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- The quality of
envisioning, explaining and imagining how an organism, species, or entire
community is coexistent with its surroundings, dependent on the available
energy and nutrients it derives and replenishes from the living and
nonliving conditions of existence.
- The biotic community
as referred to by European researchers. It is derived from Karl Mobius'
study of order, structure and function of the oyster reef as it relates
to the abiotic habitat
of a river mouth and the biotic
associations of plants, plankton, benthic communities and fisheries
in an estuary.
- Literally, from
the Latin word "cults", to be part of a cult; meaning the ritual
knowledge of the natural world derived from observation, sympathetic
magic, and practice and esoteric methods of behavior with the purpose
of instilling order, respect, duty and meaning to the lives of those
who follow the teachings of the cult. For
more see culture.
- Literally from
the Greek word "aides", idol; hence idolatry. Also meaning to
foster an image; also referring to the study of ideas, the imaginative
use of language to declare a related set of beliefs: particularly with
respect to a political, social, or economic set of beliefs ideology
means to tie together the images of symbols and the meanings of political
philosophy into a coherent and defensible set of related ideas; a political
faith based on particular socio-economic values.
utilitarianism, or socialism, or fascism, or dualism,
or ecumenism, or communism, or totalitarianism,
or reductionism, or populism are all varieties of beliefs
that shape what people believe about the world and how they interpret
experiences. See further at Culture
and ideology site.
- Also from the
Greek word "praxis", which referred to the actual experience
of doing particular activities with an aim of perfecting an understanding
of materials, techniques, and limitations inherent in the skills of
the learner, the context of the medium in which the learner is working
and in the power of the substances being used.
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