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Rebuttal of Bell Hooks’ Article, Straightening My Hair - Rebuttal of Bell Hooks’ Article, Straightening My Hair The article Straightening My Hair by Bell Hooks makes her argument of finding the reason of why African American women straighten their hair. She first states that Black Americans straighten their hair because it is the stage of transformation; it closes the door of innocence and opens the door to adulthood. Slowly, she starts changing her views. She comes up with the statement that African Americans do not straighten their hair for reasonable reasons, but to imitate the characteristics of white women....   [tags: Rebuttal]
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Rebuttal of Peter Brimelow’s, Thank You for Smoking? - Rebuttal of Peter Brimelow’s, “Thank You for Smoking…?” Have you ever been in a room full of people who are smoking. Have you ever questioned why they would put their health as well as yours in jeopardy by smoking. Did you ever think smoking could be good for you. Peter Brimelow says just that in his article “Thank You for Smoking…?” In Brimlow’s article, he explains all the health benefits smoking can provide you. Such evidence as that of D.M Warbutton, a British researcher who said that smoking stimulates alertness, dexterity, and cognitive capacity(141)....   [tags: Rebuttal Smoking Smoker Essays]
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College Sororities: Rebuttal of Evan Wright’s Article, Sister Act - College Sororities: Rebuttal of Evan Wright’s Article, Sister Act Walking around a university’s campus any day of the week, one sees an array of Greek letters worn proudly by young men and women in the Greek system. Fraternities and sororities play a big part in a university. The Greek system can also be an easy target to direct criticism. There are those who oppose the Greek system and those who embrace it. Evan Wright opposes the Greek system in his article “Sister Act” that was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine....   [tags: Rebuttal Essays] 1180 words
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Doomsday: The Rebuttal - ... Another way that Bailey attempts to debunk common claims of Doomsday prophets are to discredit the claims that are presented. Bailey does this by, illustrating the Ad Hominem fallacy tactic. The Ad Hominem fallacy is committed when the “arguer ignores the merits of his/her opponent's argument, and rather makes some reference to the arguer himself/herself, and assumes that this somehow discredits the argument” (qtd. in Hurley 119) this is a way to discredit the opponent. Bailey debunks Doomsday Myths by repeatedly ignoring the merits of his opponent....   [tags: Apocalypse]
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The Reeves Rebuttal - The Reeve's Rebuttal The Reeve of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales I portrayed in the first as “old and choleric and thin”(605), choleric meaning short-tempered and yellow. All of Chaucer’s descriptions of the pilgrims in his tales give an insight into and very well foreshadow the their tale to come, and the Reeve is of course no exception. His description continues, portraying him with a conservative and resolve appearance, and one of fierce authority. Clever, calculating, and ruthless seem to sum up his personality, an imposing persona in a weakening body....   [tags: essays research papers] 415 words
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A Civil Rebuttal - A Civil Rebuttal Philosophy -- a:pursuit of wisdom. b:a search for a general understanding of values and reality by chiefly speculative rather than observational means. Through this most specific definition given to us respectively by Sir Webster's dictionary, I choose in my best interest to refrain to you just what the meaning of philosophy is. I implore you to try and comprehend this matter in what exactly this word brought abrupt to us is about. The word philosophy has two definitive definitions....   [tags: essays research papers] 759 words
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Plath - A Rebuttal of the Feminist Label - Plath - A Rebuttal of the "Feminist" Label       Sylvia Plath has long been hailed as a feminist writer of great significance. In her 1976 book Literary Women, Ellen Moers writes, "No writer has meant more to the current feminist movement" (qtd. in Wagner 5), and still today, at a time when the idea of equality for women isn't so radically revolutionary as it had been earlier in the century, Plath is a literary symbol of the women's rights movement. Roberta Mazzenti quotes Robert A. Piazza as writing that there is "little feminist consciousness" in Plath's work, and goes on to explain that because "Plath's work [is] being read......   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Rebuttal to Killing Them Softly - Rebuttal to “Killing Them Softly” “Killing Them Softly,” an essay by Jacob Sullum, addresses the issue of Senator Judd Gregg’s bill to give the Food and Drug Administration control over tobacco products. This bill would allow the FDA to make such decisions as halting tobacco companies’ marketing of safer tobacco products and reducing the nicotine content in cigarettes. Sullum argues that by giving the FDA the power to make such decisions, individual consumers would be disadvantaged and lives could possibly be lost instead of saved....   [tags: Jacob Sullum Tobacco Essays]
