Selfish Gifts

Selfish Gifts Author Lisa McNee
ISBN-10 0791445887
Release 2000-06-01
Pages 197
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Investigates the politics and poetics of women's gendered identity in West Africa.

Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security

Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security Author David Elizondo
ISBN-10 9783642252365
Release 2012-01-13
Pages 260
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The book is a collection of invited papers on Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security. The majority of the chapters are extended versions of works presented at the special session on Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN-2010) held July 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. The book is devoted to Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security. It provides an overview of the most recent advances on the Computational Intelligence techniques being developed for Privacy and Security. The book will be of interest to researchers in industry and academics and to post-graduate students interested in the latest advances and developments in the field of Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security.

Selfish Gifts

Selfish Gifts Author Alison V. Scott
ISBN-10 0838640826
Release 2006
Pages 303
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Selfish Gifts examines how early modern clients moved quickly and strategically to assimilate the language of competition and equality, characteristic of an emerging market economy, within their existing discourses of gift exchange, in order to maximize the rewards they might induce from an increasingly diverse group of patrons."--Jacket.

Selfish Sounds and Linguistic Evolution

Selfish Sounds and Linguistic Evolution Author Nikolaus Ritt
ISBN-10 9781139451789
Release 2004-05-27
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This book takes an exciting perspective on language change, by explaining it in terms of Darwin's evolutionary theory. Looking at a number of developments in the history of sounds and words, Nikolaus Ritt shows how the constituents of language can be regarded as mental patterns, or 'memes', which copy themselves from one brain to another when communication and language acquisition take place. Memes are both stable in that they transmit faithfully from brain to brain, and active in that their success at replicating depends upon their own properties. Ritt uses this controversial approach to challenge established models of linguistic competence, in which speakers acquire, use, and shape language. In Darwinian terms, language evolution is something that happens to, rather than through, speakers, and the interests of linguistic constituents matter more than those of their human 'hosts'. This book will stimulate debate among evolutionary biologists, cognitive scientists and linguists alike.

Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids Why Being a Great Parent

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Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids Why Being a Great Parent has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids Why Being a Great Parent also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids Why Being a Great Parent book for free.

Das egoistische Gen

Das egoistische Gen Author Richard Dawkins
ISBN-10 9783642553912
Release 2014-06-20
Pages 489
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p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.


ISBN-10 9789384535780
Release 2016-11-13
Pages 251
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Following are some of the most common queries requiring plausible clarifications – Why do we complicate things ? What decides the good decisions ? Is there panacea for all crises ? How important is humility potential ? What do you mean by Duryodhana’s groin ? Are weak links really the weaklings ? Is catharsis good or bad ? What is 9 Karat sharing in human relations ? B. Maria Kumar tries out a novel method of applying antithetical treatment to day-to-day critical issues for possible solutions.

Selfish Genes and Christian Ethics

Selfish Genes and Christian Ethics Author Neil Messer
ISBN-10 9780334029960
Release 2007-03-30
Pages 290
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The evolutionary origins of human beings, and in particular the origins of human morality, have always attracted debate and speculation, not just in the academic community but in popular science and the wider general population as well. The arguments and explanations put forward over the years seem to thoroughly catch the popular imagination, but there is the danger that these explanations tend to step outside the bounds of scientific theory and become powerful popular myths instead. In Neil Messer's "Selfish Genes and Christian Ethics", the author is challenging this tendency. Instead, he provides a Christian theological anthropology, which, among other things, aims to give Christians and the churches the confidence to engage with assumptions that evolutionary theory and religious beliefs are untenable. This is a valuable resource for anyone engaged in the study of theology, providing the reader with the ability to consider both the theoretical and the practical questions raised by evolutionary discussions of ethics and morality.


Selfish Author Anthony Canton III
ISBN-10 9781543433425
Release 2017-08-10
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Selfish is the follow-up to the poetry book Finding Peace in the Storm. Selfish takes the reader on a unique journey of self-indulgence. Anthony Canton III reflects and ponders the decisions he's made in life through spoken word. As the story weaves through topics that are relevant then and now, the lessons that land on his doorstep give him a new reality that he must come to grips with. It's a personal story with anecdotes about life and what makes him feel like he's selfish. The questions he asks of himself will make you do the same. Explore humanity through his words in Selfish.

Possess Your Promised Land

Possess Your Promised Land Author Fuchsia Pickett
ISBN-10 9780884199663
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 117
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KILL ALL THE KINGS IN YOUR LIFE WITH LOVE...HIS LOVE! There can only be one throne in your life, and King Jesus needs to be seated there! During your life, you can possess all kinds of spiritual territory, but you must first get rid of thirty-one "self" kings that want to lay claim to His throne. Dr. Fuchsia Pickett shares a life message that will open the gates of your soul through obedience. She shows you how to unlock the gates of your spirit with faith! If you want to possess the land that god promised, you will have to think and act as if it is yours right now. Don't give your self a vote on any issue. Discover why the Holy Spirit wants the last word, and see what happens when His love overthrows all the "self" kings in your life. Let God's promises become a reality n your life!

