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Mad Scientists and Mad Elements

- ... Scientists discovered that manganese covered the surface of the large teeth; and people connected this to the craze of the megalodons. The author also recaps the scandal of Pons and Fleischmann, who claimed to create cold fusion using palladium, a powerful element that is able to consume immense amounts of hydrogen in water. Their experiment however, was extremely flawed and consequently was denied. Finally, the most interesting story of the chapter is of the Roentgen's first discovery of x-rays, incorporating the element roentgenium....   [tags: chemistry, scientists, downfall]

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The Atomic Scientists

- The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (2016) recently moved the doomsday clock, a symbolic indicator of the end of the world to 3 minutes to midnight, much closer to the end of the world than it has ever been. The end of World War II left two superpowers, each with divergent outlooks on future global geopolitics. Subsequently, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and the United States of America would become embroiled in a crisis that would bring the two nations closer to a war than ever before....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, Cuban Missile Crisis]

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A Comparison of Great Scientists in History

- Socrates was an Ancient Greek philosopher who lived from 469-399 B.C. Much of what he knew he learned from another famous Ancient Greek philosopher, Plato. Concerning logic and human behavior in general, “Socrates’ life was inspired by discussion and debate with both the young of Athens and the leading philosophers of his day” (Daintith, Vol. 9 93). He introduced methodical and ordered thinking. Socrates is quoted as having said, “It seemed to me a superlative thing to know the explanation of everything, why it comes to be, why it perishes, and why it is” (Daintith, Vol....   [tags: Science]

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The Contrasting Roles of Historians and Scientists

- ... Thus, they are writing in hindsight. A knowledge issue is present with the “fallible” eyewitnesses in primary sources which cannot be entirely accepted as the truth due to flexible interpretations. History, a reconstruction of events, is viewed from a modern standpoint allowing the historian to produce secondary sources using primary sources as a basis. These sources suggest that those who control the past also control the future expressing the need for historians to look at evidence in terms of the future....   [tags: past, understanding, behaviors]

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The Contrasting Tasks of Historians and Scientists

- ... Reasoning because I can count back years from my current age to find out on which year I was supposed to go to nursery, and to determine the place I can recall my memory to find out in which country I was living when I was .... years old. Emotions can be taken into consideration because it is not likely for my parents to lie to me due the strong bond we share as a family. As far as understanding history is concerned it is important to figure out if this really a new situation?, Is it unconnected to anything that has happened in the past....   [tags: past, knowledge, predicting]

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Radiometric Dating: The Assumptions of Scientists

- In the beginning of twentieth century, an advance in science occurred with the discovery of radioactivity. Scientist learned rocks and fossils could be used as timepieces, to tell the age of Earth. Radiometric dating is common method, often relied on by the world, which uses rocks to tell the age of Earth and its materials. Through this method scientist have concluded that the earth is 4.6 billion years of age and, this date and radiometric dating is accurate. However, over the years scientists have been proven incorrect....   [tags: rocks, decay, atoms]

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The Greatest Scientists Of The 20th Century

- Albert Einstein, a German-born American theoretical physicist, was known to be one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. He was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879, grew up and completed his early education in Munich. He was very different from other students and had very poor grades. His head was larger than normal and he could not speak that fluently. People thought he was mentally handicapped, however, his genius mind allowed him to make many contributions to the study of the universe....   [tags: Albert Einstein, General relativity]

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Ethics for Anthropologists and Social Scientists

- Ethics, in Anthropological research, outline what is right and what is wrong in the motives and actual behavior of the anthropologists (Looking at us, 2010 p.46). The well-being of all participants, human or animal, should be the anthropologists top priority. The anthropologist should work toward conservation of all knowledge gained by their research, and their research should be a benefit to all involved. All participants should have a clear understanding of what participating involves, and should have the final say as to remain anonymous or be recognized for their part in the study (Looking at us, 2010 p.46)....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Psychologists: The New Generation of Scientists

- New Generation Scientists. “Psychologists study mental processes and human behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people and other animals relate to one another and the environment.”(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) Psychologists devote their time to helping others whether its in a well known firm or a local school. In their work, psychologist have four goals. Psychologists are one of the best paid careers in industry but it doesn’t come cheap. Psychologists have the opportunity to work at some of the top companies today, but getting there can be a task all by itself....   [tags: behavior, thoughts, environment]

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Problems Encountered by Social Scientists

- Natural scientists, such as astronomers and physicists, carry out research in order to uncover truths of the natural world. Social scientists, such as psychologists and sociologists, on the other hand attempt to uncover truths of the social world. They apply the scientific method of generating knowledge, which entails that research method must be based on testable empirical evidence, to the study of people within society. They often conduct social research in an attempt to measure the extent to which human behaviour influences, or is influenced by the environment....   [tags: research issues]

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Social Science and Social Scientists

- Shadow work can be described as the various forms of labour that exist outside of the formal economy or within the informal economy. Social Science plays a major part in bringing attention to the dangers, harms and hardships experienced by the individuals working in the informal economy. Social scientists have recognised that facts don’t speak for themselves and often require analysis and interpretation to produce meaning. This is especially true when dealing with shadow work and thus social scientists have developed concepts, theories and values to aid analysis and interpretation of facts....   [tags: power, agency, risk]

