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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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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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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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Doomsday: The Rebuttal - The world has to end because it began. How the world will end has been the center of heated discussions. The topic of Doomsday has produced conferences, meetings, movies and books attempting to prophesy the end of age. With the emergence of Doomsday prophets have also emerged fallacies that preach propaganda to audiences of those seeking immunity from one sole apocalyptic day. One author in particular is Ronald Bailey. According to Forbes.com, Ronald Bailey has been a science writer for Forbes magazine and wrote an essay called Seven Doomsday Myths About The Environment....   [tags: Apocalypse]
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Article Rebuttal: Minimum Wage - Article Rebuttal: Minimum Wage Over the years there has been much debate about raising the federal minimum wage. Some states have taken it upon themselves to set higher minimum wages than the federal minimum wage, because of the lack of action by congress. The supporters of the raising of the federal minimum wage have been more vocal lately. This is especially true since studies have shown, that the gap has grown between the wealthier population, and the middle class. Recently President Obama, because of the lack of effort and action by congress, has used executive action to implement the raising of the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for new federal contracts, effective 2015....   [tags: Federal Minimum Wage, Finance]
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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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Mary Montagu's Rebuttal of Jonathan Switf's Misogynistic Poetry - Women Always Get the Last Word: Mary Montagu’s Rebuttal of Jonathan Swift’s Misogynistic Poetry Unsatisfied with conventional romantic poetry that overly idolized women, renowned satirist Jonathan Swift exaggerates the vanity of women in his poem “The Lady’s Dressing Room.” Swift consequently insults all women by portraying the female character of his poem as a vain and superficial figure who attempts to hide her more crude activities (such as defecating). Offended by the misogynistic tone of Swift’s poem, Lady Mary Montegu responds with her own poem “The Reasons that Induced Dr....   [tags: literature, the Lady's Dressing Room]
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A Rebuttal of Holocaust Revisionism - Even in today’s modern society of advanced technologies and research methods, there are still people who believe that history has recounted the horrific genocide of over six million European Jews incorrectly. These deniers are known as Holocaust revisionists. Now, these people do not believe that the Holocaust simply did not happen. Instead, they believe that historians have hyperbolized the death toll and that they have morphed the extermination camps into something that they are not. Some even believe that Hitler has been portrayed wrongly as the villain....   [tags: denying the horrors of jewish genocide]
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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, whi...   [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' o...   [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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Abortion Rebuttal: There is no Excuse for an Abortion - There are many things in this world are expensive. A lot of people will agree that raising children is one. Children require food, shelter, medical insurance, and clothes. This is still no excuse for abortion. There is several government and non-government funded agencies and funding available to help with families who may be struggling to provide for their families. There are several options such as welfare, snap benefits program, food banks, thrift stores, and many others that help lighten the stressful financial load of raising children....   [tags: medicaid, chip, raising children, teens]
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A Rebuttal of Hyper-Calvinism - Hyper-Calvinism is the belief that God saves the elect through His sovereign will with little or no use of the means of bringing about salvation (such as evangelism, preaching, and prayer for the lost). To an unbiblical fault, the Hyper-Calvinist over-emphasizes God's sovereignty and under-emphasizes man's responsibility in the work of salvation. An obvious result of this is that the Hyper-Calvinist has very little, if any, desire to evangelize the lost. On the other hand, if he does, he will not make an effort to convince the unbeliever to the saving faith of Jesus Christ....   [tags: Radical Calvinism] 2090 words
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GM Rebuttal - Mr. Cohan concludes in his article, “Was Washington Right to Bail out GM and Wall Street with TARP” that this was a wise idea and “…it turns out that the U.S. taxpayer may suffer only limited losses on this economic Hail Mary pass.” He feels that there would have been much greater loss of jobs and the economy would be in far worse condition if this had not been done. Mr. Cohan is correct in his recital of facts indicating the amount of money that had been loaned and subsequently paid back. However, I question not only the interpretation of some of the figures but whether the United States should be in the business of Business in the first place....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Smoking, the Wrong Choice - There are many people today who choose the path of smoking. Many of my friends started smoking before their eighteenth birthday and some continue to smoke now. I always asked them why they started to smoke and many of them said that everyone else did so why not try it. Well that young curiosity is leading to a life-long addiction of spending more than $50 a week on cigarettes, lighting up after every few hours, and standing outside in the bitter cold freezing to have a few drags. Peter Brimelow wrote an article called Thank You for Smoking....   [tags: Rebuttal Argumentative Persuasive] 977 words
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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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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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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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Speech and Rebutal: The International Effects of Globalization - “It has been said that arguing about globalization is like arguing against the law of gravity” (unquote)- Kofi Annand, Former UN secretary-General. Moving on, allow me to put forward my two substantial points. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to globalization, a world without borders. What does actually globalization entail. It is not only borderless trade, but also exchange of knowledge as well as human resources. I would like to focus on the exchange of knowledge. Globalization has forced us to interact and be dependent on people from outside the country....   [tags: knowledge, trade, foreign workers] 1213 words
