Sunday, March 15, 2020
Sacred Geometry essays Sacred geometry could be defined as a diagram of all creation. According to sacred geometry there is an inate order throughout the universe, which defines in mathematical terms how the universe works. Sacred geometry is above the religious spectrum although many different religions have adopted its principles in their art and architecture. Around the world and over the milleniums architects have built great monuments and religious centers using the same basic geometric principles. All of our own actions and the actions of everything around us obey specific mathematical laws while we live in this mathematically arranged world, and all existence manifests itself through these laws without waste. Sacred geometry describes every type of movement using laws composed of a dialect or numbers, angles, shapes, form, and ratio. It is a language known across the universe made up of taintless mathematical truths based on the workings of nature and the undeniable qualities of the circle and sphere. Sacred geometry measures the peaceful vibrations that maintain life on all levels. It shows how different elements can be put into a whole, all of the time still keeping that element's individuality. Sacred geometry demonstrates how order in the universe evolves out of primitive forces. Sacred geometry converges the physical sensible qualities of creation with the spiritual core behind them. It has played an important part in numerous cultures art and architecture throughout the span of civilization. One example of this is the Pythagorean system, it looked at geometric symbolism as if it was responsible for all known states of being. One civilization that looked at the world as a great array of different or unique elements combined into the cosmos all through the main idea of peace, were the ancient Greeks. A precious tool sacred geometry was in many ancient schools where they had th...
Friday, February 28, 2020
Algae Production For Biofuel - Article Example Traditional ethanol and oil rich plants such as sugarcane, corn and rapeseed have been tried successfully in various regions of the world to yield biodiesel for industrial use. However, the economics of biodiesel production has still to provide figures for potentially feasible and sustainable means to this end. Algae, which are simple botanical forms of life possessing the ability to reproduce at a fast rate with minimal of inputs are being looked at as a potential sources of biodiesel, as some of the millions of its species have been discovered to be rich in triglycerides and other fats/oils necessary for biofuel production. The major advantage of using algae for biofuel production is that they grow in ponds and wastewater, which do not encroach upon terrestrial territory already reserved for the cultivation of food crops. Moreover, algae possess the ability to double their biomass in as less as one day under optimized conditions (Odlare et al, 2011). The high growth rate however ha s to be optimized in relation to oil production within the organism as these two properties are contradictory to each other (Csavina et al, 2011). Methodologies and technologies are therefore being developed to cultivate algae in controlled conditions to achieve this objective. Lipids, sugar and hydrogen gas are considered the primary units of energy and a study at the University of Arizona reveals that algae have a distinct advantage over terrestrial cultivable crops such as corn as they possess a 300 fold advantage in producing the basic units for producing biofuel (Littin, 2011). Although the cost of production of fuel from algae still exceeds the value of the final product, intensive research is going on at the university as well as other parts of the world to optimize the process towards a profitable direction (Littin, 2011). Moreover, it has been discovered that secondary wastewater rich in nitrogen and phosphorus can be utilized to grow algae eliminating the need of fertilize rs (Littin, 2011). In turn, the algae besides producing lipids for potential use as biofuel purify the water as well, resulting in a double benefit. Grown in controlled conditions of specific light exposure and deprivation of nitrogen and sulfur at particular stages of their life promote lipid production in the algae, which are the strategies being explored by the scientists involved in this research (Littin, 2011). Biofuel or biodiesel can be produced from any biomass which has high lipid content. The process involves extraction of oil from the biomass by a process called transesterification which yields triglycerides, which possess the properties ideal for a biofuel (Taylor, 2011). Algae can either be grown in open ponds or in controlled conditions in what is known as a photo-bioreactor (Taylor, 2011). The latter is a sealed aquaculture system in which conditions can be optimized and manipulated according to required objectives of high lipid production by the organisms. Such biore actors are however costly to build as well as maintain and may not be the ideal means for biofuel production from algae. Identification of the appropriate species and varieties of algae growing in natural ponds and wastewater reservoirs in natural conditions, which provide the maximum yield of lipids can be the only means, once identified, to make economically feasible and sustainable methods for
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
