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The Death Penalty Debate - The death penalty is one of the most debated issues in the United States. It is a judicially ordered execution of a prisoner for a serious crime often called a capital crime. There are many people who oppose the death penalty and then there are many people who support the death penalty. People who are against it think it is inhumane or it is too expensive. The people who are for the death penalty feel that it gives a chance for individuals to be accused for their wrongful acts. Each year billions of dollars are spent to sentence criminals to death....   [tags: capital punishment debate]
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The Global Warming Debate - The concept of global warming has become one of the most widely debated and controversial topics of our time. Scientists learned long ago that the earth’s climate has powerfully shaped the history of humanity. However, it is only in the past few decades that research has revealed that humans have a significant influence on the climate as well. A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that since 1950, the world’s climate has been warming, primarily as a result of emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and the destruction of tropical forests....   [tags: Climate Change Debate]
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The Debate Over Capital Punishment - ... Roberts wrote that simply because an execution method may result in pain, either by accident or as an inescapable consequence of death, doesn’t establish the sort of “objectively intolerable risk of harm” (quoting the opinion of the court from Farmer v. Brennan) that qualifies as cruel and unusual. In fact, Kentucky has adopted a method of execution believed to be the most humane available. It shares this method with at least thirty five other states. Even though throughout our history, whenever a method of execution has been challenged in Court as cruel and unusual, the Court has rejected the challenge....   [tags: Death Penalty Debate]
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The Global Warming Debate - "Global warming is not a conqueror to kneel before - but a challenge to rise to. A challenge we must rise to." -- Joe Lieberman INTRODUCTION Global warming is a controversial environmental topic in today’s society. Global warming is when greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, chlorofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and nitrous oxide) act as a blanket that insulates the earth and prevents heat from escaping into space, which in turn causes the global temperature to rise....   [tags: Climate Change Debate, 2015] 1423 words
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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 Euthanasia Debate - ... The plug may also be the patients’ source of respiration that is keeping them alive. Unlike Active euthanasia, Passive euthanasia does not directly kill an ill patient. Passive euthanasia allows an individual to die at a slower pace. The concepts of Active and Passive euthanasia has risen a wide variety of ethical issues due to the fact that many citizens in society consider euthanasia to be murder, especially Active euthanasia. However, in the eyes of many debaters, Active euthanasia is seen as an exceptional action because it is taking away the pain that a patient is experiencing....   [tags: Assisted Suicide, Right to Die]
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The Abortion Debate - No matter where you stand on the issue, abortion is a highly debated topic in today’s society. In this essay I will examine both sides of the abortion issue. I will begin with a brief overview of the abortion debate, to include the morality of the situation. Next I will discuss the Pro-Life argument. Lastly I will look at the Pro-Choice view. In the final analysis I will show how utilitarianism, altruism, and situational ethical views apply to abortion. Having in mind the extreme controversy surrounding this issue, I will examine the history of abortion and why it is so highly debated today....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Abortion Debate - ... Wade over 50 million legal abortions have taken place in the U.S. (Pickert 8). The Roe vs. Wade case ruled that states have the right to regulate abortion as long as the laws do not inflict an "undue burden" on the female residents of that state. Many pro-choice activists feel as though pro-life lawmakers are currently testing the limits by enacting abortion restricting laws in hopes of landing another case before a sympathetic Supreme Court (Pickert 4). Many pro-choice advocates turn to the life sciences to help their side of the case much like their opposing pro-life advocates....   [tags: Pros and Cons of Abortion]
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The Debate of Homosexuality - In recent years the debate of homosexuality has become even more of a hot topic due to the media and politics of California’s Proposition 8 and various acts similar to it in other states. These acts are being created to legalize same-sex marriages and domestic partnerships. As of right now, the United States has six states that have signed such acts. The biggest issue involving these acts are should they be passed on the basis that there is a cure for homosexuality. If there is a cure there wouldn’t be any need for these acts....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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The Abortion Debate - The simple definition of the termination of pregnancy has such an up roar and a voice of opinions in society. When many hear the word abortion, they think of a woman getting rid of her baby because she was not being safe with her partner and that she is making a selfish decision. An abortion can also occur spontaneously where it is then referred to as a miscarriage. It is important to understand reasoning behind why each abortion was chosen before judging the parents of the baby or the doctor involved....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Euthanasia Debate - A long, ongoing battle in the institutional review boards, ethics committee and in the United states federal court is Physician assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia. PAS refers to “a third part action informed by the intended objective (at the very least) to furnish a potential suicide with the lethal means necessary to end his or her bodily life” (Parteson 11). There are victims suffering in silence because of this issue and it calls for immediate action with a federal regulated law. The victims are cancer patients who want to end suffering from their illness and impending death, patients that are brain dead or on life support, and patients that have diseases that cause excruciating pain that ultimately deteriorate the quality of life until it is gone....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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The Euthanasia Debate - ... What if the problem is terminal illness, or paralysis, or brain death. You cannot stop that. Which brings us to euthanasia, an “out” for those whose lives have been given an expiration date. The question of whether someone was dead used to be very simple. If someone was not breathing, and their heart had stopped, they were dead. However, after advances in medical technology, a person could be kept “alive” on machines. The death of the brain seemed to be a more appropriate way to determine the legitimacy of death....   [tags: Assisted Suicide, Right to Die]