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The Difference Between Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia - British philosopher Stephen Toulmin adds six terms to Aristotle’s shaping of an argument. The six terms are the claim, grounds, warrants, backing, qualifiers and the rebuttals. Toulmin proclaims that these six terms can be used to analyze arguments and can also be applied within any argument. Emanuel LL, CF von Gunten, and FD Farris are all authors of “EPEC Participant’s Handbook” they make use of all six of Toulmin’s terms in this controversial article. The authors define the difference between physician assisted suicide and euthanasia....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Use of the Toulmin Model - The article “When Children Become Criminals” from The New York Times is an opinion piece by the Editorial Board. It discusses how New York is one of the only states to prosecute 16 year olds as adults; resulting in harsher sentences than if they were tried in juvenile court (2014, p. 1). The Toulmin model can be applied in order to analyze the argument. This model consists of a claim, grounds, backing, a warrant, a qualifier, and a rebuttal. In the New York Times editorial board article “When Children Become Criminals” from January 19, 2014 authors claim to try to persuade the readers that the age for adult criminal prosecution should be raised....   [tags: prosecute children as adults]
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The Right to Life Includes the Right to Choose How Your Life Ends - In this paper, I will be arguing for the position that active euthanasia should be legal in the United States. A patient’s suffering should not be prolonged, doctors should be able to ease their suffering and help their patient to the fullest extent. I believe this issue is important for discussion because the suffering individual has rights and the right to live should give them the right to choose to end that suffering. I think that some of the best arguments for my position are best addressed in three main points....   [tags: active euthanasia]
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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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Critical Analysis of Peter Knight's Arguement on Secret Societies - ... He proceeds to tell his audience of his claims that these elite members of these secret societies are all intertwined and are working towards a common goal of a “New World Order”. Knight lists societies such as “Skull and Bones”, “The Knight Templars”, “Knights of Malta” ,”Order of the Eastern Star”, and “ the Council of Foreign Relations” but in the end chooses to only concentrate on the “Freemasons” and their roles in “The New World Order”. (Knight). The first part of the Toulmins Model of Argumentation is to have a claim....   [tags: conspiracy, data, traitors] 920 words
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What, Why, How is Bitcoin? - ... Dodgecoin and lifecoin are also new, but do they also have extraodinary potential. What about newness allows for this. http://www.forbes.com/sites/groupthink/2014/02/13/why-we-accept-bitcoin/ http://cs.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/cs201/projects/2010-11/DigitalCurrencies/advantages/index.html https://bitcoin.co.th/benefits-of-bitcoin/ http://www.coindesk.com/information/why-use-bitcoin/ http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-18/u-s-agencies-to-say-bitcoins-offer-legitimate-benefits.html http://voices.yahoo.com/advantages-disadvantages-bitcoin-12385858.html?cat=15 http://raszl.com/blog/bitcoin-benefits-and-risks Bitcoin Paper Outline 1. Introductory paragraph It is the position of this...   [tags: ] 586 words
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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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Proposal of Marijuana Legalization - Marijuana has a greater beneficial impact on society then many people realize. Marijuana should be legalized for medical as well as recreational purposes. This is a highly controversial issue that is being debated throughout the country. In essence marijuana is evaluated by the effectiveness of the drug. It is defined as the dried flowered clusters and leaves of a hemp plant smoked for the intoxicating effect. Whether it should be legalized or not is the real question. Many could argue that marijuana is destructive physically as well as mentally....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Alison Jaggar's Error Theory - In Alison Jaggar’s Feminist Politics and Human Nature she discusses, among many topics, human nature and how it relates to capitalism and socialist feminism. Though Jaggar proposes a strong and valid argument for her position on why work is awful under capitalism and how using an error theory worker’s are not inherently lazy, I will be critiquing Jaggar’s error theory, and as a result, her views (as well as some of Marx’s views) on capitalism in a broad sense. I believe that Alison Jaggar does not have a sound argument in her error theory against Thomas Malthus, strictly due to her interpretation on why capitalism is awful due to Jaggar’s interpretation intrinsic value under capitalism....   [tags: feminist politics and human natrue] 1649 words
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The Resurrection of the Dead - As with most other Pauline attributed documents, 1 Corinthians is believed to be a single document that addresses salient topics and rationalizes Paul’s view of faithfulness to Christ with Corinth citizens. The newly founded church of Corinth was in correspondence with Paul requesting his answers to questions they posed on topics ranging from marriage to the resurrection of the dead; the latter being one of the most highlighted in 1 Corinthians. Paul’s assurance of resurrection illustrates a concern for Corinth as he admonishes their disbelief in resurrection of the dead with a series of explanations as to why such doubt would render the faith of Christ “in vain”....   [tags: Corinthians 15:12-28, St. Paul's intent]
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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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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, Osteoarthr...   [tags: Brimelow Thank You Smoking 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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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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Reflections on Immigration - I would like to start first by introducing the topic myself and my partners debated, immigrant issues, I was put on the proposition side where we argued that immigrants should only be granted citizenship if they are fluent English speakers. Before being placed on the proposition, I thought if I could join the opposition it would be easier for me, as I am an immigrant myself and proving that immigrants should not need to prove ability in English sounds easy. However, the opposition was full by then and I was too late....   [tags: personal experience, english, citizenship] 598 words
