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Archive for May 2009

Protist

31/05/2009

From Wikipedia Protists (pronounced /ˈproʊtɨst/), are a diverse group of eukaryotic microorganisms. Historically, protists were treated as the kingdom Protista but this group is no longer recognized in modern taxonomy.[1] Instead, it is “better regarded as a loose grouping of 30 or 40 disparate phyla with diverse combinations of trophic modes, mechanisms of motility, cell […]

Flora

31/05/2009

From Wikipedia In botany, flora (plural: floras or florae) has two meanings. The first meaning, flora of an area or of time period, refers to all plant life occurring in an area or time period, especially the naturally occurring or indigenous plant life. The second meaning refers to a book or other work which describes […]

Fauna

31/05/2009

From Wikipedia Fauna is all of the animal life of any particular region or time. The corresponding term for plants is flora. Zoologists and paleontologists use fauna to refer to a typical collection of animals found in a specific time or place, e.g. the “Sonoran Desert fauna” or the “Burgess shale fauna”.Paleontologists sometimes refer to […]

Revolution

31/05/2009

From Wikipedia A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, “a turn around”) is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time. Aristotle described two types of political revolution: Complete change from one constitution to another Modification of an existing constitution.[1] Revolutions have occurred through human history […]

Thomas Samuel Kuhn

31/05/2009

From Wikipedia Thomas Kuhn was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Samuel L. Kuhn, an industrial engineer, and Minette Stroock Kuhn. He obtained his B.S. degree in physics from Harvard University in 1943, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics in 1946 and 1949, respectively. He later taught a course in the history of science at […]

Language

31/05/2009

From Wikipedia Language is a term most commonly used to refer to so called “natural languages” — the forms of communication considered peculiar to humankind. In linguistics the term is extended to refer to the type of human thought process which creates and uses language. Essential to both meanings is the systematic creation and usage […]

Nature

31/05/2009

From Wikipedia Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural world, physical world or material world. “Nature” refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. Manufactured objects and human interaction generally are not considered part of nature, and are referred to as artificial or man-made. Nature is […]

Technology

31/05/2009

From Wikipedia Technology is a broad concept that deals with an animal species‘ usage and knowledge of tools and crafts, and how it affects an animal species’ ability to control and adapt to its environment. Technology is a term with origins in the Greek “technologia“, “τεχνολογία” — “techne“, “τέχνη” (“craft”) and “logia“, “λογία” (“saying”). [1] […]

Freedom Of Speech

31/05/2009

From Wikipedia Freedom of speech is the freedom to speak freely without censorship or limitation. The synonymous term freedom of expression is sometimes used to denote not only freedom of verbal speech but any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used. Freedom of speech and freedom of expression […]

Noam Chomsky

31/05/2009

From Wikipedia Avram Noam Chomsky (pronounced /noʊm ˈtʃɒmski/; born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher,[2][3][4] cognitive scientist, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[5] Chomsky is well known in the academic and scientific community as one of the fathers […]