minds start to blank. What can we possibly offer in response and from where can we derive our answers. Isaiah 6 gives us the solution: we must gaze into the face of God....   [tags: culture, why, what, jounrey, exposes]

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Astronomers and Astrophysicists vs. Historians and Archaeologists

- The origin of the universe can be explained by modern astronomers and astrophysicists. While the origination of humankind, on the other hand, can be explained by historians and archaeologists. Before science was used to explain the way of the world, however, mythology was the approach to explain the obscure beginnings of the world. Mythology, as defined by the dictionary, is myths dealing with gods, demigods, divine beings and legendary heros of a particular people, eclectic tales that have been passed down over generations....   [tags: myths, phenomena, sacrifice ]

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Gaia, God, and The Big Bang

- “In the beginning…” These words launch the book of Genesis, conceivably the greatest first expression of any narrative. This biblical phrase is of absolute paramount considering that stirring at heart at of human nature are questions of existence and manifestation. In view of the fact that no YouTube videos of the Big Bang, of the Judeo-Christian God, or of Gaia creating order out of Chaos humans must rely on folklore, legends, and myths conveyed from generation to generations to construct explanations or rely on the findings of researchers and scientists....   [tags: Mythology ]

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Thomas Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions

- The aim of this essay is to provide a summary and critique of Thomas S. Kuhn’s groundbreaking thesis ‘The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.’ This will be done by analyzing his concepts of ‘paradigm’, ‘normal science’ and ‘scientific revolutions.’ Following the overview I will present the example of ‘The Copernican Revolution’ to empirically show a paradigm shift. The rest of the essay is concerned specifically with critically examining Kuhn’s notion of a paradigm and the incommensurability between them....   [tags: Book Review]

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The Differing Perspectives of Greek Philosophers

- ... Heraclitus and Parmenides both recognized that the materials which make up the universe could be broken down to one basic substance, but they came to disagreement over what that basic substance was exactly, as well as the state of being. Heraclitus believed that everything was fire (or made of fire), and that it was the fundamental source of change in the universe because a main property of the universe was that it was in a constant state of changing. Parmenides argued that the entire idea of change was impossible and that the universe was essentially unmoving and unchanging....   [tags: change, substance, knowledge]

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Pyramids, Obelisks, Tombs Of Ancient Egypt

- Pyramids, obelisks, tombs. These three ancient structures bring one country immediately to mind, Egypt. These religious monuments were erected with two thoughts in mind: grandeur to convey the pharaoh’s power, as well as durability so as to last for eternity. However, one important aspect of religion often forgotten in discussions regarding monuments are temples. Temples were abundant in ancient Egypt and could be seen dotting the Nile flood plain, stretching from Upper Egypt in the south to all the way north to the Nile Delta....   [tags: Ancient Egypt, Egypt, Ramesses II, Sun]

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A Plea for Applied Science

- It is often remarked that spring is the most delightful of seasons, but this is a sore done boon as our appreciation should truly lie under the harvest moon. Just as Mother Nature requires the rest of winter and the ripening of fall for the budding of spring, science requires practical applications on which to build pure theories. Through her application, science more truthfully reveals her mysteries. It is not necessary to look forward to see the outcomes of science as they are upon us now. In physics, the advent of electricity has been awarded with the blossoming of an incandescent light bulb....   [tags: Science]

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Understanding the Codes of Life

- Numbers, or 5342591, are everywhere. The world of numbers expands every year it continues to exist. It diffuses past the very reaches of our imagination too big to even count, no pun intended. Numerology is the study of numbers and how they affect daily lives and situations. The world and all it makes up is made up of numbers, and these numbers help uncover the traits and characteristics of those corresponding to them. “...humankind has always been aware of the forces of cycles and nature. These natural cycles and cosmic rhythms exert an influence on every living organism.” (Crawford) How is everything made of numbers....   [tags: Numerology, Personology]

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Saint Michael's Roles in Christianity

