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  • Pursuit of Knowledge

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    To a large extent in several cases, doubt can be considered heavily influential in the pursuit of obtaining knowledge. In order to construct a balanced answer to this question, a stringent assessment of several key terms should be undertaken. The term ‘Doubt’ can be defined as a feeling of hesitation in regards to the legitimacy of something which is alleged. A ‘key’ can be considered a tool that enables access to a further advanced place of meaning, in this instance, knowledge. The profound figure

  • Geology of the Galapagos Islands

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    INTRODUCTION In 1835 Charles Darwin, aboard the vessel HMS Beagle, first set foot on the Islands of the Galapagos Archipeligo setting off on what would become the inspiration for the most important innovation in biological sciences either before or since. That visit solidified for Darwin his notion of the evolution of life on Earth, and helped trigger his breakthrough regarding Natural Selection, ultimately culminating in his groundbreaking masterpiece On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural

  • Seismic Hazard Map Essay

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    to make structures safer. KEYWORDS: seismic hazard map; earthquake; collapse; building; damage; seismic wave Introduction The continental drift theory and plate tectonics theory was first put forward by the German geologist and meteorologist Alfred Wegener at the beginning of the 20th century. He proposed that there was a single continental in 200 million years ago, and the Earth’s crust slowly separate to pieces by the

  • The Carbon Cycle

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    The Carbon Cycle is a major component of the Biogeochemistry of the planet. Across the Lithosphere and Biosphere, carbon plays a large role in the creation of biomass as well as decomposition. The carbon cycle in the hydrosphere, particularly in the oceans, is not as well known. We do know, however, that oceans play a critical role in the carbon cycle because it acts as a large sink of carbon as it is rapidly exchanged with the atmosphere. The carbon cycle in the oceans involves both organic compounds

  • The Forever Moving Land

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    The Forever Moving Land The land below us is always in motion. Plate tectonics studies these restless effects to give us a better understanding of the Earth and its past. New molten rocks are poured out in the form of magma from the mid-ocean ridges. The rock is recycled and re-entered back into the earth in deep ocean trenches through convection current. The convection current in the mantle drives plates around either against or away from each other. These collisions give rise to earthquakes,

  • Founders of the Modern Skeptical Movement: Paul Kurtz

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    it? Skepticism occurs to be dangerous, for one can switch mind off to new ideas that challenge the conventional wisdom. There are many examples of ideas that were ridiculed when they first appeared but then were later proven true. For example, Alfred Wegener (1880-1930) suggested the theory of continental drift in 1912, which rejected by his contemporaries, but was resurrected in the 1960s as part of the theory of plate tectonics. So basically, for skeptics, an idea that doesn’t fit the theories in

  • Visual Mental Imagery and Intelligence

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    As creatures that depend so heavily on vision, it should be no surprise that visual mental imagery and imagery in general is a subject that should be of great familiarity to most people. One interesting issue however concerns the degree to which visual mental imagery plays a role in cognition. The quasi-pictorialism approach claims that imagery plays a significant role in mental processes. Another approach, the descriptionism maintains that visual mental images are really just descriptions containing

  • The Science And Scientific Revolution: The Scientific And Technical Revolution

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    2. The Scientific and Technical Revolution The nineteenth century has prepared the scientific revolution of the twentieth century. Indeed, no previous century has produced as many scientific and technical discoveries as the nineteenth century even though most of them (these discoveries and inventions) are not fully developed till the following century. In a publication of the Nouvel Observateur "Spécial XIXe siècle", Michel de Pracontal reminds us that "Just about everything was invented in the

  • Energy

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    -     The pump found in the tropical oceans is responsible for the movement of air and the surface ocean over most of the globe. The energy source that drives this pump is solar radiation from the sun. -     The second pump is the deep ocean circulation which is also driven by the sun. -     The third pump is the heating of the earth’s interior by radioactive decay and radiation of heat causes plate tectonics and continents to move. This long term pump has ceased in Mars. -     The winds and ocean