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The Debate on Gun Control and the Second Amendment - ... Many people thought the provision set by the Second Amendment when it was ratified can perfectly be applied in the society today. However, the understanding of people about the Second Amendment and how they interpret it change over time. They cannot agree with each other about the meaning of the historical evidence (Karlan, 2013). Research and polls found that people in the rural areas tend to support the right of gun owners while those in urban areas encourage gun control. Due to the differences in their daily life activities, the people in urban and rural areas have different views on gun control issue....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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The Debate over Raising the Minimum Wage - The federal minimum wage was raised to $7.25 an hour by Congress in 2009, something that has been carried out only a handful of times since the establishment of the wage in the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. Even with this modest rise in income, the minimum wage today does not provide for a decent standard of living. It has failed to keep pace with the wage growth of an average American worker. The minimum wage was intended provide a minimum standard of living; to aid in alleviating poverty and reward one for their work, however, in today’s economy, it fails to live up to these modest goal....   [tags: Minimum Wage Essays]
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The Constant Debate of Euthanesia in Our Society - ... The Hippocratic Oath is vow taken by healthcare professionals swearing to practice medicine honestly. It is taken by physicians that pledge themselves to practice medicine honestly. It was written in Ionic Greek and is one of the most widely known medical texts. It asks that the professional swear to gods to uphold several professional standards. In one of the first vows a person says, “I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel…” A health care professional swears to this oath and euthanasia goes against this vow....   [tags: right to die, painless killing, lethal injection]
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The Debate Over Net Neutrality Laws - In 2005, Vonage, a phone company that transmits telephone calls over the internet or voice over internet protocol, complains to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about an unknown service provider blocking their telephone service. The FCC investigated the complaint and found that Madison River, a telephone company, was responsible and ordered them to stop blocking data sent from Vonage (Higginbotham, 2010). This incident was one of the first cases of an internet service provider discriminating against data sent over the internet because Vonage and Madison River are competing telephone service companies....   [tags: The Internet]
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The Debate Concerning Wikipedia: Is Wikipedia Quotable? - Wikipedia has been the subject of considerable debate for some time now. Some think the site is not quotable, while others argue that it is. Many teachers do not accept Wikipedia pages as a source of information, because anybody can add information to such pages. However, this policy of everybody being able to add has changed, and the present-day Wikipedia team works hard to prevent inaccuracies on their website. Wikipedia pages nowadays indicate the sources of information. Moreover, Wikipedia pages are checked on inaccuracies....   [tags: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia, persuasive, internet]
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The Debate Between Methodological Individualism and Holism - Explain and evaluate the debate between methodological individualism and holism. Introduction The explanatory variants of MI and holism are likely to be interdependent; both individualists and holists contribute meaningfully to the nature of social explanations. MI states that social phenomena are fully explained only when there is reference to the behaviour and action of individuals. Holism states that it is the study of collective forces, groups, and organisations that dictates the explanation of social phenomena ....   [tags: Social Issues, Holism]
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The Debate Over Video Game Violence - Controversy surrounds almost every topic and has been around for centuries. Controversial topics usually involve different types of people that have two opposite points of view about a certain topic or idea. The widespread expansion of technology has allowed people all over the world to debate certain topics that they deem to have a correct understanding of. Unsurprisingly, the effect of video games on the human brain has been a controversy since video games were first released decades ago. Video games involve the use of body and mind, which causes the player to be "inside" of the game, and they can see the world through the eyes of the character of which they play....   [tags: Violent Video Games]
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The Debate about Honoring Christopher Columbus - Thru history studies in grade school and secondary school students are taught of the great explorer who discovered America, Christopher Columbus. Tales of his many voyages and the names of his ships the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria are engrained into the minds of children through rhyme and song. For many years the history written in text books have been regard as fact however information provided by Howard Zinn excerpt has shed new light on the shadowy past of Christopher Columbus. In recent history, Christopher Columbus has been regarded as a great explorer renowned for his numerous discoveries....   [tags: Christopher Columbus Essays] 526 words
