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The Spark

- The Spark Unfair taxes, extraneous patrols, and Britain’s monopoly on trade. These all incited the rebellion against Britain, but one thing before all of these also egged on the rebellion- the French and Indian War. The French and Indian War helped fuel the Revolution because the taxes that it caused, the limitations that were forced upon them with the treaty, and the way the colonists were treated by the British after the war. The French and Indian War left Britain in a huge war debt because of supply costs and the length of it (seven years, which is why it is also known as the Seven Years War)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Benefits of the SPARK Program

- “Spark is a researched based public health organization.”( When you buy their lesson plans and equipment you are also buying the outstanding service that comes with Spark. You also get a spark team that comes to your specific school and helps with all of the lesson plans. They also help interact with kids and get them up and moving, all in all they are a good motivation tool to have. For a school that has a poor budget it can be hard to get Spark out to you, but you’re able to call them up ask for advice and move forward as a program....   [tags: Public Health Organization]

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The Spark of the Stonewall Riot

- For many generations, especially in North America, homosexuality was not accepted in any way, shape, or form. Many believed that it was a medical illness that was curable, when in reality, people were, and still are, ignorant and could not come to terms that everyone in this world is different from one another. For many instances of being treated unjust, many individuals in the gay community did not want to “expose” themselves and remained in the “closet”. As means to make gays and lesbians proud and take a stand for who they are, a movement spread across internationally....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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The Spark in Billy Elliot

- Everyone has that motivator, the one that pushed them to better themselves. In the film Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry, the motivator is Ms. Wilkinson. She was the one that pushed Billy to be the best that he can be, she pushed him to follow his dreams and not let anything get in the way. She represented a mother just like the one that Billy had recently lost. The film is successful because the audience sees Mrs. Wilkinson not only as a motivator and a mother-like figure but also as the spark that started Billy Elliot’s dancing career....   [tags: story and character analysis, film review]

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SPARK Improves Physical Fitness and Education

- SPARK is a research-based public health organization that strives to improve the health of children, adolescents, and adults. Not only that, but SPARK believes that using its model students will improve in classes outside of PE. SPARK’s model is based on 300% more PE time during the week than most schools get. SPARK says on its website that it improves physical fitness of its students. But how long can a school sustain the program. SPARK materials an expensive and it seems as though the money just keeps getting piled up into SPARK....   [tags: Public Health Organization, Health]

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The Spark that Ignited the Salem Witchcraft Trials

- What really happened in Salem that ignited the spark of the Witchcraft Trials. Was it out of boredom. Did the girls come down with a case of Schizophrenia, encephalitis, or Huntington’s chorea. (Vogel 1). These are all possibilities, but there is still one theory that could reveal the truth behind the Salem Witch Trials. According to the research by psychologist Linda Caporael, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York, the poisoning of ergot originally created the hysteria. (Vogel 1 and Clark 2)....   [tags: poisoning of ergot]

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John Brown: Spark of the Civil War

- In the years of my life, I’ve been known by multiple other names, Nelson Hawkins, Isaac Smith, Old Osawatomie Brown, Old Man Brown, Captain Brown, but largely by my own. I am John Brown. You can call me a “radical abolitionist”, for my dedication to ending slavery. Others call me persistent. I have never been one to quit, I’ve reached as far as possible to make my goals happen. My most famous words were my last; “I, JOhn Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land, will never be purged away, but with blood....   [tags: radical abolitionist]

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SPARK Physical Education Curriculum Program

- Opening Statement: Within this paper I will be discussing a research based Physical Education curriculum program known as SPARK P.E. SPARK stands for Sports, Play, Active, Recreation, for Kids and it strives to help improve the lives of young and adolescent children through exercise and fun activities. I will be discussing the goals of SPARK, the positives of the program, and the specifics into a few of the packages they offer to schools and various after school programs. The SPARK P.E. program is a curriculum for physical education classes that is designed for all students to enjoy P.E....   [tags: teaching, exercise, fun]

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The Spark of World War I

- The conflicting national interests in western and eastern Europe drove the major countries to form protective coalitions, even with nations that had once been bitter enemies. Smaller countries were forced to choose sides, and by 1914, Europe was separated into two heavily armed camps. Any spark would have been enough to ignite the war everyone expected. That spark was touched off in Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In an attempt to ease tensions between Austria-Hungary and people in the Balkans, the Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife made a ceremonial trip to Sarajevo....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise in the Brain

- In the book, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and The Brain by Dr. John J. Ratey, MD (2008), Ratey discuses how exercise can help treat many mood disorders and how it can help strengthen our brains. This book is divided into ten chapters all with five to ten subsections in them. The chapters include: Welcome to the revolution: A Case Study on Exercise and the brain, Learning, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit, Addiction, Hormonal Changers, Aging, and the Regimen. The book begins by explaining how important exercise and being active is to our health and well-being....   [tags: Health, John J. Ratey]

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Genetics in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

