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The Debate - The Debate Memory can be so fickle. Like some great book that is slowly loosing its pages, you begin with an entire novel full of details and descriptions and, if you're not careful, you end up with nothing more than the cover and the brief synopsis on the back page. My novel on the subject of the end of summer school debate has lost its share of pages but the back-cover synopsis, the essence of the entire experience, is still with me. “We are about to begin our annual debating tournament,” the instructor beamed with an enthusiasm that let each of us know how happy he was that we had made it this far....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1536 words
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The Abortion Debate - ... 184) The next pro-Life contention is that abortion can set a dangerous precedent. Anything that can lead to such disrespect toward human life is morally wrong. If we decide that certain human lives can be terminated, do we then start killing people with terminal illnesses, mental illness or other disabilities. A pro-life advocate would ask: How does abortion psychologically affect the woman. They believe a woman carrying a child in her body represents the closest bond two humans could have. Terminating the child from that equation will have a psychological impact on the woman....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Debate of Homosexuality - ... Christian’s goals are to rid one of homosexuality entirely. This, means stopping homosexual thoughts and actions. The National Organization for Marriage have plenty that motivates them such as: a child should not be parented with same-sex parents and marriage should only be for heterosexual people. Republicans are motivated by protecting the future for our children. This means providing them with a two-parent household because this is the best environment for stability, discipline, responsibility, and character....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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The Euthanasia Debate - ... A person has the right to die, unfortunately terminally ill patients sometimes do not have the means to terminate his or her life and end the suffering. The supreme court ruled in 1997 that Americans do not get a constitutional “right to die”, thus leaving a patient that is terminally ill, a victim to the states. Laying on their death beds in agonizing pain and after months and months of suffering trying to combat a disease, they are not allowed the right to die peacefully even though it could be available to them and it would be exercising their own free will....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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The Mytilene Debate and Athenian Debate - The book written by Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, contains two controversial debates between distinguished speakers of Athens. The two corresponding sides produce convincing arguments which can be taken as if produced as an honest opinion or out of self-interest. The two debates must be analyzed separately in order to conclude which one and which side was speaking out of honest opinion or self-interest, as well as which speakers are similar to each other in their approach to the situation....   [tags: Personal Essays] 1590 words
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Presidential Debate - Presidential Debate Another four years another presidential debate. Before I go on to the current debates let me state a few facts about past ones. The Lincoln and Douglas debate was in important because it started Lincoln presidential career. The Debates lasted from August 21 -- October 15. There where seven of them, with two days to two weeks in between. Each debate lasted three hours; first candidate spoke for one hour; the second for one and a half hours; the first replying for a half hour....   [tags: Papers] 575 words
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The Censorship Debate - The Censorship Debate Do words such as nigger, bitch, or ass offend you. The answer may seem clear cut, but our nation has been struggling with the issue of censorship almost since its conception. To many, the aforementioned words are a part of their everyday vocabulary; to others, they are vulgar and unacceptable. The issue of censorship is much more than just words. There have been huge controversies over the negative ideas and graphic nature of literature, music, and television....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 781 words
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The Ebonics Debate - The Ebonics Debate Oakland, Calif., school officials took action last week to end the national war of words waged over the district's resolution on "ebonics" by revising the resolution at the heart of the controversy. But the ebonics debate in Oakland and beyond is likely to continue, observers said. After hours of internal wrangling, the district's seven-member school board voted unanimously to adopt the revised wording at a special board meeting on Jan. 15. Members of a district task force created to recommend ways to improve education for Oakland's African-American students wrote the original resolution that the board adopted unanimously on Dec....   [tags: Papers] 562 words
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The Debate on Cloning - The Debate on Cloning The debate on Cloning all began in 1997 with the birth announcement of a sheep named Dolly. Dolly was the first mammal to be cloned from an individual cell. Since then, the debate over human cloning has dominated the bioethics community and almost all industrialized nations have banned human cloning in one form or another. The European parliament pushed through a resolution on cloning. The preamble states: The cloning of human beings… cannot under any circumstances be justified by society, because it is a serious violation of fundamental human rights and is contrary to the principle of equality of human beings as it promotes a eugenic and racist selection of the human race, it offends against human dignity and it requires experimentation on humans… Each individual has a right to his or her own genetic identity and that human cloning is and must continue to be prohibited (Harris, 360)....   [tags: Papers] 678 words