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Scientists and Global Warming

- Global warming is the term used for an unequivocal and continuing rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system. Since 1971, 53% of the people in the U.S. have viewed global warming as a serious concern. I am with the 47% of the people that do not see global warming as a concern. A ton of companies are "going green" and my theory is that they are just doing it for the money. I think it is just a scam. There has been no such evidence that global warming has been caused by human activities....   [tags: temperature, greenhouse effect]

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Women Scientists: Marie Curie

- Marie Curie is widely regarded as a talented scientist whose work has changed the world. She is best known for her discovery of radium and polonium and her work with radioactivity. Curie encountered times of adversity in her career due to prejudice against women in her field, but she met her challenges and overcame them. Marie Curie exceeded the barriers put on women in her time to become one of the world’s most famous scientists and used her knowledge to the benefit of humanity. Marie Curie was still young when she started breaking barriers....   [tags: nobel prize winners that changed the world]

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Nazi Scientists and Doctors

- This essay will explore the role Nazi scientists and doctors played in the labeling of Jews as “different” during the Holocaust. Some of Germany’s most renowned medically trained professionals and biomedical research institutions engaged in forms of research using slave labor, dissection, extermination, euthanasia programs, sterilizations which pushed the boundaries of moral behehavior and medicine to prove Jews are inferior human beings to Germans. Approximately six million Jews died during the Holocaust....   [tags: History, Jews, Holocaust, Nazi]

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Engineering Scientists

- What is my profession’s role in society (community, government, business/industry). What skills will I need to be successful in this role. The engineering scientist profession has recently been garnering a growing influence and recognition within today’s society. Engineering scientists combine their logical thinking abilities, computational savvy and high calibre mathematical knowledge to become an integral and vital part to resourcefully improving the overall wellbeing of the society in which they are incorporated....   [tags: Job Description]

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Women Scientists

- The mass media is increasingly encroaching on everyday life. Society is buffeted by images that can skew and create perceptions that are incorrect and even harmful. The media is very adept at spreading stereotypes which shape how people perceive groups of people and how they should behave in different social settings. One group that is particularly vulnerable to negative or stereotypical portrayal by the media is women, especially women in the sciences. In films and on television women scientists are not shown on equal footing with their male peers....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Forensic Scientists

- “Even with the reliability of DNA examinations, forensic scientists need additional safeguards to ensure the significance of their findings are not over- or under-interpreted” (Willis, 2011, p77). While laboratory techniques for DNA recovery and profiling are well established in criminal investigative laboratories (Bond, et al, 2007, p129), it can be argued that a possible weakness of the use of national databases are understaffing and/or under training of investigators and laboratory staff. Standardization of testing, analysis, evaluation and result presentation to the courts such as that the jury may understand how many people in the population are possible to match the particular DNA pro...   [tags: Criminal Investigative Laboratories, DNA]

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What Causes Depression According to Scientists

- Sadness is how the human being reacts to the loss of a loved one, the struggles of life, the disappointments, and the frustrations. Although it is a normal feeling in all these situations, there is a broad difference between being sad and being depressed. Unlike normal feelings of sadness, depression overwhelms a person, last a long time, and interferes with his or her day-to-day life. According to the World Health Organization in 2010, depression was reported as the most common mental disorder; it affects 120 million people globally and is among the leading causes of disability....   [tags: sadness, depression, emotions]

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Galileo Master of Science

- Galileo Master of Science Galileo is considered one of the best known scientists of his time; he was a teacher, astronomer, philosopher, and physicist and was known to be a major contributor to science during the scientific revolution. With all of his elaborate drawings and notes he has been called the father of modern science. Galileo's experimentation was an active process involved the investigating of causal relationships among variables. His studies in scientific experimentation would quickly become and forever remain a cornerstone of unlocking the secrets of nature and the universe....   [tags: Scientists ]

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Inviting Scientists or Specialists in the Classroom Can Be very Beneficial

- ... Both parties must have mutual trust to be successful. The specialist needs to feel their time is spent in the outreach is being used wisely. Successful science-educator partnerships are a rich source of professional development for both scientists and educators. Both educators and scientists need to be aware of the potential for growth. An educator should think about coming away with a deeper conceptual understanding of the science concepts; this is much more valuable than a pretty poster of the science concepts....   [tags: learning sciences concepts, education]

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Scientists and their Roles in Promoting Environmental Awareness and Climate Change

- SCIENTISTS AS ADVOCATES 1) As environmental groups and activists work to promote action on climate change and other environmental problems, scientists are increasingly asked to play more prominent roles in public life, as communicators, policy advisors and/or as advocates. Drawing on readings and discussion in class, discuss the different roles that scientists and their organizations can play relative to engaging the public and policymakers, providing specific examples. Discuss the advantages, trade-offs or risks to each role and how the role chosen by a scientist often relates to both their personal values and outlook but also their institutional or organizational affiliation....   [tags: Advocate, Policy, Arbiter]

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Eccentric Artists and Mad Scientists