- It is with this revelation that Frankenstein reveals its irony. What Frankenstein, and the scientific world all desire is to create and save lives. Dorothy Nelkin, in her essay "Genetics, God, and Sacred DNA" articulates the similarities. She writes that while Christians pursue a pious lifestyle to secure their eternal place in heaven, "research advertises offers to preserve a person's gene set as 'the closest chance at immortality people have at the moment'" (Society, 24). She maintains that "DNA, in many descriptions, shares striking qualities with the Christian soul....   [tags: god, monster, spark of life]

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Communication n the Films Christmas in August, Oasis, The Brotherhood of War and A Single Spark

- Communications is a way for a person to get their thoughts and feelings to another person. Communications takes many forms, ranging from verbal to nonverbal communications. Communications can lead to change within the community or it is a way to get something through to a loved one. In the films, Christmas in August, Oasis, The Brotherhood of War and A Single Spark, communication takes many forms and leads to many different messages. The directors of these films uses various different film techniques to convey these forms of communication and the messages associated with it....   [tags: messages, film, techniques, forms]

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Teaching - Igniting the Spark in our Learning Community

- Teaching - Igniting the Spark in our Learning Community I tend to be a talker. I can keep up a good bit of conversation for much longer than my schedule usually allows. The gift of gab is a quality I have learned to apply in numerous different realms, and I intend for it to lead a flow of information in my classroom. The best thing about being a talker is that at any given moment, I am usually armed with half a dozen different ways to say the same thing. I love being able to talk with someone who is having trouble understanding something, and spin the information to him or her in a new way that they can understand....   [tags: College Admissions]

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Analysis of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodice by Muriel Spark

- Analysis of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodice by Muriel Spark “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a novel about a teacher’s dedication to her pupils. It is also about loyalty and betrayal.” The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a novel about a teacher’s dedication to her pupils. It is also about loyalty and betrayal. The novel emphasises the effects of dedication, loyalty and betrayal within a small group of people and the way in which they are all intertwined. It forces the reader to look at particular aspects of these themes....   [tags: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodice Teaching Essays]

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

- The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark Miss Brodie fails to be a good teacher because she teaches on her own accord, gives her students wrong impressions, and displays unprofessional behavior towards her staff and pupils. As a schoolteacher in Edinburgh during the 1930’s there were many rules and regulations that teachers had to adhere to in order to successfully feed the minds of their young pupils. Schoolteachers had more of a responsibility during this period than today because school was the only source of information and education that people could receive....   [tags: Education Educating School Teacher Essays]

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The Benefits of Social Media

- Have you ever felt guilty for spending too much time on Facebook. Posting too many pictures on Instagram. Perhaps you find that others have an unhealthy addiction to “twit” details of their life on Twitter. There are those who believe that social networking sites are a waste of time. That they are a detriment to “real life” social relationships. But these platforms are more than just entertaining gateways. They have a deeper impact on our society than some are willing to admit. Just like everything in life, they have their pros and cons, but the benefits of social media far outweighs the later....   [tags: spread and spark change, connect with others]

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Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids

- Historically, those who were fat and overweight meant they were likely to survive through undernourishment and infection. But now, there are many health related risks of being overweight, some being; cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, asthma and heart disease (Ebbeling, Pawlak, Ludwig 2002). Because of these health issues, programs are being promoted in schools by the government to lower the obesity rate in the United States. Healthy People 2020 and SPARK (Sports, play, and Active Recreation for Kids) are creating programs for teachers and families to educate themselves and convince people to get up and go play outside and be active....   [tags: health education, health programs, spark, obesity]

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Fuel, Air and Heat: A Comparison of Those Things in Our lives that Spark Our Fires

- As Edith Sodergran, a Finnish poet, once wrote “The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.” Every one of you in this room has in inner fire. This inner fire is what drives your desires and decisions in your life. Some of yours are well maintained, clear of ashes and burning cleanly, while others have yet to learn how to keep it from running out or suffocating. I am not a fireman or a spiritualist; however, I am a college student. If there is one thing that all college students know about, it is how to burn out....   [tags: Family, School, Experiences]

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The Spark That Lit the Gay Rights Movement

- As New York City was waking up on Saturday, June 28, 1969, the New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village. The raid led to riots and protests that lasted several days. Such police harassment was hardly uncommon at the time, but this particular raid proved to be the last straw. What could have been a quickly forgotten brawl instead became “the beginning of the modern struggle for gay civil rights” (Teal). The Stonewall Riots pushed the gay rights movement to the forefront of hot-button topics in the United States, where it has remained ever since (Teal)....   [tags: gay rights, stonewall riots, same sex couples]

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Grace Murray Hopper:The Spark for the Information Explosion

- ... To me, a genius is someone who works hard at something and changes the world with what the worked on. I believe that Grace Hopper was a certifiable genius, because she worked hard at such a difficult task as programming the Harvard Mark 1 computer, developed the first computer-independent programming language, and with these changed the world overall by introducing the information age. On July 2, 1944, Grace Hopper reported for work on the Harvard Mark 1 computing machine-the first programmable digital computer in the U.S.....   [tags: computer, lanugage, programming]

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Comparing Cars According to their Eninges and Fuel

