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    This figure is called homo sacer, and in Agamben 's theory, it is a person whom one could kill with impunity (without consequences) (Agamben, 8). He compares this person to the living dead because although they are physically alive, they could be killed at anytime (theoretically) as they have been regulated by sovereign power to be outside the law (Agamben, 8). These individuals, although they can be killed because they are not a citizen, cannot be sacrifices in religious ceremonies because they are not seen as socially and politically alive (Agamben, 8). Focaultian Biopower In his analysis, Agamben refers to the theory of biopower put forward by social theorist Michael Foucault. In Foucaultian terminology when sovereignty ended, biopolitics began (Foucault, 142).…

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    The play “Julius Caesar” explained two men named Brutus and Antony who both presented speeches in front of their town with different meanings about the assassination of Caesar. Antony had to ask Brutus for permission to speak at Caesar’s funeral. His despairing emotion and speech drawed the crowds special attention. Antony speech does not show any praise of caesar but does show sympathy and memorable memories that caesar did for his town. This whole situation sums a complete catastrophe. If…

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    family to take on the task of uncovering and deciphering our origins by way of paleoanthropology. She was born and raised in Kenya and developed a passion for paleontology while she was out on expeditions with her parents while growing up. More recently, Louise and her mother, Meave Leakey, discovered a 3.5 million year old skull that is now considered to be a new branch on the hominid family tree; Kenyanthropus platyops (Mitchell). She and her team also discovered “...a very complete cranium of…

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    logical research to each part of mankind 's history and also towards parts of history for which no composed records exist. In truth, Harari utilizes less science than Diamond. He underscores the trouble of knowing in detail the lives of our remote ancestors and is frequently gratified to clarify points that are in effect desperately explored by the all the more forensically slanted. His thoughts are for the most part not new, which are referenced from Diamond, but rather he has an exceptionally…

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    Essay On Homo Erectus

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    this paper, I am going to discuss the Homo erectus, Homo Heidelbergensis, and Archaic Homo sapiens. The paper will make comparative analyses of the individual species and point out why I believe they deserve to be categorized as distinct species instead of a one species that has different characteristics due to geographical differences. The Homo Heidelbergensis are approximated to have lived about 600,000 years ago. This simply means the Heidelberg Man and was derived from the German city…

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    What are the key elements of Rational Choice Theory? • Beeson and Firth (1998) ‘Neoliberalism as a political rationality: Australian public policy since the 1980’s’, Journal of Sociology, Vol 34. Pp 215-231 In Beeson and Firth’s article, I gain a further insight into the conception of liberalism and the implementation of rational choice theory, specifically focusing on economic gain and wealth. The authors thoroughly researched the introduction of liberalism in the 1900’s and the resurgence…

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    Forth To The Mighty Conflict. By Allen Cronenberg. (Tuscaloosa and London, A.L.: The University of Alabama Press, 1995.) “The Great Arsenal of the South” most Alabamians called home during the Second World War. Between munitions, aviation, shipbuilding, and shear will and manpower Alabama made huge contributions during World War II. Alabama was strong figuratively, but also economically during this time as it was one of the first states to recover from the Great Depression. Why did Mr.…

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    A new species of human ancestor has been discovered in the Red Star Cave in South Africa, providing an extraordinary insight to how humans have evolved over time and filling a gap in the evolution of our species A significant discovery of human-like remains has been discovered, 30m beneath the surface in South Africa. Analysing the bones in the Red Star cave, near the city of Johannesburg required scientists to travel deep underground in order to excavate them, allowing analysis of the…

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    The Ancient Inhabitants of Flores Island The recently discovered Homo floresiensis have been a puzzle for scientists. The skeletons are an odd mix of archaic and more modern traits. The problem of how these diminutive hominins arrived on the island of Flores is still a mystery. The dating shows H. floresiensis arrived over a million years ago by the tools they left behind. The hominins had a minimal cranial capacity, yet they were able to live and prosper until recent times. The Indonesian…

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    Homo Ergaster

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    Homo ergaster, meaning ‘workman’, lived in eastern and southern Africa around 1.5 million years ago. The ergaster had a good run for about 500,000 years, until vanishing from fossil records 1.3 million years ago. Homo ergaster was discovered in 1949 somewhere in southern Africa by prominent South African hominin paleontologist, John T. Robinson. Researchers have argued back and forth on the the idea that Home ergaster is a valid taxon due to the similarities between ergaster and erectus. Some…

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