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Debate over Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 - Two popular parties in America during the formation of a new nation debated for decades over different laws, policies and other various government issues. These two parties were know as the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans also known as the Jeffersonian Republicans. Popular names in the Federalist party included John Adams, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay while James Madison and Thomas Jefferson were the most know Democratic-Republicans. Perhaps the largest debate was over the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798....   [tags: federalists, republican, debate, government] 650 words
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The Debate Over Capital Punishment - For many year, the death penalty has been widely debated throughout the United States. We as a country are divided on this topic; half believing it is unjust, unconstitutional, inhumane, and cruel. The other half believing it is morally just and constitutional. Those thinking it is cruel want capital punishment abolished. The others want to see it revised and maintained. Capital punishment is being sentenced to death and executed for committing various crimes. Usually, it is reserved for convicted murder cases, but had been used for others such as: armed robbery, kidnapping, rape, and treason....   [tags: Death Penalty Debate]
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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 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 Many Benefits of High School Debate - My personal literacy development has not always been easy. In grade school I struggled with dyslexia. Additionally my family moved several times and new school districts were teaching reading and writing using different methods. These difficulties have made grade school not nearly as central to my literacy development as most students. My high school career was much more influential in creating my literacy practices. More specifically my experience as a member of my high school debate team really influenced the literacy practices I use today....   [tags: High School Debate Teams] 2634 words
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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 Free Will Debate - The unique ability that each and every individual possesses that enable him/her to control their actions is known as free will. Free will is directly connected to two other vital philosophical issues: freedom of action and moral accountability, which is the main reason why the debate is so vital. Simply stated, a person who has free will refers to an individual’s ability to choose his or her route of action. However, animals also appear to suit this measure, further adding to the debate because free will is typically thought to only be possessed by human beings (Broad 1990)....   [tags: Freedom of Action, Moral Accountability]
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The Debate on Guns - “History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing.” While Adolf Hitler was known to express this sentiment many different times throughout his rise to power, this quote from Hitler’s Table Talk, 1941-1944: Secret Conversations is the clearest definition of his views on gun control. The principle of controlling and regulating the public's access to firearms is not only reserved to the Third Reich; since the dawning of organized government, the right of the people to keep and bear arms had been greatly debated....   [tags: Safety, Crimes, Law Enforcement]
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The Debate on Wage - ... A raise in wage is an essential building block in order to uphold and maintain an economic revival. This raise would benefit the economy in more ways than just one. In order for us to get back on our feet we must be able to have some sort of cash flow in the hands of those will put that money back into the economy. Those people are regular people, trying to scrape by, not hands of the wealthy that are investing or doing otherwise with their money. The problem we face in our economy right now is this growing gap between what we consider real wages and productivity which we have found has desecrated the bond between real wages and consumption....   [tags: minimum wage salary] 1163 words
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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 Debate on Suicide - The concept of suicide has always been the controversial debate topic among the philosophers. Since the birth of Christianity in Western world, committing a suicide is generally accepted as the act of immorality and the transgression of our duty toward God. By mid-16th century, David Hume, a Scottish philosopher, questions this traditional duty-based ethic of suicide. As he puts it: “…though death alone can put a full period to his misery, he dare not…a vain fear left he offend his Maker” (On Suicide, p.55)....   [tags: God, Morals, Death]
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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 - Although there are different forms, the practice of euthanasia is the process of ending an individual’s life. The different forms of euthanasia are Active and Passive euthanasia. There are also different ways that a physician may perform this type of procedure. This course of action may be taken in situations for speeding up the death, typically for medical patients who are severely ill. Some people, depending on their personal views may define it as putting someone out of their misery, where others would refer to euthanasia as being an assisted suicide....   [tags: Assisted Suicide, Right to Die]