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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: Physician Assisted Suicide] 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: Pros and Cons of Euthanasia]
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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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Discussion on the Importance of Presidential Debate - ... It also increases the power of the media in peer reviewing potential candidates. Change of Selection Process and Debate In 1968, the world was shocked by numerous acts of violence against public officials. One assassination led to political uproar at the Democratic National Convention. Robert Kennedy, a clear favorite amongst the people, was assassinated after winning the California Primary. After the assassination, there was concern over who the convention would nominate because Kennedy was opposed to the Vietnam War....   [tags: United States, Presidents, Candidates]
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Preparing and Facilitating A Successful Debate - Preparing and delivering a successful debate requires a group of people to work together effectively as a team. Team processes and preparation and public speaking skills are both equally important key factors for success in debating as team processes involved in preparation for debate, such as group personality composition that creates cohesion and synergy and group norms that enhance the group’s ability to work together, equip the team to work effectively therefore improving performance however if team members are unable to deliver an argument to an audience with confidence due to communication apprehension, the speaker’s credibility will be lessened therefore the message will be less persuasive and the intended communication goal may not be achieved....   [tags: Public Speaking]
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Rhetoric in the American Immigration Debate - According to Aristotle, a speaker could frame any debate using three approaches: an appeal to logic, an appeal from credibility, or an appeal to emotions. All speakers and writers use the tripartite approach to rhetoric in varying degrees and ultimately the audience judges their effectiveness in the context presented. In America, few topics are as hotly debated as that of undocumented migration, and it can be difficult to pick through the partisan and often vitriolic rhetoric in order to come to a rational conclusion....   [tags: Analysis, Logic, Credibility, Emotions] 1655 words
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The Disappearance of Childhood Debate - ... In contrast to the extreme views of television by Postman (1983) there is a noteworthy empirical study which observed the viewers habits when watching television (Schmitt, Duyuck Woolf, & Anderson, 2003). This study of television viewing in homes used cameras to ‘view the viewers’, observing their displacement activities across a wide age range. The findings concluded that 48% of the time children and adults are involved in a variety of displacement activities and children are more likely to be involved in play or socialising as their displacement activity....   [tags: Children's Identities]
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The Debate Over Abortion - With the ongoing debate and the advancement of technology in determining the viability of a fetus, abortion, the ending of a pregnancy by removing a fertilized egg, has become increasingly controversial. The morality of abortion has caused many to separate into opposite sides of the spectrum, pro-life and pro-choice. The arguments over abortion has stirred a continuous debate between a pro-choice stance such as that presented by the analogical reasoning of Thomson or Glover’s examination of social context and a pro-life position argued by a moral view of personhood by Noonan....   [tags: Informative Essay] 2054 words
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The Gun Control Debate - "I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it." -- Clint Eastwood Gun control has a history dating back to 1791, when the Second Amendment of the Constitution was ratified. However, more recently, the debate over gun control has escalated into a much more public issue to which many citizens can relate. After all, stories about incidents involving guns appear frequently today in newspapers and on television or the radio. One could say that the debate started with the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968, which banned ownership of guns by certain groups of people and regulated the sale of guns....   [tags: Gun Control, 2015]
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The Women’s Rights Debate - Due to the current intensification of the reproductive health debate, the American public has recently been blasted with a plethora of media coverage of birth control and women’s rights related issues. It seems rather absurd, in this day in age, to abruptly attack contraception and birth control practices. In my opinion, this sort of rhetoric is counter-productive and tends to further divide the American public on issues that, for most of us, seem to be indisputable. Furthermore, the current women’s health rights dispute undermines the achievements of a countless number of activists and visionaries that date back to the foundation of the Republic....   [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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The Shakespeare Authorship Debate - The Shakespeare Authorship Debate Although William Shakespeare is considered to be one of the most revered and well-renowned authors of all time, controversy surrounds the belief that he actually produced his own literary works. Some rumors even go so far as to question the reality of such a one, William Shakespeare, brought on by paralleling the quality of his pieces with his personal background and education. With such farfetched allegations, it persuaded others to peek into the person we all are taught to learn as “Shakespeare”, but who is actually the person behind these genius works of literary promise and enlightenment....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]