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The Debate Over Campaign Finance Regulations - Money is both the nectar and poison of the human race. This fact has never been more applicable than to modern politics. Nearly all assets to a candidate for political office, such a media advertisements, travel expenses and campaign supplies rely on fiscal support. In an age when electronic media rules supreme, money has never been more important. Today, it has become necessary for political campaigns to pour massive amounts of funding into television, Internet, radio and print ads in order to run a competitive campaign....   [tags: U.S. Politics, Money]
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Policy Analysis: The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act - ... On March 4, 2014, NBC News reported that there was a poll on Pennsylvania voters by Connecticut's Quinnipiac University (Poll: Pa. Majority Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana, March 4, 2014). The poll included telephone calls with 1,405 Pennsylvania voters from February 19 – 24, 2014 (Poll: Pa. Majority Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana, March 4, 2014). The poll showed that 85% of Pennsylvania voters believe that the state’s residents should be permitted to use medicinal marijuana (Poll: Pa....   [tags: medical marijuana, senate, debate]
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Justification for Using Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki - On August 6, 1945 an American B-29 bomber named the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. This was the first use of nuclear weapons in the history of human warfare and almost the last. Many people debate whether using nuclear weapons was a moral choice. I believe it was moral. Though many people died from the bomb, the amount of good that came from dropping it greatly outweighs the bad. A large issue that's brought up around the atomic bombings is the amount of people that were killed because of it....   [tags: Debate over the atomic bombings] 570 words
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Creating Nutritional Food Strains for Developing Countries - Throughout my four years of high school, I was on my school’s policy debate team, an experience that taught me vast amounts about speech and argumentation. Since there is a yearly topic, policy debaters learn how to argue the affirmative and negative sides of a single resolution in great depth. Anyways, I recently learned of two men, Ingo Potrykus and Peter Beyer, who piloted the development of “golden rice.” By inserting beta-carotene, they created a rice strain capable of solving Vitamin A deficiencies (VAD) in developing nations....   [tags: Debate, Vitamin Deficiency]
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The Minimum Wage Must Be Raised - "Los Angeles lawmakers Tuesday voted to boost the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, the largest city to try to help its lowest-paid workers survive amid the nation's growing income inequality." -- Michael Winter, USA TODAY May 19, 2015 Understanding the potential of an increase in today’s minimum wage is the key to understanding the above statement. As a financial mechanism in American society, the minimum wage has helped to sustain generations of workers. Yet, there are two sides to the debate over minimum wage increases....   [tags: Debate on increasing minimum wage]
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Proposed Revisions To the Army Tattoo Policy - For the last few months there has been an ongoing debate about whether troops with tattoos should have to get them removed or exit the military. Sgt. Maj. Raymond Chandler states that the new policy will not allow troops to have tattoos that are racist, extremist, and or sexist .Also under the new policy recruits cannot have tattoos below the knee and elbow and above the neckline (Stars and Stripes). Why is this just limited to the new recruits. As Chandler also stated the older troops that have tattoos will have to go through a grandfathering process for their, but they still cannot have a one that falls in the category of being vulgar(Stars and Stripes)....   [tags: Military, Debate, Tattoos]
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The Debate Surrounding Physician-Assisted Suicide - Physician-assisted suicide is the practice in which a doctor prescribes a terminally ill patient with a lethal medication as a form of active, voluntary euthanasia. These patients, rather than suffer slowly and painfully, often request this procedure as a means of experiencing a more “dignified” death. The debate surrounding this issue is a heated one, especially among the general public whose attitudes are deeply influenced by the level of patient pain and discomfort (Frileux et al. 334). At the heart of the issue is the conflict between a patient’s right to choose between life and death and, as expressed by one social scientist, “society’s obligation to protect its most vulnerable members...   [tags: Euthanasia Essays]
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The Origin of Modern Humans - Throughout history, humans have asked many questions in regards to our own beginnings. Religion and science have examined what makes us who we are, and have tried to answer the enduring question of our own modern origins. Scientifically, theories are still debated as to when, where, and how modern Homo sapiens came to be what they are today. There are two major theories that now dominate the discussions of experts in the field of biological anthropology: the “Out-of-Africa” model and the “Multiregional” model of evolution....   [tags: Debate, Multiregional Method, Scholars]
