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Nature Essays

The question concerning the allocation of natural resources is one of the fundamental global issues of human existence: namely, there is a clear imbalance extant in the world between rich and poor nations. Thinkers such as Garrett Hardin have suggested the metaphor of a lifeboat to describe this situation. In...

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Question 1. Compare Acid Deposition to Air Born Particulate pollution. Acid Deposition (which includes Acid Rain, Snow, Fog and Dry Deposition) is a large-scale regional air pollution problem. In the U.S., it impacts mainly the Northeast Region and higher elevation areas of the Southeast. Nitrogen and sulfur oxides are emitted...

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The main point of these three readings is the interpretation of nature and the effects that men have upon nature’s development and nature’s destruction. In the piece written by Bass, he describes the way that Yellowstone’s natural balance had been offset to where elk were eating the grass bare, and...

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Since the beginning of time, man has attempted to take advantage of nature in ways that will benefit him. In some ways, nature is subdued by man. He is able to make fire, to cut down trees and make shelter, and capture and enclose animals and grow food for substance....

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I have been fortunate enough to travel to many of the major global cities in the world such as New York, London, Paris, and Tokyo. One of the common themes shared by these cities is that they remind of the tremendous progress by mankind. But progress rarely comes without costs...

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Nature versus nurture had been a debate for decades. Nature refers to one’s inborn genetic traits that can lead to certain behavior, such as being an introvert, shy, or having a hot temper. On the contrary, nurture refers to one’s behavior and social traits being shaped by environmental factors, such...

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Regardless of its apparent simplicity, the concept of human nature is a multi-dimensional and ambiguous issue. It is a problem commonly reviewed by both Western and Eastern philosophers, and the differences in their stances reflect the differences between their perceptions of the world, a human, and the role of human...

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Social Darwinism is a theory that uses the concept of Natural Law to justify the suffering of the weak. This is viewed as moral, as it serves the greater good of a stronger society. Both are flawed concepts that have been used as grounds for committing crimes against humanity and...

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As a psychologist, I would pick a normal social trend and behavior as the most ideal setting for a naturalistic study. Naturalistic setting studies describe research activities conducted on ordinary settings. This implies that the environment on which the studies are conducted should not be manipulated to create any control...

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According to some scholars, the beginning of natural science starts in the pre-literate human era where knowledge on the natural world was essential for the survival of the societies. Human beings made observation and developed knowledge regarding the behavior and character of animals and the importance of plants as medicine...

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The five natural senses allow humans to experience the world and respond to the world around them, if the five natural senses did not exist, our world would appear to be a void, similar to the emptiness of spaces. Humans would not be able to move around, provide for their...

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Thanks to my current belief in science I have a firm conviction of the beauty of the world and of the oneness of much of life. I did not arrive at this view quickly, however. It came about as the result of a slow progress of thinking on my part...

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Virtually unexplored until after the Civil War, Yellowstone Park became the first national park in the world on March 1, 1972. At just under 3,500 square miles, the park consists of 80 percent subalpine forest, is home to the largest public bison herd in the world, possesses the largest high...

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The purpose of this laboratory experience was to understand the effects of trees on plant growth. Trees are a crucial element of our ecology for many reasons: one, they are large producers of oxygen for humans to breathe; two, they provide us protection from the sun; three, they are a...

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While backyard gardening has many highlights, perhaps one of the most enjoyable and fruitful components of most backyard gardens is planting and successfully growing potatoes. Potatoes are relatively easy to cultivate, and with just a few simple steps, growing a crop of Russets or Yukon Golds can lead to a...

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I was not always a lover of nature. In fact, I have been a city person for as long as I remember and I used to dismiss the concerns of those who would worry about the harmful impacts of modern lifestyle on the nature. I perceived their concerns as merely...

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The purpose of this essay is to understand perspectives on problems of human nature. The “state of nature” is described differently based on a specific philosopher’s objectives and frame of reference. After reviewing the unique analyses of Sartre and Aristotle, it is possible to compare them both. Each position is...

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The ability to host or interact with other species is solely dependent on the complexity of the architecture of coral colonies. Architecture also creates the potential for diversity and unique habitats that will entice species. Gates and Ainsworth describe symbiomes as “individuals whose functional attributes reflect the collective performance limits...

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The debate between the importance of nature versus nurture in human development is one that has spanned centuries. Some scientists and researchers believe that human behavior is shaped largely, and sometimes solely, by genetics and factors not related to the environment in which one is raised. On the other hand,...

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Introduction In popular discussions about the influence of nature and nurture on human development, opposing terms are used. It is either nature vs. nurture, acquired vs. innate, genes vs. environment, et cetera. They seem to be used as though they all embodied a clear distinction. A related family of different...

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Claims of humanity oppressing nature through technological and scientific advancement have become more and more desperate as well as widespread over the past century. The same is true of concerns with regard to how people are becoming more distant from nature at the cause of cultural advancement. This opposition between...

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