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27 May 2008
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Hamartia: Of Man And God

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

The human genome has twenty-three pairs of chromosomes, genes of each intricately woven into the fabric of our beings. Their amino acid constituents are programmed to function and because they determine particular characteristics of organisms, they control who we are. Are we thus compelled by...

16 May 2008
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A Review of Same-Sex Family Medicine

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Same-sex couples and families face many additional challenges in the United States, whether it be from cultural views on their lifestyle or any number of legal barriers that interrupt the function of their daily lives. This paper seeks to focus on one particular legal hurdle that homosexual...

13 May 2008
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Violence Is Everywhere

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Violence is everywhere. People see it in movies featuring Vin Diesel, in many video games, and read about it in books. Many people argue that television should not feature violence since it may affect young children in undesirable ways. Children can grow up to be desensitized to violence and...

13 May 2008
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Digital Masterpieces : Are video games any good?

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Video games draw plenty of criticism these days. Parents and politicians alike look at video games as a bad thing in society; it's a time sink that prevents families from bonding and schoolwork from getting done, in their eyes. Others view video games as a way to socialize and meet other...

08 May 2008
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An Ideological Threat

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four examines a society plagued by war, hunger, and ever-present government surveillance. Lack of resources and the prospect of death face all citizens everyday, and yet their ruling body is in no danger of losing its power. This body, the Party, employs bizarre...

07 May 2008
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Rewriting the Future

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

The passage of Exodus 20:5 discusses the inheritance of “the sins of the father laid upon the children,” illustrating the idea that one generation's legacy is often placed on the shoulders of its offspring. Children must learn the ways of the world, that is, become prepared to exist in...

06 May 2008
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THE JUDAS CODE: A Revelation of Moral and Ethical Dilemmas in New Testament Scripture

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

In The Divine Comedy, author Dante Alighieri illustrates “Inferno,” his interpretation of Hell, which is divided into nine distinct “circles,” each designated for a particular severity of sinner. Within the ninth and innermost circle resides Satan, forever trapped inside a...

06 May 2008
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Clash of the Christians: Why Rome's Religious and Social Practices Catalyzed the Christian Explosion in the First Century

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

“Goodness is the only investment that never fails,” once penned poet Henry David Thoreau. Such was a belief of the earliest followers of Christianity, most of whom were disrespected lower-class citizens of the Roman Empire. Christians proclaimed the existence of utopian life after death...

05 May 2008
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Deconstructing the Traditional View of Judas the Betrayer: An Exploration of the Gospel of Judas

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

“My god, I'm sick. I've been used and you knew all the time. God I'll never know why you chose me.” The rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar features a torn, confused Judas Iscariot contemplating his suicide shortly after betraying Jesus Christ. These lyrics make it seem like Judas played...

05 May 2008
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Political Image and the Public Trust: A Look At Today's Media

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

These days the general population has a plethora of choices as to where they get their news from. With media outlets owned by big business conglomerates, it can be hard to decide what the truth is and what stories have been tweaked to meet the audience's interest. Rupert Murdoch's...

05 May 2008
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Judaism, Christianity and Anti-Semitism

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Throughout the histories of two of the world's major religions, there has been immense effort to keep separate from one another by focusing on differences rather than similarities. In time Christianity became the oppressor of the religion that gave it life, merely because it could not or refused...

05 May 2008
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The Political Rhetoric of Same-Sex Marriage

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Same-sex marriage, the notion that two members of the same gender can be joined in a legally recognized union that is the civic basis of marriage, is a hot topic in the United States. The dispute over same-sex marriage has raged for years; the debate reached a fevered pitch after the 2004...

29 Apr 2008
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You Have Got To Have Faith

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Throughout time and across most historical records, people have been asked to have faith in some all-knowing, omnipotent deity in one form or another. Whether snake worship with human sacrifice or God in heaven above, we are all asked to have faith. Who is doing the asking? Well, just about...

28 Apr 2008
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What Sex Should Really Mean in a Relationship

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

I sit and watch my wife, as I often do, when she does not know I am looking at her and me thank God that I am blessed to have a woman who enjoys life. We, like any other couple, have our ups and downs and sometimes the downs outweigh the ups. Nevertheless, I would not trade my marriage for all...

23 Apr 2008
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Examining Urban Poverty In Canadian Society

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Poverty is a problem which is increasing steadily on a global scale. In North America, urban poverty is growing rapidly. Urban Poverty is a term used to describe people living in urban environments whom lack the means required to provide themselves with the basic necessities needed to live...

