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    In this paper, I am going to analyze the theories and claims about human nature created by Frans De Waal and Thomas Huxley as presented by the assigned textbook, reading packet, and class discussions. I will examine both ideas of the human condition through elements of observation to raise questions and thoroughly understand the viewpoints of De Waal and Huxley. I will then state that Huxley proposes a more convincing claim of the human condition and explain why I feel so. My conclusion is that while De Waal does raise keen observations about the morality of human beings, Huxley provides a more solid claim that moral tendencies and choices are not naturally part of the human condition. The elements of observation that I will primarily…

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    In Frans de Waal’s Ted Talk, “Moral Behavior in Animals” the speaker discusses the concept of morality that is prevalent in animals and how the morality has been tested and identified. First Waal introduces human morality by using an example of a painting by artist, Hieronymus Bosch, titled, “The Garden of Earthly Delights” which conveys an image of humanity prior to its potential downfall. From this painting, Waal contemplates if morality would exist in humans if they had not been interested in…

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    Frans De Waal, a leading primatologist and author of many other books, including The Bonobo and the Atheist and Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex Among Apes, now 69 years old is the director of the Living Links Center and the Charles Howard Candler professor of Primate Behavior at Emory University. Frans De Waal is from The Netherlands, but is currently living in Atlanta, Georgia. De Waal has received many awards, such as the 2015 ASP Distinguished Primatologist Award, the 2014 Galileo Prize,…

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    To think that I would have a completely different way of thinking about my daily activities from research of a painting of “The Garden of Earthly Delights” by Heironymus Bosch, this painting is a part of our first year read book that is brought up on many occasions by Frans Dee Waal who relates it back to the Bonobos. This painting required much time looking at and much research. To me this painting has made me come to think so much about temptations that we fight in our life, to me as a college…

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    animals naturally kill and eat each other. If the hawk does not care about the feelings of the rabbit that it eats, why should humans be any different?” (Stevens 1). Stevens also makes a good point because the human race, like all other species in nature, must place its own interests above the interests of other species. Mankind must ensure that their necessities and livelihood is taken care of before looking after fellow animals. Ed Yong of SeedMagazine.com provides objective research and…

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    regretting his attempt to create life and realized it was a catastrophe solely because the creature’s appearance disgusted him. The scientist became horrified and wanted to escape instead of dealing with the consequences. Per philosopher Sartre, every individual must take responsibility for their action without blaming anyone or anything else and Victor failed to do so. He did not fulfill his responsibility of taking care of his creation, instead, found the excuse of creature’s appearance to…

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    Throughout Good Natured by Frans de Waal, de Waal adopts a perspective seeking to understand attributes and behaviors of humans and other animals by linking them to an organism’s ability to survive. This standpoint is one known as the evolutionist perspective. De Waal says this about aggression: “a behavior that is universal in the human species, and widespread in the animal kingdom, simply cannot be as detrimental as social science would have us believe. There must be advantages associated with…

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    and greater demand for art. Unlike Flanders, whose art was largely religious based, art among the Dutch Republic largely revolved around secular portraits, group portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes. One such example of art in the Dutch Republic, is Frans Hals double portrait, Married Couple in Garden: Portrait of Isaac Massa and Beatrix van der Laen, which commemorates the wedding of Isaac Massa (a famed cartographer/geographer) and Beatrix van der Laen. Unlike earlier wedding portraits,…

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    One of my favorite childhood shows was Little Bill. In one particular episode, Little Bill goes in search of his special thing. He journeyed through his home, asking his family members what their “things” were. His brother enjoyed playing the violin, his sister excelled at basketball and his father loved to relax to the sound of his favorite jazz tunes. None of those things suited Little Bill and so his wandering continued. He looked inwards and outwards for his just for me thing. This episode…

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    Weaver, G, McMurry, J 2011). The boiling point 1-hexanol, 2-hexanone, 1-pentanol and 3-methyl-1-butanol are represented in the chart above as they are approximately; 157ºC, 127.6ºC , between 137 to 139ºC and 131.1ºC respectively. The difference in the general trends of the molecules affects on the boiling point; the molecular surface area of the compound influence by the strength of the intermolecular forces also the length of carbon-carbon chain. Branching decreases, the boiling point and the…

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