- Twelve Angry Men, and the unreliability of eyewitness testimony
- On Adam Smith, Natural Rights, and the Theory of Moral Sentiments
- Diazepam: A Literature Review of the Primitive Benzodiazepine
- Are Humans Naturally Violent
- The Graduation of Eliyahu N Kassorla
- Human Sexual Dimorphism in Biology, Neurology, Morphology, Development, and Behavior
- Reflections - synthesizing research with class topics
- Fall 2012 Grades
- On Adam Smith, the Inevitability of the Market Economy, and the Wealth of Nations
- Summer Grades - That Much Closer to That Second Bachelors!
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The assignment: research a drug and describe the history, chemistry, indications, treatment effects, side effects. An emphasis on comparing the drug to other indicated drugs was also assigned.
Eliyahu N. Kassorla
Organic Chemistry I – Laboratory
Diazepam: A Literature Review of the Primitive Benzodiazepine
Diazepam is a benzodiazepine, a class of drugs that has anxiolytic, sedative, antispasmodic, and anticonvulsant properties. Benzodiazepines superseded the class of drugs called the barbiturates, as well as the carbamates, since their safety is greater and therapeutic range is wider. While there are side effects to the benzodiazepines, the risks are often weighed against their clinical efficacy in treatment and management of indicated disorders.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
|Subject||Course||Course Title||Campus||Final Grade||Attempted||Earned|
|BIO||2710||Human Anatomy and Physiology 2||Boston, Main||A-|
|BIO||2711||Laboratory for Human Anatomy and Physiology 2||Boston, Main||A-|
|BIO||2810||Human Anatomy and Physiology 3||Boston, Main||A|
|BIO||2811||Laboratory for Human Anatomy and Physiology 3||Boston, Main||B+|
|Attempted||Earned||GPA Hours||Quality Points||GPA|
Friday, July 6, 2012
Another Installment of "Blast From The Past". This paper comes from April, 2008.
Eliyahu N. Kassorla
Human Nature and the Social Order II
Rational Basis for Morality
וַיְדַבֵּר אֱלֹהִים, אֵת
כָּל-הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה לֵאמֹר“…
“And God spoke all these words, saying…” That is how we all remember reading about how the Ten Commandments were given. The divine revelation, with all of the Israelites circled around Mount Sinai, and the basis for Judeo-Christian morality, spoken by God himself as a rule of law, an idealistic vision of how we should behave. Then the Israelites made a golden calf to worship, and smiting ensued. The central question is whether our morality comes from divine law or whether humans do these anyways.
“Thou shalt not commit homicide,” reads the sixth commandment. It is a very specific statement against intentional, premeditated, cold-blooded, savage killing. Is it the reason that we do not kill and murder? Frankly, early civilizations with complex religious structures had similar judicial codes forbidding the same practices that many of the Ten Commandments also prohibit. So the Judeo-Christian view that morality comes from the revelation is untenable. Further, considering that the Old Testament contains a total of six hundred and thirteen laws, and people are not overly concerned with Jubilee years or the prohibition against harvesting the corners of their fields, the fact that a law comes from on high is coincidental at best.