The Liberty of the Ancients and the Liberty of the Moderns

The people of ancient Greece had a very different idea of liberty than the people of the modern world. When we in the modern world think of liberty, we usually think of liberties that pertain to individuals. These individual liberties usually take the form of rights. Some of these rights protect an individual's privacy, personal … Continue reading The Liberty of the Ancients and the Liberty of the Moderns

The Hebrew and Ancient Greek Religions

The religion practiced by the ancient Greeks was very different from that of the Hebrews. In many ways, the two religions were polar opposites. The Hebrews believed in one, omnipotent, completely sovereign God. The ancient Greeks believed that there were many gods, and that these gods were not all-powerful. The Greek gods could be thwarted … Continue reading The Hebrew and Ancient Greek Religions

Essay 3: On Non-Hereditary Genetic Disorders

Genetic disorders that cannot be inherited are caused by mechanical errors in meiosis. Sometimes, sister chromatids do not separate during anaphase I. This is called nondisjunction, which causes multiple sister chromatids to stay in one daughter cell, and fewer to stay in the other. The condition of a gamete having more¬†chromosomes than normal is called … Continue reading Essay 3: On Non-Hereditary Genetic Disorders

The Circumstances Leading to the Persian wars, and their Significance

The Persian war started with tensions between Athens and Sparta in the 6th century BC. Sparta had opposed the Athenian democratic reformer Cliesthenes, and intervened politically on behalf of the Athenian aristocracy. Athens was upset by this and sent representatives to Persia to ask for an alliance to protect against any more Spartan incursions. The … Continue reading The Circumstances Leading to the Persian wars, and their Significance

The Relationship Between Ethics and Sanctions in Proverbs 1-7

In proverbs 1-7, there is a contrast between those who seek wisdom and those who hate wisdom. For those who seek (and find) wisdom, there are positive sanctions. In proverbs 3:15-16, for those who find wisdom, there will be the positive sanctions of long life, riches, and glory. Wisdom is ethical, therefore, those who hate … Continue reading The Relationship Between Ethics and Sanctions in Proverbs 1-7