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The Debate over Affirmative Action - ... According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census in 2010, women continue to earn only 77 cents for every male dollar earned. In 2012, the median earnings of American women working full time year-round were $37,791 and American men earned a median income of $49,398. the number of full-time working women has barely changed, while the number of men working full-time has increased by 1 million between 2011 and 2012. This study has also shown the wage gap is even worse for African-American women, who earn 69 cents for every dollar paid to African-American men, and Latin-American women earn just 58 cents on the dollar compared to Latino men....   [tags: reverse discrimination] 1295 words
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The Ethical Debate over Gasoline - ... This change in the quality of gasoline blends has proven to be more cost effective to producers, but in the long run it will end up being more costly to consumers. Tom Taylor states that, “AAA automotive engineering experts have reviewed the available research and believe that’s sustained use of E15 in both new and older vehicles could result in significant problems such as accelerated engine wear and failure”(1). It is irresponsible for the government to approve these changes knowing the negative effects this gasoline will have on consumers....   [tags: government, consumer, industry] 628 words
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The Debate Over Legalizing Marijuana - ... Decriminalizing marijuana is a first step into creating a new market, which would boost the nation’s economy as well as the local state economies. Marijuana would also change the lives of patient’s battling chronic diseases. In her article Health Findings: Studies Show Marijuana Benefits, Donya Arias explains, “Marijuana provides significant relief in patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy, an extremely painful nerve condition afflicting one-third of people living with HIV and for which conventional drugs often offer no relief” (Arias, pp 1)....   [tags: economy, health, social benefits]
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The Debate over Global Warming - ... In an article written by Quirin Schiermeier, a writer for Scientific American and Nature magazine, he states that, “Temperatures were higher in pre-industrial times…Warmer periods did occur in the distant past, albeit under different orbital and geological conditions” (286). However, this occurred hundreds of millions of years ago during a prehistoric era. This environment was exposed to similar temperatures and even higher carbon dioxide levels. So the earth has been observed to heat and cool in sequence, yet there is a mistaken time frame for this argument for a number of reasons....   [tags: disagreements, temperatures, glacieres] 1395 words
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The Debate over Legalizing Marijuana - ... But, the drug usage does not include only pleasant effects, there are certain uncertain effect as well. The unpleasant effects include feeling anxiety, depressed and conducted over things which have nothing to be confused about. Other studies have found that the use of marijuana paves way for more troubles than befits, especially in the case of teenagers because they cannot concentrate on studies in their class. Using marijuana at an age which they are makes their capacity for learning much reduced due to which they cannot concentrate in their classes....   [tags: drugs used for recreational purposes] 977 words
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Neuroethial Debate in Cognitive Enhancement - ... Users are thus at greater risk of unanticipated complications. Consequentialism determines the morality of an action by its consequences (Smolkin et al. 25). If the positive benefits of a cognitive enhancer outweigh the ill effects, then a consequentialist would deem its use as moral. Similar to cosmetic surgery, one could argue that an autonomous individual should have the right to choose whether to use cosmetic psychopharmacology. Human interest in cognitive enhancers is archaic. Caffeine use dates back to the Stone Age (Escohotado and Symington 23)....   [tags: cosmetic psychopharmacology]
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The Disadvantages of Homeschooling vs Traditional Education - Would you still homeschools your children after realizing the disadvantages of homeschooling. Homeschooling is an option of developing education at home rather than at schools where teachers give the lecture and take tests in order to be informed of the progress of the students. As Lisa Rivero, a professor of English literature at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, states, in her book The Homeschooling Option, homeschooling in the United States “as a modern movement began in the 1960s” (Rivero27)....   [tags: Homeschooling 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 - Debate in Education Gruszczynska, Guy and Richard (p.203) define digital media as an electronic media which serves as the current form of data storage, whereby the data itself is stored in digital form. Digital media refers to the transmission and storage technical aspect of any information or rather to the “end product. When someone talks of end product he is referring to the final product yielded from these digital forms of storage or digital media which include: digital signage, digital video, digital audio, augmented reality or digital art....   [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 - The gay marriage debate is complex, to say the least. Bitter, emotional, and controversial are just a few words that can be used to describe it. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same sex marriage; since then twelve states have approved gay marriage (Shapiro). Even though some states have decided to legalize same sex marriage others are standing firm on constitutional amendments that ban it. Deciding whether or not gay couples should be allowed to marry is drawing passion from both sides of the issue....   [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 - Human Resource Management Debate: Performance based rewards is the key to achieve excellent performance Debate Team 7 Con side Politically driven reforms like pay-for-performance are nothing more than reflections of public frustration.” -Wilms and Chapleau Pay per performance rewards are not for the benefit of employees not even for the companies. This is a tool to lure and attract the top talent in the market and to exploit it. Pay per performance is a kind of sophisticated bribery system in Senior Vice President and Senior Scholar Lewis C....   [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 Minimum Wage Debate - ... Arguments for Increasing the Minimum Wage Proponents of a minimum wage hike cite reasons ranging from inflation to the idea of a living wage being the minimum wage. They point to the demographics of not just the minimum wage workers but people with wages only a little bit higher than the minimum wage that would be affected by a minimum wage hike. According the Bureau of Labor statistics, about 25 million workers earn less than $10.10, which is more than 6 times the 3.8 million workers with wages at or below the federal minimum wage (Casselman 2014), and about 16% of the overall labor force in the United States....   [tags: labor policies in the US] 1651 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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Should We Baptize Small Children? - One of the most debated topics within the Christian churches today is baptism. This debate began during the 16th Century reformation, where on the base of Scripture many theologians separated from the Catholic Church. A prime example of this debated topic can be seen in The Augsburg Confession, "Concerning Baptism." "Concerning baptism they teach that it is necessary for salvation, that the grace of God is offered through baptism, and that children should be baptized... They condemn the Anabaptists who disapprove of the baptism of children and assert that children are saved without baptism." Luther centered his baptism theology on the salvations promises of God....   [tags: The Baptism Debate]
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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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Debate Regarding Corporate Governance - ... 2014). It is important to note that the theory’s methodology is deductive, its assumptions relies on results of test on certain propositions relative to large sets of data. Agency theorist, focus primarily on the effectiveness of mechanisms set to drive the interests of professional executives to serve the interest of shareholder, ignoring aspects such as relationships and conduct that are critical in establishing an effective board. Nevertheless, the assumptions of the agency theory have greatly influenced the reforms implemented on corporate management systems by emphasizing the need to monitor to conduct of executives so as to avert abuse of shareholder’s interest....   [tags: modern corporations, private property] 531 words
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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 Asian Value Debate - ... Errol P. Mendes (1994) described the Malaysian version of Asian values as “The Mahathir Model” to differentiate it from other types of Asian values. This Model puts emphasis on Malay and Islamic values, compared to the Singaporean Model, which stresses on Confucianism. However, despite the differences between the Islamic ethos of Malaysia and the neo-Confucianism of Singapore and other East Asian countries, Mahathir resolves the disparity by subsuming Malaysia’s distinctive national character in broader obeisance to Asian Values....   [tags: the Mahathir model] 699 words
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Debate on Green Cars - ... When the car needs to accelerate, the gasoline engine starts functioning again to get the car up to speed. At that point, it then transfers the control to the electric motor. This method allows the car to use less fossil fuel. It also reduces the noise pollution. (Alternative Energy par 3) Carey Vanderborg, a journalist working in New York says a hybrid usually gets good gas mileage. However, the manufacturing process requires more energy and leaves a larger carbon footprint than the production of a gasoline automobile....   [tags: environmentalists, vehicles, plastic] 1537 words
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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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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 - Before the rise of the vaccination-autism debate in 1988, the safety of the MMR vaccine was put in doubt because of its negative effects related to Urabe mumps stress that would result to meningitis. A case had been presented before a court in Britain in the 1980s indicating that the MMR vaccine caused Urabe mumps strain. The adverse reactions of the MMR vaccines was brought before the American and the Canadian authorities because of the reports that emanated from Japan that the vaccine caused meningitis....   [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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Canadian Water Debate - ... CBC NEWS ONLINE, n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2014. http://www.portaec.net/library/ocean/water/canadas_water.html Canadians over use their water carelessly while other people from around the world are struggling to get water and only being able to have the opportunity to drink water once a week or none at all. Other countries such as Iran and China are being hit by the worst water shortage in decades; both countries were short water for farming. Iran was short 1.2 billion cubic metres of water and China had 200 million acres of farmland in China parched....   [tags: selling fresh water] 723 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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The Debate on Abortion Laws in the United States - ... Abortion dates all the way back to medieval times in an article titled The Criminalization of Abortion in the West: It’s Medieval Origins the author John W. Coakley states, “Wolfgang Müller argues that in medieval Europe and Great Britain prosecution of miscarriages shifted gradually from perpetrators of assault against pregnant women to include women who intentionally abort pregnancies and their accomplices.” Therefore in Europe and Great Britain and of course many other countries abortion was looked at in a very negative way and the women who got abortions were perpetrators....   [tags: pregnant, amendment, murder] 1271 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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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 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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The Debate about Ghosts and Paranormal Activity - The debate about Ghosts and Paranormal activity has been long debated through out the world. Evidence has been found by Ghost Hunters, and Investigators proving that Ghost and the Paranormal does in fact exist. With the use of technology and years of first hand experience Investigators have been able to document and share that the world is not alone. We in fact are living among Ghosts and the Paranormal. “Ghost, according to tradition, is the spirit of a dead person that returns to the living world....   [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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