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The HPV Debate - ... A conspiracy was made implying that the vaccine had a “dirty money connection” with the drug company Merck and Texas governor Rick Perry mandating the HPV vaccine. While some of this information isn’t accurate, Adams says that the drug company has profit motives rather that having a good will to protect humanity from diseases. For example, he expresses that the “Drug companies are experts at framing their profit pursuits as public health initiatives”. Assumingly, Adams think that the drug companies receive this mentality with the help of mandating the vaccine....   [tags: Cervix, Cancer, Females] 694 words
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The Charismatic Debate - The Charismatic debate on whether the gifts of the Spirit have ceased or continue to be used in modern times divides the Christian church. There have been some extremes on both sides of the fence. One view believes that, if a person speaks tongues, the person is under some demonic control and the other says that, if a person does not speaks tongues as evidence of receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit, he or she is not saved. Both views use Scripture to defend their positions. The Scripture was not written to divide, but to bring us closer to God....   [tags: spirit, christian church, new testament]
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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 - Abortion is the act of deliberately causing death to an unborn baby (Abortion 1). When dealing with genetics and other life sciences it can be proven that a new and completely unique human being comes into existence within the instant of conception (When Does Life Begin. When Does 1). Within 5-6 weeks the baby will have begun to live inside his or her mother. During this time, which is when the mother usually discovers the pregnancy, the baby will have already begun to metabolize nutrition, excrete waste, move, grow, and numerous other acts....   [tags: Pros and Cons of Abortion]
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The Cannabis Debate - ... McAllister asserts that international diplomacy in the lead up of the control impetus was intrinsically entangled with issues of “national security and economic growth, competing policy objectives, manoeuvring for bureaucratic position, defence of cultural prerogatives, and the vicissitudes of personality.” Therefore in understanding the British ratification of the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1925 which brought Cannabis under statutory legislation for the first time, it is prudent to give precedence to the Opium phenomenon in Asia, namely China....   [tags: british politics, public discussion] 2264 words
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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 t...   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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The Euthanasia Debate - Humans, like all animals, attempt to evade death. Though death is usually seen as an unwanted end, some see it as an alternative to suffering. Most people cringe at the thought of suicide, but is euthanasia the same thing. Do human beings have the right to choose death? “Americans have developed a paradoxical relationship with death-we know more about the causes and conditions surrounding death, but we have not equipped ourselves emotionally to cope with dying and death (Bender and B. Leone).” Death is a scary subject for all humans....   [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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Discussion on the Importance of Presidential Debate - Introduction Since the first televised debate between Vice President Richard Nixon (R-Calif.) and Senator John Kennedy (D-Mass.), the election process has never been the same. Despite the seemingly important democratic aspect of presidential debates, the actual impact of debates on voters’ perceptions of potential candidates is highly doubted by many scholars. Potential candidates, journalists, and a few scholars have expressed, however, the importance of presidential debates in directing voters’ attitudes (White, 1982; Asher, 1988; Reagan, 1990)....   [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 persu...   [tags: Public Speaking]
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The Gun Control Debate in America - GUN CONTROL DEBATE IN AMERICA Gun control has become a very hot topic of contention in America today. What seems to echo here are two words: “guns” and “crime”, in a sense that are these words mutually exclusive to each other. Does the use of guns ultimately lead to crime. On the flip side, have the laws in America restricting firearm use been effective enough to protect the lives of the citizens. These are some of the questions that strike the hearts of many when the gun control debate music is played....   [tags: guns, crime, laws, firearms, weapons] 1171 words
