Science Papers

  • Natural And Economic Effects Of Thailand Flood

    1147 words, 5 pages

    ESPM 50AC Perhaps some of the worst disasters to ever hit Thailand were the floods that swept the country earlier this year. The floods started in early March and are still threatening many major cities in Thailand today. The floods came about due to poor infrastructure and water management systems, yet Thailand has shown strong leadership and is taking positive initiatives to rectify its water management system for the future. Still, the flood has taken a toll on natural resources as well as economic growth. Floodwaters sweeping the north and the south of Thail

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    Garret Hardin Cpr Systems

    653 words, 3 pages

    ESPM 50AC Garret Hardin, through his belief that common property regimes are inappropriate means of managing common pool resource system, gives a synopsis of how these principles inevitably show that rangeland CPR systems will collapse. Hardin talks a great amount about population growing exponentially and the world not being able to hold an infinite amount of population, thus meaning people would need to cut back on luxuries and if not possible, we would need to start limiting population growth by limiting reproduction, because resources, unlike population are not

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    Making Trade Offs

    699 words, 3 pages

    Philosophy 2 Smart’s argument, “someone could be morally obligated to execute an innocent person to prevent something worse”, must be accepted by all utilitarians. Smart’s argument must be accepted by all ultilitarians based on certain principles of utilitarianism, which make it possible for us to make the assumption: all utilitarians believe in consequentialism. Consequentialism in turn is the basis behind Smart’s argument being true. The example Smart refers to is McCloskey’s situation of whether or not a sheriff should kill an innocent man to save hundreds of pe

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    Pinkerton Investment Analysis

    364 words, 2 pages

    UGBA 103 Based on our financial projections for free cash flow and weighted average cost of capital we do recommend that you bid on Pinkerton. Based on our calculations the combined value that Pinkerton brings, taking into consideration the synergies between the two firms, is around $101.84 million. If you were to bid this amount, we would have a zero NPV. This figure is based on the best case scenario projections that the financial analysts put together. In addition, we used the debt-to-equity ratio and equity beta of Wackenhut to calculate the WACC for our DCF

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    Senior Rhetoric - The Magic Number

    545 words, 3 pages

    For years, people have been wondering what the ‘magic number’ is (if there is one) to become a master at a certain skill, and it wasn’t until the last few years someone actually came up with that number. 10,000 hours of practice seems to the perfect number to become a master at a certain skill, or is it? Malcolm Gladwell seems to think that number is true, but others like David Epstein disagree with that theory. According to Business Insider, in order to become a master at something, one must practice for 10,000 hours. “An extraordinarily consistent answer in an incredible number of fields…

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    E-waste Nightmare: Guiyu, China

    4022 words, 17 pages

    Electronic waste, or E-waste, has become an increasingly large dilemma, especially in this day and age of the twenty-first century.  Many things about electronic waste is discussed here such as the causes and effects of E-Waste in general. More specifically, what is discussed is how humans have a large contributing factor to this problem.  The following also provides examples of any efforts humans are putting in to fix the waste.  More specifically, the paper discusses electronic waste in Guiyu, China and how it affects its residents and their lifestyle. Lastly, preventative measures are offe

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    To Be Great Is To Be Misunderstood

    439 words, 2 pages

    In this world, there can be people who are courageous, strong, brave, heroic or just plain misunderstood. Just because someone is misunderstood doesn’t mean that he or she is weird or a nobody, it can be the start of something big or it can make a huge change in the world. One of the quotes that best describes this is, “To be great is to be misunderstood.” This quote can be found in the Self-Reliance story by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Although this quote may be true, it can also have an opposite effect. One of the ways that it is true is in the history of the world. There have been many men and

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    Protesters Gather At President’s Office

    740 words, 3 pages

    The article being discussed in this paper is from the Northern Star. It is titled “Protesters gather at president’s office” found on the front page of the Northern Star’s 118th volume, 28th issue. The article is about a group of protesters trying to negotiate a deal with the university. They are trying to fight for higher wages because many employees have not received an increase in their wages in over seven years. The protesters argue that the wages these employees are receiving are not enough to make a decent living. A common sociological concept seen in this article is deviance and social c

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    Horrors Of Puppy Mills Peer Review

    428 words, 2 pages

    For the five parts of the introduction, the speaker started with the attention getting device that served at both one of his language devices and a pathos requirement. He told the audience to imagine what puppy mills are, giving vivid and sad descriptions. Then he moved on to the thesis saying “Puppy mills, as defined by the human society of the United States, are mass dog breeding operations that take place in shockingly poor conditions”. He then stated his credibility statement by saying that he is a dog lover and that he has done research on this topic, which he then turned it around to the

