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War Begins When Opinions Differ - ... The United States’ proposal for signal intelligence, specifically aerial reconnaissance of the Soviet Union was genius. President Eisenhower officially approved the idea of an aerial reconnaissance aircraft to fly high over Soviet air defense systems in 1954 and gave his personal endorsement for the program in 1958. President Eisenhower created a program for this mission with two joint-leaders: the CIA and the U.S. Air Force. Together, the CIA and U.S. Air Force would continue planning for the first photo reconnaissance satellites, which would eventually be operated for almost twelve years....   [tags: soviet union, corona, space] 1135 words
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Opinions of Marijuana - Opinions of Marijuana Marijuana, a drug that has been studied for many decades, provides for a very controversial argument. Many people in society are aware of the harmful and long-term effects of marijuana, and therefore are strongly opposed to such a drug. However, there exists another array of opinions of which are focused heavily on the benefits of marijuana in the medical industry, as well as the pleasurable benefits that marijuana may bring to many individuals. Though there exists some evidence that marijuana could serve as a useful drug in the industry of medicine, it should not be considered for legalization because the benefits are greatly outweighed by the vast evidence that sta...   [tags: Papers] 775 words
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The Media - The media is the main source for informing us about government, politics, worldwide events, etc. I am finding the differences and similarities of the articles from 3 dominant news sources – CNN, NBC, and Fox – to see how each of them framed the anniversary of Gettysburg Address in their articles. How these 3 dominant news channels frame their stories are how people are going to shape their opinion on the event. The textbook definition of framing is “the power of the media to influence how events and issues are interpreted” (Lowi 423)....   [tags: Information, Social opnion]
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Opinions on the Use of Marijuana - Opinions on the Use of Marijuana Marijuana is the most widely used drug in the world today. Is marijuana as dangerous as it is made out to be. A large variety of different people have many different opinions depending on their professions. Many doctors disagree with each other and the subject is one of their most controversial topics. Also marijuana as an illegal drug is more wide spread in the U.S. today than it ever has been before. Therefore it is becoming a large problem for law enforcement and many other governmental groups in the U.S....   [tags: Papers] 891 words
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Student Athletes' Opinions of NCAA Amateurism Laws - Since the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) inception in 1906 there have been laws in place to protect the amateurism status of its student athletes. Over the last 100 years the NCAA has morphed into a multimillion dollar business. The success and revenue that student athletes have brought the NCAA and its member institutions has sparked a debate of whether or not to compensate players for paying. Research in the field has focused on the debate and reasons to pay players and reasons not to....   [tags: Sherman Act, Jeremy Bloom, college athletics]
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Do Not Assume Socrates Opinions Are those of Plato - While Plato records Socrates’ words and dialogues, it cannot be assumed that the opinions Socrates expresses are those of Plato. However, in the discussion of imitation in Republic, Book III the two philosophers’ views align. Plato’s use of the various types of narrative Socrates outlines displays the very point Socrates concludes on concerning imitation and conveys Plato’s ultimate point about imitation, that only good men performing good actions should be imitated. During the discussion with Thrasymachus in Book I Plato uses the different forms of narrative to the same effect Socrates describes in Book III while discussing imitation....   [tags: debates, narrative, imitation]
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Opinions and Points of View on Same-Sex Marriage - ... However, people may argue that there are other ways for same-sex couples to be legally tied together by going through a civil union; this is true but, a civil union is hardly the same as a wedding, “comparing marriage to civil unions is a bit like comparing diamonds to rhinestones.” Couples that do go through a civil union have to do it in Vermont, and they would have to stay there. With that being said, even though there is a way for them to get “legally” tied together, it is not the same because they still don’t have the freedom they want or the choice to go where they want to have a civil union....   [tags: human rights, love, ethics] 1057 words
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Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton Opposing Opinions - In today’s governmental system, it is rare when two cabinet members who serve together have opposing opinions on political and economical views. But this was the case when George Washington was president of the United States in the 1790s. Choosing Thomas Jefferson to be the head of the Department of State, as well as turning to Alexander Hamilton, and appointing him as Secretary of the Treasury (Henretta et al 195). These two men were extremely intelligent, Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and Alexander Hamilton served as Washington’s secretary and advisor during the Revolution as well as being the leading person of the Constitution (Johnson165)....   [tags: us history, george washington, cabinet members]