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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 Debate Over the Legalization of Prostitution - Prostitution is an age old profession that has dominated several civilizations throughout the centuries, such as ancient Rome and Ephesus. In modern European cultures, several countries have come to the conclusion that legalized prostitution is the best option for those specific countries. In the United States, the debate over prostitution has questioned the dangers of prostitution, the legal rights of the prostitutes, what could be gained through the legalization of prostitution, and whether or not the United States’ government should regulate this controversial field to improve the standards of health and conditions in the industry....   [tags: prostitution, prostitutes, sex]
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The Dance Debate: Is it a Sport? - ... Dance should be considered a sport if what makes it a sport is determined by the effect it has on one’s body (Martin 2). The injuries between athletes and dancers are very analogous. Dancers and athletes both practice almost every day and are constantly putting weight in different areas of the body and straining muscles. Football players for example twist their ankles or pull a muscle all the time just like dancers. Martin says, “Dance requires body parts to move in ways beyond what they are naturally meant to do....   [tags: athlete, energy, movement]
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The Importance of Fallacies in Any Debate - ... Just because George Clooney may be a brilliant actor, that does not mean that he is right about global warming. Even if he is right about global warming, it is not because he is a brilliant actor. That is irrelevant and misguided. In this claim, as defined above, one can see that George Clooney being a brilliant actor makes him unqualified in the matters of climate change. If instead the argument read, George Clooney is a meteorologist, and he is right about it, then the argument would become relevant....   [tags: hominem falacy, irrelevant conclusion] 545 words
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The Debate on Evolution as a Natural Process - ... Natural selection is based on the concept of “survival of the fittest”. Organisms that can adapt the best will survive. Darwin’s idea behind natural selection is fairly elementary, however, it is often misunderstood. There are differences in traits, and heredity. If you have variation, different reproduction and heredity, you have evolution. Mutation, also one of the basic components of evolution, is the random change of DNA. They can be good, bad, or neutral. Some mutations may not even be passed down to the off spring....   [tags: universe, fittest, organisms] 641 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 on the Legalization of Prostitution - The Debate on the Legalization of Prostitution: “Prostitute” vs. “Sex Worker” CCJS 330: Contemporary Issues in Criminology What is sex, or rather what should sex be. Is it a physical and emotional intimacy and private expression of love between two people. Should it only be allowed in marriage. Is it something casual that happens in every romantic relationship. Should it be private or publicly exposed in liberal societies. Should businesses and advertising companies such as clothing lines, the alcohol industry, fragrances and others use sex in order to help sell their product....   [tags: contemporary issues in criminology, sex workers]
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The Debate over Palestine: Is it a State? - “There is no such thing as a Palestinian.” Stated former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir after three fourths of one million Palestinians had been made refugees, over five hundred towns and cities had been obliterated, and a new regional map was drawn. Every vestige of the Palestinian culture was to be erased. Resolution 181, adopted in 1947 by the United Nations declared the end of British rule over Palestine (the region between the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River) and it divided the area into two parts; a state for the Jewish and one for the Arab people, Palestine....   [tags: palestine, israel, palestinian state] 842 words
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The Debate over Healthcare in America - ... Rather, the would-be patient needs to play a role, choosing the right things. On top of that, the government needs to be involved, ensuring that people have the access to healthcare that they need. A functionalist perspective would also state that hospitals must play a very important role in providing healthcare at reasonable prices and with acceptable standards. Conflict theory, though it has been developed over time, was originally taken from some of the works of Karl Marx (Coser, 1967). Marx believed, in short, that society could be broken down into groups....   [tags: social change, conflict theory] 894 words
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Debate for No More Refugees in Australia? - ... Consequently creating a hostile attitude which has resulted in exclusion by the Australian public toward the “them group” (Holtom 2013). This is an example of “groupthink”, a term created by sociologist Irving Janis. He uses this term to describe a tunnel vision approach that can develop in groups, driven by persons of power or peers which leads to the group members believing there is only one right course of action to take. (Henslin et al 2011). By using their influence and power the government has convinced a majority of the Australian public that the best way to deal with the “boat people” is to detain them and not grant entry into our country, regardless of their refugee status....   [tags: asylum seekers, boat people, terrorists] 1891 words