- Creativity and Irrational Forces: Eccentric Artists and Mad Scientists "Men have called me mad, but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence--whether much that is glorious--whether all that is profound--does not spring from disease of thought--from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect. Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night" - Edgar Allen Poe "Imagination is more important than knowledge" - Albert Einstein Is creative genius somehow woven together with "madness"....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Types of Scientists Portrayed in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

- In her novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley depicts the scientist, Viktor Frankenstein, as a modern day Prometheus. Viktor Frankenstein is a learned man who wishes to discover the mysteries of life and by doing so he creates what he considers to be a monster, but in reality, he is the real monster. He strives to do the unthinkable by creating a pieced together human being from various parts of deceased bodies, his drive to achieve this goal makes him seem crazy and mentally unstable. Being that Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is viewed as the first science fiction novel, she creates the thought that all scientists are mentally unstable....   [tags: unstable, obsessed, helpless]

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Medical Scientists and Health Care System Funding in Australia

- There is a vast array of health care benefits that are offered in Australia in which many people benefit from such as the regulation of health products, workforce and health services as well as public dental care. These health care benefits are funded to ensure that the appropriate benefits are given out. Primarily, the funding strategies for the provision of Australian health services are managed by the Australian Federal Government as well as both State and Territory governments with the contributions of citizens and residents within Australia....   [tags: Health Care Funding Strategies ]

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The Role of Arab Scientists in Perserving Greek Science and Knowledge

- I would like to discuss the role of Arab scientists in the preservation of Greek sciences and knowledge. Many people living in the 21st century fail to recognize the debt that they owe to these scientists of the Middle Ages. Arab scientists did not just keep alive the fundamentals of Greek science, but enlarged their scope, setting and fortifying their “foundation on which modern science is built.” It started as early as the 9th century when Caliph Ma’mun, who was the ruler of Baghdad from 813 to 833, built the “House of Wisdom”....   [tags: scope, setting, lost, credit]

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Global Warming : Is Our Scientists ' Math Correct?

- Global Warming: Is Our Scientists’ Math Correct. The main purpose of Bill Mckibben’s “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math.” is to inform the reader of global warming and how humans have instigated it and how we can fix the problem. The article was written on a college graduate reading level making it slightly difficult to read for someone who has only achieved lower levels of education. Mckibben’s thesis is slightly hidden in the third paragraph: ”I wrote one of the first books for a general audience about global warming way back in 1989, and since I 've spent the intervening decades working ineffectively to slow that warming, I can say with some confidence that we 're losing the fight, bad...   [tags: Global warming, Carbon dioxide, Coal, Fossil fuel]

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I Attended The Congress Of Future Scientists And Technologists

- Before I attended The Congress of Future Scientists and Technologists in Boston, I had heard a lot about the inventor of the Segway, Dean Kamen. In June, I finally met him and got the wonderful opportunity to hear from him at The Congress. The Segway is one of the new technologies made by one of today 's most brilliant inventors and is now considered one of the most popular personal vehicles all around the world. What was once a mysterious, strange and different invention by Dean Kamen, the Segway Human Transporter now has everyone excited as the first self-balancing, electric-powered transportation machine....   [tags: Dean Kamen, Segway PT]

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Criminal Investigation: Forensic Scientists and DNA Examinations

- “Even with the reliability of DNA examinations, forensic scientists need additional safeguards to ensure the significance of their findings are not over- or under-interpreted” (Willis, 2011, p77). While laboratory techniques for DNA recovery and profiling are well established in criminal investigative laboratories (Bond, et al, 2007, p129), it can be argued that a possible weakness of the use of national databases are understaffing and/or under training of investigators and laboratory staff. Standardization of testing, analysis, evaluation and result presentation to the courts such as that the jury may understand how many people in the population are possible to match the particular DNA prof...   [tags: databases, laboratories]

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Scientists and Invention of New Technology

- Science is only limited by the curiosity of the scientist and the quality of the instruments they use. With the invention of new technology, the boundaries of society’s collective knowledge widen with the increased capabilities of scientific equipment and practices. Because of this, interests such as ecology and population theories radically changed over the course of the 1900’s as the United States began to face land and food crises. While ecological techniques and practices were improved by ecologists such as Aldo Leopold and Paul Sears, population theorists such as Thomas Malthus and Lester Brown were able to formulate ideas and delve into the science behind the growth and fluctuations o...   [tags: ecological techniques, food crisis]

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Contributions of Famous Scientists to Chemistry

- ... He first studied medicine but was later sent to athens and became a philosophiest under a man named plato. Alchemy is what became the new intrest of chemist during the era known as the dark ages. In short alchemy is transmuting the base of metals into the noble ones. This idea of transmuting is said to have arose from the the Alexandrian Greeks in the early centuries of the Christian era; thence it passed to the arabs, by whom it was transmitted to western Europe. No one truly knows where alchemy really originated from....   [tags: John Dalton, Albert Einstein]

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What Makes Scientists Search?

