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  St. Paul's Description of the Body and Teaching on Purity
Certainly, it is possible to describe the human body, to express its truth with the objectivity characteristic of the natural sciences.
The Pauline description is equally far from Manichaean contempt for the body and from the various manifestations of a naturalistic cult of the body.
In Paul's expressions about the unpresentable parts of the human body, as also about the ones which seem to be weaker or the ones which we think less honourable, we seem to find again the testimony of the same shame that the first human beings, male and female, had experienced after original sin.
www.ewtn.com /library/PAPALDOC/jp2tb54.htm   (1376 words)

 The Description of the Human Body - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Description of the Human Body (La description du corps humain) is an unfinished treatise written in the 1640s by René Descartes.
He believed the power to move the body was wrongly imagined to come from the soul because a corpse has all the organs of a living body but lacks a soul.
He felt we all know what the human body is like because animals have similar bodies and we have all seen them opened up.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Description_of_the_Human_Body   (347 words)

 Human Body   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Like all chordates, the human animal has a bilaterally symmetrical body that is characterized at some point during its development by a dorsal supporting rod (the notochord), gill slits in the region of the pharynx, and a hollow dorsal nerve cord.
Carbohydrates are present in the human body largely as fuels, either as simple sugars circulating through the bloodstream or as glycogen, a storage compound found in the liver and the muscles.
Although the basic form of the human body was established in man's anthropoid ancestors, evolutionary adaptations to different environments are apparent among various human populations.
html.rincondelvago.com /human-body.html   (3083 words)

 St Paul's description of the body and teaching on purity
The Pauline description in the First Letter to the Corinthians 12:18-25 certainly does not have a “scientific" meaning: it does not present a biological study on the human organism or on human "somatics"; from this point of view it is a simple "pre-scientific" description, moreover a concise one, made up of barely a few sentences.
At the threshold of this man's history there is the experience of shame connected with "discord in the body", with the sense of modesty regarding that body (and particularly those parts of it that somatically determine masculinity and femininity).
However, in the same "description", Paul indicates also the way which (precisely on the basis of the sense of shame) leads to the transformation of this state to the point of gradual victory over that "discord in the body", a victory which can and must take place in man's heart.
www.miraclerosarymission.org /ga81feb09.html   (1171 words)

 Humans :: Mammals : RSS Directory : Gourt
Humans, or human beings, are bipedal primates belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin for "wise man" or "knowing man") under the family Hominidae (the great apes).
Humans create complex social structures composed of co-operating and competing groups, ranging in scale from nations to individual families, and social interaction between humans has established a variety of traditions, rituals, ethics, values, social norms, and laws which form the basis of human society.
Humans are also noted for their desire to understand and influence the world around them, seeking to explain and manipulate natural phenomena through science, religion, philosophy and mythology.
kids-and-teens.gourt.com /School-Time/Science/Living-Things/Animals/Mammals/Humans.html   (789 words)

 Human Body Anatomy -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The human body, like the bodies of all animals, is made up of systems, that are made up of organs, that are made up of tissues, that are made up of cells.
The human body contains a large number of bacteria, most of them performing tasks that are useful or even essential to human survival.
Though normal flora are found on all surfaces exposed to the environment (on the skin and eyes, in the mouth, nose, small intestine, and colon), the vast majority of bacteria live in the large intestine.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/76/human-body-anatomy.html   (1085 words)

 Human Growth Hormone | Human Growth Hormone - cycle, overview and description, Human Growth Hormone - photos | ...
In the human body growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland.
In the body the actual structure of growth hormone is a sequence of 191 amino acids.
Your body seems to require an increased amount of thyroid hormones, insulin and androgens while HGH levels are elevated (HGH therapy in fact is shown to lower thyroid and insulin levels).
www.silownia.net /steroids/human_growth_hormone   (1864 words)

 The National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project
AnatQuest: the overall goal of the AnatQuest project is to explore and implement new visually and compelling ways to bring anatomic images from the Visible Human dataset to the general public.
The Visible Human Project ATLAS of Functional Human Anatomy, version 1.0 The Head and Neck, developed under contract to the NLM by the University of Colorado Center for Human Simulation.
Banvard, Richard A., The Visible Human Project® Image Data Set From Inception to Completion and Beyond, Proceedings CODATA 2002: Frontiers of Scientific and Technical Data, Track I-D-2: Medical and Health Data, Montréal, Canada, October, 2002.
www.nlm.nih.gov /research/visible/visible_human.html   (447 words)

 Body Carnival : Exhibition Description
Please Note: The exhibits in Body Carnival were designed to be accessible to as many visitors as possible.
To access the audio description for an individual exhibit, the visitor will find a 3" x 3" fl plaque with a 2" raised white number located at the bottom right corner of each text panel.
Body Challenge: The visitor will have 3 opportunities to compare their physical and neural activities with others.
www.montshire.net /teams/body_carnival/index.html   (1302 words)

