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human activity


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n human activity something that people do or cause to happen
    • ***


  • Bertrand Russell
    “All human activity is prompted by desire.”
  • Hannah Arendt
    “We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance.”
  • Edward De Bono
    Edward De Bono
    “Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.”
  • Lionel Trilling
    “Literature is the human activity that make the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty.”
  • Alan Brien
    Alan Brien
    “I have done almost every human activity inside a taxi which does not require main drainage.”
  • Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza
    “The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.”


In literature:

But, Jones asked himself, what are the fundamental principles of human activity?
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
It has arisen under the pressure of human wants and resulting activities.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
At the origin of each of these three branches of human activity we find an acquired idea.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
There is an intense activity of humanity.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
How utterly remote from anything that human beings understood lay the sources of their elusive activities.
"Lords of the Housetops" by Various
His was a life of strenuous human activity, physical and mental.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
Why do you not recognize the desirability of forcing your people into every avenue of human activity?
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
They show very few signs of life and humanity of a Sunday or a holiday, but are active enough at other times.
"Dickens' London" by Francis Miltoun
At the same time his mind was ever active in devising new schemes for the welfare of humanity.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
In fact, progress must be sought for in all phases of human activity.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Truly we are not sufficient of ourselves and have nothing to boast of so far as human activity is considered.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
The mental activity of the human being is the expression of the physiologic composition of its organs.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
The Education of the State must rise to a preparation for the unfettered activity of self-conscious Humanity.
"Pedagogics as a System" by Karl Rosenkranz
Those phases of our human activities that are standing still are dying.
"Twenty-Five Years in the Black Belt" by William James Edwards
The two lads represent two distinct varieties of human life, the active and the intellectual.
"The Intellectual Life" by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
We were sitting high on the side of a hill overlooking the valley that teemed with human activity, invisible beneath its blanket of foliage.
"Armageddon--2419 A.D." by Philip Francis Nowlan
The influence of the scientific spirit is now rapidly spreading in every field of human activity.
"Elizabethan England" by William Harrison
He knew he was beyond the general limits of human activity.
"The Genius" by Con Pederson
It is a beautiful and great thing to be able to help so many human beings to a cheerful and active existence.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
And love is the source of human activity.
"The Perfume of Eros: A Fifth Avenue Incident" by Edgar Saltus

In news:

The invasion of the Cuban treefrog is a case study in what happens when an interloper that is a prolific breeder enters a new environment through human commercial activity.
Scientists working at Boston's Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with the funding help of hometown hero and Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler, are working on a special, almost magical gel that replicates the activity of a human vocal cord .
"The goal of this plan is not to reduce bobcat populations anywhere in the state, since bobcats cause few conflicts with human interests or activities," the management plan states.
There has been increased mosquito- borne disease activity and The risk of transmission to humans has increased.
Disturbed by human noise and activity from their routines of gathering food and caring for their young, their eyes, their postures often ask the same question: What are you doing here.
How do we know Human Activities have caused Global Warming.
The Ladies in White were part of a crackdown on activism for International Human Rights Day this week.
Though the event was put on to entertain dogs while raising money for the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, fun activities for the dog owners were available the entire day.
Participants from all over the country are excavating a Caddo Indian site that has traces of human activity from up to 4000 years ago.
Sexual activity is the sole reason for the existence of humanity and so, these kinds of a sexual enhancement drug can be of high demand.
The Human Rights Campaign is condemning Chick-fil-A for continuing to actively raise money for anti-LGBT organizations like the Marriage and Family Foundation.
Rick Perry was more than happy to embrace the anti-science title in Wednesday's GOP debate, repeating the claim that the "science isn't settled" on the question of whether human activity is causing the planet to heat up.
Recent work showed that at least 80 percent of the human genetic code, or genome, is active.
Nesbitt was an amateur student of strange human activities.
When the human body does not stay active is assumes something is wrong.

In science:

Overconfidence in human activity is prolific; research shows that in relatively complex problems, humans are consistently overconfident.
Exploring Human Factors in Spreadsheet Development
Context and Consciousness: Activity Theory and Human Computer Interaction. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press.
Exploring Peer Review in the Computer Science Classroom
The positive feedback is partially due to imitation and herding among humans, who are actively trading the asset.
The Financial Bubble Experiment: advanced diagnostics and forecasts of bubble terminations
It is based on the use of an active robot user - a simulated model of a human user.
Learning an Interactive Segmentation System
Context and Consciousness: Activity Theory and Human-Computer Interaction.
Evaluating Accessible Synchronous CMC Applications
There has been a controversy as to whether or not the non-pathological flat foot and high-arched foot have an effect on human walking activities.
Natural gaits of the non-pathological flat foot and high-arched foot
Foot arches are the result of the successive evolution of basic human activities such as walking [1–3].
Natural gaits of the non-pathological flat foot and high-arched foot
Several strategies have been proposed to determine which testing data about which active learning will query the “human annotator.” Most of these prescriptions attempt to select data whose label, if known, would maximally help the classifier.
Active Learning to Overcome Sample Selection Bias: Application to Photometric Variable Star Classification
Studies in humans suggest that physical activity may reduce the risk of cognitive impairment (Weuve et al., 2004).
The physical condition from the perspective of complexity: Application of a physical activity program for Alzheimer's disease
Nowadays new possibilities for quantitative studying of human activity processes appear.
Editorial process in scientific journals: analysis and modeling
In other words, the probability distribution functions of human activity processes are close to power law only when the queue of tasks is not exhausted .
Editorial process in scientific journals: analysis and modeling
This class of human activity can be described by the so-called “task-driven” models .
Editorial process in scientific journals: analysis and modeling
Of course, it is also interesting to simulate exactly the work with peer-reviewing but the way of natural human activity simulation is the sub ject of the discussions yet .
Editorial process in scientific journals: analysis and modeling
But these natural human activity patterns could be also affected by different situations or rules.
Editorial process in scientific journals: analysis and modeling
Considering all the presented data, the most probable logical conclusion was that these spherical particles are due to the human industrial activity.
Observation of False Spherical Micrometeorites