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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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The Debate Over Capital Punishment - The debate over capital punishment has been raging on for countless number of years. Capital punishment has been used for thousands of years due to the physiological fear it inflicts on the people who witness and learn about the death penalty. The use of this punishment has helped to reduce crime and alter the minds of future criminals to deter them against committing heinous crimes such as murder, treason, espionage, terrorism and in some cases aggravated kidnapping. Advocates say it deters crime while abolitionists say it is unconstitutional....   [tags: Capital Punishment]
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The 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 - ... (Rocholl, B.) The efficacy of gene therapy should also be questioned. Despite being very expensive, gene therapy may not work because of the immature technology. People’s own immune system may have rejection and it may cause the failure of gene therapy or make viruses fail to express themselves (Bergeson, E., 1997). For example, a virus used in treatment of cystic fibrosis produced an inflammatory response. (Rocholl, B) Moreover, cells divide infrequently and the replacing genes in gene therapy may insert into cells that are dividing, which cause the failure of gene therapy....   [tags: Advantages, Disadvantages, DNA]
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The Corn Laws Debate - ... 1). In the Mercantilist era, the Corn Law in the agricultural sector was about higher tariffs because it protected the farmers and the state’s wealth. It was entirely about self-interest and not about the people; it was based on a structure where the military and landowners, who were part of the Parliament, controlled the economy since it was a way of overpowering others, and making other individuals poorer. This policy, which was passed by the government, infuriated people because the Corn Laws made some products more expensive; in addition, it benefited landowners instead of consumers....   [tags: Liberal Economy, Mercantilism]
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The Standardisation vs. Adaptation Debate - ... And more importantly it enables the company to take advantage of economies of scale in production and experience and learning curve effects. (Vrontis , et al., 2009) Supporters of international adaptation argue that tailoring marketing mix elements is essential and vital in meeting the needs and wants of target markets. They specify three main divisions: group of countries demanding similar products example Asian markets demanding Left Hand Driven (LHD) automobile, different countries with the same product demands example U.S.A, Germany, Italy etc....   [tags: globalization, big business, economics]
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Debate Over Marijuana Legalization - ... While interviewing an anonymous source on how marijuana affects them I asked her what it does to her body, what she can noticeably feel, whether it be positive or negative. She started with the positives, saying “Stress relief I can literally feel stress just leave my body.” She also went on to tell me about how much happier she feels, and how she used to suffer from depression and since she's started she’s had a noticeable difference in her moods. She said even her friends and family have made comments on how her mood has been more positive....   [tags: Should Pot Be Legal?]
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The Death Penalty Debate - ... These cases asserted that the accused were found innocent at the last moment and put to death because the judicial system found the wrong person guilty. In the case of Ferdinando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, these two Italian immigrants were put to death using the electric chair in 1927 after an exceedingly contested string of trials over the shooting of two men during an armed robbery in 1920. Although a man named Celestino Madeiros an ex-convict confessed to committing, the shooting it did not save them from facing death....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essays]
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The Death Penalty Debate - ... However, the defense argued that the laws of such few states could not be used to determine a national consensus and that the Supreme Court ruling should apply to all victims, not just adults. When the issue of Kennedy v. Louisiana was taken to the Supreme Court in 2007, it was decided that capital punishment for the rape of a child indeed was cruel and unusual under the 8th amendment. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the majority opinion, argued that a crime involving no death should not result in a punishment involving death....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essays]
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The IQ Debate - Intelligence can be defined in many different ways. This concept has been the focus of numerous studies and investigations by psychologists and other scientific experts. Intelligence can be the mental ability to reason, plan ahead, understand a wide range of complex issues and learn from past experiences (Gottfredson, 1997). Intelligence is the “resultant of the process of acquiring, storing in memory, retrieving, combining, comparing, and using in new contexts information and conceptual skills” (Humphreys, 1979) Intelligence is commonly measured through the use of a number of scales and quantitative measures, like the Intelligence Quotient (IQ), developed by Alfred Binet in early 20th century to identify which French children needed more attention from their educators....   [tags: Intelligence]
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The Debate of Censorship - ... “Shouldn’t the speech be separate from the speaker?” (Jarvis). In a similar case, Don Imus of the show “Imus in the Morning” made a racially insensitive comment towards a dominantly African-American women’s basketball team and received a lot of flack for the comment (Rubiner). In the article, Rubiner inquires why competing “shock jocks” Opie & Anthony or Mancow do not receive the same treatment and concludes that it is because “future Presidents do not do cable-news interviews with Opie & Anthony and Mancow.” So is the context of offensive material really the main reason for the amount of controversy it generates or the amount of money it pays, or is it the offensive material itself....   [tags: Controversy, Freedom of Expression]
