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Socrates

Socrates

Introduction
Life is the most precious, unique, and complex defining feature of individuals. Its vitality is displayed in our fierce protection of it. Its uniqueness defines who we are as individuals. Finally, its complexity forces us to understand that we are helpless in controlling many aspects that define it. A quest to understand life reduces our existence on earth to a meaningless journey, filled with self-glorification and uneventful occurrences. It is when an individual claiming to have such a profound understanding of life brings this realization to the forefront that knowledge loses its power and becomes dangerous. An individual defining the only meaningful existence motivates the masses into either a frantic pursuit to fulfill the stipulations or to quickly silence the originator of their fear. The ultimate fear is that the time we spend on earth is meaningless without achieving the difficult task of understanding it, and the source of this idea, Socrates.

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” -Socrates
This is the quote that affirms my belief in questioning every aspect of life from authoritative figures to the origin of my own opinions. It also strikes fear deep within the hearts of those

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Egg Drop

Egg Drop

What to do and not do Next Time

In my egg drop project, there were two basic space- shapes. One was the triangle and the other a cube. We dropped my final project from the upstairs in the shop. Velocity, acceleration, and inertia definitely affected my egg in a negative way. A scrambled egg is not what I was hoping for.
This is what my egg project looked like (the basic):

A lot of things went wrong with this project. There were toothpicks pointing in the direction of the egg. Also it was mostly triangles and they are too solid and added weight to it. Another thing is that there was too much glue that made up the project so it added mass to the project which is exactly what I didnt want. Starting and planning earlier would have probably helped a great deal.

To fix what I did wrong, would be plenty of things. First of all I would change my plans completely. There would be no toothpicks in the direction of the egg. I wouldnt use triangles as my main space-shape. It would consist of cubes for support.

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The Wedding Planners

The Wedding Planners

The Wedding Planners

The conversation I chose to examine was between my 2 sisters and myself as we focused on coordinating a surprise wedding for my parents. As the conversation took place, it was evident how elements defining the Biological Theory, J. Wood described in her book Gendered Lives, appeared throughout our discussion. Within this paper, I will provide details on how these elements guided our natural flowing conversation during our decision-making process, as we demonstrated uses of the brain. There is still, however, the need for development as I show our limitations.

As discussed by J. Wood, the distinctions between women and men?s communication styles are closely related to the construction of the brain and its development. There are 2 sides of the brain:
1. The left side of the brain encourages mathematical, scientific, methodical, sequential, categorizing and logical thought. It is used for taking a whole concept and dissecting it into parts. (men tend to be stronger at using the left side)
2. The right side of the brain supports creativity, artistic doings, descriptive thought, imagination, and spatial recognition. It is used for taking individual groupings and putting them together to create a whole. (women

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Socrates

Socrates

At the elderly age of seventy, Socrates found himself fighting against an indictment of impiety. He was unsuccessful at trial in the year 399 B.C. The charges were corrupting the youth of Athens, not believing in the traditional gods in whom the city believed, and finally, that he believed in other new divinities. In Plato?s Apology, Socrates defends himself against these charges. He claims that the jurors? opinions are biased because they had probably all seen Aristophanes? comedy The Clouds. The Socrates portrayed in Aristophanes? Clouds is an altogether different character than that of the Apology. The two different impressions of Socrates lead to quite opposite opinions with regard to his guilt. In The Clouds, Socrates? actions provide evidence of his guilt on all three charges. However, in the Apology, Socrates is fairly convincing in defending his innocence on the first two charges, but falls short on the third charge. Socrates, in The Clouds, is portrayed as an idiot who thinks he?s walking on air and is interested primarily in gnats? rumps. He is delineated as a natural philosopher/sophist. He is hired to teach Pheidippides to make the ?worse argument?, the argument that is really incorrect and unjust the ?better??to

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The Power Of Public Speaking

The Power Of Public Speaking

?Talk is cheap,? according to an old English proverb, but proven wrong in every day life. To few, public speaking comes naturally. The ease to speak in front of large audiences and the ability to chose the right words at the right time seems as though they were born with the talent. Some benefit by taking courses through their high schools and universities, while others may spend thousands on a few hours of lessons in order to develop their ability, according to Lucas (18). As a result most Americans rank their number one fear as being the fear of public speaking.
Public speaking creates a feeling of empowerment, as one is able to communicate information to all audiences, along with the ability to influence people?s attitudes and behavior and to allow one to achieve a position of leadership. Public speaking is essential to success in nearly every walk of life. The fact of searching for a job will be less stressful if an applicant has good oral communication skills, listening ability, and enthusiasm. In the workforce it is vital to have speaking skills to deliver oral reports or presentations, responding to questions, or while training