BA3-Inter-Professional Studies - Essay Example by members of different professions and/or agencies work together to provide integrated health and/or social care for the benefit of service usersÃ¢â¬ (Barrett et al, 2005). Hence, such an agency collaborate the efforts of different professionals to build a safe zone, shelter and liveable environment for minority groups, underprivileged people or homeless population (due to immigration, family loss, orphanage or any other cause). The cause of such charitable organizations attracts my ethical, moral and social concerns. I personally feel motivated to work with them and make this world a better place to live for those who are not satisfied with their lives for being deprived of the basic human needs. I believe in equality, unbiased environment, equal human rights, needs and wants, grave diversity issues, anti-discrimination and legitimacy of human rights in the light of law and morality. Hence, I am a strong supporter of inter-professional work and agencies. I am going to explain my views about the charitable organizations and their duties and my personal experiences while working with Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU) during my placement. This agency, where I am on my placement is an Immigration Legal Aid Unit called GMIAU. I had to work on some cases that were referred to me. During the practical experience, I learned about organizational structure, running mechanisms and issues that arose while conducting the social work. There are many complexities that I observed which relate to equality in providing the charitable services to all the people who deserve them. I am going to discuss organizational structure of GMIAU, its issues related to culture and other issues that were there regarding equality and diversity. I received case referrals from the legal team- caseworkers, senior caseworkers and solicitors. The cases that were referred to me are related to social issues that service users need. The primary role is to empo wer the service user and help
Friday, January 31, 2020
Capstone Checkpoint Essay Looking back over the past nine weeks I must say that a large amount of valuable information has been presented to our class. The reading material, assignments, and class discussions have taught me some valuable lessons in the area of nutrition. The assignment that I learned the most from was the Week Two assignment about the digestive system. I now understand how the body uses the different types of food, the path food takes as it enters the body, and how the organs, including the salivary glands work together in the digestive process. However, my favorite part of Week Two came through the class discussions in the area of home remedies. I learned how a change in diet can prevent or help to cure digestive disorders. For example, Diverticulus can be treated at home by drinking plenty of fluid and eating fiber rich foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc. I enjoyed this part the most because I was forced to take medicine for an extended period of time and I really did not enjoy that experience. Therefore, learning natural ways to bring relief was truly refreshing for me.Ã Checkpoint from week one, three day diet analysis instructed me how to begin eating healthier. I made the necessary changes in my diet and by the time I reached the three day analysis for week six, I noticed some major changes in my eating habits. Currently I notice the different foods on my plate and the nutritional value that each has to offer. I refrain from eating meals (other than grains for breakfast like cereal or oatmeal) that does not include fruits or vegetables. Even on those days when I stop by a fast food place and grab a burger I avoid the fries, and I ask for extra pickles, lettuce, and tomato, to add more nutrients to the sandwich.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
In the play of Ã¢â¬Å"MacbethÃ¢â¬ , Shakespeare gradually and effectively deepens our understanding of the themes and most importantly the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The main theme of Macbeth is ambition, and how it compels the main characters to pursue it. The antagonists of the play are the three witches, who symbolise the theme appearance and reality. Macbeth and Lady MacbethÃ¢â¬â¢s relation is an irony throughout the play, as most of their relation is based on greed and power. This is different from most of ShakespeareÃ¢â¬â¢s other plays, which are mostly based on romance and trust. There is also guilt that leads Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to the final consequences of the play. As the progresses, the constant changes in Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are exposed. The relation of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth takes a few turns throughout the play. It starts with Lady Macbeth being in control and dominating Macbeth. Then suddenly Macbeth turns into an unhesitant man, who gets accustomed to killing and getting his own way. The dire changes in the characters affect the coupleÃ¢â¬â¢s relation extremely. Shakespeare introduces the protagonist of the play as a valiant and a prominent character, even before the audience meets him. MacbethÃ¢â¬â¢s fellow soldiers give us a view of his bravery and courageous manner. In order to prove his loyalty towards his king, Macbeth had won the appalling war against Norway, and became a hero: Ã¢â¬Å"For brave Macbeth Ã¢â¬â well he deserves that name Ã¢â¬â Disdaining Fortune, with his brandished steel, which smoked with bloody execution.Ã¢â¬ ShakespeareÃ¢â¬â¢s effective use of word choice in Ã¢â¬ËbraveÃ¢â¬â¢ makes the audience understand the protagonist deeply. Ironically, later in the play, MacbethÃ¢â¬â¢s ambitions take over him and become the antag... ...ave died hereafter; there would have been a time for such a word.Ã¢â¬ Macbeth cold-heartedly states that Lady Macbeth would have died sooner or later, and that this news was bound to come someday. This behaviour of MacbethÃ¢â¬â¢s startles the audience, as how can one be so remorseless. Shakespeare has changed the character of Macbeth as a tyrant, who only cares about his power and nothing else. In trying to achieve everything possible, the MacbethsÃ¢â¬â¢ tragically lose everything instead. Shakespeare has effectively showed us the consequences of murder and power. The main symbolic signs of blood, murder and guilt throughout the play, gave the changes of the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth efficiently. What once started as a dominating relation and taking decisions together, turned into a relation in which neither Macbeth or Lady Macbeth cared for one another.