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Shakespeare's Rebuttal to Possibilities in Sonnet 96 - Shakespeare's Rebuttal to Possibilities in Sonnet 96       Shakespeare's apostrophic "Sonnet 96," one of the sonnets written to the blond young man, is arranged similar to a rebuttal in an argument or debate." In the first three quatrains, he describes several possibilities, such as the youth's winning nature and potential for mischief, only to refute them in the couplet." He begins with concise one-line points in the first quatrain, moves to a comparison utilizing the entire quatrain in the second, and transitions to two-line arguments in the final quatrain, evoking the idea of a logical, organized argument." Along with reason, however, are the romantic tones of the couplet, which refutes the statements made in the douzain." The conditional nature of the sonnet parallels the individual conditional statements made in the quatrains....   [tags: Sonnet essays]
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Rebuttal Essay on Needed: A License to Drink - Rebuttal Essay on “Needed: A License to Drink” “Needed: A License to Drink” is an essay written by Mike Brake. In this essay, Brake explains why he thinks people need a license to drink. He has had family members die from alcohol related events and believes they might still be alive if a license was required to drink. Alcohol is related to many deaths and alcoholism is a disease that affects many people. “It causes more than 19,000 auto fatalities each year, it is responsible for more than a third of deaths from drowning and fire” (Brake135)....   [tags: Alcohol Drinking Essays]
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A Rebuttal to E. R. Dodds' On Misunderstanding the Oedipus Rex - A Rebuttal to E. R. Dodds' On Misunderstanding the Oedipus Rex In "On Misunderstanding the Oedipus Rex," E. R. Dodds takes issue with three different opinions on Oedipus Rex. I consider the first two opinions, which Dodds gleaned from student papers, to be defensible from a close reading of the text. The first of these opinions is that Oedipus was a bad man, and was therefore punished by the gods; Dodds counters that Sophocles intended for us to regard him as good, noble, and selfless. But the play would seem to indicate that Oedipus, while a clever man, is not a good one -- this can be shown through Dodds' own source of argument, the attitude of the chorus, as well as through Oedipus' own actions onstage....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]
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A Rebuttal of Brother, Don’t Spare a Dime - A Rebuttal of “Brother, Don’t Spare a Dime” In “Brother, Don’t Spare a Dime,” L. Christopher Awalt says that homeless people are homeless on their own accord. He believes “many of them seem to have chosen the lifestyles they lead” (Awalt))).. This article states that most homeless people would prefer to escape responsibility rather than fix their social and economic problems. Awalt uses an example of a man who had been on the streets for about 10 years. He provided this man with resources to improve his life and within four months he was making progress....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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GM Rebuttal - ... A new GM, or perhaps some new companies in its place, would find the opportunities that always come out of the ashes of failure and innovate their way right past Toyota the same as they did to us. As evidence, we can look to the steel industry in the United States which has gone through the same trials as the auto industry. The biggest of the steel makers, U.S. Steel, saw the problems, took action and has managed to survive to this day at a smaller, more efficient and profitable size (Loomis)....   [tags: Business Management ]
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A Rebuttal on How Women Are Viewed in the Koran - In the Koran women are repeatedly regarded as inferiors to men. Women are given less rights and privileges in contrast to men. Women are seen as objects to own and control, and not as equals. In the Koran it specifically instructs men how to handle their women. According to the Koran: Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them....   [tags: World Literature] 440 words
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Smoking, the Wrong Choice - Smoking, the Wrong Choice There are many people today who choose the path of smoking. Many of my friends started smoking way before their eighteenth birthday and some continue to smoke now. I always asked them why they started to smoke and almost all of them said that everyone else did so why not try it. Well that curiosity is leading to a life- long addiction of dishing out more than $30 a week on cigarette cartons, lighting up after every few hours, and standing outside in the bitter cold freezing to have a few drags....   [tags: Rebuttal Argumentative Persuasive] 985 words
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Smoking: Hazardous to Your Health - Smoking: Hazardous to Your Health A about two weeks ago I read an essay called, “Thank You for Smoking…?” by Peter Brimelow. This essay’s main point tries to explain how smoking can be beneficial in some ways. Brimelow’s essay claims smoking can help while driving. Brimelow also thinks smoking can help protect personal freedoms along with benefiting health in some ways (141). Nonetheless, cigarette smoking is the single most preventable cause of premature death in the United States (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)....   [tags: Argumentative Rebuttal Essays]
