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Perhaps history's only sympathetic assassin, Charlotte Corday was a beautiful young French woman fired by a desire to end the madness of The French Revolution's Reign of Terror. She managed to gain access to Jean-Paul Marat, a leprous tyrant responsible for the deaths of thousands by the guillotine. She stabbed him to death in his bath, an image fancifully immortalized in a painting by French artist, Jacques Louis David.
Already, genetic engineering has sparked much controversy as debates rage on whether it is safe to modify the genetic information of living organisms or whether funding should be put into this research or used for something else. New developments in the genetics field has created even more controversy as to if we should use these new techniques despite the fact it will impact individual lives or even the whole society. On the one hand, procedures such as these can potentially save the lives of individuals born with genetic defects or even prevent babies with such defects from being born. These new developments range from being used for cosmetic reasons to designing the appearance of one's own child to aiding infertile adults who want their own blood-related children. With benefits such as these, however great they may be must always be weighed against the consequences. It must be asked if parents have the right to use technology which gives their child specified characteristics at birth or in the case of "savior siblings" have another baby to provide tissues/cells which can cure an already sick child. In this level 3 Edexcel extended project I looked into the field of genetics, focusing specifically on recent advancements in its technology its implications for the future. The project eventually achieved grade A and was 1 point away from an A*. This article will exclude the abstract and evaluation.
This is a series that spans 100 years of the romance of music and the reality of history in a mixture of Americana that takes the reader down memory lane into a mindscape of feelings and thoughts. This segment travels between 1930 and 1949 and I believe is a trip worth taking. You may recall times and tunes that you thought were lost forever. Enjoy!
In this world of constant conflict, massive human hunger, self-serving governments and Darwinistic business practices; of noise and chaos there arrived a primal howl from the country’s youth for a more peaceful, loving world. That youth would be called the flower children but would evolve into the more politicalized hippies. It would be the hippies of those ragged years of outrage and outcries who were destined to change the world.
One of the 20th Century's most vile serial killers, John Reginald Halliday Christie, grew up humiliated by his sexual ignorance and inexperience. It left him almost completely impotent. However, he later discovered that the act of strangling and otherwise overpowering a woman gave him great sexual pleasure. In this early part of his murderous career, he killed two women, the second of which was murdered with the aid of a device of his own making, a glass jar through which he dispensed lethal coal gas.
Joseph Carey Merrick lived his life in Victorian England as a "human novelty exhibit". As the infamous "Elephant Man" Merrick's grotesque appearance was sufficent to incite public outrage; he made women faint at the sight of him. Beneath his hideous deformities, however, lay the spirit of a sensitive, albeit wounded soul, with intelligence and respect for other living things, including those who'd wronged him.
"The Amityville Horror" entertainment franchise (books and movies) is a product that has generated many millions of US dollars since its creation in 1977. Unfortunately, the "true story" of a house possessed of demons was a manufactured lie created in cooperation with two newlyweds, George and Kathy Lutz.
One of the first Native American tribes encountered by Europeans settling the eastern parts of North America were the Lenape, or Delaware, Indians. Forced out of their ancestral homes, they moved west into Ohio, scattering throughout that territory. One group took up residence in a place they named Hell Town-from there it was only a matter of time before most of these villagers were massacred by white Colonial militia during the American Revolution.
At the beginning of the seventies, I was working as a tour guide in Romania, for the only agency which was state-owned. It was a lot of fun, however at times there was a lot of work, and not enough hours to rest, but overall, it was not a bad experience. Here are some stories related to a tour whose main character was... Dracula
Patsy Cline is a must read for any fan--it is a trip down memory lane and a picture gallery of nostalgic country stars of the past. If you are a music lover, you will probably truly love this piece. It is all about one of the most admired, remembered and cherished American singers to ever record a song and you'll be able to hear her too!
History and pop culture can be at odds many times with respect to an event or a certain historic figure. The name "Bligh" conjures up images of an abusive, megalomaniac British naval captain of the "Mutiny on the Bounty" infamy. However, it was not Bligh, the commanding officer of "HMS Bounty", who was the wrongdoer in the events leading to the well-known mutiny. It was the spoiled dilettante, Fletcher Christian, who was the true villain of the "Bounty" Mutiny.
Civilization: A Short Unexpected Journey through a Religious Past is an article I believe will captivate the thinker--not because I have written it so well but because of the subject matter itself--Certainly if you are a member of one of the 3-big world religions, you will discover this article to be thought-prevoking if nothing else. It is after all your history and your future.
Ruth Ellis, the last woman executed in Britain before it abolished capital punishment, was a bleached-blonde party-girl. Her crime, shooting her lowlife boyfriend to death was, was not very interesting or unique. The only reason Ruth Ellis' execution is remembered today is simply this: she was pretty. And pretty people make for better copy.
This is a series that spans 100 years of the romance of music and the reality of history in a mixture of Americana that takes the reader down memory lane into a mindscape of feelings and thoughts. This segment travels between 1970 and 2012 and I believe is a trip worth taking. You may recall times and tunes that you thought were lost forever. Enjoy!
When two young women--both working professionals, one a teacher, the other a magazine "copy girl"--were found stabbed to death in their apartment in 1963, police had only one thing in mind: close the case. However, their initial suspect, a mentally incompetent black man, turned out NOT to be their killer, though he was arrested, confessed, and put behind bars.
John Reginald Halliday Christie had killed two women in the early 1940s, burying their remains in his back yard. He got lucky in late 1949 when murdering the wife and infant daughter of a mildly retarded man, Tim Evans. He managed to manipulate Evans into confessing to the killings (though Evans hadn't committed them). Christie was never a suspect-as a former Special Constable he was believed beyond reproach. Tim Evans was convicted and executed for serial killer Christie's crimes.
I ran into a friend the other day, and we were excited to see each other, it had been a long time. We hugged and then she asked me a question, and as I answered the question I could see her eyes dart to her cell phone.