- Religion is a community of people that share a symbolic world. Much of what is practiced is really only understood by those within the community itself. Members of the community are insiders in the sense and many religions are no exception to this practice. Different religions are filled with language, tradition, ritual, symbolism and beliefs that others may find confusing and may not understand. In Christianity, one particular area that can confuse outsiders is their teachings and belief in angels....   [tags: religion, tradition, angel]

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Genesis And The Lord God

- ... The first century Christian experience was full of spiritual life connected to the Holy Spirit. And the early Christians sought various ways to maintain their engagement with God. They often participated in sacred rituals. Ancient Christian spiritual awareness was filled with hope, that God would send the Messiah whom would bring love, salvation, hope, and mercy to God’s people. In observation, this is noted also in the twenty first century believers pressing towards the eschatological hope....   [tags: God, Christianity, Jesus, Theology]

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Pele's Biography

- Edson Arantes do Nascimento , better known as Pelé is considered one of the best soccer players ever. He was considered the perfect soccer player, as he was completely two-footed, very productive at finishing, excellent at dribbling and passing, a very good tackler for a forward. In other words, he was technically outstanding, known for his lightning speed, and his strength at the ball. When he retired in 1977, he had scored over a thousand goals and won three world cups (1958, 1962 and 1970). Pele's success did not come easy....   [tags: Edson Arantes do Nascimento]

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The Iliad by Homer

- Many years ago in ancient Greece, Plato initiated a debate about the usefulness of literature by declaring that poetry had no place in the ideal society, mainly because it was full of lies and because it evoked undesirable emotions. His pupil Aristotle, however, took the opposing side of this dispute and argued that literature was, in fact, useful. Aristotle agreed with Plato that literature induces undesirable emotions, but he stated that it only does so in an attempt to purge us of these harmful sentiments, a process which he termed “catharsis”....   [tags: greece, plato, aristotle, achilleus]

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Boethius Notion of Self-Sufficiency

- “For it is in your power,” says Marcus Aurelius in the Meditation “to retire into yourself whenever you choose”. Struggling to live the virtuous life according to Stoic philosophy, the roman emperor wrote in his private Meditations about the Good, the Bad and the Indifferent. In order to avert angst over the Indifferent –those things that are by nature uncontrollable-, Aurelius practiced the stoic virtue of ¬autarkeia or mental independence of all things. In light of this, the following essay will explain Boethius notion of self-sufficiency in Consolation of Philosophy in relation to Hellenistic philosophy....   [tags: Consolation, Hellenistic Philosophy]

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Pele's Influence in Soccer

- Pelé Influences the Beautiful Game Many people do not know that much about soccer. If asked about Pelé, almost everyone will say they have heard about him. Pele is one of, if not the most, influential persons to come along and change the game for the better forever. Professional soccer in the United States was not a huge attraction. In the United States, attendance to professional soccer games was well below all other major sport franchises. Average attendance to a New York Cosmos game for the years just before Pelé arrived from 1971 to 1974 was 4,540 people (NY Cosmos, Wiki)....   [tags: Biography, Achievements]

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The Existence of God

- In some ways the arguments for the existence of God combat each other, in asking which one is more convincing. There are two types of arguments, there are empirical arguments along with a rationalistic argument. Anselm, Paley, and Aquinas are the three significant leaders in the philosophy world for finding an argument for the existence of God. The question that is being posed is which is more convincing, Anselm’s rationalistic proof, or the empirical arguments. First let us see a summary of what each argument entails....   [tags: intelligent being, universe design]

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Tibetan Buddhist Sky Burials

- Tibetan Buddhists perform sky burials in the mountains of Tibet signifying the beginning of a new life for the deceased who is being “buried”. The sky burial is a ritual that is practiced only by Tibetan Buddhists and is different from many other rituals from around the world. Throughout history, the Tibetan sky burial has been regarded as a unique practice in regards to its meaning, the process, and the reasons behind the practicing of the ritual. The process of the Tibetan sky burial begins with a person’s death....   [tags: unique religious rituals]