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Interpretation of A Feminist View on Pornography - Interpretation of A Feminist View on Pornography The article that I will be breaking down in the following paper is “Pornography, Civil Rights, and Speech” by Catherine A. MacKinnon. I believe the best area to start is to briefly describe MacKinnon and her article. MacKinnon is a professor of law at the University of Michigan. The article deals with the affects of pornography on society. MacKinnon feels that some pornography should be illegal. Her reason for this view is not that she finds it offensive, but rather that she considers it as a form of sexual discrimination....   [tags: Critique Rebuttal Essays] 2118 words
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Pros and Cons of the Mandatory Seatbelt Law - Pros and Cons of the Mandatory Seatbelt Law Works Cited Not Included An enormous division currently exists between the people who believe that automobile safety should be an option and those that feel it must be a requirement. The federal government feels the morally obligated to create the safest driving environment possible. On the other end of the spectrum, opinions exist that the average driver has ability to make the choice of safety on their own. Editorials, political assemblies, debates, and conversations have arrived on the concept of click it or ticket....   [tags: Rebuttal Essays Driving Safety Papers] 1453 words
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The Difference Between Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia - ... This article is a claim of value, because we are dealing with a right or wrong issue. The authors claim is physician assisted suicide should be legalized. Data is the second component in Toulmin’s argument model. Data includes the evidence, facts and is often the reasons and logic that support the claim. There are a lot of facts used in this article to support the claim for legalization of assisted suicide. The first example given is that “a recent study showed, 57% of physicians practicing today have received a request for physician-assisted suicide in some form or another” (Emanuel LL, CF von Gunten, and FD Farris 4.)....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Irving Kristol's Pornograpy, Obscenity, and hte Case for Censorship - Irving Kristol's Pornograpy, Obscenity, and hte Case for Censorship After reading Irving Kristol’s essay called Pornography, Obscenity, and the Case for Censorship, we found positive and negative examples concluding his research. Kristol makes major claims throughout the course of his essay. A few examples of these major claims are in paragraphs [7-9] when he uses a story about an old man in a hospital ward, dying an agonizing death. The old man loses control of his bowels, and they empty themselves on him....   [tags: Critique Kristol Essays]
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Critique of Thank You for Smoking? - Critique of “Thank You for Smoking…?” “Thank You for Smoking…?” is an article written by Peter Brimelow about the benefits of smoking. Brimelow provides some very clear points which are well addressed. Even though I do not agree with the subject that “smoking, in a way, is good for you,” (141) I think Peter Brimelow did a thorough job of making his opinions credible to the reader. Major Claim and Grounds This essay is a good example of a deductive essay because it moves from generalizations to specific instances (McFadden, 2003)....   [tags: Critiques]
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Peter Brimelow's Thank You for Smoking? - Peter Brimelow's “Thank You for Smoking…?” Peter Brimelow’s “Thank You for Smoking…?” is a well-written argument with a lot of evidence to support his claim. Other than the last two paragraphs, Brimelow provides rational support for the positive side of smoking. His article discusses the benefits that smoking can have to peoples’ health. Such evidence as that of D.M Warbutton, a British researcher who said that smoking stimulates alertness, dexterity, and cognitive capacity (141). Citing a number of scientific journals, Brimlow has also found that smoking can reduce the risk of developing such diseases as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Endometrial cancer, Prostate cancer, Osteoarthritis and Colon cancer....   [tags: Brimelow Thank You Smoking Essays]
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Thank You for Smoking - Thank You for Smoking “Take another drag. That’s good for you.” One might not hear that everyday, but Peter Brimelow’s “Thank You for Smoking…?” is a very well written deductive argument that may have you believing that statement by the time you’re done reading his article. Brimelow’s argument is clearly inductive because he presents his samples right away which lead to generalizations that are drawn from those examples (McFadden). Brimelow comes right out early in the argument and informs the reader smoking can be beneficial to one’s health (141)....   [tags: Peter Brimelow Tobacco Health Essays]
