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    Chapter 2: The Laws of Truths and Half-Truths (21) “The theory of randomness is fundamentally a codification of common sense.” First thing I had to do was look up the definition of the word codification. It means to arrange something in some sort of system, code, or pattern. I then had to apply that definition, and figure out what the author is trying to say. This quote comes early into the chapter, and the author uses the rest of the chapter to give examples, and attempts to explain the quote. He gives examples of experiments done to people. The experiments pretty much make people believe something is more likely to happen if additional details are added, no matter how irrelevant. People don’t think the quotes through, not using common sense. This chapter proves that common sense may be the best way to look at chance and randomness. The easiest mistake people make is forgetting that there are other possibilities. They choose what is in front of them. The extra bit of thinking can very much help. This quote helps since it is early on in the book. I can think about it as I read, and I will probably understand more of the story. Chapter 3: Finding your way through a space of possibilities (41) “As I said earlier, understanding the Monty Hall problem requires no mathematical training. But it does require some careful…

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    attracted the most attention. Hamlet's distinct sense of sarcasm and humor appealed the audience, resulting in Hamlet becoming the most popular play worldwide. Deception is defined as misleading someone into believing a certain objective. People are usually deceitful when trying to uncover the truth that is hidden. Deception can be used in Hamlet, where Shakespeare molds a society filled with deceit. Each character experiences deceit in order to bring out the truth. The characters in the play do…

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    HIST 1200: Essay 2 Ancient leaders all over the world thought very highly of themselves and they wanted to portray themselves in the best light to the people. They often disguised the reality of their actions by making claims that could be classified as “half-truths”. These claims were not necessarily false, but they stated them in ways that made them look like positive rulers. It would not make sense for the ancient leaders to lie to their people in order to make themselves look better…

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    In the book “Half Truths”, written by Adam Hamilton, a senior pastor at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Pastor Hamilton questions whether common phrases used by people are actually true or Christian. Phrases such as “everything happens for a reason, God helps those who help themselves, and God said it, I believe it, that settles it.” Pastor Hamilton uses scriptural references from the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Bible to break down these phrases and clarify the meaning…

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    Fusi is so committed to subduing the fish inspectors he rouses at three in the morning “this morning as every morning he had waken at three” (44) as he wakes in the morning he must avoid his daughter Emma and her husband John Smith. Motivated by the fish inspectors he feels young again aswell he is exhilarated by the potential he could be caught but hasn't been as men half his age have been caught “They would take his fish and net away” (49) he explains the consequences he may potentially face…

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    Benefits Of Lying

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    Being in a standpoint of having to decide while if you should deceive or not could be a very complex situation. Especially when you want to protect a loved one from getting hurt. But the thing is should covering the truth with dishonesty and lies be the best decision to protect that special person? Should deceiving be more important than your integrity and values? Is lying even the best solution or is their never a well justified reason of lying? At times you feel that their is no more options…

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    Fallacy In Frankenstein

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    evil larger than even the doctor could have predicted.      The monster himself, like Dr. Frankenstein, is an unbalanced being. He cannot keep his intellect in line with his emotions. The monster, outcast from society, seeks vengeance. "If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear," says the monster to his creator. The monster then promises to work on the destruction of Dr. Frankenstein. In the case, his emotions cloud what is rational. He should not try to…

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    Theme Of Ambiguity In Beowulf

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    absence of subordinating conjunctions makes things simple, concise and unfeeling? In his reception speech back in Geatland, Beowulf says: So ought a kinsman always act, never weave nets of evil in secret, prepare the death of close companions (2166-69) The clauses can be complementary or contrastive. In some cases there is great…

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    well as when it is accepted. God commands us to speak truth from our lips, and in most situations lying is dishonoring to God, however there are instances in which it is justified. The defintion of lying according to Dictionary.com is, “A false statement made with deliberate intent to decieve; an intentional untruth; a falsehood.” This definition states that in all situations that you are intentionally deceiving another person and not telling the truth that is considered lying. However, this…

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    Though he almost gets away with lying, he ends up telling the truth in a situation where the lie was probably a safer thing to say. Finny is also honest when some of the rules that he tries to live by are revealed, one of these being that no one should state their height as five foot nine when actually being five foot eight and a half. Even when arguing with Gene, Finny shows his honesty. He gets caught up in the heat of the argument and tells Gene that he has, in fact, feltlike he has suffered…

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