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Effects Of Smoking

Effects Of Smoking

One way that smoking effects your lungs is to trigger mucus secretions. These

secretions can build up over time and end up blocking the airways. There are also

microphages located in your respiratory tract. Microphages are good for fighting

infection and smoke particles can kill the microphages. One of the worst effects

is because of carcinogens. Carcinogens cause cell division, which leads to cancer.

Cigarette smoke also stops the bronchioles and cilia for several hours. This

makes it easier for particles or germs to enter the body which can cause more

sickness.

Bronchitis is another problem caused by cigarette smoke. What happens with

bronchitis is that damage is done

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Socrates

Socrates

Socrates was one of the most influential philosophers of all times. Socrates spent his time questioning people about things like virtue, justice, piety and truth. He did not keep quiet, he spoke his mind and asks others to do the same, without thinking of the consequences. The people Socrates questioned were the people that condemn him to death. Socrates was sentenced to death because society did not like him and they wanted to shut him up for good, having no real evidence against Socrates to prove the accusations against him. And the reason for all was that, at that time, people did not understand the significance of cross-examination. Socrates? radical skepticism and questioning improved society and morality in the present by teaching us the importance of examining and understanding the behavior of our friends and ourselves but undermined society and morality of Athens by confusing people and attempting to destroy their social rules and orders.
Socrates thinking became the major concept of philosophy because it makes people to question the decision they have made. His questioning is still effective in our days because it opens our eyes to our ignorance and, therefor, makes everyone discuss

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Effects Of Alcohol In The Liver

Effects Of Alcohol In The Liver

Effects of Excessive Alcohol in the Liver
The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. It takes care of poisons from blood, makes immune agents to control infection, and also cleans blood. When an excessive amount of alcohol is consumed the liver cannot properly metabolize causing liver disease. When this happens the liver can develop fatty liver, alcohol hepatitis, or cirrhosis.
Fatty liver is when there is an accumulation of fat in the cells of the liver (hepatocytes). Stopping drinking can reverse the early stages of fatty liver. If the alcohol does not stop they will develop Steatohepatitis,

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The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions

The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions

The Road to Hell is Paved
With Good Intentions

?The road to hell is paved with good intentions? has taken on many variations throughout the centuries, and is claimed by many authors as their own, but the essence of this English proverb reaches across generations, and yet retains its meaning, to parallel the lives and situations of all who use it today. Perhaps Samuel Johnson was most credited with a modified version of this proverb, when he was quoted in James Boswell?s biography Life of Johnson, as saying ?hell is paved with good intentions?, but he was elaborating on the words of others, they were not his own. As early as the 12th century, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, 1091-1153 A.D., was quoted saying, ?hell is paved with good intentions or desires?, and in Notes Theological, political, and Miscellaneous written by Samuel Taylor-Coleridge, he attributes the saying to Richard Baxter, 1615-1691 A.D. Although this saying has been coined as an English proverb, history traces another version to old Portugal that says, ?hell is paved with good intentions, and roofed with lost opportunities.? The saying itself has taken on a life of its own, that has evolved into

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Socrates

Socrates

Upon reading Plato, The Trial and Death of Socrates, Socrates strongly held views on the relationship between morality and laws become apparent to the reader. Equally, Socrates makes clear why laws should be followed and why disobedience to the law is rarely justified.
Finally, he makes clear his views regarding civil disobedience.
Socrates? view on morality is that anyone can do wrong. It is said that injuring someone in return for injury to oneself is wrong. He follows this with the connection between morality and the city. You do badly without the cities authorization; you are doing wrong towards the city and the laws. He felt if you are behaving against peoples mind and in this way, behaving against the city. It is a way of destroying the cities laws and so you are hurting citizens by doing so. An example of this is the general understanding that you shouldn?t hurt your father. If you do so than you are disrespecting laws within your city. Of course you will get convicted for this, and it doesn?t change the idea that you acted against the city.

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