Sabine Lucile Scott
Hi! I am a twenty-nine year old college student at San Francisco State University majoring in Mathematics for Advanced Studies. I plan to continue onto graduate school in Mathematics once I am finished the plethora of courses which remain.
Catching up with a friend
The amount of work that Sandra had to get done was slowing down with the season. Whenever the early spring rains were heavy, work in the artificial intelligence industry slowed to a halt. She had time now on the weekends where she would have to catch up with work at all.
My parents run a business in another city and it has a backyard which is partially paved and partially overgrown with plants. My dad noticed a little black cat that came by a couple times and he gave her some milk and whatever treats that he could find. This kitty made a few visits over the course of a year. I had heard about her, but still hadn't met her yet. One day I was working on location and my dad was approached by the cat again. I went outside and walked slowly up to the kitty. She immediately took to me and I picked her up and held her. She was skin and bones, so hungry and lonely. She clearly didn't have a home and I think that she could tell that I loved to feed cats. I already had a cat at home. My first cat is a pretty black polydactyl cat that loves to roam the neighborhood all day and night. Her name is Millipede and I adopted her from the humane society where I got my childhood dog, who passed away several years ago. My grandmother gave me some cash for my birthday three years ago and I borrowed my mom's car and went to the humane society to look at cats. I got in a lot of trouble for bringing Millipede home, but by the time that I met Charcoal in the yard of my parent's business, Millipede was already a settled down outdoor cat, and fully accepted as a member of the family.
The Path to Demise
Alain Fournier’s The Lost Estate is name after a mysterious property, central to the novel, Le Domain des Sablonnieres, where Yvonne de Galais ensnares Augustin Meulnes, who fails to escape, despite his attempt to do so soon after their marriage during his first visit. Yvonne is described by Francois, the narrator, as “[T]he fairy, the princess and the mysterious love of all our adolescence”(188). Francois is vicariously in love with Yvonne, through Augustin, indicating that she was present in the story as an object meant to draw Augustin’s attention, and indirectly, Francois’. Augustin’s fascination with Yvonne is based on a series of misconceptions, indicating a deception. Yvonne has attributes enticing both to Augustin as well as to Francois. Augustin is pulled into a lifetime of misery by returning to Yvonne despite his better judgement.
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Lizzo, Telling It Like It IsTop Story - September 2020
Lizzo is an American musician, originally from Detroit, Michigan. Lizzo's success was so swift that she was named Time Magazine's "Entertainer of the Year" in 2019 and her album " Cuz I Love You" made number four on the Billboard 200 list of most popular music in the United States. After her flute performance at the 2019 BET Awards, Lizzo received a standing ovation from the crowd, which included popular singer Rihanna. Lizzo's song "Good As Hell" became very popular last year, climbing up the charts in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Lizzo is also a well-know exemplar of body positivity. In a Vice interview she said, " You can wake up and change many things about your appearance, but the inevitability of waking up in your own skin what unifies us."
It was winter break and I had flown back from Colorado for a few weeks. There was a short winter session, but I had been sick with mononucleosis for almost all of my first semester of college and was completely burnt out on school. The winter session wasn’t required, so I decided to spend the whole break at home in California. On the morning on which I flew back, there was a heavy blizzard and several feet of snow were dumped around Colorado Springs. The airport was packed and all the flights delayed. I was splitting a taxi with another Bay Area local whom I’d met during my short stint on the college swim team. The snow was so deep that the taxi was late but with the severe delays at the airport, we made perfect time to catch our flight back to San Francisco.
Brain Database Uploads and Neurons versus Synthrons
Let's say that, in the future, one is able to upload you brain into some sort of backup similar to the way in which one stores a computer's information on a backup hard drive. The “back-up” copy of your brain should be the same as the intended “original” copy, otherwise, what would be the point of having this “back-up” brain? What if the contents of your brain, stored on this backup hard drive, was downloaded into two bodies simultaneously? More specifically, what if this backup information was downloaded into both a body living in Hawaii and the one intended for hard labor on Mars? The answer to this question is dependent on the nature of the technology used to perform this upload. If the upload is somehow affected by the simultaneity of the upload, there could be damage done to the software as it is uploaded, depending on how the data is transmitted. Imagine two people trying to stream Netflix on their devices using the same WIFI network. There may be moments where the show gets paused on one or both computers because streaming uses so much data and in the case where one is uploading a database contenting someone’s thoughts, it could cause small failures, or perhaps even a completely failed download.
