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    On January 17, 1706, in Boston, Benjamin Franklin was born into this world. Josiah Franklin, his father, was a soap maker that had ten sons. Abiah Folger, Ben’s mother, was the second wife of Josiah. Benjamin had 17 siblings in all. When Ben was young he loved to read, so he became an apprentice to his brother James, a printer. As a 12-year-old Benjamin would sell their products in the street, after helping James compose pamphlets and set type. When Benjamin was fifteen his brother started the New

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    Benjamin Franklin

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    Benjamin Franklin believed that by watching and studying one’s own behavior, that person would be able to improve themselves by knowing their like and dislikes, wants and needs, etc. I agree with Franklin’s theory and think that this is one of the few things in life that a person has control over in order to change their overall being. For the best or worst knowing yourself makes it easier to decide things for yourself and gets a person to become, in a way, one with themselves. Analyzing one’s own

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    The History of Technology

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    Technology has had a huge impact on the universe ever since the first tools were created. Everything that has been discovered or invented in the technological aspect has revolutionized rapidly to create the technology we have today. Every invention has come from the basic idea of another piece of technology to improve or create something so much better than before. There are six main categories of technology: transportation, science and math, construction, manufacture, communication and other

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    Comparing Sir Walter Raleigh's "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" to Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" Sir Walter Raleigh wrote "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" in 1600 to respond to Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" written in 1599. In " The Passionate Shepherd to His Love", the Shepherd used double-entendres and hidden sexual images in an attempt to trick the Nymph into performing sexual intercourse with him. The Shepherd attempted to

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    Einstein Continued

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    world, but as Lord over all; and on account of his dominion he is wont to be called ‘Lord God’…or ‘Universal Ruler.’” And, “It is the dominion of a spiritual being which constitutes a God” (CP 60). Einstein has very different views. According to Walter Isaacson, Einstein’s beliefs started to deepen later in his life. Isaacson states, “…Around the time he turned 50, he began to articulate more clearly…his deepening appreciation of his Jewish heritage and, somewhat separately, his belief in God,

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    .. ... middle of paper ... ...11). Sound Upon Sound: The Conversation. [Online] Available from Sound on Sight: http://www.soundonsight.org/sound-upon-sound-the-conversation/ [Accessed 05 February 2012] Ondaatje, M. (2004). The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Shire, D. (2011). The Conversation: Interview with Francis Ford Coppola and David Shire [Blu-ray]. Studiocanal. Tarkovsky, A. (1989). Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema. University

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    The Roanoke Colony

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    was located on the Roanoke Island, in Dare County. This is where North Carolina is located today. In 1584, explorers Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe were the first Europeans to set view the island. They were sent to that particular region by Sir Walter Raleigh with the assignment of exploring the extensive sounds and estuaries in hunt of an ideal location for settlement. Barlowe wrote bright information of Roanoke Island, and when the explorers returned to England a year afterward with two Natives

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    Simplicity vs. over simple? The Bauhaus, meaning house of construction was the most influential art school that combined the fine arts and the crafts as one. The Bauhaus was a modernist movement founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius in Weimar Yet, the Memphis Group was a post modernist movement. Established by Ettore Sottsass, the Memphis Group was a group of Italian designers and architects. Founded in Milan in 1981, the group challenged the perception of ‘good design’ through ornamental pieces. The

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    Imagine living in a home comprised only of beautiful rock and natural cement planes balanced like a perfect pendulum over a serene waterfall high in the mountains and surrounded on all sides by lush tall trees. Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 and located in the Laurel Highlands of rural Pennsylvania, this home is commonly referred to as Fallingwater. The house quite literally rests as a cantilever structure over a waterfall on Bear Run and is decorated with large glass panel windows

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    Love has no definite meaning and everyone defines love a bit differently. Poets who write about love also explores the definition in a different manner. From John Donne to Christopher Marlowe to William Shakespeare, they all provide different interpretations. In “The Sun Rising,” John Donne writes about an eternal love; however it contrasts his other poems about love. After making love, Donne and his lover and enjoying their sleep in the bed. The “unruly Sun,” (Donne, l. 1) however is disturbing

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