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The Debate Between Evolution and Creationism - If the question was posed as to what is the debate between creationism vs. evolution consist of, the thought that it is ‘“God did it” vs. “Natural processes did it,”’ (Scott, 2004) may arise. Science cannot absolutely prove or disprove Creation or Evolution. Yet scientist and the remainder of society use creationism and evolution to prove our existence. Creationist believe in the Christian account of the origin as recorded in Genesis. Creationism is the belief that statements such as “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (NIV) found in Genesis 1:1 and also “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (NIV) found in John 1:1....   [tags: science vs religion]
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Homosexuality: Two Sides of the Debate - In today’s society, it is impossible to go two weeks without seeing a headline detailing a recently proposed law regarding same-sex marriages or a news report depicting a mildly influential individual being publicly crucified for expressing degrading comments about homosexuality. Despite the commotion that surrounds the issue, I believe that it is not that complicated of a topic. Personally, I believe that the dispute should be separated into two distinct situations with two distinct solutions. On one hand, you have a political debate....   [tags: same-sex marriage, homosexuality in the church]
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The 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: proof, religion, schools] 817 words
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The Debate over the Legalization of Marijuana - ... The mentality of the people is the only true issue of the addictiveness of marijuana. If a person is susceptible it is possible for them to build a psychological dependency which may lead to heavier use thus causing their tolerance to rise which may or may not lead to even higher consumption of the drug (Gottfried 34). Because there is no physical dependence associated with marijuana someone will not suffer any type of physical pain if they do decide to end their habit (Gottfried 35). When someone claims they are addicted to marijuana they do not understand that each person differs whether it is physically or psychologically (Gottfried 35)....   [tags: economic and medicinal benefits] 2787 words
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Debate Summary: The Causes of Depression - In unit seven, this learner took part in a debate involving the causes of depression. Depression is a debilitating mental disorder that can be detrimental to a person’s way of living. For centuries, psychologists and researchers have been searching for a single cause of depression, identifying two perspectives to date. The cognitive-behavioral perspective includes influences of faulty thinking that develops from low self-esteem and or a learned helplessness. In addition, cognitive-behavioral perspective indicates environmental influences such as poor living conditions and socioeconomic issues as causes of depression....   [tags: Mental Health]
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Legalizing Euthanasia: The Debate for Death - A recent poll founded by the Canadian Medical Association found that “only one in five doctors surveyed. . . said they would be willing to perform euthanasia if the practice were legalized. . . Twice as many – 42 percent – said they would refuse to do so” (Kirkey 1). Euthanasia is defined as giving a patient the right to die early with a physician’s assistance, and the legalization of this practice is being considered by lawmakers in many countries, including the United States. Accordingly, 42 percent of doctors in Canada are on the right side of this debate....   [tags: terminal illness, patients, human rights]
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The debate of Physician Assisted Suicide - Over the years the medical field has developed many miraculous ideas and procedures. From organ transfers to blood transfusions, tons of lives have been saved. A doctor’s whole purpose is to help those dying to live. Yet, doctors have developed PAS, Physician Assisted Suicide, also known as Physician Assisted Death, and not to be mixed up with Euthanasia. Physician Assisted Suicide is morally wrong, gives doctors too much power, and it opens a door for those less critical patients to receive treatment too....   [tags: organ transfers, blood transfusions]
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The Debate of Abortion Being Legal - ... They would a lot of times go through drastic measures, such as inserting coat hangers or swallowing strong drugs, which endangered their lives to try and end their pregnancy. This secret world of illegal abortions was very expensive and extremely frightening. Doctors or people who claimed to be doctors, still performed abortions but only if they were to be well rewarded. “In the 1960s, abortionists often turned women away if they could not pay $1,000 or more in cash. Some male abortionists insisted on having sexual relations before the abortion.” (illegal abortion section) Later in the 1960s, the inspiration of the antiwar and civil right movements helped women begin to fight for t...   [tags: termination of pregnancy, pro-life] 1181 words
