Latest Analogy Stories

2012-06-21 23:01:33

In response to high demand, the Boston-based test preparation website launches a free question bank packed with 200 analogy practice questions geared to students applying to graduate programs. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 Earlier today, PracticeQuiz.com released a new question bank containing 200 analogy practice questions, each featuring detailed explanations including definitions and rationale. "We are extremely delighted to announce this particular practice quiz. For the past...

2009-09-21 15:09:01

Profound discoveries and insights on the frontiers of science do not burst out of thin air but often arise from incremental processes of weaving together analogies, images, and simulations in a constrained fashion. In cutting-edge science, problems are often ill-defined and experimental data are limited. To develop an understanding of the system under investigation, scientists build real-world models and make predictions with them. The models are tentative at first, but over time they are...

2008-08-09 03:00:25

By Rule, Audrey C Welch, Genne Abstract. These science activities for elementary students focus on the external structures and functions of the human eye with hands- on object box activities based on the Montessori theory (1966) of concrete learning through manipulation of objects and focus of attention through touch. Object boxes are sets of items and corresponding cards housed in a box. Two types of object boxes are highlighted: (a) form and function analogy object boxes that describe the...

2008-04-23 06:00:23

By Little, Joseph This article examines the role of the liquid drop analogy in George Gamow's theory of nuclear structure and his subsequent derivation of nuclear energy. It argues that the correspondences constituting the analogy served distinct but cooperative ends, requiring Gamow to posit a relatively simple nuclear geometry that set him apart from his contemporaries, mostly shell theorists, and led to his successful derivation of nuclear energy in the fall of 1928. Analogy has long...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.