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Creation of the World Indian Style

In this rant, I will be comparing and contrasting the Apache and the Achomawi Indian tribes’ adaptation of the creation of their world. Prior to discussing the two versions, it would be appropriate to appreciate some of the history behind these two tribes. The first to be discussed will be the Apache tribe’s history.

Arguments Leading to the Civil War

This brief document is intended to survey a few of the numerous elements which eventually contributed to the nation’s Civil War, along with an appraisal of the adverse feelings experienced by the southern states. The uncompromising blunt of the torment revolved around the Southern states, as these states underwent the prevailing events taking place during the nation’s growing pains. It is often quantified that it is wars which united a nation, and in America’s formable years this is exactly what had transpired. Granted, not all of the New World’s citizens were prepared to acknowledge the start-up nations independence from Great Brittan, however, in favor of these people, the populace did unit together as one with a healthy measure of protest against the objectionable behavior which the king was bestowing upon the colonies.

Why Native Americans were vulnerable to conquest by European adventurers

There were several traits which made the Native American’s vulnerable to conquest by European adventurers. First, the people themselves were inadequately endowed to deal with the European invaders. Their populations were quickly diminishing as a result of famine, forced labor, epidemics involving contact with European diseases and inter-tribal wars.

The Horrors of Alton Civil War Prison

Positioned near the intersection of William and Broadway can be found the remnants of the Alton's dark fleeting moment of glory. All that remains of Alton's previous Civil War penal complex is a small state marker and a few leftover bricks derived from the cellblocks of Illinois’ first Penitentiary.

Industrial North Versus Agrarian South

Let’s fleetingly debate the beginning of one of America's bloodiest of all wars - Our American Civil War. The war did not just materialize out of thin air, but undeniable events progressively led up to the internal conflict. I believe there were explicit milestones established within the preceding decades, which ultimately interposed the Civil War. Most historians will accredit the Civil War to the decades of division, which climaxed into a series of confrontations founded upon the moral and legal ethics of slavery. Shadowing the years after the Louisiana Purchase, our Congress was tasked to inaugurate guidelines for the expansion of slavery into any new territories on the western side of the country. With the influx of Missouri's application for statehood (pro-slavery) we perceive a new spark of debates opening up. It was not so much the moral disputes posed by the institution of slavery, but I contend it was more of a power struggle. Missouri's entry as a slave state would bestow the slave state faction in congress a larger majority than the north had.

Confession of a Statistics Hater

I recently completed a math test and as I was making my way through the sixty plus problems which appeared on the screen, I chanced to encounter one of the questions which requested information on the word “median”. This made me recall a previous course in statistics, which I had taken several years ago. I can recall how I really hated that course and could not for the life of me understand why anyone would have to use the principles explained in it. It took a while before the rationale for learning statistics sink in. I present this rant to those students who are required by their schools to complete a course in statistical arguments. Hopefully it helps explain why we use this strange math method at all.

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Why is it moronic to fight for religion?

In the light of the last years, or better said of thousands of years, we haven’t actually heard someone say that fighting for religious reasons and even more having wars because of it it is plain stupid. No matter how superstitious, believer or non-believer you are, a closer look at what various religions say, shows us that we are a disaster in practicing them.