In Greek mythology, Niobe, who was the daughter of Tantalus, the queen of Thebes, and the wife of King Amphion, foolishly boasted that she was more fortunate than Leto (Latona, for the Romans), the mother of Artemis and Apollo because she had more children than Leto. To pay for her boast, Apollo (or Apollo and Artemis) caused her to lose all of her 14 (or 12) children.
The French expression impossible n'est pas français is actually a proverb, equivalent to "there's no such thing as can't " or simply "nothing is impossible." In French, you should never say that something is impossible , because, according to the proverb, impossible isn't even a French word. Likewise, in English, you should never say that you "can't" do something because the concept of "can't" doesn't exist.
Generalization is the ability to use skills that a student has learned in new and different environments. Whether those skills are functional or academic, once a skill is learned, it needs to be used in multiple settings. For typical children in a general education program, skills that they have learned in school are usually quickly used in new settings.
Fallacy Name : Begging the Question Alternative Names : Petitio Principii Circular Argument Circulus in Probando Circulus in Demonstrando Vicious Circle Explanation Begging the question is the most basic and classic example of a Fallacy of Presumption because it directly presumes the conclusion which is at question in the first place.
Nuclear Isomer Definition Nuclear isomers are atoms with the same mass number and atomic number, but with different states of excitation in the atomic nucleus. The higher or more excited state is called a metastable state, while the stable, unexcited state is called the ground state. How They Work Most people are aware electrons can change energy levels and be found in excited states.
Among the Pagan traditions that have become part of Christmas is burning the yule log. This custom springs from many different cultures, but in all of them, its significance seems to lie in the iul or "wheel" of the year. The Druids would bless a log and keep it burning for 12 days during the winter solstice; part of the log was kept for the following year when it would be used to light the new yule log.
Expression: Gueule de bois Pronunciation: [gool d(eu) bwa] Meaning: hangover Literal translation: wooden mouth Register: informal Notes A hangover is, hopefully, not something you have every day, but when you do, it might be helpful to know that the French translation is la gueule de bois . Gueule is an informal term for "mouth," and de bois describes how dry it feels when you have a hangover.
GUI stands for Graphical User Interface, a term used not only in Java but in all programming languages that support the development of GUIs. A program's graphical user interface presents an easy-to-use visual display to the user. It is made up of graphical components (e.g., buttons, labels, windows) through which the user can interact with the page or application.
A management degree is a type of business degree awarded to students who have completed a college, university, or business school program with an emphasis on management. Business management is the art of supervising and controlling people and operations in business settings. Types of Management Degrees There are four basic types of management degrees, one for each level of education.
You may have read a while back about how a school in Lincolnshire (UK) was fined £20,000 for failing to report a tragic accident in which a girl essentially lost her hands after immersing them in plaster of Paris to make a mold for an art project. Plaster of Paris is used in a lot of art and science projects, often very casually, though it is a potentially hazardous chemical.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of the most famous and enduring children's classics. The novel is full of whimsical charm, and a feeling for the absurd that is unsurpassed. But, who was Lewis Carroll? Charles Dodgson Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) was a mathematician and logician who lectured at Oxford University.
This application uses one instance of the Random() class in the object rnd . It also allocates enough space to hold the totals for scores 3…18 in the array Rolls . Member functions OneDice() returns a value between 1 and 6 - rnd.Next(n) returns values in the range 0…n-1, while ThreeDice() calls OneDice() three times.
While residents across China use the same written character system, the way the words are pronounced differs from region to region. Standard Chinese is Mandarin or Putonghua, and it consists of five pronunciation tones. As a student of the Chinese language, the hardest part to differentiate is first, second, and fifth tones.
There are four substantial roles for females in Beth Henley's play Crimes of the Heart and the oldest female is only 30 years old. This 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a terrific source of scenes for young female actors. The play itself is an entertaining tragicomedy, but because of certain content issues (see details among descriptions below), this play is rarely performed at the high school level.
Caesar went out of his way for Marcus Junius Brutus (also known as Quintus Servilius Caepio Brutus), sparing Brutus after he had stood against Caesar and with his rival Pompey at Pharsalus, and then choosing him as praetor for 44. In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar , Caesar resolves to die only when he sees that even Brutus is against him.
Dionysus is the god of wine and drunken revelry in Greek mythology. He is a patron of the theater and an agricultural/fertility god. He was sometimes at the heart of frenzied madness that led to savage murder. Writers often contrast Dionysus with his half-brother Apollo. Where Apollo personifies the cerebral aspects of mankind, Dionysus represents the libido and gratification.
An event listener in Java is designed to process some kind of event - it "listens" for an event, such as a user's mouse click or a key press, and then it responds accordingly. An event listener must be connected to an event object that defines the event. For example, graphical components like a JButton or JTextField are known as event sources .
How does Richard III convince Lady Anne to marry him in Shakespeare's Richard III? At the beginning of Act 1 Scene 2, Lady Anne is taking the coffin of her late husband's father King Henry VI to his grave. She is angry because she knows that Richard killed him. She also knows that Richard killed her late husband prince Edward: “To hear the lamentations of poor Anne wife to thy Edward, to thy slaughtered son, stabbed by that selfsame hand that made these wounds” (Act 1, Scene 2) She curses Richard to a series of horrible fates: “Cursed the blood that let this blood from hence.
Naturalization is the process of gaining United States citizenship. Becoming an American citizen is the ultimate goal for many immigrants, but very few people are aware that the requirements for naturalization have been over 200 years in the making. Legislative History of Naturalization Before applying for naturalization, most immigrants must have spent 5 years as a permanent resident in the United States.
Thomas "Tip" O'Neill was the powerful Democratic Speaker of the House who became the adversary and negotiating partner of Ronald Reagan during the 1980s. O'Neill, a longtime liberal congressman from Massachusetts, had previously organized opposition to Richard Nixon during the height of the Watergate crisis.
The short answer to whether people can really multitask is no. Multitasking is a myth. The human brain cannot perform two tasks that require high-level brain function at once. Low-level functions like breathing and pumping blood aren't considered in multitasking. Only the tasks you have to "think" about are considered.