What are some biggest lies in history that are still being taught in modern day schools?
Some researchers call American flights to the Moon the greatest mystification of the twentieth century (possibly the greatest mystification of the history). At least video recording and photos of the landing on the Moon raises many questions.
Researchers Ralph Rene, David Percy and Mary Bennett formed their distrust in the clearest way. They cited a number of proofs confirming that the video recording was made not on the Moon, but in Hollywood (Nepomnashiy N.N., 2003). Here are these proofs:
-In the film of the landing on the Moon flag of USA wavers slightly, as if in the wind. It can’t be possible, because Moon has no atmosphere.
-The speed of stones flying from under the Moon research vehicle is the same as on the Earth, although the force of gravity on the satellite of our planet is 6 times less.
-Stars are absent on all lunar photos, although they have to shine much brighter than on Earth. As if video recording was made in the closed pavilion on the Earth without modeling of star sky.
-The shadows of objects should fall to one side because Sun is only one source of light on the Moon. But on the photos shadows are thrown in several directions. It means that special lighting for shooting was used, but it is impossible to use it on the Moon.
-No frame jitter. It’s possible to receive such effect only when you use large professional equipment, not the hand-held camera.
What are some of the greatest example/s of absence of mind?
Every student is familiar with the situation when it is necessary to concentrate, and he or she is trying really hard to think about the issue the professor is analyzing. Nevertheless, despite all the efforts, his or her thoughts get out of control and start wandering. From time to time we all experience our mind’s tendency to self-generate thoughts unrelated to what we are doing.
Very often cases of temporary absence of mind are not serious. For example, when you miss a familiar turn-off on the highway or do not remember when your best friend’s birthday party is held, because as soon as you’ve heard about it you start planning your outfit. On the contrary, some examples of lapses of attention could be really important and even dangerous, such as failures that cause accidents, injury, and the loss of life (Cheyne et al., 2006, p. 578). For example, thinking about something else while controlling a vehicle is one of the types of distracted driving that is a top cause of car accidents nowadays.
Do I need to watch previous Star Wars films to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
No, you don’t “need” to watch the previous Star Wars movies before seeing The Force Awakens. This much anticipated installment is sure be phenomenally entertaining in and of itself. The better question is “should” you see the preceding movies? And the answer is an unequivocal yes! Remember, this is a – spend three hundred dollars on a ticket and wait in a theater line for four weeks dressed like a Wookie – pop culture event, and it’s these six earlier movies that make it possible. For the uninitiated they first six movies, in the order of their release, are: A New Hope (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983), The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002), and Revenge of the Sith (2005).
After seeing the first two trilogies you’ll be able to recognize obscure references and plot twists in the movie you’d otherwise miss. If Hans Solo is reunited with the Millennium Falcon, knowing the backstory adds context. And following the characters, literally backwards and forwards through time, adds to the anticipation. If you want to see The Force Awakens now, wait until after you’ve seen the others. Just the return of Hans Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia (not to mention C-3PO and his buddy R2-D2 I hope) makes this fan want to breakout the VCR.
What was the main catalysts for change for each character?
The popular novel “Unwind” by Neal Shusterman is full of characters that change and grow as the story unfolds. The story takes place after a serious civil war ravages through the United States over the right to abortion. At the conclusion of the war, an agreement is made whereby parents can sign an order for their child between the age of 13 and 18 to be “unwound.” This means the child will be sent to a harvest camp where the child will have their body parts harvested for future use. (Wikipedia, 2015)
Connor is one such child whose parents decide to have him unwound because he causes trouble at school and gets into fights. When he gets thrown into the camp with the other unwinds, he is initially rugged and defiant. After he begins a relationship with Risa, Connor learns to trust his instincts and abandon his brash impulses. He rationalizes more and eventually becomes a leader. (Enotes, 2015)
Risa exists on the other end of Connor. Whereby Connor rushes into action, Risa takes careful consideration of everything. This transfers over to Connor when they become close. Because she sees Connor as a brute, she initially wants nothing to do with him. She eventually finds her hidden talents by following Connors lead. She becomes the martyr to Connor’s heroic activities, sacrificing herself for the Admiral. (Enotes, 2015)
Lev is another character who undergoes a character change in “Unwind.” Although he is an intelligent child who has many skills, he will be unwound because he is a tithe. Through the counseling of Pastor Dan, Lev eventually accepts his fate. However, Connor rescues him from untimely demise. This upsets Lev, as he feels his death is what God wants. Still, Pastor Dan counsels the young boy to accept this fate and that his abilities also come from God. Lev’s confusion is in contrast to the other two, steadfast characters. (Enotes, 2015)
Was the UK economy really a total disaster in the 70s?
The period of the decade of the 70’s is often described is one of the darkest in the history of modern Britain after the period of great depression. This statement seems to be quite reasonable, when remembering the economic facts that United Kingdom had to struggle with. When being truthful, the period of recession, which reached its peak during the fourth quarter of the 1970’s, was a logical effect of previous decades and improvident policies and continuation of stagflation. According to Moore, “It is important to realize that the energy crisis of 1973 aggravated a situation that was already precarious”. However, radical government actions helped to regulate situation and slow down this process.
