Continent Essays

  • Atlantis, A Lost Continent

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    Introduction. Atlantis was a continent of the Atlantic Ocean where, according to Plato, an advanced civilization developed some 11,600 years ago. Plato affirms that, as the result of a huge volcanic cataclysm of worldwide extent, this continent sunk away underseas, disappearing forever. Official Science - the one you learn at school - rejects the actual existence of Atlantis, as it has so far been unable to find any traces of its reality. But the reason for that is simple to explain. Everybody has

  • Branching Across the Continents

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    Branching Across the Continents According to the prophet Joseph Fielding Smith, “The parable of Zenos, recorded by Jacob in chapter five in his book, is one of the greatest parables ever recorded” (Smith 4:141). In language that rivals the best literature, Zenos’ allegory of the olive tree powerfully conveys the history of the house of Israel over a time span of thousands of years using symbolism that no man could have written. In addition to containing the historical value of the scattering and

  • British Settlement in American Continent and Regionalism

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    British Settlement in American Continent and Regionalism Describe how settlement patterns set-up the regionalisms of the United States. Throughout history, people from cultures around the world have come to America seeking a new life or a change from their current conditions. They may have come to avoid persecution, to avoid overpopulation, or to attempt to be successful in an entirely new world from the life they formerly knew. As the immigrants arrived, some found that their dreams had been

  • Critique of A Biography of the Continent Africa by John Reader

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    A Critique Abstract A Biography of the Continent Africa, written by John Reader is an extensive chronological and topical study of Africa. Support reveals the earliest corroboration of the existence of human antecedents was discovered in east Africa at locations scattered north and south of the equator. The discovery shows fossilized bones, stone tools, and the most significant of all, a trail of footprints in the preserved mud pan surface. The trail shows they walked across the pan

  • Evaluating the Evidence for Continental Drift

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    Evaluating the Evidence for Continental Drift There are several pieces of evidence certifying the existence of continental drift. They include mid oceanic ridges, fitting of continents, similarities of fossils on different continents and rock matches. The mid-oceanic ridges rise 3000 meters from the ocean floor and are more than 2000 kilometres wide surpassing the Himalayas in size. The mapping of the seafloor also revealed that these huge underwater mountain ranges have a deep trench

  • Pangaea Research Paper

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    Pangaea German geophysicist Alfred Wegener had thought of a theory known as continental drift. He had believed that the continents are mobile and move over time, drifting on earth’s surface. It is thought that the continents have been one continent at some point in the world, combined. Pangaea, although highly controversial, is a legitimate moment in history. It is sought to be the countries were once one at some point. Alfred Wegener noticed that the countries seemed to fit together like a puzzle

  • Atlantis

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    leaving only a space frontier that is as yet unreachable. But standing out is a charming fantasy the modern world has yet to verify or condemn: the lost continent of Atlantis. The father of the modern worlds perception of Atlantis is Plato (circa 428- circa 347 b.c.). (1) The Greek philosopher spoke in his works Timaeus and Critias of a continent in the Atlantic ocean larger than Africa and Asia Minor combined which rivaled Athens as the most advanced in the world. (2) According to the legend surrounding

  • African Imperialism In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

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    Colonial presence in the continent of Africa was minimal before 1878. However, the scramble for territory by European powers saw nearly the entire consumption of Africa by 1910. The speed of this occupation needed an alignment of specific factors to encourage, draw, and control conflict for its success in such a short amount of time. Advances in technology and the financial benefits resulting from trade in other colonial territories in the new world were assuredly two of the factors that went

  • The Pros And Cons Of Evolution

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    one type of matter, and can usually have fossils found in them. Rock layers are an evidence of evolution because they show the development of life through fossils, show how rock layers relates to evolution, and can explain why the continent Pangea split into the continents we have today. Rock layers are like a portal through time, they show how animals looked in past and evolved through time. In these layers we see fossils, “petrified” and “preserved” forms of old organisms (Google). Scientists have

  • Plate Tectonics

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    tectonics. He noticed that the earth’s continents fit together almost like a jigsaw puzzle. This, combined with the fact that similar fossils and rock types are found on different continents separated by large bodies of water, helped him formulate his conjecture. He contended that the plates at one point formed one large continent called Pangea, which allowed like fossils and rock types to become closer together, which broke apart. Despite how well the continents fit together and the facts about the

  • The Relationship Between the Population and the Life Expectancy of a Country

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    substantial statistical evidence. I chose the thirty countries using a stratified random sample. To make the investigation fair I took countries from all continents Continent No. of countries Asia 49 Europe 45 America 23 Australasia 14 Africa 54 I decided to take a 20% sample size from each continent.