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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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A Critique of Thank You for Smoking. . .? - A Critique of “Thank You for Smoking. . .?" Peter Brimelow is a senior editor for Forbes magazine. The essay was written taken from Forbes magazine (July 4, 1994). Peter Brimelow’s “Thank You for Smoking” is a misleading argument which has very little precise evidence and illustrates a weak argument. The essay is about how smoking in some small ways, can be good for you. (Brimelow). In his claim it sounds like he isn’t sure of it himself because he used “might be” and “some” which are not strong argumentative words....   [tags: Expository] 876 words
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Drug Legalization - Drug Legalization Drug legalization has become a great issue among Americans for many years, and there have also been those that try to stop that legalization. The article, “Legalizing Drugs is Not the Solution” by Gerald W. Lynch, has a good argument based on facts and incidents that have occurred from drug use. In this article a person thinks twice about what they are really doing when they use drugs, and it is clear as to why legalizing drugs would not be a logical solution As spoken in this essay about the legalization of drugs and its bad effects, Lynch uses a lot of relevance and sufficiency throughout his piece....   [tags: Drugs Legal Legalization Essays]
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Give Children the Vote? I Vote No - Give Children the Vote. “What I suggest is that children be allowed to grow into their own right to vote at whatever rate suits them individually,” argues Vita Wallace as her major claim in the essay “Give children the vote” (1998, p.147). This is a thoughtful argument by Wallace, but I disagree with it. In this essay, Wallace presents her opinion, but the major claim could also be presented as a fact, judgment, or policy (McFadden, 2003). Throughout the essay, I see the interesting approach Wallace takes to try convince the audience....   [tags: Essay Critique Children Voting Rights Essays]
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Proposal of Marijuana Legalization - ... But this argument does not logically apply to marijuana because marijuana is far less dangerous than some drugs which are legal, such as alcohol and tobacco. For example “legalization supporters argue that no one has ever died from an overdose of this ‘soft’ drug” (MJ Rebuttal). “Alcohol is more dangerous in a variety of ways, such as liver, mouth, pharynx, breast, pancreas, colon, and rectum cancer, heart disease, and stoke. Also, the tendency of some drunks to become violent is a concern. One could argue that the abuse of McDonald’s has a greater health-care cost than the abuse of marijuana” (Klein)....   [tags: Drugs ]
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The Safety and Marketability of Genetically Modified Corn - The Safety and Marketability of Genetically Modified Corn Since Kraft Foods recently had to recall taco shells made from corn that was approved for human consumption, Arnold Weigand didn't know whether or not he should avoid growing any genetically modified corn. A study was conducted to examine whether or not growing genetically modified corn was a sound economical decision for Arnold Weigand. The problems with gentically modified corn, the dangerous chemicals in genetically modified corn, and the testing that has been done on genetically modified corn was reviewed....   [tags: Papers] 521 words
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Pro-Child / Pro-Choice: An Exercise in Doublethink? by Judith A. Boss - In her essay “Pro-Child / Pro-Choice: An Exercise in Doublethink?” Judith A. Boss deconstructs the argument supporting legalized abortion on the basis that it is beneficial to children in general. Boss presents the oft-used slogan of the pro-choice position, “Pro-Child / Pro-Choice”. She maintains that this slogan seems closely related to “newspeak”, which she characterizes as “…vocabulary pared down to a minimum so that whole ideologies are expressed in a single slogan…” (156-7). The term “newspeak” comes from George Orwell’s 1984....   [tags: Equality Abortion Essays] 1630 words
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Thank You for Smoking? - “Thank You for Smoking…?” Peter Brimelow brings to light an interesting idea in his essay “Thank You for Smoking…?” Brimelow’s purpose of his essay is to defend smoking. He provides the audience with information that is worthy of their consideration and valid enough to make them think twice about how they stand on the issue of smoking. Unfortunately, some flaws in Brimelow’s technique distract the audience from his message that smoking is not as unhealthy as it appears. A few mistakes transform his work from a well-written argumentative essay to an unsuccessful attempt to spread his beliefs....   [tags: Peter Brimelow Tobacco Essays]
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Analysis of The Kids Are All Right - Analysis of The Kids Are All Right by Susan Faludi Kids are crawling around in the dirt, screaming, and have not yet had their diapers changed because the day care provider seems to be in a trance watching the latest episode of the Montel Williams show. One of the workers strikes a child because she won’t stop crying about how hungry she is. The other worker just sits in her chair drinking Jack Daniels with a little Coke mixed in. Not all is well at the Wee World Child Center. But is this the impression that the public perceives of our daycare system in America....   [tags: essays research papers] 873 words