- ... The first type of vehicle I will be looking at is the gasoline fueled car. In order to power you vehicle with gasonline you need the fuels source, in this case gas, air and a spark. This happens inside of the pistions under compression. Without a spark a gasoline vehicle will not work, so you need to get spark plugs. According to Kristen Hall-Geisler and her report “How Spark Plugs Work” she explains the functions. A spark plug is a cylinder that gets screwed onto the top of the engine and it provides the spark needed to ignite the gasoline....   [tags: green vehicles, hybrid automobiles]

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Experiment to Calculate Acceleration of Mass and Velocity of Free-Falling Object

- Experiment 4: Free Fall Objective: To calculate the acceleration of a mass as it falls toward earth’s surface and calculate the average velocity when measuring the total distance that the mass moved during some period of time. We had to determine the acceleration due to gravity and compare it to the standard value of 980 cm/s2. Then plot the velocity versus time, find the slope which in turn will provide the experimental value of g. (Air resistance wasn’t considered for the mass in free fall)....   [tags: force, incline plane, gravity]

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Inconsistency To A Fault

- In Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, a teacher's individual interests oppose those of the society in which she lives, particularly the school in which she teaches. In the novel, she does not think about her actions, morally or ethically, nor the implications it has on the children she teaches, as well as herself. Miss Jean Brodie is a teacher at an all girls’ school that has a strict curriculum; however, she opposes this curriculum and decides to teach her girls, the "crème de la crème", what she thinks they need to know in order to be successful women (Sparks 5)....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Components, Wear, and Rebuild of an Internal Combustion Engine

- In order for the motor to function, it must have air and fuel. The valve train is the system that provides this. It is composed of the camshaft, lifters, pushrods, valve springs, rocker arms, and valves (Brain). The main piece of the valve train is the camshaft. Not to be confused with the crankshaft, the camshaft rotates to lift the lifters, pushrods, and ultimately, the valves. Rotation is transferred from the crankshaft to the camshaft via the timing chain. Along with making the camshaft rotate, the timing assembly also does as its name suggests by keeping the crank and cam in time....   [tags: mechanical engineering]

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Efficiency of Internal Combustion Engine

- In our life, cars occupy much space. We use them many times to transport, to visit etc. The most important part for cars is engine. Engine is the main part of cars. There are many types of engine. It is generally used internal combustion engine for cars. This type engine works with gasoline, diesel and gas. People wonder that how they work, because when people look the engine, they think that it is complicated. It isn’t complicated. Some gasoline comes to piston space and is burned. The burning generates energy and gives a motion to pistons....   [tags: cars, engines, gasoline, diesel]

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Improvements on the Cesna 150

- The Cessna Aircraft Company is an American general aviation aircraft created in 1927 by Clyde Cessna in Wichita, Kansas, which is currently where headquarters located. The Cessna Aircraft Company is best known for small piston-powered aircraft. Cessna 152 first introduced in 1977 after its successor, Cessna 150. Both Cessna 152 and Cessna 150 are an all metal high wing two seat aircraft with fixed tricycle landing gear widely used for flight training and personal use. The Cessna 152 is insignificantly improved from Cessna 150 with more economical to operate and increased the maximum certified gross weight....   [tags: aircraft design, aviation]

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How Can Dragons Breathe Fire?

- Scientists have been finding new things about new creatures daily. Dragons are one of those many creature. They are very large with claws, fangs, and enormous wings. They also happen to breathe fire. Scientists have been pinning over questions about them for many years. The question that has been most researched is: How could dragons have breathed fire. Now, finally, they found an answer. Actually they found many, but the answer magic won’t due, scientists have found scientific ways in chemistry and other sciences....   [tags: heat, fuel, and an oxidizing agent]

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Chinese Religions and Human Conscience

- The Chinese were the first to recognize that humans were fundamentally good and not primarily driven by selfish motives. Thousands of years ago Confucianism and Daoism taught the masses to believe in the better nature of people. In the present day, particularly in the United States, one could argue that the antediluvian Chinese were mistaken. Recently, it seems that humans are indeed driven by wealth, power, and fame. However, there is still one thing that precedes selfish goals and is a part of every sane human being, a conscience....   [tags: Chinese Religions, China, Religion, ]

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Automotive Ignition Systems

- Ignition Systems: New and Old Ignitions systems in motor vehicles have evolved in the past thirty years. Points was a simple concept but was not reliable and needed adjustment and replacement of components seemed constant. Today a magnetic sensor relays a signal to the computer which in turn sends the voltage to the selected cylinder to ignite the fuel/air mixture. There are not mechanical parts to fail or become corroded and brittle. There are many different parts to an ignition system. These parts differ between modern and old ignition systems....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Diesel Makes A Difference

- Higher fuel economy helps consumers save money with gas prices going up all the time people want more efficient vehicles. Diesel vehicles can also be converted to bio-diesel which are made using vegetable oils. These bio-diesel vehicles have less emissions and run at a cheaper cost. Bio-diesel can cost any where from one to two dollars cheaper than gasoline. Diesel vehicles engines are proven to last longer because they they are built to withstand a more powerful explosion thus made with more robust parts, therefore retaining their value over time....   [tags: Diesel, fuel economy, ]

