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  • Essay about Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life

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    Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life When I look up at the stars at night, I just have to wonder who or what is looking back at me from some distant planet in some distant galaxy. We’ve all probably wondered what lies beyond our small, self-contained little world. The question many have pondered is whether or not there is intelligent life beyond earth. In the words of Metrodorus, a Greek philosopher of the fourth century, "To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite

  • The Search For Inhabitable Exoplanets

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    The Search for Inhabitable exoplanets Throughout the history of humanity, numerous scientists have been intrigued by the search for inhabitable exoplanets. To date, such ventures are still in the developmental stages and the discovery of life beyond earth and the solar system , regardless of how primitive it may be, may soon be regarded as a fundamental breakthrough in astronomy (Jones & Mukai, 2007). The fundamental properties to be considered if a place is habitable are: presence of organic

  • Is It Worth Our Earth, Health, And Future?

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    Planets, Aliens, and Other Things Beyond Our Earth Have you ever wondered what goes beyond the Earth? There could even be another species living outside this Earth! I personally think that going to Mars would provide many benefits for us. It’s a risky project, but sometimes you just have to take risks to succeed. We are advancing in our space knowledge, but why? Although it is a very dangerous mission that could possibly end in death, we are developing technology to through with the plan. We are

  • Short Responses to Prompts on Barbara Kingsolver's Books

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    regarding the cycles of life and how organisms on Earth are connected to each other by various processes, including evaporation, biodegradation, death, and consumption. Human beings are not isolated creatures whose actions have consequences that are limited to themselves and limited to the humans of a specific generation. Consumption and diet are important issues that illustrate clear connections between all humans, all other creatures on Earth, and all aspects of the Earth itself, such as the land

  • Abstract. “Astrobiology Is The Field Of Study Focused On

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    is the field of study focused on searches for life and possible habitats for such life on other worlds” (2014). The science of astrobiology has many areas of study and is important because it helps us find other places in the universe that could be habitable, determine the potential for habitable planets beyond the solar system, and understand those planets that we can observe in the universe. Scientists have many ideas on how to recognize signs of life on other planets (Des Marais et al., 2008). NASA

  • The Space Of Space Exploration

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    invest in space exploration.. Technologies from the space program can be used to benefit the world and everyday life. Space flight encourages scientific aspirations and therefore more college educated people. The answers to the most deep-rooted questions of humanity lie in space. Who are we, why are we here? Are we alone? Why spend money on spaceflight when we have plenty of problems here on earth? The money that we spend on spaceflight will circle around to solve the pressing problems back at home. Why

  • The Eschatology Of John Wesley

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    stems from the finite nature of our minds, our inability to truly understand an eternal future, forcing us to yearn for some kind of end point that we can wrap our minds around. Perhaps it stems from a fear of the unknown, a desire to know what lies beyond our present reality after our physical death. Perhaps it is both of these things as well as others swirling around in our minds grasping at cryptic truths as we attempt to rationalize our faith in the unseen. Whatever the reason, eschatology is an

  • The Age Of The Earth

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    The Age of The Earth For decades the age of the Earth has been a major conflict between science and religion, but why is it such a big conflict? If, in the year AD 1600, an individual had asked an educated European how old the planet Earth was and to recount its history, the response would have been that it was about 6000 years old and that its ancient history was given by the biblical account in Genesis (Changing Views of the History of the Earth). If one asked the same question of an educated European

  • The Expansion Of Space Architecture

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    ‘without escaping beyond our fragile planet’. Architects are designing colonial habitats on Mars and Moon creating large flimsy structures for permanent settlements. But is that space architecture is all about? Just to create a new living environment for rats abandoning a sinking ship? Obviously space architecture can be something more than just a permanent habitat in uninhabitable environment. This manifesto argues that architecture in space could help humanity to maintain Earth as well as to explore

  • Rhetorical Devices In Upon The Burning Of Our House

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    Anne Bradstreet uses rhetorical devices to express that one must overcome their internal struggle with cherishing things on Earth and instead focus on dedicating themselves to serving God who will provide things far more valuable than anything in real life.     Anne Bradstreet uses diction to explain how her focus on God has created a life far more beneficial than the one on Earth. For example, Bradstreet expresses this when she bids her house farewell as it is burned to the ground. “In silence ever