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John Locke - John Locke's, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690), was first criticized by the philosopher and theologian, John Norris of Bemerton, in his "Cursory Reflections upon a Book Call'd, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding," and appended to his Christian Blessedness or Discourses upon the Beatitudes (1690). Norris's criticisms of Locke prompted three replies, which were only posthumously published. Locke has been viewed, historically, as the winner of this debate; however, new evidence has emerged which suggests that Norris's argument against the foundation of knowledge in sense-perception that the Essay advocated was a valid and worthy critique, which Locke did, in fact, take rather seriously....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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responsiblity of the media - The Media · an agency, means, or instrument to disseminate information · defines our shared perceptions of the world, society, and politics · selects what information is directed to us · media presents views of an issue · influences on media coverage o producers of the news o sources of the news o audience for the news Power and Responsibility of the Media · investigate wrong doing · publicize and explain government action · evaluate programs and politicians · bring matters to the public attention that might otherwise by hidden by government · reconcile campaign promises with government action · media shapes our perceptions of the government through reporting Media rests upon the First Amendment · "Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of the press." o instrumental to a free society o if people are given full information of their affairs they will exercise sound judgment (Jefferson) · American media may openly oppose the government o Near v....   [tags: essays research papers] 825 words
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The Teaching Styles of the Apology of Plato an the Gospel of Luke - Socrates and Luke are both considered to be great educators. They have both influenced countless people with their teachings. However, comparing the two is slightly strange since Socrates is the subject of the story, which is told by Plato, and Luke is the teller of the story of Jesus. A comparison can be made between the two as Socrates is a great teacher while Plato is mostly silent and Luke, while not overly prevalent in the his story can be compared to other accounts of the story of Jesus among which his by far the most didactic....   [tags: essays research papers] 1226 words
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Encouraging Gun Ownership with Reference to European History - Encouraging Gun Ownership with Reference to European History What does Lenin, Stalin, Hilter, Mussolini, Idi Amin, Mao tse-tung, and Pol Pot have in common. When they came to power, they took all guns from the civilian population. For this reason my specific goal is to encourage gun ownership. Introduction: The gun 1st appeared in Europe's literature in 1326. It evolved into a mechanical tool as no other tool before it, it incorporated different materials like wood and metal, it also involved physics, chemistry and had ignition....   [tags: Guns Weapons European Leaders Essays]
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Apology for Poetry - ... Plato’s profound theory on aesthetics is a significant pathway to poetry, because poetry is beautiful and man cannot help but to love moral excellence. Sidney upholds the truth and defense against the Socratic charges opposing poetry, “the poet, nothing affirmth, he therefore never lieth”. He delivers the expression that poetry is the truer ideal then other earthly being. “The defense of poetry as a mimetic art has already been made in the assertion that poetry imitates universal ideas, and clothes them in human form, yet does not mar their superhuman beauty” (Samuel 388)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Stephen Gosson] 1887 words
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Public Outcry and Acceptance to Darwin's theory of Evolution - ... With each step in the "de-evolution" chain, skepticism increased, if man evolved from primates, whom did primate evolve from, and so on. Furthermore what accounted for animals such as the elephant, who surely did not share a common ancestor with humans, seeing as how the two species are so physically different. With this in mind, people disregarded evolution as a facade and the thought of man having come from monkeys, an insult to their civility. The lack of presentable physical evidence, coupled with stirring bad emotions amongst initial reviewers resulted in the coming out party of evolution to be harsh, and discrediting perhaps best summed as, "Darwinism means the gradual evolution of grave philosophers from spectacled baboons." (Theology On The Defensive 1)....   [tags: History, Creationism] 2155 words
