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The Many Benefits of Hunting - When a Minnesota dentist killed a prized African lion named "Cecil" he received an onslaught of criticism and reignited the debate concerning hunting. Those who oppose hunting often have no understanding of the many benefits provided by hunting. Hunting provides free census animal data, as well as money to sustain clean rivers and forests and to manage wildlife populations. Animals are treated more humanely by a hunter’s bullet than by a slaughterhouse’s blade. There are two categories of hunters, the poachers and the traditionalists....   [tags: Hunting Debate]
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Marijuana: The Great Debate - ... This statement is supported by Joseph M. Rey, Peter Krabman, and Andres Martin (2006) of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. They write, “There are considerable data showing that marijuana use is associated with poor school performance, lower grades, less satisfaction with school, worse attitudes toward school, and poorer school attendance. Cannabis use is also higher among school dropouts and is associated with later unemployment” (p. 3). This fact along with the data that shows that the use of marijuana is on the rise raises concerns....   [tags: drugs, legalization, abuse]
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Health Care Policy Debate - ... The time change was efficient for the facility but backfired due to negative feedback and bad ratings. Fairness in healthcare coincides with equity. It’s well known that the approaches to healthcare systems are distinctly different in other countries. World Health Organization (WHO) ranked the US as 37th in fairness and quality(WHO 200). Medicare has been in effect since 1966 and many elderly patients are unable to afford copays or pay for medication due to the expense. Recently my elderly mother-in-law is struggling with end of life care....   [tags: affordable care act]
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The Debate Over Abortion - With the ongoing debate and the advancement of technology in determining the viability of a fetus, abortion, the ending of a pregnancy by removing a fertilized egg, has become increasingly controversial. The morality of abortion has caused many to separate into opposite sides of the spectrum, pro-life and pro-choice. The arguments over abortion has stirred a continuous debate between a pro-choice stance such as that presented by the analogical reasoning of Thomson or Glover’s examination of social context and a pro-life position argued by a moral view of personhood by Noonan....   [tags: Informative Essay] 2021 words
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The Gun Control Debate - "I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it." -- Clint Eastwood Gun control has a history dating back to 1791, when the Second Amendment of the Constitution was ratified. However, more recently, the debate over gun control has escalated into a much more public issue to which many citizens can relate. After all, stories about incidents involving guns appear frequently today in newspapers and on television or the radio. One could say that the debate started with the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968, which banned ownership of guns by certain groups of people and regulated the sale of guns....   [tags: Gun Control, 2015]
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The Death Penalty Debate - The debate on if the death penalty is ethical is something that is a long-standing debate depending on what side of the issue you are on. Both sides of this issue have their points yet there are always things about the issue that kept it in the forefront. The right to life is taken for granted without thinking twice, however, due to the laws of this country the freedom we take for granted can be taken away with the mistakes we made. Looking at both sides of the issue gives insight on why this remains a relevant and will continue being debated not only civilly, but also in many appeals in our court system today....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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Technology Debate in Education - ... This has created pressure in most of the public schools and thus being able to increase the performance and educational standards. Based on President Bush’s initiation of No Child Left Behind Act (2001), this laid a basis for improvement in public education in America. As Egea-Kuehne (p.6) denotes, the technological innovation has enabled teaching practice to be easier, especially in secondary schools and post-secondary public institutions. Most studies digitally. Students have been provided with this digital media to help them be innovative online without even meeting their teachers....   [tags: computers, media, digital]
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The Women’s Rights Debate - Due to the current intensification of the reproductive health debate, the American public has recently been blasted with a plethora of media coverage of birth control and women’s rights related issues. It seems rather absurd, in this day in age, to abruptly attack contraception and birth control practices. In my opinion, this sort of rhetoric is counter-productive and tends to further divide the American public on issues that, for most of us, seem to be indisputable. Furthermore, the current women’s health rights dispute undermines the achievements of a countless number of activists and visionaries that date back to the foundation of the Republic....   [tags: Women Empowerment] 1142 words
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The Gay Marriage Debate - The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. As of January 2014, only seventeen states in the U.S. had legalized gay marriage, allowing same sex couples to marry. The other 33 states have constitutional amendments that deny the freedom to marry among same sex couples (Where State Laws). Gale states that homosexual relationships and even gay marriages have existed since the beginning of recorded history. However in 1970, when gay couples desiring marriage licenses were denied, the battle for equal rights exploded (Gay Marriage)....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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Same Sex Marriage Debate - ... Tackling issues of equality, religion, and personal opinions makes it quite a challenge for lawmakers that are trying to figure out a way to please individuals on both sides of the issue. The debate for the most part stems from two very different opinions. La Shawn Barber, author of “Interracial Marriage: Slippery Slope?” opposes same sex marriage and strongly believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Andrew Sullivan, author of “The Right's Contempt for Gay Lives” supports same-sex marriage and believes that any two people that want to be married should be allowed to do so, regardless of one’s sex....   [tags: amendments, right, opinion, equality] 778 words