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Presidential Debate - Presidential Debate Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush are running for the Presidency. The two candidates are in Presidential Debate to allow the voters to get an understanding of where they each stand on certain positions and policies. Bush and Gore have some similarities and differences on certain positions and policies discussed in the Presidential Debates. Education is an issue discussed in the Presidential Debate. Bush and Gore both agree that there is nothing more precious than educating a child....   [tags: Papers] 819 words
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The 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 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 Abortion Debate - The Abortion Debate There are few issues that can cause as many heated and sometimes, irrational, debates than that of abortion. The issue strikes at the very heart of an individual's religious and philosophical beliefs. Does a woman have the right to terminate a pregnancy. Is it moral to do so in any circumstance. Is a fetus a living human being. The debate has raged for nearly thirty years and there does not seem to be any end to the controversy that often results in violence. Irrational individuals who have committed murder want to make their beliefs heard and followed....   [tags: Papers] 1024 words
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Philosophical Debate - The philosophical debate begins as Socrates states that a true philosopher “has reason to be of good cheer when he is about to die”, although suicide is not acceptable. Cebes is confused by what seems to be a contradiction because for those who would consider death a blessing, cannot take their own lives, but must wait for their lives to be taken from them. Socrates explains that the “gods are our guardians, and that we are a possession of theirs”, and so have no right to harm ourselves. True philosophers spend their entire lives preparing for death and dying, so it would be inappropriate if they were to be sad when the moment of death finally arrived....   [tags: essays research papers] 1218 words
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The Debate of Abortion - The Debate of Abortion After more than a quarter-century of frenzied debate and denunciation (which began well before Roe v. Wade), one might think not. But there is at least one viewpoint that polls indicate is widely held but that is hardly ever heard amid the screams of 'Murderer!' and 'Keep your rosaries off my ovaries!' It deserves a full and reasoned exposition, however; it might even shed some light on the controversies about the confirmation of Dr. Henry Foster as Surgeon General and about harassment of abortion clinics....   [tags: Pro Life Pro Choice Pregnancy Rights Essays] 957 words
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Debate on Napster - Debate on Napster The Napster software, which launched in 1999, allows people to share digital music files (MP3) between each other. This Internet program has sparked a historical debate about copyright law and the Internet. Copyright owners strongly believe that “sharing” these files via Napster is “stealing”(TIME). Downloading music against the wishes of an artist or producer is breaking the law. Some believe that it is not stealing or illegal. They are just making a copy of someone’s song....   [tags: Papers] 816 words
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The Abortion Debate - The Abortion Debate Many have pondered upon the meaning of abortion. The argument being that every child born should be wanted, and others who believe that every child conceived should be born (Sass vii). This has been a controversial topic for years. Many people want to be able to decide the destiny of others. Everyone in the United States is covered under the United States constitution, and under the 14th Amendment women have been given the choice of abortion. In 1973, Harry A....   [tags: Papers] 1288 words
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The Abortion Debate - The Abortion Debate There are all kinds of people in the world, and we all have different opinions. In this report I am discussing abortion. You will read about the pros and cons of this subject. Some people think that abortion is wrong; they think that abortion is the killing of innocent children. Other people believe that the unborn child is not actually a human until it takes its first breath of air. Many people think that having an abortion is in a way, murder. Many of the people that oppose abortion are in the minority....   [tags: Papers] 694 words
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The Debate on Abortion - The Debate on Abortion Part A Abortion is the premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb. You need to perform an operation to perform this. Abortion is now legal if two doctors agree on either of the following: · That continuing the pregnancy means that there is a risk to the woman's health. Or that of her existing children greater than if the pregnancy was terminated, allowing up to 24 weeks of pregnancy · Or that continuing the pregnancy would involve severe damage to the woman's mental or physical health greater than if the pregnancy was terminated....   [tags: Papers] 1317 words
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Debate On Drugs - The debate over drugs continues to disturb the American public. Many Americans take at face value the assumptions that drugs cause addiction, which leads to crime, and that addiction is an illness. Yet abundant evidence exits to support the view that legalizing illegal drugs can help solve the drug problem in America. Hi, my name is Evan Dana. Today I am going to discuss why legalizing illegal drugs can help this appalling problem that we face today in U.S. society. Let's begin by accepting a fact: drugs are everywhere in America....   [tags: essays research papers] 533 words
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Pardon Debate - Pardon Debate Does money increase power over the rest of the nation. President Clinton’s last minute pardons before leaving the White House has left a lingering shadow over his two year Presidency. To understand this controversy, we would need to discuss the Mar Rich pardon, the Glenn Braswell pardon, and the negative impact that these had on the former President and former first lady. The article “A President and a pardon, a price?” written by Mark Mezzetti and Gary Cohen, stated that Marc Rich fled from the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 588 words