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Debate on the Legal Drinking Age - ... Reckless behavior in large groups occurs because there is an excessive amount of alcohol being consumed, also known as binge drinking, and the more the individuals drink, the amount of recklessness becomes a higher risk; in most cases the recklessness occurs because the consumption of alcohol is not in a controlled and or safe environment. After the age limit was changed from eighteen to twenty-one, the amount of binge drinking went up and the locations of binge drinking also changed. If the age limit is changed to eighteen, there will be less of the need to “hide” in various locations and the consumption of alcohol will move to bars and or more controlled environments....   [tags: economic, alcohol, driving accidents] 752 words
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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 Destiny of the Unevangelized Debate - The debate of the destiny of the unevangelized is an issue that both Calvinist and Arminian continue to study. They attempt to answer questions similar to, “what about those who have never heard the gospel?” “Will they be judged simply for living in some faraway place where no missionaries have been?” “What about the people who lived before the time of Christ?” These questions are based on the exclusive claim of Christianity that Jesus is the only way to eternal life. There are four views that have strived to answer these questions....   [tags: restrictive, universal, postmorten, inclusivist] 2184 words
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The Debate of Integration into Classrooms - ... What is the meaning of integration. The term integration could be elucidated as the placement of students with disabilities in school sites that have regular and special education classes (Cassady, 2011). Therefore, the integration of students into regular classes enables the students to participate in general activities such as assemblies, clubs, recess, or dances. The same students should also have opportunities to participate in selected activities like dram, music, or art. This paper discusses the integration of students in all educational levels by focusing on teacher avoidance attitude, the advantages and disadvantages, and methods of integrating students with disabilities....   [tags: disabilities, handicapped, education] 1193 words
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The Debate Between Science and Religion - ... The basis of science is believed to have been observation and on experiences that man has lived centuries observing the natural phenomenons, experiencing of varied types. Yet religion is considered and believed to be older than science. Was it that God created man or is it that he was obliged to let him being created by man. A more profound belief is to think and concider how humankind gave birth to art, writing and religion. The fact that God differed in form and name in different languages and dialects, with different customs and beliefs all over the world among all religions, among all races and countries, with mediums of sacred text and books which shared pieces of knowledge from p...   [tags: big bang theory, god theories] 866 words
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The Disappearance of Childhood Debate - This paper will critically discuss the ‘disappearance of childhood’ debate which centres on electronic media and consider why such a debate has come into existence. This essay will critically discuss both sides of the debate that is the disappearance proponents and those who are more optimistic about the effects of technology on the lives of children. In response to both arguments, I will propose that there is a new concept of childhood which has evolved throughout history; this concept is one of changing childhoods for a whole variety of reasons....   [tags: Children's Identities]
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The Nature Versus Nurture Debate - People can get their blue, hazel, or brown eyes from one of their parents, and their freckles from the other. But where does their talent for singing, or knack for craftsmanship come from. In other words, what makes individuals who they are. Is it predetermined in their genes or was it taught to them by family or friends. My General Psychology instructor recently explained this contest of nature and nurture as won by neither side. “The nature versus nurture debate is one of the oldest issues in psychology....   [tags: learning, environment, biology] 740 words
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The Structure and Agency Debate - ... 19) one of the main arguments of the structuration theory is that the rules and resources drawn upon during the process of production and reproduction of social actions are simultaneously the means of system reproduction. Rules in society can either be formal or informal. The formal rules are documented and go hand in hand with the law whereas the informal rules are those that are common to everyone, they are not necessarily in written text but rather people internally possess knowledge on what is right and wrong....   [tags: structuration, sociology] 998 words
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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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Debate Between Faith and Science - Faith and Science In today’s world there is an ongoing debate between faith and science. The extraordinary advances of science have sometimes led to the belief that it is capable of answering by itself all of man's questions and resolving all his problems. Some have concluded that by now there is no longer any need for God. It has been said that one must choose between faith and science: either one embraces one or believes in the other. People seem to have faith belief in God as creator of life and some have scientific beliefs in the spontaneous generation of life from inanimate matter (Wright 111)....   [tags: Philosophy, God] 964 words