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The Never-Ending Abortion Debate - The abortion debate is by far one of the most heated discussions in our culture today. In fact, it is so emotionally charged that we are quite often unable to clearly state or analyze any new facts. It is for this reason that the issue remains so divided after decades of discourse. The debate, at it's core, always ends with the decision of what to do about a fetus that is undesired. Oddly enough, the arguments for or against the removal of a fetus are not focused on the same things. The pro-choice side of the argument uses the comforts of society and the pregnant woman to make their argument, while the pro-life side is primarily only concerned with the fetus itself....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay] 836 words
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The Shakespeare Authorship Debate - The Shakespeare Authorship Debate Although William Shakespeare is considered to be one of the most revered and well-renowned authors of all time, controversy surrounds the belief that he actually produced his own literary works. Some rumors even go so far as to question the reality of such a one, William Shakespeare, brought on by paralleling the quality of his pieces with his personal background and education. With such farfetched allegations, it persuaded others to peek into the person we all are taught to learn as “Shakespeare”, but who is actually the person behind these genius works of literary promise and enlightenment....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]
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The Debate Over Vaccination - Getting a shot can be a scary experience for children and their parents. Vaccinations protect children from dangerous infections by introducing a weak or dead pathogen triggering the body to defend itself. Sometimes these pathogens can harm the child which makes some parents wonder if the risk is worth the reward. Two opposing articles on immunization will be analyzed to determine which argument is more successful. The first article is “Immunization Is a Question of Science, Not Faith: How I Evaluated the Immunization ‘Debate’ “, by Chanda Cooper-Warren....   [tags: Risk and Reward]
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The Genetic Engineering Debate - In recent discussions of genetic engineering, a controversial issue has been whether genetic engineering is ethical or not. In “The Person, the Soul, and Genetic Engineering,” JC Polkinghorne discusses about the moral status of the very early embryo and therapeutic cloning. J. H. Brooke’s article “Commentary on: The Person, the Soul, and Genetic Engineering” comments and state opinions that counter Polkinghorne’s article. On the other hand John Harris’s ““Goodbye Dolly?” The Ethics of Human Cloning” examines “the possible uses and abuses of human cloning and draw out the principal ethical dimensions, both of what might be done and its meaning, and of public and official response” (353)....   [tags: Ethical Dilemma, Embryos With Dignity]
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Human Resource Management Debate - ... Dr. Marshall goldsmith asked 2000 corporate managers that that how much more does these employees make than a below average employee. The same managers who agree to the above statics sated that surprisingly the difference is only 5 to 10 percent in the pay but the productivity difference is more than 100 percent. This clearly indicated that the reword based compensation is nothing more than exploitation of an efficient employee. (Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, 2008) 2. Huge implementation cost: Late head of the American Federation of teachers, Albert Shanker said that performance based compensation programs are initially strongly supported by taxpayers, but when teachers started to qualify...   [tags: performance based rewards, excellence]
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The Minimum Wage Debate - The minimum wage debate has recently made a large comeback in United States politics. Contemporary studies show over 3.8 million Americans are paid at or below minimum wage (Dickinson 33). Many have looked skeptically back on past wage systems and have questioned wage’s relationship to current market inflation. In response to this inquiry, a large majority of the general population, relatively unrelated to their degree of income, support legislation to increase the minimum. However, the issue has split into a bipartisan debate in Washington....   [tags: income equality, low-income, tax credit]
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The Debate over Homeschooling -     There has always been a debate on whether children should be forced to go to public school or have the choice to attend homeschool. This debate has been around because many educators find that homeschooling is a lazy way out of learning, while other people argue that homeschooling is a great way to learn specifically for those who are sick with diseases like cancer and sickle cell or who learn better in a private environment rather than around a large group. What are the benefits and disadvantages of homeschooling....   [tags: alternative forms of learning]
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The Packed Lunch Debate - American schools are under a pressure to serve the children of America now more than ever. On top of trying to create a learning curve to brighten our country’s future, while not leaving any children behind (with the 'No Child Left Behind Act'), the new stress of nutrition has been added to the undoubtedly long list of impossible tasks that United States public schools must accomplish. While there are several ways of implementing changes to the school-served lunches, changing the minds of parents who pack their children’s lunch can be a whole new daunting task....   [tags: requirements, health, obesity, home, school] 2236 words