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Rationalism vs. Empiricism - ... According to rationalist thinkers, perception is unreliable as a way of gaining knowledge, and unlike perception, reason is the only thing that is certain, and the only thing that can be studied. In his An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Locke, 1690), Locke distinguished between simple ideas, such as understanding shapes and colours of objects, which are passively acquired, and complex ideas, which actively combine simple ideas to create knowledge. He also distinguished between primary, or true, qualities of an object, and secondary qualities that are perceptual....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Abortion is Murder - In this paper I plan on showing you my point of view as well as the opposite point of view using a point by point basis. Each paragraph will be a statement from the opposite point of view and then my rebuttal.      The pro-choice side of this argument says that abortion should be kept legal for cases in which the baby’s birth endangers the life of the mother. This is an argument that is basically trying to create sympathy among uneducated voters to try to woo them to the pro-choice side of the argument and to elect pro-choice politicians....   [tags: Abortion, argumentative, persuasive] 507 words
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Quote Analysis from Shakespeare's Hamlet - Hamlet, a play written by the prominent writer, Shakespeare, is about a Danish prince whose father was murdered by his uncle who then married his mother. The story follows Hamlet for a time period of a few months while he decides how to deal with the situation of his uncle and mother. An important rising conflict is Hamlet?s soliloquy during act III scene I, where he finally realizes the significance of his actions towards his uncle, Claudius. Fortinbras. prompt rebuttal against Denmark for his father?s murder intrigued Hamlet and made him examine the emphasis needed to be placed on the death of his own father....   [tags: essays research papers] 448 words
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The Unjust Death of Socrates - The Unjust Death of Socrates The question of why Socrates was executed and if he deserved the charges put against him has been asked by historians for centuries. Socrates has a unique position in the history of philosophy. On one hand he is the most influential on another he is the least known. In his later life he is seen to stalk the streets barefoot, to spite shoemakers. He went about arguing and questioning people and revealing inconsistencies in their beliefs. He began teaching students but never accepted payments for doing so....   [tags: Socrates, Philosopher] 456 words
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Bringing Casinos to Ohio - Bringing Casinos to Ohio Although gambling has been looked at by some as harmless entertainment, it is regarded by others as a unhealthy, and addictive activity that corrupts society. With various worldly issues pondering many of our minds, Bringing a casino to Ohio seems to be at the top of some voters priority lists. Although, voters passed issue 3, which gave the green light to to bring casinos to Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus and Cincinnati, there is no requirement that the casinos are built....   [tags: Gambling] 423 words
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Encouraging Gun Ownership - Encouraging Gun Ownership Introduction I. What is the foundation of modern technology. It's the history of the gun. Thesis Statement: I will persuade you in that, (1) federal gun control laws are unconstitutional, and (2) I will prove the 2nd Amendment is both a "State" and "Individual Right." Body I.The foundation of our country is based in English Bill of Rights and the American Revolution. A. What is the difference between the Declaration of Independence, the U. S. Constitution and the "Bill of Rights?" 1....   [tags: Guns Weapons Rights Amendments Essays]
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Glass Ceiling Summary - Utilitarianism favors unequal treatment in the work place. CONTROLLING IDEA: Big corporations should be forced into applying affirmative action to equal out the male/female ratio in management positions. MAJOR PART 1: We believe that big corporations should be forced into breaking the glass ceiling. Women are represented in the workplace by a mere margin of all management positions. We believe that the corporations should apply affirmative action for a short period of time to have an equal playing field for women....   [tags: essays research papers] 538 words
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Oedipus The King - The play begins with a request to Oedipus by the townspeople to rid Thebes of the plague, since he had so heroically solved the riddle of the Sphinx in the past. He sends Creon, his brother-in-law and uncle, to the oracles at Delphi. Creon returns with the cause for the plague; the murderer of the former King Laius was never punished for his crime. So Oedipus pledges himself to seek the killer and punish him as the gods wish. Oedipus summons the people of Thebes and demands that the killer, or whoever had knowledge of the killer, reveal himself....   [tags: essays research papers] 467 words
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Toulmin Analysis of Attraction - Toulmin Analysis of “Attraction” In “The Mystery of Attraction,” Harville Hendrix claims that attraction between human beings is based on a number of factors that ultimately leave human beings baffled on exactly how humans experience such intense emotions as seen in romantic love and why so many couples tend to have complementary characteristics. He supports this claim by explaining several theories of attraction. His biological theory of courtship states that “we instinctively select mates who will enhance the survival of the species” (483)....   [tags: essays research papers] 491 words
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