the amount of books required in a school schedule.
My large bookage is hurting my back going up and down the stairs.
|2.||Theory of Evolution|
The theory of evolution is a scientific theory (independently) proposed by Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace in 1858. Darwin is largely credited with it, as he had been working on his theory for several years, after traveling around the world with HMS Beagle.
Simply put; the theory proposes the extant (and extinct) species of the world all evolved over time, and still is, by natural selection. The explanation for such changes are that when one individual gain a trait that increases it's chances of survival, it will more likely mate and have offspring who carry the favorable trait. The offspring will also reproduce more successfully, and so the trait will become dominant in a population after some amount of time.
The theory is supported by modern science, both in the fossil record and even by observation.
Sadly, Darwin could not explain all that he observed. A monk called Gregor Mendel had more or less discovered genes at about the same time, explaining how evolution works.
The theory is extensive, for more information surf the grat internet (just avoid the creationalists who usually has not read much about it) or even read one of Darwins books; especially "on the origins of species".
Struggle for life, survival of the fittest.
The theory of evolution observed
Q: Why do antibiotics stop working after a period of use?
A: Because bacteria are very good at adapting. Once one of the bacteria obtain resistance against the antibiotic, it will multiply (replacing the ones killed by the antibiotic) and even give the other bacteria the "recipe" (DNA)
Another one for you: a group of scienists measured the beak size of the birds on a secluded island over several years. Then a storm came, not harming the birds, but reducing the number of small seeds, leaving big seeds the major food-source for the birds. When they measured beak size of the offspring, the average size had increased - indicating the ones with larger beaks better at crushing large seeds survived and reproduced.
And another one: Modern genetics can analyze DNA (thats how you can detect who are related to each other in a family, and also find a killer from a strand of hair he left behind). When comparing DNA it is easy to see the DNA of modern humans and modern orangutans and other apes are extremely similar.
Bos·ton Lone·ly n. - An overly idealistic, formulaic, and by-the-books band that is futilely trying to get signed while having three overly zealous members, a horrendous lead singer, and an array of poorly constructed songs. They are currently on "tour" and are expected to disband within two years. All members are also hopelessly delusional. This is the kind of trash that ruins our Berklee School of Music.
"Boston Lonely" is an appropriate name, for members of said band will be lonely for a great amount of time.
A Graphic Novel is a collection of comic book issues usually reprinted in better quality on better quality paper. It is much more expensive than regular comic books due to its extended amount of pages. The term "Graphic Novel" can also refer to comic books that have a more adult-oriented theme.
Person 1: Have you ever read "Watchmen" by Alan Moore?
Person 2: Yeah, I think it's awesome. It set the new foundation of the term "Graphic Novel" along with Frank Miller's "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" and Will Eisner's "A Contract with God."
adj. To prolong something longer than is strictly necessary. Derived from author Robert Jordan and his Jordanesque series of books, The Wheel of Time.
She was on the phone a Jordanesque amount of time , He Jordanized that book report.
|6.||philip k dick|
Philip Kindred Dick was a genius with a silly last name. If you generally read books and haven't read any of his I suggest you do. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest science fiction writers ever. In my opinion he is THE greatest. Among sci-fi readers my opinion is pretty common; if sci-fi fans had a vote on the greatest writer ever he would probably win.more...
He also was a total loony, certified paranoid schizophrenic, and like many other great artists used a huge amount of drugs; mainly speed but everything else too. Phil used drugs to travel to the limits of human psyche sacrificing his own sanity in the process. But he sent us a beautiful and useful message back from there and it is right there in his books. If some smart kid there wanna try hard drugs like weed or heroine out of pure curiosity, don't do it. I can tell you from experience that they are addictive and in the end they just make you miserable. Make you sad. Instead read Ubik to find out exactly how they gonna mess your brain up. Main point is that you don't have to alter your mind with any substances to understand Dick's books. My sister likes him and she's as straight as they come, a doctor like his husband, mother of two little girls, drinks fucking decaf. Personally I've read him high, slow and low but the books have given me most when I've read them sober. Like I'm on Phil's trip so I don't have to take anything that makes me sick afterwards.
Mr. Dick is best known for the hit films like...
a more intreasting version of harry potter, the first book in this set of x amount of books is (harry pothead and the drug lord stoned) it's about how Mr.pothead kills the druglord(voldemort) and takes all his sweet, sweet, pot!!!!!!!
harry pothead is the best book ever!!!