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Debate on Gun Control - ... Although many people look at guns as a threat, they can actually end up saving your life. On average, 14.3 people are killed in a mass shooting when stopped by police; only 2.3 people are killed when stopped by a civilian. Guns are made to protect people. For example, police officers have a gun for protective purposes. Guns are what keep them safe. Some people think that carrying a gun around is setting yourself up, but honestly that could not be farther from the truth. For instance, we wear a seat belt every day when we are in a car....   [tags: crime rate, firearms, mass shooting]
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Worldwide Debate about Uniforms - ... Plus, kids with low-income families don't have money to splurge on new garb for their kid. Another popular debate on the topic of uniforms is about expenses. People claim that uniforms are more expensive than wearing your own clothes. Most statisticians say otherwise. They say that (in) schools without uniforms, you are more likely to have at least 15 sets of clothes, for the average child. While at schools with uniforms, you only have one or two sets of clothes that are your uniforms for every day of the week....   [tags: expense, less crime, bullying] 557 words
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The Debate over Abortion - ... Simple argumet but just as strong. Taking away anyones possible life experiences is awful and it could apply to the potential person. It would be hard to argue this obvious argument, but not impossible. Critics to the claim that there is not a person to even take away a life experience from. This means that they would be in disagreement with the first premise that mentions the potential person. Those in favor of abortion would state that an unwanted fetus could be at risk of birth defects , maternal depression , low birth rates and more (Family Planning Program)....   [tags: pros, cons, morality]
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Political Debate of Slavery - During the Antebellum period, the issue of slavery affected many religious and political debates. This was seen in the Lincoln Douglass debates, legislation, and the evolution of political parties. The political debates that fueled the slavery controversy were derived from legislation. The first legislation passed was the three-fifths compromise. Naturally, southern states wanted slaves to be counted as a whole person because the slave population in the south was larger. The northern states opposed this....   [tags: Slavery Essays]
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Controversial Debate About Stonehenge - Stonehenge has been an epicenter for much discussion,confusion,controversy, and debates for many years especially in it’s homeland of the U.K. Stonehenge has puzzled and divided experts for decades. What is Stonehenge. Who built Stonehenge. Why was Stonehenge built. (What is Stonehenge, Abels, Harriete) There are many controversial debates about Stonehenge. Particulary on it’s origins and use. Some of these controversies include Aliens, Glaciers, Merlin the Wizard, the Devil, and sheer man-power....   [tags: Animal Bones, Local Myths]
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The DREAM Act Debate - Since the inception of this country, we as a nation of immigrants have struggled with the question of who should be a citizen and who should not. It is no surprise that illegal immigration greatly affects our nation and is now one of the leading debates our country faces, polarizing our society on many levels. This paper addresses the debate over the ‘Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act’, (DREAM Act 2011, 2011); a proposal purported to be the solution for innocent victims of illegal immigration....   [tags: U.S. Law ]
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The Debate About Terrorism - ... Therefore terrorist actions and tactics can be surprisingly effective in achieving a terrorist group’s political objectives and terrorism as a strategy has been proven to be successful often enough to encourage further terrorist groups that seek to achieve political change to engage in such strategies as well. The chances of success may be small, especially for rather weak or small groups that face a powerful opposition, but there is at least the possibility that a reliance on terrorism can work so they will continue using this strategy, especially when they are out of other options (Kydd, Andrew & Walter, Barbara 2006: 49)....   [tags: strategy, attacks on civilians] 2671 words
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The Death Penalty Debate - "The death penalty issue is obviously a divisive one. But whether one is for or against, you can not deny the basic illogic - if we know the system is flawed, if we know there are innocent people on Death Row, then until the system is reformed, should we not abandon the death penalty to protect those who are innocent?" --Richard LaGravenese In the United States the death penalty is used as a punishment for capital offenses. These specifically can vary from state to state, but commonly include first-degree murder, murder with special circumstances, rape with additional bodily harm, and the federal crime of treason....   [tags: capital punishment, 2015]
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The Capital Punishment Debate - Capital Punishment Try to imagine a relative sitting in a dark, cold, and tight prison cell and knowing minutes later that death would come for them through lethal injection. What if their case wasn't handled correctly, what if evidence was mishandled, and possibly an innocent person is going to die. Imagine the family who has been waiting years for justice to be served by the means of lethal injection. There is two sides to every story either way both families will grieve or already is. According to Death Penalty Information Center (2011), since 1976 the United States of America has executed 1,243 individuals who have been convicted of a serious crime....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]