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Political Debate of Slavery - During the Antebellum period, the issue of slavery affected many religious and political debates. This was seen in the Lincoln Douglass debates, legislation, and the evolution of political parties. The political debates that fueled the slavery controversy were derived from legislation. The first legislation passed was the three-fifths compromise. Naturally, southern states wanted slaves to be counted as a whole person because the slave population in the south was larger. The northern states opposed this....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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The Debate over Gay Parenting - Over the last several decades, gay rights have been a growing topic in the public and in the court rooms. Recently, the debate about gays having the right or ability to parent has become a hot topic, due to the expanding gay community. There are typically two stances taken on the topic of gay parenting: it’s wrong and should be illegal or it’s normal and should be legal. While the norms, stereotypes and debates about gay parenting have varied over the years, today there seems to be a positive consensus when it comes to the beliefs about children being raised by homosexuals....   [tags: Homosexuality, Parenting]
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The Death Penalty Debate - "The death penalty issue is obviously a divisive one. But whether one is for or against, you can not deny the basic illogic - if we know the system is flawed, if we know there are innocent people on Death Row, then until the system is reformed, should we not abandon the death penalty to protect those who are innocent?" --Richard LaGravenese In the United States the death penalty is used as a punishment for capital offenses. These specifically can vary from state to state, but commonly include first-degree murder, murder with special circumstances, rape with additional bodily harm, and the federal crime of treason....   [tags: capital punishment, 2015]
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The Capital Punishment Debate - Capital Punishment Try to imagine a relative sitting in a dark, cold, and tight prison cell and knowing minutes later that death would come for them through lethal injection. What if their case wasn't handled correctly, what if evidence was mishandled, and possibly an innocent person is going to die. Imagine the family who has been waiting years for justice to be served by the means of lethal injection. There is two sides to every story either way both families will grieve or already is. According to Death Penalty Information Center (2011), since 1976 the United States of America has executed 1,243 individuals who have been convicted of a serious crime....   [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 - The cause of global warming has been a debate between scientists and experts for numerous years. In fact, Svante August Arrhenius, a Swedish chemist, first predicted global warming would occur in 1896 (Harris 16). Researchers who agree it is naturally caused insist the greenhouse effect has many natural causes. Others agree that the cause of the Earth’s increase in temperature is just part of a continuous cycle. These researchers argue that solar activity plays a huge role in the issue of global warming....   [tags: Environmental Issues, Climate Change]
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The Reproductive Right Debate - No other element of the Women’s Rights Movement has generated as much controversy as the debate over reproductive rights. As the movement gained momentum so did the demand for birth control, sex education, family planning and the repeal of all abortion laws. On January 22, 1973 the Supreme Court handed down the Roe v. Wade decision which declared abortion "fundamental right.” The ruling recognized the right of the individual “to be free from unwanted governmental intrusion into matters so fundamentally affecting a person as the right of a woman to decide whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.” (US Supreme Court, 1973) This federal-level ruling took effect, legalizing abortion for all women nationwide....   [tags: Abortion, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Abortion: A Never Ending Debate - Abortion alone has always been a major issue. Whether it’s the woman having to decide to get an abortion, or anti-abortion groups who are against abortions, trying to make them illegal all over the United States. Deciding on legalizing abortion in the United States seems to be an even bigger issue. For years people haven’t been able to come to a conclusion, legalizing or illegalizing it for good. Abortion which means the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Death Penalty Debate - The death penalty seems to be a very debatable subject. There are arguments and support for both sides of the debate, but which side is right. That is a tough question to ask. After reading the article in the textbook, two other articles, and looking at statistics, I seem to feel that the death penalty may not be the right answer. The article in the textbook The Death Penalty in the United States and Worldwide was fairly informative. One of the points it brought up was the cost of life without parole vs the death penalty, and those costs were stated as life without parole costing 1.1 million dollars vs the death penalty costing 3 million dollars (Schaefer, Richard T, 2009 pg 176)....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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America's Abortion Debate - Abortion is one of the most controversial issues in the United States today. According to oxford dictionary, abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks. The two factions involved in this controversy are poles apart in their views on abortion: where as the pro-choice movement contends that a woman’s right to abortion is absolute, the pro-life movement asserts that a fetus’s right to life is indisputable. The argument has become very pronounced since the U.S Supreme Court ruling in the year 1973 in Roe V....   [tags: Abortion]
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The Debate Over Capital Punishment - The debate over capital punishment has been raging on for countless number of years. Capital punishment has been used for thousands of years due to the physiological fear it inflicts on the people who witness and learn about the death penalty. The use of this punishment has helped to reduce crime and alter the minds of future criminals to deter them against committing heinous crimes such as murder, treason, espionage, terrorism and in some cases aggravated kidnapping. Advocates say it deters crime while abolitionists say it is unconstitutional....   [tags: Capital Punishment]
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