- What Makes Scientists Search. According to Bishop, science has come to a higher position than before. "And the fruits of scientific inquiry have vastly enlarged human knowledge" (237). Regardless of that, people have formed their beliefs about science into two categories. Some people criticized science in being harm for human kind. In the other hand, there are those who belief that humanity needs science in order to reach a better way of life. I believe there has been a misunderstanding about the issue of science because people do not know how scientists think....   [tags: Science Scientific Research Papers]

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Unity Among Student Scientists

- Unity Among Student Scientists This summer I had the opportunity to attend the APEC Youth Festival in Singapore. On July 23, I arrived in San Francisco at the Marriott to gather with 19 other students from around the United States. The purpose of this gathering was to discuss our future trip to Singapore and to get acquainted with each other before we left. APEC stands for Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation. The purpose of the APEC Youth Festival is to bring unity among other student scientists from all around the world....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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Differential Scientists

- Differential Scientists If at a social gathering a man or woman with a nicely tucked in shirt and shoes that do not quite match their outfit regales listeners with the musical version of the quadratic formula (set to the tune of “Jingle Bells”), chances are that that person is either a mathematician or a physicist. But how does one know whether the clever soul selflessly sharing their dry wit studies numbers or physical science. Does it even matter. Are not the words “physicist” and “mathematician” simply two different ways to label a socially inept intellectual who does nothing but research scientific material that no one else on the planet could ever hope to understand....   [tags: Mathematicians Science Essays]

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Subjective Nature of Perception for Artists and Scientists

- Subjective Nature of Perception for Artists and Scientists On the surface, it seems that art and the subjective nature of perception go hand in hand. Yet if one were to mention science, it seems to be associated with objectivity. Science is all about the objective truth, while art is about articulating subjective truths. However, the advantages of subjectivity for artists has its limits, specifically when it comes to judging artwork. Likewise, subjectivity is not always an obstacle for scientists, especially in the field of research....   [tags: Papers]

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Retaining Tomorrow's Scientists

- Retaining Tomorrow's Scientists I chose to summarize the article "Retaining Tomorrow's Scientists". This article described a study done on differences between men and women enrolled in scientific curriculums in college. It looked at how individual characteristics, experiences, and goals affected a person's success rate in graduating. It also explained why women are not as successful as men in completing their science education. For starters, the study showed that women don't seem to be as interested in math and science courses in school....   [tags: Education Learning Gender Essays]

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Scientists Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Universe

- Scientists Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Universe      Since the dawn of time, man has yearned to know the origin of existence, how life was started, and the source of creation. Many scientists, from ancient Greece to modern civilization, began the search for answers by first studying our solar system, mapping the stars, trying to unlock their secrets. These eight scientists paved the way for any basic knowledge of the universe.      Born in 270 BC, the Greek astronomer Aristarchus of Samos, was the first scientist known to suggest that the earth revolves around the sun....   [tags: Astronomy Research Papers]

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Informative Speech Scientists Einstein and Heisenberg

- Informative Speech Scientists Einstein and Heisenberg A. Introduction My Speech is about the scientists who had the main influence on our current time and have shaped our contemporary view of the world (Also called in Theology the "Zeitgeist"). I have chosen two of them who were in many ways just opposites. One is extremely famous and the other is almost unknown except to specialists. The most famous is of course Albert Einstein. He has significantly altered our view of the world with his Theory of Relativity....   [tags: Papers]

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NIH Limits Scientists? Outside Work

- NIH Limits Scientists’ Outside Work The National Institute of Health(NIH), is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services and is one of the world’s most well known research centers. The NIH web site states “ its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.” However, on Tuesday, allegations towards the disruption of the mission were announced to the public as a set of disclosures about NIH scientists who engaged in unethical collaborations with drugs and biotech companies....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Darwin's Legacy

- Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury on February 12, 1809. His father and grandfather, being admired and respected doctors, Charles grew up in a well-educated and freethinking family. At the age of eight, his mother died, leaving Charles and his five siblings with their stern and often overbearing father. A short time later, he was sent to boarding school in Shrewsbury to study Greek and Latin. Outside of class Charles collected beetles and conducted his own chemistry experiments, earning him the nickname “Gas” around school....   [tags: Scientists ]

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What do Forensic Scientists Do?

- There are six general areas in forensic. Theres a medical examiner, crime laboratory analyst,crime scene examiner and a forensic engineer. determining which one you want can be hard, but its easier to talk to someone who does that job. They can tell you different things about the job. Medical Examiner: is the highest pay but you got to be able to cut open bodies.You also have to take 7+ years of college.They also have uncertain work hours. Never going to know when they work and to get called in whenever....   [tags: Medical Examiner, Crime Laboratory Analyst]

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Global Warming Essay: Union of Concerned Scientists vs Competitive Enterprise Institute

- Global warming has been an issue for quite some time now and only recently has it been adopted by a mass amount of people in their efforts to fight against it. However, there are people and organizations who claim that global warming does not exist or is not caused by human activities. After reading my text, Taking Sides, on the debate between members of UCS and members of the CEI, I wanted to do a little research of my own to see if the claims they were making were accurate. Even though members of the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Competitive Enterprise Institution argue two opposite sides of the global warming issue, they have much in common within their tactics to win the debate....   [tags: greenhouse gases, climate change]

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Do Scientists Accept And Follow Merton 's Norms Of Science