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The Reproductive Right Debate - No other element of the Women’s Rights Movement has generated as much controversy as the debate over reproductive rights. As the movement gained momentum so did the demand for birth control, sex education, family planning and the repeal of all abortion laws. On January 22, 1973 the Supreme Court handed down the Roe v. Wade decision which declared abortion "fundamental right.” The ruling recognized the right of the individual “to be free from unwanted governmental intrusion into matters so fundamentally affecting a person as the right of a woman to decide whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.” (US Supreme Court, 1973) This federal-level ruling took effect, legalizing abortion for all wo...   [tags: Abortion, argumentative, persuasive ]
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The Death Penalty Debate - The death penalty seems to be a very debatable subject. There are arguments and support for both sides of the debate, but which side is right. That is a tough question to ask. After reading the article in the textbook, two other articles, and looking at statistics, I seem to feel that the death penalty may not be the right answer. The article in the textbook The Death Penalty in the United States and Worldwide was fairly informative. One of the points it brought up was the cost of life without parole vs the death penalty, and those costs were stated as life without parole costing 1.1 million dollars vs the death penalty costing 3 million dollars (Schaefer, Richard T, 2009 pg 176)....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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The Capital Punishment Debate - Capital punishment (the death penalty) is the means of punishment, decided by the court, which most convicted murderers, are sentenced to. This sentencing involves the induced death of the convicted criminals by various means. Most of the methods used or previously used for the execution process include: lethal injection, hanging, firing squad, gas chamber, electrocution (DPIC 2006). Murders have taken place all over the world throughout history and still continue to this day. Many argue on what the proper punishment would be for these types of criminals....   [tags: Pros and Cons of the Death Penalty] 1374 words
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The Global Warming Debate - The Global Warming Debate In the beginning of the twentieth century scientist had started talk that the globe is warming and man is the cause. Then news stations of course took the idea and made it sound like the worst thing since World War II. The thought of the globe warming is frightening the American people and people all over the world because the scientists and the news blew it out of proportion. Although it is believed that man’s carbon emissions are the cause of global waring, in reality the global cycle of nature causes the climate to change and also provides benefits to life on Earth....   [tags: Environment, Carbon Emissions] 1122 words
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The Gay Marriage Debate - Within this essay, the main focus will be to develop a thorough analysis and discussion in relation to the topic of gay marriage. In order to construct this, this essay will discuss positions in favor of and against gay marriage. In reference to the position supporting gay marriage, the discussion will focus on; discrimination and equality and respect on individual’s rights. The points that will be discussed contraty to gay marriage will be building upon ideas that we rose in the debate as well as incorporating some new material....   [tags: Legalizing Gay Marriage] 2697 words
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Debate on Gene Therapy - Genes are made of DNA – the code of life (Gene Therapy- The Great Debate!). The changes in genes may cause serious problems, which we called genetic disorder. In theory, the only method to cure genetic disorders is gene therapy, which basically means the replacement of genes in order to correct the loss or change in people’s DNA. Although gene therapy gives patients with genetic disorders a permanent cure, it is controversial because it has safety and efficacy problems, and raises ethical issues....   [tags: Advantages, Disadvantages, DNA]
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The Corn Laws Debate - The Corn Laws debate was very controversial during the Industrial Revolution, because at that time there was the transition from what it was the mercantilism era to the liberal ideas and views towards the economy structure. The Corn Laws issue was that it had restricted agricultural imports (Cohn, pp. 7). This law illustrates the conflict between mercantilism and liberal economic ideologies; unlike liberal economic views, the Corn Laws under mercantilism favored the large landowners while being based on power and wealth....   [tags: Liberal Economy, Mercantilism]
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The Higher Education Debate - Higher education debate is a controversial and hot topic for politicians in the United States due to the price associated with higher education in the country. State lawmakers regularly worry about the rising cost of attaining a college degree, and lowering the debt burden to the student. Consequently these issues have been turned into a talking point during the presidential campaign trail. The pressure on the amount of tuition paid has not only been seen from the government but also from the families, which have shown reluctance in paying the high tuition fees....   [tags: College Degree, Influenza Vaccine]
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Debate Over Marijuana Legalization - As a high school student you see someone who’s been smoking marijuana nearly every day. You see your classmates and people you look up to high on a daily basis. So you ask yourself, why is it prohibited. What makes it worse than tobacco or alcohol both of which are legal. Why is the country having such a heated debate on the issue and why is marijuana legal some places and illegal in others. What sets it apart from other drugs and are there any benefits. I’ve always been really curious about marijuana and I like to hear the sides of both arguments....   [tags: Should Pot Be Legal?]
