The ecosystem of public parks often includes humans feeding the wildlife.

Biophysical Environment

Biophysical Environment A biophysical environment is a biotic and abiotic surrounding of an organism or population, and consequently includes the factors that have an influence in their survival, development, and evolution. A biophysical environment can vary in scale from microscopic to global in extent. It can also be subdivided according to its attributes. Examples include the marine environment, the atmospheric...

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Social Environment

Social Environment The social environment, social context, sociocultural context or milieu refers to the immediate physical and social setting in which people live or in which something happens or develops. It includes the culture that the individual was educated or lives in, and the people and institutions with whom they interact. The interaction may be in person or through communication media,...

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Animal Cruelty

Animal Cruelty Animal cruelty, also called animal abuse, animal neglect or cruelty to animals, is the infliction by omission (neglect) or by commission by humans of suffering or harm upon any non-human animal. More narrowly, it can be the causing of harm or suffering for specific achievement, such as killing animals for entertainment; cruelty to animals...

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Ultimate Fate Of The Universe

Ultimate Fate Of The Universe The ultimate fate of the universe is a topic in physical cosmology, whose theoretical restrictions allow possible scenarios for the evolution and ultimate fate of the universe to be described and evaluated. Based on available observational evidence, deciding the fate and evolution of the universe has become a valid cosmological...

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Outline Of Humanism

Outline Of Humanism The Outline Of Humanism is provided as an overview of and topical guide to humanism: Humanism group of philosophies and ethical perspectives which emphasize the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers individual thought and evidence (rationalism, empiricism), over established doctrine or faith (fideism)....

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Outline Of Epistemology

Outline Of Epistemology The Outline Of Epistemology is provided as an overview of and topical guide to epistemology: Epistemology or theory of knowledge – branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge. The term was introduced into English by the Scottish philosopher James Frederick Ferrier (1808–1864). Epistemology asks the questions: “What is knowledge?”, “How is knowledge...

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Philosophy Of Space And Time

Philosophy Of Space And Time Philosophy of space and time is the branch of philosophy concerned with the issues surrounding the ontology, epistemology, and character of space and time. While such ideas have been central to philosophy from its inception, the philosophy of space and time was both an inspiration for and a...

A fresco depicting Ignatius receiving the papal bull from Pope Paul III was created after 1743 by Johann Christoph Handke in the Church of Our Lady Of the Snow in Olomouc.

Society Of Jesus

Society Of Jesus The Society of Jesus (Societas Iesu; abbreviated SJ), also known as the Jesuits (Iesuitæ), is a religious order of the Catholic Church headquartered in Rome. It was founded by Ignatius of Loyola and six companions with the approval of Pope Paul III in 1540. The society is engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry in 112 nations. Jesuits work in education, research, and...

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Judeo-Christian

Judeo-Christian The term Judeo-Christian is used to group Christianity and Judaism together, either in reference to Christianity’s derivation from Judaism, Christianity’s borrowing of Jewish Scripture (the Hebrew Bible) to constitute the “Old Testament“ of the Christian Bible, or due to perceived parallels or commonalities in Judaeo-Christian ethics shared by the two religions. The Jewish Tradition of atonement has been borrowed by Christians and circumcision is a common...

A warning sign in Afrikaans: Gevaar Slagysters or "Danger, Bear Traps".

Afrikaans Proverbs

Afrikaans Proverbs A collection of Afrikaans Proverbs to inspire you. Wise Afrikaans Sayings in the form of proverbs that have been passed down for generations. May these Afrikaans Proverbs inspire you to never give up and keep working towards your goals. Who knows—success could be just around the corner. Afrikaans...

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Tall Tale

Tall Tale A tall tale is a story with unbelievable elements, related as if it were true and factual. Some tall tales are exaggerations of actual events, for example fish stories (“the fish that got away”) such as, “That fish was so big, why I tell ya’, it nearly sank the...

The tale of the White Lady who haunts Union Cemetery is a variant of the Vanishing hitchhiker legend.

Legend

Legend A legend is a genre of folklore that consists of a narrative featuring human actions, perceived or believed both by teller and listeners, to have taken place within human history. Narratives in this genre may demonstrate human values, and possess certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude. Legend, for its active and passive participants may...

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American Folklore

American Folklore American folklore encompasses the folklores that have evolved on the North American continent since Europeans arrived in the 16th century. While it contains much in the way of Native American tradition, it should not be confused with the tribal beliefs of any community of native people. Folklore consists of legends, music, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular...

Australian Folklore

Australian Folklore Australian folklore refers to the folklore and urban legends that have evolved in Australia from Aboriginal Australian myths to colonial and contemporary folklore including people, places and events, that have played part in shaping the culture, image and traditions that are seen in contemporary Old Australia. Australian Aboriginal mythology Main article: Australian Aboriginal mythology Baijini – Unknown race mentioned in Yolngu folklore....

Parable of the Good Samaritan, as depicted by Jan Wijnants (1670)

Parable

Parable A parable is a succinct, didactic story, in prose or verse, that illustrates one or more instructive lessons or principles. It differs from a fable in that fables employ animals, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature as characters, whereas parables have human characters. A parable is a type of metaphorical analogy. Some scholars of the canonical gospels and the New Testament apply the term “parable”...

The Big Fiddle of the Ceilidh in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Canadian fiddle is a recognizable part of Maritime culture.

Canadian Folklore

Canadian Folklore Canadian folklore is the traditional material that Canadians pass down from generation to generation, either as oral literature or “by custom or practice”. It includes songs, legends, jokes, rhymes, proverbs, weather lore, superstitions, and practices such as traditional food-making and craft-making. The largest bodies of folklore in Canada belong to the...

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Oral Tradition

Oral Tradition Oral tradition, or oral lore, is a form of human communication wherein knowledge, art, ideas and cultural material is received, preserved, and transmitted orally from one generation to another. The transmission is through speech or song and may include folktales, ballads, chants, prose or verses. In this way, it is possible for a society to transmit oral history, oral literature, oral law and other knowledge...

A stage performance of Don Quixote at the Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex in Venezuela (2013)

Performance

Performance A performance is an act of staging or presenting a play, concert, or other form of entertainment. It is also defined as the action or process of carrying out or accomplishing an action, task, or function. Management science In the work place, job performance is the hypothesized conception or requirements...

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Yoga Quotes

Yoga Quotes We have collected and put the best Yoga Quotes. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. May these Yoga Quotes inspire you to never give up and keep working towards your goals. Who knows—success could be just...

'The feast of reason, and the flow of soul,' - i.e. - the wits of the age, setting the table in a roar, by James Gillray (1797)

Witty Quotes

Witty Quotes We have collected and put the best Witty Quotes. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. May these Witty Quotes inspire you to never give up and keep working towards your goals. Who knows—success could be just...