- Do scientists perscribe to Mertonian norms. In 2010, researchers from the University of Minnesota published the results of research into whether or not scientists accept and follow Merton’s norms of science. The analysis was based on scientific research in academic institutions such as universities. The data was collected from focus groups and a national survey and the researchers established that scientists indeed subscribed to the Mertonian norms and that there were also other common values that existed across their research groups (Anderson et al, 2010) “Our discussants often referenced these norms through their disapproval of others’ violation of the norms....   [tags: Scientific method, Science, Research, Sociology]

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Erwin Schrödinger's Valuable Contributions

- “We must not wait for things to come, believing that they are decided by destiny. If we want it, we must do something about it.” –Erwin Schrödinger. Erwin Schrödinger was a very influential physicist that made many scientific discoveries involving wave mechanics and various contributions pertaining to quantum theory (“Erwin”). Schrödinger’s life commenced August 12, 1887 in Vienna, Austria, and from there he led a very noteworthy childhood (Abbott 145). Throughout Erwin’s life, he conducted an exponential amount of research, experiments, and scientific discoveries that benefited society (“Stuewer”)....   [tags: Scientists]

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Should Scientists Be Allowed to Perform DNA Tests on Selecting Human Embryos?

- ... For example, people with conditions that are not life-threatening, such as Down's syndrome, can be categorized as unworthy of life. However, Gregor Wolbring, a bioethicist at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada replies, "If there was nothing wrong with Down's syndrome or disabilities, there would be no need for PGD" (qtd. in"Genetic Testing."). In addition, an eventual discrimination for women can occur in such countries as China and India, known through history for their preference for a male child....   [tags: genetics, religious beliefs]

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What Social Scientists Mean When They Talk About Social Class

- In this essay I will first look at what social scientists mean when they talk about social class. I will then look at three different kinds of evidence that can be used and how they can support the argument that social class is linked to where people live. The first type of evidence I will look at is quantitative evidence and show how it can be used to support this claim. The second type kind of evidence I will look at is qualitative evidence and use examples to show how this type of evidence can also support the claim....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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Earthquakes Are A Powerful Event That Have Fascinated Scientists And Geologist For Years

- Earthquakes are a powerful event that have fascinated scientists and geologist for years. Scientists can learn much from these events. Earthquakes have helped shape our planet to what it is today. Scientists can use them to study the Earth’s internal system. Earthquakes are not something to be taken lightly. They can cause massive devastation and loss of life and property wherever they occur and even the most prepared countries can be overwhelmed by this force of nature. The magnitude of the earthquake that hit the east coast of Tohoku, Japan on March 3, 2011 was a magnitude of 9.0....   [tags: Earthquake, Tsunami, Plate tectonics, Subduction]

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The Use of Modeling a Population by Scientists: Monte Carlo Simulations of Allele Frequencies

- Through an array of various professional arenas, the use of modeling a population has been used to demonstrate a variety of explanations. For example, scientists may demonstrate a mathematical model to represent the population dynamics or genetic drift of a particular environment throughout the years. Population modeling has been used to demonstrate mathematically, psychologically, and scientifically an understanding of the numbers (being used) over time (being measured) and can be manipulated my changing its generation and rate....   [tags: exponential growth model]

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The Creation of the Modern Atomic Theory

- ... Since Democritus performed no experiments, he could not prove or demonstrate whether his theory was correct or not. (Atomic Theory, 2014) As a result, he was often criticized by Aristotle. (Coffey, J. 2010.) “Nothing can come from nothing, everything is already in the world and it is merely a matter of combination, and re-combination of eternal bits of immutable stuff called atoms” - Democritus (The European Graduate School, 2014.) ll. Dalton John Dalton was a colorblind, English schoolteacher who revived the atomic theory, and continued Democritus’ work....   [tags: scientists, democritus]

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How Memories Can Cause Mental Health Issues, And Is Hated By Scientists Everywhere? Your Memory !

- Let me start by asking you a question: What is surprisingly untrustworthy, can cause numerous mental health issues, and is hated by scientists everywhere. Your memory. Very few people have stopped to think about memories, and almost no one knows the horrors that come along with memories. Throughout time, the concept of memories has been overlooked and never really questioned until recently. Scientists have discovered that the cause of many mental health issues is our own memories. Also, the high level of confidence that we have in our memories is very misleading....   [tags: Psychology, Mental disorder, Amnesia]

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Admiral Grace Murray Hopper : The First Female Computer Scientists And The Mother Of Corbel Programming

- Admiral Grace Murray Hopper is known as one of the first female computer scientists and the mother of Corbel programming. Hopper was born on December 9, 1906 in New York City and was the oldest of three children. Even as a child she loved played with gadgets, disassembling items such an alarm clocks to determine how they worked (Norman). Hopper parents and siblings had a huge impact on her life. Her father who was a successful insurance broker inspired Hopper to pursue higher education and not limit her to typical feminine roles during that time (Norman)....   [tags: Programming language, Computer, Grace Hopper]

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Summary of Merton's Destcription of the Rewards System of Science

