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The Debate - The Debate Memory can be so fickle. Like some great book that is slowly loosing its pages, you begin with an entire novel full of details and descriptions and, if you're not careful, you end up with nothing more than the cover and the brief synopsis on the back page. My novel on the subject of the end of summer school debate has lost its share of pages but the back-cover synopsis, the essence of the entire experience, is still with me. “We are about to begin our annual debating tournament,” the instructor beamed with an enthusiasm that let each of us know how happy he was that we had made it this far....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1536 words
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The Abortion Debate - ... 184) The next pro-Life contention is that abortion can set a dangerous precedent. Anything that can lead to such disrespect toward human life is morally wrong. If we decide that certain human lives can be terminated, do we then start killing people with terminal illnesses, mental illness or other disabilities. A pro-life advocate would ask: How does abortion psychologically affect the woman. They believe a woman carrying a child in her body represents the closest bond two humans could have. Terminating the child from that equation will have a psychological impact on the woman....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Debate of Homosexuality - ... Christian’s goals are to rid one of homosexuality entirely. This, means stopping homosexual thoughts and actions. The National Organization for Marriage have plenty that motivates them such as: a child should not be parented with same-sex parents and marriage should only be for heterosexual people. Republicans are motivated by protecting the future for our children. This means providing them with a two-parent household because this is the best environment for stability, discipline, responsibility, and character....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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The Abortion Debate - ... When an abortion is performed for a non-medical reason simply at the request of the mother, it is then called a voluntary or elective abortion. Medically speaking, a miscarriage is known as a spontaneous abortion. It is an unintentional exertion of the baby from the mother’s body before the 22nd week. In some cases, a spontaneous abortion, or a miscarriage, can occur before the doctors have a chance to detect an embryo. About half of the pregnancy losses are due to abnormalities in the chromosomes....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Euthanasia Debate - ... A person has the right to die, unfortunately terminally ill patients sometimes do not have the means to terminate his or her life and end the suffering. The supreme court ruled in 1997 that Americans do not get a constitutional “right to die”, thus leaving a patient that is terminally ill, a victim to the states. Laying on their death beds in agonizing pain and after months and months of suffering trying to combat a disease, they are not allowed the right to die peacefully even though it could be available to them and it would be exercising their own free will....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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The Mytilene Debate and Athenian Debate - The book written by Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, contains two controversial debates between distinguished speakers of Athens. The two corresponding sides produce convincing arguments which can be taken as if produced as an honest opinion or out of self-interest. The two debates must be analyzed separately in order to conclude which one and which side was speaking out of honest opinion or self-interest, as well as which speakers are similar to each other in their approach to the situation....   [tags: Personal Essays] 1590 words
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Presidential Debate - Presidential Debate Another four years another presidential debate. Before I go on to the current debates let me state a few facts about past ones. The Lincoln and Douglas debate was in important because it started Lincoln presidential career. The Debates lasted from August 21 -- October 15. There where seven of them, with two days to two weeks in between. Each debate lasted three hours; first candidate spoke for one hour; the second for one and a half hours; the first replying for a half hour....   [tags: Papers] 575 words
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The Censorship Debate - The Censorship Debate Do words such as nigger, bitch, or ass offend you. The answer may seem clear cut, but our nation has been struggling with the issue of censorship almost since its conception. To many, the aforementioned words are a part of their everyday vocabulary; to others, they are vulgar and unacceptable. The issue of censorship is much more than just words. There have been huge controversies over the negative ideas and graphic nature of literature, music, and television....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 781 words
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The Ebonics Debate - The Ebonics Debate Oakland, Calif., school officials took action last week to end the national war of words waged over the district's resolution on "ebonics" by revising the resolution at the heart of the controversy. But the ebonics debate in Oakland and beyond is likely to continue, observers said. After hours of internal wrangling, the district's seven-member school board voted unanimously to adopt the revised wording at a special board meeting on Jan. 15. Members of a district task force created to recommend ways to improve education for Oakland's African-American students wrote the original resolution that the board adopted unanimously on Dec....   [tags: Papers] 562 words
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The Debate on Cloning - The Debate on Cloning The debate on Cloning all began in 1997 with the birth announcement of a sheep named Dolly. Dolly was the first mammal to be cloned from an individual cell. Since then, the debate over human cloning has dominated the bioethics community and almost all industrialized nations have banned human cloning in one form or another. The European parliament pushed through a resolution on cloning. The preamble states: The cloning of human beings… cannot under any circumstances be justified by society, because it is a serious violation of fundamental human rights and is contrary to the principle of equality of human beings as it promotes a eugenic and racist selection of the human race, it offends against human dignity and it requires experimentation on humans… Each individual has a right to his or her own genetic identity and that human cloning is and must continue to be prohibited (Harris, 360)....   [tags: Papers] 678 words