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The Abortion Debate - ... Two examples of this are ectopic pregnancy or cancer that affects the mother’s uterus in anyway. This view is supported by statements made by two Popes and The Vatican itself. Pope Pius XII spoke on abortion in 1951. In his statement he says that “innocent human life, in whatsoever condition it is found, is withdrawn, from the very first moment of its existence, from any direct deliberate attack. This is a fundamental right of the human person, which is of general value in the Christian conception of life.; hence as valid for the life still hidden within the womb of the mother, as for the life already born and developing outside of her; as much opposed to direct abortion as to the direct killing of the child before, during, or after its birth....   [tags: Abortion Essays]
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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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Assignment Two Reflective Essay on Debate - ... Before our preparation started for the mock debate I analysed my learning style with the questioner by Honey and Mumford to see which part needs to develop. Surprisingly it resulted that I am a reflector who is reviewing on experience, who is may leaping in and lookout from the sidelines, who is storing data and taking the time to work for a suitable conclusion. Therefore I was really excited to see in real life in this case in our meetings, that is it really my style, or if I am not a reflector, which one is really I am....   [tags: business, skills development]
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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 Over Video Game Violence - Controversy surrounds almost every topic and has been around for centuries. Controversial topics usually involve different types of people that have two opposite points of view about a certain topic or idea. The widespread expansion of technology has allowed people all over the world to debate certain topics that they deem to have a correct understanding of. Unsurprisingly, the effect of video games on the human brain has been a controversy since video games were first released decades ago. Video games involve the use of body and mind, which causes the player to be "inside" of the game, and they can see the world through the eyes of the character of which they play....   [tags: Violent Video Games]
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The Debate over Raising the Minimum Wage - The federal minimum wage was raised to $7.25 an hour by Congress in 2009, something that has been carried out only a handful of times since the establishment of the wage in the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. Even with this modest rise in income, the minimum wage today does not provide for a decent standard of living. It has failed to keep pace with the wage growth of an average American worker. The minimum wage was intended provide a minimum standard of living; to aid in alleviating poverty and reward one for their work, however, in today’s economy, it fails to live up to these modest goal....   [tags: Minimum Wage Essays]
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The Debate about Honoring Christopher Columbus - Thru history studies in grade school and secondary school students are taught of the great explorer who discovered America, Christopher Columbus. Tales of his many voyages and the names of his ships the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria are engrained into the minds of children through rhyme and song. For many years the history written in text books have been regard as fact however information provided by Howard Zinn excerpt has shed new light on the shadowy past of Christopher Columbus. In recent history, Christopher Columbus has been regarded as a great explorer renowned for his numerous discoveries....   [tags: Indians, Native Americans] 526 words
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The Debate on Gun Control and the Second Amendment - ... Many people thought the provision set by the Second Amendment when it was ratified can perfectly be applied in the society today. However, the understanding of people about the Second Amendment and how they interpret it change over time. They cannot agree with each other about the meaning of the historical evidence (Karlan, 2013). Research and polls found that people in the rural areas tend to support the right of gun owners while those in urban areas encourage gun control. Due to the differences in their daily life activities, the people in urban and rural areas have different views on gun control issue....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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The Origin of Modern Humans - ... Stringer and Andrews published an article in 1988 entitled “Genetic and Fossil Evidence for the Origin of Modern Humans.” In this article, they claim that the multiregional method is based on the idea that Homo erectus arose in Africa then traveled throughout the world (1263). It wasn’t until later that modern humans arose through “a series of evolutionary grades” (1263). This, Stringer and Andrews say is false. Using modern genetic data, Stringer and Andrews argue that the structure of the multiregional model is right in that it says distance allows for distinct derived traits to arise in separated populations, but these populations weren’t spread through Eurasia....   [tags: Debate, Multiregional Method, Scholars]
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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 Surrounding Physician-Assisted Suicide - Physician-assisted suicide is the practice in which a doctor prescribes a terminally ill patient with a lethal medication as a form of active, voluntary euthanasia. These patients, rather than suffer slowly and painfully, often request this procedure as a means of experiencing a more “dignified” death. The debate surrounding this issue is a heated one, especially among the general public whose attitudes are deeply influenced by the level of patient pain and discomfort (Frileux et al. 334). At the heart of the issue is the conflict between a patient’s right to choose between life and death and, as expressed by one social scientist, “society’s obligation to protect its most vulnerable members from hastened and not completely voluntary death” (Ardelt 424)....   [tags: Euthanasia Essays]
