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Examining the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Argument for the Existence of God Based on Religious Experience

- A religious experience is an event which brings about an encounter between God and the experient. It is a communication between God and the individual which brings about an overwhelming awareness of God. As a result, the experient may undergo a conversion, may believe they have received a revelation or feel called to fulfil a divine commission or spiritual responsibility. But a question that would arise is whether there are strong grounds that suggest that such experiences prove the existence of God....   [tags: theology, religion]

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The Existence Of Evil By Daniel Howard Snyder And Michael Bergmann 's Evil

- The existence of evil is a part of life for every human being in the world. The existence of evil brings into question the image and even the existence of God. However, the existence of evil does not support the argument for atheism. This idea is supported by the need for evil to exist in order for good to exist. Including extreme cases when evil seems so excessive, even unnecessary, there is lacking evidence to disprove the existence of God. Daniel Howard-Snyder and Michael Bergmann’s “Evil Does Not Make Atheism Mire Reasonable than Theism” sustains the main argument that, “Nobody has a good argument that displays how evil makes atheism more likely than theism,” (Howard-Snyder, Bergmann)....   [tags: God, Good and evil, Atheism, Problem of evil]

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Poltergeist and Its Existence

- Paranormal phenomenon is a mystical event. The phenomena usually defile the natural laws that humans had discovered in this world and leave a puzzling feeling on those who encounter the event. There are multiple paranormal phenomena that had occurred in the past. Some of the natural paranormal phenomena are reincarnation, where one reborn back into the world (North 11-13); possession, where one obtain knowledge from a previous life of a person or being controlled by a spirit (North 19-22); ghost, an appearance of a spirit or someone who died (North 61-64); and finally poltergeist, a physical disturbance that is caused by an explainable force (Forcella)....   [tags: Paranormal, phenomena, poltergeist]

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Applying Alderfer's Existence, Relatedness, and Growth Model in Today's Business World

- Critique Clayton Paul Alderfer was a psychologist who was born on 1st September, 1940 in Pennsylvania. He expounded Maslow’s hierarchy of needs by integrating it into the existence, relatedness and growth model. He is also the proponent of frustration regression principle. This paper is a critique of Alderfer’s existence, relatedness and growth (ERG) model and its application today in the world of business. Alderfer’s ERG model provides a satisfactory insight of how human beings strive to satisfy their needs for existence, relatedness and growth....   [tags: Business Management ]

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The Fundamental Conclusions Of This Book Is That The Mescalero Apache

- 5. The fundamental conclusions of this book is that the Mescalero Apache utilize their base metaphor of the quartered circle as a integral aspect of almost every facet of their existence (in order to reflect the nature of the universe in terms of their specific cosmic perspective and creation myth. This base metaphor extends beyond a simple template for creation of as a lens for viewing reality; instead, it is reality (to an even greater extent than any individual physical object could possibly present itself....   [tags: Ontology, Existence, Metaphysics, Apache]

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Life Inspired By Death : Mrs. Dalloway

- Isabella Thompson Prof. Feldman ENAM 3800 April 23, 2015 Life Inspired by Death: Mrs. Dalloway Interpreted by The Gay Science Life and death are dualities. These two immaterial forces culminate into a beautiful and tenuous composition creating an awareness of abject mortality that indirectly contributes to the breadth and depth of human existence. This existence or being is marked by an incessant love of life, influenced by the pervasive knowledge of eventual death. The characters in Mrs. Dalloway endeavor to grasp the meaning of both life and death through the act of resistance and/or acceptance of the impermanence of human existence as it relates to them personally and to those around t...   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Existence]

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Avian Influenza Virus: Threat to Humanity

- Unbeknownst to us, there is a residing disparity that threatens the very existence of humanity. Something that does not quite yet exist poses a threat to the continuation of human existence as we know it. An unpredictable occurrence of avian influenza (bird flu) strain is the primary concern of public health professionals and health care administrators. The peril of a potential humanized strain of avian influenza outbreak is completely uncertain partly because of the impact which the ecosystem plays in the variance of viruses and the evolutionary structure of bacteria....   [tags: diseases, outbreak, existence of humanity]

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The Effects Of Progressivism On The Human Condition

- Many events have been regarded as the biggest mistake in the history of mankind, however, the most unexpected mistake might be the adoption of agriculture. Today, we live completely different lives from the hunter-gatherers of the past. If mankind hadn’t begun the domestication and cultivation of plants and animals over 10,000 years ago, would the human condition be better or worse than it is now. It would be awfully hard to answer the question when compare now to 10,000 years ago. However, the answer becomes clearer when you look back at history when agriculture first came into practice....   [tags: Human, Agriculture, World population]

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The Discovery Of Human Evolution

- Recently a group of international scientists made a huge discovery in South Africa. The group of scientists found an ancient ancestor of humans that raised many questions. Why is this discovery so special. It is so special because it bridges the gap between primates and ourselves. The questions I have about this discovery is what insight does this give us into how we became humans. Especially if a species over 3 million years ago had similar qualities to a modern human. How does this discovery help scientist on human evolution....   [tags: Human, Human evolution, Neanderthal, Homo erectus]

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The Human Skeleton And The Chimpanzee Skeleton

- 1. There are various dissimilarities between the human skeleton and the chimpanzee skeleton, the human is more thin, has a smaller rib confine, short and more extensive pelvis, lower and more extensive shoulders, shorter arms, longer legs, and shorter toes. The human is quicker; more adjusted, and has more ability than the chimp. Ecological contrasts assume a solid part in the formative contrasts. Amongst the human and the primate skeletons, the primate is shorter, has a more extensive rib confine, more extensive hips, shorter lower arms, and a more smoothed tibia....   [tags: Human, Cell, Chimpanzee, DNA]

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The Is The Human Agenda All That Matters?