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The Law of God and the Laws of the Cities in Philo of Alexandria

- The Law of God and the Laws of the Cities in Philo of Alexandria ABSTRACT: I evaluate the position of philosophy within Philo’s theory of education as well as its relation to encyclical studies and to the highest forms of knowledge. According to Philo, true knowledge is knowledge of the law of God. Such is the role of philosophy. There exists a strong relation among the various fields of study reflecting the order that exists in all spheres of reality. Order and harmony are the same in an individual, in a state, and in the cosmos....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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Inclusive Infinity and Radical Particularity: Hartshorne, Hegel and Nishida

- Inclusive Infinity and Radical Particularity: Hartshorne, Hegel and Nishida ABSTRACT: God, or in Nishida’s case Buddha-nature, is frequently conceptualized as relating to the world by including it within the Infinite. Particular elements within the world are not seen as existing in absolute differentiation or total negation from Spirit, God, or Absolute Non-Being. The Many are not excluded but are, on the contrary, included within the One. The logic by which the One includes the Many is a logic of manifold unity, or, as Hegel quite confidently puts it, true infinity as opposed to spurious infinity....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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Comparing the Goddesses Kali and Durga

- Comparing the Goddesses Kali and Durga Appearing in later Vedic literature of the Hindu religion are two goddesses, Durga and Kali. These goddesses have many similarities and differences. Kali and Durga are different in three ways. 1) Durga is a radiant warrior goddess and Kali is a bloodthirsty monster goddess. 2) Durga and Kali are both associated with the Hindu god Shiva. The two goddesses play different roles when they are with Shiva and affect him in different ways. 3) Durga maintains the balance of the cosmos while Kali destroys the balance....   [tags: Papers]

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The Significance of Human Life When Compared to the Vastness of the Universe

- The Significance of Human Life When Compared to the Vastness of the Universe No one as yet is to come up with one meaning for life, many people and religions have many different ideas and views, but to date there has been no 'true' meaning. If we do not know why we are here then how can we make an impact, we cannot be as important as many of us believe if we do not what we should be doing. The current situation with global warming demonstrates how destructive human life is; it also shows the effect caused by everyday activities....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Walt Whitman and Transcendentalism

- Walt Whitman: Transcendentalism By the late 19th century, Walt Whitman had become positioned at the forefront of the American cultural lexicon. His poetry was at once brash, dissonant and resoundingly erotic. His raw, unabashed poetry flew in the face of the prevailing ideals of his time. Whitman's greatest literary accomplishment, Leaves of Grass, had set the ideas of divinity, the hierarchy of the holy trinity, and the ethereal perfection afforded these things into turmoil. What he did was take the theologian ideas of perfection and divinity and juxtaposed them onto mankind and the world around him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Life Is Short

- When we are having fun, time passes swiftly away. In contrast, when we have nothing to do, time hardly passes by. A second seems longer than a minute, a minute longer than an hour. However, 10 hours seem just 10 minutes when its fun, when we are engaged in something we enjoy doing. When we talk with a broader point of view, we say life is t short to live to the full if we are enjoying our life and still have millions of things we want to do but know we can’t because life’s just too short. But for someone who is not at all enjoying life or whatever he/she is doing, one is too afraid to live life to the full, life is too long....   [tags: Life]

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Nataraja of Shiva

- When I went to Museum of Metropolitan of Art, I saw many interesting works of arts. I was so amazed by all of the art-work. It was a tough decision to choose one work to focus on for my art paper, but there was one sculpture that caught my eye; it was Nataraja of Shiva (11th century) from Ancient Southeastern Art located on the 2nd floor of the museum. The main message of this sculpture is focused on the idea of the boundaries of cosmos and the destruction and rebirth of the world. This paper will employ close visual analysis of this sculpture and describe how the visual elements of the work relate to its main theme....   [tags: Sanskritm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art]