- In this paper I will summarize Merton’s description of the rewards system of science. I will be exploring the unasked question, “What should a good rewards system look like?” I make a normative proposition, based on utility, that we ought to completely separate the laboratories and businesses that provide the tools for scientists from the scientists themselves. I envision a style of science that allows individuals and teams of scientists to engage in open-source science that allows them to contract out their skills to particular institutions and groups that need a scientific service....   [tags: recognition, morals of scientists]

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Are We Alone? The Question of Extraterrestrial Life

- Over the years there has been questions that people are asking if we are alone. Scientists have been seeking evidence of extraterrestrial life in the past half century. There have been many sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) seen by the people around the world. Scientists state that intelligent extraterrestrial life almost certainly exists. Are We Alone. Life may had existed on Mars because it was a habitable world. In 2004, this discovery was made NASA's Opportunity rover at Eagle Crater that Mars had water....   [tags: aliens, scientists, UFO]

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Historians Study the Past to Learn the Mistakes of the Future

- ... The military perception allowed their leaders to analyze the previous wars from the past and reflect on it. For example, the chancellor of Germany, Otto Von Bismarck, successfully created war plans for future conflicts with the neighboring country of France and the peripheral countries of Europe. His sense of reasoning was significant in the war plans because he objectively reviewed mistakes of the past wars and interpreted a new methodical way to achieve the same success of the future. The ability to reason allow Bismarck to look past the subjective view of arbitrarily developing a war plan based on the conditions of the future....   [tags: scientists, diseases, perceptions]

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Human Evolution: How Humans Have Evolved

- Human species or in scientific terms know as, Homo Sapiens has evolved drastically in the last couple of billion years. Human evolution all started from our great ancestors, the chimpanzees. Human evolution started all in the continent of Africa. Due to global changes, evolution changed over time. Thus leading to the evolution of mankind. But man didn't just evolve from chimpanzees. There were a lot of scientific processes and different events that led up to final evolution of mankind. But what does it mean humans evolved from chimpanzees....   [tags: chimpanzees, humans, scientists]

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Camera Motion Control for Scientific Volume Data Animation

- Camera Motion Control for Scientific Volume Data Animation 1. INTRODUCTION The need to visualize the findings has become a vital part for scientists. Various tools are already being used for validating and exploring the data. There are visualization softwares that can be used to get lifelike images. But they are not advisable to use when it comes to scientific researches which are usually complex data. So animating such complicated structures and indefinite spatial relationships is more feasible....   [tags: Scientists, Validating, Exploring Data]

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Should Animals Be Used for Scientific Research?

- Should Animals Be Used for Scientific Research There is always a special relationship between humans and animals, and some people will consider and treat their home animals as a part of their family members. In the recent decade, the animal experimentation plays a very significant role for biomedical research. Those animal experimentation allows scientists to do medical research on animals to develop new drugs for saving human life and preventing human suffering from diseases, and it also helps to ensure the safety of the drugs....   [tags: scientists, drugs, labs]

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Comparison of 2 Articles on Global Warming and Climate Changes

- There is no doubt that our climate is changing rapidly. Scientists have been observing this change from the decades. Similarly a report conducted in recent year states that the global warming as a result of human made emissions of carbon dioxide is less than what we thought. The change is not so big but it is estimated that climate change will be positive for human being in future. The report also states that global warming induced by the increasing amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which happens in hundreds of years is most likely to be above 1 degree Celsius....   [tags: scientists, carbon dioxide, atmosphere]

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Embryonic Stem Cells Research, A List of Topics and Sub-Topics

- ... a) “Embryonic stem cells have formed a pleasing façade with their “potential.” Their five advantages are very controversial including the “potential to form every cells type, their great promise, their rapid proliferation, their lack of rejection, and their usefulness in drug testing and disease models.” (Jean Peduzzi-Nelson) CM: While these advantages have been recognized, they have all been proved wrong and flawed in some way. Scientists too have caught themselves up in the hype of a new “toy” to play with....   [tags: ethics, morality, scientists]

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Who Is Really Responsible? The Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs

- The basis behind scientific research is to have a better understanding of the world we live in and how humans may further improve their current lifestyle. But should the scientists behind the research be held accountable for the impact their work has on future lifestyle. Should the scientists behind the discovery of greenhouse gasses be responsible for global warming. Should the scientists behind nuclear fusion be responsible for the outcome of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings in World War II....   [tags: Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, scientists]

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Artificial Intelligence is Dangerous to Humanity

- Artificial intelligence has become a big controversy between scientists within the past few years. Will artificial intelligence improve our communities in ways we humans can’t, or will they just cause danger to us. I believe that artificial intelligence will only bring harm to our communities. There are multiple reasons why artificial intelligence will bring danger to humanity, some of them being: you can’t trust them, they will lead to more unemployment, and they will cause more obesity. Artificial intelligence is the development of a computer system that is able to perform tasks of human intelligence like visual perception, speech recognition, and decision-making....   [tags: human intelligence, computer, scientists]

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The Big, Growing Problem of Cancer

- Cancer is a big problem that scientists, along with US citizens have had to deal with for many, many years. Cancer keeps growing and growing, making several people and their families have to go through consequences that nobody could ever imagine. But, scientists are constantly working to find a cure that will get rid of the disastrous disease. Lyman Frank Baum once said, “Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.” Cancer begins when cells in a part of the body start to grow out of control....   [tags: scientists, cells, diagnosis]

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Are Genetically Modified Food Safe for Consumption?