 Obesity - Definition, Description, Causes and symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prognosis, Prevention
The human body was designed for life forty thousand years ago, when the ability to store energy in times of plenty meant the difference between life and death during famine.
The second method is inference of body fat content, obtained from body measurements such as weight or skinfold thickness, and comparison with charts of similar measurements in broad populations.
The body responds to heightened urine output by increasing thirst to replace lost fluids, and patients who use diuretics for an extended period of time retain water even in the presence of the diuretic.
www.minddisorders.com /Ob-Ps/Obesity.html   (3019 words)

 Key to Health : Complete Book Online
It is necessary to understand the meaning of the word health, before entering upon a description of the human body.
The human body is composed of what the ancient philosophers have described as the five elements.
The human body is the universe in miniature.
www.mkgandhi.org /health/keytohealth/humanbody.html   (955 words)

 Acid alkaline balance in the human body
Approximately 50 to 60 percent of a human’s body weight is from water.
Th normal pH balance in the human body is 7.35 to 7.45, (which is basically neutral).
The body has several different ways to ensure that the pH balance stays in the normal range of 7.35 to 7.45.
ncnc.essortment.com /acidalkalineba_rkci.htm   (928 words)

 Dave's Travel Corner - Nepal Photographs
Bodies were burned in locations depending on their rank in society.
Description: Dr. David Keeling framed this intimate shot of the trail with the pointed Ama Dablam towering white in the background.
Description: The footprints of a baby are smeared onto this wall in order to keep the spirits away.
www.davestravelcorner.com /photos/nepal   (505 words)

 Acid alkaline balance in the human body
Description on how the human body maintains a normal pH bance of 7.35-7.45.
Approximately 50 to 60 percent of a human’s body weight is from water.
Th normal pH balance in the human body is 7.35 to 7.45, (which is basically neutral).
ks.essortment.com /acidalkalineba_rkci.htm   (928 words)

 Borders - Store Inventory - Title Detail - Human Body: An Illustrated Guide to Every Part of the Human Body and How It ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Description: With over 700 color photos and illustrations showing every part of the human body, this is a comprehensive guide for learning about the body and how it works.
Description: Human Body is a concise guide to the structure, functions, and disorders of the body.
A compelling section on the human life cycle examines the changes in the body from conception to old age.
www.bordersstores.com /search/search.jsp?mediaType=1&srchType=ISBN&srchTerms=0789479885   (419 words)

The four overlaying etheric human bodies—physical etheric, astral/emotional, mental and soul—connect by way of channels of energy that converge in energy centers or vortexes—the chakras—as their paths form the invisible scaffolding inside of which the physical body is formed.
The human body's subtle vehicles form an aura that is actually observable: various reactions can be detected with instruments such as dowsing rods and pendulums as these react in noticeable ways when held near to one of the body’s chakras or energy centers.
In the human etheric body, each of the seven major centers is comprised of a different number of these so-called petals, increasing in quantity with each center moving up the spinal column.
www.souledout.org /healing/wheelsoflife/chakrasinfo/magneticchakras.html   (1369 words)

 Defiance College -- Academic Catalog - Course Descriptions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The fundamentals of classical genetics and the basic principles of human genetics are presented for the non-science major.
A systematic approach to the structure and function of the human body.
This two course sequence will cover the structure of the human body and a systems approach to the functions, homeostasic mechanisms, and the interrelationships of human organ systems.
www.defiance.edu /pages/catalog_course_biology.html   (843 words)

 Exploring Nonverbal Communication
Some of the subjects explored in THE HUMAN BODY include bulimia, anorexia, tattooing, branding, plastic surgery, scarification, body prejudice and "weightism," the impact of "super-models" and beauty contests on the self-images of young women, the effects of aging, and cultural differences in ideas about who is beautiful.
In THE HUMAN BODY, the man on the left describes the elaborate tattoo he designed for his back, and the man on the right explains how his arm was permanently "branded" when he joined a fraternity.
In THE HUMAN BODY, we meet famous "Super-Model" Rebecca Romijn, and she discusses modeling and the impact that ultra-thin models are likely to have on young women.
nonverbal.ucsc.edu /body.html   (822 words)

 Changing Beliefs of the Human Body
The Leverhulme Research Programme "Changing beliefs of the human body: comparative social perspective" is a five-year, cross-disciplinary initiative, based at Cambridge University, which addresses the question of why and how humans change what they believe about the human body.
All human societies hold fundamental conceptualisations of the human body, which underlie concepts of relatedness, gender, and growth and development and which are practised through fields of action as diverse as healihg therapies, etiquette, sexuality, hygiene, nourishment, and funerary rites.
Bodies are thus not only a central topic in understanding any society; they are also one of the few topics for which comparative study of changing beliefs is possible.
www.arch.cam.ac.uk /lrp/description.html   (1115 words)