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Today's Critical Opinions on William Shakespeare's Hamlet - ... They received close to 500 submissions. A statement from The New York times “Let it not be said that Shakespeare means nothing to young people”. The anolage of Hamlet was performed 500 years ago. The New York Times asked high school and college students to use instagram to record short videos of lines from William Shakespeare’s tale of conspiracy and vengeance, roughly 500 students snatched the opportunity. Scholars disagree on whether or not Hamlet was the most vindictive teenager in Danish royal history....   [tags: morals, suicide, society]
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The Importance of Expressing Our Inner Thoughts...Or Not... - Being brought up in this society I have come to realize the urgency of revealing our private thoughts and personal opinions. Speaking your own voice has come to show many benefits as well as consequences. Literature has warned us that our words have a strong impact in displaying our thoughts and opinions allowing for others to feel empathy and love towards us just as well as it brings hatred ,and loathing against us. Should we really stand up and reveal our private thoughts or should we bury them within ourselves....   [tags: opinions in literature]
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Addison's Use of The Spectator to Influence Opinions - Addison's Use of The Spectator to Influence Opinions During the eighteenth century the periodical joined its readership into a union of collective thoughts with the ability to influence the political, social and financial world around them. In the periodical Spectator No. 69, Joseph Addison creates a persona that reveals a new diverse society of merchants who created the Royal Exchange and who rivaled the powers of Parliament and past Monarchies over the British domains....   [tags: Sociology] 312 words
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The Use of Iconoclasm in the Middle East as a Method of Controlling Popular Opinions - ... Another popular incident attributed to iconoclasm within Middle Eastern countries include the missing nose of the Sphinx in Egypt. One confirmed incident of iconoclasm in within the past few decades is of the defacing and destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan by Islamic extremists in March of 2001. These were attempts to prevent idolatry from developing in highly Muslim areas. In many ways iconoclasm and censorship are a lot alike. Both focus on preventing the viewing of certain material in a way that may effect popular opinions at the time....   [tags: power, religion, opression] 904 words
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One Family's Thoughts and Opinions Regarding the Medical Care Bill - This medical care bill has brought disagreements to families across the country that either loved or hated the concept. As a daughter to aging parents, a sister to ill siblings, a mother to children unable to afford insurance and a grandmother to children in desperate need of medical Advertisement coverage. I am one of the Americans the majority of the population sees as a threat to increased taxes. I am not going to pretend to understand the numerous pages outlining the bill nor will I go so far as to say I have read it cover to cover....   [tags: Health Care] 760 words
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Use of Opinions, Voices, and Actions in Maria Concepcion - Use of Opinions, Voices, and Actions in Maria Concepcion "María Concepción did not weep when Juan left her; and when the baby was born, and died within four days, she did not weep" (Porter 144). Katherine Anne Porter's used various writing techniques to develop María Concepción as a round and dynamic character. These methods included the discussion of María's actions, her speech, and by telling what other characters think about María. As a round character María Concepción expressed contradictory attitudes, and diverse personality traits....   [tags: Maria Concepcion Essays] 755 words
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Literature: Tool For The Masses To Grasp And Form Opinions On A Subject - Literature: Tool For The Masses to Grasp and Form Opinions on A Subject Over the centuries, one of the most important tools available to protesting groups was literature. Some of the most famous protest literature in the world has its roots in American history. For example, some great American authors of protest literature include Thomas Paine, Thomas Nast, John C. Calhoun, and Martin Luther King. Through eloquent, sometimes subtle means, these authors became the spokesmen for their particular protest movements....   [tags: essays research papers] 2842 words
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From Junk Food to Good Food: Building Advocates to Change the Perception of Frito-Lay Snacks - ... (Public Relations Society of America) The last part of the research phase was to figure out what the starting perception of each of the company’s brands was. “Evaluation of print, broadcast, online and blog coverage identified that SunChips drive the largest proportion of positive coverage while Cheetos and Doritos received the largest proportion of the 17% negative coverage at baseline.” (Public Relations Society of America) Based on these findings, it was known that Frito-Lay had to express the company’s focus on health and wellness, so that all the brands were perceived in the same way as SunChips....   [tags: healthy, opinions, consumers] 1637 words
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Reformation of History in Frances Fitzgerald's Textbook, America Revised: A History of Schoolbooks - ... To strengthen her argument, she needs to add positive changes of the history books and analyze how these changes affect the whole view of the current books. Besides, some pieces of evidences she uses to support her argument seem not sufficient or might even be far-fetched. According to Fitzgerald,“whereas in the fifties all texts represented the same political view, current texts follow no pattern of orthodoxy” (21). Social problems emerge in the current books and because of that not all textbooks tell the same ideology....   [tags: rhetoric, pedagogy, opinions]