- Brian Swimme’s statement alludes to the fact that humans distract themselves from the idea that life as a whole is beyond the human agenda. Humans have forgotten the universe is truly valuable, powerful and the provider of life for beings in existence. Unfortunately, forgetting about the value of what the universe has to offer is not new. Everything has shifted and the concepts of Western consumerism and living for instant gratification cloud the greater picture of preservation and sustainable living....   [tags: Human, Neanderthal, Natural environment]

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The Effects Of Agriculture On The Human Race

- It is easy to respond to Diamond 's argument that the agricultural revolution was "the worst mistake in the history of the human race" with a defensive attitude based on what diamond calls the "progressivist perspective." This perspective counters with the idea that agriculture was an essential development in the history of the human race. The "progressivist perspective" is what modern American 's have been taught and conditioned to believe in order to support and defend our current way of life; making it the default argument....   [tags: Agriculture, Human, World population]

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Human Rights : A Fundamental Principle

- Many Western countries take human rights as pretext in counter-terrorism acrions and treating terrorists without considerations of human rights not only affect the development of the global human rights cause, but also contributed to the new terrorism forces. Terrorism refers to behaviors that violate human rights. However, on enacting the counter-terrorism strategies, states need to regard protecting human rights as a fundamental principle. Thus, whether the human rights of terrorists should be protected is difficult to be solved....   [tags: Human rights, Rights, Law]

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Relationship Between Human Resources Management And Human Resource Development

- Introduction This essay discusses the relationship existing between Human resources management and human resources development. Furthermore it explains about learning, change and quality management; and the process in which organisational change can be tackled through learning and development. Also, the terms Learning & development and Human resource development is been used interchangeably. Human resources management (HRM) and Human resources development (HRD) Ever since the origin of the concept of HRM, it is known to have taken care of the basic and administrative personnel management activities in an organisation....   [tags: Human resource management, Human resources]

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An Innate Quality Of Human Beings

- It is an innate quality of human beings to assume. We assume traffic will be horrendous, so we leave the house twenty minutes early. We assume it is going to rain, so we pack an umbrella. We assume that the barista at Starbucks knows how we like our coffee, so we don’t think to elaborate, and then inevitably kick ourselves for it later. Humans are prone to assumptions. They are what make the world turn and they are what keeps the planets aligned. Our lives are a string of tiny assumptions woven together into a giant tapestry....   [tags: Human, Life, Earth, Thought]

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The Trafficking Of Human Trafficking

- The trafficking or smuggling of humans is not only a national problem, but a global problem as well. Unfortunately, human trafficking has failed to receive the attention it deserves – allowing it to thrive as a lucrative business nationally and internationally. Most importantly, it is thriving in neighborhoods and communities where residents are unaware of its existence. If the time is taken to inform residents about this problem locally and nationally, the community will become vigilant and be able to identify, and form support and rescue networks for trafficked victims who are hidden in plain sight....   [tags: Human trafficking, Smuggling, Slavery]

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Is The Worst Possible Outcome?

- Evil, in the terms of my discussion can be said to be the worst possible outcome, or at least, the not so desired one. And good being vice versa. Some may ask that people do not always desire for the best things, but for my definition, the desired outcome goes farther to include those outside and within the actions immediate effects. For example, 10 people in a room and one shouts, then those people hear and are affected by the shout, but those outside are not, in any direct way, affected. If a child spills milk then he has, to some extent, committed the less desired outcome, but in doing the evil, the child has the chance to learn from his mistakes....   [tags: Plato, Soul, Logic, Existence]

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Evolution of the Human Diet

- The members of the Homo genus possess a combination of unique features that distinguish them from other related species. At the time that each respective species was alive, they were able to walk upright on two legs, use their large brains for the benefit of their species, and could thrive in many geographically and climatically diverse areas of the world. One of the most mysterious quandaries in science is how the lineage of the Homo genus became so different from their primate relatives....   [tags: Human Adaptation, Homo Genus]

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Questions On Deep Human Interest

- CHAPTER #4: ANSWERS ON DEEP HUMAN INTEREST RIDDLES. 42. What is Origin of The Principle of ‘Good’ & ‘Evil’ and Why Will Always Be. • All conditions in the world one could relatively define & ‘declare’ as the ‘pleasant’, which synonymous is ‘good’, and the ‘unpleasant’, which synonymous is ‘evil’. Living Beings always try to attract ‘pleasant’, and, by all means, in the struggle of Existence, to avoid ‘unpleasant’. What is ‘pleasant’ and ‘unpleasant’ for them depends on both, the attained level of Development which formats and adjusts their ‘mental vision’, and the particular ‘perception of reality’ which, according to The Law of Hunger and Satiation, reflects the current satiation state....   [tags: Life, Human, Meaning of life]

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Human Rights And State Sovereignty