 USA Today Bestselling Romance Author Cheyenne McCray
Demon body description : She is an enormous blue demon with arms that drag the floor like an ape's, needle-like teeth, and an earless head.
Her long, glossy fl hair hangs loosely around her shoulders and she has what is considered by humans to be a "sophisticated" look-an oval face, collagen-filled full lips, blue eyes, and a small plastic-surgeon perfected nose.
Demon body description: She has an unusual white hide for a Fomorii, and a pronounced limp since she is three-legged.
cheyennemccray.com /books/magicseries/Cheysworld/formoriidemons.htm   (729 words)

 CalicutNet.com - Variety. Human Body [ An Online Guide ]
The human body is the most fascinating and fantastic machine in existence.
Bones might be classified as part of the circulatory system since they produce all of the body's blood cells within their marrow.
Approximately 40 percent of the body is skeletal muscle and almost another 10 percent is smooth and cardiac muscle.
www.calicutnet.com /variety/humanbody/index.htm   (663 words)

 Human Body Systems — www.greenwood.com
Good resources for serious inquiries into human physiology, medicine, and even the history of science....This set merits consideration....[t]he individual volumes are also solid candidates for the cirulating collections.
Description: The human body is made up of systems of organs, which, when working properly, allow people to go through their daily tasks without a second thought.
Fascinating facts about each body system, and a list of resources for further information, will help both students and patients locate all they need to know about the body system they are researching.
www.greenwood.com /books/bookdetail.asp?sku=GR3119   (398 words)

 URWhatUEat-body   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Materials: Senses Activities sheet, Ears activity sheet, Thematic Unit: The Human Body, blindfold, 12 baby food jars w/lids, cotton balls ~5, nails ~10, toothpicks ~10, rice ~ 1/2 Cup, thumbtacks ~10, small candy ~ 5, bell, cotton balls in a bag, other noise makers like staplers and hole punchers.
The student will create a Hyperstudio stack to present information about the human body, in particular, the 5 senses.
This is a nine-day unit on the Human Body.
www.nashville-schools.davidson.k12.tn.us /CurriculumAwards/youarewhateat/URWhatUEat-body.html   (994 words)

 St. Paul's Teaching on the Sanctity and Respect of the Human Body
Further on he said: "On the contrary, the parts of the body which seem to be weaker are indispensable, and those parts of the body which we think less honour able we invest with the greater honour, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which our more presentable parts do not require.
But God has so composed the body, giving the greater honour to the inferior part, that there may be no discord in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another" (ibid.
Therefore, this Pauline description of the human body in First Corinthians seems to be closely connected with the recommendations of the First Letter to the Thessalonians: "...that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honour " (1 Th 4:4).
www.ewtn.com /library/PAPALDOC/JP2TB53.HTM   (1071 words)

 Hyper Design
Some large part of the credit for the creation of the complexity of the human body must be attributed to the development process.
So, in effect, the effective genome is a compressed description of the human body which, after all, would require gigabytes of data for a direct description.
In short, the design (using the word in a non-teleological sense) of the genome is markedly superior to human designs using the criteria that humans use for judging design.
www.tiac.net /~cri/2001/hyperdsgn.html   (688 words)

 Schoolzone evaluation of Human Body Systems 2
Human Body Systems 2 is one of three CD-ROMs that provide information about the Human Body.
Human Body Systems 2 is part of a set of three CD-ROMs from Cambridge-Hitachi.
It is suitable for courses in biology, human biology, health sciences and related areas for GCSE and AS/A level, or the equivalent.
www.schoolzone.co.uk /pip/evaluations/printcon.asp?p=CHES-0521607426   (1604 words)

 Study of Man: Lecture XI
It is not solely body, as is the head, it is body and soul; but its spirit is still dreaming and outside of itself.
Both in the animal and human kingdoms milk is the only substance which has an inner connection with the limbs, which is, as it were, born of the limbs, and hence retains the power of the limbs within it.
It is not enough to acknowledge the connection between body and soul in catchwords and phrases, we must be able to observe in the growing human being the working together of body, soul and spirit.
wn.rsarchive.org /Education/19190902a01.html   (3590 words)

 Science Museum of Minnesota - Media Room - Human Body Gallery Fact Sheet
The Human Body Gallery, a 6,000-square-foot gallery packed with activities that invite visitors to explore how the human body functions, and also how we use our bodies to express our culture and ourselves.
Custom-developed by the museum's own exhibit programming staff, the Human Body Gallery is a highlight of the Science Museum for visitors of all ages.
With interactive exhibits covering body structures, functions, breakdowns, and repairs, the Human Body Gallery helps visitors understand and appreciate what it means to be human.
www.smm.org /media/humanbody   (676 words)

 Human Body
human heart, the students will be able to locate, name, label, and describe the blood flow of the heart with 100% accuracy.
To assess the student’s prerequisite skills, I will ask the students if they can identify the purpose of blood in the human body, indicate direction- left, right, top, bottom, and how the heart is important in the human body.
They will use their guided notes from the previous lessons about the human body organs for a cross-reference to discuss the answers they have on the quizzes.
student.plattsburgh.edu /myer1580/human_body.htm   (1044 words)

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