Alan Essays

  • Alan Turing

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    Biography: Alan Mathison Turing Alan Mathison Turing was surrounded by enigma, not only did he break many cryptic codes but he also lived a mysterious life. Turing was born on June 23, 1912 in Paddington, London to Julius Mathison and Ethel Sara Turing. Turing’s father, Julius, was an officer in the British administration in India when he decided that his son would be raised in England. Turing had an older brother named John, who also had a childhood determined by the demands of the class

  • alan turing

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    Alan Turning Alan Turning is known to be a pioneer of many facets of the computer age. The digital computer, artificial intelligence, memory subroutines, the Turning Machine, the Turing Test, and the application of algorithms to computers are all ideas somehow related to this man. Alan Mathison Turing was born in Paddington, London, on June 23, 1912. He was a precocious child and began his interests in science and mathematics at a young age, but was never concerned about other right-brain classes

  • Homeboyz by Alan Sitomer

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    Alan Sitomer’s newest fast paced novel Homeboyz is a hardcore suspense story that will immediately put readers on the edge and leave them breathless in the end. Sitomer’s character, Teddy ‘T-Bear’ Anderson is an aloof seventeen year old that doesn’t care for anything other than to avenge his innocent fourteen year old sister Tina’s death, by targeting the infamous gang members of his city. As Teddy’s family mourns and his mother falls into a deep depression, his father Mr. Anderson, also known as

  • Alan Alexander Milne ( A. A. Milne)

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    Alan Alexander Milne ( A. A. Milne) When reminiscing on past memories of favorite books, cartoons, songs and stuffed animals, many people will think about Winnie the Pooh. The man behind all of your fun filled childhood adventured with Christopher Robin and his bear friend Pooh is Alan Alexander Milne, more commonly known as A. A. Milne. Besides his creation of Winnie the Pooh short story and poetry books he was a very accomplished man through out his whole life. He showed great affection to

  • Alan Cromer’s Connected Knowledge

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    Alan Cromer’s Connected Knowledge A prospective reader casually thumbing through the pages of Alan Cromer’s Connected Knowledge: Science, Philosophy, and Education, would probably expect the book to explore how science and the philosophy of science should inform educational practices and pedagogy. Indeed such an exploration takes place, but the reader might be surprised to find that it is in the form of a vehement crusade Cromer wages against constructivism with science and a scientific habit

  • Alan Turing

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    Alan Mathison Turing was undoubtedly one of the greatest pioneers of our computer world. We can clearly label him the founder of what we know today as modern computer science, but beyond that, he was also a great mathematician, a code-breaker, philosopher, and certainly a risk-taker. His contributions to society not only influenced the development of today’s computers, but also seriously impacted the outcome of a second world war. Born on June 23, 1912 in London, England to Ethel and Julius

  • Alan Turing

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    cities of the world. The film, The Imitation Game tells the story of solving the unbreakable, German Enigma machine, winning the war, and saving millions of lives. Throughout the film, Alan Turing shares life experiences and through his work shows the importance of perseverance despite outside disbelief and negativity. Alan never let go of his idea of a digital machine and looked past the people around him who were uncertain. Instead, he embraced those who had confidence in his ability and idea. Without

  • Alan Freed:History Of Rock Music

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    Alan Freed Alan Freed was born December 16, 1922 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He was considered the most the most famous Disc Jockey(DJ) in rock 'n roll history, however, controversy encircled the man and he recieved lots of criticism especially from white adults during his career. I think that Alan Freed greatly helped shape the sound of music today and further advanced the progression of rock music. He is the person who coined the term "Rock & Roll" and also put up with a lot of nonsense regarding

  • Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

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    Cry the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton is a novel inspired by the industrial revolution. Paton describes in detail the conditions in which the Africans were living during this time period, 1946. This story tells about a Zulu pastor who goes into the city in search of his son and siblings who left in search of a better life. The pastor sees this immense city where a ruling white group is oppressing the black population. This novel is more than just a story, but it depicts the effects imperialism and

  • Alan Turning: A Sad Mystery

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    Alan Turning: A Sad Mystery “The original question, ‘Can machines think?’ I believe to be too meaningless to deserve discussion. Nevertheless I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted…. The popular view that scientists proceed inexorably from well-established fact to well-established fact, never being influenced by any improved conjecture