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Assessing the Free Trade Debate - Assessing the Free Trade Debate On October 4, 1988, Canada and the United States signed the Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The agreement phased out most tariffs and trade barriers between Canada and the United States over a 10 year period. Aditionally, it exporting reduced regulations, prohibited export taxes on energy, extended national treatment for US business operating in Canada and vice-versa, and created dispute settlement panels. The deal helped remove trade out of the growing protectionism among both US and Canadian politicians, while protecting Canadian “cultural, regional development and farm marketing boards.” This paper will examine the political debate that...   [tags: Economics] 1539 words
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The Debate over Capital Punishment - ... They also believe that capital punishment help in reducing the rate of crime activities in their country, as people have a fear of getting punished (Dudley, Silove & Gale, 2012). United Nations declared human rights, according to which capital punishments should be prohibited as it is against human rights and such a punishment violates human right. Human beings have the right to live in this world, and they should be given a chance to live in this world. If criminals are conducting crimes, there are usually conducted different circumstances....   [tags: morality, inhumane, supporters] 2055 words
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Euthanasia: The Debate for Death - Euthanasia: The Debate for Death A recent poll founded by the Canadian Medical Association found that “only one in five doctors surveyed. . . said they would be willing to perform euthanasia if the practice were legalized. . . Twice as many – 42 percent – said they would refuse to do so” (Kirkey 1). Euthanasia is defined as giving a patient the right to die early with a physician’s assistance, and the legalization of this practice is being considered by lawmakers in many countries, including the United States....   [tags: doctors, pain, suffering] 1312 words
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Theological Debate in the Bible - ... (“sovereignty”) It is important to point out that one who is sovereign is utterly and completely in control and cannot be swayed nor controlled by outside influences. So what about predestination. Webster’s dictionary defines predestination as “the belief that everything that will happen has already been decided by God or fate and cannot be changed.” (“predestination”) These two words, sovereignty and predestination, in themselves show that everything that happens is outside of humanity’s control....   [tags: God, sovereignty, human responsibility] 1662 words
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The Legalization of Marijuana Debate - ... And are just a few reasons why marijuana should be legalized in the United States of America. Before we go into detail about why marijuana should be legalized, let’s take a step back to talk about “What exactly is marijuana.” Marijuana is a cannabis which means it’s a genus of a flowering plant. There are three different cannabis species sativa, indica, and ruderalis. Sativa grow tall and thin, while Indica grow short and wide. Indica is best known for its very effective overall pain relief....   [tags: Cannabis sativa, soft drug use] 577 words
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The Scientific Debate of Creation - One of the biggest issues facing Christianity in terms of apologetics is the scientific debate of Creationism. This is a very interesting debate because rather than trying to prove a different points such as the “Big Bang Theory” or evolutionary theory, they instead accept all other hypothesis as scientific fact and start with the assumption that Biblical science can never be accurate. Here are some of the argued points regarding Creationism, summarize from the Not So Deep Thoughts website (Pettit): I. The Problem of Creationism Stated as a logical dilemma A. Source of Evidence 1. Creation Science is based solely on the Bible 2. The Bible is full of inaccurate facts (even shows differing Cre...   [tags: evidence, logical dilemma, bible]
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The Over Baked Marijuana Debate - ... Eventually, by 2009, fourteen states made medical marijuana acceptable, and currently, in 2014, twenty-one states in total allow it (Dresser web). The decision to legalize medical marijuana for these states wasn’t easy. There were numerous factors to consider. The most obvious reason to legalize it is because medical marijuana offers patients a solution to ease the side-effects that come with their disease, and there are also measures to prevent its abuse, so these patients that truly need it won’t be punished....   [tags: medical pot, natural medicine] 838 words
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The Power of the Voice - The Power of the Voice A person speaks and argues every single day, but do you know that there is an actual art for speaking and arguing. Created by speakers and debaters long before today, the art of Speech and Debate has taken hold upon the American high school and college life. Before my first debate, I was nervous and shivered in fear of the outcome. However, I felt like I was part of something. With judge looking at me and the timer in his hand, I began my first speech. It all just happened in a whirlwind and all of a sudden the judge called the end of the debate....   [tags: speech and debate] 1404 words