- When considering the concepts of human rights and state sovereignty, the potential for conflict between the two is evident. Any humanitarian intervention by other actors within the international system would effectively constitute a violation of the traditional sovereign rights of states to govern their own domestic affairs. Thus, the answer to this question lies in an examination of the legitimacy and morality of humanitarian intervention. While traditionally, the Westphalian concept of sovereignty and non-intervention has prevailed, in the period since the Cold War, the view of human rights as principles universally entitled to humanity, and the norm of enforcing them, has developed....   [tags: Human rights, Law]

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The Evolution Of Human Religion

- Our textbook introduces us to the major developments in the history of human religion by acknowledging most “religion seems to grow out of human experiences” (4), and that within these experience we can see an outline of universal patterned growth when it comes to the creation or emergence of religious practices and structure. That is not to say that all regions follow a set path in their development; however, it is with that in mind we can see the evolution seems to follow a pattern or wave of growth in concepts and complexity of thought....   [tags: Religion, Hinduism, Vedas, Human]

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The Existence Of God

- The Existence of God Works Cited Not Included For centuries, the idea of God has been a part of man's history. Past and present, there has always been a different integration consisting of the believers and the non-believers of God. The group of those who have "faith" in God tend to be related to one religion or another. On the other hand, the skeptics find the existence of God somewhat puzzling and try to seek the answers through scientific methods. Even as of today with all the modern technologies and the development of sciences, we still do not have a definitive answer to the question "does God exist?" Among many philosophers and scholars who have tried to answer this question, we shall...   [tags: Religion Theology Essays Papers]

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The Existence Of God

- The existence of God has long been a topic of debate. It is the ultimate topic of discussion, as everyone seems to have an opinion on it. I will look at the traditional arguments for the existence of God, the ones that have stood the test of time, and find out how convincing the arguments really are by looking at each one in turn, analysing the logic behind each argument, and finally looking at its criticisms and the responses to the criticisms. The first argument for the existence of God I will look at is the cosmological argument, more commonly known as the "First Cause" argument....   [tags: Religion, Theology, Philosophy, logic]

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The Existence of God

- The Existence of God In this essay I am going to explore and analyse arguments concerning the existence of God. I will be investigating all the different beliefs about God from Christians including: 'Moral and Divine Command', 'Ontological', 'Cosmological' and the argument from design. These areas of belief will all be fully considered and analysed in depth. After doing this, I will therefore come to a conclusion of my own sort and explain my own beliefs and there reasons. For many centuries people have believed in this figure called 'God', who apparently created the World, everything inside it and around it....   [tags: Papers]

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The Existence of UFOs

- Do UFO's Exist or Not For half a century the subject of UFO has been discussed by scientists, ecologists, politicians, and common people around the world. It seems paradoxical, but the main question of their discussion concerns existence or non-existence of UFO itself, so many people is not sure that the very subject of their debate really exists. I share the opinion of those who do not believe in UFO saying that this phenomenon has not been scientifically proved, and everything its adherents operates is conjecture and fantasy, and disconnected stories of those who allegedly have seen UFO are far from scientific explanation of the event....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Existence of God

- The Existence of God Who is God. A startling question that most people will answer yes to is: Does God exist. Websters Dictionary (Webster's p. 412) defines God as the supreme being, seen as the omnipotent creator and ruler of the universe. Whereas a theologist describes him as God is the infinite and perfect spirit in whom all things have their source, support, and end. (Thiessen p. 55) Whatever the case the statistics from Multipoll CGI on the internet show that 86 percent believe that God exists....   [tags: Papers]

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The Existence of Evil

- The Existence of Evil Ten children are killed every day in the United States by guns; people are murdered senselessly; Columbine High School; Over one-third of middle school children in Cascade County have used illegal drugs and over one-half have tried alcohol; innocent people in foreign countries are being wiped out (Kosovo); The Holocaust; Hiroshima; Vietnam; poverty, starvation and oppression in third world countries; Capitalism; environmental decay and neglect; the media; Oklahoma City; the uni-bomber; earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanoes, airplane crashes; domestic/child abuse; disease, birth defects and mental disorders....   [tags: Papers]

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The Existence of Racism

- The Existence of Racism Racism is a term that is often used to describe a variety of social, culture and economic problems, but has, unfortunately, acquired “so many contradictory meanings that it takes on the aura of a myth,” it has become increasingly difficult to define (de Benoist, 1999, p. 11). Although the term wasn’t officially featured in the Larousse Dictionary until 1932, racism had been a dark cloud hanging over the global horizon for centuries (de Benoist, 1999). Before delving into the complex concept of racism, it is recommended that the student who is writing on this topic first consider the notion of race, which has been described as “a group of pe...   [tags: Papers]

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God Does Not Exist

- There has been a resurgence contending that the Holocaust—or some likened event—is enough to show that God does not exist. It is professed as the coup de grâce against the existence of God, and has presently become a sort of argument where one replaces the Holocaust with atrocities that have recently received media coverage (e.g., the Orlando nightclub shooting). However, the questioner, in pronouncing any event as objectively unconscionable (i.e., what happened was wrong regardless of human opinion), inadvertently makes a moral value judgment and assumes that a good God therefore cannot possibly exist....   [tags: Morality, Moral relativism, Existence]

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Stages of Erik Erikson's Human Development Cycle

- For stage one of the human developmental cycle as outlined by Erikson, I agree with the general concept and idea being presented. When we are born into the world, we have no motor skills and have no means of communication. At this stage, we are feeble and frail, thus we must trust in a nurturing figure to provide us with all the essentials for life. These are the years through which the greatest physical and mental developments take place, in the respect of growing muscles and comprehending our existence as well as our developing consciousness....   [tags: Psychosocial Theory of Human Development]

