What Is Fear?
Fear is "an unpleasant and often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger." Fear is completely natural and helps people to recognize and respond to dangerous situations and threats. However, healthy fear -- or fear which has a protective function -- can evolve into unhealthy or pathological fear, which can lead to exaggerated and violent behavior. Dr. Ivan Kos lays out several different stages of fear. The first is real fear, or fear based on a real situation. If someone or something hurts you, you have a reason to fear it in the future. Second is realistic or possible fear. This is fear based in reality that causes a person to avoid a threat in the first place (i.e. waiting to cross a busy road for safety reasons). Next, exaggerated or emotional fear deals with an individual "recalling past fears or occurrences and injecting them into a current situation." This type of fear is particularly relevant to conflict. Emotional fear affects the way people handle conflictual situations. Causes of Fear
Conflict is often driven by unfulfilled needs and the fears related to these needs. The most common fear in intractable conflict is the fear of losing one's identity and/or security. Individuals and groups identify themselves in certain ways (based on culture, language, race, religion, etc.) and threats to those identities arouse very real fears -- fears of extinction, fears of the future, fears of oppression, etc. For many people, the world is changing rapidly and their lives are being altered as a result. For some religious people, this change leads to the fear that young people will abandon the Church or Mosque, that the media will become more important and influential in the lives of their children, and that they are losing control of their own future. These threats to identity result in fear.  Similarly, in many ethnic conflicts, a history of "humiliation, oppression, victimhood, feelings of inferiority, persecution of...
...Dictation by Fear
As the Twin Towers fell to the ground, mass chaos spread throughout the United States. Among many other overwhelming feelings, many Americans were left in question and accusations. The motives of the terrorists were unknown and many Americans’ fear overtook a sense of logic. With fear fueling the minds of many Americans, many began to take illogical and unjustified actions. A stereotype developed amongst the Muslim society, which has still shrugged them from American society to this day. 9/11 instilled a fear in Americans that strung a chord in each person that disregarded a sense of logic or morals. Arthur Miller sets a scene of mass chaos and paranoia in the 1600’s in an area much like Salem, Mass.. A fear of witchcraft, that could quite possibly overtake the holy lifestyle in the Puritan society, created a spiraling downfall. In Arthur Millers multithematic play “The Crucible”, fear directs the decisions and course of life.
The deep rooted fear Reverend Parris feels stems from the reputation he must uphold as reverend of the holy community. In desperation, Parris allows his fear to contradict himself as he defends his niece, Abigail. Although Parris knows that Abigail is lying when she says she is not involved in witchcraft, Parris defends her in hopes it will secure his reputation and position in the community. As reverend, it is not...
As the instructor put me in that choke hold on my second to last day of swim instruction I knew I broke the one rule I tried so hard not to. “Get the hell out of my pool” he yelled. I dangled there in the middle of the pool wondering how this man could hold me in a chokehold while keeping both of us afloat. “You weak bitch, get the fuck out of my pool”. As those words echoed through the empty olympic sized pool room I was let go, left to reach the side of the deep end under my own power.
Already a month and a half in Marine Corps boot camp I was use to the abuse. This was different, I could handle all the physical punishment on the land. The countless push ups, and being forced to roll around in sand pits at 5 am before breakfast. Being in the best shape of my life at the time there was only one thing that could bring this fear over me. Up until boot camp I could count my exposure to bodies of water on one hand. Growing up in the middle of Queens, NY I rarely encountered a pool. Although my family moved to upstate New York, to a high school that did have its own pool, I wasn't forced to use it.
At the end of my senior year of high school while most of my friends were visiting and picking colleges I was preparing for boot camp. Everyday I ran countless miles and did numerous pushups getting my body ready for the three months of pain I was about to endure. Not being the biggest or strongest kid in high school most of my friends...
...novel or play of recognized literary merit and write an essay in which you discuss the various ways this character functions in the work. You may write your essay on one of the following novels or plays or on another of comparable quality. Do not write on a poem or short story.
1995. Writers often highlight the values of a culture or a society by using characters who are alienated from that culture or society because of gender, race, class, or creed. Choose a novel or a play in which such a character plays a significant role and show how that character’s alienation reveals the surrounding society’s assumptions or moral values.
1999. The eighteenth-century British novelist Laurence Sterne wrote, “No body, but he who has felt it, can conceive what a plaguing thing it is to have a man’s mind torn asunder by two projects of equal strength, both obstinately pulling in a contrary direction at the same time.”
From a novel or play choose a character (not necessarily the protagonist) whose mind is pulled in conflicting directions by two compelling desires, ambitions, obligations, or influences. Then, in a well-organized essay, identify each of the two conflicting forces and explain how this conflict with one character illuminates the meaning of the work as a whole. You may use one of the novels or plays listed below or another novel or work of similar literary quality.
2002. Morally ambiguous characters -- characters whose behavior discourages readers from...
...WHAT THE H2!?
This is journal entry #20 10:30 AM 8/10/2050: The riots are still raging in the streets and gas prices are $200 a gallon. It has been 15 days since we have been told that there is no more fossil fuels. Our civilization is at the tipping point; like I said there is violent riots in the streets the lights are not turning on and neither is the water. My mom tells me it’s like this because when she was a kid everyone abandoned the idea of “clean energy” because they were told that scientists figured out how to clean up the pollution. No one thought of when we were going to run out fossil fuel and now we have. We need a new source of power, a clean and unlimited reserve of energy, hydrogen.