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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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Is Government Ban on Tobacco Wrong? - Introduction: Government passes law to the society to prevent the risk factor that is of significant harm to their health or life. Some of those activities that cause risk are drinking and driving, use of dangerous weapons. We notice that these activities pose a risk to others who are not engaged in these activities. But there are activities that pose a danger to the participant who engage in them. For example, drinking, smoking, rock climbing. Since all states follow freedom, the state cannot pass laws that forbid consenting adults from participating in such activities just because they cause harm to them....   [tags: Debate] 997 words
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The 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 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 Dam Debate - The Dam Debate In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, John Muir, a naturalist, and Marsden Manson, an engineer for the city of San Francisco, engaged in a heated debate over the construction of a dam in Hetchy Hetchy Valley. Muir wanted to preserve nature for the future, so he objected to the dam because he felt it would destroy the beauty of the area. On the other hand, Manson believed building a dam would provide water and electricity to the thousands of people who lived in the city of San Francisco, and this would preserve the well being of the human race for the future....   [tags: Environmental John Muir Ecology Essays]
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The Cannabis Debate - The Cannabis Debate The cannabis debate has never been a straightforward one. At the beginning of the 21st century, perceptions and preconceptions about cannabis and its uses have never been more blurred. Some see cannabis as a menace to society whilst others see it as a useful source of fibre, food and medicine. Doctors and scientists spend millions investigating its medicinal value yet for every positive piece of research, there is a negative. (Brownlee, 2003) Cannabis is very widely grown and available, and is usually smoked with or without tobacco....   [tags: Papers] 3981 words
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The Cloning Debate - The Cloning Debate Cloning is a subject that has been argued for years and even more since the cloning of a sheep. In 1997 when Dr. Ian Wilmot cloned the first adult sheep, people started to realize that cloning was no longer just something that might happen in the future but something that was very real and something that was happening right now in the present....   [tags: Papers] 1068 words
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The Abortion Debate - The Abortion Debate There are few issues that can cause as many heated and sometimes, irrational, debates than that of abortion. The issue strikes at the very heart of an individual's religious and philosophical beliefs. Does a woman have the right to terminate a pregnancy. Is it moral to do so in any circumstance. Is a fetus a living human being. The debate has raged for nearly thirty years and there does not seem to be any end to the controversy that often results in violence. Irrational individuals who have committed murder want to make their beliefs heard and followed....   [tags: Papers] 1024 words
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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 Abortion Debate - 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 Benefits of Genetic Research - For as long as mankind has walked the Earth, there have always been things standing in its way; things scientists have taken centuries to try and understand. Finding the key to why someone has a pre-disposition to cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart problems, or even skin conditions like psoriasis, lays within their genetic make-up. Many remain reserved on the subject and insist that the risk of genetic testing isn’t worth the reward, though there is much evidence to the contrary. The debate on the benefits of genetic research and what they can do to help mankind has been argued with the help of extensive scientific testing, anonymous surveys, and rulings from our own Federal Government....   [tags: genetic engineering debate]
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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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The Euthanasia Debate - The Euthanasia Debate Euthanasia is the deliberate killing of a person for the benefit of that person. In most cases euthanasia is carried out because the person who dies asks for it, but there are some cases called euthanasia where a person can't make such a request. A person who undergoes euthanasia is terminally ill, but there are other situations in which some people want euthanasia. There are many meanings and ideas to many people about the value of human existence, but the question lies before each and every one of us- do human beings have the right to decide the issues of life and death for ourselves....   [tags: Physician Assisted Suicide] 534 words
