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    Diagram Lab-Plotting the Stars Part I: Introduction 1) One method scientists use to measure the distance of the star is called parallax. Parallax shift is when closer stars shift positions against the farthest stars. In order for astronomers to measure that distance, they measure the distance of the shift, also considering the diameter of the Erath’s orbit. Then the angle of the parallax is measured. The smaller the angle of the parallax shift is, the farther away the star is from the earth…

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    During their existence, stars form when the density of interstellar gas and dust, which form molecular clouds, reaches a certain point, and die by collapsing and turning into a white dwarf or a neutron star. Stars can fail and become a brown dwarf. Stars form when the density of the concentration of molecular clouds collapses and reaches a certain point. These regions are usually extremely cold and contain carbon and hydrogen. However, not all materials from the clouds form stars. Some of the…

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    Inequality among people has been going on for centuries. Equality is difficult to achieve when humans and the government are involved. Kurt Vonnegut’s short story “Harrison Bergeron” was written during a time when extreme measures were taken in order to obtain equality. Through his vivid descriptions and outstanding word choice the readers can see the struggles that the main characters encounters in their daily lives. An analysis of Vonnegut’s short story reveals the manipulation of people,…

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    Equal Opportunity

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    One of the most predominant advantages to education is its promotion of equal opportunity. Bloom confirms this atmosphere when he writes, “[Great thinkers] had authority not based on power, money, or family, but on natural gifts that properly compel respect”(Bloom 6). Privilege based on wealth holds no power behind the walls of a university, but Michaels proposes that inequality lies at the gates of universities. “What’s keeping [the poor] out of elite universities is not their inability to pay…

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    Schmidtz and Cohen stand at two almost diametrically opposed positions of equality. Schmidtz argues for an equality of treatment, while Cohen argues for an equality of opportunity. Schmidtz’s argument for equality of treatment implies that everyone should be treated the same, even if that treatment will result in others not being well off (Schmidtz 114). Cohen, on the other hand, argues that everyone should be treated the same in regards to improving society Cohen’s argument addresses three…

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    Fly Away Peter

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    in a state of dangerous innocence” to a “soldier like the rest… a [man]”. Malouf reiterates the idea of Jim’s journey from child to man when “outside, for the first time since he was a kid, [he] cried”. Through the use of contrasting settings and binary opposites, Malouf is able to elaborate on the corruption caused by the brutality and nature of…

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    Humanity tends to be going towards equality, even though there is a myriad number of differences between us, but we are actually heading toward it, however equality is a strong word with a vast number of meanings and most of us tends to consider it from his/her own perspective, as we know there is two types of equality (Formal and Substantive) we already have formal quality (which is advantageous) but we need more -but specific quantity of- substantive equality to fill up the holes which the…

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    Inequality is a concept that has been around for centuries and it applies to many areas of human life such as education, income, and in some cases certain rights. Today many people are concerned about this concept of inequality and how it relates to people economically. There have been countless numbers of initiatives to close the gap between the different socio-economic classes. Having a more progressive tax system and raising minimum wage are the two most common tools that the public look…

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    Glass Ceiling Inequality

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    Inequalities Within the Glass Ceiling Inequality is a famous topic all over the world. Inequalities can be picked out of most situations. Inequality is often seen in gender roles. Through the eyes of a feminist, it is seen that women are often treated unfairly compared to men. Some examples being voting, which women couldn’t partake in until 1920. Another example is holding a job, which women couldn’t do until World War II when employers were losing male workers to the war. Women were treated as…

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    Equality and Fairness: Failed Principles The battle to achieve a sense of fairness and equality has been relevant amongst humans since the beginning of time. Advocates who effortlessly argue the need for an equal socioeconomic system recognize that little to no change has been made throughout time. Philosopher John Rawls’s principles of fairness and equality state that everyone has a right to basic liberties and the greatest social and economic privileges are granted only if the greatest social…

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