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The Euthanasia Debate - The Euthanasia Debate Euthanasia is the deliberate killing of a person for the benefit of that person. In most cases euthanasia is carried out because the person who dies asks for it, but there are some cases called euthanasia where a person can't make such a request. A person who undergoes euthanasia is terminally ill, but there are other situations in which some people want euthanasia. There are many meanings and ideas to many people about the value of human existence, but the question lies before each and every one of us- do human beings have the right to decide the issues of life and death for ourselves....   [tags: Papers] 534 words
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The Abortion Debate - The Abortion Debate This is a difficult question because the topic of abortion has a lot of people involved for different reasons. E.g. doctors dealing with the medical issues, MP’s dealing with the legal issues etc. People have different views on this subject and so it depends who you are asking. People who have had an abortion think that it was the best thing to do because of their individual situations and experiences and would disagree. However others would agree, because of their religious beliefs or opinions on when life begins....   [tags: Papers] 505 words
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The Cloning Debate - The Cloning Debate        The first attempt in cloning was conducted in 1952 on a group of frogs. The experiment was a partial success.  The frog cells were cloned into other living frogs however, only one in every thousand developed normally , all of which were sterile. The rest of the frogs that survived grew to abnormally large sizes.   In 1993, scientist and director of the in vitro lab at George Washington University, Jerry Hall and associate Robert Stillman, reported the first ever successful cloning of human embryos.  It was the discovery of in- vitro fertilization in the 1940’s that began the pursuit to ease the suffering of infertile couples.  After years of research, scientists learned that "in a typical in-vitro procedure, doctors will insert three to five embryos in hopes that, at most, one or two will implant" (Elmer-Dewitt 38).  And that "a woman with only one embryo has about a 10% to 20% chance of getting pregnant through in-vitro fertilization.  If that embryo could be cloned and turned into three or four, thechances of a successful pregnancy would increase significantly"(Elmer- Dewitt 38)....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 782 words
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The Cloning Debate - The Cloning Debate Not so far in the future, a young boy of the age of six, dying a heart-wrenching death, will only be able survive with a bone marrow transplant.  His parents will have searched near and far for a match, but none will come to their aid.  The only possible way that they can produce a perfect match for their son's bone marrow is to clone their son.  Unfortunately, at this time this topic is still being discussed and debated upon with the government.  Their only child that has been their treasure for six years might die.  A clone of their son becomes their apple of aspiration to keep the treasure from being buried....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Euthanasia Debate - The Euthanasia Debate        Qualifying euthanasia by calling it active or passive, direct or indirect, voluntary, non-voluntary, involuntary, or assisted suicide only confuses the picture. Euthanasia is when the doctor kills the patient. This simplification is made at the outset as an assist to the reader in more easily understanding the essential meaning without getting lost in hair-splitting verbiage. This approach does not compromise any of the excellent sources documenting this essay.   The original or first broad euthanasia program was for the purpose of "purifying" the German race under Hitler....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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The Pornography Debate - The Pornography Debate Pornography has been the topic of discussion in the court systems for years. Many would like to see legislation against it and software to filter it. The problem is it's not that easy and making laws against it would pose a problem against the first amendment. There have many issues brought up on the grounds that it is demoralizing to women and is filth for the eyes of children. But, is pornography really that harmful. There are many reasons why the government is having trouble putting restrictions on pornography....   [tags: Pornography]
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The Roommate Debate - The Roommate Debate College is a life altering experience. It is a place where you leave anything and everything you have ever known, to come to a place where nothing is familiar. The summer before your freshman year of college can be a nerve racking experience. You anxiously wait for the day when the mailman will bring you that envelope that holds your fate. Enclosed in this envelope is the name of your roommate. Your roommate can have the biggest influence on your freshmen year. They can turn into your best friend or your worst enemy....   [tags: Personal Narrative College Essays]
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Chagnon Debate - Chagnon Debate In Patrick Tierney’s article “The Fierce Anthropologist,” he discussed the faults that are, or may be, present in Napoleon Chagnon’s anthropological research of the Yanamamo, or “The Fierce People,” as Chagnon has referred to them in his best-selling book on the people. Due to Chagnon’s unparalleled body of work in terms of quantity and, as many argue, quality, Marvin Harris draws heavily on his research to support his point, which is that the origin of war is ecological and reproductive pressure....   [tags: essays papers] 1051 words
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Authorship debate - William Shakespeare’s works being just that is a notion most accept; however, there has been a lot of evidence and arguments by historians, who opt to challenge this notion, arguing that Shakespeare was the pen name of Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford had to conceal his authorship for social and political reasons. After careful examination of historian’s evidence this theory doesn’t measure up and it was indeed Shakespeare, who was the genuine author. The world has come to accept that William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, during the year of 1564....   [tags: essays research papers] 1603 words
