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Res publica : a journal of legal and social philosophy This is the homepage for 'Res Publica: A Journal of Legal and Social Philosophy' (ISSN: 1572-8692). On it can be found their submission policy as well as tables of contents and abstracts for all articles published since 1995. The following titles give a glimpse of the kinds of work that appear in the journal : 'On the prospects for a liberal theory of recognition'; 'A defence of liberal ironism'; 'Value and practice'; 'Democracy, deliberation and disobedience'; 'A defence of jury nullification'; 'Individualism versus classical li From New Humbul Resources on April 21, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Social epistemology : a journal of knowledge, culture and policy 'Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy' (ISSN: 1464-5297) publishes work by scholars interested in the production, assessment and validation of knowledge. The following are amongst the titles published: 'Comparability and incommensurability'; 'Social epistemology, information science and ideology'; Cross-cultural epistemic practices'; 'The dissonance of scientific and legal norms'; 'A brief history of bibliographies'; 'Dilemmas of objectivity'; and 'Social capital in changing capitalism'. This From New Humbul Resources on April 21, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Tibetan Buddhism This Web site is maintained by the Office of Tibet based in London. It contains a collection of articles which gives an overview of the different aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. These include the following: History of Nechung Monastery; Mediums of Nechung; Nechung Ripoche and his lineage; Historical introduction to the five principal spiritual traditions of Tibet; The vajra and bell and beads; An introduction to the Kalachakra; The body, speech and mind of a Buddha; The four harmonious brothers; The eight auspicious symbols; Katas or silk scarves; Offerings; Buddhist hand gestures; the Kalachakr From New Humbul Resources on April 21, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Notes on the existence of God 'Notes on the Existence of God' is written by Don Mannison (formerly an academic at Queensland University) shortly before his death in 1989. The paper, which is divided into five parts, is a philosophical examination of belief in God. He explained in the first part that "what is of interest here is not the causal background of an individual's (or of a group's) religious convictions, but rather, an examination of the nature and implications of the beliefs themselves, and the possible type of epistemological foundation they might have". He dedicated the second part of the pap From New Humbul Resources on April 21, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Ratio juris : an international journal of jurisprudence and philosophy of law This is the Web site for 'Ratio Juris: An International Journal of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law'. It provides submission guidelines for authors; subscription/renewal details; tables of contents and abstracts for all articles published since 1997; and access to a free sample issue. Papers published include the following: 'Means and capabilities in the discussion of distributive justice'; 'Rights and the sovereignty of the people in the crisis of the nation state'; 'Human rights and the limits of constitutional theory'; 'Equality before the law From New Humbul Resources on April 21, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Prime minister's strategy unit : GM crops This website enables users to access in full the text of a report entitled 'Field Work: Weighing Up the Costs and Benefits of GM Crops'. The work was commissioned by the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit to help the government shape its policy on GM crops. Published in July 2003, the report is 118 pages long and was divided according to the following chapter headings: Introduction; The backdrop for GM crops: Science, regulations, public attitudes and wider policy; Analysis of costs and benefits; Scenario analysis and conclusions; and Next steps. Various working papers and links to From New Humbul Resources on April 21, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


The journal of ethics : an international philosophical review This is the website of 'The Journal of Ethics: An International Philosophical Review' (ISSN: 1572-8609). It contains submission guidelines for authors, and the tables of contents and abstracts of all articles published since 1997. A free sample issue can also be viewed. The following are some of the papers they have published: 'The philosophy of Joel Feinberg'; 'Ethics and intuitions'; 'Choosing when to die'; 'Welfare and wealth, poverty and justice in today's world'; 'Freedom, preference and autonomy'; 'Responsibility and p From New Humbul Resources on April 21, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Teaching ethics across the psychology curriculum 'Teaching Ethics Across the Psychology Curriculum' is a paper written by Deborah Ware Balogh of Ball State University. It is hosted by the Association for Psychological Science. The article discusses in detail issues such as the goals for ethics instruction in psychology courses and the various techniques that can be deployed. The latter include the case study technique; role-playing; debates; and the keeping of a media journal or logbook. The article also discusses the issue of how to promote and maintain student engagement, as well as how to evaluate their progress. It ends by stre From New Humbul Resources on April 21, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Ethical issues in research involving human participants Hosted by the US National Library of Medicine, this bibliography contains over four thousand references to journal articles and books on topics relevant to the involvement and protection of human participants in biomedical research. The resource starts by recounting the tragic events surrounding the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and went on to highlight how the compilation of this bibliography represents a serious effort to ensure that such a sad episode in the history of medical research is not replicated in the future. The work, it was hoped, could facilitate the education of researchers on the et From New Humbul Resources on April 21, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Ethics and the environment 'Ethics and the Environment' is a scholarly journal published bi-annually by Indiana University Press. It is edited by Victoria Davion, a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Georgia. This homepage contains the tables of contents and abstracts of all materials published in the journal since the first volume. Topics dealt with include: ethical issues in environmental decision-making and the limitations of cost/benefit analysis; sustainability and moral pluralism; how environmental ethical theory may be put into practice; animal experimentation in psychology; From New Humbul Resources on April 21, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


