The duck-billed platypus is a unique animal that can help us understand the evolutionary link between reptiles and mammals.
Research on newts, semi aquatic amphibians, is becoming increasingly important in both the medical and environmental fields.
An essay comparing and contrasting the styles and backgrounds of prolific American poets Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman.
A discussion on the common themes and goals of Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, and Allen Ginsberg, who all sought to make poetry more accessible to the average person.
A close reading of the poem "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus" by William Carlos Williams, based on the painting by Pieter Brueghel.
A look into social learning in fish and how the research leading to a better understanding animal behavior could benefit human lives.
By mixing religion, mythology, politics, & history, Dante creates an all-encompassing work while exploring many "firsts" including subject matter, themes, and language.
An analysis of David Lynch's film, "Mulholland Drive", with an attempt to explain the characters, the blue box, and the end of the movie.
A comprehensive natural history of Hippocampus kuda including a physical description, systematics and paleontology, geographical and ecological distribution, habits, sensory modalities, and more.
A critique of a scientific article based on McMillan's guidelines for how to structure scientific writing.
A look at how we can use fossils to find out what life looked like in the past, to estimate how long ago certain species existed, and even to depict how animals, such as amphibians, evolved from fish.
Genetic models, bone tools, damaged horse teeth, refined bone structures, and pottery with animal fat residue provide evidence for the Botai people in Eurasia as the first to domesticate horses.
An analysis of the history of the Shroud of Turin, believed by some to be the burial cloth of Jesus, and an explanation as to why it should not be dated again.
An analysis of Barack Obama's early life as described in "Dreams from My Father", specifically focusing on the struggle of being of mixed race.
Analysis of techniques used to determine the famous ancient Ice Man's last meal.
Analysis of E.O. Wilson's in Consilience and Albert Einstein's in Out of My Later Years views on the science and religion debate and their predictions for the future.
An analysis of the juxtaposition of opposing views on women's rights in "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood. Specifically, how the opposing views are twisted and combined into a dystopian world.
An analysis on the way society values both genders in relation to art, as described in John Berger's "Ways of Seeing".
An analysis of Albert Einstein's views on the relationship between science and religion.
An analysis of Martin Luther King Jr.'s revolutionary, peaceful philosophies and nonviolent tactics, specifically from his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail".
An analysis of "The Stranger" by Albert Camus and the parallels between the characters in the novel and religious extremists in society today.
An analysis of J. S. Mill and Karl Marx's political philosophies, focused on the implications for personal liberty and potential government tyranny.
An analysis of Marx's Communist Manifesto and how it is applied in America today.
An analysis on Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations"; specifically his claim that the division of labor increases efficiency, as well as how that has played out in the Industrial Revolution and today.
An analysis of Thomas Jefferson and Alexis de Tocqueville's views on democracy, along with a look into how Tocqueville's ideas apply today.
An analysis of the imagery used in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s most famous speech, "I Have a Dream" and why it was so effective.
An analysis of the similarities between the deaths of Socrates and Jesus Christ.
Analysis of a passage from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. In this passage, Catherine is very ill and desperately looking out of her window for Heathcliff while her servant, Nelly, tries to comfort her.
An analysis of Harriet Jacobs' "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" and William Faulkner's "The Bear" in his collection of stories, "Go Down, Moses". I have explored their similar views on the treatment of slavewomen and the assertion that slavewomen suffered more than slavemen.
An analysis of the struggle for equality and inner turmoil among African Americans as described by W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls of Black Folk: Double Consciousness and the Veil.
I have compared and contrasted the views on the subject of mind through the writing of three experts: Rene Descartes, Sigmund Freud, and Gerald Edelman. While they all have very different theories, the common conclusion is that the mind is a subjective entity.
My analysis of tone in W. B. Yeats' poem, "The Wild Swans at Coole". Also, a look at the fleeting nature of time and happiness, as well as their contribution to a feeling of melancholy.
My brief analysis and personal reaction to Langston Hughes' "Theme for English B". The focus includes diversity, perspective, and truth.
An analysis of Robert Frost's "Into My Own", as well as an exploration into how it applies to my personal life and the life of other young adults.
An exploration of the differing views of evolution and the never ending struggle between religion and science.
I have examined, compared, and contrasted the different tactics which Galileo and Darwin/Wallace use to convince the public to believe their new scientific discoveries over the religious teachings. Galileo wrote to the Grand Duchess Christina about the Copernican heliocentric theory, while...
My thoughts on an essay claiming that bipedalism was the first step toward a complex language system in humans. I also explore similarities between other species today and our human ancestors, as well as the possibilities for the future.
An exploration of society's understanding of "infinity" as it pertains to the origin of the universe. Both scientific and religiously based options are also considered.
An analysis of competition in the Odyssey and how it compares to competition today.
A poetry explication of "The Snow Arrives After Long Silence" by Nancy WIllard. I analyze the nature imagery and how it relates to the speaker and society in general.
A literary analysis essay of why Shakespeare's Hamlet is not a tragic hero.
An exploration of the purpose of truth and lies in Kurt Vonnegut's novel, "Cat's Cradle" as they pertain to the made-up religion of Bokononism. The analysis is also relatable to the role of modern day religion and government in the lives of citizens.
Based on short stories from Kurt Vonnegut's "Welcome to the Monkey House", I have come to several conclusions relating to power and control in future societies.
After reading the poem "One Morning" by Eamon Grennan, I was inspired to write a poetic response in the same style.
My life philosophy, based on a John Steinbeck quote from "East of Eden". Take chances, seize opportunities, pursue knowledge, cherish happiness, and never regret.