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Presidential Debate - Presidential Debate Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush are running for the Presidency. The two candidates are in Presidential Debate to allow the voters to get an understanding of where they each stand on certain positions and policies. Bush and Gore have some similarities and differences on certain positions and policies discussed in the Presidential Debates. Education is an issue discussed in the Presidential Debate. Bush and Gore both agree that there is nothing more precious than educating a child....   [tags: Papers] 819 words
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The Cannabis Debate - The Cannabis Debate The Federal Government of the United States doesn't condone the use of marijuana and any schedule I drugs at the present time, which is any substance that has no current medical use and is a mind altering drug. Under new circumstances in California and Arizona, there is a temporary Bill that has been passed legalizing the schedule I drug for medical use, known as Act 215: Medical use limited to cancer patients and individuals with the disease glaucoma. Individuals that are of consequence are punishable by law and the severity level of punishment is increased from using, to growing, and intent to distribute....   [tags: Weed Marijuana Legalization Medical Essays]
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The Abortion Debate - The Abortion Debate Works Cited Missing One subject in society that is greatly debated is abortion. The debates are basically divided into 'Pro-Life' and 'Pro-Choice'. Pro-life supporters want abortion to be illegal and not performed anywhere. Pro-choice supporters want the choice to be up to the woman and no one else. There is no ethical way to decide between the two subjects and it's all based on what the person's moral values.      Abortion is the termination of an unwanted pregnancy by loss of or destruction of an egg, embryo or fetus before birth....   [tags: Ethics Abortion Abortions Essays] 1066 words
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The Dam Debate - The Dam Debate In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, John Muir, a naturalist, and Marsden Manson, an engineer for the city of San Francisco, engaged in a heated debate over the construction of a dam in Hetchy Hetchy Valley. Muir wanted to preserve nature for the future, so he objected to the dam because he felt it would destroy the beauty of the area. On the other hand, Manson believed building a dam would provide water and electricity to the thousands of people who lived in the city of San Francisco, and this would preserve the well being of the human race for the future....   [tags: Environmental John Muir Ecology Essays]
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The Cannabis Debate - The Cannabis Debate The cannabis debate has never been a straightforward one. At the beginning of the 21st century, perceptions and preconceptions about cannabis and its uses have never been more blurred. Some see cannabis as a menace to society whilst others see it as a useful source of fibre, food and medicine. Doctors and scientists spend millions investigating its medicinal value yet for every positive piece of research, there is a negative. (Brownlee, 2003) Cannabis is very widely grown and available, and is usually smoked with or without tobacco....   [tags: Papers] 3981 words
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The Cloning Debate - The Cloning Debate Cloning is a subject that has been argued for years and even more since the cloning of a sheep. In 1997 when Dr. Ian Wilmot cloned the first adult sheep, people started to realize that cloning was no longer just something that might happen in the future but something that was very real and something that was happening right now in the present....   [tags: Papers] 1068 words
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The Abortion Debate - The Abortion Debate There are few issues that can cause as many heated and sometimes, irrational, debates than that of abortion. The issue strikes at the very heart of an individual's religious and philosophical beliefs. Does a woman have the right to terminate a pregnancy. Is it moral to do so in any circumstance. Is a fetus a living human being. The debate has raged for nearly thirty years and there does not seem to be any end to the controversy that often results in violence. Irrational individuals who have committed murder want to make their beliefs heard and followed....   [tags: Papers] 1024 words
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Philosophical Debate - The philosophical debate begins as Socrates states that a true philosopher “has reason to be of good cheer when he is about to die”, although suicide is not acceptable. Cebes is confused by what seems to be a contradiction because for those who would consider death a blessing, cannot take their own lives, but must wait for their lives to be taken from them. Socrates explains that the “gods are our guardians, and that we are a possession of theirs”, and so have no right to harm ourselves. True philosophers spend their entire lives preparing for death and dying, so it would be inappropriate if they were to be sad when the moment of death finally arrived....   [tags: essays research papers] 1218 words
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The Debate of Abortion - The Debate of Abortion After more than a quarter-century of frenzied debate and denunciation (which began well before Roe v. Wade), one might think not. But there is at least one viewpoint that polls indicate is widely held but that is hardly ever heard amid the screams of 'Murderer!' and 'Keep your rosaries off my ovaries!' It deserves a full and reasoned exposition, however; it might even shed some light on the controversies about the confirmation of Dr. Henry Foster as Surgeon General and about harassment of abortion clinics....   [tags: Pro Life Pro Choice Pregnancy Rights Essays] 957 words
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Debate on Napster - Debate on Napster The Napster software, which launched in 1999, allows people to share digital music files (MP3) between each other. This Internet program has sparked a historical debate about copyright law and the Internet. Copyright owners strongly believe that “sharing” these files via Napster is “stealing”(TIME). Downloading music against the wishes of an artist or producer is breaking the law. Some believe that it is not stealing or illegal. They are just making a copy of someone’s song....   [tags: Papers] 816 words
