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September 6, 2010

The Big Bang Theory Essay

There are currently two widely accepted scientific theories explaining how planet earth was formed. Creationists believe that God created the heavens and the earth, and that God said let there be light, and there was light. Creationists do not believe that random occurrences of nature sparked the beginning of life as we know it. Creationists believe that God created a fully formed earth, and produced man complete in His image. Evolutionists, on the other hand, believe that the universe exploded from a tiny particle.

The Big Bang Theory is the prevailing scientific theory concerning the origin of the universe. According to the Big Bang Theory, the universe was created sometime between 10 and 20 billion years ago. A massive cosmic explosion released radiation, particles, and clouds of atoms into the atmosphere. Before this tremendous explosion occurred, the total matter and energy of space was contained completely at one point. Evolutionists cannot say however, what existed before this event. The Big Bang caused particles to be thrown outward, and to continue in an expanding nature. After the Big Bang, the universe was very hot, and when it did begin to cool off, that is when the formation of common particles began to form. The particles that formed were what scientists would refer to as the building blocks of matter, photons, electrons, and quarks. Gravity soon took over, and condensed all the atoms into galaxies where stars appeared. A phenomenon that occurs when a star dies and explodes is called a supernova. When the stars exploded they created new types of atoms, which were released back into the galaxy and converged with cosmic dust and molecules. Then these formations condensed to form planets. Many more events took place and bacteria formed on earth, which evolved into the human form we know today. (more…)

July 6, 2010

Effects of Divorce on Children Essay

In today’s society, divorce has become a norm in our lives. Married couples today are getting a divorce due to many different reasons, either because of conflicts in the marriage, lost of romantic feelings, a spouse committing an affair, and other type of marriage problems. Most of these divorced couples have children that are very young and due to their age, have no idea on how to deal with an event like a divorce. These children will have to learn to deal with their parent’s divorce at such a young age, affecting them in a positive or negative way. After interviewing two sisters, who recently live through their parents’ divorce, and reading studies from mediator John W. Reiman, the American Academy of Pediatrics and Dallas Morning News’, Karen Patterson, that proves children may positively deal with the consequences of their parent’s divorce; however, the majority of children who see the process of divorce, can experience some long term negative effects. (more…)

July 1, 2010

Technology in the Future Essay

How many times have you been to an unfamiliar town or city and found yourself desperate for the loo but with no idea where the nearest public convenience might be?

This is the premise behind the idea for this project. To produce a resource so those unfamiliar with their current surroundings will be able to attend to that basic human need with the minimum of fuss. Wouldn’t it be great if you knew where the nearest convenience was if you were on a beach, in a town centre, or how far you had to go while travelling on the motorway? Or if you were just coming home after a boisterous night out at a pub? The inspiration for this website came about after hearing a set of outrageous stories about getting caught short whilst out and about. (more…)

June 16, 2010

Shogun Essay

The novel Shogun, by James Clavell is not just a book, but a cultural insight into a country that has flourished for over a thousand years, and is as rich, diverse and beautiful, as it is violent and cruel. The novel deals with themes and issues such as cultural acceptance, death, tradition and religion, to mention a few, and the story progresses through the eyes of numerous characters, both Japanese and European.

The setting for Shogun is Japan in the year 1600. The main characters are John Blackthorne, whose dream is to be the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe, to break the monopoly the Portuguese and Spanish have on trade between Japan and China and to return home famous and wealthy; Toranaga, the most powerful lord in Japan, who’s burning desire is become the Shogun, (the supreme military dictator) and to unite the waring samurai clans under his own leadership; and the Lady Mariko, who is a Catholic convert who must decide whether to support the Church or her own county – these loyalties however, are confused when she falls in love with Blackthorne. The novel begins when Blackthorn’s ship hits a reef while trying desperately to escape a storm. Incidentally, the ship is wrecked and Blackthorne and his crew are stranded on an uncharted landmass. Over the next few days, Blackthorne discovers that he is in Nihon or Japan and that his crew is being held captive. He whiteness first had the extremes of violence akin to the Japanese, when a Samurai hacks off a man’s head for being impolite. (more…)