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Drug Debate - Drugs Debate "Junk yields a basic formula of "evil" virus: *The Algebra of Need*. The face of "evil" is always the face of total need. A dope fiend is a man in total need of dope. Beyond a certain frequency need knows absolutely no limit or control. In the words of total need: "*Wouldn't you*?" Yes you would. You would lie, cheat, inform on your friends, steal, do *anything* to satisfy total need. Because you would be in a state of total sickness, total possession, and not in a position to act in any other way....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Abortion Debate - The Abortion Debate Abortion is one of the most controversial and important subjects of this generation. Did you know that 1 in 4 pregnancy's are aborted and that 1 in 6 women have had an abortion. When abortion was legalized in 1973, approximately 1,500,000 babies were aborted each year. Whether to go through with abortion or not can be a very agonising decision for a women. It's not something she can automatically decide. She has to weigh out her options. There could be many horrific reasons as to why she chooses not to keep the baby....   [tags: Papers] 769 words
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Pornography Debate - Pornography Debate Suppose one accepts MacKinnon and Dworkin's suggested statutory definition of pornography. How does one who generally accepts MacKinnon and Dworkin's views on the pervasively harmful effect of pornography, and who accepts a need for legal redress of the harms perpetrated by pornography, deal with pornographic material. The ordinance proposed by MacKinnon and Dworkin would deal with such material by enacting legislation which gives people adversely affected by the works, which clearly fit their definition of pornography, a cause of action against the producers, vendors, exhibitors or distributors for "trafficking", or for an assault "directly caused by the specific work....   [tags: Papers] 3712 words
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The Napster Debate - The Napster Debate The Napster software (http://www.napster.com), established in May of 1999, allows Internet users to share and download MP3 files directly from any computer connected to the Napster network. The software downloads a client program from the Napster site and then connects to the network through the software. This allows sharing (uploading and downloading) of MP3 files between all users connected to the network. Napster also allows users to speak to one another by ways of instant messages, chat rooms, and Hot List user bookmarks....   [tags: Papers] 1099 words
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The Great Debate - The Great Debate Introduction: I'd like to know why, the other day, I had this random thought: "I'm a bit hungry. I'd like to eat a carrot. " Two theories would explain this seemingly unimportant thought as follows: Behavioural - As a child, you received positive verbal reinforcement for eating a carrot, and still expect such positive factors to happen if you continue such behaviour. Psychoanalysis - You are trying to suppress your hidden cravings for violence and sex by sublimating your energy into random thoughts, although some unconscious "id" needs are being shown - after all, a carrot is a phallic symbol....   [tags: Papers] 1721 words
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The Abortion Debate - The Abortion Debate According to Dean Stretton, “The most plausible pro-life argument claims that abortion is seriously wrong because it deprives the foetus of something valuable. This paper examines two recent versions of this argument. Don Marquis’s version takes the valuable thing to be a ‘future like ours’, a future containing valuable experiences and activities....   [tags: Papers] 888 words
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Preparing and Facilitating A Successful Debate - ... Each member of the case study group displayed these personality traits and the group was able to attain cohesion and synergy. The team was able to prepare well for the debate therefore group effectiveness was achieved. As well as group personality composition, group norms are also positively linked with group effectiveness and support the theory that group processes and preparation are key factors for success in a debate as norms are created to reduce awkwardness and increase success. Group norms are defined as ‘standards of customary behavior and can be translated as rules’ (Flynn & Chatman 2003; Mannix & Jehn 2004; Hogg & Reid 2006 cited in Eunson 2008: 681)....   [tags: Public Speaking]
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Rhetoric in the American Immigration Debate - ... The writing and organizational style of Enrique’s Journey walks a thin line between ethnography and creative non-fiction, a choice that deliberately increases the emotional and imaginative appeal. Even with the imaginative aspects of the story, Enrique’s Journey is an impassioned but critical appeal against poverty in the American hemisphere, of which undocumented migration is merely one symptom. Enrique’s mother-in-law, Eva, succinctly summarizes, “What would it take to keep people from leaving....   [tags: Analysis, Logic, Credibility, Emotions] 1655 words
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The Republic of Plato: The Debate - Thrasymachus, Polemarchus, Cleitophon, and Socrates’ heated debate over the nature of justice in Book 1 of The Republic of Plato comes to an intriguing point of argument wherein both parties go back and forth over justice being the “advantage of the stronger”(15). It is clear that Socrates presents a more sound and logical counterargument as he calls upon the duties and abilities of professionals in their fields and how they benefit not only themselves but humanity at large as well. His skill in argument serves him well and the clear victor in the debate as the textual evidence is easily observable both in Plato’s presentation of the squabble and in Thrasymachus’ responses....   [tags: Greek Literature] 1393 words