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The Abortion Debate - The Abortion Debate Many have pondered upon the meaning of abortion. The argument being that every child born should be wanted, and others who believe that every child conceived should be born (Sass vii). This has been a controversial topic for years. Many people want to be able to decide the destiny of others. Everyone in the United States is covered under the United States constitution, and under the 14th Amendment women have been given the choice of abortion. In 1973, Harry A....   [tags: Papers] 1288 words
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The Abortion Debate - The Abortion Debate There are all kinds of people in the world, and we all have different opinions. In this report I am discussing abortion. You will read about the pros and cons of this subject. Some people think that abortion is wrong; they think that abortion is the killing of innocent children. Other people believe that the unborn child is not actually a human until it takes its first breath of air. Many people think that having an abortion is in a way, murder. Many of the people that oppose abortion are in the minority....   [tags: Papers] 694 words
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The Debate on Abortion - The Debate on Abortion Part A Abortion is the premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb. You need to perform an operation to perform this. Abortion is now legal if two doctors agree on either of the following: · That continuing the pregnancy means that there is a risk to the woman's health. Or that of her existing children greater than if the pregnancy was terminated, allowing up to 24 weeks of pregnancy · Or that continuing the pregnancy would involve severe damage to the woman's mental or physical health greater than if the pregnancy was terminated....   [tags: Papers] 1317 words
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Debate On Drugs - The debate over drugs continues to disturb the American public. Many Americans take at face value the assumptions that drugs cause addiction, which leads to crime, and that addiction is an illness. Yet abundant evidence exits to support the view that legalizing illegal drugs can help solve the drug problem in America. Hi, my name is Evan Dana. Today I am going to discuss why legalizing illegal drugs can help this appalling problem that we face today in U.S. society. Let's begin by accepting a fact: drugs are everywhere in America....   [tags: essays research papers] 533 words
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Pardon Debate - Pardon Debate Does money increase power over the rest of the nation. President Clinton’s last minute pardons before leaving the White House has left a lingering shadow over his two year Presidency. To understand this controversy, we would need to discuss the Mar Rich pardon, the Glenn Braswell pardon, and the negative impact that these had on the former President and former first lady. The article “A President and a pardon, a price?” written by Mark Mezzetti and Gary Cohen, stated that Marc Rich fled from the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 588 words
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The Euthanasia Debate - The Euthanasia Debate Euthanasia is the deliberate killing of a person for the benefit of that person. In most cases euthanasia is carried out because the person who dies asks for it, but there are some cases called euthanasia where a person can't make such a request. A person who undergoes euthanasia is terminally ill, but there are other situations in which some people want euthanasia. There are many meanings and ideas to many people about the value of human existence, but the question lies before each and every one of us- do human beings have the right to decide the issues of life and death for ourselves....   [tags: Papers] 534 words
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The Abortion Debate - The Abortion Debate This is a difficult question because the topic of abortion has a lot of people involved for different reasons. E.g. doctors dealing with the medical issues, MP’s dealing with the legal issues etc. People have different views on this subject and so it depends who you are asking. People who have had an abortion think that it was the best thing to do because of their individual situations and experiences and would disagree. However others would agree, because of their religious beliefs or opinions on when life begins....   [tags: Papers] 505 words
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The Cloning Debate - The Cloning Debate        The first attempt in cloning was conducted in 1952 on a group of frogs. The experiment was a partial success.  The frog cells were cloned into other living frogs however, only one in every thousand developed normally , all of which were sterile. The rest of the frogs that survived grew to abnormally large sizes.   In 1993, scientist and director of the in vitro lab at George Washington University, Jerry Hall and associate Robert Stillman, reported the first ever successful cloning of human embryos.  It was the discovery of in- vitro fertilization in the 1940’s that began the pursuit to ease the suffering of infertile couples.  After years of research, scientists learned that "in a typical in-vitro procedure, doctors will insert three to five embryos in hopes that, at most, one or two will implant" (Elmer-Dewitt 38).  And that "a woman with only one embryo has about a 10% to 20% chance of getting pregnant through in-vitro fertilization.  If that embryo could be cloned and turned into three or four, thechances of a successful pregnancy would increase significantly"(Elmer- Dewitt 38)....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 782 words
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The Cloning Debate - The Cloning Debate Not so far in the future, a young boy of the age of six, dying a heart-wrenching death, will only be able survive with a bone marrow transplant.  His parents will have searched near and far for a match, but none will come to their aid.  The only possible way that they can produce a perfect match for their son's bone marrow is to clone their son.  Unfortunately, at this time this topic is still being discussed and debated upon with the government.  Their only child that has been their treasure for six years might die.  A clone of their son becomes their apple of aspiration to keep the treasure from being buried....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Euthanasia Debate - The Euthanasia Debate        Qualifying euthanasia by calling it active or passive, direct or indirect, voluntary, non-voluntary, involuntary, or assisted suicide only confuses the picture. Euthanasia is when the doctor kills the patient. This simplification is made at the outset as an assist to the reader in more easily understanding the essential meaning without getting lost in hair-splitting verbiage. This approach does not compromise any of the excellent sources documenting this essay.   The original or first broad euthanasia program was for the purpose of "purifying" the German race under Hitler....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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The Pornography Debate - The Pornography Debate Pornography has been the topic of discussion in the court systems for years. Many would like to see legislation against it and software to filter it. The problem is it's not that easy and making laws against it would pose a problem against the first amendment. There have many issues brought up on the grounds that it is demoralizing to women and is filth for the eyes of children. But, is pornography really that harmful. There are many reasons why the government is having trouble putting restrictions on pornography....   [tags: Pornography]