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The Abortion Debate - The Abortion Debate This is a difficult question because the topic of abortion has a lot of people involved for different reasons. E.g. doctors dealing with the medical issues, MP’s dealing with the legal issues etc. People have different views on this subject and so it depends who you are asking. People who have had an abortion think that it was the best thing to do because of their individual situations and experiences and would disagree. However others would agree, because of their religious beliefs or opinions on when life begins....   [tags: Papers] 505 words
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The Cloning Debate - The Cloning Debate        The first attempt in cloning was conducted in 1952 on a group of frogs. The experiment was a partial success.  The frog cells were cloned into other living frogs however, only one in every thousand developed normally , all of which were sterile. The rest of the frogs that survived grew to abnormally large sizes.   In 1993, scientist and director of the in vitro lab at George Washington University, Jerry Hall and associate Robert Stillman, reported the first ever successful cloning of human embryos.  It was the discovery of in- vitro fertilization in the 1940’s that began the pursuit to ease the suffering of infertile couples.  After years of research, scien...   [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 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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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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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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The IQ Debate - Intelligence can be defined in many different ways. This concept has been the focus of numerous studies and investigations by psychologists and other scientific experts. Intelligence can be the mental ability to reason, plan ahead, understand a wide range of complex issues and learn from past experiences (Gottfredson, 1997). Intelligence is the “resultant of the process of acquiring, storing in memory, retrieving, combining, comparing, and using in new contexts information and conceptual skills” (Humphreys, 1979) Intelligence is commonly measured through the use of a number of scales and quantitative measures, like the Intelligence Quotient (IQ), developed by Alfred Binet in early 20th cent...   [tags: Intelligence]
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The Abortion Debate - Abortion is one of the most heated moral debates. It can be said that a person’s view on this issue speaks to the type of person they are in general. Most would say that someone who has a more liberal view of the world is pro choice and someone who is more conservative is pro life. Although there may prove to be a correlation between political view and view on abortion, there are people in this world on both sides of the issue. Some support a woman’s right to choose abortion, while others think the right to life is more important than a woman’s right to choose....   [tags: Abortion Essays]
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The Baptism Debate - BIBLICAL BAPTISM Introduction Baptism, in today’s society, is one of the biggest proponents in sending people to Hell; sadly, much of the false theories taught are being taught by churches today and causing this mass belief that baptism does more than its original intent. One may question how a religious person studying religion can believe churches are wrong about baptism. The thought is proposed because it is true. Churches are continually misleading people as to what baptism is, what it is not, who is eligible for baptism, and how one should be baptized....   [tags: churches, hell, theories]
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Debate on Taxes - Controversy will always follow humans where ever we go. Humans have argued over many issues for centuries, often times with no conclusion or “correct” answer ever in sight. One common issue that has been debated since the early 1900s is whether or not the more wealthy individuals in a society should be taxed more heavily than their poorer counterparts. Many have argued over the pros and cons of the taxation of richer people, but when one looks at it objectively, the pros far outweigh the cons....   [tags: Economy, Wealth, Controversy]
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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 Marriage Debate in The Canterbury Tales - The Cost of Marriage In Geoffrey Chaucer's work, The Canterbury Tales, many travelers gather together to begin a pilgrimage. During their quest, each of the pilgrims proceed to tell a tale to entertain the group. From these stories arise four different tales, in which Chaucer uses to examine the concept of marriage and the problems that arise from this bonding of two people. In the tales of "The Franklin", "The Clerk", "The Wife of Bath", and "The Merchant", marriage is debated and examined from different perspectives....   [tags: World Literature] 617 words
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The Debate on Whether Alcoholism is a Disease or Not - The Debate on Whether Alcoholism is a Disease or Not Many specialists today are in a debate on whether alcoholism is a disease or not. I looked up the word disease in the new American Webster dictionary. It stated that a disease is a condition ill health, or malady. Malady is defined as any disordered state or condition. Alcoholism causes illness and disorder. Someone who is an alcoholic has a dependency on the drug alcohol. If you are dependent on alcohol, you can acquire many illnesses both physical and mental....   [tags: Alcoholism Health Alcohol Abuse Essays] 1427 words