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Buying vs Renting: The Debate - Renting VS Buying: The Debate Some individuals may believe that buying a home is part of the American dream and that renting an apartment does not compare, yet satisfied renters would disagree. Even though owning a home provides a sense of security while allowing modifications without permission, renting is preferred more often over buying because the expense of updating, monthly payments combined with utilities, and paying insurance on a home comes with a high price tag. A homeowner does have several luxuries such as forming lasting friendships with their neighbors, making landscaping changes to their yard, painting and designing their home....   [tags: Finance]
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Understanding the Global Warming Debate - Throughout history climates have drastically changed. There have been shifts from warm climates to the Ice Ages (Cunningham & Cunningham, 2009, p.204). Evidence suggests there have been at least a dozen abrupt climate changes throughout the history of the earth. There are a few suspected reasons for these past climate changes. One reason may be that asteroids hitting the earth and volcanic eruptions caused some of them. A further assumption is that 22-year solar magnetic cycles and 11-year sunspot cycles played a part in the changes....   [tags: Climate Change Crisis, Myth]
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The Ethical Debate of Placebos - The Ethical Debate of Placebos In health care there is a fine line between what is ethical and what is not. As time goes on this line becomes thinner and thinner. In the article The Moral Case For The Clinical Placebo, Azgad Gold and Pesach Lichtenberg are two researchers that argue that there are exceptions to this fine line when talking about placebos. They specifically argue, “The intentional use of the placebo, in certain circumstances and under several conditions, can be justified.”1 The placebo is rapidly becoming a problem because it is now a commonly prescribed drug and many people have different ethical views on the topic....   [tags: Health Care, Ethics, Clinical Placebos]
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The Intense Debate Over Cloning - ... Thanks to the intense research in cloning, scientists have already discovered the benefits of why the stem cell, which makes it possible to produce particular cell types. There are different types of stem cells. A multipotent stem cell can form multiple different cell and tissue types. If scientists and doctors work together, they can develop various parts of the body in the laboratory and then transplant these organs into the body of the people who suffer from some deficiencies in their organs....   [tags: ethics, disease, meat]
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The Great Debate Regarding Creation - The Great Debate Creation by God. The Big Bang. Books, manuscripts, scientific papers, scriptural works, documentaries, ancient artifacts, and countless web sites all deliver differing theories, most with finales of doom. One could logically suppose that a big boom did occur when this mysterious form of existence sprang into being. Attempting to argue the theories surrounding the birth of the universe, one by the hand of a Supreme Being and the other by an instantaneous explosion of energy, is a useless debate and huge waste of time....   [tags: Science, Religion, Big Bang] 795 words
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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 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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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 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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The Rising Debate About Abortion - “ The most beautiful necklace a mother can wear is not gold or gems, but her child’s arms around her neck.” (InspirationalQuotes). Children are a special gift from God, sent with a purpose in this world. With Abortion legal in the United States today, brings what some would say is a “right” for the mother to terminate the pregnancy. Is it really a “ right” to terminate a pregnancy. Terminating the pregnancy means to get rid of the baby through either a pill, or in some cases through a surgical removal of the fetus....   [tags: children, pregnancy, murder, pro-life, selfishness]
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The Standardisation vs. Adaptation Debate - Introduction: Rapid globalization, companies keen to spread out internationally companies is faced by a very critical question of whether to standardize or to adapt its product or services. Global marketers have been trying to conclude with a particular answer to this great dilemma. Over the years as modern industry has developed, to standardize or to adapt has become a very important defining decision for the marketers. Each has its own pros & cons but to choose the right is a tough choice to make, it needs a thorough analysis and understanding of the market and only then a decision could be arrived .This essay will critically try to understand and analyse the various arguments of standardi...   [tags: globalization, big business, economics]