June 3, 2010

Career Research Essay

Law Enforcement. Just writing the two words together brings back old memories of TV shows featuring a grizzled detective smoking a large cigar. I picture Martin Lawrence and Will Smith blowing up half of Miami in their attempts to catch the bad guys. In reality, none of this is true. None of this even shines a candle on the true work of law enforcement officers. It is the most underrated, thankless, and poorly portrayed career in the world. A federal law enforcement position takes more time and dedication than any other law enforcement job in the world. It is my hope to shed some light on what a federal law enforcement officer really does, and for my purposes, I am using the specific career of FBI Special Agent.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation began its mission in 1908 when the first director was appointed. Since that time, it has become the primary investigative division for the United States government. The FBI is responsible for enforcing over 260 federal statutes, and also for conducting investigations pertaining to National Security. In recent years, and with the events of September 11, 2001, the FBI’s mission has doubled. (more…)

May 26, 2010

Essay on Environment

It is unfortunate that we, the inhabitants of earth, are unable to see the trials and tribulations we subject earth to on a daily basis. When discussions regarding the environment arise, most of us have the “out of sight, out of mind” attitude. However, when farmers have no crops or when the sky cries acid or wild animals eat our live stock, then we become outraged. According, Genesis 1:27, we are to subdue the earth (not destroy the earth.)

We human are killing our mother earth and everything thing in it by not protecting our environment. We inflict harm on earth every day as if it has done something to us or performed unsatisfactory. It is most unfortunate that we cannot see first hand the destruction we are causing. We don’t see the rapid extinction of numerous species due to deforestation. It is pitiful that we can feel the warming due to the holes in the ozone layer but we still own and drive multiple cars daily. It’s sad how we see a plume of smog in the middle of the day that hangs over our city like a halo hangs over an angel and we still do nothing. Also, it is amazing is how we watch the discovery channel and see the people in third world countries taking bathes and drinking the same water that the animal bath in because that all they have but we still water our lawns and some wash their cars daily. What do you say to mountain lions killing or eating family pets tied up in the yard because they think it prey only because we have invaded their space? We don’t say anything, we get our gun and we kill the mountain lion, in the mountain. Also remaining is the fact that most people have never seen the trees of an entire valley cut down or the coastline blackened by spilled oil. We don’t care, we have got to have paper and we need the oil and there is more where it came from. (more…)

May 22, 2010

Essay on America

America has long been called the most powerful nation, but are we really as secure as we think. America has many nuclear weapons and could destroy any opposing country. Our military is sizable and so are our navy and marine forces, but America is not ready for any type of Biological, Chemical, or nuclear attacks. “Before September eleventh, the threat of an attack with weapons of mass destruction was just theoretical” says Janet Williams, a reporter from the BBC news station.

In a survey carried out by a team from West Virginia University before September eleventh, thirty U.S. hospitals were contacted at random. A total of twenty six said they would only be able to handle a maximum of fifteen victims in the event of a bio-terror attack. Twenty two of those hospitals revealed they would not be able to handle a chemical or nuclear attack. It is apparent that America would not be able to handle the amount of casualties in the event of a bio-terror attack if all hospitals follow this trend.

In the event of a dirty bomb, a makeshift bomb made from unsafe materials such as cesium 137 and cobalt 60, being placed near the capital there would be wide spread, irrational panic. The average cancer risks are about two thousand deaths per ten thousand or around twenty percent. Here is a scenario, if ten pounds of TNT and a pea sized sample of cesium 137 were placed in Washington DC, the initial casualties would be limited to the site of explosion, which would mainly be by cancer from radiation. The EPA contamination threshold is an increase of one cancer death per ten thousand people. (more…)

April 12, 2010

The Great Depression Essay

The year was 1929. This is the start of the biggest national crisis since the civil war. It was the Great Depression. The stock market was going in a slump that started in October. By the end of Hoover’s term in office unemployment rates had sky rocketed and left 12 to 14 million without jobs, and the supply of money was scarce and only getting worse.