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The Death Penalty Debate - The death penalty till this day remains to be a very controversial topic. Some people may argue that it should be considered a form of cruel and unusual punishment; others may rebuttal in saying that the death penalty is capital punishment. When visiting the idea of placing someone to death one must bear in mind the possibility of condemning an innocent person through such torture, the brutalizing effect on society it may leave, and the serious psychological trauma that a defendants family and friends may face....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essays]
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The Medical Marijuana Debate - ... Once again due to a study completed by Kim Janda of the Scripps Research Institute in 2006, showed that the THC contained in marijuana slowed affects of plaque build up that destroy brain cells and cause the disease known as Alzheimer’s (businessinsider.com). These are only a few reports of the diseases that marijuana can have a positive affect on. Con: Although there are few, cons of medical marijuana do exist. Those who are against medicinal marijuana are very passionate against it. One thing we do know about medical marijuana is if we it was to become legal statewide it would have to be federally regulated by the FDA....   [tags: pros and cons]
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The Death Penalty Debate - Few issues have been as hotly argued and controversial as the death penalty, with its many conflicting moral, social and legal implications. Compelling arguments exist in favor of the final punishment, and equally strong arguments exist to end its practice. Furthermore, considering its conflicting history, on the grand scale of the whole world, and in just America, it is unlikely that this issue will be resolved any time soon. In the United States specifically, the issue has great significance to the bill of rights and the 8th amendment, which prevents cruel and unusual punishment....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essays]
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Marijuana: The Hazy Debate - Cannabis has been used for various reasons since ancient times. The Chinese began using it medically around 2800 B.C. In The Science of Marijuana by Leslie Iversen, the Head of Faculty of Pharmacology and Drug Discovery at Oxford University, he discusses the history and practicality of medicinal marijuana in one of the chapters. Until the twentieth century, many cultures continued to use cannabis for many medical reasons, such as convolution, gonorrhea, asthma, and to stimulate appetite, just to name a few (The Science of Marijuana, p....   [tags: legalization or not, medicinal cannabis] 1917 words
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The Philosophy of Language - Over the course of the semester we have discussed several interesting philosophers and their theories on the philosophical issues such as, epistemological concerns, the meaning of life, and morality. One approach to the epistemological debate is the context of our language and the meaning of the words we use to claim one’s beliefs as true knowledge. In epistemology and the philosophy of language context seems to play a huge part in our understanding, meaning, and knowledge. Whether it be science, math, or religion, our language and its context is key to our understanding....   [tags: epistemological debate]
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Is Journalism a Profession? - INTRODUCTION "Society demands that the men who minister to its health be in the highest sense of the word professional men − professionally trained, professional in their ethics, professionally responsible. Society demands professional training and professional conduct of the men who minister to its needs in legal matters. The fact that society demands less of the men who minister through news to its knowledge and attitudes is one of the great and dangerous inconsistencies that give shape to the twentieth century (Schramm, 1947, p....   [tags: Journalism Debate]
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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...   [tags: Papers] 678 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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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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The Debate of Censorship - The United States Bill of Rights guarantees its citizens the freedom of expression, but how far does that freedom extend. Does the right to express yourself include the right to observe the expressions of others. According to pro-censorship view holders, it does not. But to those who feel strongly against censorship, the freedom of information, or the “right to know,” should be an absolute right granted to the American public. Censoring material is the responsibility of the individual, not the institution itself, and certainly not the job of a separate institution....   [tags: Controversy, Freedom of Expression]
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The Debate Concerning the Morning-After Pill - 1.0 Introduction This essay explores the recent debate surrounding the restrictions placed on the availability of the Plan B One-Step pharmaceutical, which prevents pregnancy after sexual intercourse. Five main questions have been identified to analyze this debate and these five questions are presented in Sections 2.0 through 6.0, respectively. Section 7.0 presents a brief conclusion and References are provided at the end of the document. As background for these analyses, it may be helpful to understand chronology of the events as described in The New York Times article, “Judge Strikes Down Age Limits on Morning-After Pill” : • Plan B One-Step is a morning after pharmaceutical pill, sold by...   [tags: Plan B One-Step Pharmaceutical]
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The Vaccination-Autism Debate - ... The coverage attacked the health department and the government showing that they had failed in proving there was no link between the MMR vaccination and autism. This debate received the most covered science story in 2002, with more than 2500 articles written about it. Most of the articles written discussed the validity of Wakefield’s study that the MMR vaccination resulted to autism. Few articles wrote on the safeness of the vaccines. The press conferences, videos, and articles caused a health scare in the United Kingdom because parents lost their faith with the health departments and the government....   [tags: mmr,studies, media] 1275 words