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The Inferiority of Women in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - The Inferiority of Women in Frankenstein, Romantic Times and Today In the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the women are portrayed as inferior to men in several different ways. Of the few female characters in this book, very few of them are mentioned throughout the entire book and none of them are considered main characters. The ideals of Romanticism emphasize the secondary nature of women to men. In addition, Shelley’s portrayal of the inferiority of women parallels Romantic ideals and some of today’s values but also contrasts some values of today’s society....   [tags: intelligent, opinions, walton]
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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - ... On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth, surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold thread, appeared the letter A” Carpenter 2 (Hawthorne 39-40). This passage shows how Hester accepts her community’s blame, but does not let it break her spirit. When the women are gossiping just before Hester is released, they already make judgements about her, before even laying eyes on her. "Ah, but," interposed, more softly, a young wife, holding a child by the hand, "let her cover the mark as she will, the pang of it will be always in her heart" (Hawthorne 39)....   [tags: puritans, opinions, judgements] 898 words
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Are Film Festivals Still Necessary? A Questionnaire - The aim of this questionnaire is to explore cinema audience's opinions of films and experiences of film festivals. There was a time in which film festivals 'presented a seductive return to classical cinephilia with their promise of a unique, unrepeatable experience frequently offering a rare opportunity to view films on the big screen before they disappear into the ether or only reappear in DVD' (Czach, 2010, p. 141). But what have they become lately. After the technological development that we have witnessed over the years, are film festival still necessary....   [tags: cinema audience's opinions, cinephilia ]
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Russia's Rupture of Rights for Its Citizens - Russia’s government is not effectively protecting the rights of the Russian citizens. Many violations against the law have been committed. Human right violations regarding: freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of protest, and equality of an individual. All of this news has been front page many times on popular magazines and press media. Protesters and journalists expressing their opinions have been facing unreasonable consequences such as: persecution, murder or arrest. (thesis) Although the rights are clearly set in the Russian Constitution, the government and the people violate this guide lines creating an environment of conflicts and unfair behaviour....   [tags: conflicts, opinions, freedom] 1004 words
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Two Ideas: Both Wrong, Both Right - Growing up I was a fan of superheroes. On weekends, I would spend endless hours cemented to the television enamored by courageous animations battling their foes in an attempt to save humanity. I was fascinated, not only by their strength and endurance, but also by their overwhelming intelligence. Somehow, they always made the right decision, just in time to rescue the victim and restore the world to its formerly peaceful state. Looking back, it is easy to see why superheroes are not real. While these programs undoubtedly offered me continuous entertainment, they also lulled me into the mindset that in every conflict, there exists only one right and one wrong answer....   [tags: Perspective, Opinions, Pernkopf's Atlas]
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Poltical Parties and The Muslim Republics - Definition of Poltical Parties: A party means an organization or a group of people who work together. A political parties can be described as ann organized group of people with similar political aims, interest and opinions, and that organized group of person exercise political power. Political parties try to control what happens in Parliament by securing a majority of parliament members. They work together so as to introduce new laws and they alter old ones. Most countries have single-party, two-party, or multiparty systems....   [tags: interests, opinions, democracies] 2399 words
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Advice for a Struggling Newspaper - What advice would you give a newspaper dealing with falling readership, circulation, and advertising revenues. The first thing that I would recommend is to get all of the editors, all of the writers, all of the executives and all of the reporters in one room so it is easier to hear each other’s opinions. The discussion topic of that meeting would be ways to improve readership, circulation of the papers (mostly print but also digitally) and ways to improve advertising revenues. I would start off by asking for examples of what type of stories they have been publishing and I would be asking about the quality of those stories that are being printed....   [tags: recoomend, opinions, asking, stories] 696 words
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Geoffrey Chaucer Stance on Feminism - The investigation into whether or not Geoffrey Chaucer was ahead of his time in terms of his views on feminism has been up for debate for hundreds of years. The Wife of Bath’s Prologue is just one solitary example of the complicated nature of Chaucer’s belief system. On the one hand, we have many strong female characters that despite still being extremely dependant on the men in their lives, know what they want out of life. From a contrasting point of view, readers see a group of men, including Chaucer as the writer himself, making fun of the very nature of women as a whole....   [tags: characters, women, roles, opinions] 1267 words