Selfish Routing and the Price of Anarchy

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ISBN-10 0262264358
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Selfish Routing and the Price of Anarchy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Selfish Routing and the Price of Anarchy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Selfish Routing and the Price of Anarchy book for free.

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene Author Nicola Davis
ISBN-10 9781351351621
Release 2017-07-14
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Richard Dawkins provides excellent examples of his reasoning and interpretation skills in The Selfish Gene. His 1976 book is not a work of original research, but instead a careful explanation of evolution, combined with an argument for a particular interpretation of several aspects of evolution. Since Dawkins is building on other researchers' work and writing for a general audience, the central elements of good reasoning are vital to his book: producing a clear argument and presenting a persuasive case; organising an argument and supporting its conclusions. In doing this, Dawkins also employs the crucial skill of interpretation: understanding what evidence means; clarifying terms; questioning definitions; giving clear definitions on which to build arguments. The strength of his reasoning and interpretative skills played a key part in the widespread acceptance of his argument for a gene-centred interpretation of natural selection and evolution - and in its history as a bestselling classic of science writing.

The Great Adventure

The Great Adventure Author David Loye
ISBN-10 0791459241
Release 2004
Pages 346
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Outlines how a new working partnership between psychologists and evolutionary systems scientists can help create a more humanistic evolutionary theory.

The Selfish Altruist

The Selfish Altruist Author Tony Vaux
ISBN-10 1849774307
Release 2013
Pages 241
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Provides an analysis of some of the most traumatic situations involving famine and war of the last two decades, helping us to understand what it takes to be an aid worker and how important humanitarian action is today. Famine and war evoke strong emotional reactions, and for most people there is a limited amount they can do. But the relief worker has to convert emotional responses into practical action and difficult choices - whom to help and how. Their own feelings have to motivate action for others. But can they separate out their own selfish feelings and prejudices in such an emotive climate? How do they avoid being partial among those they are helping? Are they motivated by altruistic concern, or the power they experience or the attention they receive? Tony Vaux brings over 20 years experience as one of Oxfam's leading emergency managers to the exploration of the conflicts between subjective impulses and objective judgements and the dilemmas relief workers contend with.

The Selfish Meme

The Selfish Meme Author Kate Distin
ISBN-10 0521606276
Release 2005
Pages 231
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Presents for the first time a fully developed and workable concept of cultural DNA.

Selfish Shallow and Self Absorbed

Selfish  Shallow  and Self Absorbed Author Meghan Daum
ISBN-10 9781250052940
Release 2015-03-31
Pages 288
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SIXTEEN LITERARY LUMINARIES ON THE CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT OF BEING CHILDLESS BY CHOICE, COLLECTED IN ONE FASCINATING ANTHOLOGY One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to have it all-a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children-before their biological clock stopped ticking. Now, however, conversation has turned to whether it's necessary to have it all (see Anne-Marie Slaughter) or, perhaps more controversial, whether children are really a requirement for a fulfilling life. The idea that some women and men prefer not to have children is often met with sharp criticism and incredulity by the public and mainstream media. In this provocative and controversial collection of essays, curated by writer Meghan Daum, sixteen acclaimed writers explain why they have chosen to eschew parenthood. Contributors include Lionel Shriver, Sigrid Nunez, Kate Christiensen, Elliott Holt, Geoff Dyer, and Tim Kreider, among others, who will give a unique perspective on the overwhelming cultural pressure of parenthood. Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed makes a thoughtful and passionate case for why parenthood is not the only path in life, taking our parent-centric, kid-fixated, baby-bump-patrolling culture to task in the process. What emerges is a more nuanced, diverse view of what it means to live a full, satisfying life.

Anarchy in the Pure Land

Anarchy in the Pure Land Author Justin Ritzinger
ISBN-10 9780190848071
Release 2017-08-31
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Anarchy in the Pure Land investigates the twentieth-century reinvention of the cult of Maitreya, the future Buddha, conceived by the reformer Taixu and promoted by the Chinese Buddhist reform movement. The cult presents an apparent anomaly: It shows precisely the kind of concern for ritual, supernatural beings, and the afterlife that the reformers supposedly rejected in the name of "modernity." This book shows that, rather than a concession to tradition, the reimagining of ideas and practices associated with Maitreya was an important site for formulating a Buddhist vision of modernity. Justin Ritzinger argues that the cult of Maitreya represents an attempt to articulate a new constellation of values, integrating novel understandings of the good, clustered around modern visions of utopia, with the central Buddhist goal of Buddhahood. In Part One he traces the roots of this constellation to Taixu's youthful career as an anarchist. Part Two examines its articulation in the Maitreya School's theology and its social development from its inception to World War II. Part Three looks at its subsequent decline and contemporary legacy within and beyond orthodox Buddhism. Through these investigations, Anarchy in the Pure Land develops a new framework for alternative understandings of modernity in Buddhism.