Family and Social Life in the Colonies
Family and social life for all Anglo-American colonists was colored by certain common conditions: a pre-industrial economy that put a premium on owning land, primitive knowledge of medicine by modern standards, and a social hierarchy shaped by the notion that God had ordained some to be rich and others poor. While these characteristics shaped life throughout the colonies, there were regional differences, especially between the two most ethnically English regions, the Chesapeake and New England.
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Religion in the Colonies and Witchcraft
The first Puritans who settled in New England brought with them a passion and conviction in their religious beliefs. Many also believed in the reality and efficacy of magic. Especially in New England, the culture of wonders was rooted in providentialism, a belief that God governs the world at each moment through His will and that all events occur as part of His ordained plan. Providentialism provides that one can best understand the natural world as the organic expression of God’s desire.

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How to Write a Good Fantasy Book
Write a good fantasy book by creating a reality to an imaginary world with tips from a playwright in this video on creative writing that she personally shares with you. The video includes video captions.
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Tower Views: UT Rides
Where would you like to go on your first UT Rides taxi excursion? Let us know in the comments and you'll be entered to win a free UT Rides gift card to help make your wanderlust dreams a reality. Winners will be picked from applicable comments at the end of October 2010. In this edition of Tower Views, host Larry Burns, vice president for external affairs and interim vice president for equity and diversity, talks with Scott Potter, owner of Black & White Transportation about a new program calle
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Einsteins Theory of Special Relativity
This student made video uses computer animation and narration to help you see how the different views, of different observers, see reality in different ways. This video addresses the speed of light and the laws of physics. Run time 02:00.
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Brian Greene: The Search For Hidden Dimensions
Brian Greene explains how extra dimensions may solve several problems in physics, and gives his stance on the possibility of a "multi-verse". To learn more about String Theory, watch Brian Greene's "The Elegant Universe" on NOVA: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/elegant/ Also see Brian Greene's book on String Theory "The Elegant Universe": http://www.amazon.com/Elegant-Universe-Superstrings-Dimensions-Ultimate/dp/0375708111/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274165084&sr=8-1 Or Brian Greene's book o
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The Poetry of Science: Richard Dawkins and Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science ( http://richarddawkins.net ) presents: "The Poetry of Science: Discussions of the Beauty of Science." Two of science's luminaries converse on the beauty of science. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and host of NOVA and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins will explore the wonders of the Cosmos and of Life, its origins, its inspirations, and why science is not just an option, it is the only reality we possess.
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IMAX: Hubble Webisode
For nearly 20 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has dazzled the world with unprecedented views of the cosmos, from the splendor of Earth's celestial neighborhood to galaxies billions of light years away. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, This awe-inspiring film from the award-winning IMAX Space Team allows audiences to blast off alongside the Atlantis STS-125 crew, witness some of the most challenging spacewalks ever performed, and experience firsthand Hubble's striking images. Recounting the amazi
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Trailer: IMAX: Hubble
For nearly 20 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has dazzled the world with unprecedented views of the cosmos, from the splendor of Earth's celestial neighborhood to galaxies billions of light years away. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, This awe-inspiring film from the award-winning IMAX Space Team allows audiences to blast off alongside the Atlantis STS-125 crew, witness some of the most challenging spacewalks ever performed, and experience firsthand Hubble's striking images. Recounting the amazi
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Mom Loved Him Best: Bert & Ivan Sutherland
[Recorded February 3, 2004] Computing industry legends and brothers Bert and Ivan Sutherland reminisce about their collective 100 plus years with computers and electronics. Bert Sutherland developed, managed and mentored some of the most important computing innovations of the past half-century, from Bolt, Beranek & Newman ( BBN) and Xerox PARC in the 1970s to managing Java development at Sun Microsystems Laboratories in the 1990s. Ivan Sutherland is considered by many to be the creator of comp
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Work of Art: Abdi Farah
This presentation spotlights Abdi Farah, the winner of Work of Art, a recently concluded creative competition among contemporary artists from across the United States for a cash prize and this exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. The competition aired weekly as a Bravo cable television series—a reality show, much like others that have pitted aspiring chefs or fashion designers against each other. August 14--October 17, 2010 Brooklyn Museum http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/work_of_art/
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6.3 Setting things apart

The tendency within religious behaviour to set things apart from the everyday does not just apply to time and place but also to ideas of authority (leaders and texts), to beliefs more generally, to institutions and to aspects of behaviour as, for example, in dress and diet. In fact, the concept of ‘religion/religious’ is often set over and against the concept of the ‘temporal’ and the ‘secular’, which both suggest an outlook that is concerned solely with this world,
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Media Space - Episode 2: Elan Lee, Founder/Chief Designer at Fourth Wall Studios
One of the inventors of the alternate reality game genre, Elan Lee has spent his career finding and sharing ways to extract adventure from the world around us. In this episode of Media Space, Lee discusses his pioneering breakthroughs in the area of entertainment and immersive gaming. Lee started his career at the Microsoft Games Studio before co-founding 42 Entertainment - the company behind I Love Bees, Nine Inch Nails: Year Zero, and The Dark Knight. Learn more about Media Space and watch fu
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ANSO 331-01, Prejudice and the Human Condition, Spring 2006
This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.,This seminar examines interpretation and understanding in search of insights regarding the problem of meaning as it relates to human existence.
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6.172 Performance Engineering of Software Systems (MIT)
Modern computing platforms provide unprecedented amounts of raw computational power. But significant complexity comes along with this power, to the point that making useful computations exploit even a fraction of the potential of the computing platform is a substantial challenge. Indeed, obtaining good performance requires a comprehensive understanding of all layers of the underlying platform, deep insight into the computation at hand, and the ingenuity and creativity required to obtain an effec
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2.1 New perspectives

The purpose of studying religion is to make the strange familiar, and the familiar strange.

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1.9 Community and identity

In an Italian exhibition of cartoons on the theme of globalization (reported in the Financial Times (Lloyd, 2000)), one depicted two women sitting on a couch. The first woman explains enthusiastically ‘Thanks to globalisation, we know immediately what's happening all over the planet!’; the other, crying, says ‘I just want the gossip from next door!’ This was interpreted as a longing for a previous era of emotionally and physically closer communities. The reality of su
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3 Unit summary

This unit should have given you some idea of the issues surrounding the concept of innovation, in particular the key concepts of invention and innovation, and the negative as well as the positive effects that innovations can bring. Although the business functions have been recognised in passing, you should be able to see how the functioning of an organisation can be affected by innovation. Remember that although innovation can take place within any one function of the organisation, this can
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