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Absolutism vs Human Rights

- Human Rights have developed over time and the rights of citizens and democracies have now become the focus of world’s debate. With the United Nations, it has become a global issue. Rights have existed throughout the history of man. One development of the concepts of the citizen’s rights and democracies came after the debate of the monarchy’s absolute power over a single nation. This absolute power is known as absolutism. After the debate of the king’s power, revolutions occurred and gave rise to democracies like the United States....   [tags: Human Rights Essay]

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Frankenstein And The Human Condition

- The definition of ‘monstrosity’ and what it means to be ‘monstrous’ can be understood to mean something that is visually unattractive, malformed and/or terrifying. However, monstrosity is not exclusively about something aesthetically ugly, it can also apply to what differs from what is considered ‘normality’. What is ‘normal’ versus what is ‘monstrous’ is closely linked when exploring ideas about the human condition. The representations of monstrosity in Frankenstein and in The Tempest reveal how what is monstrous and what is normal are often found side by side, challenging the idea that it is limited to outcasts who do not ‘fit-in’, and that deep down, a desire to be understood, accepted...   [tags: Meaning of life, Personal life, Human]

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Labor And Human Rights Violations

- Today’s world is currently full of certain issues that are simply out of man’s control. Neither the government nor the people can do anything to stop them. These issues primarily involve things, such as, natural disasters and epidemics. The people of the United States have heavy hearts whenever one of these disasters occurs. They feel sorry for the victims and wish there was another way. They claim that their hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones. Yet, when an issue, such as sweatshops comes up, people do not seem to give it a second thought because they know that they have the power to make an actual difference....   [tags: Slavery, Human rights, Law, Sweatshop]

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The Dignity Of Human Life

- My grandmother always says, “You kids better stop fooling around, you are the future”. In Swenson’s article titled “The Dignity of Human Life”, He takes a more religious approach and argues that the true meaning of life is for one to be happy, and to achieve happiness one has to get to know themselves through their values through an ethical conscious. He starts off with “As a preparation for an existence, in the present, the youth of a nation are trained in various skills and along devious lines, according to their capacities and circumstances…But, in addition to this, which we may call a preparation for the external life, a something else is urgently needed” (Swenson 17)....   [tags: Meaning of life, Human, Happiness, Life]

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The Ontological Argument As A Proof For The Existence Of God

- Explain the reasoning of the Ontological argument as a proof for the existence of God. Ontological arguments, by their nature attempt to prove the existence of God using deductive reasoning to a point of logical necessity. Constructed as an a priori proof Anselm’s ontological argument works from a position of faith in an attempt to strengthen his belief in the existence of God. Anselm asks the question, ‘can what I know about God, be thought of as correct?’ However, the argument does, in some forms, attempt to prove the existence of God reductio ad absurdum....   [tags: Ontology, Ontological argument, Logic, God]

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Limitations of the Arguments towards the Existence of God

- ... Thought this argument, it is not necessary to find the physical evidence of God’s existence as we can prove God’s existence by logic. However, the successful of this argument is controversial. Critics argue the statement is not persuasive.There are some general objections to ontological arguments. First, existence is not a characteristics of perfection. Rene‘s premise stated that it is more perfect to exist than not to exist. However, it seem that it is more prefect that Hitler or devils not to exist, therefore his second premise has problem....   [tags: religious philosophy, atheism]

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Existence Precedes Essence

- Dead rats filled the streets of Oran in the beginning of Albert Camus’ novel The Plague. The plague was rapidly spreading throughout Oran, despite the town’s effort to constrain it. Oran was soon quarantined, letting no one in and no one out. Dr. Rieux, a local physician, organizes a team of volunteers to fight the plague. The team plans to control sanitation and properly transport infected individuals to Dr. Rieux’s hospital. The character qualities of Dr. Rieux and his team of volunteers throughout the novel are consistent with Jean-Paul Sartre’s characteristics of an existentialist....   [tags: existentialism, Camus, Sartre]

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Ufos And Extraterrestrial Life : The Possibilities Of Their Existence

- UFOs and Extraterrestrial Life: The Possibilities of Their Existence Throughout time, many stories and theories have been established by mankind to explain and understand the mysteries of the world. Among them, the idea that intelligent extraterrestrial life is one of the causes of these mysteries is a controversy still under debate. Many religions and traditions around the world have acknowledged other-worldly forces and “divine” beings arriving from the sky. In recent times, numerous sighting of unidentified objects, also known as UFOs, and aliens have been recorded and even documented possibly on planets other than Earth....   [tags: Unidentified flying object, Extraterrestrial life]

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Meaningless Existence in Virginia Woolf's Kew Gardens

- Meaningless Existence in Virginia Woolf's Kew Gardens "Kew Gardens," by Virginia Woolf, is skillfully developed and written in such a manner as to be jammed full of images, ideas, and possibilities. One of the many ideas found in the story is the presentation of human existence as meaningless, random, and haphazard. Indeed, throughout the story, many images, words, and even plot structure support the fact that the lives of the characters of the story are lives without meaning or direction. Woolf presents the reader with characters whose lives are noticeably blurry and unfocused, undefined and haphazard, lived without direction, and full of distraction and interruption....   [tags: Search Our Mothers' Gardens Essays]

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The Existence Of A Self Or Soul Is Not Generally Accepted

- In Buddhism, the existence of a self or soul is not generally accepted. Mahayana Buddhists have and follow several arguments that advocate Anatman, the lack of existence of self. In order to explain what lack of self or soul is, what they believe a self is. Atman is understood as an everlasting or permanent entity, that underlies what a person is. It is a thing that is understood, hand in hand with the belief of reincarnation/transmigration of soul, to persist beyond life, and exists without the need for a physical entity or body to hold it....   [tags: Sense, Perception, Sensory system, Buddhism]

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Does God Exist? The Existence Of God?

