Lela remembered Jake saying something about orchids in relation to a conversation about his mother. She couldn’t exactly put her finger on it but this was the best she’d got. Lela speed walked up to the dark, brick building and opened the glass door. The bells on top of the door jingled and lela led her way through the blinding interior of the flower store to the table filled with orchids. Lela inspected each one to make sure there was exactly the right balance between white and purple. She finally picked one
In Lab Girl, Hope Jahren describes flowers as being “a platform of petals surrounding the ‘male’ and ‘female’ parts” (202). Indeed, flowers play a fundamental role in plant reproduction and pollination. As an abundantly diverse species, they can be found in various habitats ranging from the Mojave Desert to the Everglades. Overall, a single flower, as beautiful and common as it may be, has the ability to lure insects, produce seeds, and ultimately facilitate new plant life.
Orlean has done a good job trying to make the readers understand what Laroche found appealing in these orchids. The story revealed that they are the largest flowering-plant family on earth, which meant that “a collector who wants one of every orchid species will die before even coming close.”
I think I’ve done more writing this year than I have in the last 4-5 years combined, perhaps even since high school. I don’t remember any significant writing projects I did K-12 except for a term paper on postpartum depression and some occasional poetry. At this point in my life when I really do need the writing skills, I regret not taking papers seriously or appreciating the art of good written communication. Writing objective papers has not been a problem since the layout is simply good logic and researching reliable information. There isn’t pressure to keep your audience’s attention by painting a mental image to get the reader immersed. Even with this journal entry, I’m not anxious about capturing the reader as these are simply my thoughts as they come to me while I type.
A learner needs sturdy foundations to grow wiser. Over time, he progresses from a basic understanding to a complex one. Like a puzzle, to see nature’s big picture one need to arrange its pieces. But, it is necessary to understand the mysteries of each piece before placing them together. I desire to understand the mysteries of nature. Physics grants an understanding of nature’s complexity and its beauty; and, thus, I chose it as my career. Now, I intend to gain the skill to better understand this complexity by matriculating in a doctorate in physics.
Flowers are thousands of different varieties and not many people ever wonder what makes the flowers more exquisite or what process relation the flower has with the pollinator.
The objective of the lab is to recognize the importance of observation in the scientific method, merely applying the copper cycle and the process and reactions that take place throughout. Copper is present in several biological systems, having both biological and environmental implication. Sets of experiments will alter copper into nitrate salt, then a hydroxide, followed by an oxide and sulfate, before reaching the state of metallic copper once. These reactions are managed to test the copper in its ionic and the elemental kind, as well as any fluctuation of copper 's reactivity in different chemical environments.
EPR paper and later more eloquently describe by David Bohm. In the paper by Bohm, he shows how one could conceive of an experiment to mirror the conceptual situation put forth in the EPR paper, by examining the dissociation of a diatomic molecule whose total spin angular momentum is zero. For example, the hydrogen molecule into two hydrogen atoms. In the experiment, the hydrogen atoms would separate after interaction, in different free directions. It is here that an experimenter would measure the spin components whose values are anti-correlated after dissociation. If we define our axis of measuring as the one at right angles to the particles flight, then we can have a consistent measurement. If the measure of hydrogen atom one yields spin- up, measurement along the same axis for the other atom would yield spin-down, to be consistent with total spin equal to zero. This is an interesting experiment because of the incompatibility of spin components makes it analogous to position and momentum conjugates. Bohm eventually went on to publish a more sophisticated paper with plausible instrumentation to test his theories with Yakir Aharonov in 1957. A thought experiment that is discusses the ideas of Bell’s inequalities are as follows. Consider two observers that are initially together and agree that they will be given red or green balls at regular intervals, from this they conclude that only red or green
The physics, meaning “lectures on nature” written by Aristotle was a base towards Western science and philosophy genre books. His passion towards the topic of nature had led him to become more curious on general issues such as motion, causation, place and time. In Physics II.3 Aristotle’s provides a general understanding of the four causes, these four causes seem to apply to everything that would require an explanation. He first introduces his theory of the four causes in Book II, Chapter 3 where he states, “knowledge is the object of our inquiry, and men do not think they know a thing till they have gasped the ‘why’ of it (which is to grasp its primary cause).” (Physics, 194b 18-21). Aristotle’s passion towards knowing about the world, the things involved in it, and them to break each of them down individually to understand them completely, comes from the reasoning that he likes to know the reasons as to why they, as they are. Aristotle continues on to say “clearly, then, we must also find the reason why in the case of coming to be, perishing, and every sort of natural change.” (Phys, 196b 21-23). His four causes help him build a complete understanding on the ontology of physical things, which requires to know every aspect of properties these physical objects have. Throughout this essay I will be arguing that Aristotle’s four causes offer a complete system for motion in which all motion fits.
In order to evaluate this claim, we must first consider all the implications and knowledge questions raised by this statement. The author states “It is only knowledge produced with difficulty that we truly value.” but how do we determine what even is knowledge and how do we place value on something if there can be different perspective. Nevertheless, I somewhat agree with this statement because our measure of value is determined by our emotions more than logic or reasoning and the difficulty of acquiring that knowledge whether it’s self-knowledge or shared knowledge becomes more meaningful even in failure because it shows us what doesn’t work. However, knowledge doesn’t have to be acquired with difficulty, often times it can come naturally
Before Einstein, Scientists believed that light waves travelled through a medium called ether. Einstein proved that ether was irrelevant and that light doesn’t travel through a medium. Einstein proved this by figuring out that the speed of light was constant, and in order for ether to be the medium light waves travel through, the speed of light would change depending on the observer. This discovery was one piece of the Specific Theory of Relativity.