By Samantha Frost
In Biocultural Creatures, Samantha Frost brings feminist and political conception including findings within the lifestyles sciences to get well the class of the human for politics. tough the assumption of human exceptionalism in addition to different theories of subjectivity that relaxation on a contrast among biology and tradition, Frost proposes that people are biocultural creatures who relatively actually are cultured in the fabric, social, and symbolic worlds they inhabit. via discussions approximately carbon, the services of mobile membranes, the job of genes and proteins, the paintings of oxygen, and the passage of time, Frost recasts questions about the character of topic, id, and embodiment. In doing so, she elucidates the imbrication of the organic and cultural in the corporeal self. In remapping the relation of people to their habitats and arriving on the concept that people are biocultural creatures, Frost presents new theoretical assets for responding to political and environmental crises and for puzzling over the way to rework the methods we are living.
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So, because heavy carbon is created at a fairly constant rate in earth’s atmosphere and because living organisms have a fairly constant ratio of heavy to normal carbon in them, we can measure the age of a dead organism by how much its heavy to normal carbon ratio differs from that of a living organism (Atkins and Jones 2010: 719). The last part of my outline of an atom concerns electrons. The next section will elaborate particular features of electrons and their interactions with one another in more detail.
Electrons in Particular Electrons, which have a negative charge, are held close to the nucleus of an atom by the attraction exercised by the positively charged protons housed there. 5 The reason they do not collapse into the positively charged nucleus concerns the fact that electrons are waves of negatively charged energy. Since electrons repel one another with their negative charges, they together prevent one another from getting close to the positively charged nucleus to which they are attracted.
But even today, this sort of alchemy is close to impossible — or at least the attempt is not casually recommended. It is close to impossible in part because of the prohibitively enormous amounts of energy required to shove just one additional proton (let alone a whole slew of them) into a nucleus. It is also better not done because the reactions precipitated inside the (tense) nucleus by such an addition are incredibly energetically powerful, difficult to contain, and oftentimes explosively dangerous.