The Isaacs report : the investigation of events that followed the death of Cyril Mark Isaacs This Web site provides access to the full text of the report by HM Inspector of Anatomy which was published on the 12th of May 2003. It investigated the situation leading to the retention of Mr Cyril Mark Isaacs' brain during post mortem for purposes of medical research at Manchester University without the consent or knowledge of his relatives. The report also deals with the wider issue of the law, ethics and current practice of organ retention by UK teaching and medical institutions. Recommendations for future action are made. The report is divided into the following ten sections: ' From New Humbul Resources on April 21, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Law and philosophy : an international journal for jurisprudence and legal philosophy 'Law and Philosophy: An International Journal for Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy' (ISSN: 1573-0522) focuses on areas of common interest to those working in law and in philosophy. Available are submission guidelines for authors and the tables of contents of all materials published since the first volume was released in 1982, many of which are also accompanied by abstracts. Papers published thus far include: 'Understanding acts of consent'; 'Some puzzles about the objectivity of law'; 'Deception in morality and law'; 'Retribution, restitution and From New Humbul Resources on April 21, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Digestive System Center--Mayo Clinic This is a health oriented site that also provides basic anatomy and physiology information on the digestive system. It has extensive links to articles on diorders and diseases of the digestive system. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 21, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..


The Digestive System This is a short, well orgainized review and assignment on the digestive system. It is oriented to the high school level but will be useful in non majors college biology, The site is intended to accompany the dissection of the fetal pig and gives images of the histology of organs in the digestive system. There are several activities to help organize material and an animation on how enzymes work. It concludes with a practical quiz. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 21, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..


Blank Outline Diagram of Digestive System This site is essentially an already built lesson on the digestive system. It has a line diagram to be labeled and a table to fill in the the functions of each numbered structure in the line diagram. There is a set of answers to the table as well as an example of how to demonstrate how a sphincter valve works. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 21, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..


Emuseum of the Digestive System A gallery of views of the digestive system with interactive explanations of functions of the organs in some of the views. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 21, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..


PetEducation.com This is a veterinary site that includes information about the organs systems and diseases of dogs, cats, fish, birds, ferrets, reptiles , and other small animals. Most of the sections include descriptions of the organs systems of the animals including the digestive, muscular, skeletal, immune, circulatory, and sensory systems. Common parasites are also discussed. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 21, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..


Histology Learning System This is an extensive site of histology images placed online. Images are organized by topic, anatomical figure, keyword, and thumbnails. The images cover the nervous, integumentary, circulatory, lymphatic, urinary, digestive, endocrine, respiratory and both male and female reproductive systems. There is an excellent Introduction on how to use the site and help pages. There are also appendices on Staining and Commonly Used Stains, Taxonomic Key to histological Organs, and a Glossary. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 21, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..


Your Digestive System and How It Works This is from the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. It gives a simplified explanation of why digestion is important, how food is digested, and how the digestive process is controlled. There is a diagram labelling all the organs of the system and describing movement of food through the system. It discusses digestive enzymes ("juices"), absorption and transport of nutrients and hormonal regulation of digestion. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 21, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..


Pathophysiology of the Digestive System This is an excellent site that covers all aspects of the physiology and anatomy of the digestive system as well as control of digestive system functioning. The voyage through the digestive tract gives detailed information gross and microscopic anatomy of each part of the system as well as motility, transport across the epithelium, secretions, and absorption of various nutrients. The site provides comparisons of the human system with herbivores and birds. There is a glossary available and self evaluations on various parts of the site information. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 21, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..


The Digestive System This page is part of a much larger site that is an Online Biology Book. It contains an extensive and detailed description of the digestive system and how it works. There are comparisons of different types of digestive systems, motility of parts of the system, digestive enzymes, absorption of nutrients, regulation of digestion, and common disorders of different organs in the system. The end contains links to some excellent sources of additional information. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 21, 2006 at 7:26 p.m..


Windows XP on Macs? - Apple Re-Boots Its Windows Strategy Apple's Boot Camp beta software is now available for free download. The ability to run XP on macs should make Apple's PCs more attractive to Windows lovers, and perhaps more vulnerable to viruses targeting Bill Gate's flagship OS. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on April 21, 2006 at 4:30 p.m..


Easter in the Dutch flower fields flower fields Originally uploaded by Stuart Yeates. We spent Easter in The Netherlands, visiting --> From StuartYeates's blog on April 21, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


Patents threaten open source model train software Digital Lifestyles is carrying an article about what appears to be a case of pure intimidation of an open source project by a commercial competitor. I have real reservations about whether commercial software can survive in fields of endeavour such as this, in which a large proportion of the participants hobbyists are doing it out of love. Such fields are ideal cradles for open source software, and to be frank, it's hard to see how businesses From StuartYeates's blog on April 21, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


NSW Dept of Education and Training - Going to Preschool This NSW government website give information about the location of government preschools, provision and access, tips for parents of children starting preschool, and information about the first day of preschool. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2006 at 5:14 a.m..


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Participation in Vocational Education and Training: Research Report This report investigates the opportunities for increasing the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in New Apprenticeships in the community services and health (CS&H) industries. Recommendations are made for developing information resources aimed at increasing participation. From EdNA Online on April 21, 2006 at 5:14 a.m..


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