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  • Vodou in Breath, Eyes, Memory

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    interview, Up Close and Personal: Edwidge Danticat on Haitian Identity and the Writer’s Life, was published in the African American Review in 2009. In the interview, Adisa asks Danticat: “What is your relationship to Vodou and the loa of Haitian cosmology?” (350). Danticat answers: “Vodou is part of my belief system as a Haitian. Erzulie, the goddess of love, has always intrigued me. She is the loa of Sophie’s family, their chosen protector, which is why she almost always stands by them as a character

  • The Religious Structures of Angkor Wat Temple

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    gods were said to have lived. They call this part of the temple "the temple mountain." "The mountain temple of Angkor reminds us that the same concern with architectural beauty and the same concern with producing a building that reflected the cosmology of their religion was exhibited by the builders of Angkor." (McGee). The temple mountain was a place of worship, and might have been the final resting place for Suryavarman II's ashes. The temple of Angkor Wat faces west, which in the Hindu religion

  • The Idea of Latin America, by Walter Mignolo

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    continental triad of Christian cosmology, explaining how the mercantile economy was transformed into a capitalist because of the “discovery” of America, and explaining the consequences of the West becoming the place from where categories of dominant knowledge and classifications of the rest of the world were created. Those three topics defined how America was invented rather than discovered. Mignolo explained how America was incorporated into the continental triad cosmology created by the Christians

  • The Life of Stephen Hawking

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    Born January 8, 1942 in Oxford England, Stephen Hawking was born -as some say- into a family of intellects. Stephens’s father, Frank hawking, studied at Oxford University as a medical researcher – while mother, Isobel Hawking, was one of the first women to attend the university in the 1930’s (a time period when not many women considered college). The two raised four children together, Stephen being the oldest. While Stephens’s father would have had the eldest children study medicine at university

  • The Intent Behind the Enuma Elish (Creation Epic)

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    The Intent Behind the Enuma Elish The Enuma Elish, often known as The Creation Epic, is often considered the primary source of Mesopotamian cosmology. However, to view the Enuma Elish as a cosmological myth obscures the true intent of the epicís author. The cosmological elements of the Enuma Elish are secondary to the authorís effort to explain the supremacy of Marduk, to justify absolute oriental monarchy, and to defend Babylon as the axis mundi. The Enuma Elish was composed in Babylonin

  • Analysis and Reflection of Square Peg: Why Wesleyans Aren't Fundamentalists

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    Young-Earth Creati... ... middle of paper ... camp, and that I always had wanted to try and make the Bible fit within the framework of what we knew scientifically. Then I reread chapter three closer a second time and realized that the Cosmology of Genesis position, that Biblical scholars recommend for the studying of the Bible, is really the position I need to take for me to enjoy my reading and understanding of the Bible. For someone else like me who has always had those unanswered questions

  • Stephen Hawking Biography

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    Stephen attended the renowned Oxford University in Oxford, England. His main subject of interest was physics. As he showed great promise in his aforementioned field, he graduated and went to Cambridge University in 1962 to earn his Ph.D. in cosmology. Cosmology is the study of the planets, stars, the universe, and other various non-Earthly anomalies. This includes black holes. Studies of them contain some of Hawking’s more famous discoveries, documents, and books. Hawking also went on to study theoretical

  • Boethius and Plato's God

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    form. He said that because the heavens are perfect, the various heavenly bodies move in exact circles." (Calkins 1). Of course that is a much summarized view of what Plato discusses in Timaeus, but still a solid view on Plato's beliefs about cosmology. Cosmology can be loosely defined as everything being explained and in its place or beautiful. The cosmos is beautiful because everything is perfect. Plato understood that when he defined the most perfect geometric design as the circle. In a circle one

  • The Contributions Of Pythagoras To Anaximander

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    life was Pherekydes. Thales was also a teacher for himself and he learned some from him but he mainly inspired him. Thales was old when Pythagoras was 20 and so Thales told him to go to Egypt and learn more about the subjects he enjoyed which were cosmology and geometry. In Egypt most of the temples where the learning took place refused him entry and the only one that would was called Diospolis. He was then accepted into the priesthood and because of the discussions between the priests he learned more

  • Stephen Hawking Essay

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    Stephen Hawking’s brilliance and popularity can easily be identified as a near equivalent as that of Darwin, Newton, or Einstein. Some of his greatest achievements include defining and redefining black holes, analyzing the beginning of time and space, and popularizing science. In 1974, Hawking presented a theory so radical, it would be later recognized as “Hawking radiation.” He argued that black holes actually emit energy. This point—although seemingly insignificant—brought key concepts of classical