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Claudius has been presented in the theatre as a worthy King and Polonius as an amiable and sensible father. What is your response to the ways in which Shakespeare presents one of these characters? It is hard to judge the character of Polonius in ShakespeareÃ¢â¬â¢s Hamlet, due to the fact Shakespeare presents many of the events not only through HamletÃ¢â¬â¢s eyes, but the eyes of PoloniusÃ¢â¬â¢ children and the King, and through these different people he is presented in different ways. However, there is a great deal more to this multi-faceted character in the play, as his presence and actions in the play is of great importance, before and after his death. Polonius is presented in different ways in various stage productions; usually, he is presented as a wise man, and one with great influence upon his son and daughter, Laertes and Ophelia, and of a man highly respected by King Claudius, Queen Gertrude and the people of Denmark. Despite this, he can become a rather comic character, if the company wishes Hamlet to be presented more positively. As Polonius is presented through different productions in different ways, it is difficult to evaluate his true nature. As the play is largely presented through HamletÃ¢â¬â¢s eyes, it is from him we draw many of our opinions. It is eventually Hamlet that kills Polonius, stabbing him through the arras, and Hamlet who sends him off with such harsh words as Ã¢â¬Å"a foolish, prating knaveÃ¢â¬ ; it can be said that he encompasses aspects of this statement, as we see in different parts of the play. However, to be deeply cynical of Polonius is somewhat hard to do. Polonius, in the eyes of Claudius, the Queen, the words and actions of Laertes, Ophelia and the Danish people, and the obediency of Reynaldo give us a more reasoned insight into Polonius. Polonius can be seen as foolish mainly when talking to his servant, Reynaldo, wherein he directs Reynaldo as to how to spy on Laertes. During his speech, Polonius gets wrapped up in his own words, and seems to lose the points he is trying to get across; Ã¢â¬Å"And then, sir, does aÃ¢â¬â¢ this Ã¢â¬â he does Ã¢â¬â what was I about to say? By the mass I was about to say something. Where did I leave?Ã¢â¬ ; Shakespeare also transfers from blank verse into prose, accentuating PoloniusÃ¢â¬â¢ loss of grip. However, this may actually be cleverly checking if Reynaldo is listening; the fact he quotes him directly back Ã¢â¬Å"At Ã¢â¬Ëcloses in the consequenceÃ¢â¬â¢, at Ã¢â¬Ëfriend or soÃ¢â¬â¢, / and, Ã¢â¬Ëgentlemen'Ã¢â¬ suggests many positive factors. For one, it is a reflection on PoloniusÃ¢â¬â¢ authority and importance that Reynaldo remains attentive and quotes him back perfectly. Also, if this is a trick, Polonius may feel the matter is so important to his sonÃ¢â¬â¢s welfare that he needs to test Reynaldo to see if he really is listening so that the surveillance can be perfectly executed. Polonius may be seen to lose his grip in his bouts of prating to the King and Queen in parts of the play too. His speech to Claudius and Gertrude concerning HamletÃ¢â¬â¢s madness is a prime example of PoloniusÃ¢â¬â¢ prattling, as we see in his long-winded build up to his conclusion, that Hamlet is mad; Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,Ã And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,Ã I will be brief. Your noble son is mad.Ã¢â¬ .
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Layman Response to Thomas Mattox Case Study 2 A Spiritual Perspective The book of Proverbs Chapter 3, verses 5-6 says: Ã¢â¬Å"Trust the Lord with all you do. Do not depend on your own understanding and seek HIS will in all you do. He will make straight your pathÃ¢â¬ (NLT). This verse is evidenced in every aspect of theological virtues. These virtues are infused through divine grace (Sokolowski, 1995), and are characteristics of human personality that manifest themselves only through eternal salvation. The three characteristics are Faith, Hope, and Charity. I was quite pleased to find this discussion had been categorized, and even subcategorized. I tend to follow this type of discussion a little easier than one of utter ramblings like the ones IÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦More interestingly is the motivation for that result is different in each case. Where technically each of the aforementioned theories is based in the philosophy of ethics they are from differing paradigms. Ã¢â¬ ¢ Decisions made on a purely ethical or consequential basis are the ones that produce the most intrinsic good either to the agent or to the will of the agent (always relative to the agent) Ã¢â¬ ¢ Decisions made on a purely moral basis are ones made to satisfy the categorical imperative Ã¢â¬ËKantismÃ¢â¬â¢. The focus is on the act itself, and always doing what is deemed right in a situation (Brown, 2001). Ã¢â¬ ¢ Decisions based on virtues follow the Christian view of ethics, which states that as humans we have a free will to choose between right and wrong. In the book titled Ã¢â¬Å"Aristotles De Motu Animalium, Text with Translation, Commentary, and Interpretive EssaysÃ¢â¬ , the parallel between Aristotelianism and Aquinas (Nussbaum, 1978) the author finds: Ã¢â¬Å"The most striking example of an attempt to associate Aristotle with moral deductivism has been the Aristotelianism of Aquinas and the tradition of exegesis descending from it (1978)Ã¢â¬ While it is the best choice as a Christian, to offer the option for partial order fulfillment of Scuppernongs, the aid of contract negotiations with other suppliers, or financial accommodations for any shortcomings until previous levels of Scuppernongs can be obtained, this rejects the