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The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations. The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations is a descriptive list which was created by Georges Polti to categorize every dramatic situation that might occur in a story or performance.

The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations

To do this Polti analyzed classical Greek texts, plus classical and contemporaneous French works. He also analyzed a handful of non-French authors. Fake Name Generator. 10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies. Ten of the most influential social psychology experiments.

10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies

“I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures. Why do good people sometimes act evil? Journal Writing Prompts: The List of 10. The 100 Best Books of All Time. The World Library is a list of the 100 best books, as proposed by one hundred writers from fifty-four different countries, compiled and organized in 2002 by the Norwegian Book Club.

The 100 Best Books of All Time

This list endeavours to reflect world literature, with books from all countries, cultures, and time periods. Eleven of the books included on the list are written by women, eighty-five are written by men and four have unknown authors. Politics Explained. FEUDALISM: You have two cows.

Politics Explained

Your lord takes some of the milk. PURE SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else's cows. Videogame Quintet - CollegeHumor video. Map of Metal. Berners Street Hoax. The Berners Street Hoax was perpetrated by Theodore Hook in the City of Westminster, London, in 1810.

Berners Street Hoax

Hook had made a bet with his friend, Samuel Beazley, that he could transform any house in London into the most talked-about address in a week, which he achieved by sending out thousands of letters in the name of Mrs Tottenham, who lived at 54 Berners Street, requesting deliveries, visitors, and assistance. On 27 November, at five o’clock in the morning, a sweep arrived to sweep the chimneys of Mrs Tottenham's house. The maid who answered the door informed him that no sweep had been requested, and that his services were not required. A few moments later another sweep presented himself, then another, and another, 12 in all.

Guide for Writers: Latin Phrases. It’s a matter of taste and style, but not long ago American writers attempted to demonstrate their credentials to the world by including Latin and French phrases within works.

Guide for Writers: Latin Phrases

A dash of Latin was expected of the moderately educated throughout the Western world. annus mirabilis - wonderful year arbiter elegantiae - judge of the elegant; one who knows the good things in life bona fides - good faith; credentials carpe diem - sieze the day; enjoy the present. If on a winter's night a traveler. If on a winter's night a traveler (Italian: Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore) is a 1979 novel by the Italian postmodernist writer Italo Calvino.

If on a winter's night a traveler

The narrative, in the form of a frame story, is about the reader trying to read a book called If on a winter's night a traveler. Each chapter is divided into two sections. The first section of each chapter is in second person, and describes the process the reader goes through to attempt to read the next chapter of the book he is reading. The second half is the first part of new book that the reader ("you") finds. 100 best first lines from novels.

Following is a list of the 100 best first lines from novels, as decided by the American Book Review, a nonprofit journal published at the Unit for Contemporary Literature at Illinois State University: 1. Call me Ishmael. - Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (1851) 2. Tone/Attitude Words. Tone/Attitude Words 1. accusatory-charging of wrong doing 2. apathetic-indifferent due to lack of energy or concern.

Tone/Attitude Words

Randomly Awesome Words. Electromagnetic theories of consciousness. Several theorists have proposed that consciousness can be understood as an electromagnetic phenomenon.

Electromagnetic theories of consciousness

Their theories differ in how they relate consciousness to electromagnetism. For example, electromagnetic field theories (or "EM field theories") of consciousness propose that consciousness results when a brain produces an electromagnetic field with features that meet certain criteria; Susan Pockett[1] and Johnjoe McFadden[2][3][4] have proposed EM field theories; William Uttal[5] has criticized McFadden's and other field theories.

Some electromagnetic theories are also quantum mind theories of consciousness; examples include quantum brain dynamics (QBD) approaches of Mari Jibu and Kunio Yasue[6] and of Giuseppe Vitiello.[7] In general, however, quantum mind theories other than these QBD approaches do not treat consciousness as an electromagnetic phenomenon. Also related are E. List of unsolved problems in philosophy. This is a list of some of the major unsolved problems in philosophy.

List of unsolved problems in philosophy

Clearly, unsolved philosophical problems exist in the lay sense (e.g. "What is the meaning of life? ", "Where did we come from? " BallDroppings. 20 Quotes For Getting Through Tough Times. 1. Tough times never last, but tough people do. - Robert H Schuller 2. The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them. – Unknown 3. The Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever. The Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever is a logic puzzle invented by American philosopher and logician George Boolos and published in The Harvard Review of Philosophy in 1996. A translation in Italian was published earlier in the newspaper La Repubblica, under the title L'indovinello più difficile del mondo.

The puzzle is inspired by Raymond Smullyan. Top 10 Common Faults In Human Thought. Humans The human mind is a wonderful thing. Cognition, the act or process of thinking, enables us to process vast amounts of information quickly. For example, every time your eyes are open, you brain is constantly being bombarded with stimuli. Ignosticism. Ignosticism or igtheism is the idea that every theological position assumes too much about the concept of God and other theological concepts; including (but not limited to) concepts of faith, spirituality, heaven, hell, afterlife, damnation, salvation, sin and the soul. Ignosticism is the view that any religious term or theological concept presented must be accompanied by a coherent definition. Without a clear definition such terms cannot be meaningfully discussed.

Such terms or concepts must also be falsifiable. Lacking this an ignostic takes the theological noncognitivist position that the existence or nature of the terms presented (and all matters of debate) is meaningless. For example, if the term "God" does not refer to anything reasonably defined then there is no conceivable method to test against the existence of god. Top 10 Bizarre & Controversial Archeological Discoveries. Book.jpg (JPEG Image, 896x3147 pixels) SCHOPENHAUER'S 38 STRATAGEMS, OR 38 WAYS TO WIN AN ARGUMENT. 1,600 Sayings, phrases and expressions - with their meanings and origins explained. Violinist in the Metro - Interesting Discoveries - Ego Dialogues. English 50. Poor Man's Polygraph Part 5. The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English. Find quotes about anything and everything. Water is dangerous. Things People Said: Courtroom Quotations. Online Speed Reading tools and software. Nseq522.gif (GIF Image, 622x197 pixels)

Freud_iceberg.gif (GIF Image, 500x536 pixels) Formal_apology0-size-790x0.jpg (JPEG Image, 790x591 pixels) Do Nothing for 2 Minutes. Welcome to Strangeusa.com! Raymond Robinson (Green Man) Recency illusion. List of common misconceptions. Go (game) 20 Obsolete English Words that Should Make a Comeback. Parenting. 15 Styles of Distorted Thinking. Famous Trials - UMKC School of Law - Prof. Douglas Linder. The Lindy Chamberlain (Dingo) Trial of 1981-82. Atheist's Wager. United_States_Population_by_gender_1950-2010.gif (GIF Image, 610x425 pixels) Djambi. How To Treat Others: 5 Lessons From an Unknown Author. Ambiguous Words. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

7 Blunders of the World. Polyptoton. VGMusic - 30,519 Game Music MIDI files. Sarcastic Sayings. Mental_floss Blog » 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Edgar Allan Poe. 201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity. Word association. Filler (linguistics) Initial-stress-derived noun. Opsimath. Hedgehog's dilemma. Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. » New York Times 50 Most Challenging Words (defined and used) - Currently Obsessed.

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