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  • Jared Diamond's Theory Of Knowledge

    Ignorantly relying on what he has learned from his education, he choose not to trust, initially, the Fore’s knowledge. He was convinced that his research was the universal truth, and to his surprise he was incorrect. Trying to express his ideas from textbooks, Diamond “patiently explained to [his] companions that [he] had read about some mushrooms being poisonous” and that he has heard of “even American mushroom collectors dying because of difficulty of distinguishing safe from dangerous mushrooms” (Diamond 17). Diamonds perception is limited. In context, he accepts his education as true while not trusting “how his fellows order their knowledge”. The Fore has gained their knowledge though experience, not literature, thus providing a different frame of reference. The Fore then explained “about twenty-nine typed of edible mushrooms, of which 15 grew on trees and fourteen grew on the ground” and consequently the one they ate was “delicious and perfectly safe” (Diamond 17). The Fore not only discredited what Diamond assumed was a universal truth, but outwitted American experts due to their ability to decipher which mushrooms are edible because of their experience. This encounter is a testament to Perry’s belief on what constitutes a truly educated person. Lacking knowledge, he refused to accept his “fellow’s orders knowledge” by not…

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  • Difference Between Common Sense And Skepticism

    difference between these two philosophical ideas can be seen in examples of everyday life. Using a hypothetical example of skepticism and common sense as well as the viewpoints of Moore and Lehrer, I will demonstrate the difference between skepticism and common sense. A hypothetical example that illustrates the difference between skepticism and common sense is two people; one is a believer in common sense, the other a skeptic, examining a possibly poisonous mushroom. A skeptic named…

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  • Ginkgo Biloba Research Paper

    Discovery of Ginkgo Biloba Ginkgo biloba or the Maidenhair Tree is a totally unique tree. It is the only surviving member of the Ginkgoaceae family and has no living relatives, making it to be completely isolated from the rest of the Plant Kingdom. To get a true sense of how isolated Ginkgo biloba is, this quote from http://www.kew.org/science-conservation/plants-fungi/ginkgo-biloba sums up its situation quite well, “Ginkgo biloba is the only member of its genus, which is the only genus in its…

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  • Fungi Lab Report

    or club fungi, which are also known as mushrooms. Fungi can be found in a variety of diverse environments, such as grassland areas, decaying logs, or with symbiotic relationships with the roots of specific trees. Mushrooms acquire food by breaking cellulose down to glucose. This natural process is used by fungi to produce glucose as a food source (technology, 2013). In the final stage of breaking cellulose down to glucose the enzyme cellobiase is used to speed the reaction up. An enzyme is a…

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  • The Importance Of Eye Lash Extension Training

    How to choose the best lash extension training course for you? Description: the artificial eye lashes are created in order to increase the beauty of a woman’s eye. In order to get trained in this, you can join the best eye lash extension training courses. Know how to select one. There can be a plethora of choices in eye lash extension training course, but in order to choose the best one from there, you need to consider your objective and requirements properly. There are various sources from…

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  • Hallucinogenic Research Paper

    but was used by Native Americans in religions practices for a long time. Indians use the peyote for spiritual strength, the ceremony consisted of an all-night prayer lead by a “healer” and everyone circles around a fire and sings while consuming peyote. Throughout the ritual, the sickness is supposed to be revealed so they may diagnose themselves. Its sole purpose is to heal a chosen individual. Though the ceremony tends to focus on one individual, everyone has the opportunity to better…

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  • Informative Essay On Psychedelic Drugs

    this culture and you may even be criticized by showing interest in such a topic. You must learn that there is actually an organization called The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) which is a “non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.” This organization runs countless studies on how drugs from LSD to MDMA to Cannabis can help with mental…

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  • Clavicep Synthesis

    species), Pluteus (6 species), Inocybe (6 species), Conocybe (4 species), and Agrocybe, Galerina and Mycena (one each) (Azarius n.d.). Since all of these genera are relatively close to being similar/identical, they all do have traces of the psilocybin drug or psilocin, an almost-identical particle to serotonin, structurally and effectiveness, that psilocybin converts to instantly when it finishes metabolizing, but not as much as Psilocybe sp. Looking more in depth of this genus, the most popular…

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  • Ergot Poisoning Research Paper

    psilocin, an almost-identical particle to serotonin, structurally and effectiveness, that psilocybin converts to instantly when it finishes metabolizing, but not as much as Psilocybe sp. Looking more in depth of this genus, the most popular and commonly available natural psychedelic currently is the species Psilocybe cubensis (other names could be Stropharia cubensis, Stropharia cyanescens or Stropharia caerulescens) due to being relatively easy to grow; also given the street name “magic…

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  • History Of LSD And Psilocybin

    Origin of LSD and Psilocybin: Home Sweet Home Both these psychological drugs do not come in handy packages, all gift-wrapped and perfectly ready for the user to high on. Whether it is psilocybin being nicknamed “magic mushroom” or LSD in its natural pure state, it is not the organism itself, but a component that is found inside it and constantly produced as a “weapon” to fend off any predators, mainly herbivores and omnivores (obviously), those that do try to eat it. For psilocybin, they can…

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