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The Argument of Sociology is Based on Relationships - Creating a good argument, this is an argument which will persuade the opposing side into accepting that the claim which was made, as well as the grounds of the claim, is different for each social science. It is usual for individuals to pull from their personal experiences, their views, morals, and interpretation of things when formulating an argument. The same goes for the various social sciences. Each social science approaches an argument in a different manner, and gives different aspects of an argument a higher regard....   [tags: Sociology Essays] 698 words
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The Undercover Parent: Coben’s Spyware Logic - ... The mention of pedophiles, porn, and teenage drug use are emotional appeals that will reach out to parents. Coben does well with identifying his audience but fails to establish credibility. In some cases Coben was being unrealistic, take for example a “Straight A” teenage girl sleeping with her dealer and using drugs are going to get parents attention but the reaction of the father may make them falter in reasoning. Not many parents in their right minds would calmly go to their daughter and just talk, there would be more yelling and rebelling involved....   [tags: Persuasion, Internet Safety, Pornography]
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Jeremy Bentham's Utilitarianism is a Convincing Method for Normatic Ethics - ... In July 1776 the American settlements published the Declaration of Independence, the British government didn’t present any response but they did hired John Lind a London lawyer to issue a rebuttal. The main part of the rebuttal was the essay titled "Short Review of the Declaration" that was written by Jeremy Bentham, where he disapproved and ridiculed the Americans' political beliefs (Sweet, 1969). Bentham is particularly noted for his theories of punishment (Bentham, 2014). Bentham’s belief on punishment was very direct, his belief was all punishment required clarification and all punishment is evil....   [tags: philosopher, punishment, happiness ] 899 words
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Public Outcry and Acceptance to Darwin's theory of Evolution - On Thursday 24 November 1859, Charles Darwin published and made available to the western world his magnum opus, On the Origin of Species, a compilation of some twenty plus years of research regarding the human biology and its advancement. Darwin proposed in Origins that all life slowly evolved, biologically mutated over a period of time, to its present day form. Expanding on prior research in the field of genetics, Darwin theorized a "survival of the fittest" complex which forced basic animals to evolve new advanced traits to survive in their respective environments, in the process theorizing that humans also evolved from lesser creatures....   [tags: History, Creationism] 2155 words
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Communities Rights to Enforce Moral Conviction through Law - Canada: a nation built, politically, on the rights accompanied by being a democratic state. A democracy, in the simplest of terms, states that a society has the right to vote in laws, political leaders and bring other social justice issues up to the head of their political hierarchy. To suggest that a society should not have any right to enforce its moral convictions through the law would be morally unsound in a country that prides itself on equality and democracy. In this essay I will be arguing against the idea stated above: the notion that a community should not be able to have their laws reflected in the value and morals of their people....   [tags: canadian politics, democracy]
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The Three Strikes Law Repeat Felony Offenders Penalties - The Initiative I have chosen to talk about is the Three Strikes Law Repeat Felony Offenders Penalties, Proposition 36. This proposition was introduced on the November 6, 2012 ballot as an initiated state stature, where it was approved with a 69.30% standing in the state of CA. This proposition was set up to modify the elements in California’s “Three Strikes” Law, which was approved by the state’s voters in 1994 through proposition 184. There are 24 other states that have some form of the Three Strike type law in effect as of today....   [tags: proposition 36, sentences, offence]
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Analysis of Singer´s The Life You Can Save - ... Singer contends in the next premise that individuals have the obligation to alleviate global poverty by sacrificing small commodities such as bottled water, clothes, etc. He articulates that with having the power to prevent poverty, it is our duty to do so. Finally, he believes it is a moral imperative to give to a reliable charity as most people in the developed world live admittedly better than King Louis XIV of France and can afford such an expense without sacrificing anything “nearly as important” (Singer 15)....   [tags: global, poverty, charity, reply] 1016 words
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The Acquisition of Spoken Language in Deaf Children - ... Measures need to be taken to stop child marriage and hence prevent these issues from occurring. Before discussing these actions, the effect of child marriage on the economy will be explored in detail. 3.0 The effect of child brides on the economy and its implications 3.1 Negative consumption externalities The economic theory of externalities can be used to explain the effect of child brides on the economy. Negative externalities are external costs that affect third party at the occurrence of an economic transaction (Economics Online, 2014)....   [tags: language development for the physically challenged] 3085 words
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Michael Huemer’s The Problem Of Political Authority - In Huemer’s The Problem Of Political Authority an argument is made against the idea of political authority. Political authority is defined as the feature that the government has that makes it morally permissible for them to do things that ordinary citizens cannot. The idea in this argument is that the government should not have rights that citizens do not have. The purpose of this paper is to show that Huemer’s argument fails by arguing a consent-based response to Huemer’s criticisms, which shows that the government has politically authority because we have consented to it....   [tags: government's action, citizen's action]
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