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The Roommate Debate - The Roommate Debate College is a life altering experience. It is a place where you leave anything and everything you have ever known, to come to a place where nothing is familiar. The summer before your freshman year of college can be a nerve racking experience. You anxiously wait for the day when the mailman will bring you that envelope that holds your fate. Enclosed in this envelope is the name of your roommate. Your roommate can have the biggest influence on your freshmen year. They can turn into your best friend or your worst enemy....   [tags: Personal Narrative College Essays]
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Chagnon Debate - Chagnon Debate In Patrick Tierney’s article “The Fierce Anthropologist,” he discussed the faults that are, or may be, present in Napoleon Chagnon’s anthropological research of the Yanamamo, or “The Fierce People,” as Chagnon has referred to them in his best-selling book on the people. Due to Chagnon’s unparalleled body of work in terms of quantity and, as many argue, quality, Marvin Harris draws heavily on his research to support his point, which is that the origin of war is ecological and reproductive pressure....   [tags: essays papers] 1051 words
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Authorship debate - William Shakespeare’s works being just that is a notion most accept; however, there has been a lot of evidence and arguments by historians, who opt to challenge this notion, arguing that Shakespeare was the pen name of Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford had to conceal his authorship for social and political reasons. After careful examination of historian’s evidence this theory doesn’t measure up and it was indeed Shakespeare, who was the genuine author. The world has come to accept that William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, during the year of 1564....   [tags: essays research papers] 1603 words
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Drug Debate - Drugs Debate "Junk yields a basic formula of "evil" virus: *The Algebra of Need*. The face of "evil" is always the face of total need. A dope fiend is a man in total need of dope. Beyond a certain frequency need knows absolutely no limit or control. In the words of total need: "*Wouldn't you*?" Yes you would. You would lie, cheat, inform on your friends, steal, do *anything* to satisfy total need. Because you would be in a state of total sickness, total possession, and not in a position to act in any other way....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Abortion Debate - The Abortion Debate Abortion is one of the most controversial and important subjects of this generation. Did you know that 1 in 4 pregnancy's are aborted and that 1 in 6 women have had an abortion. When abortion was legalized in 1973, approximately 1,500,000 babies were aborted each year. Whether to go through with abortion or not can be a very agonising decision for a women. It's not something she can automatically decide. She has to weigh out her options. There could be many horrific reasons as to why she chooses not to keep the baby....   [tags: Papers] 769 words
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Pornography Debate - Pornography Debate Suppose one accepts MacKinnon and Dworkin's suggested statutory definition of pornography. How does one who generally accepts MacKinnon and Dworkin's views on the pervasively harmful effect of pornography, and who accepts a need for legal redress of the harms perpetrated by pornography, deal with pornographic material. The ordinance proposed by MacKinnon and Dworkin would deal with such material by enacting legislation which gives people adversely affected by the works, which clearly fit their definition of pornography, a cause of action against the producers, vendors, exhibitors or distributors for "trafficking", or for an assault "directly caused by the specific work....   [tags: Papers] 3712 words
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The Napster Debate - The Napster Debate The Napster software (http://www.napster.com), established in May of 1999, allows Internet users to share and download MP3 files directly from any computer connected to the Napster network. The software downloads a client program from the Napster site and then connects to the network through the software. This allows sharing (uploading and downloading) of MP3 files between all users connected to the network. Napster also allows users to speak to one another by ways of instant messages, chat rooms, and Hot List user bookmarks....   [tags: Papers] 1099 words
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The Great Debate - The Great Debate Introduction: I'd like to know why, the other day, I had this random thought: "I'm a bit hungry. I'd like to eat a carrot. " Two theories would explain this seemingly unimportant thought as follows: Behavioural - As a child, you received positive verbal reinforcement for eating a carrot, and still expect such positive factors to happen if you continue such behaviour. Psychoanalysis - You are trying to suppress your hidden cravings for violence and sex by sublimating your energy into random thoughts, although some unconscious "id" needs are being shown - after all, a carrot is a phallic symbol....   [tags: Papers] 1721 words
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The Abortion Debate - The Abortion Debate According to Dean Stretton, “The most plausible pro-life argument claims that abortion is seriously wrong because it deprives the foetus of something valuable. This paper examines two recent versions of this argument. Don Marquis’s version takes the valuable thing to be a ‘future like ours’, a future containing valuable experiences and activities....   [tags: Papers] 888 words
