Fashionable Nonsense

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  • Essay about The Sokal Hoax

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    The Sokal Hoax In Fall of 1994, New York University theoretical physicist, Alan Sokal, submitted an essay to Social Text, the leading journal in the field of cultural studies. This essay, entitled "Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity," pretended to be a scholarly article about the "postmodern" philosophical and political implications of the twentieth century physical theories. However, as Sokal later revealed in the journal Lingua Franca, his

  • Literary Analysis Of Aftermath On Blackboard By Longfellow

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    This poem was interesting because it so short and everyone can relate to it. The speaker of this poem eats the plums someone else was saving. The speaker never says who he/she was talking to, which makes me question who the speaker was talking to. He/she could be talking to his/her spouse, significant other, friend, etc. Also the plums could be a metaphor, sweet, delicious, fresh, for sexual activity, temptation, or love. Aftermath on Blackboard This poem is about how bare the land is after it

  • Analysis Of Tender Buttons By Gertrude Stein

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    In Tender Buttons, Gertrude Stein uses her method of “proetry” to paint not only descriptions of subjects around her in the domestic sphere, but also to illustrate their meaning as well. At first glance, Stein’s sentences and stream-of-consciousness narrations seem nonsensical and almost impossible to understand their meaning, and, in some cases, are absolutely frustrating to the reader who hopes to understand them and see the meaning behind them. However, this work is not intended to be read by

  • William Shakespeare 's Jabberwocky And Lear 's Limericks Essay

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    When everything in our reality seems like unreal, it can be difficult to distinguish between sense and nonsense. Everyday we seem to read another tragic headline about people getting assaulted for being their true selves, countries being torn apart because of hate and intolerance and innocent children getting killed in the crossfire. The frightening part is when these horrors that never make any sense become normal to us. It begs the question, has the world gone mad or have we? Growing up can be

  • Jabberwocky By Alic Lear

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    1. What is “linguistic nonsense”? What views of language lie behind it (think Alice)? Linguistic nonsense is the idea of creating words and giving them a meaning and expecting this meaning to be accepted by the readers. Linguistic nonsense is a social experiment which challenges the imagination and cultural norms of adulthood. In the 19th century language was studied just as animals were. If animals could be misshapen and created, then so could words. This idea is seen in as Lerer says, “if some

  • Idiopathic Congenital Nystagmus : A Disease Characterized By The Rapid, Involuntary Eye Movement

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    consists of 12 exons, of the FERM family. The function of FRMD7 have yet to be determined however an abundance of the protein in the brain in areas associated with the eye. Mutations within this region consist of missense, deletion, tranversion and nonsense mutations. Over forty-four mutations that lead to ICN have been found in the FRMD7 gene. Learning more about the mutation of FRMD7 in ICN is important because these mutations may prevent elongation of neurite processes during differentiation preventing

  • Nonsense Is Defined by Its Inability to be Defined Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear's Alice in Wonderland

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    The definition of nonsense has been debated throughout literature. Yet nonsense itself cannot be defined, but rather it is defined by its inability to be defined. It’s the destruction or defiance of the norm that often leads to creation of nonsense. The language of nonsense itself is closely intertwined with various techniques of style, structuralization and various motifs. Authors such as Lewis Caroll in Alice and Wonderland and Edward Lear’s The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear use such techniques

  • Taking a Look in Tay-Sachs Disease

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    The cell is the basic unit of life in eukaryotic organisms. The inside of the cell is comprised of multiple subunits called organelle that all function together to maintain homeostasis and function. Each individual organelle is assigned a specific task and purpose for the cell. These tasks and purposes can range from structural support all the way to the disposal of malfunctioning organelle.1 Similarity to a machine, if one part stops functioning to full potential, serious if not fatal consequences

  • Types Of Nonsense Point Mutation

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    Genetic Disorders of Nonsense Point Mutations Gene expression is regulated by the cell, and genetic mutations can cause permanent changes in the cell’s genetic material. Specifically, one type of mutation that occurs in a cell’s DNA is a nonsense point mutation. In this type of mutation, a chemical change in only one nitrogenous base results in a premature stop codon. This causes the translation to end early. In the given strand of DNA, the nitrogenous base Adenine was affected. Thymine was substituted

  • Epidemic Influences

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    Epidemic has become the term of choice when discussing obesity in North America, and the struggle against the disease continues since effective long-term treatment has yet to appear. Obese individuals also often face prejudice, due to a common misperception that their condition solely results from lifestyle choices. However, studies show that environment accounts only for 50-65% of occurrence (Campfield et al. 1997, Bouchard and Perusse 1993 as cited by Campfield et al. 1996), leaving much to genetic