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Internal Combustion Engines

- Internal Combustion Engines An internal-combustion engine is a heat engine that burns fuel and air inside a combustion chamber located within the engine proper. Simply stated, a heat engine is an engine that converts heat energy to mechanical energy. The internal- combustion engine should be distinguished from the external- combustion engine, for example, the steam engine and the Stirling engine, which burns fuel outside the prime mover, that is, the device that actually produces mechanical motion....   [tags: Engine Cars Mechanics Essays]

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Lise in the Driver's Seat - Steering Off Course

- Lise in the Driver's Seat - Steering off Course On a first reading, The Driver's Seat may seem to be a novel about an obsessional fear, of everything except death, held by the central character, Lise. Yet on a closer second reading of the text it becomes apparent that the novel is actually about Lise's strict conformity to the Christian faith and her constant will to die. To a person knowledgeable in the field of basic psychiatric function, it is obvious that Lise is suffering from some form of mental illness, most likely a variety of depression....   [tags: Religion]

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Plato's Philosophy of Democracy

- Democracy is a topic extensively studied by political philosophers all around the world. Plato was one of these philosophers. Plato believed that “democracy […] is a charming form of government, full of verity and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike”. An analysis of ancient Athenian democracy and the Republic provides great understanding of the statement within its context. The statement itself is valid, but Plato does not appear to mean what he said. The statement itself has two main parts that one must understand in order to fully understand the statement....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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How To Replace a Blown Head Gasket

- The 5.7 350 has been used since 1967. It has been installed in GM trucks, passenger cars and sport cars. Coolant leaking from the head, or water mixed in the oil are the usual symptoms of a blown head gasket. If the head gasket has failed, it will need to be replaced. Parts for the Chevrolet 5.7 liter engine are plentiful. Most auto part stores have the parts required to repair the motor readily available. Disconnect the battery terminals and remove the air cleaner. Disconnect the fuel lines and any connectors on the intake and distributor....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay]

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Alice Walker

- Before the Civil Rights Movement, which took place from 1955-1968, African-Americans had a difficult time establishing an identity and their rights. However, for many African-Americans, the Civil Rights Movement developed a purpose for one’s life and progressed African-Americans’ status and rights in society. Although some people may argue that the Civil Rights Movement was not productive and only caused conflict and havoc, due to the majority of African-Americans still employed in low-level jobs and many towns affected by the Civil Rights Movement being torn apart and degraded, those effects were only temporary and tangible to others....   [tags: Civil Rights]

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The Duality of Man: Connections Between Victor and the Monster in Frankenstein

- The classic gothic novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley details the relationship between two significant figures, Victor Frankenstein, and his unnamed monster. The critical relationship between such characters causes many literary critics to compose the idea that they are bound by nature – inadvertently becoming a single central figure (Spark). This provides provoking thoughts on the duality of mankind, revealing the wickedness of human nature. The role of the monster as an alter ego to Victor is an ideal suggestion, as their characteristics in the story consistently change; from predator to prey, depressed to angry, pitiful to cruel, these are all characteristics shared between both characte...   [tags: mary shelley, critical relationship, prometheus]

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Concepts of the Body, Medicine and Madness in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

- I intend to examine to what effect concepts of the body, medicine and madness are presented in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818). I shall perform close analysis to parts of the text referring to explorations in new technologies, advances in medical science, and there psychological impacts. I shall discuss social implications of the growth of man’s technological evolution during the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Mary Shelley’s Gothic science-fiction novel Frankenstein (1818) was written and published between two major historical events....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Evolution Of The Internal Combustion Engine

- From the mid-1800s to today, the internal combustion engine is becoming more and more complex. From minor improvements, to total reconstruction; the internal combustion engine has changed greatly, and is still changing. By the 3000s, who knows what possibilities will await, but for one to understand the evolution of the internal combustion engine, they must be knowledgeable of the history, present, and future. What is internal combustion. Internal combustion is the process of internally burning gasoline to produce forward motion....   [tags: mechanical engineering ]

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Automotive Mechanics: How a Car Works

- Learning how a vehicle works can be very helpful to learn to get to see how everything comes together and makes a vehicle run properly. There are a few main components that allow a vehicle to run properly such as the engine, cooling system, drive train, brakes, electrical system and the exhaust. It’s very important that all of these components work properly for the vehicle to run efficiently. Without one of these components the vehicle may not run at all or it will run but will not be able to stop or may be polluting the earth more than usual....   [tags: engine, transmission, troubleshooting]

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Stella Archer Chapter 4.5: Fire Element

- I walked into our basement, my parents built a fully functional lab down there, we even had our own telescope. We had three actually from different countries. It was a spacious room, white walls covered mostly with maps of all the places we’ve traveled to, I walked over to my favorite one, it was a blown up version of the one in the book me and my parents drew out together. ‘My Very Excellent Mother Just Made Us Nine Pizzas’ I said. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto. I thought....   [tags: Fantasy, Futuristic, Kids]