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Preparing and Facilitating A Successful Debate - ... Each member of the case study group displayed these personality traits and the group was able to attain cohesion and synergy. The team was able to prepare well for the debate therefore group effectiveness was achieved. As well as group personality composition, group norms are also positively linked with group effectiveness and support the theory that group processes and preparation are key factors for success in a debate as norms are created to reduce awkwardness and increase success. Group norms are defined as ‘standards of customary behavior and can be translated as rules’ (Flynn & Chatman 2003; Mannix & Jehn 2004; Hogg & Reid 2006 cited in Eunson 2008: 681)....   [tags: Public Speaking]
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Rhetoric in the American Immigration Debate - ... The writing and organizational style of Enrique’s Journey walks a thin line between ethnography and creative non-fiction, a choice that deliberately increases the emotional and imaginative appeal. Even with the imaginative aspects of the story, Enrique’s Journey is an impassioned but critical appeal against poverty in the American hemisphere, of which undocumented migration is merely one symptom. Enrique’s mother-in-law, Eva, succinctly summarizes, “What would it take to keep people from leaving....   [tags: Analysis, Logic, Credibility, Emotions] 1655 words
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The Republic of Plato: The Debate - Thrasymachus, Polemarchus, Cleitophon, and Socrates’ heated debate over the nature of justice in Book 1 of The Republic of Plato comes to an intriguing point of argument wherein both parties go back and forth over justice being the “advantage of the stronger”(15). It is clear that Socrates presents a more sound and logical counterargument as he calls upon the duties and abilities of professionals in their fields and how they benefit not only themselves but humanity at large as well. His skill in argument serves him well and the clear victor in the debate as the textual evidence is easily observable both in Plato’s presentation of the squabble and in Thrasymachus’ responses....   [tags: Greek Literature] 1393 words
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The Debate Over Abortion - ... In the case of the sick violinist, the kidnapped person is not morally obligated to make sacrifices and save the life of the violinist. Since the violinist has no right to use another person’s body, it would not be considered murder or a violation of the violinist’s rights if the kidnapped person was to refuse and “pull the plug.” On the other hand, John Noonan criticizes analogical arguments such as that of Thomson’s example of the sick violinist. Noonan claims that there is a weak relation between the hypothetical situation and the real situation to the point that it creates a misrepresentation to the real issue (4, Noonan, CC p.133)....   [tags: Informative Essay] 2054 words
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The Death Penalty Debate - ... However, after it was learned in 2000 that some death row inmates were put to death, even though they were innocent. His stance on this issue put him in the center of a very heated debate on capital punishment(Leon, 2011). In 1972, the Supreme Court declared that under the existing laws "the imposition and carrying out of the death penalty constitutes cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments."(Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S.238). The ACLU made their opinion on this topic very well known by stating....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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The Great Health Care Debate - The health care debate currently roiling through our legislature and news media hits close to home for every American. We are all human and thus share basic health needs. I decided to interview my father to learn more about this debate as he has a rather unique perspective on the matter. My father is sixty two years old; an American citizen for the past twenty years and a legal resident for over thirty. He hails from Colombia and still has many family members there and visits two or more times per year....   [tags: Health Care] 1761 words
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Nigerian 2011 Presidential Debate - ++ There's superabundance of enthusiasm amid the electorates over the 2011 presidential debate. Majority of voters are set for a showdown not to vote for would-be presidential candidates who're God delusional and too hooked on the God factor. Godifying everything under the sun as if what put USA, Japan, Germany on top of the world is their worldly religiosity and closeness to God. The more officeholders and our political leaders call the name of God and mention religion in their official capacities, the more negative irritation the Nigerian voters get....   [tags: Politics] 945 words
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Debate Between Faith and Science - ... But the real question is should faith and science be separated. Many scientists believe it should be separated simply because they don’t believe in God and they have theories that prove just that. Jennifer Sexton and Laura Finley, from an Ebsco host article made an excellent point and stated, “Religious believers argue that the presumption of God's existence is based on reason, and that the proof of God's existence is in the unanswered questions about the universe, which remain unaddressed by science” (Sexton)....   [tags: Philosophy, God] 964 words
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Assessing the Free Trade Debate - ... The Canadian Debate Politically, the main proponents of the FTA were the Progressive Conservatives (PC), led by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. When running for the PC leadership, Mulroney was against free trade. He claimed it was like “sleeping next to an elephant... it’s terrific until the elephant twitches and if he rolls over, you are dead.” But as early as 1985, Mulroney considered the FTA a viable option, which fit well within his policy of finding “freer access to world markets for business.” He believed that strained relationship with the United States, which had developed under the previous Liberal government, was a “sure way to undermine Canadian economic development.” During the 1980s, there was considerable protectionism in the United States....   [tags: Economics] 1539 words
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The Women’s Rights Debate - ... Social conservatives’ hostility toward birth control and their opposition to access contraceptives through health care plans is an imminent threat to women’s rights. The birth control and reproductive rights tirades clearly display black women’s vulnerability and have awakened previously dormant feminist forces. Ms. Truth would be surprised to realize that American society still entitles white women to some privileges while depriving African-American women of the very same rights. Approximately 27.4% of African-Americans, contrasted with only 13% of Caucasians, live below the poverty line....   [tags: Women Empowerment] 1142 words