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The Debate of the Death Penalty's Constitutionality - The Debate of the Death Penalty's Constitutionality Capital Punishment has existed in civilized society for thousands of years. One of the world’s largest religions is based on the execution of its leader. In America the execution of Timothy McVeigh is around the corner, and is possibly the nation’s and the world’s news story for upcoming weeks. In the United States the death penalty has existed since the creation of the union, and well before that in colonial America. Public executions once drew large crowds in the 19th and early 20th century America, the last one taking place in 1936 with a crowd of 20,000 people to watch a single man be killed....   [tags: Papers] 1743 words
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The Debate Concerning the Legalization of Marijuana - The Debate Concerning the Legalization of Marijuana The debate over the legalization of marijuana is long standing and will continue indefinitely for years to come. Both sides of this issue are passionate in their positions and provide strong arguments to support their stands. After reviewing all the information, I understand each argument but I feel strongly that it would do our country more good than harm to decriminalize marijuana. Aside from what the government would like you to think, there are actually positive effects that come from the use of marijuana....   [tags: Legalization Marijuana Drugs essays papers]
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How Important is the Encryption Debate? - How Important is the Encryption Debate. The encryption debate is intense and heated in certain circles, but is of no major concern to the vast majority of people in the United States. Most of the people I talk to regard its regulation to be of little consequence, or too complicated to take a position on. Indeed, the prevailing opinion I encounter is that is an area best left to the experts who understand its capabilities, uses and dangers. While no one really trusts the government, in the face of the sundry bogeymen evoked by law enforcement agents as a rationale for protecting the people, most people are hard pressed to stand up and speak of the inviolability of their privacy rights....   [tags: Encryption Market Essays] 1109 words
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The Debate Regarding the Freedman's Bureau - The Debate Regarding the Freedman's Bureau Historians and political theorists have delineated the concept of equality into two categories: the competitive individualist notion of equality of process and the egalitarian ideal of equality of results. The former is concerned with providing a level playing field for all, while the latter focuses on a just distribution resulting from the process. Richard Ellis, in his book American Political Cultures, challenges the Hartzian thesis that historically Americans favored equality of process over equality of results, making them competitive individualists....   [tags: African American Black Racism Essays]
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The Immigration and Job Loss Debate - The Immigration and Job Loss Debate A debate that always seems to raise its ugly head when the issue of "foreign labor" is discussed concerns the types of jobs that immigrants take and whether they are actually taking these jobs away from American workers. I look at it as jobs they are "left with", not ones they are taking. The debate always shows an American family that has been displaced or lost their livelihood because they can no longer compete with cheaper labor. In reality the jobs that the immigrants get are the most undesirable, strenuous and dangerous ones....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 1160 words
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The Debate on Euthanasia in the United Kingdom - The Debate on Euthanasia in the United Kingdom One of the biggest controversies in the UK today is Euthanasia. Arguments about Euthanasia often hinge on the ‘right to life’ and ‘right to die’, should it be legalised. Originally the word Euthanasia meant ‘a gentle and easy death’, however nowadays it is ‘the act of inducing an easy death’. Why the change in meaning and everybody’s new found view that Euthanasia is in fact murder. Many people have diverse views on the issue. Humanists live by moral principles and promote happiness and fulfillment in this life; they believe that voluntary euthanasia is morally correct, whilst upholding the need for safeguards to preven...   [tags: Free Euthanasia Essay] 647 words
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Debate on the Legality of Human Cloning - Debate on the Legality of Human Cloning Today, the topic of cloning creates more argument than it has ever created before. The argument over cloning is based upon the fact that there are extreme opposing viewpoints on the subject. One of the major arguments offered against human cloning is that it will undermine human individuality. However, despite the popular opposition to human cloning, it is likely to remain an issue. Cloning is reproduction involving only one parent. Cloning occurs when a single cell from the parent organism begins to divide and develop in such a way that a new organism is produced....   [tags: Papers] 466 words