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The Gnostic Gospels

- The Gnostic Gospels In this essay, I will discuss about the Gnostic Gospels. To discuss this matter, I will divide this paper in a few key points. The first is what Gnosticism is. The second is the Gnostic gospels miscellaneous literature and the last is the conclusion of the Gnostic gospels. What is Gnosticism. According to Bentley (1987): “ Gnosis derives from Greek, and connotes "knowledge" or the "act of Knowing ". (On first hearing, it is sometimes confused with another more Common term of the same root but opposite sense: agnostic, literally “ not knowing ", A knower of nothing).The Greek language differentiates between rational, Propositional knowledge, and the disti...   [tags: gospel of judas, new testament]

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Cruelty in animal Farm

- This story Animal Farm by George Orwell is a novel about an animal revolution over an oppressive farmer. The irony in the story comes when the pigs turn into the very thing revolted against. They exhibit the same cruelty by treating the other animals the same or even worse than previous owners. This cycle of cruelty is shown in the Russian revolution by Joseph Stalin who is represented by Napoleon in the story. Cruelty in animal farm is shown by the human’s treatment of the animals, and the animal’s eventual treatment of each other and the ironic characteristics of the two....   [tags: Literature, Totalitarianism]

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Creon's Role in Antigone

- Creon in the play of Antigone by Sophocles plays a major role within the play. Antigone also plays an important role, as these two character’s conflicting views led to utter disaster, which highlights Creon as a tragic figure. Within the play Creon attempted to establish decisions for the common good; however, his decisions resulted in tragedy. Creon highlighted as the tragic figure, initially created decisions he thought was for the welfare and well-being of Thebes; however, Antigone, who rebelled against Creon’s decisions, caused Creon’s rage to cloud his rational way of thinking....   [tags: Creon as tragic figure]

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The Dangers of Social Conformity Exposed in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

- The Dangers of Social Conformity Exposed in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie        Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie depicts the coming of age of six adolescent girls in Edinburgh, Scotland during the 1930's. The story brings us into the classroom of Miss Jean Brodie, a fascist school teacher at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls, and gives close encounter with the social and political climate in Europe during the era surrounding the second World War. Spark's novel is a narrative relating to us the complexities of politics and of social conformity, as well as of non-conformity....   [tags: Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Essays]

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Fundamentals of the Four Stroke Internal Combustion Engine

- Fundamentals of the Four Stroke Internal Combustion Engine Many people claimed the invention of the internal combustion engine in the 1860's, but only one has the patent on the four stroke operating sequence. In 1867, Nikolaus August Otto, a German engineer, developed the four stroke "Otto" cycle, which is widely used in transportation even today. Otto developed the four-stroke internal combustion engine when he was 34 years old. The Diesel Engine came about in 1892 by another German engineer, Rudolph Diesel....   [tags: Papers]

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Clean Diesel Technology

- “Clean Diesel Technology” “Air pollution in the United States continues to harm people’s health and the environment”(EPA).Many people are burning an immense amount of money every year and they do not even know it. People choose a gasoline powered engine over a diesel engine because they think its cheaper. However diesel owners save a vast amount of money every year. Diesel is not what it used to be, it has gradually changed over the years. Ultra low sulfur fuel is being used as alternative fuel to make a diesel engine clean....   [tags: air pollution, environment, transportation]

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Human Life And Fire

- Human Life and Fire The world is full of powerful forces. There are forces that effect the entire society and there are forces that only effect a select part of it. One of the most powerful forces of nature is fire. Fire is constantly present in today's society. Whether it be by staying warm or the destruction of private memories and property, fire is an ongoing influence in society. Due to this fact, it is possible to compare fire and life in general. Fire begins with an idea of a spark. Then the spark is made and with the help of kindling, the flame begins to grow....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad vs. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

- Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe are two novellas written to make a statement about the struggles of early societies. Both stories stir up moments of hope, anger, disappointment, despair, and enlightenment in an attempt to inform the reader of the injustices and societal differences during the 1800’s. Heart of Darkness tells the story from a European Colonist perspective while Things Fall Apart illustrates the outlook of the African tribe member being colonized....   [tags: comparison, early societies, injusticies]

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The Incidence of Childhood Inactive Behavior Growing at an Alarming Rate

- ... Priority Population It is currently believed that within the United States, one and five children are overweight or borderline obese (Williamson et al., 2008). Specific populations within the United States have demonstrated a higher prevalence of obesity in youth, which include Hispanic and African Americans. This fact results in obesity being the most prevalent nutritional disorder among youth populations (Williamson et al., 2008). It has been demonstrated through Williamson’s study that the Southern United States has a higher prevalence of obesity among youth when compared to Northern States....   [tags: unhealthy habits, physical fitness]

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Utilizing Jazz as a Model for Sustaining a Successful Business

- Jazz is a form of music that is characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm. It strives off the ability of musicians to constantly create and add new elements that consistently revolutionize the sound. Business in the 21st century, in a way, does the same thing. It strives off the ability of its employees to consistently create, and innovate the business. In fact, one can use Jazz as model for sustaining a successful business. Jazz music, like most forms of music, is based off the fundamentals and structure of classical music....   [tags: innovation , creating new technologies]