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Death Penalty Debate - Why is the death penalty still allowed throughout much of the U.S.. The process of prosecuting and convicting an individual is astronomical, and there is great debate as to whether the death penalty actually works as a deterrent. Retribution and biasness have contributed too many that have received this sentence, considering all this, life imprisonment is best for all, realistically, and most effective. The advantages of life imprisonment far more outweigh the death sentence.   Death Penalty America has always had a history of using the death penalty, but no subject has received greater debate....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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The Never-Ending Abortion Debate - The abortion debate is by far one of the most heated discussions in our culture today. In fact, it is so emotionally charged that we are quite often unable to clearly state or analyze any new facts. It is for this reason that the issue remains so divided after decades of discourse. The debate, at it's core, always ends with the decision of what to do about a fetus that is undesired. Oddly enough, the arguments for or against the removal of a fetus are not focused on the same things. The pro-choice side of the argument uses the comforts of society and the pregnant woman to make their argument, while the pro-life side is primarily only concerned with the fetus itself....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay] 836 words
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Debate Summary: The Causes of Depression - ... The chemical imbalance explanation this is the sole cause of depression. However, as France, Lysaker, and Robinson (2007) acknowledge chemical imbalances such as serotonin, monoamines (found in most antidepressants), and depletion of SSRI neurotransmitters contribute to depression, these imbalance are not the sole cause of depression. For example, the treatment for depression involves the use of antidepressants, which show the restoration of balance to these chemicals, but show little or no improvement in the symptoms of depression....   [tags: Mental Health]
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Buying vs Renting: The Debate - ... On the other hand, to modify a house there may be unforeseen complications such as permits or building restrictions. The permits that an owner may need depend on what type of work they are having done, and some of the permits require a General Contractor’s license according to the Minneapolis, MN permits guide (Minneapolis City Council, 1997-2011). Homeowners that have set aside money for remodeling can find themselves in financial trouble when the updates cost more than what was expected. Homeowners and contractors have been known to make mistakes on projects that cause the expense of updating to go beyond the amount set aside....   [tags: Finance]
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The Shakespeare Authorship Debate - ... Further proof comes from anecdotal evidence that the few signature's of the Bard that remain today only show a poor scrawl, hardly representative of a major literary figure. Furthermore Oxfordian's correctly point out that there are no manuscripts of Shakespeare's plays in his own writing whereas many of his counterparts left behind a legacy of notes and scrawls related to their work.” The only guaranteed items that have been verified as actual Shakespeare-related pieces are 6 signatures found on various official documents and his final will and testament....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]
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Political Debate of Slavery - ... In the election of 1844, Henry Clay (who was a Whig candidate) lost to President Harrison. Several Democratic presidents followed; such as, President John Tyler and James K. Polk. The solution to the population problems that the west was finding was solved by Henry Clay. The Compromise of 1850 admitted California as a free state. New Mexico and Utah had a doctrine established of popular sovereignty. Popular sovereignty allowed the states to choose whether or not to accept slaves or not. The boundary was settled in Texas....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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The Debate over Gay Parenting - ... In stark contrast to the commonly held beliefs and scientific studies of several decades ago, today the overwhelmingly popular norms, beliefs and debates are for gay parenting. Studies have consistently found that a parent’s sexual orientation has no adverse effects on their children. Besides finding no differences mentally or socially, researchers actually found kids of gay parents are more tolerant of differences and have the advantage of being open-minded (Pappas)The well-being of a child does not seem to be dependent on the gender or sexuality of the parents, instead it “is the quality of relationships within the families they have” (Tellingator)....   [tags: Homosexuality, Parenting]
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Presidential Debate Analysis - Differences between Mr. Obama’s Health care and tax cut policy and Mr. McCain’s policy: Mr. McCain Said that he would give the middle class a $5,000 refundable tax credit to buy health insurance. Mr. Obama Responded to it very strongly saying that McCain gives with one hand and takes with the other. Mr. Obama wants to cut tax for the middle class and the small business owners. Mr. Obama said that Mr. McCain wants to give a $300 billion tax cut; the $200 billion is going to the largest corporations in America....   [tags: US Politics] 506 words
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The DREAM Act Debate - ... The U.S. Department of Labor found that the wages of immigrants in the 1986 legalization increased 15 percent over five years, and that the immigrants move on to “significantly better jobs” (American Immigration Counsel, 2012). Nothing could be found to substantiate the claim by the Rand Foundation in 1999. “For example, a 30-year-old Mexican immigrant woman with a college degree will pay $5,300 more in taxes and use $3,900 less in government expenses each year compared to a high-school dropout with similar characteristics” (American Immigration Counsel, 2012)....   [tags: U.S. Law ]
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The Capital Punishment Debate - ... As Williams was being escorted out of the court room he said to the parents of the victim, "You thought I would get death." Not much time after, Williams escaped the Cummins maximum prison facility and a few hours later murdered Cecil Boren (57). This is a sad, but very true example of the fears that many carry with them. Many think that if Williams would have been sentenced to death that this kind of event would have never materialized. Williams would have been under strict lock down and would have never had to the opportunity to escape in the manner in which he did....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]
