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Seawater Desalination

For thousands of years, scholars have tried to solve water shortages by trying to figure out how to make ocean water potable. In ancient civilizations, a god or goddess controlled water, and they were used to differentiate between seawater and clean water found in the lakes and streams. If the water Gods became angry, the… Continue reading Seawater Desalination

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Comparison of Belief Systems in Literature

Belief systems began forming in ancient civilizations as man began to question humanity’s existence and continued to evolve throughout each period.  Beliefs included both religious and philosophical ideas.  Belief systems, “…begin to turn into something more ethical, more philosophical, even more scientific; but there will be uninterrupted continuity between this and its savage beginnings” (Lewis,… Continue reading Comparison of Belief Systems in Literature

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Mythological and Modern-Day Heroes

Modern day writers use monomyths to create superheroes.  Leeming cited Malinowski as saying, “myths justify and validate economic, political, social, and religious realities” (Powell, B., 2002).  Monomyths include three elements; a departure from his or her society, an initiation where the superhero gains a power to be used for good, and the return where he… Continue reading Mythological and Modern-Day Heroes

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Race and Biology Exploration

There are defining differences between a person’s race and biological makeup.  However, the lines are often blurred when discussing the two. Biologists seem to agree that little variation exists between world populations. But, race seems to be a defining factor in how the differences are grouped. Winther writes, “Biological races exist when a stable correlational… Continue reading Race and Biology Exploration

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Linguistics of Racism: Do Words Matter?

    Racism can be achieved in either clear forms of racism or by using language that suggests racism.  There are labels used all over the world that defines or subjugates a group of people.  However, even suggestive racism can be offensive when used to define a specific stereotype or lifestyle believed to be inherent… Continue reading Linguistics of Racism: Do Words Matter?

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Becoming a Successful ESL Teacher

         To become a successful ESL teacher, one must not only speak English but be able to apply techniques learned in the classroom to do it successfully. But with immigrants throughout history seeking foreign lands, the evolution of any language is impossible to comprehend without academic and professional guidance. Randolph Quirk said in An introduction… Continue reading Becoming a Successful ESL Teacher

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Democrats need to clean our own homes before telling GOP how to clean theirs!

My mother always told me to clean my own house before telling neighbors how to clean theirs. We Democrats are paying so much attention to our GOP neighbors that we are letting out own home crumble. What do we stand for? We used to stand for something, but with the stolen election, we lost our… Continue reading Democrats need to clean our own homes before telling GOP how to clean theirs!