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The Progression of the Gasoline Powered Engine

- The gasoline powered internal combustion engine has changed the way we live. It has made it possible for us to work more efficiently, get from place to place faster, and it has revolutionized the way we spend our leisure time. The invention of the gasoline engine has made it possible for people to enjoy sports that could have never been dreamed up before. So, the question in mind is how has the progression of the gasoline powered engine been adapted to go from automobiles and industry to motor sports, specifically ATV riding and racing....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

- ... If Shylock knew this would happen I’m sure he would have actually killed Antonio without thinking twice about it, instead Portia and her evil ways turned on Shylock. This proves how people can look nice and friendly on the outside and rotten at heart, Portia is a perfect example of this. During the dispute between Shylock and the Christian believers mercy becomes a major part in the arguments. Portia thinks Shylock should give mercy to Antonio and make less of a punishment then killing him....   [tags: bassanio, portia, antonio]

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The Causes of World War 1

- World War 1 (better known as The Great War), was caused by a great many elements, some long-term, some short-term and the spark. Together these reasons created a brutal war involving many countries across the globe and also killing a vast number of the world’s population. In this essay, I will thoroughly explain what started this war and which reasons made it start sooner. What in my opinion was the least important reason, for the war starting was how much richer all the countries were getting. England, Germany, France and Russia along with others, were all expanding their empires and in doing so they became a lot richer....   [tags: World History]

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Conflict Between North and South Korea

- The rising tension over the sinking of a South Korean ship reached to a serious conflict between South Korean and North Korea. South Korean is accusing North Korean for firing the torpedo on purpose which resulted in 46 sailors deaths. According to Yonhap news, North Korean military official accused the South of intruding into North Korean waters in the Yellow Sea. North Korea sends a warning message to South Korea by firing torpedo to warn South Korea to not intrude in to their waters in Yellow Sea....   [tags: International Politics ]

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John Steinbecks Effect on Early Literature

- John Steinbecks Effect on Early Literature Even though John Steinbeck grew up in a small town in California, with his great ambition and perseverance, he was soon able to become one of Americas greatest literary writers that is still remembered today. John Steinbeck may have had a difficult start in his early works, which did not gain him much popularity, he was still able to believe that he could be better and was able to write some of his greatest works such as the Gapes of Wrath which make him great to this day....   [tags: Biography]

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Underlying Causes of World War I

- Underlying Causes of World War I It may seem like wars start abruptly, with little cause, but usually there is a bigger story. New policies, lack of equality, military influence, and too much government involvement usually stir up the peace initially. These turn the country or area into a ‘powder keg’, ready to explode into war at the smallest spark. Although the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand was the spark of World War I, policies at the time like nationalism and militarism were the underlying causes of the war....   [tags: new policies, military influence, governments]

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You Must Have Meaning in Your Life

- “If a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, then he hasn’t got a reason to live.” These were famous words of the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spoken June 23, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan. Why do so many people fear death, fight for their country, defend their honor, seek love, stand up for their principles, go on living in the face of adversity, or believe in God. Each of these things involves living beyond the immediate moment, and all of them have at least one thing in common, and that is a sense of meaning....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]

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Teaching Styles in Physical Education

- When you become a teacher of any subject you use different styles of teachings that reflect you as a teacher and the lesson you are trying to teach. Sometimes it can be difficult to find what styles may work best in different situations. When teaching physical education the most helpful and beneficial styles are indirect, direct, and interactive teaching. These teaching styles are critical when trying to teach physical education because they are proven to be effective. These styles will help make you an effective teacher because of the way they allow you to control and manage the information being taught....   [tags: manage information, lesson, indirect teaching]

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Abolitionist Movement after the 1930s

- The antislavery movement before 1830s was menial, partially slow and not well supported. The antislavery movement before the 1830s was the spark of fire that led to the abolitionist acts after the 1830s. Abolitionism of the 1830s and on led to a great movement in America. The division of a country came at hand, leading up to various riots white men themselves killing each other over the freeing of slaves. The subjugated Negros fighting for a true place in American society under the hands of various abolitionist leaders who gave it all to stand up for the African Americans....   [tags: nation, leaders, propaganda, slavery]

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The First Law of Thermodynamics

- ... Refrigerators - The second main application of 1st Law in which the objective of a refrigerator is to lower the internal energy of a body at low temperature and transfer that energy to the higher temperature surroundings [3]. It requires work to do this. The medium for the energy exchange is a working fluid that circulates in a loop through a number of devices. These devices exploit to increase and eliminate energy from the working fluid. As the refrigerant circulates around the loop, its internal energy is alternately raised and lowered by a series of device....   [tags: heat engine, converstion, energy]

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The Medical Advances of World War I

- During the 18th and 19th century there was a big revolution and much advancement in technology, medicine, agriculture was made. The advancements changed and helped change everything, for people it made life and work easier, healthier and safer. These big advancements and inventions helped create the world and economy to what it is today. The two big advancements of the 18th and 19th century were Technological and Medical advancements. What exactly were these advancements and who helped make them possible....   [tags: antiseptics, vaccines]

