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  • immortality

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    Immortal in fact. If it were given us to determine how our future ought to be, we would choose immortality. As for immortality, we would choose to be immortal materially. That desire is articulated symbolically. The appeal to fictions about vampires, cryogenics, the alchemical search for the elixir of immortality, all of them express that real immortality is material immortality. One of the symbols for our material immortality is the notion that we shall live more lives by means of successive

  • The Great Anti-Buddhist Persecution In The Tang Dynasty Writings Of Han Yu

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    (2050)An Analysis of the Religious Xenophobia, the Regionalism of Chinese Taoism, and the Great Anti-Buddhist Persecution in the Tang Dynasty Writings of Han Yu This East Asian study will define the historical and literary elements of Chinese xenophobia, the regionalism of Chinese Taoism, and the importance of The Great Anti-Buddhist Persecution in the writings of Han Yu. Han Yu (768-824) defines the religious xenophobia that is attributed to Chinese culture during the Tang Dynasty, which reflects

  • Buddhism and Science

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    Buddhism places a high value on finding the truth. This fundamental principal allows for an acceptance of science, as it is seen as a modern truth to most. Furthermore, Buddhists believe in the evolution of human consciousness—this evolution, along with the truth presented from science, allows for an over arching acceptance of biological evolution. Even more interesting is that in the Agganna Sutta, a sacred Buddhist text, Buddha explains the world as having evolved over time. Though there is

  • Busangokwakhe Diamini's Homosexuality In The African Context?

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    Europeans started to label individuals as homosexuals. According to Busangokwakhe Diamini, he says, “She perceives the well developed and unique patterns of homosexuality in Africa as evidence that homosexuality has always been part of African culture, cosmology and spirituality”(Pg.129) This shows how homosexuality in Africa was more common amongst the public and were not seen as sinful as the Europeans have did. In the article, the author goes into greater depth about how the normality to be homosexual

  • The History of the Psychedelic Movement

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    The History of the Psychedelic Movement In an attempt to synthesize my own personal academic area of interest, that is: the history of the psychedelic movement in twentieth century America, with the content of the Asian Religions course, I have elected to study the relationship between the influx of Buddhist philosophy and the psychedelic counter-culture movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s. The subject, although highly specific, has nonetheless generated intellectual interest substantial enough

  • Mars one: a one way trip

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    middle of paper ... ...nautics Analysis of Biomedical Risks." Journal of Cosmology12 (2010): 3748-3757. Mackenzie, Bruce , Georgi Petrov, Bart Leahy, and Anthony Blair. "The Mars Homestead For An Early Mars Scientific Settlement." Journal of Cosmology 12, no. 50 (2010):. (accessed April 19, 2014). "Mars One." Mars One. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 May 2014. . Siegel, Ethan . "Ask Ethan #20: Is the Mars One crew doomed?." Starts With A Bang. http://scienceblogs

  • Analysis of A Perfect Ganesh

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    A Perfect Ganesh Analysis of the play elements. The author: Terrence Mcnally’s career began in the New York off-off-Broadway boom of the late 1960s. Most of his 60’s plays are not really relevant although some are funny. However, during the 70’s his plays began to get recognition. Nowadays, his plays are performed in off-Broadway theaters and he is known as the author of tragicomic plays, filled with breadth and depth. He still lives in New York and is one of the America best playwrights

  • Plato

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    Plato (circa 428-c. 347 BC) Plato was born to an aristocratic family in Athens. His father, Ariston, was believed to have descended from the early kings of Athens. Perictione, his mother, was distantly related to the 6th- century BC lawmaker Solon. When Plato was a child, his father died, and his mother married Pyrilampes, who was an associate of the statesman Pericles. As a young man Plato had political ambitions, but he became disillusioned by the political leadership in Athens. He eventually became

  • Science Vs Philosophy

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    You have a person. An event occurs. The event enters into the sensory perceptions the person. The person's experience, logic, and beliefs (in other words the brain) will interpret this in a fashion parallel to the person's brain. This is the interpretation of the astronaut. You may or may not have a person. If the person exists, the event enters into his sensory perceptions. If it could be proven that his sensory perceptions are completely accurate (that is, if it could be proven that what we

  • The Theory of Chaos

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    The Theory of Chaos Where Chaos begins, classical science ends. Ever since physicists have inquired into the laws of nature, the have not begun to explore irregular side of nature, the erratic and discontinuous side, that have always puzzled scientists. They did not attempt to understand disorder in the atmosphere, the turbulent sea, the oscillations of the heart and brain, and the fluctuations of wildlife populations. All of these things were taken for granted until in the 1970's some American