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    Scientist and economist Thomas Malthus collected data that demonstrated that a population typically grows exponentially, while resources usually grow logistically, increasing slowly. Malthus decided that based on his observations about the growth patterns of humans and their resources, humans would overshoot their food or resources. When this happened, he stated that there would be a catastrophic disturbance and excessive dieback within the human population would occur to compensate for exceeding the earth’s carrying capacity. Malthus believed that the limiting factors on the exponential growth of the human population included disease or famine, and social constraints including marriages late in life or insufficient resources for individuals…

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    "productivity" since the industrial revolution, but how will productivity fill up the vacuum of fewer people? What about old people who in general are less productive and the Western world are indeed getting older every day. We must accept that we are confined to very low growth rates for a long, long time. Exponential economic growth, with no increase in population means that the current population needs to do one of two things and most likely a combination. 1. Prices will go up which gives a…

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    policies, including bonded warehouses and back-to-back letters of credit financing (Rahman, 2014). In addition, to attract foreign investment, especially from East Asian countries, the government set up Export Processing Zones (EPZ), where regulations were much more lax. The first EPZ was established in 1983 under Ershad’s rule (Al Faruque, 2009). The EPZ approach also led to considerable decentralization of responsibilities surrounding the sector as the state delegated much of its…

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    Escherichia Coli Growth

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    The spectrophotometer analysis of Escherichia coli growth during heat application The purpose of this experiment is to determine the rate of Escherichia coli (E. coli) growth over 100 minutes in a liquid growth medium (control), and to determine the rate of E. coli growth over 100 minutes in a heated liquid growth medium. The prediction is that the control E. coli culture will grow at a faster rate exponentially over 100 minutes than the experimental bacteria culture. Consequently due to heat…

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    The Singularity

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    pressured to conform to what is normal in our society. Like Harbisson, humans base a lot of emotions through color so it would only make sense to try and fit in. Cyborgs like Harbisson will become more prevalent in future society, hence creating a societal norm to merge with technology. The cyborg (Neil Harbisson) is the answer to reaching a singularity in part because he is legally recognized by the government and provides ideas about how we can change the way in which humans view the world,…

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    The exponential growth of social media has spurred the creation of a unique form of communication in today’s culture. What do I meme? The use of the Internet meme has served as a phenomenon that has changed the way people communicate and have had a notable influence on forms of cultural expression. Memes are defined as, “an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from one person to another in a culture and often altered in a creative or humorous way (i.e. images, phrases, snapshots, gifs,…

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    In this lab, they will be experimenting with the population of the yeast and observe its growth pattern over the course of 6 days. They will be looking at the growth of yeast when giving an unlimited amount of food and no competition. They were seeing if the yeast shows an exponential growth or logistic growth under these circumstances. Background Information In this experiment, they will be testing the population growth of Yeast. Yeast is a single-celled fungus that ferments sugar to produce…

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    What is exponential population growth? (see page 76) Is the global population growing exponentially? What are the implications on our ecosystem when the population increases? Do we have enough resources to sustain an exponentially growing world population thinking 100 years into the future? How does China enforce their one (or now two) child policy? How can governments try to reduce fertility rates without going the route of China’s one (or two) child policy? What…

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    As we experience this scientific innovation that is happening right before us, the need to see our exponential growth through a different lens becomes a necessity. Literature is a powerful tool whereby composers use their texts to foreshadow changes they see and also highlight ideas that are universal. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley encompasses what it means to be human and raises awareness regarding scientific advancement and the way mankind is becoming ‘god’ in the world of science. The…

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    “Hardin argues that exponential population growth – a main driving force behind tragedy of the commons – is itself caused by its own tragedy-of-the-commons dynamic.” I find my self-agreeing with this phrase, especially after I read the text. The influence for the population growth in poor countries is mainly derived from the need for the children to take care of their parents (old age, work, chores ecetera), since they live poverty and many children may die at a young age. For example, I once…

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