- Does God Exist. The existence of God has puzzled and has been the questioned that has plagued mankind since we reached the age to think logically. Philosophers throughout time have argued Gods existence whether he does existence or that he doesn’t furthermore some argue that there might even be a number of gods, polytheism. As humans we lack the knowledge and understanding to unanimously come up with a clear and precise answer to God’s existence. Philosophers Christopher Hitchens and Kenneth R....   [tags: Scientific method, Religion, God, Supernatural]

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Saint Thomas Aquinas' Five Proofs for the Existence of God

- Saint Thomas Aquinas' Five Proofs for the Existence of God      Scientific reasoning has brought humanity to incredibly high levels of sophistication in all realms of knowledge. For Saint Thomas Aquinas, his passion involved the scientific reasoning of God. The existence, simplicity and will of God are simply a few topics which Aquinas explores in the Summa Theologica. Through arguments entailing these particular topics, Aquinas forms an argument that God has the ability of knowing and willing this particular world of contingent beings....   [tags: Religion Religious God Aquinas Essays]

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Berkeley 's Theory Of The Existence Of God

- In Principles of Human Knowledge, Berkeley posits the doctrine of idealism largely in response to representationalist theories of perception, like that of Locke. While both Locke and Berkeley agree that only sensory ideas can be immediately perceived, Berkeley 's view dramatically diverges from representationalism in that he denies the existence of material objects and, consequently, the causal role they are presumed to hold in producing sensations (Heide 15 Sept). This immaterialist position is taken by Berkeley to undoubtedly prove the existence of God while attributing to him a properly significant causal relationship to sensible ideas....   [tags: Sense, Perception, Mind, Ontology]

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Are Holidays with Pay a Human Right?

- I will argue that is it not plausible to have a human right to regular holidays with pay. It fails to be a human right because it is alienable, it is not universal, it is (redundant) not fundamental to our personhood and impossible to fulfill, therefore, it cannot be claimed or impose duties on others. I will elaborate on these five characteristics necessary for an interest to be considered a human right. I will then compare this (these) criteria to the idea of having regular holidays with pay as a human right....   [tags: Legal Issues, Human Rights, Legal Rights]

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The Question of Existence: How Different Are We?

- Due to the fact that humans have developed a considerable dominion over the earth and its other inhabitants, we are often inclined to be anthropocentric. Backed up by cultural and religious tradition, we tend to subscribe to the theory that we are distinct among earth's creatures and that this affords us a certain right in how we interact with and use the others. Even champions of animal rights, such as J.M. Coetzee's fictional novelist Elizabeth Costello, tend to subscribe to this mentality of speciesism, albeit to a different end....   [tags: Theory of Evolution, Genetics]

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The Existence of Evil and God´s Omnipotence

- The problem of evil is very simple: Why would evil exist if there were an omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent and all perfect god. Evil has been a major obstacle for those who hold tough faith in a higher being. With suffering being a normal aspect of life on earth (not limited to the rest of the universe), it becomes a challenge to maintain faithfulness in a good, fair and just god who can watch as the world swarms with pain and injustice. The problem of evil challenges a greater deity and suggests that a higher entity cannot exist with evil....   [tags: god, diety, evil, powerful, existing]

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Sartre: Authentic Existence in Living in Bad Faith

- Sartre: authentic existence in contrast to living in bad faith Jean Paul Sartre's philosophy is one of the most popular systems of thought in the school called existentialism. Sartre valued human freedom and choice, and held it in the highest regard. To be able to live an authentic existence, one must take responsibility for all the actions that he freely chooses. This total freedom that man faces often throws him into a state of existential anguish, wherein he is burdened by the hardship of having to choose all the time....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Galileo Galilei And The Existence Of The Heliocentric Model

- Galileo Galilei was an outstanding figure in the Renaissance. Through his work as an astronomer, Galileo was able to prove Copernicus’ theory of the existence of the heliocentric model. The heliocentric model is the depiction of the earth rotating around the sun, rather than the geocentric model that depicts the sun revolving around the earth. Galileo’s observations were subject to harsh criticism by the Roman Catholic Church because it was thought that Galileo was contesting the infallible truths of the Bible....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, Heliocentrism, Universe]

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The Human Condition: Message Lost in the Capitalist Machine

- The Human Condition: Message Lost in the Capitalist Machine In The Human Condition, by Hannah Arendt, the fundamental qualities of human behavior are described and analyzed. These qualities are first described by discussing the different entities present in the lives of Athenian Greeks. This partition of human life into separate units is supposed to be applied to modern American society as well, however, the structure of today's social order differs from that of ancient Greek. These disparities cause the analysis and ideas projected on the human condition to be contrasting as well....   [tags: Hannah Arendt Human Condition Essays]

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Aliens: The Existence of Extra Terrestrial Life