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The Debate of Euthanasia Legalization in Britain - The Debate of Euthanasia Legalization in Britain The term ‘Euthanasia’ comes from the Greek word for ‘easy death’. Is that not how we would like our end to be. Unfortunately, Euthanasia is one of the most controversial issues being debated about in society today. Formally called ‘mercy killing’, euthanasia is the act of purposely making or helping someone to die, instead of allowing nature to take it’s course. Basically, euthanasia means killing in the name of compassion. We would all agree that every human being has the right to life; it is the most basic and fundamental of all our rights, and with every right comes a choice....   [tags: Papers] 966 words
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The Debate of Animal Testing in Laboratories - The Debate of Animal Testing in Laboratories Debating over the animal rights movement has raised questions and concerns for many years. Although animal research has been the cause of many medical breakthroughs, is it morally and ethically right to put animals in these kinds of situations. This is one of the underlying questions that must be solved before it is too late. There has already been too much violence and harm caused by the opposing views of this argument. Shouts of protests and riots are heard on the streets, labs and medical equipment are being burned and destroyed and innocent animals are left hanging in the wake....   [tags: Science Experiments Papers] 2398 words
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The Debate Over The Legalization of Marijuana -      In economics, a mixed market economy is one in which the actions of private businesses are affected by public actions and decisions. In the United States, there are governmental actions that decided just how much intervention will be used on a business. This is a redundant topic, as the two political parties, Republican and Democrat, debate the issue frequently. The idea of “laissez-faire” is a free market economy where businesses have the right to do whatever they want. Republicans tend to lean towards this ideal, while Democrats call for more governmental intervention on businesses....   [tags: legalizing marijuana] 1376 words
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Debate on the Expansion of Luton Airport - Debate on the Expansion of Luton Airport In December 2003 the government produced a produced a publication “The future of air transport”. In this publication it planned for a major expansion of the aviation industry up to 2030. In this report Luton airport was a major factor for expansion. London Luton airport shortly released their plan for expansion, “Project 2030” in which a new high capacity terminal and new runways to be built....   [tags: Papers] 977 words
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The Debate on the Banning of Boxing - The Debate on the Banning of Boxing Boxing is an ancient sport with a long history dating back centuries. It developed from bare knuckle fighting in the 18th and 19th century. The sport has already experienced a ban in 1865 and despite this remains a popular today despite this. The sport has rules established by Marquees of Queensbury that form the basis of modern boxing: three minute rounds and boxers must wear gloves. The spot attracts audience and athletes, and is enjoyed by millions of people around the world....   [tags: Papers] 1060 words
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Creation and Evolution: An Eternal Debate - Creation and Evolution: An Eternal Debate Many people have tried to reconcile the differences between creationism and Darwinism but few have succeeded. Any religious debate is seen as a very sensitive subject and the discussion about the foundations of certain religions generally becomes difficult. Darwinism, in relation to religious beliefs can become controversial; some say they can coexist and some say they cannot. Darwinism was not intended to be anti-religious, but religious activist have criticized the belief since On The Origin of Species was published in 1859....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Capital Punishment – The Debate Continues - Capital Punishment – The Debate Continues As the war on crime continues, two truths hold steady: eliminating all crime is impossible, and controlling it is a must. The main weapon used to control crime in this war is deterrence. The government's deterrent for committing murder is the death penalty. The fear of death will not deter every person who contemplates murder from doing it. Whether it is for religious reasons and the hope of salvation or something else, stopping some people is not possible (Cohen 48)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1425 words
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Perspectives of the Capital Punishment Debate - Perspectives of the Capital Punishment Debate In today's world, terrible crimes are being committed. Many believe that these crimes deserve one fate: death. Debate over the merits of capital punishment continue on a daily basis. Proponents of capital punishment defend it mainly on two grounds: death is a fitting punishment for murder, and executions maximize public safety through incapacitation and deterrence. Opponents claim that it is inhumane, does not deter crime, leaves too much room for error, and in some cases is racist and discriminatory....   [tags: Papers] 1229 words
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Population and the World Hunger Debate - Population and the World Hunger Debate The correlation between over-population and growing world hunger has become a controversial topic in today’s society. Concerns of population expansion, world starvation, and environment destruction are matters of debate and are of much concern for their outcomes affect everyone of society. The world is home to an estimated 6 billion people with more than 80 million additions every year. With this astonishing growing rate of population it is necessary to address the matter of world hunger before it is too late....   [tags: Papers] 1013 words