There are many reasons that the Great Depression started. One of the most well known causes is the stock market crash that happened on October 29, 1929. Before this day the stock market had grown considerably, making companies profits go up. General Electric had tripled in value which came out to about $396 per share of stock. After October 29th, 1992 many business lost thousand of dollars, money that had just seemed to vanish into this air, never to be seen again. The stock market crash was followed by many cuts that had to be made by businesses concerning how many workers they could have and how much to pay the workers that they could keep. Since companies could not afford to keep many of its workers and actually pay them, Hoover ordered federal departments and head of the government of organization for construction processes to be sped up to make more rooms for jobs for the unemployed. After the shock had passed Hoover announced that the worst was over and that unemployment rates were starting to get back on track. Little did he know that at that time unemployment was the only thing getting back on track for the United States. Another reason for the start of the Great Depression was overproduction. Many companies made too many products and people did not have the money to buy the products to get businesses back the money that they spent making that product, so businesses lost a large amount of their money by overproduction. (more…)

March 30, 2010

Essay on Biblical Criticism

Biblical criticism is a scholarly activity that aims to make the text more, not less, meaningful. In the course of that activity scholars may be led to make suggestions as to how the text may have been changed over the years, especially during the process of scribal copying, or to suggest how an evangelist may have allowed his particular theological interests to influence his record. Biblical criticism follows four forms: source, form, redaction and narrative.

Originally biblical scholars tried to harmonize the Gospels, and evidence of this exists in the harmonization of the two infancy narratives. However, rather than harmonizing the Gospels, Griesbach set the synoptics in parallel. This posed the question, ‘How do we account for the similarities and differences?’ The way was open for source criticism to develop as scholars tried to establish the relationship between the synoptic gospels and their sources. Griesbach proposed that Matthew was written first because of its Jewish content however this theory was quickly discredited as scholars asked ‘Why would Mark abbreviate Matthew?’ Griesbach’s theory is based on the theory of St Agustine in the Middle Ages who was a proponent of Matthean priority.

Alternatively, modern biblical scholars (including Harrington) would, for the most part, propose Markan priority with Mark as the source or framework for the other two synoptics as Taylor asserts, Mark, for Luke is a quarry from which stone is obtained to enlarge an already existing building’. Although this proposal was valid it still did not account for the fact that Matthew and Luke still had similarities although the material was not in Mark. In 1863 Holtzmannn put forward a two-source theory i.e. that Matthew and Luke had used marks as a source as well as another common source known as ‘Q’. (more…)

March 29, 2010

Essay on Leadership

Leadership is a prerequisite for effective management without leadership skills one cannot be an effective manager Tappen. For the purpose of this assignment the types and characteristics of leadership will be discussed. The author will briefly review the theories of leadership. Particular emphasis will be placed on the difference between transactional and transformational leadership and how it is relevant in modern nursing. The author will also explore why nursing leadership and management is vital in today’s healthcare environment and how changes in healthcare have influenced leadership and management in modern nursing.

Tappen identifies the difference between management and leadership as follows: There is a close relationship between the concepts of leadership and management. Management is a formal specifically designated position within an organization. Each department and clinical area has a manager who is responsible for the organization of that specific area. Tappen states leadership is an unofficially achieved position that may be assumed by more than one person at any one time. Tappen suggests that management is an assigned role, leadership is an attained one. The literature also acknowledges the concept that all people have untapped leadership potential.

It is also acknowledged in the literature reviewed and it highlights that that there is confusion regarding the difference between leadership and management. It is suggested that they are one and the same thing but the management role is task orientated, while the leadership role is team orientated. (more…)

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