- Genetically modified foods has been a problem for quite a while now. Some people see it as a good thing, and others see it as a bad thing. Scientists have researched ways to improve crops and foods in a molecular level, improving not only the yield but also other beneficial qualities. There are also some bad sides that can be argued for this. One of them most commonly being that they are unhealthy and can be unsafe for consumption. But I personally believe that genetically modified foods is a good thing and it is the future....   [tags: scientists, crops, insects]

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Mistakes Made by Society and The Work of Louis Pasteur and Rachel Carson

- Held as one of the most highly regarded facts of the scientific community, theories often change with the presentation of new evidence. However, the motivation behind obtaining this new evidence is often overlooked, wrought with political and personal motives guiding the work of scientists, as these scientists are able to make an impact on the rest of the world. Though separated by a century, Louis Pasteur and Rachel Carson offered evidence to solve some of the biggest questions of their time period, with Louis Pasteur effectively concluding the spontaneous generation debate and Rachel Carson promoting awareness of our careless use of DDT and the impact this had on future generations....   [tags: DDT, scientists, new evidence]

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Pros and Cons of Cloning DNA-Genetic Manipulation

- Cloning DNA Genetic manipulation and cloning is has been has had some great scientific advances in recent years. Genetic manipulation is the art of altering DNA, whether it be a plant, `animal or bacteria. For example, the seedless watermelon is a byproduct of genetic manipulation. Scientists use this practice is used in many labs all around the world, to create more advanced medicine and agricultural products. Every living thing contains DNA. Genetic manipulation can have great benefit to us if it is used in the correct manner, however it can also be used in manners which are morally wrong....   [tags: germline, somatic, scientists]

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The Origin of Life: Creationists and Evolutionists

- In northwestern Australia, arid basalt outcropping, one of Earth’s oldest rocks lies exposed to the sun. The volcanic material, which was formed at the bottom of an ancient ocean, shelters the “oldest robust evidence” of life. According to Roger Buick, 3.5 billion-year-old rocks have traces of carbon that was made up of living organisms at one point. Creationists believe that God created man, but scientists believe that a natural explanation of life exists. Scientists acknowledge that life began when chemistry begat biology....   [tags: god, scientists, ice, war]

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What is Overpopulation? Does It Affect You?

- What’s wrong with the world. Everyone is ignorant of the biggest problem we have; overpopulation. We produce way too many babies-75 million a year. The United Nation’s 2,000 scientists well know that overpopulation is the world’s only real problem. Get it. Earth only has one real problem, but we refuse to focus on it. This includes some of our scientists too; yes, they deny it too. They know that overpopulation is a serious issue, but avoid it anyways. Thousands of scientists have brilliant ideas to reduce the impact of global warming....   [tags: hunger, babies, scientists]

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Why I'm Optimistic About our Nation's Future

- ... In another ten years, it might be possible for 3D printing to replicate human body parts needed in surgery. If we are optimistic about these possible improvements, there is a good chance that they will become true. Along with 3D printing, technological advances are also always being made with mechanical agents. In factories, the labor used to all be done by man. As we continue into the future, more and more work is being completed by these agents, or robots. Because of these robots, products can be mass produced and more money can be made for the companies using them....   [tags: technology, education, scientists]

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Electromagnetism Studies the Relationship Between Electricy and Magnetism

- ... There are many types of magnets, there are, ceramic, alnico, neodymium, samarium, and of course, electromagnets (Wilson 2007). The most commonly used magnet. To make a magnet, you just encourage the domains to face the same way (Wilson 2007). To encourage the domains by placing it in a north south direction and strike it with a hammer. Striking it with a hammer make the domains lineup by jarring them sometimes in the same direction (Wilson 2007). If you place it magnetic field then it can also gain a magnetic field of itself....   [tags: scientists, metals, physics]

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Protein May Guard Against Alzheimer’s Disease

- “Protein may guard against Alzheimer’s disease” The Boston Globe published an article called Protein may guard against Alzheimer’s disease, by Carolyn Y. Johnson (2014). In this article Johnson writes about, the evidence that Harvard researchers have found on the causation of Alzheimer’s disease. Harvard researchers know one of the causes of Alzheimer’s, the failure of a natural system that protects brain cells (Johnson 2014). This paper explains the research done by Harvard researchers and also includes what Laura A....   [tags: brain cells, cure, scientists]

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A Brief History of the Motion Picture Industry

- Motion Picture Film-making is both an art and an industry. Many people were credited for the invention of motion picture. Some major names associated with motion picture include, Thomas Edison, Eadweard Muybridge, and the Lumiere brothers. There were several stages in the making of motion picture. Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847, in Milan Ohio. He was and still is best remembered for his most popular invention, the light bulb. He died on October 18, 1931, in West Orange. Eadweard Muybridge was born on April 9, 1830, in Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom....   [tags: inventors, scientists, film-making]

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Nobel Prize Awarded to Randy W. Schekman, James E. Rothman, and Thomas C. Südhof

