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    [was] interrupted for even a single hour” (Asimov 120) they would collapse. These cities are prime examples of the flaws in civism, an economic system that bases class on promotions and privileges, which--although done for efficiency--forces people to do their jobs without fail through fear of declassification (a complete loss of status and a life of bare subsistence). Even Clouser, who wants to escape the prison of the cities--which are giant fortified buildings completely closed off from the elements--and go back to life outside the cities, is unable to even go outside, even though he is able to do so. As Jerril in The Foundation puts it, “If you’re born in a cubicle and grow up in a corridor, and work in a cell, and vacation in a crowded sun-room, then coming up into the open with nothing but sky over you might just give you a nervous breakdown” (Asimov 16). While being born into a trapped society is outside the characters’ control, many characters, aided by governments, refuse to recognize society 's failures and resist changes to fix…

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    In Virgil’s The Aeneid, the “hero”, Aeneas, is set with the task of founding Rome. He experiences many trials and tribulations in order to arrive in Latium, but upon his arrival, he and the Trojans are thrown into war against the Latians, resulting in a very long and tedious battle. During this encounter, the listener (or reader) meets both Pallas and Camilla, two minor characters that possess a fearlessness in battle that few would dream of having. These characters are the main subjects of Book…

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    Oj Simpson Trial

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    O.J. Simpson was a household name before the trial. Most people in my generation doesn't understand that neither did I. All I knew him for was being on trial for doing something to his wife. And me being a huge sports fan never knew he was a heisman trophy winning running back and an NFL superstar. His stardom was the biggest the world has ever seen. Not only was he great on the field his off the field presence was just as good. He became a really famous actor as well starring in the Naked gun…

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    Edna is gradually discovering how to be more intune with her inner emotions and understand the female condition as a whole. As Madame Reisz plays, Edna feels great emotion overtake her, admitting, “But the very passions themselves were aroused within her soul, swaying it, lashing it, as the waves daily beat upon her splendid body” (Chopin 26). Edna now understands that a woman has emotions that are important and recognizable and that those of a man are not more important. This is also seen when…

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    Sink or swim 50 years back most everyone heard the story of how humans had evolved over time. It was claimed that our ancestors, apes, had been separated between jungle and desert. Comparing physical traits of both apes and humans, there is a dramatic difference. Apes on four legs, covered in layers of fur… Then there are the humans, standing tall upon two legs, having no fur. The original theory is that when our ancestors parted in two opposite environments they had simply adapted different…

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    One observation that definitely disproved the Ptolemaic model was that Venus has phases, much like our Moon does. To the naked eye, Venus always appears as a bright dot in the sky. With a telescope, however, it is fairly easy to see the phases of Venus. Just as the Moon has phases, Venus too has phases based on the planet’s position relative to us and the Sun. Since there was no way for the the Ptolemaic (Earth centered) model to account for these phases, the only possibility must be that…

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    were accepted by many and he even developed the name “al-Magistri” or “The Greatest.” Ptolemy made observations of the universe, the article stating, “Ptolemy accepted Aristotle’s idea that the Sun and the planets revolve around a spherical Earth, a geocentric view. Ptolemy developed this idea through observation and in mathematical detail.” Even though in the early decades of Ptolemy’s life and the limitations of technology, he still discovered the other planets in the universe and how they…

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    The Milky Way Book Report

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    about dark matter, high-speed gas clouds, and a small disk around the core are now leading scientists to a new understanding of how our galaxy formed and the way it works, by John S. Gallagher III, Rosemary Wyse, and Robert Benjamin. Our understanding of the Milky Way has come a long way from the time people wove a story about the milk of a goddess spilled across the heavens. About 400 years ago, Galileo Galilei aimed a primitive telescope toward that area and wrote that through it he could…

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    Jupiter Research Paper

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    Planet Jupiter, the largest of the gas planets, reigns superiority in the solar system. It is the fifth planet from the sun and features unique properties that are unlike Earth and other planets. Jupiter is one of the five planets including; Mars, Saturn, Venus, and Mercury, that can be seen with a naked eye. Its massive size makes it hard to miss in the gleaming night sky. Due to their visibility, the planets have been observed by many cultures and were given various names. The Romans named…

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    are scattered across the night sky. They are known as stars. There are several billion stars in our galaxy, but only a few are seen with the naked eye. Stars are by definition, large exploding balls of gas made up of mostly hydrogen and helium. The two most unstable elements on the periodic table. The largest star in our galaxy is the sun. It’s the largest star and one of the few stars that are going through a star wide nuclear reaction. The reason the sun has yet to fully destroy is because it…

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