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    Demonstrating Genetic Principles Using Garden Pea Plants

    1051 words, 5 pages

    This lab is based on the experiment that Mendel did with the common garden pea plant, which is when he cross-bred them in order to see how genetics worked. His experiments had many unambiguous genetic markers, perfect to show in the classroom; thus in this experiment. In this experiment, the focus is on encoding six morphological traits: I-i locus which determines a yellow (I) versus a green (i) color, R-r which determines whether it is a smooth (R) or wrinkled (r) seed, Tl-tl for if it produces tendrils (Tl) or terminal leaflets (tl), Td-td for the presence (Td) or absence (td) of foliar dent

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    Gender Inequality Within The Labor Market

    1055 words, 5 pages

    SOCI 270 I argue that gender inequality still exists within the United States labor force despite substantial national measures that have been taken towards gender equality. Gender based inequality within the labor market includes, the wage gap, female’s chances of obtaining leadership positions and their jobs being overrepresented in low paying positions and underrepresented in high paying positions. This particular social problem not only affects women in the workforce, but every member of society despite their age or gender. Females are affected the most by gender inequality in the labor

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    Science Of The Nazca – South American Plate Boundary

    379 words, 2 pages

    The Chile Earthquake of 2010 is one geological event that was associated with the Nazca/South American Plate Boundary. The magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck at 3:34 A.M. on February 27, 2010, with an epicenter 200 miles southwest of Santiago, and a focus 22 miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. A 300 to 375 mile stretch of the fault had ruptured, and caused the earthquake. This fracture was caused by the stress brought on by the convergence between the Nazca and the South American Plates, and the fracture had a secondary effect of lifting a portion of seabed in the Pacific Ocean, causing

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    Resevationhop: A Moral Service?

    671 words, 3 pages

    Waiting in line is an extremely frustrating process. Everyday people are forced to waste time waiting for the service they want just because establishments can’t handle the amount of patrons they receive. Some restaurants take this even further by having week long or even month long wait times with reservation. With the service ReservationHop, customers can skip the waiting process by just paying money. Those who value their time over money would enjoy using this service. Even if some may disagree with the service, ReservationHop it a truly useful service that allows people to be more efficien

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    Christian Ethics In A Postmodern World

    7459 words, 30 pages

    CHRISTIAN ETHICS IN A POSTMODERN WORLD The Rise of Postmodernity Since Federico de Onis’s use of the term ‘postmodernismo’ to describe the Spanish and Latin-American poetry of 1905-1914 which had reacted against the ‘excess’ of modernism in 1934, (Rose 1991: 171) “Postmodernism” became very popular. It has been used in the fields of art (Christo-Bakargiev 1987), architecture (Pevsner 1967), literature (Hassan 1971), video, economics, films (James 1991), ideology (Larrain 1994: 90-118), theology (Tilley at al 1995), and philosophy (Griffin et al 1993). In trying to understand ‘postmode

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    Tooheys

    402 words, 2 pages

    Case 11.2: Tooheys Case Summary: - Tooheys, an Australian beer company, was accused of misleading and deceptive advertising. - Tooheys has 2.2% of alcohol in its beverages relatively lower than regular beers (6%). - Aboriginal Legal Service claimed that Tooheys’ advertising campaign implied that a person could consume as many 2.2’s as they can without getting legally intoxicated. - An experiment was taken place with sixty six participants to test Tooheys’ claim which also helped the Australian Federal Court to decide in favour of the company and declared them not guilty of deceptive and m

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    Psychological Egoism

    627 words, 3 pages

    Psychological egoism is the view that everyone always acts selfishly. It describes human nature as being wholly self-centered and self-motivated. Psychological egoism is different from ethical egoism in their “direction of fit” to the world. Psychological ego-ism is a factual theory. It aims to fit the world. In the world is not how psychological ego-ism says it is because someone acts unselfishly, then something is wrong with psycho-logical egoism. In my opinion this argument is completely wrong and unsound. According to James Rachel, an author of “Elements of Moral Philosophy,” there two

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    Capitalism, Ethics And The Public Service In The Modern Era