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Photovoltaics in the United Kingdom - ... (Sick 1996) It was noted by Strong (2001) that through the 1980s, a few insightful designers began to develop product and system designs that incorporated PV into custom-designed commercial buildings as an integrated element – displacing conventional building materials to become the finished weathering skin, roofing system, or design element of the structure. 2.3 - The Current Status of BIPV in the UK Mott Green & Wall (2002) believe that solar power is the subject of increasing interest for designers and developers for new build and external envelope refurbishment in the UK, especially in towns and cities where other renewable energy options are not generally feasible....   [tags: analysis of previous publications and opinions] 3041 words
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Personal Experience on Microcultures - Most of my feelings I have towards microcultures are all based of personal experiences. I think everyone always has some sort of feelings that come to mind when they see or interact with a certain microculture and I am no exception. When it comes to rich people, I feel annoyed, envy, and optimistic. I sometimes wish I had a lot of money and that feeling makes me optimistic about my future. I think rich people are greedy because even though they have a lot of money already, all they want is more....   [tags: discrimination, opinions, respect] 927 words
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Differing Opinions in 2 Articles on Tragic Death of Australian Television Personality, Charlotte Dawson - ... The Advertiser displays the same two purposes, however, with varied implications. Persuasion was used similarly - to make the readers sympathise with Dawson’s death -except the author expressed its article by focusing on the “inevitab[ility]” of her death. Emotive words such as “axed”, “relationship misfires” and “out-pouring relief” bring about emotions that provoke sympathy. The main purpose to inform was expressed with more depth in The Advertiser in contrast to the other text. Amy Harris presented specific background information on Dawson’s life prior to her suicide as she was not well known in Adelaide, and the ‘highs and lows’ segment was also informative, providing succinct detail...   [tags: suicide, persuade, advertiser]
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Facts and Opinions on Date Rape - Date rape: Apart from marital rape, date rape is another serious offense towards female victims, which have low reporting rate (Munsch & Willer, 2012). Date rape situations involve an agreed upon social interaction and are often characterised by romantic interest and some level of prior sexual intimacy (Pumphrey-Gordon & Gross, 2007). Why date rape occur. Date rape is a serious offence, it happened with various reasons. At this point, almost all the victims are female. Women get drunk while dating with somebody is the most common cause of date rape (Pumphrey-Gordon & Gross, 2007)....   [tags: sex, alcohol, victim] 657 words
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Objectivity in Journalism - Journalists should express their ideologies and opinions while covering poverty, however, at the same time they should aim to maintain the objectivity and impartiality standards for effective and truthful and accurate reporting. In news reporting, objectivity is seen as one of the chief values for journalists. The objectivity norm guides to separate the facts from opinions and focus on reporting only the factual content, resulting in neutral and detached reports rather than emotional ones (Schudson, 2001)....   [tags: Ideologies, Opinions, Poverty]
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: Filling the Canvas: Tristram Shandy's Portrait of John Locke - Filling the Canvas: Tristram Shandy's Portrait of John Locke The development of thoughts in a human brain are formulated through sparks in the brain; the clashing of cells. The concept of our mind making connections to other connections, was developed by philosopher John Locke in his, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. In this essay Locke discusses the theory that people are born as blank slates, than they slowly pick up concepts from others. People therefore are a product of people. John believed that, “Since it is the understanding that sets man above the rest of sensible beings, and gives him all the advantage and dominion which he has over them; it is certainly a subject, even fo...   [tags: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Laurence]
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Paul Laurence Dunbar's "We Wear the Mask" and His Facade of Opinions - Paul Laurence Dunbar's poem "We Wear The Mask" is about his views on racism and the struggle for equality for the African-Americans. What is so beautifully unique is how he wrote it in an artful, refined dissimulation of his true self. He is deliberately misleading and often indirect as if to hide beneath his words, coming across as oblique and delicate at the same time. This further stresses the idea of the mask, being concealing and elusive, in many ways. This particular piece of work is unequaled, not only to the literary world, but the author himself....   [tags: Poetry] 672 words
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Marriage: The Many Opinions - “I must have missed the day in nursery school when they lined up all the little girls and injected them with the powerful scrum that made them dream of wearing a white wedding dress” (Solot 490). I could not have said this better myself. Many girls grow up with this false perception of marriage, only thinking of the glitz and glam of the ceremony. They normally don’t take into consideration what marriage is about, what it stands for, the legality, the changes, the responsibilities and the list goes on....   [tags: Relationships]
