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Tong AP World Niino

EMERGENCE Definition: the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions Significance: Simple ideas that made changes in the world emerged from actions that happened in everyday life
INTEGRATION Definition: the act of combining parts to make a unified whole Significance: Communities around the world have been integrated for centuries. Integration caused a boost in the economy through communication, transportation, and trade between nations.
PARADOX Definition: an apparently true statement or group of statements that leads to a contradiction Significance: They are important in discovering unstated assumptions in thoughts of poeple in the past. Paradoxes have no universally accepted resolutions.
THEORY Definition: A system of ideas intended to explain something based on general principle significance: theories have led to great achievements. Without them, scientific experiments wouldn't have existed because there wouldn't be anything to try to prove
EVOLUTION Definition: change over time in inherited traits found in populations of organisms Significance: Evolution is the only theory connecting the similarities and differences of all the species on Earth and is supported by evidence found around the world.
REGIME Definition: a mode or system of rule or government Significance: They are crucial to function in international relations, so they can influence world politics and moniter activity in other countries. They also serve as a root for international laws.
COMPLEXITY Definition: characterize something with many parts in intricate arrangement Significance: supplies attention mostly in the natural sciences but also in the sciences dealing with human interaction
Ice Age definition: is a geological period of long-term decrease in temperature of the Earth's surface and atmosphere, resulting in the expansion of continental ice sheets, polar ice sheets and glaciers. significance: hunters become farmers after the Ice Age
GOLDILOCKS PRINCIPLE definition: something must fall within certain margins, as opposed to reaching extremes. significance: Some people think that this is the reason for why the Earth is able to function the way it is
Gaia definition: Greek goddess personifying the Earth, the Greek version of "Mother Nature," or the Earth Mother. significance: They believed that the earth was like a living organism and instead of thinking they owned the earth they thought they were using
AGRARIAN REVOLUTION definition: people made a transition from hunting to true farming by domesticating plants and animals near their continual villages Significance: shortage possibility decreased worldwide
ENTROPY definition: thermodynamic quantity in a system's thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work, also a degree of disorder in a system. Significance:there is no less than making sense of how the Universe is organized or started