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Debate Discussion: Divorce - ... Sometimes, family members or friends from the couple may also be involved. 5.0 The Differing Views 5.1 Divorce Negatively Affects Children-Well Being 5.1.1 Bad Behavior Children that are involved in divorce will see their parents argue over things that they may not understand. Seeing their parents argue all the time will lead them into stress. The situation for them is not comfortable at all. Study published in the March 2013 edition of Public Health states that children who came from divorced parents are more likely to smoke (Hansen, 2009)....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Separation] 637 words
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Mac vs. PC: The Debate and the Dilemma - Mac vs. PC: The Debate and the Dilemma Background of the Debate The debate between whether to buy Macintosh or buy a PC has been ongoing since Microsoft first introduced Microsoft Windows in November 1984. Apple Macintosh had developed its first personal computer, mouse and graphical user interface (GUI) in January of 1984. The debate has grown and has been the subject of many articles and even is the main high light of various websites. This frequently heated debate has even been compared to the Pepsi vs....   [tags: Technology ]
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The Vaccination-Autism Debate - The vaccination-autism debate originated from the studies of a British medical researcher named Andrew Wakefield. Wakefield had claimed to discover a connection between the vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and the development of autism and gastrointestinal disease in young children. (Hansen) He published his findings in a British medical journal and this started a large controversy amongst many scientists, doctors and citizens all over Europe. Many of who insist that there is no relation between the disease and the vaccination while others stand firm behind the beliefs of Wakefield....   [tags: media, cnn, cbs, studies] 1773 words
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The Debate Over the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities - ... Some of the major issues in the inclusion debate are the concerns over the effects inclusion has on students, both with and without disabilities The Positive Effects on Students The first issue that the debate is effects that the inclusion of students with disabilities have on a student’s education and everyday life. This includes the effects on both students with and without disabilities. One of the major benefits of the inclusion of students with disabilities is that it aids in their developmental growth by allowing them to developed skills learned from students without disabilities (Spring, 2014, p.122)....   [tags: liberation movement, negative issues] 1549 words
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Death Penalty Debate - Why is the death penalty still allowed throughout much of the U.S.. The process of prosecuting and convicting an individual is astronomical, and there is great debate as to whether the death penalty actually works as a deterrent. Retribution and biasness have contributed too many that have received this sentence, considering all this, life imprisonment is best for all, realistically, and most effective. The advantages of life imprisonment far more outweigh the death sentence.   Death Penalty America has always had a history of using the death penalty, but no subject has received greater debate....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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Four Corner Debate - Four Corner Debate My criteria for making my decision: -Did contemporary society respond effectively. -What did people do to respond. -Has the problem been taken care of. -Has problems similar to these historical issues occurred today. I agree that contemporary society has done enough to respond to the legacies of historical globalization. Throughout history there has been many controversial issues. I believe that modern society has done well in response to these tragic. We have seen responses from many levels of society, from government and from citizens themselves....   [tags: legacies of historical globalization]
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Presidential Debate Analysis - Differences between Mr. Obama’s Health care and tax cut policy and Mr. McCain’s policy: Mr. McCain Said that he would give the middle class a $5,000 refundable tax credit to buy health insurance. Mr. Obama Responded to it very strongly saying that McCain gives with one hand and takes with the other. Mr. Obama wants to cut tax for the middle class and the small business owners. Mr. Obama said that Mr. McCain wants to give a $300 billion tax cut; the $200 billion is going to the largest corporations in America....   [tags: US Politics] 506 words
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America's Abortion Debate - Abortion is one of the most controversial issues in the United States today. According to oxford dictionary, abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks. The two factions involved in this controversy are poles apart in their views on abortion: where as the pro-choice movement contends that a woman’s right to abortion is absolute, the pro-life movement asserts that a fetus’s right to life is indisputable. The argument has become very pronounced since the U.S Supreme Court ruling in the year 1973 in Roe V....   [tags: Abortion]
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Abortion Controversial Debate - Abortion has been a perplexing and controversial debate throughout time. There are many articles and philosophers who state their strong polarized opinions on whether it is ethical to have an abortion. Some people believe that abortion is morally unacceptable and under no circumstances will it ever be acceptable. On the contrary, other people believe that a woman should have the right to choose whether she wants to continue with the pregnancy, especially under certain conditions. In “A Defense of Abortion,” Judith Jarvis Thomson uses real-life analogies to illustrate her key argument that, even assuming a fetus is considered a person from the moment of conception, the mother and the fetus ha...   [tags: judith thompson, pregnancy, rape]
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The Lincoln-Douglass Debate - ... However, Kant’s real position is made clear when he says that every country is like a person where no one has the right to correct someone else’s mistake, but one must allow people to do as they desire. In other words, Kant clearly sides with Douglas concept of popular sovereignty. Therefore, Douglas speech satisfies Kant’s criteria for maintain peace. 2. Kant characterizes Lincoln as a moral politician and Douglas as a political moralist. For Kant a moral politician is one who is always guided by morality....   [tags: moral law, slavery, Kant] 1059 words