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Debate over Abortion - ... In the case of the sick violinist, the kidnapped person is not morally obligated to make sacrifices and save the life of the violinist. Since the violinist has no right to use another person’s body, it would not be considered murder or a violation of the violinist’s rights if the kidnapped person was to refuse and “pull the plug.” On the other hand, John Noonan criticizes analogical arguments such as that of Thomson’s example of the sick violinist. Noonan claims that there is a weak relation between the hypothetical situation and the real situation to the point that it creates a misrepresentation to the real issue (4, Noonan, CC p.133)....   [tags: Abortion] 2054 words
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The Death Penalty Debate - ... However, after it was learned in 2000 that some death row inmates were put to death, even though they were innocent. His stance on this issue put him in the center of a very heated debate on capital punishment(Leon, 2011). In 1972, the Supreme Court declared that under the existing laws "the imposition and carrying out of the death penalty constitutes cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments."(Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S.238). The ACLU made their opinion on this topic very well known by stating....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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The Great Health Care Debate - The health care debate currently roiling through our legislature and news media hits close to home for every American. We are all human and thus share basic health needs. I decided to interview my father to learn more about this debate as he has a rather unique perspective on the matter. My father is sixty two years old; an American citizen for the past twenty years and a legal resident for over thirty. He hails from Colombia and still has many family members there and visits two or more times per year....   [tags: Health Care] 1761 words
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Nigerian 2011 Presidential Debate - ++ There's superabundance of enthusiasm amid the electorates over the 2011 presidential debate. Majority of voters are set for a showdown not to vote for would-be presidential candidates who're God delusional and too hooked on the God factor. Godifying everything under the sun as if what put USA, Japan, Germany on top of the world is their worldly religiosity and closeness to God. The more officeholders and our political leaders call the name of God and mention religion in their official capacities, the more negative irritation the Nigerian voters get....   [tags: Politics] 945 words
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Debate Between Faith and Science - ... But the real question is should faith and science be separated. Many scientists believe it should be separated simply because they don’t believe in God and they have theories that prove just that. Jennifer Sexton and Laura Finley, from an Ebsco host article made an excellent point and stated, “Religious believers argue that the presumption of God's existence is based on reason, and that the proof of God's existence is in the unanswered questions about the universe, which remain unaddressed by science” (Sexton)....   [tags: Philosophy, God] 964 words
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Assessing the Free Trade Debate - ... The Canadian Debate Politically, the main proponents of the FTA were the Progressive Conservatives (PC), led by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. When running for the PC leadership, Mulroney was against free trade. He claimed it was like “sleeping next to an elephant... it’s terrific until the elephant twitches and if he rolls over, you are dead.” But as early as 1985, Mulroney considered the FTA a viable option, which fit well within his policy of finding “freer access to world markets for business.” He believed that strained relationship with the United States, which had developed under the previous Liberal government, was a “sure way to undermine Canadian economic development.” During the 1980s, there was considerable protectionism in the United States....   [tags: Economics] 1539 words
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The Women’s Rights Debate - ... Social conservatives’ hostility toward birth control and their opposition to access contraceptives through health care plans is an imminent threat to women’s rights. The birth control and reproductive rights tirades clearly display black women’s vulnerability and have awakened previously dormant feminist forces. Ms. Truth would be surprised to realize that American society still entitles white women to some privileges while depriving African-American women of the very same rights. Approximately 27.4% of African-Americans, contrasted with only 13% of Caucasians, live below the poverty line....   [tags: Women Empowerment] 1142 words
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How to Prepare for a Debate - How to Prepare for a Debate "People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." This quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton rings true when taking into consideration any domestic argument. Debating is a method used to argue a topic between individuals or team members. Generally debating is used to maintain order while the opposed argue. Here are some helpful guidelines for the preparation of a three aside parliamentary style debate. Firstly, when preparing for a three aside parliamentary style debate you must find out what your motion is....   [tags: Papers] 568 words
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The Nature-Nurture Debate - How the Pendulum Swings: The Nature-Nurture Debate One of the most intriguing science-and-culture debates of the twentieth century is that of the origin of behavior. The issue that has its roots in biology and psychology is popularly framed as the "nature versus nurture" debate. At different points in time, consensus has swung from one to the other as the supposed cause of our actions. These changes are not only the result of an internal dynamic but were subject (as they are today) to external influences, most notably politics and developments in other academic disciplines....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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