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    correct due to the ability to prove that it is true. In comparison, stories are narratives of what has happened in the past, or hypothesized ideas. For the purpose of this essay, knowledge is defined as “true belief”, or statements that have been accepted to be the truth and thus it cannot take the form of a combination of both story and fact due to the fictional aspect that storytelling involves. However, it is arguable that facts are found through the existence of stories and accounts of past incidents. History and the natural sciences are differing storehouses of stories and facts. Each, in their own system, takes up a combination of stories and facts and are rarely found to consist of only one or other, however the strength of each in these respective fields varies because these areas assert knowledge in different ways. To begin, the most noticeable area of knowledge that is centered on the telling of stories is history. It could be argued that knowledge in the field of history is predominantly stories. The Choctaw tribe tells a story of creation in which two brothers, Chata and Chicksah led the original people from a land in the far west, guided by a magical…

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    Forensic Science History

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    crime using powerful substances into a real and tangible science that can be applied in real life. This elaborate discipline is called forensic science, and has become a large part of law enforcement and due process of criminal investigations. While many are skeptical of the true effectiveness on the relatively new science, one can see from the multiple studies and observations of experienced scientists and crime fighters that forensic science is a reliable and effective resource in…

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    romance, historical, non-fiction, science fiction, and many others. A genre is grouped together when there is something similar between the different books or movies. No matter what genre someone looks at there is something that catches their eyes and makes them like it. A genre that has a lot of eye-catching characteristics is science fiction. Science fiction is a way to express all the possibilities that can happen to an event, and over the history of science fiction, there are many different…

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    Forensic Science History

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    Forensic science dates back to 44BC with the first recorded autopsy being of Julius Caesar. Forensic science is “any science used for the purposes of the law, and therefore provides impartial scientific evidence for use in the courts of law, e.g. in a criminal investigation and trial.” Forensic science uses the evidence collected at the scene of a crime to help in the conviction of the criminal who committed the crime. There have been many technological advances in forensic science as time has…

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    Essay 1-1 Before this assignment I had not really thought much about what the differences between history and social sciences, such as political science, anthropology, and sociology, might be. After giving it some thought, I came to notice some of the differences, but I did struggle because the majority of my history classes focused on the United States while briefly touching on the history of the world. As stated in the lecture, both history and social sciences examine the past, but while they…

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    Historical explanations and scientific explanations are very different and similar. A historical explanation is an account of an event or events in history and it can reveal when the event takes place, how it takes place and the events that prompted that particular event to take place. A scientific explanation is a theory that reveals the reason why phenomena occur in the natural world. Although historical and scientific explanations are acquired through different means, knowledge in History and…

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    Forensic science can be defined as, “any science which is used as evidence in a court of law” or “[the] scientific analysis and comparison used in the detection and investigation of crime” (The History of Forensic Science, 2011, para 1). While it was practiced in ancient Rome for some time, where the victim and the suspect would tell their story and debate until an overseer determined who the true victim in the case was, the idea of forensics didn’t become popular until the Middle Ages. It was…

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    Dark matter. One of the greatest, most mysterious discoveries in the history of science was unearthed by Vera Rubin in 1978. The galactic spearhead of the 50’s, Vera Rubin is a marvelous American woman because of her discoveries in the area of dark matter, galactic rotation curves, and her work in gender equality. Vera Cooper Rubin was born on July 23, 1928 in Philadelphia. Vera’s father, Philip Cooper, was an electrical engineer. Her mother, Rose Applebaum, worked for Bell Telephone Company…

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    18th Century- Foundation and Early Events The Bavarian Academy of Sciences was preceded by a small number of institutions before it beginning with the Academia Carola Albertina in 1720. This academy did not last long, and was replaced two years later by the Parnassus Boicus. The Parnassus Boicus had mainly clergymen and literate laymen in its teachings, and it mainly taught a form of secular naturals studies, though the institution was Catholic. This institution lasted up until 1740, and by then…

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    Over the course of the book, Carr stays true to offer some answers to the main question he has set out to answer. Through these answers, we can identify Carr's primary arguments : History is a dynamic process, one where facts have little intrinsic meaning and are shaped by those who study them. Carr begins by saying that the answer to the titular question will always be answered in a biased manner. He believes that the answer will always be a reflection of prevailing societal conditions at…

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