Why do people press the handicap button? It seems like a question not often asked. Our teacher Dr dushay seemed to be boggle by this concept. Our class chose to do a scientific study on this odd question. We needed to come up with a way of answering this question without bias or anything of that sort getting in the way of true results. We all came up with some theoretical reasons why most people use the handicap button. They were as follows: Students are lazy, Its faster than doing it by hand, Its more convenient than doing it by hand, Because their hands are full, students are fascinated by gadgets, the door is simply too heavy, We don't want to hold the door for other people, It's a habit, and we're afraid of catching germs. These were the just of the most applicable reasons that were thought up by our class. From these guesses we generally needed to find out which was true of the majority of button users. Along with what peoples views are on the usage of the button. In class we decided that we would make up a survey of questions that would somehow clarify the answer to our big question. We also would observe the buildings that have handicap buttons. Doing both a survey and observations helps us see weather or not our findings were tainted in any way. All in all I personally believed that the reason why people use the button is that they are lazy, majority of the class believed so too. People are taught and learn from an early age to take the easy way out, and to save their energy; which is just an excuse to be lazy. This question can be an interesting thing to do a study on...
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There is an overwhelming societal urge to conform. Societal isolation is dread by members of all ages, races, and personalities. This point is examined in the essay "Pretty Like A White Boy" by Drew Hayden Taylor, an aboriginal man who struggles to find his place in society. The question that must be then asked is, "Is this a desirable trait for future generations to possess?" Should today's youth be taught to attempt to conform at all costs, even that of their personal heritage and values? Taylor suggests that this overwhelming desire to belong is often too great for a person to overcome; he illustrates this by focussing on his physical appearance, his interaction with society, and the significance of his eyes. Taylor describes the importance of how a person portrays him or herself to others, and the detrimental effect that not fitting in physically can have. Taylor is forced to overcome quite the predicament. His white skin and blue eyes make him stand out compared to others in both his native village and in the city. Taylor describes how "It wasn't until [he] left the Reserve for the big bad city, that [he] became more aware of the role people expected [him] to play, and the fact that physically [he] didn't fit in" (Taylor 106). The inability to integrate completely into a culture left him feeling very isolated. Taylor examines the differences that exist between native and white culture to demonstrate how difficult not belonging to either would be. He takes a somewhat comical approach, but through his juxtaposition of the two cultures in terms of food, big tits, and respect for elders he demonstrates how he does not fit into either culture completely. During Taylor's struggle to find his niche in society he "often tried the philosophical approach about the...
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There are great consensus in the scientific literature about the unhealthy effects of media violence. Quantitative-analyses show that media-violence viewing consistently is associated with higher levels of antisocial behavior, ranging from the trivial limitative violence directed against toys) to the serious (criminal violence), with many consequential outcomes in between (acceptance of violence as a solution to problems, increased feelings of hostility, and the apparent delivery of painful stimulation to another person). Communication researchers have conducted a wide range of studies to investigate the relationship between mediated factors and the subsequent aggressive behavior 2. The rapid growth of media and its appeal to audiences have triggered concern about its impact on viewers . High level of violence may promote violence or produce harmful effects especially among the young audiences a)The major initial experimental studies of the cause and effect relation between television/film violence and aggressive behavior were conducted by Bandura 1 and his colleagues. In a typical early study conducted by Bandura (Bandura, Ross & Ross, 1963), a young child was presented with a film, back-projected on a television screen, of a model who kicked and punished an inflated plastic doll. The child was then placed in a playroom setting and the incidence of aggressive behaviour was recorded. The results of these early studies indicated that children who had viewed the aggressive film were more aggressive in the playroom than those children who had not observed the aggressive model. These early studies were criticised on the grounds that the aggressive behaviour was not meaningful within the social context and that the stimulus materials were not representative of available television programming. Subsequent studies have used more typical television programs and more realistic measures of aggression, but basically Bandura's early findings still stand. (b)*1 Yet another laboratory experiment by Leornard Berkowitch justifies the harmful media...
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In what ways is the focus of Changing Perspective demonstrated in the chosen texts? The texts I chose for this essay were: 1. The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost 2. Out, Out- by Robert Frost 3. The Door from stimulus booklet 4. Sky-High from stimulus booklet 5. What Its Like – by Everlast (song) 6. American Beauty the film In all of the chosen texts, the focus of changing perspective is demonstrated. Through use of figurative language, symbols, tone, imagery and key themes, their composers have created pieces of literature that show many facets of life in more than one perspective. From "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, one of the most renowned poets of our time to "What Its Like" by Everlast, a contemporary rock music artist, all of the texts I have chosen represent the focus of changing perspective. In "The Road Not Taken" Frost depicts a scene somewhere in the persona's past. The persona is standing at a fork in the path he is walking down and must make a choice of either one or the other. The persona knows that he will never be able to go back and make the choice again and therefore he chose the path that was "less travelled by". This poem can be interpreted in many ways and that is where the focus of changing in perspective comes in. Firstly, we can take this poem as a symbolism of the greatest journey of all, life. The persona then is Frost himself and he is recounting his life and how he made a decision to go down a road that was less travelled by and that has made all the difference in his life. Also, this poem acts as a guide for all people who are making choices in life as Frost tells of how "way leads onto way" and...
