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    The Importance Of Knowledge

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    themselves as great explorers and conquerors of North America, while the First Nations and aboriginals view them as invaders. However, the story of the First Nations, even to this day, it not prominent because we tend to focus on knowledge that pertains to us. This same phenomenon occur in other areas of knowledge, since it is individuals and communities with power who have the ability to influence and dictate what knowledge is accepted and what knowledge is discarded. Gregor Mendel, known today as the “founding father of modern genetics”, experienced rejection often throughout his life. He proposed a theory that countered Darwin’s theory of pangenesis, and since Darwin’s theory was recognized as the “accepted” theory at the time, Mendelian inheritance was not accepted until after his death. Even then, his theory was met with criticism, though it is a fundamental aspect of genetics today. The utility of knowledge is another important aspect to look at when deciphering how knowledge is accepted and discarded. To what extent do we accept and discard knowledge based on its utility to our own understanding of the world and its utility to our profession? A few years ago, I had the opportunity to meet Mike Brown, the astronomer whose team was responsible for the demotion of Pluto from a planet to a dwarf planet. He talked about how the discovery of Eris, a dwarf planet greater than Pluto, provided the International Astronomical Union with enough reason to properly define what a…

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    Mendel Biography

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    flowers. When Mendel bred the plant with purple flowers with another plant with purple flowers they produced offspring that had white flowers. Gregor realized that the purple flowered plant had traits that would produce white flowered plants. He also soon realized that the numbers of purple to white flowers were predictable. Seventy-five percent of the plants had purple flowers and twenty-five percent had white flowers. Mendel named the most observed trait, purple flowers, dominant and the…

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    Mendelian inheritance is centered around three laws discovered by Gregor Mendel. First is the law of segregation which states that during the formation of gamete the two allele pairs separate randomly. The second law is independent assortment which states during gamete formation each pair of the allele will segregate independently of the rest of the pairs of the chromosomes. The third law is the law of dominance which is that alleles can be dominant or recessive with the expression of the…

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    On July 22nd, 1822 Johann Mendel was born. Later on being called Gregor, Mendel changed his first name and made his original one his middle name due to becoming a monk. Many things lead up to Mendel becoming a monk, so in this biography I will be telling you about this very famous scientist who changed, created, and discovered many things. Gregor’s hometown and place of birth was Heinzendorf, Austria. His two parents were Rosine and Anton Mendel, who owned a family farm in hopes of their son…

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    industrial inputs, such as coal or iron. A slow growth rate, which meant most families, could not afford to have many children. A growing anti-clericalism and and widespread use of birth control. Most importantly, a legal shift in inheritance laws from a system of Primogeniture to one of Partial Inheritance. While all these reasons conspired to reduce demographic growth, I believe that The Abolition of Primogeniture is the central reason why, France’s population grew so much more slowly, than…

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    A Generation Skipping Trust (GST), also known as a dynasty trust, allows the grantor to transfer a significant amount of assets to beneficiaries, in skipping a generation, are typically their grandchildren who receive the benefit of the “gift” as tax-free. In acquiring a dynasty trust, it is mainly to aid in the future generations besides one’s direct descendents. As this type of trust “does not have a defined termination date or event”, it has the ability to pass down through many generations.…

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    The Complexity Of Probate

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    Introduction Do you know what happens to a decedents assets upon his or her death? Who does his or her property go to? What happens if he or she has no will? Who determines to whom the decedent’s assets are distributed? These are questions faced by many families’ and individuals’ across the country. So, then, what are the short answers to these questions? Relatively speaking, there really are no “short” answers to these questions. However, there are existing rules and regulations included in the…

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    Naming Executor

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    Having a will can make passing your assets to your heirs easier and can prevent a lot of fighting between family members after your death. Although it is possible to draw up you own will, you can create many problems by doing this. Working with an attorney, you can have a complete will drawn up. Every aspect of your last will and testament will be covered. The following are a few areas that an attorney can discuss with you. Naming your executor A will is more than a paper stating who is to…

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    Executor Liability

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    When beneficiaries named in an estate know they will receive a portion of the decedent’s property, they get anxious. In most common estates, beneficiaries are unaware of the following factors that determine the length of time it will take the executor to distribute property: • Executor responsibility – The priority for any executor is to pay the expenses and the taxes of the estate. Also, the executor must provide the probate court with an Inventory of Assets as depicted in the article…

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    A Calabasas trust administration attorney ensures compliance to state and federal laws for assets after death. The purpose is to uphold legal steps for estate tax exclusion and transfer of asset titles. No matter how well composed the will or estate plan, the estate’s total value, number and types of assets require an experienced administrator. As a legal entity, a trust details the conditions of distributing the assets at the time of death. Setting the trust up is the first step of working…

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