Each phenomenon has its own preconditions. The beginning of the 1970’s decade did not show any signs of upcoming disaster. During the order of Edward Health’s government, in 1970, Anthony Barber became a new Chancellor of Exchequer and launched a new economic policy, followed with mortgage market deregulation, that caused rapid rise of house market and increased consuming propensity, large direct taxes cut, which was approved with the budget of 1972, and the liberalization of banking credits, that caused their rapid raise and development of usage of credit cards.
Are Marxist theories of law now relevant or irrelevant?
In accordance with his vision of history and politics, Marx believed that the law, far from assuring fairness and equality, was an instrument to prevaricate the working class, to advantage of the wealthier. As David and Brierley put it, law was just “an instrument in the service of those who exercise their ‘dictatorship’” (David and Brierley, 1985 p. 171)
Is this view still relevant today?
We think it is.
The tradition of the Marxist legal theory has been inherited, in the Western World, by the Critical Legal studies movement. This movement, started in 1977, has revived many of the Marxist assumptions: in particular, the work of David Kayris, which has been focused on the idea that the law deemed to serve only the interests of the Capitalist System, has basically traced the Marxist vision (Kayris, 1982).
Although the CLS flourished in the ’80s, it cannot be denied that they retain part of their influence today.
Indeed, the CLS community remains active in pivotal faculties like Harvard, Glasgow, Northeastern, and Kent where its teories are still taught and examined.
What are the odds of a bigtime asteroid hitting the Earth a la Armageddon and Deep Impact?
Earth along with other planets of the solar system have shown no evidence of large impacts in the last several billion years with impactors larger than about 10 km or so maybe up to 20 or 30 max. Similar size to the one that brought an end to the dinosaur era. However, some planets such as Mars, Mercury and even the moon have many very large craters on the surface indicating that giant asteroid as large as in the movies or larger, but are all well over three billion years old. Since then, earth only received asteroids of approximately 10km, occasionally a bit larger. But these are also extremely unlikely. The largest ones happen once every hundred million years, so that’s a one in a million chance of it happening this century. A one in a million probability is usually thought of as “negligible”.
Why Indonesian Literature Isn’t Popular Abroad?
It is a fact that the Indonesian literature is not wide-known around the world. I hardly believe that even the philologists with the university degrees would be able to recall at least two Indonesian writers. An important issue is what the reasons for the low spread of the Indonesian literature on an international scale are.
To start with, one of the chief factors that determine a certain national literature popularity level is the features of a country it originates from. First of all, it is worth taking into account the country’s role in the global political, economical and cultural life. Considering these aspects, Indonesia is not influential enough due to the low economical development and unnoticed participation in the crucial historical events. Consequently, Indonesia does not attract the attention of the foreigners and its literature does not provoke their interest.
Another explanation of the Indonesian literature unpopularity is connected with the translation and publishing problems. The Indonesian language is rather specific and spoken mainly only by the locals, so there’s a lack of foreign translators willing to work on the texts written in Indonesian.
How did religions become such a mass phenomena despite their lack of evidence of the supernatural or of an afterlife?
The complexity of the term «religion», its definition and interpretation became the main question explained in different types of scientific literature of religious studies, sociology, psychology and philosophy of religion. Religion is a complex multifaceted phenomenon than has become the main aim to stay alive for millions of people all over the world.
Religious belief is not just about abstract intellectual argument; it also impinges on all aspects of human life (John Cottingham 2014). The main reason to live for many people is the meaning of life, so that, religion can include all the aspects of this meaning. The term “meaning” determines hope, love, peace, influence, philosophy etc. For each person this meaning is different, though the aspect is the same, even when man doubts it. Past and present religious atrocities have occurred not because we are evil, but because it is a fact of nature that the human species is, biologically, only partly rational (Christopher Hitchens 2007). Religion and its whole meaning gives happiness and strong belief in something, it contains aspects of clear and peaceful life, provides different peoples with options for better life even if it exists or not.
How did monasteries manage to stay out of many of the problems of the dark ages? Write an essay answering the question. Support your ideas with citations and relevant arguments. List 2-3 sources in the references.
During the Dark Ages, a period of a thousand years from about AD 500 to about AD 1500, a huge importance was given to monasteries, where religious communities assembled to shape arts, culture, and spirituality, that could be later spread to the society.
Some monasteries were built during the rule of Charlemagne, from 768 to 814 AD, playing a central role against paganism, as well as in the promotion of arts and education for the literacy of the clergy.
Monasteries managed to stay out of invasions from the barbarians, one of the problems that people had to face during the Dark Ages, in part because they were closed and secure buildings whose construction followed accurate instructions for both disposition and design:
“The ninth-century plan preserved at the abbey of Saint Gall in Switzerland, for example, depicts an ideal meant to inspire both emulation and devotion” Sorabella, Jean (2001). Monasticism in Western Medieval Europe. Retrieved from http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/mona/hd_mona.htm