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Climate Change and the Media: The Facts and Opinions - The world we live in is one of innovation and growth. Technology has expanded and grown significantly over the past several decades. At the forefront of this evolution is the media. Over the past several hundred years, the media has seen substantial growth. While print media has been a staple of society for many decades, the internet and other forms of media have revolutionized the way we receive information. These range from social media, to television, to movies, among others. Yet, in regards to climate change, the focus is on television....   [tags: global warming, presidential agenda]
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The opinions and perceptions of Sri Lankan physicians - The void in available literature outline that the importance of the role of healthcare providers has been seemingly underestimated when determining legitimate initiatives for the improvement of healthcare and health outcomes in low to middle-income nations. When documenting key health determinants for a developing country, lack of access to healthcare is included among characteristics of a weak healthcare infrastructure; other characteristics often include undeveloped technology and low education and socio-economic levels in target populations....   [tags: Medicine]
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Comparing Descartes and Peirce's Opinions On Knowledge - ... Charles Peirce believed “only through the way of linguistic, logical and pragmatic signs considered as tools and objects can humans know about the natural world.” (Kremer) Whereas Descartes wants us to doubt, Peirce believed doubt was a cause of irritation arising from indecisiveness in matters of action. Peirce stated, “The function of thought was to produce belief, after it had been excited by doubt” and the effect of thought, which is belief, involves a habit which in turn is a “rule of action” so that belief becomes a “habit of action.” Instead of creating a new method, the way Descartes did, Peirce applied the scientific method....   [tags: doubting, truth, beliefs] 990 words
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The New Side of the News Media - “Everything is known not according to itself, but according to the capacity of the knower”- Boethius. News reporters know everything about an issue and have many ways to present their information to the public. People do not realize their opinions are influenced through the media’s reportings, since no one has warned them. These reporters are often called “the fourth branch of government”(Gabbs) because of their actions. The media is responsible for conveying opinions through their reports, which does not allow the individual to analyze a situation to form their own opinions; therefore they are detrimental to the American society....   [tags: opinions, cnn, fox news, malaysian airline]
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Naturalism and Regionalism Defining through American Literature - Regionalism and naturalism are two different types of American literature. Naturalism focuses on the philosophical or scientific ideas whereas regionalism is about he characteristics of a specific region. Bret Harte and Willa Cather are regionalist authors who use the setting to put emphasis in their stories. Furthermore, Mark Twain is a naturalist writer. Twain attempts to use lower class citizens to get across a bigger point. Harte also uses minorities. However, he focuses on how the region changes these poorer citizens....   [tags: corn pone opinions, mark twain, literature]
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Kurt Vonnegut’s Opinions Expressed in Player Piano, Cat’s Cradle, and Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut’s Opinions Expressed in Player Piano, Cat’s Cradle, and Slaughterhouse-Five Every so often, a person comes along and encompasses the meaning of a generation. This person will capture everything people want to say, and then word it so well that his or her name becomes legendary. The sixties was an era with many of these people, each with his or her own means of reaching the people. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., armed with a typewriter and a motive, was amongst those that defined the sixties....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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The Views and Opinions of Francis Bacon - Francis Bacon wrote more than 30 works of philosophy and many other tracts on law and science. He is regarded by many as the father of British empiricism. In his Novum Organum (1620), he presents a "new method" for acquiring knowledge that abandons the traditional deference toward the received wisdoms of Aristotle and other classical sources and advocates inductive, theory-free observations by the senses. The main features of Baconian scientific inquiry (chastity, holiness and legality), Bacon's criteria for assessing the merit of philosophical ideas (usefulness and charitgy), the main themes of Bacon's Instauratio Magna; and his identification of obstacles to the acquisition of knowledge (a...   [tags: American History] 714 words
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Conflicting Opinions on the Benefits of Immigration in the United States of America - ... Auster also suggests that it is time for change and action against multiculturalism. To reinforce the claim Auster makes, reference to the two dominating parties in the United States, the Republican which he refers to “right” and the Democrat which he refers to the “left”. Auster suggests that the “left” party is trying to destroy America by welcoming immigrants. Auster claims that the “right” party is trying to destroy America but does not hate America. By this, Auster also makes reference to Christianity “right” and how the Democrats are the atheistic and anti-American....   [tags: culture, comparison, arguments ] 1452 words
