By: Todd Hebert
Defining Sausure's "The Sign" Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure, in his Course in General Linguistics (1915), presented a science that he called "semiology". This science, more commonly known as semiotics, is the study of signs, and how they relate to, and function within, the gamut...
By: John Reynolds
What happens when archaeology threatens the tourist trade?An amateur archaeologist and historian claims to have worked out the real island where Homer's hero Odysseus lived. And it's not the one the Greek tourist authorities have been profiting from for years from Homer buffs and...
By: Matt Barron
It is the fundamental objective of every single religion to convert every human being possible to its way of thinking, to promote its tenets as the only true belief system worth adhering to and to convince all who will listen (as well as those who...
By: Paul Wallis
THE PROBLEM: HUMAN REMAINS FROM HOMO ERECTUS INDICATE THAT THESE EARLY HUMANS WERE ESTABLISHED IN MANY LOCATIONS WORLDWIDE, ABOUT 1.5 TO 1.9 MILLION YEARS AGO. FURTHER GENETIC EVIDENCE HAS ESTABLISHED THAT THERE WAS INTERACTION BETWEEN AFRICAN AND ASIAN POPULATIONS.THE BASIC OUT OF...
By: Jared Garrett
Not many people know it, but behind its recovered economy and the sunny public outlook that Japan has, it is approaching one of the greatest dilemmas of its long history. The crisis facing Japan, that more and more citizens of the country are aware of...
By: Joan Huston
Kenneth Good’s study of the Yanomami shows that there are many advantages and disadvantages for anthropologists to have lengthy stays in the fields they are working in. There is the advantage of being able to thoroughly get to know the group being studied and...
By: Daniel Stephens
It could be argued that some mass communication research methods constrain the audience to an entity that is empowered by the media, and not something that is actually enriching it. Taking art and taste' as an example, when trying to differentiate between high and low...
By: Angus Macdonald
Art can take many forms: visual; aural; text; or any combination of these. In fact anythings we are capable of experiencing can be turned into art. In essence, art is communication. We express ideas and emotions which we cannot verbalize in various ways and this...
By: Peggy Barnett
According to researcher Jack Hartung, late in June, 1178, Gervase of Canterbury, an acquaintance of Archbishop Thomas Becket, and a chronicler, wrote the following tale about a meteor striking the moon:"From the midpoint of this division a flaming torch sprang up, spewing out, over a...
By: C. Hayes
While most scientists agree that selection can occur at the individual level, defining what constitutes an "individual can be a difficult endeavor. Within individual organisms, groups of genes essentially "cooperate" that results in a self-perpetuating coherence between genetic individuals that allows selection to occur at...

 

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