Traditional versus Modern Ethics

Traditional ethics developed mainly out of the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. Even though their views greatly differ; they collectively constitute the basis of traditional ethics. According to Plato his theory of Form, which are unnatural and immaterial, explain morals. Plato held that the ultimate Form was Good. He postulated that the only way to... Continue Reading →

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The Impact of Christianity on Philosophy

It would seem that not only Christianity’s impact on philosophy should be examined, but also philosophy’s impact on Christianity. The Platonic, Neo-Platonic and Aristotelian philosophical traditions were already firmly grounded when the great Christian philosophers lived. Consequently St. Augustine “borrowed” heavily from Plato’s works and one of the other great philosophers, St. Thomas Aquinas “borrowed”... Continue Reading →

Is There a God?: Topic Breakdown

My Topic: Is there a God?   My Notes: Principle Issues of My Topic Is God St. Aquinas’ Pure Act of Existence, Aristotle’s Pure Actuality, or Plato’s Good; or is God a personal all-knowing being? If God created the universe then who created God? (Which is soundly answered by St. Augustine). What is God? Is... Continue Reading →

Differences/Similarities of Hinduism and Buddhism

Hinduism and Buddhism are extremely similar and extremely different if that were possible. Both Hinduism and Buddhism developed in the Indian subcontinent. Though both religions disagree on how to attain enlightenment, they do both agree that enlightenment is attainable. Both religions profess to the existence of karma, reincarnation, and nirvana. Buddhism developed mainly as a... Continue Reading →

Cellular Respiration: Glycolysis

Slide 2 Notes Glycolysis is only one segment of cellular respiration (Pruitt, Underwood, 2005). Glycolysis is the most primitive of the types of cellular respiration. Glycolysis does not required oxygen so it is called anaerobic. There are four major steps in glycolysis. The process begins with a molecule of glucose. The glucose molecule is exposed... Continue Reading →

Patterns of Evolution

Humans shape their environment in ways that other organisms cannot. Are humans subject to the same pressures of natural selection as other organisms? Why or why not? Yes, humans are subject to the same pressures of natural selection as other organisms. However, I would say that I think humans are subject to some pressures of... Continue Reading →

The Difference Between Mitosis and Meiosis

Why are the processes of mitosis and meiosis both important to a living organism? Mitosis is the process by which existing cells asexually reproduce to create sister cells. Without this process, there would be no way for our bodies to replace damaged, infected, or dead cells. Since cell theory states that all cells are created... Continue Reading →

Mendel on Patterns of Inheritance

How did Mendel’s approach to answering scientific questions differ from that of his contemporaries? Well, there were many differences between Mendel and his contemporaries. For instance, he applied mathematics to plant breeding, which no one else had done. By doing this he was able to accurately track gene inheritance, even recessive gene inheritance, through many... Continue Reading →

Ecology and Population Growth

What is the current estimate of the worldwide human population at this moment? Describe how this number is changing moment-to-moment, day-to-day, and from one year to the next. The current worldwide human population at this moment is 6,555,336,000. This is a huge number. I knew that the current population was around 5 or 6 billion,... Continue Reading →

Theories of Biology

Evolution by Natural Selection Evolution is widely viewed as the foundational theory of biology. There are two parts to the theory of evolution. The first part establishes that species can evolve over time. The second part states that this evolving is accomplished through natural selection. Inheritance Inheritance is a theory which predicts that traits and... Continue Reading →

Characteristics of a Living Organism

Ten characteristics distinguish an object or thing from an actual living organism. All 10 characteristics must be present simultaneously in order for something to be considered living. The following table lists four of the 10 characteristics that make up a living organism. Fill in the remaining six characteristics: Characteristics of a Living Organism 1. Composed... Continue Reading →

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