    3111 words, 13 pages

    Canadian public administration in a capitalist world has changed dramatically from its beginnings many years ago. The expectations of public management and public managers in the new millennium are more diverse than ever before. Important issues such as regulatory reform, public sector budgeting, human resources management, strategic policymaking, ethics and corruption are taking a front line. The concepts of rational administration, accountability, planning, control, budgeting and financial management are major factors in the future of Canada and some believe privatization of the government’s

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    Clifford Vs James

    331 words, 2 pages

    In our last class we examined the argument of William Clifford, and William James. In this essay I will simply examine the two opposing sides. Clifford takes the side of Evidentialism. Evidentialism is the standing that for a belief to be knowledge, it must be supported by evidence. According to evidentialism, everyone has a rational and moral duty to believe only those claims that are supported by sufficient evidence. If a belief doesn't fit in with well established scientific beliefs or isn't discovered through normal scientific practices, then it isn't rational and doesn't count as genuine

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    Impossible Is Nothing

    1778 words, 8 pages

    IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING In the summer of 2004, in the occasion of Olympic Games in Athens, Adidas, world famous brand in the field of sport clothing has made one of the most inspiring campaigns I have ever seen. With claim “Impossible is nothing” they have placed focus on the values they wanted their products to transmit and represent. This international company adapted itself to a trend that, in an occasion such as Olympic Games are, inevitably, sees in competition not only the athletes but also the brand they wear; it is a battle led through campaigns in various mass media. Focus of my an

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    Hurricane Bob

    746 words, 3 pages

    HURRICANE BOB The world is filled with many wonders and natural disasters that are powerful enough to remember forever. It has always historically seemed that most natural disasters are weather related and Mother Nature in her fury can be some of the most awesome spectacles on the planet. Hurricane Bob was one of the most catastrophic and vigorous natural disasters to hit the east coast United States in the past century. On August 16th 1991, a tropical depression formed 200 miles to the east of the Bahamas. As the storm slowly moved to the northwest, twenty four hours later it became Hurri

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    Using Neural Networks To Forecast Stock Markets

    7649 words, 31 pages

    Using Neural Networks to Forecast Stock Market Prices Abstract This paper is a survey on the application of neural networks in forecasting stock market prices. With their ability to discover patterns in nonlinear and chaotic systems, neural networks offer the ability to predict market directions more accurately than current techniques. Common market analysis techniques such as technical analysis, fundamental analysis, and regression are discussed and compared with neural network performance. Also, the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) is presented and contrasted with chaos theory and

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    Sup

    292 words, 2 pages

    pure free market has both strengths and weaknesses. It determines the value of productive resources and allocates them in use which they will earn highest return. The rewards offers to owners of productive resources are determined by the value of the products made from those resources are to changes in the conditions affecting demand and supply to reallocate resources and seek higher returns for their use. In theory the free market is highly efficient because it rewards low cost production (technical or productive efficiency) allocates resources to their best use(lowest opportunity cost alloca

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    A Humanistic Approach To Working With A Terminally Ill Patient

    1030 words, 5 pages

    A Humanistic Approach to Working with a Terminally Ill Patient “Humanistic psychology . . . emphasizes the independent dignity and worth of human beings and their conscious capacity to develop personal competence and self respect” (Humanistic Psychology Overview, 2001). This view of humanistic psychology shows why a humanistic approach is valuable and effective when working with patients who have a terminal illness, such as cancer. This paper will provide an example of a humanistic approach by a medical professional in providing care to a terminally ill patient. This paper will also provide

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    Reagan' S Second Inaugural Address

    689 words, 3 pages

    Ronald Reagan: Second Inaugural address This is, as Senator Mathias told us, the 50th time that we the people have celebrated this historic occasion. When the first President, George Washington, placed his hand upon the Bible, he stood less than a single day's journey by horseback from raw, untamed wilderness. There were 4 million Americans in a union of 13 States. Today we are 60 times as many in a union of 50 States. We have lighted the world with our inventions, gone to the aid of mankind wherever in the world there was a cry for help, journeyed to the Moon and safely returned. So much has

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    Enzymes

    296 words, 2 pages

    Temperature can affect a lot of different factors hence its effect on enzyme activity is very complex. It affects the speeds of molecules, the activation energy of the catalytic reaction and the thermal stability of the enzyme and substrate. At low temperatures (say at around 0 centigrade) the rate of enzyme reaction is very slow. The molecules have low kinetic energy and collisions between them are less frequent and even if they do collide the molecules do not posses the minimum activation energy required for the reaction to occur. It can be said that the enzymes are deactivated at low tem

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