Human Exploitation and Scientific Development
Aesthetic visions of science are not always accurate. Publications about new scientific discoveries can lead to implementation of new strategies by governments. Words are as important in science as they are in any other field, and verbal conclusions on scientific topics can lead to disruptions in their future development. Framing certain eras in the history of technology in a manner where certain aspects are represented by gender does not necessarily mean that those situations occurred in that exact manner, but is only a manner of studying the history of science.
The Interdisciplinary Nature of Studying the History of Science
The origins of various sciences are dependent on existence of other fields of science. A single experiment can lead to the creation of a whole new field, which is true in the case of very important discoveries. Although there are perceived and documented pressures on some groups of individuals, those situations frequently lead to important discoveries being made by unexpected individuals, like Galileo, who worked on the fringes of science.
Galileo Galilei’s "Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems" on Trial
In the introduction to the trial letters, Thomas F. Mayer writes that the trial is similar to a myth and that “ This is not at all that surprising, since the trial has almost never been studied as a legal event” (1). A reader might ask why the trial is not being studied as a legal event. Also, Mayer points out: “ Almost equally important, studying the trial more closely takes some of the heat out of the often violent debate over the rights and wrongs of what happened” (1). Federico Cesi, an ambitious grandnephew of a cardinal, banned members of religious orders from his club called Academy of the Lynxes. He had become a patron of Galileo’s and continued to insist the prevention of members of the Jesuit order from entering the Academy (2). Galileo disaffected the Jesuits, which helped lead to his downfall (2). The Jesuits began as a collection of approximately 20,000 teachers and missionaries who ran various academic institutions. These universities often were home to the the world’s greatest scientific instructors (3). Cesi died before he was able to complete publishing Galileo’s Dialogue (45). Although he was instructed not to use interpretations of the Bible in his explanation of Copernicus’ ideas about astronomy, “ [Galileo] acted as he always did, ruthlessly pursuing an agenda of liberty for philosophy and fame for himself” (3). Cardinal Conti was a lawyer instructed by the Jesuits, his ambition of running the papal state threatened the position of his nephew, and he remained outside of Rome for a long time. Galileo asked the advice of Cardinal Conti because one of his servants was a scientist whom he had known previously (41).
An Early History of Mathematics
In the Greek tradition, mathematics was portrayed as having originated within the studies of early Egyptian philosophers. Although mathematics was more of an extrapolation from the other natural sciences which were based in a reality with which one could individually react, it developed its own internal cosmos. In “ Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey,” by Peter J. Bowler and Iwan Rhys Morus, “Philosophers talked of experiment and of mathematics as providing new tools and even a new language that could be used to understand nature” (Bowler and Morus, 25). Mathematics was a method of reformatting knowledge about the physical world so that it could be manipulated into providing extensive information into the unknown. Despite the conviction the Greek philosophers had about the origins of the field of mathematical inquiry, discrepancies arose. In “The Dialogue of Civilizations in the Birth of Modern Science,” by Arun Bala, “He [Historian Colin Ronan] counters the prevalent Greek view that their mathematics began in Egypt” (Bala, 17). Greek philosophers and mathematicians held this belief, excited by having the exotic terrain as the remote source of their area of study.
Symmetry and Groups
The symmetric group is the group defined over “any set whose elements are all the bijections from the set to itself, and who’s group operation is the composition of functions”, while the symmetry group is “the group of all transformations under which the object is invariant, endowed with the group operation of composition” (Wikipedia) “Isometry” comes from the Greek word for “equal measure”: Isometros. An n-dimensional space in the real numbers has an isometry from one function in R to another. The set of isometries that map a function onto itself on the set of real numbers is called a symmetry group. The symmetry group of an object is dependent on both the object itself and the space in which it is viewed. There are four types of symmetries in two-dimensions: rotation, reflection, translation, and glide reflection. Rotation consists of spinning either left or right. The axis of reflection, or mirror, is the line which acts as a two-way mirror between the original structure and it’s reflection. A translation moves all the points an equal distance in the same direction while a glide-reflection consists of both a translation and a reflection.
Should Genetically Modified Foods Be Labelled?
Farmers have been developing favorable traits by selectively breeding crops since the beginning of agriculture. The age old practice of creating more tolerant and pest resistant plants with higher yield has turned into a complicated, and sometimes secretive and modern process of genetic engineering. With modern technology, alterations can be made directly to the DNA of various plants. With only a few companies leading the market in genetically modified crops, and sometimes entire strains becoming eradicated by a single illness, controversy envelops present-day regulations concerning genetically modified foods. Issues being discussed include the safety and treatment of farmers, gene-patenting, food affordability, the environment, and the quality assurance of the crops being produced. How do genetically modified foods affect humans and other wildlife? Do consumers have the right to know when genetically modified crops are present in food products?