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My Opinions of The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger - ... Holden is very upset and gets drunk. He sneaks into his home to visit his younger sister Phoebe. He seems to have a good connection with her and tells her about his fantasy, where he saves children playing a game in a huge rye field on the edge of a cliff from falling. This idea is based on mishearing a song called “Comin' Through the Rye”. Holden slips out when his parents come home and decides to visit his former English teacher, Mr. Antolini. Holden talks with the English teacher about life while drinking number of cocktails....   [tags: brief character analysis] 450 words
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Differing Opinions on the Controversial Death Penalty Issue - The issue of capital punishment is one that has been in discussion for many years. How can anyone control the life of another human being. The accused may have taken the life of another citizen but what gives anyone the right to take his. This is the main point of the question but it gets vastly more complicated as the issue is further investigated. For instance, the psychopath who goes on a murderous rampage might have an abnormality with the frontal lobe of the cortex in his brain. Now, if this is the case this person may not be able to control his murderous impulses....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty] 776 words
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Human Evolution: Ideas and Opinions Related to Evolution - 1 Australopithecus afarensis who existed 3.5 million years ago and a 4.4 million year old skeleton of an Ardipithecus ramidus are the closest science has come to discovering the human lineage. Shattered Ancestry an article written by Katherine Harmon discusses the remains of two hominids found within Ethiopia. These skeletal remains have created a huge controversy within the topic of evolution questioning many assumptions that have been made referencing the human lineage. The skeleton of the Australopithecus afarensis was named Lucy and was discovered in 1974....   [tags: Ideology, Complexity, Hominids]
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Respiratory Therapist Opinions on Obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree - Staffing survey Out of the two 248 that were surveyed from staffing, 111 did not respond. Four percent of respondents were in the age range 18-24, 30% 25-34, 24% 35-44, 24% 35-44, 22% 45-54, 20% 55+. Sixty percent of those polled were female, and 40% were male. Eighty-four percent of those polled had an Associate's Degree as their highest level obtained in Respiratory Care, 2% were trained on the job, and 14% had Bachelor's degrees in Respiratory Care. When asked about the highest degree in any field, 3% answered they were on the job trained; 66% had an Associate's Degree, 29% have a Bachelor's Degree, and 2% of those polled have obtained a Master's Degree....   [tags: Future Respiratory Therapy, Education, Degree]
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Opinions on Healthcare Plans-Democrats vs. Republicans - ... government plays in the citizen’s lives. Obama’s healthcare plan provides affordable health insurance for all US citizens but might affect your private insurance if you already have one. His plan is to help those who are in poverty and mainly those below poverty level. His program ensures that sick people will not be dropped from their insurance and there will be no discrimination whatsoever. This healthcare is aimed to improve the healthcare for those who cannot afford private healthcare or insurance....   [tags: obamacare, middle class, government] 570 words
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Top Three American Values: A Survey - The top three values identified by the participants I interviewed tended to vary. The participant’s age may have been an influencing factor in determining what top three American traits participants perceived as important. The first participant reported his top value as freedom. This was in line with my top value. The second participant reported her top value as family. This may be attributed to her age and the likelihood that she has a family. The third participant identified his top value as peace....   [tags: Responsibility, Opinions] 548 words
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History and Opinions on the Policy of Affirmative Action - Racism is a problem that is older than the country we live in. Since the beginning of time racism, prejudice, and discrimination has existed. Through the years, society has come a long way in dealing with this everlasting problem; however, the problem still lives in today's world. It affects who we are and where we will go in our life. So if racism can so dramatically alter our life, one might question what can be done to cease this unfair practice. One solution, or rather method to equal out the past inequalities African American and other minorities, is Affirmative Action....   [tags: American History] 1715 words
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Comparing Plato, James Madison, and John Mills - Comparing Plato, James Madison, and John Mills Plato, James Madison, and John Mills are all supporters of the idea that opinion must be discussed in public debate. In my own reason-based thought this idea that through silence ignorance grows louder is my own general understanding. In Plato's The Republic he discuses the idea that there is first knowledge at the first degree. In the second degree there is opinion which is neither proven to be true or false. In the last degree is falsehood. He argues that opinion is not pure knowledge and therefore can not be pure truth....   [tags: Papers] 557 words
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