17 Apr 2008
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Networked multiplayer games as a valid means of social interaction

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

The question I will endeavour to address is whether network multiplayer capable computer games offer a valid means of social interaction. To satisfactorily address this question, several terms must be defined as they are used in the context of this document. The first issue which...

16 Apr 2008
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Our Generation: Mean or Dazed?: peer pressure and how we respond to it

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

A vast multitude of movies have been made in an attempt to realistically recreate many generations on screen. Almost every generation has had a movie made to express the thoughts of the people within it. After searching several movies, I watched two in order to see which best represents our...

19 Feb 2008
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Zen Buddhism and Western Culture: How its practices affect its culture and are mirrored in many Western ideas

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

There has always been a fascination with the contrast between Eastern and Western philosophies, culture and ideas. And nowhere is this fact more prominent than in religion and religious practices. More specifically, the Asian religion of Buddhism, though seeing its tenets blossom...

18 Feb 2008
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The Many Faces of Michel Foucault: An Analysis of the Evolution of his Conception of Identity Formation in the Modern World Through his Life and Works

Essay - 20 pages - Social sciences

Throughout the course of his career as a historian, author, philosopher, and artist, Michel Foucault often shifted directions in his work, reinventing himself in the process and offering little explanation for his decisions to do so. Shortly after the publication of Madness and...

18 Feb 2008
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Education System in Need of Reform in the USA

Essay - 6 pages - Social sciences

New York City epitomizes superiority. Being one of the most renowned cities in the world, it is placed upon a pedestal. People travel here from across the globe for the cuisine, nightlife, and immense culture just to name a few. Another main attribute of the Big Apple is its vast diversity and...

12 Dec 2007
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The effects of fraternities on American history

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

At some point in history, man found a way to bond with his fellow man, in an exclusive grouping system with organization and benefits. Whether it is early man as a clan or primitive humans staying together for safety and food, humans are drawn together because we are naturally social beings. Over...

07 Dec 2007
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Freedom and Women in American Realism

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Freedom is a prevalent theme in a lot of the American realism stories. However, in most of these stories, the focus is on a man's literal quest for freedom. Less common, but not infrequent, is the portrayal a woman struggling for that ideal. The woman's pursuit is more abstract than a man's. They...

07 Dec 2007
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On My Honor

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

The Boy Scouts of America in all forms, across the United States, involve young boys and young adults in a number of healthy and education experiences in their programs. Since the Scouts' founding 1910, the organization has sought to help shape boys into lively and well-rounded adults. The...

03 Dec 2007
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Typical Assimilation?

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

The stereotypes presented in the novel, Typical American by Gish Jen, clearly show a mutual misunderstanding between races. It also illustrates the use of racism as a defense mechanism when new to integration and assimilation. Stereotypes in this story are a sort of segue from an...

27 Nov 2007
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Student Culture and Michael Moffatt

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Michael Moffatt, author of Coming of Age in New Jersey, performs a study at Rutgers University during the mid 1980's. In hopes of gaining a better understanding of the student culture, Moffatt conceals his anthropologist identity by resembling - in appearance and in manner - a...

04 Nov 2007
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Communication Theory within Interpersonal Communication

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Hikrokawa and Gouran were two experts on group communication. They figured out the most effective ways that groups communicate and the most practical solutions to everyday group communication, whether in a business environment or a personal relationship. At its core, Functional Perspective on...

04 Nov 2007
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Group Theory and Uncertainty

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Relationships are still a mystery to many people in many walks of life. Man to woman, woman to woman and man to man. Dating is not just the only form of relationship in question by theorists of communication but all types of friendship are thrown into the controversy as well. In 1973,...

22 Oct 2007
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Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

The concept of Artificial Intelligence has fascinated humans for as long as computers have been around. It should come as no surprise that countless engineers, programmers, and researchers are intensely studying AI in an attempt to create intelligent machines that can mimic human thought and...

22 Oct 2007
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Feminism and Eve

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Since the dawn of time, women have been fighting for equality. Although it has been a difficult battle, women have come a long way. They are able to vote and make their voices heard. They have careers. Women are becoming more independent and liberated each and every day. Feminism is not just a...

19 Oct 2007
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Plain Sex

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

We are all born to love; whether this is a gift or a curse has yet to be decided. In the world of George Orwell's 1984, to love is to commit a crime of treason. On a shallow level, this portion of totalitarianism appears completely unjust. But if one is to look a little deeper, and...