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    The Berkeley Pit

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    Silicosis, a life threatening lung disease that can severely harm your ability to breathe. Starting in 1955, the Berkeley Pit became well known as a large truck-operated, open-air copper mine in Butte Montana. The unusually high copper prices resulted in the Anaconda Copper Mining Company opening many pit mines, including the Berkeley Pit. Buying up two communities and a lot of Butte’s previous population, the company was able to clear out a pit site. But after the discovery of very acidic sources and harsh effects, the Berkeley pit ceased mining in 1982; even today, the mine is still a hazard and causes problems for the surrounding community and environment. (“Berkeley Pit”, 2016) As a local mine, the Berkeley Pit has not only a large impact…

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    George Berkeley, also known as “Bishop Berkeley” was an Irish philosopher best known for the theory called “immaterialism”. This theory denies the existence of material substance and says that objects like tables and chairs are only ideas in the minds of preceivers and cannot exist with being perceived. Berkeley is also known for his abstraction. Berkeley was born in his family home Dysart castle. Near Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Ireland. He was the eldest son of William Berkeley and little…

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    The article “South L.A. student finds a different world at Cal” written by Kurt Streeter was a true story of Kashawn Campbell, who was struggling in his first English writing class at the University of California, Berkeley (“UC Berkeley”), one of the best public universities in the US. Campbell was raised in one of the roughest neighborhoods in South Los Angeles, Jefferson, where composed of Latinos and blacks exclusively. Campbell was determined at his early age to make a change of his life…

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    George Claude Pimentel. Pimentel’s life, work, and contribution to Chemistry have shaped this field and impacted it in ways that other scientists have not. Background George Claude Pimentel was born on May 02, 1922 in Rolinda, California. Pimentel grew up with a love for science and knew as a young boy that he wanted to learn as much as he could about the subject. In 1943, Pimentel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) (Bancroft Library Staff,…

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    In 1996 Alice Waters started a foundation called Edible Schoolyard at the Martin Luther King Jr. middle school in Berkeley, California. This program turned into an entire curriculum that students had to follow in their schools. In this class students got to grow their own produce, learn kitchen skills, and then they benefitted from eating the food they grew and prepared. Even though this was a class, there was also a small lesson each day in every other type of class that talked about healthy…

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    George Berkeley

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    George Berkeley is famously known for his statement, “Esse est percipi” which means if we are able to perceive something then it certainly exists. Nothing outside our minds exists, meaning material substances are irreconcilable. Perceiving is the entity equated to mind, body and soul or simply our self. Ideas exist and are imprinted through the sense faculty. Ideas are actively perceived by this entity called the ‘Spirit’. The existence of things which we do not perceive is left within the mind…

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    Locke Vs Berkeley

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    • Berkeley is saying in this paragraph that all the world is made up of are ideas and that there are three different ways that you can get these ideas, one is the senses, another is the operations/passions of the mind and finally there is memory and imagination. • He also argues that a combination of ideas gives us objects such as apples or stones as some ideas always go together such as the colour and taste of the apple. • Berkeley then goes on the say that there has to be something to…

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    In 1676 Nathanial Bacon led a rebellion against Governor William Berkeley, the rebellion was called Bacon’s Rebellion. This rebellion brought people of similar ideology about class together to fight for what they believed to be justice. Both Africans and Englishmen joined together under Bacon to rebel against the Native Indians having access to more land. This rebellion would eventually be engrained into the to the ideology surrounding America as “White Supremacy.” The rebellion draws upon…

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    George Berkeley Analysis

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    George Berkeley, A treatise concerning the principles of human knowledge In this essay I will be discussing a few sections from George Berkeley, A treatise concerning the Principle of human knowledge. I will explain the arguments being set out by Berkeley within the text, then I will proceed to make an objection of my own, which I will respond to on behalf of Berkeley. George Berkeley starts off introducing us to his theory “to be is to be perceived”. Within the first few paragraphs of the…

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    housing, etc. When their terms of service were terminated, these now freemen hoped to receive land ownership and some upward social mobility. Owning land meant that they could have a vote and in turn be a member of the society. By the 1670s, however, there was hardly any good, vacant land left to settle in Virginia, so they began to look towards Indian territories. Nathaniel Bacon, the young, ambitious cousin of Sir William Berkeley, the governor of Virginia, decided to lead this charge. These…

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