String Theory; what is it? Most teens have no idea what String Theory is and do not care to learn about it. Little do they know but the ideas behind String Theory affect their everyday lives. Soon many more fields of jobs will be using the ideas behind the theory and people will have to at least know the works behind it in order to even survive in those jobs. Still what is String Theory? String Theory is one of the theories attempting to connect quantum mechanics and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. These tow ideas do not work together and if they are joined vast amounts of advancements can be made everywhere, no one knows the limits. The average American teen should care about String Theory and all the other material covered in the NOVA series The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos because a better understanding of this material will allow for further advancement in many areas of life. One of the topics covered in the NOVA videos was quantum mechanics. Though most teens do not realize it, quantum mechanics is all around them. It is a very important component of smart phones, computers, and any other electrical device that they use. If teens were aware of what quantum mechanics does then they may be able to grasp the ides at an early stage in life and one day maybe even contribute to development of many fields of science. The sciences that can be further developed are Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and even Environmental. The amount in which string theory will affect these sciences is unknown but many scientists believe the limits are virtually endless (Barksdale). If teens were to learn about the workings of String Theory then advancement in these fields of science will be imminent. A better understanding by all can and eventually will lead to development in more efficient development in solar power (Barksdale). More efficient solar power can be developed by the theory of entanglement. Entanglement, according to Brian Green in Fabric of the Cosmos: Quantum Leap, is when “two particles are close together and their properties become linked”. According to Barksdale some physicists believe that entanglement occurs in plants during photosynthesis, and allows a large majority of light taken in by the plant to be converted into energy. If a greater understanding of quantum mechanics is obtained then it may be possible for solar panels to one day obtain these properties and become more efficient way to produce energy. If teens were aware of this they may one day help develop the technology needed to do this. Besides producing energy teens should care about String Theory because the more people that attempt to prove it, the more that can be understood about the universe. To most this does not seem a viable reason to care about it but once people understand the very workings of the universe, the more advanced humanity can become through different sciences and fields that deal with and component of the Theory. The extent of understanding the workings of the universe is not very concrete. Some scientists believe that due to Einstein’s theory that space can bend teleportation may one day be possible (The Elegant Universe). Quantum mechanics agrees with this idea also (Barksdale). Since both these theories agree then the proving of string theory will bring scientists one more step closer making this sci-fi dream a reality. Since quantum mechanics is one of the largest players in today’s technology
Space, time, galaxies, and planets; these are all topics that intrigue many people, but yet most of the population know so little about. These topics very well may never completely be under stood by human life, but famous scientists such as Einstein and Planck really dive deep into their background and study the physics behind them. Extremely deep theories that scientists such as Hawking have been trying to piece together to better understand are the general theory of relativity…
Anything You Can Truth, I Can Truth Better
"Taking one's chances is like taking a bath, because sometimes you end up feeling comfortable and warm, and sometimes there is something terrible lurking around that you cannot see until it is too late and you can do nothing else but scream and cling to a plastic duck."
― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid
Looking at this quote, you may be a little bit confused at what I’m trying to get at, but I’m reality it’s quite topical. Lemony…
The Concept Essay
aka Explaining A Concept
What is a Concept?
Concepts can include principles and ideals, such as Democracy. The American Dream. The Ideal Man. The Ideal Woman. The Global Citizen.
It can be an idea: The collective consciousness. The Hero’s Journey. The Emersonian Oversoul.
A theory is also a concept: The theory of Relativity. Intelligent Design. Chaos Theory. Gaia Theory. Brain-mind duality. What is Gnosticism? What is Existentialism?
If you love analyzing movies or literature…
conditioned to respond in certain ways to the characters, focusing on the theory that there is a male supremacy to oppress women. France Sheridan is a woman, therefore the tale, “The History of Nourjahad,” takes on a particularly feminine perspective that allows for the audience to romanticize the plot. Amplifying her feminine perspective, Margaret Anne Doody testifies that the text should be read as a romantic piece in her essay, “Frances Sheridan: Morality and Annihilated Time.” Feminism has gained…
Classical Composer Essay: Beethoven
Ludwig Van Beethoven was born in 1770 Bonn, Germany. His mother Maria was a service singer and his father a musician. Beethoven’s father was an alcoholic; however he did notice his son talents from a very young age. He was determined to make Beethoven the best pianist he could be. Coming from a family that loved music, Beethoven was destined to be a great musician. Beethoven eventually surpassed…
Short Essay # 1
My Friend Sam
After seeing you after church the other day, I am so glad that you have been stirred in heart to ask the question of evil in the world, and the very existence of God. So many people disbelieve in God today, even He has said, “The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good..” (Psalm 14:1, King James Bible) Why did God record those very words so many eons…
‘Hybrid tribunals are excellent in theory, but invariably disappointing in practice’ – Discuss
In this essay I am going to critically explore the theoretical advantages and disadvantages of using the transitional justice mechanism of the hybrid court system. In theory, the strength of using the hybrid model lies in its ability to draw upon the strengths of international justice as well as the benefits of using local prosecution. The hybrid model on one hand, can harness the legitimacy…
Death and the Regeneration of Life
Death and the Regeneration of Life written by Maurice Bloch and Jonathan Parry focuses on the significance of symbols of fertility and rebirth in funeral rituals. Their book includes many theories that anthropologist have studied with the idea of life and death. The idea of death and the regeneration of life changes with each culture and tradition. Everyone has his or her own opinion of how it shall work. With the help of many contributors to the book, one…