The Discovery of Heaven

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  • Anton's Family In The Assault By Harry Mulisch

    Throughout Harry Mulisch’s The Assault, the killing of Anton’s family leaves Anton with internal questions as to how exactly this event transpired for most of his life. Over the course of the novel Anton is provided with many answers to his questions, some simple and some complex. As the novel progresses so does the complexity of explanations Anton is given about the assault on his family. To clarify, in the beginning Anton is offered many simple explanations and, seeing that he is young and his psyche is moderately fractured, Anton choses to believe these simple justifications for his family’s deaths. As the novel progresses, more complex explanations are offered to Anton causing long repressed emotions to surface leaving with him more questions than answers until he encounters Karin Korteweg for the first time in decades. Karin ultimately provides Anton with resolution about the events that transpired the night of the assault but in reality, the true depth of the assault can never fully be explained and no clear conclusion can truly be reached regarding the value of complexity. Simple explanations offer superficial justifications to Anton as to why his family died providing him with a false sense closure whereas Complex explanations deeply analyses multiple levels of the events that transpired ultimately leading Anton to a sense of clarity. A wide array of simple explanations are offered to Anton over the course of the novel, all of which offer shallow justifications as…

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  • William Herschel: The First Telescope

    William Herschel discovered the first planet in recorded times, we know it as Uranus. Herschel interestingly enough was actually a musician and an amateur astronomer when he first laid eyes upon Uranus. Herschel does not credit his discovery to chance, rather it was a result of his diligent studies of the heavens that allowed him to discover the planet. At the time Herschel had been surveying the skies at night trying discover all the double stars, he was using his home made telescope which was…

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  • The Ptolemaic System

    “Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.” Before the seventeenth and sixteenth century, the universe was based on the Ptolemaic System, which was developed by Ptolemy, Aristotle's theories, and Christian theology. However, as the astronomical revolution began to disembark, the Ptolemaic Theory was contradicted. The work, mathematical synthesis, and observations of astronomers such as Copernicus,…

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  • Neil Degarasse Tyson Case Study

    The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “Those who die in God’s grace and friendship and are perfectly purified live forever with Christ. They are like God forever, for they ‘see him as he is,’ face to face.” (par. 1023)1. Being “in God’s grace and friendship” in the first place implies that souls which go to heaven must have the freedom to choose to accept God’s grace. As far as we can tell through studying the behavior of plants and animals, they do not exhibit any behaviour that would…

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  • Analysis Of Galileo Galilei's 'The Sidereal Messenger'

    In his journal The Sidereal Messenger, Galileo Galilei documents his astronomical findings. Galilei makes three discoveries based off his observations with his microscope; he finds the moon is physically similar to Earth, the existence of thousands of stars that are invisible to the naked eye, and Jupiter’s four moons. He proves that the moon’s surface is similar to Earth’s terrain through his sketches of his observations. Galilei’s illustrations display the moon’s shaded ridges and spots to…

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  • The Starry Messenger Research Paper

    Whitney Noonan Philosophy of Revolution 2/29/2016 At the beginning of the scientific era people were not only shocked but also spiritually threatened by the new discovery that the Sun was actually in the center not the Earth. The “new philosophy” (since there was no word for “science” at the time) is the Copernican revolution. In 1610 Galileo had published the world’s first scientific bestseller, The Starry Messenger. This revolutionary work argued that the heavens are not organized the way…

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  • Sir William Herschel's Astronomy-Discovery Of Planet Uranus

    Astronomy - Discovery of Planet Uranus Georgian Star is the name Sir William Herschel wanted for his astronomical finding, discovered on 13 March 1781. The name didn’t stick, granted that King George III loved it. William Herschel’s career was music. He wrote several symphonies, concertos, and sonatas. His sister became his signature soprano. They were famous in Bath England. Nevertheless, this musically talented man had many interests, astronomy was one of them. His musical career provided…

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  • Galilei Persuasion Analysis

    philosopher is a prime example of a man who faced resistance in his act of persuasion. Considering his background, Galileo’s agenda was to argue the value of the Bible against the many discoveries of science. His pro science position, created a discrepancy amongst the people. Showing that his goals to persuade others with science seemed small compared to the Bible. In all honestly, Galileo was a man with knowledge and wit, but it is common to be a man with multiple fallacies. Ironically,…

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  • The Four Fundamental Forces

    The History of the Development of the Four Fundamental Forces Nature has a total of four fundamental forces. The forces include gravitational, electromagnetic, strong nuclear and weak nuclear force. Gravitational force is the force of attraction between all masses. Every object in this universe is pulling upon other objects. Many scientists came up with logics to explain the science behind gravitational forces. The first one to try was Aristotle in around 330 BC. Aristotle believed Earth and…

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  • Scientific Revolution Vs Religion

    things like the scientific method were created. Countless scientific discoveries came from the great research of key figures in the scientific revolution such as Newton, Galileo, and Copernicus. The scientific revolution took place in a location and era where the majority of the population practiced Christianity, so as a result Christianity was a very prominent part of the culture during that time. This fact brings many questions to mind. Particularly the question, was religion a retarding…

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