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Debate of the Superiority of Religion - Debate of the Superiority of Religion ¨ Religions are comforts for people. They make them feel secure, and there is no first hand proof everything you believe is true. It is very comforting for the individual to be right, and in this example in their belief, if they are nearer to the truth than other religions, or believe to be so, then they will feel more secure. ¨ All religions lead to the same place, by different paths. They all end up at the same God. Many religions believe the same thing e.g....   [tags: Papers] 360 words
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The Great Debaters: The Wiley College Debate Team - Introduction Conflict is inevitable in any personal relationship or among members of any group. While we encounter many types of conflict in our lifetime, we often look for ways to avoid conflict. So, why do we run away from dealing with our conflict. It is often because many of us fear the conflict will escalate into a situation we will not be able to sustain. “As conflicts escalate, they go through certain incremental transformations. Although these transformations occur separately on each side, they affect the conflict as a whole because they are usually mirrored by the other side....   [tags: Film, Movies]
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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research - Stem Cell Research This research paper will focus on stem cell research and the ethical issues that are attributed to this subject. This topic will be narrowed down to Embryonic Stem Cell research in that there is a great debate going on how to conduct this research ethically. The importance of embryo stem cell research is that the research could help save lives and also the debate is that it is morally wrong to kill an embryo due to the fact it still a living organism. The issue with embryo stem cell research is that an embryo is a living being and should not be used for research, because then the embryo would not be allowed to develop into the living form it is meant to be....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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The Debate over the Death Penalty - The Debate over the Death Penalty Introduction: In addition to the death penalty laws in many states, the federal government has also employed capital punishment for certain federal offenses. For example, between 1927 and 1963, the U.S. executed 34 individuals, including two women. There have been no federal executions since Victor Feguer was hanged in Iowa for kidnapping in 1963. (Bureau of Justice Statistics 1960-2000) Thesis: The status quo regarding State and Federal capital punishment statutes should be maintained....   [tags: Papers] 898 words
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The Debate Between Religions And Science - The debate between religions and science has taken a long time and consumed scientific and religious efforts. Each side has its own evidences and they are all strong. But if you look at them with your attention, you will find that there is no clash between them. I mean science supports religion and, on the other side, religion supports science. It is clear in my religion – Islam – that whatever is mentioned in Qur’an (The Holy Book) must be correct. Even if it is unbelievable these days, it will be a fact in the future....   [tags: Islam Religion Religoius Science] 852 words
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The Debate of Human Cloning - Missing Appendix The Debate of Human Cloning Human cloning has become a hot topic for debate. As we progressed one step closer to successfully cloning and developing a human being, legislators and the general public have become more concerned about the ethical and moral implications of this procedure. The federal government has been unsuccessful in reaching an agreement as to what policy to pass and enact. Thus, any current legislation on human cloning has been developed and enforced by individual states....   [tags: Cloning Clones Science Genetics Essays]
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Ignorance in the Immigration Debate - Ignorance in the Immigration Debate One of the biggest, growing debates today is the issue of immigration into the U.S. I just don’t understand why there’s such a big debate. I compare this issue to the issue of racism in the way that, no matter what you do, "they" are always going to be here, and it is only ignorance that keeps the issue ablaze. The fact that migrants are not mostly white these days, also makes the issue one more of race. As Charles S. Clark puts it in The New Immigrants, "In the 1990’s, Americans who grew up in a historically white, Anglo-Saxon society are having to adjust to a Polish-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, John Shalikashvili; to Spanish-language ed...   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 1439 words