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The Debate Over Campaign Finance Regulations - Note: The actual paper has a word count of 2100. An additional 700 words are in the works cited and works consulted. Money is both the nectar and poison of the human race. This fact has never been more applicable than to modern politics. Nearly all assets to a candidate for political office, such a media advertisements, travel expenses and campaign supplies rely on fiscal support. In an age when electronic media rules supreme, money has never been more important. Today, it has become necessary for political campaigns to pour massive amounts of funding into television, Internet, radio and print ads in order to run a competitive campaign....   [tags: U.S. Politics, Money]
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The Debate Between Methodological Individualism and Holism - ... Hence, given the various ways in which individual behaviour can be interpreted and measured, holism is restricted by context; social phenomena are neither coextensive nor correlative. Social Facts (Durkheim) The third argument is an inductive one, which appears to be the most convincing thus far, as it makes a weaker claim, and is more difficult to refute. Stanley J. Tambiah postulates that given the frequency of differences in social facts, it is likely that the societal ‘whole’ dictates individuals’ actions; explanations of social phenomena come about through our continuing attempts to holistically combine our understanding of social facts....   [tags: Social Issues, Holism]
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The Minimum Wage Must Be Raised - ... It has been shown that receiving the minimum wage can have troubling consequences for the American public. Wilson (2012) shares other possible effects of minimum wage increase. For instance, cuts to worker training are often made by employers faced with a raise in minimum wage. As result, the incidence of job turnovers increase, and the action of fringe benefit reduction for workers ensues (Wilson, 2012). These effects discourage working part-time and reduce school attendance for workers. Further, employers become encouraged to “install labor-saving devices” and hire illegal aliens (Wilson, 2012, p....   [tags: Debate on increasing minimum wage]
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Creating Nutritional Food Strains for Developing Countries - ... Also, carotenoids are widely available in the environment and the human diet (ex. carrots); there’s nothing unnatural about them. And, there may be concerns about conventional plant breeding where thousands of gene transfers occur, but fortifying GR requires the controlled transfer of just 2 genes. There is a stark difference between “genetically engineered organisms” and green biotechnology. Moreover, rice is the most important staple food for hundreds of millions of people. VAD causes blindness and worsens infections, such as HIV-AIDS....   [tags: Debate, Vitamin Deficiency]
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Justification for Using Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki - On August 6, 1945 an American B-29 bomber named the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. This was the first use of nuclear weapons in the history of human warfare and almost the last. Many people debate whether using nuclear weapons was a moral choice. I believe it was moral. Though many people died from the bomb, the amount of good that came from dropping it greatly outweighs the bad. A large issue that's brought up around the atomic bombings is the amount of people that were killed because of it....   [tags: Debate over the atomic bombings] 570 words
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Is Government Ban on Tobacco Wrong? - Introduction: Government passes law to the society to prevent the risk factor that is of significant harm to their health or life. Some of those activities that cause risk are drinking and driving, use of dangerous weapons. We notice that these activities pose a risk to others who are not engaged in these activities. But there are activities that pose a danger to the participant who engage in them. For example, drinking, smoking, rock climbing. Since all states follow freedom, the state cannot pass laws that forbid consenting adults from participating in such activities just because they cause harm to them....   [tags: Debate] 997 words
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How to Prepare for a Debate - How to Prepare for a Debate "People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." This quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton rings true when taking into consideration any domestic argument. Debating is a method used to argue a topic between individuals or team members. Generally debating is used to maintain order while the opposed argue. Here are some helpful guidelines for the preparation of a three aside parliamentary style debate. Firstly, when preparing for a three aside parliamentary style debate you must find out what your motion is....   [tags: Papers] 568 words
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The Nature-Nurture Debate - How the Pendulum Swings: The Nature-Nurture Debate One of the most intriguing science-and-culture debates of the twentieth century is that of the origin of behavior. The issue that has its roots in biology and psychology is popularly framed as the "nature versus nurture" debate. At different points in time, consensus has swung from one to the other as the supposed cause of our actions. These changes are not only the result of an internal dynamic but were subject (as they are today) to external influences, most notably politics and developments in other academic disciplines....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Death Penalty Debate - The controversial debate over the death penalty has been going on for a very long time and still has no conclusive solution. In the United States that is, most of the rest of the civilized world has done away with the death penalty a long time ago. Many people have different views on this issue. Although, there is a consensus that heinous murders need to be severely punished, there is no consensus on the choice of that punished. The debate over the proper punishment lies between the death penalty and life in prison....   [tags: Sociology] 1247 words
