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What is a Self? (Aristotle)

Self Affects (affectivity, emotions) Own (property) Perceptions Knowledge Centre (ego, “I”) Aristotle’s Thesis: There is no modern sense of self; rather there is a soul that perceives, thinks, and nourishes. Background to Aristotle (384 – 322 BCE) Macedonia Tutor of Alexander the Great Life separated into three phases: Travels with Alexander Return to Athens which…

Investigation Behind Alleged Vaccinations Causing Autism

Over the past few years, Autism Spectrum Disorder has been on the rise in North America and the reasoning behind this increase has been studied greatly. Autism Spectrum Disorder, otherwise known as ASD, is characterized by the presence of chronic inflammatory disease and loss of acquired cognitive function, possibly due to absorption of vitamins or…

United States Republicans & Democrats: Candidates & Platforms

The two major parties in the United States, the Republicans and the Democrats, vary widely on all issues. The Democrats align themselves to the left and center of the political spectrum, while the Republicans are further to the right. The Republican Party has a more conservative viewpoint, while the Democratic viewpoint is more liberal. The…

Biology: The Evolution of populations

Microevolution: The change in the genetic makeup of a population from generation to generation Mendel’s model: the particulate hypothesis of inheritance Quantitative characteristics: characteristics of a population that vary along continuum. Eg. Fur length in mammals Population genetics: study of how populations change genetically over time. Modern synthesis: a comprehensive theory of evolution that integrated…

Double Displacement Reactions: Forming Precipitate Lab Answers

Introduction In this lab, double replacement reactions between compounds were done in order to determine the equation and description of a new substance. During the lab, each participant was given drop bottles, spot plates. The drop bottles contained different compounds which were dropped into the spot plates and mixed together. Compounds were combined together and…

Biological Forms of Energy and Reducing Power

Living organisms carry out a diverse set of tasks, such as building and maintaining physical structures, moving, synthesizing macromolecules, maintaining electrochemical gradients, and maintaining a constant body temperature. All of these processes require energy. One fundamental problem living organisms face is how to obtain energy to carry out these tasks. When considered at their most…