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The Death Penalty Debate - ... Hooper also states that the actual time of death of the inmate may not come until 30 to 45 minutes after the first shot was given to the inmate. Could that be considered cruel and unusual punishment. This is one valid argument that people make. That is why it is important for the commission to look at the constitutionality of the death penalty. If lethal injection truly is cruel and unusual then that would be illegal in the eyes of the federal government. Nobody has the authority to go against what the constitution has established....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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The Great Gun Control Debate - Since its creation the firearm has served as man’s best means of self preservation, has helped in the expansion of frontiers, and has served to help many, including Americans, to secure and enforce their rights and maintain democracy. Even today our military uses firepower to prevent the spread of tyranny throughout the world. We refer to our troops as “armed forces” and the necessity of maintaining our firepower has been recognized throughout the human history, which the firearm has helped to shape....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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The Great Debate on Global Warming - ... It can also be found in human and animal waste. Since 1750, nitrous oxide levels have been on the rise. Although nitrous oxide does not contribute to the greenhouse gases as much as carbon dioxide and methane do, it is important to suppress this gas because it remains in the atmosphere for a very long time (Hopwood & Cohen 7). Nitrous oxide is a powerful gas that naturally releases in various ways. Carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide naturally keep the Earth thirty-three degrees Celsius warmer than it naturally would be without them(Hopwood & Cohen 1)....   [tags: Environmental Issues, Climate Change]
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The Reproductive Right Debate - ... (American Civil Liberties Union, 2004) In 1992, the U.S. Supreme Court case Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey upheld the constitutional right to have an abortion, but it abandoned the trimester framework outlined in Roe v. Wade and adopted a less restrictive standard for state regulations. It held that restrictions can be placed on first trimester abortions in ways that are not medically necessary, as long as the restrictions do not place "undue burden" on women seeking abortion services....   [tags: Abortion, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Abortion: A Never Ending Debate - ... Where ever abortion was illegal or wasn’t available to the mother, some woman would go to extreme measures and have back alley abortions. “Those who are pro-choice believe that a woman should be allowed to decide for herself whether or not she should terminate her pregnancy. Although the majority of people on this side of the debate dislike the idea of abortion and wish there were fewer unplanned pregnancies, they support a woman's access to safe and legal abortions. They fear that if abortions were illegal, women would try to induce them on their own or resort to back-alley procedures, putting their lives at risk.” Making abortions legal in all states of the United States would make back alley abortion a last resort....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Death Penalty Debate - ... I could see this; if you cannot afford a good lawyer you may not get the best defense possible, and the text states that since the introduction of DNA 15 death row inmates were exonerated due to DNA evidence proving that they did not commit the crime (Schaefer, Richard T, 2009, pg 177). After reading these points I wanted to look at more information, as the text did state that the death penalty could serve as a deterrent for people to not commit violent acts (Schaefer, Richard T, 2009, pg 176)....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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America's Abortion Debate - ... A typical pro-life believer argues that fetuses posses a characteristic such as a genetic code that is both necessary and sufficient for being human. This idea is mostly propagated by the principle of the Roman Catholic Church “In 1995 Pope John Paul II officially condemned abortion in his “Evangelium Vitae,” calling it a villainous crime that kills an innocent human being” (Knapp Pg 16) and supported by many fundamentalist protestants groups, though not by majority of Catholics and protestants....   [tags: Abortion]
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The Debate Over Capital Punishment - ... Our country still exercises methods of execution because the system has been proven to work. The use of the death penalty is an acceptable punishment for murder as explained by the author Carmical. “It is morally wrong not to execute a murderer because the punishment should fit the crime.” (Carmical 2011) If a person commits a murder, it would not be suitable to lock them in jail for the rest of their life; the punishment needs to fit the crime. The term “an eye for an eye” can be used towards the morality of the death penalty....   [tags: Capital Punishment]
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The Global Warming Debate - ... There is much more evidence that the natural forces such as solar activity, radiation from the Earths core, and the Earth’s natural cycle cause the heating we experience over time. Solar activity is a natural force that has strong connection between the temperatures on Earth, and there is enough evidence to say that we could have a climate based on the sun (Biley 79). For example, Ian Clark says that the changes in the sun’s cycles, like when it radiates more energy toward Earth, can cause the changes in temperature we see (Biley 79)....   [tags: Environment, Carbon Emissions] 1122 words
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The Minimum Wage Debate - ... Increasing the minimum wage can increase the annual income of low-income families and reduce the public assistance expenditures by getting families out of poverty. Policies increasing the compensation of low-wage workers improve workers' efforts and reduce turnover. Economists explain this connection with efficiency wage theory. The theory implies that higher wages motivate workers to work harder and increase their incomes to enable them to eat well and become healthier. Increasing the minimum wage thus will increase productivity and demand for labor....   [tags: Economics ]