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9/11:The Swedish Debate - 9/11: The Swedish Debate The attack on September 11 has affected countries all over the world. This was the case in Sweden where the events of 9/11 definitely had an impact. Naturally, the immediate reaction was shock at how someone could plan something so terrible and kill so many innocent people. However, a small group of authors and journalists made some statements saying that the United States "deserved" what happened. Obviously, these statements made a lot of people, including myself, very upset....   [tags: Politics Political Persuasive Essays] 915 words
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The Debate of Human Cloning - Missing Appendix The Debate of Human Cloning Human cloning has become a hot topic for debate. As we progressed one step closer to successfully cloning and developing a human being, legislators and the general public have become more concerned about the ethical and moral implications of this procedure. The federal government has been unsuccessful in reaching an agreement as to what policy to pass and enact. Thus, any current legislation on human cloning has been developed and enforced by individual states....   [tags: Cloning Clones Science Genetics Essays]
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Ignorance in the Immigration Debate - Ignorance in the Immigration Debate One of the biggest, growing debates today is the issue of immigration into the U.S. I just don’t understand why there’s such a big debate. I compare this issue to the issue of racism in the way that, no matter what you do, "they" are always going to be here, and it is only ignorance that keeps the issue ablaze. The fact that migrants are not mostly white these days, also makes the issue one more of race. As Charles S. Clark puts it in The New Immigrants, "In the 1990’s, Americans who grew up in a historically white, Anglo-Saxon society are having to adjust to a Polish-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, John Shalikashvili; to Spanish-language editions of People magazine on Seven-11 shelves; and to Buddhist temples and Islamic mosques rising in their communities." In the case of immigration, though, the ignorance is apparent in both the immigrant and the non-immigrant....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 1439 words
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debate against war with Iraq - Debate Side: Against Topic: War I. One page response a. Debate points II. Two page response a. Introduction b. Debate points c. Conclusion War is defined for some as an armed conflict between two nations over a disputed situation, and is needed when there is nothing else that can be done. A natural occurrence that repeats it’s self through out time. While others feel that war is an unnecessary dispute, that leads to nothing but destruction, and that there are always other solutions that can be made; that peace should come before all else....   [tags: essays research papers] 536 words
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The Child Care Debate - The Child Care Debate "It irritates me that so many women think they are entitled to both brilliant, unimpeded careers and medals for being the world's greatest mothers. You cannot have it both ways," states Tunku Varadarajan in his article, "A Mother's Love." (http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/tvaradarajan/?id=90000479) At issue - a prescriptive issue - in Mr. Varadarajan's article is the debate over child-care. Are children who are placed in day care receiving the same quality of care they would have received at home with their mothers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 878 words
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How Important is the Encryption Debate? - How Important is the Encryption Debate. The encryption debate is intense and heated in certain circles, but is of no major concern to the vast majority of people in the United States. Most of the people I talk to regard its regulation to be of little consequence, or too complicated to take a position on. Indeed, the prevailing opinion I encounter is that is an area best left to the experts who understand its capabilities, uses and dangers. While no one really trusts the government, in the face of the sundry bogeymen evoked by law enforcement agents as a rationale for protecting the people, most people are hard pressed to stand up and speak of the inviolability of their privacy rights....   [tags: Encryption Market Essays] 1109 words
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The Debate Regarding the Freedman's Bureau - The Debate Regarding the Freedman's Bureau Historians and political theorists have delineated the concept of equality into two categories: the competitive individualist notion of equality of process and the egalitarian ideal of equality of results. The former is concerned with providing a level playing field for all, while the latter focuses on a just distribution resulting from the process. Richard Ellis, in his book American Political Cultures, challenges the Hartzian thesis that historically Americans favored equality of process over equality of results, making them competitive individualists....   [tags: African American Black Racism Essays]
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The Debate Over Euthanasia - The Debate Over Euthanasia The controversy over euthanasia has recently become highly publicized. However, this issue is not a new debate. Society has voiced its opinions on the subject for hundreds of years. Euthanasia, which is Greek for "good death", refers to the act of ending another person’s life in order to end their suffering and pain.1 Two forms, passive and active euthanasia, categorize the actions taken to end the person’s life. Passive euthanasia involves removing a patient’s life support, withholding food and water, and discontinuing medical treatments....   [tags: Euthanasia Death Argumentative Essays]
