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College-level audiences with very robust holdings in technology, know-how or clinical experiences should have the 4-volume ENCYCLOPEDIA OF technology, know-how AND ETHICS: it's going to achieve those disciplines and extra both good, protecting powerful references on subject matters starting from biology and medication to company ethics, astronomy and public kinfolk, and politics and social values. even more than a compendium of issues and definitions or examples, articles offer certain discussions linking moral and social matters to developments in know-how, demanding situations of operating with it, and extra. From philosophy to bioethics and past, no critical collage assortment can be without.

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As the air descends it warms and relative humidity declines, resulting in a warm belt of aridity around the globe (Mares 1999, p. 169). This is the explanation for the existence of deserts worldwide, but for many people concerned with science, technology, and ethics the term desertification has a different meaning: Desertification is the degradation of productive drylands, including the Savannas of Africa, the Great Plains and the Pampas of the Americas, the Steppes of Asia, the ‘‘outback’’ of Australia and the margins of the Mediterranean.

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Beyond this, another idea comes to him—the idea of a perfect being—and this leads him to infer that GodÕs existence is a self-evident certainty. From having the idea of God as a perfect being, Descartes concludes that God must exist, because if he did not exist, he would not be perfect. Descartes derives this ontological argument for GodÕs existence from Anselm of Canterbury (1033 or 1034–1109). Few people have found the ontological argument a persuasive proof for GodÕs existence, and DescartesÕs restatement of the argument is weak.

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