- Aliens Exist The existence of life – Aliens, beyond our planet has been a controversial topic for several centuries, and is a debatable issue even today in the 21st century. What is our topic you may ask. Aliens, Do, Exist. According to theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, it would be improbable for life not to exist somewhere other than Earth. This is a bold claim, but there is evidence to support this statement. The evidence we seek is in the many Alien occurrences we have experienced throughout human history....   [tags: rosewell, UFOs]

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The Existence Of Racism Today 's Society

- The Existence of Racism in Today’s Society Racism today exists for a variety of reasons. When the word racism is heard, the immediate thought tends to lead to the discrimination of African Americans. But, racism is much deeper than just a limit to one ethnicity. Racism against African Americans initially began due their considered value from to the days of slavery. So in a sense one might say that the only racism that exist is to the African Americans. However, there are also other forms of racism....   [tags: Racism, Race, Racial segregation]

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Human Trafficking - A Modern Form of Slavery

- When the topic of slavery is up for discussion, many individuals think of American history. In fact, the United States abolished slavery in 1865, the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states, "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude...shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction" (The United States Constitution). Although it is believed slavery is a thing of the past, its existence is evident in countless countries around the world. Thousands of foreigners are smuggled across national borders as forced labour in factories, farms, and brothels....   [tags: Human Trafficking Essays]

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Human Trafficking

- Stephanie Hepburn states that, "The US is one of the top 10 destinations for human trafficking—with tens of thousands of people trafficked into the country each year." Many people believe that since the United States is the land of opportunities, events like human trafficking do not exist; little do they know it happens everywhere. Human trafficking is a worldwide problem that plagues the United States; many people are oblivious to the issue and action needs to be taken to protect the innocent people who are involved....   [tags: Human Rights]

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The Report On Human Resource Management Performance

- The report on Human Resource stresses on HR practices of one of the leaders in learning centres, “Sensus”. The centre has established reputation for a decent position since 2015, after deriving status of the best learning centre of the year. Report analyzes importance of human resource structure and its processes of planning, selection, recruitment and training in the given organization. Additionally, work rules, policies and procedures are closely examined. To identify existing problems in the company and ways of solving detected HRM issues, an attempt has been put in....   [tags: Human resource management, Management]

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Natural Law And Human Law

- Natural law can be considered to be the root of human morality and Aquinas’s idea of a Natural law implies that it is divine, immutable and eternal, but also very general with many grey areas. The fact that natural law is very general causes us humans to create human laws that are created to handle specific cases, which natural law may not be able to find a just solution. According to Aquinas Natural law is to “general” to handle the many different situations that can be found in the legal system and human law allows us to find a clear and just answer with minimal errors; which is not the case with natural law....   [tags: Law, Human rights, United Nations, LAW]

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The Human Resource Management ( Hrm ) Practices

- Introduction: The objective of this report is to critically analyse the Human Resource Management (HRM) practices of Summerfield Community Council (real name undisclosed for the confidentiality purposes). First, the report briefly describes the organisation’s background and the HR practices to be reviewed. Secondly, it discusses the relevant environmental characteristics of the company and how they affect the chosen HR practices. Third, it determines and evaluates the limitations of these practices in the chosen company with the support of the scholarly and research literature....   [tags: Human resource management, Recruitment]

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Where Is Mankind Or Human Race Heading?

- 79. Where Is MANKIND or Human Race Heading. • First and foremost, any speculation regarding eventual The Earth planet cataclysm and Nature’s Life extinction is completely unfounded, regardless of the ‘Local Logic’ concerns such as a mounting arsenal of the Weapons of Mass Destruction, mad dictators that might be tempted to use them, and karmic bank ‘unpaid interest’. Incontestably, Martinus cosmology provides the unbeatable Universal Logical Argumentation which primarily reiterates orderly status of Cosmos and confirms, not only that Earth will not commit suicide, but, under contrary, the irrevocable intent to fully maintain its integrity and blossom....   [tags: Human, Earth, Absolute]

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Reason For Existence

- Reason For Existence Existentialism was born against Age of Reason in order to reject abstract thinking and absoluteness of reason. Existentialists have claims and evidences to support their idea. They are trying to find absolute truth without absolute thinking because of this they will look for the truth all the eternity. In this essay, I will point out the existentialists’ claims in terms of denying absolute reason. First of all, reason is highest creation of mind and people have ability to think what they want....   [tags: miscellaneous]

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Familial Love : The Road Of Becoming A Human Oreo

- Familial Love: The Road to Becoming a Human Oreo Similar snapshots of this one moment will be mirrored throughout different families and times both past, present, and future. There are moments of absurdity that occur in any family. Sitting stacked upon each other on a plush and comfortable couch, my Mother, Sister and I depict such a moment. When gazing at this particular photograph, one feeling overwhelms me: love. Simply stating “love”, however feels over-rated and unspecific. Just saying “love” is akin to comparing a puddle on a sidewalk to the ocean, the depth of the ocean cannot be explored through a mere puddle....   [tags: Human, Family, Love, Human evolution]

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Compare Raymond Carver’s Cathedral and Ernest Hemingway’s A Clean, Well-lighted Place

