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  • Hominin Expansion

    This new species is known as Homo ergaster/erectus, and they were on the verge of breaking out into new territory. This group would soon leave the cradle of Africa and traverse to Asia, and possibly beyond. Yet what was it about these new individuals, which enabled them to expand out of Africa? Homo ergaster/erectus were more in line with modern human body proportions when compared to their predecessors. Their legs were longer than their arms; they are also taller than previous hominins. Homo ergaster/erectus showed a reduced amount of sexual dimorphism between the sexes (Dennell, 2003:423; Dennell and Roebroeks, 2005:1099). The importance of limb proportions is the ability to cover larger distance across open ground. This upright posture would have also been beneficial to ergaster/erectus as a means of dispersing heat, enabling them to cover longer distances (Dennell, 2003:423). Thereby allowing ergaster/erectus to utilize more resources in a variety of areas. Hominins seemed to have adapted from a mosaic…

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  • Cristiano Epstein: Sports Should Be Child's Play

    In Epstein’s writing, he mentions that sports are not ideal for a child’s growing body. Conversely, choosing a sport that provides an outlet for a child’s energy can greatly beneficial even for children as young as four. Sports like soccer and basketball provide an excellent aerobic workout by strengthening muscles and increasing heart rate (“’Coordination’”). Playing a sport also helps children to improve their attention and focus as well as motor skills (“’Coordination”’). It is certainly not…

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  • Freedom Or Indulgent Analysis

    Freedom or Indulgent? Brooke Rohlfing Ethics as an Introduction to Philosophy December 1, 2014 My thesis is that Cephalus is correct when he says that it is better to be free from bodily desires than to indulge them. The term free refers to acting as one chooses without being restrained by an authority figure. A bodily desire is defined as a want taking control of a person’s body. Indulge means to give into desires in an overly disproportionate way. Cephalus’ best argument for…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Unlimited Spirit

    What is the Unlimited Spirit, Limited Spirit and Corporeal Bodies? We differentiate three distinct types of beings here. One is the highest good in which nothing can surpass. This highest good is God; God is the only unlimited spirit with no end, no beginning and is not limited by space or time. The unlimited spirit has always been and will always be. The limited spirits are all the angels and human spirits that have a beginning, no end and the human spirits are limited by space and time…

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  • Arsenic And Old Lace Character Analysis

    On Saturday, I went and saw the play Arsenic and Old Lace at the Artisan Theatre in Bedford. A brief synopsis of the play is about a house that is owned by Abby and Martha Brewster with four others who reside in that house. One is Mortimer, Abby and Martha Brewster nephew, who is also in love with the reverend’s daughter, Elaine. Mortimer then decides to ask Elaine to marry him with which she responds yes to. Then after getting engaged, she goes and tells her father, the reverend. Elaine is now…

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  • Descriptive Essay: Timmy's Home

    checks every window one last time, and finding no lights or sounds outside, she lifts the pot up. It seems agonizingly heavy to her weak arms, and she hastily sets it down on the floor and lifts the lid. There is nothing but a large, grimy-looking chunk of meat in plain boiling water. They’ve eaten everything else there is, even the shriveled, unripe mini tomatoes on her decorative plant. It died more than two months ago, and the small, dried fruits tasted like sand when she tried to eat them. A…

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  • Descriptive Essay: A Case Study Of A Crime Scene

    are placed in large, clear plastic bag. After all the organs are pulled from the main body cavity, the head is next. The medical assistant scalps the hair and pulls back the scalp, there is a drill used to open the head if needed. In this case, the victim’s skull was fairly cracked and fell apart revealing the brain. The brain is taken out and cut as well like the other organs and bullets are taken out of the skull and photograph with measurements. The final steps, is…

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  • A Rose For Emily Alone Essay

    tired of living.Unfortunately, death likes to take its time, it likes to mess with people because it knows it 's going to happen eventually. Death is the only thing we know for sure that is going to happen, people don’t know when, where or how it will happen, but they know it’s coming. In the short story, the author hints that Emily wasn 't ready and in denial of death. Emily was slowly but surely dying without her even knowing it. Furthermore, Emily had an unusual relationship with dead…

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  • Descriptive Essay: A Rose Of Civil War

    million people and the Northern states had population of 22 million people; I was one of them. They fought in thousands of different places, beginning from southern Pennsylvania to the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of France. Over five years of fighting, soldiers were dying because of starvation, diseases and combats. As I remember, the bloodiest battle was at Gettysburg, near the southern border of Pennsylvania. My knowledge is so historic now, as well as my experience. Gettysburg was a quiet…

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  • Embodied Inquiry In Somatic Psychology

    (Todres, 2007). In research methodology, embodied understanding involves embodied, aesthetic experience and application (Todres, 2007). What this means is that in order to understand human experience, whether it is one’s own or someone else’s, is to bring this experience to life and we are able to write it in a way that brings forth empathy and participation in the reader. We understand another’s experience when we relate ourselves to another and understand with our hearts. We write in such…

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