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A Public Debate on Health Care Reform - ... In the U.S. health insurance system is controlled by both public and private entities. The law provides mechanisms for regulating private insurance. These regulations address issues of gender discrimination, terminating insurance for sick , justifying coverage costs, pre-existing conditions, co-pay for preventive care, limits for annual and lifetime coverage. The government participates in private health care insurance by providing subsidies based on family income. Although, they may not be termed as an insurance system expansion of government funded medical programs such as Medicare and Medicaid will augment the private health care systems....   [tags: insurance, costs, discrimination] 737 words
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The Great Debate: Medical Marijuana, Is It Ethical? - The debate on Medical marijuana has been a controversial subject mainly because people have an abundance of opinions and very little scientific research to back up either side of the debate. The most important question here is “will medical marijuana be used for medical purposes or will it be used inappropriately?” Unlike a person who uses marijuana for medicine or entertainment, some people use marijuana as a means for income. Honestly marijuana sales is a very profitable business but the problem is that there is still a numerous amount of people who sell marijuana illegally....   [tags: medicine, entertaintment, social use]
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Understanding the Debate Over the Origins of Life - ... Often times, a derogatory attitude accompanies the idea of Creationism. The belief in creation by an almighty being is not a supplemental belief attached only to the Bible; instead, creation is the definitive deduction of a clear reading and understanding of Genesis in its intended form - as a purely historical narrative. This historical narrative, given to humanity by a supreme being, is the basis and foundation upon which a biblical worldview is based. A myriad of interpretations of creationism conclude that an intelligent, all-knowing demiurge, not natural selection or natural influences, created the universe and all the life found within....   [tags: evolution, religious, creationism] 1098 words
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The Debate Over Paying NCAA Athletes Or Not - Many people believe that players in the NCAA should not be paid for the sports they play, yet others believe that since they’re risking their future and injury that they should be paid. NCAA players should be paid for the sports they play but only the elite players should be paid. For example players such as Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M, Jameis Winston from Florida State and Tre Mason from Auburn should be paid for their success in college Football, these three players produced numbers this season that people haven’t seen in years, and many analyst believe that they need to be rewarded with money for their success as great football players....   [tags: college players, NFL]
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Overview of the Room for Debate Blog Series - The Room for Debate series of blog posts between Bryan A. Garner and Robert Lane Greene presents to the reader two distinct views on various topics including that of authority in language, what makes a good and a bad rule, and what the purpose of these rules is. After reading the posts and doing some research on the people they mention, I noticed that the majority of them, whether lexicographers, linguists or writers (descriptivist or prescriptivist), had privileged upbringings and were educated at prestigious universities....   [tags: blog analysis, bryan a garner, robert lane greene]
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The Debate about Ghosts and Paranormal Activity - ... It is said that their main purpose is to control others through fear. They may also attach themselves to a person, possess them, Harris 5 and live out their own evil agenda. Examples of such behavior are found in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Abraham Lincoln (Encyclopedia, 182) Another type of phenomena that is sometimes referred to as a ghost is called a poltergeist. Poltergeist comes from the old German word meaning noisy or mischievous ghost. In the 1940s little was known about known about poltergeist beyond the boarders of psychical research....   [tags: supernatural phenomena] 1112 words
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The Gun Control Debate: Is it a Violation of the Constitution? - The Gun Control Debate: Is it a Violation of the Constitution. The United States Constitution is regarded as the supreme law of the land. When it was drafted over two centuries ago, the goal of the founding fathers was to provide for the general welfare and common defense of all citizens, establish a more perfect Union and insure domestic tranquility for the United States of America. Unfortunately, this tranquility has been disturbed by unnecessary tragedies at the hand of armed individuals. Tragedies like the Sandy Hook shooting and the Columbine massacre, where armed individuals took the life of innocent civilians mercilessly, have shaken our communities and forced us to take a different a...   [tags: columbine massacre, shootings, firearm]
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The Debate on Gun Control and the Second Amendment - Guns have been around for a very long time. People love being able to have the freedom to do what they want, especially when they can possess something that make them feel superior. The introduction of the Second Amendment opens up the controversial, yet well anticipated opportunity for United State citizens to be able to own guns. Americans enjoy the benefit of being able to own guns for decades over people in other countries. People can buy guns and carry them around in public. They own guns for many reasons such as to hunt, to protect themselves, and simply to satisfy their desire of owning a gun, but in recent years, the issue of people carry guns has become a problem....   [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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Debate on the Medicalization of the Ailment Known as ADHD - Among the various conditions that have risen to prominence in the American media, the debate on the medicalization of the ailment known as A.D.H.D. has proven to be controversial. There is a growing concern within the American medical community that due to various sociological reasons, the number of people diagnosed and treated for A.D.H.D. is rising drastically despite the lack of a formal test that guarantees the presence of the disorder. It must be considered that American society has medicalized A.D.H.D....   [tags: adhd, pharmaceutical industry, medication]
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The Debate Over the Morality of the Death Penalty - ... In the past, it has been issued that the rape of a child should constitute capital punishment, but now, “the death penalty in the United States is used almost exclusively for the crime of murder,” (DPIC). When a convicted murderer is executed, it eliminates their chances of getting out of jail sometime in the future. This is the only way to ensure that they can never kill again, because were they to be set free, future fatal encounters involving them would be inevitable. The same deadly outcome could occur even if they are never released, because murders do happen in jail as well....   [tags: justice, prevention, murder] 1937 words
