Capacity Essays

Estimating Cranial Capacity

Human beings share approximately 94% of their DNA with their closest living relative, the chimpanzee. Yet, when one compares the proliferation and accomplishments of these two closely related species, one finds huge differences: human beings have spread across every continent but Antarctica; erected towers and pyramids hundreds of meters tall; crafted millions of beautiful works of art, literature, and music; travelled far beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, and deep into the crevices of its oceans; and engineered enough weapons to wipe…

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Rights and Choices of Individuals with Dementia

1: Understand key legislation and agreed ways of working that support the fulfilment of rights and choices of individuals with dementia while minimising risk of harm 1.1 What is the impact of the Mental Health Act, and the Mental Incapacity Act (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) on individuals who are living with the experience of dementia; with regards to minimising the risks of harm whilst at the same time enabling rights and choices for the individual? These acts and safe guards…

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The Central Valley in Spring

The purpose of this project is to see the possible effects of building a dike through Philip Flat, where the Patrick’s marsh wren is found. The common marsh wren, Cistothorus palustris dawsoni is an isolated population that lives in wetland reed and grasses. There are four subpopulation sites for Patrick’s marsh wren, which include the three mile marsh composed of Philip Flat, Castleton Creek, and Delinger Meadow. This bird migrates during the winter and returns to the Central Valley in…

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