- ... Yeast cells, or Saccharomyces cerevisiae, that had mutated transport mechanisms established a genetic basis for vesicle transport and fusion to the plasma membrane. From these cells, it is possible to isolate regulatory genes that encoded proteins essential to intracellular transport. Kaiser and Schekman (1990) specifically analyzed the SEC proteins: manipulation by mutation reveals that construction of vesicles is dependent on SEC proteins, and that vesicles are able to form a COPII coat that contains these SEC proteins....   [tags: cells, vesicles, scientists]

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Dr. Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine

- Dr. Jonas Salk was an American medical researcher, physician, and virologist who developed the first safe and effective inactivated polio vaccine. Before this vaccine was created, polio vaccines usually contained live, weakened forms of the virus, but Salk developed a vaccine that contained an inactivated, dead form of polio, the first of its kind. Until the Salk vaccine was introduced on April 12, 1955, polio was considered the most frightening health problem in the United Sates. Just 3 years before the vaccine was released, almost 58,000 cases were reported, with 3,145 deaths and 21,269 paralyzed....   [tags: scientists that changed the world]

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Is it Hard to Believe in God?

- Romans 1:19-20 New International Version (NIV) 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Is it really that hard to believe in God. Throughout history all civilizations have valued certain moral laws, which are surprisingly similar from culture to culture....   [tags: worship, scientists, the universe, bible]

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Stem Cell Success or Moral Dilemma

- ... Stem cells are being further researched for virology today and can commonly be found in the Influenza immunizations (“Stem”). In 1960, scientist made another amazing medical milestone was reached by transplanting cells into patients suffering from DiGeorge syndrome and was accepted as an effective form of therapy (”Stem”). Come 1968, Scientist made a breakthrough when the world's first bone marrow transplant was completed successfully. This experiment treated two siblings suffering from immunodeficiency, a destruction of the immune response system....   [tags: cell types, scientists, ethics]

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Archimedes and The Principle of Buoyancy

- Archimedes is regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time, and most of his inventions, theories, and discoveries are used even to this day. Archimedes was born sometime in the year 287 BC, in Syracuse Sicily (Mac). His father, Phidias, who was an astronomer, and his mother, which little information is given about, were natives to Sicily. Archimedes is said to be related to Hiero II, meaning he would have lived a somewhat royal life (Famous). Being of one of the Greek, he was to study and be more intelligent than other countries children....   [tags: Early Scientists, Ancient Innovation]

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The Human Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

- ... Their adaptation was passed on to their children and created a higher resistance to AIDS as well. After attachment to cell preferably with CD4+ HIV must now go into viral transcription. HIV-1 and HIV-2 are two distinct forms of the virus, which stem from different origins in the evolutionary tree. The split between the two forms occurred over 150 years ago. Both forms of the HIV virus come from the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) virus found in other primates. The two forms come from either 〖SIV〗_sm or 〖SIV〗_cpz....   [tags: virus, research, scientists]

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Zacharias Jansen and The First Compound Microscope

- ... Spherical aberration is the blurred image of an object due to parallel light rays passing through the middle of the lens and focusing further away than light rays passing through the edges of the lens. The outcome is various focal points, giving a distorted/blurred image ( Chromatic aberration is a common optical issue that occurs when either wavelengths of colour are focused at different points in the focal plane and/or when the lens is unable to bring all wavelengths of colour to the same focal plane....   [tags: resolution, scientists, objects]

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Knowledge Throughout History: The Ptolemaic Theory

- As humans, our drive for acquiring knowledge can be seen as a reward to humanity. We constantly learn new things everyday which adds on to our initial knowledge, thus knowledge is indefinite. New information being acquired can cause us to reevaluate our initial views about the world we live in. In the context of this question, knowledge can be defined as the process of gaining information from past experiences. The collection of scraps and fragments is the facts, opinions, or just information we gain from knowledge....   [tags: information, scientists, historians]

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Johann Dobereiner, John Newlands, Dimitri Mandeleev

- 1. Johann Dobereiner • 1817-1829 Dobereiner began to cluster elements with similar properties into groups of three also known as triads. • Law of Triads- Began in 1817 when Dobereiner noticed the atomic weight of strontium, Sr, was midway between the weights of calcium and barium. These elements also had similar chemical properties. • In 1829 Dobereiner had discovered the halogen triad (chlorine, bromine and iodine) and an alkali metal triad (lithium, sodium and potassium). He proposed that nature contained triads of elements where the middle element had properties that were an average of the other two elements....   [tags: scientists, chemistry, elements, properties]

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Science: History of The Periodic Table

- Four-hundred years ago, scientists began identifying substances now know as elements. They began recognising patterns in the properties as the number of know elements grew, leading to the beginning of classification schemes that would come to devise the periodic table as we know it today ("The Periodic Table", n.d.). In 1789, French chemist Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (1743-93) separated 33 substances he considered elements -including light (now know not to exist as an element) and a liquid called ‘Caloric’ (now known not to exist) (Chemical Heritage Foundation, n.d.)- into metals, non-metals and ‘earths’ (Linstead, 2012, p....   [tags: scientists, elements, properties]

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