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Definition of Impartial

- Title Subjectivity, impartiality and Ethics Subjectivity, impartiality and Ethics While it is debated as to whether or not we can obtain pure impartiality, I'd like to attempt to submit a definition of what I mean by "impartial". I could use the dictionary, but words often take on a personal meaning. Ironic, really, that I'm offering a subjective definition of impartial. A thing can be said to be impartial if it fits, consistently, within a larger and falsifiable framework or explains the operations of that framework with greater clarity....   [tags: Subjectivity in Ethics]

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Constructing a Worldview

- I consider that conceiving an idea of a worldview is itself an impressive achievement of the human mind. Moreover creating your own is even more impressive. Rome was not built in a day, and neither was my worldview. A worldview takes many years of experiences, and thinking to construct and to differentiate from others. Perhaps, the Christian worldview is centered on the idea of God and the relationship between God and human beings, and indeed it has profoundly influenced the development of Western civilization, to give an idea of how important worldviews are....   [tags: Humanity, Religion, Improvement]

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History of Physics

- Natural Philosophy also called philosophy of nature comes from the Latin phrase “philosophia naturalis”. Natural Philosophy is the philosophical study of the cosmos and nature’s elements and how the materials around the world are formed. There are many branches of natural philosophy including: cosmology, etiology, astronomy, probability, the study of matter, the study of elements, and many other subjects. The pioneers of natural philosophy are mainly pre-Socratic philosophers; the most famous philosophers of them were Thales, Democritus, and Aristotle....   [tags: natural philosophy, f=ma, thales]

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Analysis on Atheism

- To be honest with you I think some of McCloskey questions of the existence of God are based and as a Christian I know I have questioned the existence of God at one point in my life. I had to really learn the hard way. From the article one can see that McCloskey is trying very hard to dismiss every claim of the theistic view. From the videos on blackboard, when someone decides to prove something or someone, then that means there is certainty and assurance that thing is absolutely true. The truth of the matter is that we cannot prove one hundred percent of the existence of God and that is why an Atheist like McCloskey would say that without evidence then there is no God....   [tags: Christianity, Deity]

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The Modern World and Philosophy

- The Modern World and Philosophy The modern world is considered to be the time from the Renaisance (late 15th to 16th century) to the end of the 19th century. Many changes took place during these times. We first see a change in the Division of Philosophy. We see the Medieval Theopocentric views change to an anthropocentric view and monotheism to humanism. Much focus was now placed on humans. We looked to ourselves as the root source of all the values that are important to us. The knowledge that the human gathers is very powerful....   [tags: Papers]

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The Futility of Human Existence in Waiting for Godot

- We live on a planet revolving around the sun, while there are at least about one septillion other stars in this universe. What is the significance of our existence in this infinite cosmos. What is the purpose of our lives. With the explosion of scientific knowledge and the WWII bombs in the modernity epoch, the insignificance of our lives was realized; Samuel Becket staged the futility of human existence in the play Waiting for Godot. He portrayed nothingness through the use of structure, language, dialogue, and setting....   [tags: existentialism, absurdism]

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Love the Right Chemistry by Anastasia Toufexis

- ... A simple action such as a deep look into someone's eyes can start the simulation in the body that an increased production of hand sweat will start. The tingly feeling inside your body is a result of a scientific delineation which makes the concept of love more concretely and more factually mainly for researchers and the wider world.The main idea the author tries to bring across is that love is very much controlled by our body and brain. Although that biochemical events must occur to charity functions to be able to exhibit, we are the first one who starts with our own idea of who it is perfect for ourselves....   [tags: biochemical events, romance]

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Earth and Spirituality

- Earth and Spirituality For many people, spirituality and ecology may be separate disciplines, spirituality being the realm of clergy and ecology the realm of scientists. But we are living in a time of both ecological and spiritual crisis, one in which we are loosing species at unprecedented rates and in which masses of people are desperately seeking some spiritual direction in life. It is possible that the only way to restore wholeness may be to rediscover the vital connection between the two crises: a spirituality centered in Creation....   [tags: Christianity Creation Ecology Papers]

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