-   Ernest Hemingway and Raymond Carver are two of the most influential authors of American literature. Carver’s literary works are often considered to have a close connection to Hemingway’s, because of their similar writing styles, such as simplicity and clarity (Mclnerney, 1989). However, though their works share the same aesthetic feature, their works convey fairly different philosophical inquiry on values of faith and existence. Ernest Hemingway’s A Clean, Well-lighted Place and Carver’s Cathedral are two works with distinctive views on questioning the life and manhood....   [tags: life, manhood, faith, existence, clarity]

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Human Genetic Engineering : Designing The Future

- Human Genetic Engineering: Designing the Future As the rate of advancements in technology and science continue to grow, ideas that were once viewed as science fiction are now becoming reality. As we collectively advance as a society, ethical dilemmas arise pertaining to scientific advancement, specifically concerning the controversial topic of genetic engineering in humans. Human genetic engineering increasingly causes dissonance between various groups of scientific and religious groups of people in regards to if we should or should not ‘play god’ and attempt to modify humans for the better of the race....   [tags: DNA, Genetics, Human, Genetic engineering]

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Human Life : What You Make It?

- Human Life Is What you make of it. There are so many different answers as to what the definition of human life might be. It 's a very complex question, and differs with each person that has had their own personal experiences throughout their lives. Although, can you really describe the entirety of all our lives within in a single sentence, or even a word. I think not, but I can always try. It 's almost as if it 's absolutely everything, and nothing all at once. It 's proven that we are the smartest creatures on this planet, We 've evolved to be great controllers, we control just about anything, fire, food, electronics, etc....   [tags: Human, Meaning of life, Friendship, Thought]

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The Criminal Defence And Human Rights Lawyer

- In order to begin answering such a broad and extensive question, we must first understand what the question actually means. Does the question mean to simply ask what branch of law I would like to enter upon graduating from University. Or at a deeper level does it ask me ww hat morals, values and principles I intend to demonstrate during my career as a lawyer, if I indeed choose to enter the legal world. I will be answering all spectrums of this question. In order to do so, I will draw on my experience of visiting Court, quotations from legal academics and the role that lawyers have historically played in society....   [tags: Law, Lawyer, Human rights, Judge]

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Organizational Structure Of The United Nations Human Rights Council

- Varied Results of the Human Rights Council When one wishes to have their own company, it becomes vital to have some sort of rules and arrangements in order for business to run accordingly. Furthermore, it has been noted how “international managers must consider variables for implementing a strategy” (Deresky, 2014). That being said, one of the variables is to have an organizational structure that can help each person involved to understand their assigned roles, and in return, possibly have a successful business....   [tags: Human rights, United Nations]

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William Clifford, Blaise Pascal And William James ' Arguments Of Belief

- To start us off with the theories that argue God’s existence, I think it’s best to first talk about William Clifford, Blaise Pascal and William James ' arguments of belief. Clifford had said that it is wrong and even evil to believe anything without having enough good evidence. Pascal disagreed with him and said that you should look at this idea of believing in God as a bet. He further explains this statement by saying that if you follow God and you end up being wrong, you won’t lose much but if you don’t believe in him and you end up being wrong about that, you risk eternal damnation....   [tags: Existence, Ontology]

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Human 's Handiwork : A Godless Domain Barren Of Mortals

- Human’s Handiwork: A Godless Domain Barren of Mortals The success of evolution ultimately determines how much a species will thrive in the future. Scientists generally take this side when it comes to determining how the human species will prosper and grow in the future. However, there are some who believe that there is a higher power that determines the fate and success of the human race. In attempting to change the success of humans by creating new inventions, humans may be likely to suffer serious consequences under the hand of the higher power....   [tags: Human, Religion, Hominidae]

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Clashes of Civilization: Human Nature and Social Life

- What is Soul. The soul is known as the inner self, the "I" which possesses the body and represents it. If we have no soul, our human bodies would be similar to a “light without power, a computer without the programming, or perhaps a space suit that has no space traveler inside” (Crabbe 168). Through the presentation of the human soul, the human body gets life, the hearing and the sight, thought and discourse, knowledge and feelings, will and longing, emotional disposition and character. Aristotle characterized the soul and the mind as the very first reality of a regularly organized body, yet contended against the soul itself having a distinct presence from one’s physical figure....   [tags: self, human, disposition, character]

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Human Resource Practices And Internal Customer Satisfaction

- In the field of food production and processing, meeting the demands of the consumers and timetables are essential for the viability of the company. Manpower and effective human resource plan are the keys to a successful business. One of the detrimental problems of human resource is a high turn-over rate. This may mean that employees are dissatisfied and feel unimportant to the organization. An example of which is the Goodtime Food company. This company has been operating since the late 1970s and mass producing pies as well as quality products to New Zealanders....   [tags: Human resource management, Employment]

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Human Security: A more adequate response to contemporary insecurities

- The 20th century has witnessed human conflicts of unprecedented scale with constant interstate tensions twice evolving into catastrophic world wars. Statistic shows, as the two single most deadly conflicts in absolute terms of casualty, it is estimated that two world wars have cost more than 122 million human lives. Fortunately, as we marched into the new millennium, despite continuing marginal conflicts, no major war of world scale breaks out so far. It seems that a much rosier future is awaiting humankind in a world where peace has become something achievable....   [tags: human conflicts,, constant tension]

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The Case Of Anselm 's Argument About Proving That God Exists