  • Why: Why History Should Be Important?

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    Christopher Columbus, He is known as the great discoverer of the American. The man who sailed the ocean blue overcame several hardships and finally found land and discovered the continent of America. Despite the fact that common sense tells you he did not actually discover America, because there were already people living on the continent. In fact Columbus was a wicked, heartless and barbaric human being. Columbus and his men took “women and children as slaves for sex and labor” (Zinn 1). The Native people

  • Incongruities Within The Philosophy Of Socrates

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    of the European continent. All of these conceptions of reality were later proved to be false, and, indeed, now seem ridiculous to the modern scholar. Anyone who is even slightly educated knows that this planet (and, in fact, all known planets) is spherical; the Earth and the rest of the planets in this solar system revolve around the sun, which is, incidentally, a relatively minor star; and there is an entire continent between Europe and Columbus’s Asian objective, the continent, in fact, on which

  • Placental Ruminants and Herbivorous Marsupials of Australia

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    Placental Ruminants and Herbivorous Marsupials of Australia The marsupial animal species that have evolved on the isolated continent of Australia are unique compared to the rest of the animal kingdom in many ways due to the harsh and distinctive environment found on the continent. The major area of marsupial biology that distinguishes them from all other eutherian mammals is their mode of reproduction. However, it can be said that there are many other areas in which unique differences can

  • Xenophobia By Jason Hickel Summary

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    wide impact the global economy is hurting Africa. People tend to know that government officials are corrupt but do not have the financial capabilities to rid the corruption. This causes southern countries to breed a hatred of people within the same continent. The traditions from their culture is what leads them to believe that the issue lies within witchcraft. I believe if a nation gains to much progress, foreigner influences cause a change in leadership. I would like the author of the novel to have

  • African Colonialism

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    past was like. This is very true in the case of Africa. The only problem is that Africa is said to have no history. This just means that Africa’s many cultures did not affect the way imperialists and other influences acted towards the huge continent. Everything was based on their interests and consequently this meant that the way of dealing with Africa in every way was based on Western traditionalists. To this we must answer the question how has the Western World affected Africa’s present

  • Cannibalism

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    pathological means practicing cannibalism within a culture where it's not accepted. Much controversy exists over the idea of sociological cannibalism. Reports of social cannibalism are mostly pointed at the Americas and Africa, since these were the primary continents subjected to European killing and conquest sprees from the Middle Ages through modern times. Despite what anyone says, there are documented examples of cannibalistic cultures and practices. It was usually a spiritual ritual. In some cases, the bodies

  • Seven Years War

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    always uncertain. In fact, the history of Europe will show that the fate of the continent, perhaps even the world, was always on the brink. Nations constantly were maneuvering for the upper hand looking to the highest bidder to choose sides with. The war of the Spanish Succession and the war of the Austrian Succession will show us that this new “world war” would be no different. The degree of uncertainty on the continent in 1755 is unparalleled. Russia, Bohemia, and even France and England could have

  • Why Do We Choose Virtuous Acts?

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    internalizing punishment and becoming generous-minded. Second, motivated by shame, they gain knowledge of which acts are virtuous, becoming incontinent. Third, learners gain habits of virtuous action by regretting their vicious acts and thus become continent. Fourth, they gain habits of virtuous passions by regretting their vicious passions and become well-brought-up. Finally, they are fully virtuous by being taught why virtuous acts are virtuous. We are inquiring not in order to know what virtue

  • The Middle Ages

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    built by Romans were still the best on the continent, and that their was practically no stone buildings raised for ten centuries. Another situation that Manchester comments on is that only one of every hundred murderers was every brought to justice. In addition, he goes on to talk about how brutal the medieval tournaments were, and how Christianity was the foremost principal in medieval life, that the Church became the “wealthiest landowner on the continent, and the life of every European, from baptism