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Slavery of the Machine

- For as long as civilization has existed so has slavery in its various forms. These downtrodden segments of society can be found throughout the annals of history; and some, like Oscar Wilde above, claim it was a necessary evil of civilization. Only in these modern times has much of the world found a reprieve from slavery. And finally mankind recognizes that in fact we all are equal, and all deserve certain immutable rights. Maybe not inconsequentially this change of heart has occurred because man has found the perfect slave; a slave that never sleeps, never eats, never complains; a slave totally incapable of open rebellion....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Prejudice in Modern Society

- Prejudice is a social condition that can arise as a result of the indoctrination and conditioned conformity of individuals within a social group. Prejudice is defined as an individual’s discriminatory behavior and prejudicial attitude toward people of a certain race or culture that subordinate the race in question (Myers, 1993). Subtle prejudice is defined as exaggerating ethnic differences between two or more ethnic groups, rejecting minorities and claiming it's for non racial reasons and feeling less admiration and affection for minorities....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Physics of the Internal Combustion Engine

- Background Infromation In Cambridge England, in 1820 a man by the name of Reverend W. Cecil was explaining to fellow scientists and inventors how an internal combustion engine worked. All of his fellow colleagues just laughed at him and told him it could never be done. In 1860 Jean Joseph E'tienne Lenoir made Cecil's idea come to life by building the first practical internal combustion engine. Three years later in 1863 Lenoir built one of the worlds first gas engine cars. Ignition System Have you ever wondered how turning a simple key will start a car....   [tags: physics motor engine ICE]

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Causes of the French Revolution

- Causes of the French Revolution On July 14, 1789, several starving working people of Paris and sixty soldiers seized control of the Bastille, forever changing the course of French history. The seizing of the Bastille wasn’t caused by one event, but several underlying causes such as the Old Regime, the raising of taxes, the American revolution, and the idea and beliefs of the philosophes. The immediate causes of the revolution were the rising price of bread and the locking of the third estate out of its meeting hall....   [tags: essays research papers]

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What caused the Hindenburg explosion

- The Hindenburg was a luxury airship, from nazi Germany. This "Titanic of the skies" (no pun intended) was destroyed by a flash fire in 1937 while landing in New Jersey after making its 10th transatlantic crossing. Thirty-five of the 97 people aboard and one ground crew member were killed when the blimp burst into flames and was rapidly consumed by the fire. The Hindenburg was filled with hydrogen gas which is lighter than air. The gas was stored in sixteen large gas cells inside the ship....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Oil Price Hikes

- The price of oil intends to spark the chaos in the world economy. This spark lately has been in Middle East. In recent history, the spark came from, “the Arab oil embargo of 1973, the Iranian revolution in 1978-1979 and Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait in 1990...” (Economist). “The Middle East and North Africa produce more than one-third of the world's oil.” (Economist). The situation in Libya are worsening which causes the oil output of Libya to halves. Unrest across the region are spreading, threatening a wider disruption....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Analysis of Cooper Industries

- Analysis of Cooper Industries OVERVIEW: Cooper Industries is a broadly diversified manufacturer of electrical and general industrial products, and energy related machinery and equipment. The company operates in three different business segments with 21 separate profit centers. These segments include electrical and electronic, commercial and industrial, compression, drilling and energy equipment. The product line is consisted of cheap fuses to $3 million compressor tribune sets along with products such as hand tools and light fixtures....   [tags: Cooper Industries Business Management Essays]

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Power in Mary Shelly's Frankenstein

- Power is a defining feature of oneself for it provides meaning or substance to one’s internal being. Power allows a person to have control of his/her destiny; but without this spark of control one becomes lost in the sublime and unknown realities of life. In the novel Frankenstein, Victor defies the confinements of his restricted power and uses sublime nature as an extension of himself to regain control. With a "spark of electricity" he creates life from raw, uninhibited nature. Ironically, his desperate attempt to regain control through his creation ultimately creates chaos....   [tags: Frankenstein Essay 2014]

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How To Strip An Engine

- Engineering Report Contents Introduction p1 What is a Two Stroke Engine? P2 How a Two-Stroke Engine Works Power Stroke p3 Fuel Intake p4 Compression stroke p5 Dismantling the Engine p Engine Assessment p Engine Rebuild p Appendices Introduction The task at hand was to find a medium sized internal combustion engine. With this engine we had to dismantle it recording all the steps taken to pull it down. After the engine had been taken apart, all the functions of the engine had to be observed and recorded....   [tags: Process Essays Engineering]

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Traction Control in Automobiles

- Some of the biggest advances in automotive technology in the past 30 years have come in the area of safety. Spurred by improvements in microprocessor speed, miniaturization, and software development, the automobile continues to evolve. In addition to telemetric based services like OnStar, digital satellite radio and in-car e-mail, recent advances in braking technology have led to shorter stopping distances and increased control while driving in inclement conditions. All these developments have been possible because a certain device, the ECU, was integrated into the automobiles....   [tags: Cars Vehicles Technology Safety]