  • Alan Moore's Watchmen

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    Alan Moore’s “Watchmen” focuses on several characters throughout the novel making the idea of a main character moot. However, one character can be described as the most influential to the plot of the graphic novel. Rorschach can be seen as such due to the fact that he narrates a large portion of the novel, and his heroic code that he follows. Not only does he influence the plot by those two reasons, but also by uniting the characters after a long silence. The Comedian is the only character that

  • Alan Turing Critical Thinking

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    1. Alan Turing exhibits the characteristics of a genius, evidence of this comes from his description as a "math prodigy" at Kings College- Cambridge, and the fact that he became a fellow at Cambridge at the age of twenty-four. However, Alan Turing compares himself to genius's such as Newton and Einstein and believes that he is no prodigy because he has yet to accomplish as much as the two. Additionally, Turing recognizes he is one of the best mathematicians in the world, at only twenty-seven years

  • alan greenspan and his economics

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    Alan Greenspan who is an American economist obliged as Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006, was born on March 6, 1926. He is a highly educated economist and in his life he took many years of experience from the economy of the world. People look for his advice and follow his judgments to develop the growth in economy. He was the world's most powerful economic policymaker in Federal Reserve for two decades. He is currently works as a private adviser and provides consulting

  • Rorschach In Alan Moore's The Watchmen

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    Through the character Rorshach, The Watchmen explores the issues of nature verses nurture for him. Moore adds that a super hero, can be a psychological argument. A super hero is neither born nor shaped by environment, it is the creation of an alter ego to suppress childhood conflicting inner issues. Rorshach dealt with issues as a young child that rationalized in his mind to hide behind a costume and a mask in order to live. The first character the book introduces to the reader to is Rorschach

  • Alan Bennett Talking Heads

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    Alan Bennett Talking Heads In Bennett's monologues the main character faces an important decision which will affect the course of their lives. I will go on and explain in this essay, the play writer's use of literary techniques - including setting, theme and characterisation- which may make the decision seem correct or not. Talking Heads was originally produced for BBC television but has recently been used as a collection of short stories. Each of the characters portrayed, is played by an

  • Modern Computers By Alan Turing

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    computers were invented by Alan Turing. He invented the Turing Machine, which is a computer that could process anything. In other words he created the first programing language. Not only did he contribute to computer science, but also in biology, chemistry, physics, and especially mathematics. He has countless number of achievements including his contribution of cracking the Nazi enigma code, which seemed at that time, “unbreakable”. Now lets dive into the life of Alan. Now where is better to start

  • Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

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    Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton Main Characters 1. Stephan Kumalo/umfundisi, a humble reverend from the village of Ndotsheni. 2. James Jarvis, 3. Msimangu, Stephan Kumalos host and guide in Johannesburg who has great understand of South Africa's problems. 4. Absalom Kumalo, ran of to Johannesburg and soon goes astray. Minor Characters 1. Mrs. Lithebe, allows Stephan Kumalo stay at her home while in Johannesburg. 2. Arthur Jarvis, son of James Jarvis, and a fierce supporter for black

  • Alan Turing Research Paper

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    Like many artists and scientists, Alan Turing was not well known during his lifetime. Until after his death in 1952, his actions were known to very few of the general public. Much of Turing’s childhood was spent away from his parents as his father worked in the British administration of India. He was sent to the Sherborne School, a boarding school in England, at the age of 13. The strict schooling at Sherborne was detrimental to his scientific mind and he received little encouragement to follow his

  • Alan Menken Research Paper

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    Alan Menken is a musical composer for Disney and Broadway. He was born July 22, 1949 to Judy Menken and Norman Menken, along with 2 sisters, Faye and Leah. He grew up in New Rochelle, New York. He lived in a house filled with music, theater, comedy and drama. He started working on Broadway in 1982, then started working for Disney in 1988. He composed 10 movies for Disney so far. His work has touched countless lives of children and adults. Alan Menken has made an impact on all little children around

  • Alan Turing Research Paper

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    Born on June 23, 1912 in Maida Vale, United Kingdom, Alan Mathison Turing was an accomplished English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. He developed the idea of a modern computer, artificial intelligence, and was crucial in the breaking enemy codes during World War II. As a child, he attended Sherborne School, top private school where his teachers eventually noticed him for his extraordinary talent for math and science; he would be