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    become the avid learner she was (“Young and Brave”). Her father was the most influential person in her life and was one of the foundations to her love of astronomy as he was an amateur astronomer himself. Mitchell was able to receive education from Cyrus Peirce’s School for Young Ladies (“About Maria Mitchell”). Just at the age of 12, she was able to calculate the position of their home by looking at a solar eclipse with h... ... middle of paper ... ...iography”). As well as being a powerful beginning

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    Maria Mitchell

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    of that time were amateurs) astronomer, introduced her to mathematics and the night sky. He also encouraged her toward teaching and passed on a sense of God as in the natural world. By the time Maria was sixteen, she was a teacher of mathematics at Cyrus Pierce's school for young ladies where she used to be a student. Following that she opened a grammar school of her own. And only a year after that, at the age of eighteen she was offered a job as a librarian at Nantucket's Atheneum during the day when

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    American Pragmatist Tradition

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    Meriam-Webster dictionary defines pragmatism as: dealing with the problems that exist in a specific situation in a reasonable and logical way instead of depending on ideas and theories. It can therefore be assumed that a pragmatist is someone who is guided by observation and practical experience instead of theory or ideology. People who are pragmatic are sometimes thought of as hardheaded, but for the most part the term is used in a positive way and relates to practical people and sensible thinking

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    Pragmatism

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    Everything happens for a reason some people believe. Do you believe that everything that happens to you happens for a reason? I believe this statement that everything does happen for a reason because if you were to change something that was already planned by fate your future would change from what was already planned for you, maybe for the better or maybe even for the worse. I believe that everything happens for a reason even if it is a bad thing just to get you ready for the future when the good

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    actually obtained and which is a better way to obtain the truth is. Two philosophers of their time, Plato and Charles Peirce had their own methodologies and ideas on how truth and knowledge could be obtained. One of the main differences between Plato and Peirce’s philosophies in relation to truth is that Plato always believed that the truth is the same as knowledge, meanwhile Peirce firmly believed in his idea that the knowledge can never be obtained. Plato believed that everyone has the knowledge

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    Mechanical reapers sound like scythe-wielding robots out for people’s souls, but in reality, they are farm tools utilized for harvesting grain. Invented by Cyrus H. McCormick in 1831, it was the first machine of its kind that changed, after hundreds of years, what people used to do with the sickle and the scythe. (Casson 208) The mechanical reaper consisted of a divider separating the stalks of grain, a reel to pull them against a blade, and the two blades that cut the grain. (Carey 257) McCormick

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    Ambiguous Lines of Female Independence

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    essay serves to illuminate the sexism women face through degradation, subjection to the brunt of double standards, and the unjustly treatment in a place of employment due to man's fear of women possessing power and authority. Bibliography Cyrus, Miley. "Miley Discusses Her VMAs Performance." Interview by Ellen DeGeneres. The Ellen Show. NBC. WTHR, Burbank, California, 11 Apr. 2014. Television. Dawson, Bailey. Personal Interview. Nyree Pryor. 11 Apr. 2014.

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    bravery and his leadership to the Greek mercenaries, “most of the troops has set sail and undertaken this mercenary service not because they were hard up, but because they had heard of Cyrus’ magnanimity” (Xenophon 144). Not only did Xenophon think Cyrus is a good leader, but also the Greeks. Xenophon defined Cyrus, a great leader, as being respectful, obedient to the elders, skilled at handling horse and proficient in the military skills of archery and javelin, trustworthy and ... ... middle of

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    Cool is the New Drug

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    showing the resolve and ambitious nature of humans. This theory, having been proposed in the 1970’s by a Stanford professor Alfred Bandura, challenged the traditional thought and introduced a concept that... ... middle of paper ... ...h. "Miley Cyrus on Why She Loves Weed, Went Wild at the VMAs and Much More." Rolling Stone. Jann S. Wenner, 27 Sept. 2013. Web. 26 Nov. 2013. Marcus, Stephanie. "Molly Is A Drug & There Are A Lot Of Songs About Molly." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 05

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    Cyrus The Great

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    Cyrus the Great was one of the greatest emperors in the history of the world. He was born in Anshan, a city in the country of Persia. He was born in the year 600 BC. Cyrus was part of the Achaemenid family house. He was named after his grandfather who was a king named Cyrus I. His father’s name was Cambyses I. When Cyrus was around ten years old, people noticed that he did not act like a normal herdsman’s son. People noticed that he was too noble to be a herdsman’s son. As Cyrus’s age increased

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