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The Debate on Food Irradiation - Introduction There have been an increasing number of foodborne illnesses in this country and throughout the world in recent years. This has led to a heightened awareness of food safety. Food irradiation is being looked at as a potential solution to the problem. Food irradiation is the process of exposing food to ionizing radiation. Research shows that food irradiation can reduce or eliminate harmful pathogens and bacteria in our food, thus reducing, or even stopping the spread of foodborne illnesses....   [tags: Benefits, Safety, Foodborne Illnesses]
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The Debate Over Gay Marriage - In the last 45 years gay groups have been fighting with mainstream America in order to gain the right to enjoy the same rights as all other Americans. In the last ten years they have been fighting for their right to join in marriage. The individual States are left to determine the laws that govern this situation. Gays and other liberals feel that they have a right to join together in harmony, while the conservative groups in the United States fight this position adamantly. We will look at the arguments for both sides, to determine which side has a strongest argument....   [tags: same-sex-marriage, supreme court]
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The Debate Over Animal Testing - Currently there are millions of animals being used for testing for such items like make-up and hair products. When thinking about what these mice, rabbits, cats, dogs and multiple other animals have to endure for such testing it comes to mind that there has to be another way; however, there are other important testing these animals are being used for. Just like testing for cosmetics these animals are also being use for medical testing in trying to find cures for not only human diseases, but also animal illness too....   [tags: ethics, humane treatment, human cells]
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The Debate Over Airport Security - Airport security Does the thought of going through airport security make you want to jump off a bridge. Some people may think that security in airports is either too strict, or it is not enforced enough. Airport security has certainly developed over time, both in terms of more technology, and in terms of increased security. It has had a lot of reasons to step up, both with terrorist attacks, and with other incidents, such as the way that explosive technology has evolved. The topic of airport security is a big debate: is it too strict or not strict enough....   [tags: federal aviation, x-ray machine]
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Debate over Legalization of Marijuana - The legalization of marijuana is a smoldering topic that sparks a debate anytime someone brings up the controversial subject. It is listed on the top of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) drug schedule listing as a controlled Schedule I substance. According to the DEA, “Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence.” Yet, the United States has allowed 20 states to legalize it for medicinal purposes; and, two of those states are legally allowed to use it...   [tags: gateway drug, marijuana, cannabis]
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The Human Genetic Engineering Debate - Science is moving forward at an increasing rate every day. Just in the past decade, there have been numerous new discoveries in astronomy, chemistry, geology, paleontology, and many more scientific fields. However, some of the fastest growing subjects are in the field of biological sciences, more specifically genetics. Over the past twenty years a new genetic science known as genetic engineering has come to prominence. Genetic engineering is the direct manipulation of an organism’s genome using biotechnology, including a human’s genome....   [tags: Genetics, Science Ethics]
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The Debate Over CEO Compensation - This paper will discuss the reasons why CEOs are not being overpaid. It will apply the utilitarian ethical principle to many a few aspects to CEO compensation and whether or not it is justifiable for such pay. The paper will look at whether or not their performance is justifiable for the pay because they play such a big role in the livelihood of the company along with the principle agency theory and how it is being addressed for the benefit of the shareholders and others involved with the company, the supply and demand of the CEOs, and the paper will describe the comparison of other professions to help link the idea of CEOs being fairly compensated....   [tags: money, shareholders, company]
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The Affordable Care Act Debate - ... Accountability is again kept at a constant through the ACA by not allowing insurance companies to drop anyone from coverage once they get sick. If a company denies someone coverage, that person can go to an external appeals process (About.com, 2013). The appeal process states when an insurance plan denies payment for a treatment or service, you can request an appeal. When your plan receives your request it is required to review its own decision. It is now required that the company explains, the reason your claim was denied, your right to file an internal appeal your right to request an external review if your internal appeal was unsuccessful (HHS.gov, 2014)....   [tags: medical sociology, health insurance]
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