Hydrogen is a clean and unlimited resource. Hydrogen is a completely clean resource, when used in cars it’s only emission is water vapor and heat. Hydrogen is virtually unlimited when hydrogen runs out our universe will have ended ( most likely one hundred trillion years) 100,000,000,000,000 years from now.
Hydrogen is extremely efficient, it is 3 times more efficient than gasoline. You can get 480 miles a tank with the Toyota FCHV. From coral you can make it all the way to San Diego, CA and go another 156 mi on one tank.
Some argue that hydrogen is very flammable and can explode. Those that argue this are 100% correct but it is not any more flammable than the gasoline in your car right now.
Hydrogen is only $1.80 gallon and 3 times more...
The cry awoke Balintawak,
And the echoes answered back;
"Freedom!" (fading away)
All the four winds listened long
To the shrieking of that song; FREEDOM
Every poet struck his lyre
With those burning notes of fire; FREEDOM!
All the women knelt to pray
In their hearts that frenzied lay.
E'en the children and the old
Took to arms and shouted bold, (increasing volume)
I heard it from the planters in the vales
I heard it from the traders tying bales;
I heard it where the fishers strike their sails—FREEDOM!
I heard it from the huskers 'neath the trees;
I heard it from the drivers of the seas,
I heard it from the pounders in the leas. FREEDOM!
All the people raised to cry,
Fearing not to bleed or die; FREEDOM!
All the tombs of slave and sire
Broke to voice and great desire; FREEDOM!
*Up the mountain, down the plain (rising, then falling)
Lounder, lounder rang the strain, (increasing volume)
I heard it from the makers of the brooms;
I heard it from the weavers at their looms;
I heard it in the smoking smithy rooms. FREEDOM!
PAUSE… REPEAT *
I heard it in the bullet's whine at roars;
I heard it in the farthest islet shore.
We heard it and shall hear it evermore!
PAUSE… REPEAT *
The cry of Balintawak,
And now our voices answer back--
"Freedom!" (joyously full)
| Republikang Basahan ni Teodoro A. Agoncollo...
...equilibrium position of the cylinder except the vertical position?
2. Consider a circular cylinder of homogeneous material of specific gravity, s =
0.5, length, L, and diameter, D, stable at the position shown in Fig. 3. Find the formulas for the immersion of the cylinder h at this position.
Fig. 3. Cylinder parallel to the water surface.
3. Consider a cylinder made with a plate thickness, t = D/20, but of a material such that the average value of s is still 0.5
shown in Figure 4. For L = 40cm and D = 4cm, find the t
position of stable equilibrium and the immersion, h.
4. Determine the ranges of D/L for which the positions of the cylinders (vertical and horizontal) are stable.
5. What will happen if we change the density of the D
fluid, using brine, say, instead of fresh water?
Fig. 4. Hollow cylinder
Roberson, J.A. and Crowe, C.T. (1993). Engineering Fluid Mechanics, 5th edition, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA
White, F.M. (1994). Fluid Mechanics, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, NY
Lab 2 Stability of a Floating Body
Sketch with notation and dimensions
...the enzyme change as its concentration is increased?
As the more of the enzyme is added, the time in minutes for the reaction to happen decreases. This means that enzyme activity is increased as the concentration of the enzyme is increased.
What are some reasons for these changes in activity?
The enzyme binds to or somehow interacts with the substrate to speed up the reaction. There are certain sites on the substrate that the enzyme will act on. So as you increase the concentration of enzymes it increases the number of successful collisions and so to a point the rate of reaction is directly proportional to enzyme concentration and the higher the concentration of the enzyme the faster the reaction.
2. (B) What is the effect of pH upon the relative enzyme activity?
Based on the graph, as the pH was increased, the activity also increased, even when the pH reached a high value. The data is somewhat erroneous since there should be an optimum pH for an enzyme and the graph should look like a mountain, the rate of reaction rising then peaks when reaching the optimum pH then declining beyond that optimum pH. The optimum pH of salivary amylase is 6.8 so the graph should’ve showed the least time in minutes close to pH=7.
What are some reasons for this effect?
pH affects the ionization of the amino acids that make up the active site of an enzyme (active site: where the subtrates are attached to). A change in pH causes...
What is Federalism?
Prof. Tracy Herman
POL 110: US Government
May 18, 2014
This paper will illustrate what is the meaning of federalism and what it does for us. I will talk about how it helps our political system and if it does us any good. How has federalism changed the behavior to our American society? Does federalism affect us or does it help us see a better political view? Things like this is something I would be covering in my paper. Everything you need to know about federalism I would be talking about it in this paper.
Federalism, what does federalism mean to you? Federalism is a political system that helps the government maintain independence for everyone. This means that the government has used a new way to help out the government to handle the independence and to set a good federation for the people. Federalism to me is to help out the people maintain a good set of rules and not have the government handle all the rules for the people. They need to let the people know that others, other than the government, are out there to help them and protect them of their rights.
American federalism was created on 1787 when the constitution was made. They did not want the confederal or the unitary models for the government that is when they chose to go with federalism. If they would have chosen the cofederal it would mean that the member...