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Community Ecology: Predation, Mimicry, Competition

Community: A group of species that occupy a given area, interacting either directly or indirectly Predation Consumption of one organism by another organism Predator-prey population oscillations Predators and prey are agents of natural selection for each other defense or attack strategies camouflage aposematic colouration Mimicry Batesian: One species is harmful the other is non-harmful Non-harmful…

Industrial Revolutions of the 18th & 19th Centuries

The Industrial Revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries gave birth to several innovative thinkers and industrialists. With their countless contributions to the industrial process, these people made Western society economically, socially, and politically sound, as it is today. However, this progress conflicts enormously with the modern concepts of morality. The exploitation of workers and…

Music Learning Theory: Edwin E. Gordon Analysis

As modern society advances in technology, science and philosophy; many new theories and methods of music education evolve. Learning music theory is a method of music education which is developed by Edwin E. Gordon who is a well-known researcher, teacher, author, editor and lecturer (GIML). Music Learning Theory is a process by which Gordon explains…

Plato & the Meno: Recollection

What is the essential difference between belief, knowledge or true understanding?  How can it be defined, what are its origins, and how is it attained?  These questions are addressed in the subject of epistemology, the theory of knowledge.  Much of the framework for developments in epistemology comes from the classical Greek thinkers, primarily Plato.  Plato…

Organic Compounds and their effects on the Water Systems

As millions of tons of organic compounds find their way into the water systems of the world, the environmental problems that result are colossal.  This negligence might not affect the environment directly, but they have long-term effects. Some of these problems include: Heavy metal accumulates in lakes and ponds nearby industry, and this build-up is…

The Human Soul: Thomas Aquinas

In Aristotle’s previous extract, he explained the notion of the soul as a separate entity distinct from the body. This troubled Christian philosophers-theologians for they wanted to re-unite Aristotle’s philosophy with the doctrines of the church. In the “Summa Theologiae” one can see that there are pieces of Aristotelian philosophy like the description of the…