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Exploring Deep Issues Through the Gothic Genre in Mary Shelley's Chapter 5 of Frankenstein

- Exploring Deep Issues Through the Gothic Genre in Mary Shelley's Chapter 5 of Frankenstein Introduction: Mary Shelly inquires into many issues using the Gothic genre. Shelly explores the theme of religion according to the society that she had lived in. Shelly also explores loneliness through Victor Frankenstein and the creation of Victor, the monster. Mary explores the taboo issues of Victorian society through her novel and looks deeply into the idea of 'playing God' using Victor; she investigates through her novel human anatomy and science which were great discoveries and issues in the Victorian era....   [tags: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley]

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The Slaveowner´s Point of View in the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

- ... Mr. Covey’s audacity is sinful and blasphemous. One of the ten commandments is “thou shall not lie.” Mr. Covey is disobeying this commandment by “deceiving the Almighty.” This basic contradiction between the moral and peaceful tenets of Christianity and the violent, immoral actions of Mr. Covey underscores how slaveowners’ defense of slavery with religion was something said and not done. In fact, Douglass even asserts that slaves have a solid faith and the “help” of their white masters is not needed and even detrimental....   [tags: slaveowner, slavery, society, inferior]

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Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and the Theme of Nature

- The novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain has many different, intertwining themes. The book spotlights the personal growth and development of the protagonist, Huckleberry Finn, through the theme of nature. The importance of nature is shown in several ways like the symbolism of the Mississippi River, through the forest and Huck’s time spent living there, and by the argument of human nature versus civilization. While there are many different themes throughout the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the aspect of nature and its significance is extremely important and is vital to the plot and character development of the entire book....   [tags: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Nature, Mark Twain]

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The Relationship Between Man and Nature in Emerson and Thoreau Part 1

- “A philosophical and literary movement, centered in concord and Boston , which was prominent in the intellectual and cultural life of New England from 1836 until just before the civil war”(A handbook of literary terms, page 318). “Transcendentalism , an idealist philosophical tendency among writers in and around Boston in the mid 19th century .Growing out of Christian Unitarian in 1830s under the influence of German and British *romanticism, transcendentalism affirmed Kant’s principles of intuitive knowledge not derived from the senses, while rejecting organized religion for an extremely individualistic celebration of the divinity in each human being”(Oxford concise dictionary of literary t...   [tags: trascendentalism, idealist phylosophical tendency]

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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Silence is Something to Be Valued

- Their Eyes Were Watching God: Silence is Something to Be Valued Silence: the absence of any sound or noise. The act of being silent or quiet is something that happens everyday, and as a result, often possesses no significance. In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston addresses that silence can have a purpose through the main character Janie. Janie, a woman struggling to find and express herself, is often silenced along her journey towards self-revelation. Silence is often an obstacle of hers, yet at the same time it allows time to take in the situation and analyze....   [tags: Literature]

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Sufism: Its Mystical Contribution to an Understanding of the Islamic God

- 2.3 A God to be Remembered: The Sufi Practice of Dhikr In an interview on the Sufi concept of God’s oneness conducted in 2011, contemporary mystic Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee emphasised the ‘forgetfulness’ of today’s society. In the context of Sufism, this ‘forgetfulness does not refer to mere absent-mindedness but a kind of perpetual and periodic obliviousness to the centrality of God and the divine spark within. The goal of the Sufi then, is to maintain a constant state of remembrance of God through the recitation of His ninety-nine names – a practice known as dhikr....   [tags: Sufi, dhikr, Islam]

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How the Natural Human Leaning Process Can Help You Learn

- Do you ever have trouble learning a new skill. If so then you should become familiar with the “Natural Human Learning Process (NHLP),” which can help you understand how the brain learns through stages, and how emotions effect learning. If you take the time to learn and use NHLP, then mastering a new skill will be easy. In order to use The Natural Human Learning Process you must first know what it is. The “Natural Human Learning Process” is a research project by Dr. Rita Smilkstein. She ascertained that all humans learn by going through the same six stages (called NHLP)....   [tags: mastering a new skill]

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A Distorted Perception of Beauty: Media’s Influence on Body Image

- A Distorted Perception of Beauty: Media’s Influence on Body Image In today’s society, young women are developing a distorted perception of beauty because of the affects of media: advertising, magazines, and television and movies. Almost every image in the media features a picture of a young woman who is edited almost beyond recognition. It seems that every image of a young woman is the media’s “perfect lie,” that is hardly any image is pure or untouched. This perfect lie negatively effects young women’s perception of their look, style, and body....   [tags: girls' insecurities, unrealistic beauty standards]

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An Aversion to Reading in Disliking Books by Gerald Graff

- ... He then turned to more and more literary works to understand further of what reading critically can help you appreciate, even turning his lesson into his future profession as an English Professor. Throughout Gerald Graff’s own personal struggle with reading books, he learned that reading critically while also engaging in critical and intellectual discussion could open a whole new world of personal connections he was never able to make before. Growing up in his neighborhood he adopted to idea that it was wrong for any young boy to show interest in anything involving reading or even being seen as overly intellectual....   [tags: literature, school, teacher]

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