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  • The Importance Of Technology In Jurassic Park

    In the genre of science fiction, authors and directors create new worlds of fantastic possibilities. Some of these worlds take place in our future, theorizing about things that are to come, while others take us to galaxies far, far away. Regardless of where or when the story takes place, particular conventions are always certain. One such convention is that when a new technology is central to the plot, the technology will cause harm. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan demonstrates this through the building of the Genesis project, Jurassic Park through the revival of dinosaurs, and I, Robot through the creation of robots and the “three laws”. These three films demonstrate how new technologies turn from helpful, new phenomena, to something that can potentially destroy humanity. In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, the Genesis project is central to the plot of the film. According to scientist Carol Marcus, “Genesis is life from lifelessness,” (Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan). Genesis is a device that Dr. Carol Marcus creates to completely terraform a dead planet in order to create a place for multiple life forms to live. Dr. Marcus plans for this technology to help the galaxy’s growing lack of food supplies and space for habitation. However, Genesis can also be used as the ultimate doomsday weapon, effectively killing any life on a planet on which it is used. This use of the Genesis project is brought to light when the movie’s villain, Khan, steals it, trying to use it for his own…

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  • Vietnam Air Defense Tactics

    The Vulcan already proved that it was capable of intercepting jets in the sky was then mounted onto the body of the ASP M113, granting it mobility. While mounted the Vulcan was capable of two separate rates of fire, the high rate of fire could fire at 3,000 rounds per minute, while the low was capable of firing at 1,000 rounds a minute, both rates of fire had the option of a 10, 30, 60, or a 100-round burst. The M163 had a full 360-degree traverse providing the much needed defense from all…

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  • Santa Baby Chapter Summaries

    Three novellas ranging from sweet and sassy to steamy. There's a bit of sci fi that involves Vulcan, my first ever demon. I enjoyed stepping out of my element and writing his character. Now to give you just an overview of the three stories: SANTA BABY In keeping with the lighthearted and magical feel of Christmas, Santa Baby, takes that magic and weave a web of love, lust and tingles around Kiera Blakely and Christopher St. Nicholas Brown. What if Santa was real? What if your whispered…

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  • Can Facts Be True Essay

    of scientists reaching different conclusions from the same facts is the case of Vulcan. Vulcan is a hypothetical planet that was proposed to orbit between the Sun and Mercury. Attempting to explain the peculiarities of Mercury’s orbit, French mathematician Urbain Le Verrier hypothesized that they were the result of another planet, which he named “Vulcan”. This assumption although it begins with reason was basically based on intuition. Le Verrier had devoted his entire life in search for evidence…

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  • Jane Eyre And St. John Character Comparison Essay

    suggestive of a rather too overwhelming contrast. Your words have delineated very prettily a graceful Apollo: he is present to your imagination-tall, fair, blue-eyed, and with a Grecian profile. Your eyes dwell on a Vulcan- a real blacksmith, brown, broad-shouldered; and blind and lame into the bargain.’” (422 Brontë) Mr. Rochester’s description of St. John as a “graceful Apollo” solidifies his stance regarding his Greek descriptions. His comparison to Apollo further distances himself from Mr.…

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  • Compare And Contrast Star Wars Vs Star Trek

    the equivalent and can be compared to character wise to Captain Kirk. Luke is a born leader in the Star Wars movies. He beings though to start going on his own, he must stop testing his readiness and listening so much to others on what to do so he may trust in himself. Luke is frequently acting first and then thinking later. He does dangerous things in order to help himself or others. Spock is a very important character in the Star Trek series. He is the ship’s resident half-alien. He deals…

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  • Metal Gear Solid

    talking (in Snake's voice) Metal Gear. While this game series is close to the end, nothing is more important to a series than its story, though this story is more plot twist in its games after MGS 1. In Metal Gear Solid, a man, code name: Solid Snake is sent to Shadow Moses Island to stop the plans of Liquid Snake and his lackeys. To be honest I will go through the bosses real quick, 3, 2, 1, GO! Revolver Ocelot, a gunner with an importance to the series, Vulcan Raven, the down to Earth guy…

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  • Venus: Roman Counterpart To The Greek Aphrodite

    was roses similar to Aphrodites. Veneralia was held on April 1st and it was in honor of Venus. It was Veneralia (“Venus the Changer of Hearts”) and Fortuna Virilis (Virile or strong Good Fortune) was also in honor of Venus. 114 BC Venus Veneralia was given her first very own temple, this was meant to make Romans understand the concept of both sexes and all of the different areas of marriages and sexes. "Venus." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica. Web. 19 Sept. 2016. "Venus -…

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  • Transformation In Ovid's Metamorphoses

    story Jupiter has raped Lo, Callisto, Europa, Semele, and the list goes on. Ovid paints Jupiter in a comically irreverent sense. Jupiter is constantly lying to his wife in order to avoid her wraith. The fact that he Jupiter fears his wife is a huge parody of the gods. In book IV more another comical transformation occurs. The three daughters of Minyas are telling each other stories instead of worshipping Bacchus. In the second sister’s story, The Sun tells Vulcan that his wife, Venus, is…

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  • Ficino's Internal Alchemist

    As I mentioned it above, Ficino’s doctrine of spiritual medicine was influential for the development of vitalist medicine during the Renaissance. For instance, Paracelsus, who establishes the importance of chemical analysis in the study of diseases and their cures, also believed on importance of the role of spirits in medicine. According to Paracelsus, God creates things in prime matter and not in its ultimate matter, which is the actual constitution of sensible things. This prime matter is…

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