- In the case of Anselm’s argument about proving that God exists I agree with his premises as well as his conclusion and find it to be true. I will explain further why I believe Anselm’s argument by using the examples and discussing the objection towards his argument of why God must exist. Another example that we will assess to further apply evidence and understanding of why I chose the stance for Anselm’s is the perfect island objection. In this objection we will not only break down the argument as to why it is wrong, but to essentially inspect the premise as well as the conclusion to examine if the premises are true which allows them to be valid and sound....   [tags: Existence, Ontology, Existence of God, Plato]

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Existentialism And Human Emotions By Jean Paul Sartre

- Another famous philosopher in support with my idea of the good life is Jean Paul Sartre, he spends the majority of his book, Existentialism and Human Emotions, expressing his disapproval of the generalization of humans. Each man or woman is their own person and contains the ability to choose his or her values. He believes the way of living is for each individual to choose, and that any person has the right to change their job, where they live or even their way of living. Sartre looks upon humans as intelligent beings, able to make rash choices and take responsible for their actions....   [tags: Human, Existentialism, Meaning of life]

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Analysis of the Worst Mistake in Human History by Jared Diamond

- Jared Diamond makes the argument that when humans decided 10,000 years ago to no longer be hunter-gatherers and made the decision to become sedentary and start domesticating their animals and crops, the result is that the human race has experienced a steady downfall. Diamond makes the point that “with agriculture came the gross social and sexual inequality, the disease and despotism that curse our existence,” (Diamond). While the present system certainly is far from being perfected, Diamond’s various complaints and solutions certainly would not be of much use in the present time either....   [tags: human, agriculture, group, crops]

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The Human Condition: Existentialism in Literature Relates to Religion

- Noam Chomsky firmly believes that novels, as well as other literary works, peer deeper into humanity than scientific theory ever will (Chomsky). Literature being a means of introspection is known to be true; a solitary manuscript contains the lives of countless characters. Slowly unearthing details, and remaining helpless as a plot twist unfolds, the reader discovers truths of not only those who cannot leave the paper bound prison, but begins to formulate who they are and how the world has warped the author....   [tags: Human Condition, Noam Chomsky]

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St. Thomas Aquinas' Cosmological Argument

- Among the three arguments to prove God's existence, I find Aquinas's cosmological argument well-grounded in empirical evidence, and that the focus on simple facts proves acceptable in both historical and scientific dimensions. Aquinas starts by stating the preliminary matter that God's existence is not self-evident, and therefore we need to examine God's effects, which we are able to observe, to prove God's existence, although we are not able to understand God's nature perfectly. Aquinas provides five ways demonstrate the existence of a transcendent being through empirical evidence....   [tags: Existence of God]

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The Philosophical Point Of View Proving God

- Over the course of history, philosophers and scientist have debated the existence of God. Humans have a limited knowledge regarding this issue. People hear and read about how the Judeo-Christian God came to be known and how the word spread across the world. The paper addresses the philosophical point of view proving God exists. Points will be addressed on the opposing view and making vivid points for pointing out God does exist. Humans are always viewing different objectives and natural aspects....   [tags: Ontology, Existence, Mind, Existence of God]

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The Evil Deceiver By Descartes

- In his quest for absolute, firm knowledge, Descartes eventually reaches a standstill that could prevent him from moving forward on his journey. This obstacle manifests itself in the form of an evil deceiver, a malicious entity with the ability to distort Descartes’ perceptions and trick him into believing a false claim to be truthful. The evil deceiver would endlessly mislead Descartes into thinking that an aspect of life were true. Given the power of this evil deceiver, Descartes would never know if the truths that he is reaching are in fact truthful....   [tags: Existence, Ontology, Metaphysics, Existence of God]

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The Search for the Meaning of Existence

- The Search for the Meaning of Existence Daffodil bulbs instead of balls Stared from the sockets of the eyes. from Whispers of Immortality We live and then we die. Its scary, the death part, and the living part is quite amazing. There is a great dichotomy surrounding our existence. One minute we are here, another we are gone. What is existence. What is the purpose of existence. The big metaphysical question has my interest. We grasp to understand it all but it evades us. This magnificent universe has not answered our questions....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]

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The Design Argument for the Existence of God

- The Design Argument for the Existence of God The basis and structure towards the Design Argument is all about a creator and designer whom set things and planned everything to be the way it is today. Unlike the cosmological argument, the Design Argument is a lot simpler to understand and has simple steps towards it. The main point that the Design Argument claims is the fact that everything in nature seems to be put together in just the right manner suggests that an intelligent designer was responsible for its creation....   [tags: Papers]

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The Argument of Evil for the Existence of God

- The Argument of Evil for the Existence of God One of the major arguments proposed against the existence of God in contemporary western philosophy is the problem of evil. It is based upon the inability to reconcile the magnitude of evil in the world with the all-loving nature of God. John Hick describes the problem from the perspective of its proponent, "If God is perfectly loving, God must wish to abolish all evil; and if God is all-powerful, God must be able to abolish all evil. But evil exists; therefore God cannot be both omnipotent and perfectly loving." This thus causes difficulty for the Judeo-Christian-Islamic God who possess both qualities of being all-loving and omnipotent....   [tags: Papers]

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The Design Argument For The Existence Of God

- The Design Argument For The Existence Of God This argument is also called the teleological argument, it argues that the universe did not come around by mere chance, but some one or something designed it. This thing was God. This argument is a prosteriori because the observation of the natural world is taken into the mind to conclude that there is a designer. The belief that the universe was designed by God was triggered by things like the four seasons; summer, spring, autumn and winter, that change through the year....   [tags: Papers]

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