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The Constant Debate of Euthanesia in Our Society - There comes a time in life when someone dies in the family, whether it be a parent or a close relative. I got the chance to experience the hardship when I was 9 years old, when my mother died of cancer. It was a very slow, but not painful death. Back then, I did not even know the meaning or that there was such a thing as Euthanasia. Euthanasia is a constant debate between our society and is causing problems for the public and health care providers since it is a matter about life and death. Euthanasia is “the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy” (Merriam-...   [tags: right to die, painless killing, lethal injection]
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The Debate over the Plausibility of Irreducible Complexity - ... They believe that out of the blue, tiny organisms appeared. Then these tiny organisms evolved into something more complex, and more complex. And eventually, you get a very complex organism. This is called macroevolution, the changing of one species into a completely different species. Therefore, they think that complex living beings could have come from simple nonliving things. The people who believe this are called evolutionists. These people think that macroevolution occurred naturally, by normal changes in the reproductive process....   [tags: creationists, evolution, souls] 739 words
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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 Regarding Same Sex Marriage - The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures, but when defined broadly, marriage is considered to be an institution common to all human cultures. In terms of legal recognition, most sovereign states limit marriage to male and female couples (two persons of opposite gender). Nowadays a growing number of countries (about 15) have established a legal recognition for same-sex marriage. While few societies have recognized same-sex unions as marriages there is a long history of same-sex unions around the world....   [tags: gay rights, natural laws of the universe] 2601 words
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The Debate Concerning Wikipedia: Is Wikipedia Quotable? - Wikipedia has been the subject of considerable debate for some time now. Some think the site is not quotable, while others argue that it is. Many teachers do not accept Wikipedia pages as a source of information, because anybody can add information to such pages. However, this policy of everybody being able to add has changed, and the present-day Wikipedia team works hard to prevent inaccuracies on their website. Wikipedia pages nowadays indicate the sources of information. Moreover, Wikipedia pages are checked on inaccuracies....   [tags: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia, persuasive, internet]
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The Debate 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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Overivew of the Same Sex Marriage Debate - Overivew of the Same Sex Marriage Debate In today's rapidly growing society, current social issues and family morals are constantly changing the dynamics and aspects of individuals. One constant issue that has been a topic of discussion in the last decade has been marriage of the same sex. There are many people who support this idea, as well as people are against the concept. Same-sex marriage has been an issue today. Some people argue that the Constitution of marriage is intended to bond one male and one female, that the definition of marriage makes the same-sex marriage improper because same sex marriage keeps children from learning proper roles....   [tags: Marriage Equality, Homosexuality]
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The Debate of Orgin: Creationsim versus Evolutionism - ... He said “This [creationism] is a direct contradiction of the basic science behind modern astronomy, cosmology, physics, and earth science. It would not be fair to students to take an idea that we know to be false, and to pretend that it has enough validity to be considered legitimate science.” (Miller 1) This is in a person email that Dr. Miller sent to me. He went on to give a list of points detailing everything wrong with teaching this “theory” in a science classroom, all the while making it explicitly clear that he was against it....   [tags: science versus religion]
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Debate ofver the Dress Code of Students - ... People in today’s society tend to cast judgment based on visual factors. There are no other visual factors for students to judge besides clothing. Arguing that uniforms will not change social status because kids will use other criteria does not hold water because there are no other visual factors to consider. Schools that require uniforms save families time and money. Every year parents take their kids shopping for clothes and supplies for school. Most parents have to go from store to store trying to find clothes that their kids like....   [tags: argumentative essay] 883 words
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The Debate Over International Assistance and Cooperation - There is a significant ongoing debate involving the phrase ‘international assistance and cooperation’ which is used in human rights law instruments. The lingering questions, of what the phrase means and whether or not there is a right to it, persist. The scope of this essay will focus upon the inclusion of these words in Article 2 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Here the reasons for the uncertainties and continued deliberation will be explored and answers to both of these integral questions identified....   [tags: economic, obligation, treaties] 1771 words
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The Debate Over Changing the Minimum Wage - ... Some people are going to college to make $10 an hour and they might have to go to school for a year or two. Why should someone with no college degree and maybe even dropped out of school, be making as much as someone who went to college to make that much. In some states, people are even talking about raising minimum wage to $13 an hour. People who go to college and get a License for Practical Nursing get paid $16 an hour and they had to go to college for an extra year or two. If minimum wage gets raised higher than $7.25 an hour, I think more people will start working minimum wage jobs, instead of going to school and getting a college degree....   [tags: college, inflation, costs] 784 words
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