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Morality and Religion Debate - Morality and Religion Debate In an organized religion debate, Alan Dershowitz and Alan Keyes contended many issues on religion and morality. Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor, believed that "morality can be maintained without religion." He also stated that it must be maintained without religion because times have changed. He said that if religion is not separated from state it could have severe damage, such as the Crusades and the Holocaust. Dershowitz believes that there is a difference between morality and religion....   [tags: Papers Religion] 1150 words
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The Immigration and Job Loss Debate - The Immigration and Job Loss Debate A debate that always seems to raise its ugly head when the issue of "foreign labor" is discussed concerns the types of jobs that immigrants take and whether they are actually taking these jobs away from American workers. I look at it as jobs they are "left with", not ones they are taking. The debate always shows an American family that has been displaced or lost their livelihood because they can no longer compete with cheaper labor. In reality the jobs that the immigrants get are the most undesirable, strenuous and dangerous ones....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 1160 words
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The School Voucher Debate - The School Voucher Debate THE SCHOOL VOUCHER DEBATE In reading these articles, I did not understand the religious school involvement and school vouchers. There was one statement in the first article Court Discusses Vouchers, that stated that in Cleveland use school vouchers and that they can be used at fifty-one other schools, but there are nine schools that they cannot use the vouchers at, and they are all Catholic schools. To me this seems to be a religious prejudice going on in that area against the Catholic religion....   [tags: essays papers] 468 words
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Nature vs Nurture Debate - Nature vs Nurture Debate Nature versus Nurture is the issue of the degree to which environment and heredity influence behavior and development. In this issue nature can be defined as, behaviors due to heredity. Which means behaviors are based on the genetic makeup of an individual and is an influence of the individuals' growth and development throughout life. On the other hand nurture are causes of behaviors that are environmental. Which means the influence is from, parents, siblings, family, friends and all other experiences to which the individual is exposed to....   [tags: Socialization Genes Science Nature Essays] 454 words
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The "Mommy Track" Debate - The "Mommy Track" Debate As more and more women continue to move into the workplace, hot debate has arisen surrounding the issues of work and family balance. Many female managers and professionals with young families are leaving the fast track for what has become known as the “mommy track.” Today, as young people are applying for jobs, many now take into consideration a company’s values of a work and life balance. Some say that the pressures of maternity are becoming an obstacle for many women who wish to continue their climb up the corporate ladder....   [tags: Women Careers Children Essays]
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Chaucer,Boccaccio,and the debate of love - N.S. Thompson, Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the Debate of Love: A Comparative Study of The Decameron and The Canterbury Tales. Oxford: Clarendon, 1996; 354pp.; Nigel Thompson's book resists alignment with current concerns in late-medieval studies: he has little or nothing to say about manuscripts and their dissemination; about the audiences, reception, and imitation of the works he treats; about gender and its representation; about contemporary social and political developments and how these works reflect and even affect them; or about nationalism and internationalism in both late-medieval writers and the twentieth-century study of their work....   [tags: essays research papers] 1368 words
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The Debate Over Minimum Wage - The Debate Over Minimum Wage Introduction: The Clinton Administration served notice in 1993 that it intended to seek an increase in the federal minimum wage. Liberal politicians applauded the new president, agreeing that an increase was overdue and deserved. However, their conservative counterparts lamented the policy proposal, fearful that a minimum wage hike would further unsettle the economic recovery that was underway at the time. Both liberals and conservatives began to marshal their statistical forces to support the long held claims concerning the positive and negative consequences of a minimum wage increase....   [tags: Economics Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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The Marriage Debate in The Canterbury Tales - The Cost of Marriage In Geoffrey Chaucer's work, The Canterbury Tales, many travelers gather together to begin a pilgrimage. During their quest, each of the pilgrims proceed to tell a tale to entertain the group. From these stories arise four different tales, in which Chaucer uses to examine the concept of marriage and the problems that arise from this bonding of two people. In the tales of "The Franklin", "The Clerk", "The Wife of Bath", and "The Merchant", marriage is debated and examined from different perspectives....   [tags: World Literature] 617 words
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The Legal Voting Age Debate - The Legal Voting Age Debate The legal age of voting currently stands at eighteen. This is an age, which has previously been lowered from twenty-one due to a statute reform. There are many reasons for the reform of a statute, one being the attitude changes that are presented over time, making the laws, or statutes become outdated. This was indeed the case when women were given the vote. It had previously been assumed that a woman's vote would be controlled by a man, if unmarried her father, if married then her husband....   [tags: Politics, Policies, Argumentative] 324 words
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