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Is Government Ban on Tobacco Wrong? - Introduction: Government passes law to the society to prevent the risk factor that is of significant harm to their health or life. Some of those activities that cause risk are drinking and driving, use of dangerous weapons. We notice that these activities pose a risk to others who are not engaged in these activities. But there are activities that pose a danger to the participant who engage in them. For example, drinking, smoking, rock climbing. Since all states follow freedom, the state cannot pass laws that forbid consenting adults from participating in such activities just because they cause harm to them....   [tags: Debate] 997 words
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The IQ Debate - ... In this respect, studies like those carried out by Sutherland have looked at the role played by psychological issues and disorders. The Differential Association Theory was a theory on crime and deviancy developed by Edwin Sutherland during the thirties. Unlike other experts like Eleanor and Sheldon Glueck, who stated that deviancy is generated by numerous factors, Sutherland attempted to provide an integrated criminological theory to explain the reasons why crime takes place (Marshall, 1994)....   [tags: Intelligence]
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Mac vs. PC: The Debate and the Dilemma - ... They no longer propose that if you have a PC at work you should be consistent with what you have at home. The main differences are preferences and style. The research on the personality traits of Mac vs. PC users even show a blending and less division than in the past (Ford, 2009). There are some other differences in the Apple Mac and PCs that should be considered when discussing which machines are better for schools to purchase. Educational Setting The use of Apple Macintosh in schools is predominantly all that I know and I knew little of personal computer use prior to ten years ago....   [tags: Technology ]
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The Debate Over Net Neutrality Laws - ... If internet providers can block or slow down traffic based on the type of data being sent, then there is nothing to stop them from doing the same for streaming video from Netflix, unless of course the consumer or business pays more money for the premium service (Cesarini, 2008). That is exactly what happened when Comcast charged Level 3, another network provider, an extra fee to deliver Netflix movies (Plumer, 2010). Level 3 filed a complaint to the FCC that Comcast was charging extra for delivering the Netflix video streams....   [tags: The Internet]
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The Debate over Raising the Minimum Wage - ... They contend that their profitability may be negatively affected and prices for their goods and services will need to increase ultimately impacting consumers. Finally, they state that the minimum wage workers earnings are rarely the only income, but rather a second or third household income, and raising minimum wage for them will do little to impact the poverty levels of the household overall (2008). Conversely, supporters of raising the minimum wage view it as a useful tool in reducing poverty....   [tags: Labor]
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The Debate about Honoring Christopher Columbus - Thru history studies in grade school and secondary school students are taught of the great explorer who discovered America, Christopher Columbus. Tales of his many voyages and the names of his ships the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria are engrained into the minds of children through rhyme and song. For many years the history written in text books have been regard as fact however information provided by Howard Zinn excerpt has shed new light on the shadowy past of Christopher Columbus. In recent history, Christopher Columbus has been regarded as a great explorer renowned for his numerous discoveries....   [tags: Indians, Native Americans] 526 words
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The Debate Concerning Wikipedia: Is Wikipedia Quotable? - Wikipedia has been the subject of considerable debate for some time now. Some think the site is not quotable, while others argue that it is. Many teachers do not accept Wikipedia pages as a source of information, because anybody can add information to such pages. However, this policy of everybody being able to add has changed, and the present-day Wikipedia team works hard to prevent inaccuracies on their website. Wikipedia pages nowadays indicate the sources of information. Moreover, Wikipedia pages are checked on inaccuracies....   [tags: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia, persuasive, internet]
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The Debate Surrounding Physician-Assisted Suicide - ... Contrary to opponents of physician-assisted suicide who claim that it violates the integrity of medicine, Professor Richard Momeyer argues that voluntary euthanasia does not destroy the patient-doctor relationship, but in fact reinforces it. He evaluates the arguments against physician-assisted suicide by providing three comprehensive critiques. First, Momeyer maintains that challengers of physician-assisted suicide unfairly reduce the professional role of doctors to merely healers. He states that medicine is not just about treating and curing; it is also about preserving patient will and dignity, even if that means empowering the patient by means of assisted suicide....   [tags: Euthanasia ]
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The Debate Over Campaign Finance Regulations - ... The repeal of the BCRA, by way of the Court’s decision on Citizens United v. FEC is a glaring failure of debate, and threatens to turn the United States of America into a de facto aristocratic state. President Obama stated that the Citizens United v. FEC decision is “a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans” (Liptak 5). These harsh consequences have thrust the Citizens United v....   [tags: U.S. Politics, Money]
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How to Prepare for a Debate - How to Prepare for a Debate "People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." This quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton rings true when taking into consideration any domestic argument. Debating is a method used to argue a topic between individuals or team members. Generally debating is used to maintain order while the opposed argue. Here are some helpful guidelines for the preparation of a three aside parliamentary style debate. Firstly, when preparing for a three aside parliamentary style debate you must find out what your motion is....   [tags: Papers] 568 words
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