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Chaucer,Boccaccio,and the debate of love - N.S. Thompson, Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the Debate of Love: A Comparative Study of The Decameron and The Canterbury Tales. Oxford: Clarendon, 1996; 354pp.; Nigel Thompson's book resists alignment with current concerns in late-medieval studies: he has little or nothing to say about manuscripts and their dissemination; about the audiences, reception, and imitation of the works he treats; about gender and its representation; about contemporary social and political developments and how these works reflect and even affect them; or about nationalism and internationalism in both late-medieval writers and the twentieth-century study of their work....   [tags: essays research papers] 1368 words
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The Debate Over Minimum Wage - The Debate Over Minimum Wage Introduction: The Clinton Administration served notice in 1993 that it intended to seek an increase in the federal minimum wage. Liberal politicians applauded the new president, agreeing that an increase was overdue and deserved. However, their conservative counterparts lamented the policy proposal, fearful that a minimum wage hike would further unsettle the economic recovery that was underway at the time. Both liberals and conservatives began to marshal their statistical forces to support the long held claims concerning the positive and negative consequences of a minimum wage increase....   [tags: Economics Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3: The Debate of Quality - One of the largest debates in the world of console gamers is which console is actually better, the Xbox360 or the PlayStation3. People can argue everything from power, to hardware, to even personal preference. This debate goes much further than just what each console consists of and most of the time comes down to consumer loyalty. People tend to choose something and stick with it whether it is better or worse than its competitors such as the fight over Apple or Microsoft or Ford vs. Chevy. Factoring in consumer loyalties will get any debate or comparison nowhere so in order to create an accurate comparison all biases and facts based on feeling must be discarded....   [tags: Video Games, Gaming Console. Comparisons]
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Conservatism and Innovation: A New Perspective on the Scientific Realism Debate - In this thesis I propose a new philosophical framework for the philosophy of physics as an alternative to the existing scientific realism and antirealism debate. Such reconsideration of the debate is warranted by the widely shared perception of a disconnect between the philosophy and the practices it purports to describe. Specifically, I offer a shift in focus from analysis of the justificatory practices of physicists to an examination of the methodologies evident in the presentation of theories....   [tags: Physics] 898 words
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Flag Burning: The Debate Continues - Abstract    Several times in our nation's history, Congress has introduced a bill that would provide for banning flag desecration. Each time, however, the Supreme Court ruled that this act was protected by the First Amendment freedom of speech rights. The debate over this topic continues, with both sides arguing for "the good of the country."    In a 1943 landmark Supreme Court case, Justice Robert H. Jackson wrote, "The freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much" (qtd....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Ethical Debate on Cloning - The Ethical Debate on Cloning In the article, “ Biotechnology, Ethics and the Politics of Cloning, ” the authors, Steven Best and Douglas Kellner describe the advantages and disadvantages of cloning and discuss the ethical issues related to cloning. They give various examples and judge them from different perspectives. They believe that the entire realm of biotechnology is fraught with dangers and problems that require careful study and democratic debate of key ethical issues. They too are of the opinion that in an era where everything depends on technology and where life can be created and redesigned in a Petri dish and genetic codes can be edited like a digital text, the distinct...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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NAFTA and the Labor Debate - NAFTA and the Labor Debate The Debate Since the end of the eighties and the beginning of the nineties, there has been a surge in the creation of trade agreements all over the world. The one encompassing the largest area and affecting the greatest number of people is the North American Free Trade Agreement (Text of the NAFTA, Organization of American States). The three major countries of North America signed this regional trade agreement in 1993: Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The North American Free Trade Agreement or the NAFTA, as it became popularly called, was an effort that was initiated by the United States....   [tags: Economy Trade Essays]
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The Labor Debate, An American - 'The Labor Debate:'; The American Dream Revisited Immigration is one hot topic in modern day conversation. Many believe that immigrants coming to the United States are taking many well-needed jobs away from able-bodied Americans. On the other hand, there are still those that believe that the jobs being taken away are not ones that Americans would perform due to the terrible working conditions, low pay, and lack of medical coverage. The immigration problem has come to a point where the United States must make a decision to spend a lot of money to curtail the amount of immigrants using force and funds of an overbearing amount, or to just let the immigrants continue to go about their bus...   [tags: essays research papers] 700 words
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