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Queen Maatkare Hatshepsut, Pharaoh of Egypt during the 18th dynasty, from 1473 BC to 1458 BC, was one of only a handful of female rulers of ancient Egypt. Her story is unique in Egyptian history, and has been the source of many disputes among scholars. Hatshepsut reigned longer than any other female pharaoh. Among the legacies she left behind, none is greater than the mortuary temple she erected at Deir el Bahari in Thebes, the ruins of which still stand in present-day Luxor. The temple, designed by Senenmut, reflects the adjacent mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II, but is much larger. Reliefs and inscriptions on the temple walls tell stories from Hatshepsut's life, and profess her connection to the divine. Based on current knowledge, this essay will provide detailed information about Queen Hatshepsut and her mortuary temple. Hatshepsut was born around 1502 BC to Thutmose I and Ahmose. Both of her parents were from a royal background, and Thutmose I was Pharaoh when she was born. Her two brothers died in accidents, which meant that she was in a position to take over the throne after her father died. This was an unusual situation because very few women had ever become pharaohs. However, Hatshepsut was favored by her parents over her brothers, and she was beautiful and had a charismatic personality. Thus, despite her being a female, she had the makings to become a queen. Thutmose II was Hatshepsut's half-brother and husband, a common situation in ancient Egypt, where brother-sister and father-daughter marriages were accepted. When Thutmose I died, Hatshepsut was about 15 years old, and Thutmose II took over as pharaoh. Thutmose II died after only three or four years of rule, most likely of a skin disease. Hatshepsut had a daughter, named Neferure, but Thutmose II also had a son with...
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Discussion On No Real Seperation Of Executive, Legislature, and Judiciary Powers In The UK ConstitutionPolitics
There Is No Real Seperation Of Powers In The UK Constitution Nor Does There Need To Be.'Discuss What are the separated powers? Executive = the administrative branch of government; it makes laws by way of delegated legislation and drafts bills. Legislature = the law making branch of government Judiciary = the law enforcing branch of government What can you say about the separation of powers? The overlap of powers allows Parliament to make any change it wishes by Act of Parliament and helps to insure against arbitrary exercise of power. There is almost complete separation of powers in the USA where governmental intransigence in controversial matters is a much bigger problem than it is here (here the judges can indulge in greater law making activities if necessary). There is little executive-legislature separation in the UK but much legislative-executive/judiciary separation. The concept of the separation of powers was first discussed by Charles Montesquieu (after observing the British system). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To what extent do we have imperfect separation of powers? The executive controls, and makes the legislature by creating peers(subject to the approval of the Queen), whips, dissolution (subject to the approval of the Queen, but note that permanent prorogation possible without her permission), prorogation (in theory this is under the Royal Prerogative but the Queen's permission is not necessary), controlling the timetable. Part of the legislature (the government ministers) form the executive. The legislature controls the judiciary by removing senior judges (in the name of the Lord Chancellor). The executive (the Lord Chancellor) controls the judiciary by removing (or perhaps worse not removing) junior judges. The judiciary do not have their salary voted on by Parliament The judiciary reviews the activities of the executive. Paid judges cannot be in the Commons. The executive (the Lord Chancellor (with the Prime Minister in appointing law lords)) appoints judges. The executive makes treaties, which have a degree of legislative influence (though not true legislative...
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There she goes again, fluttering around the house like a beautiful butterfly. My father's wife was the "Donna Reed" of wives. Wonder Woman would have cringed in fear by the very presence of my father's wife. This woman was able to take care of her household in one single bound. There were no limits to this wife's talents, abilities, and lastly, responsibilities. This all powerful wife is my mother. As I look back, she was more like a busy little worker bee, tending to all who needed her, while still being just as beautiful and graceful as a butterfly. Growing up in this household, it seemed quite natural for mom to do everything for her precious family. She wanted to be the perfect wife and mother. It seemed to bring her much joy when she was cooking, cleaning, doing yard work or helping with homework, nursing us back to health when we were ill, or just going grocery shopping. I have always wondered though, why she never brought us along with her to the market? Of course, this viewpoint came from a small ignorant child. None the less, mom was a natural and she excelled in everything she did for her family. I never heard her complain about her workload, but I often wondered if she felt overloaded. Was her stress level to the point of no return? Because the memories of my "super human" mother are so prevalent, I was very intrigued when I read Judy Brady's essay about wanting a wife. I was even more intrigued by her insinuation that everyone could benefit by having a wife. I find Brady's writing techniques and her appeal to her audience makes for a very persuasive view point. However, Brady seems to rely mostly on her first hand experiences, which might not be enough to persuade her readers. "I Want a Wife" is Judy Brady's attempt at persuading the men...
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