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Why Students Should Not Debate

- College students giving the impression of being no longer interested in debates is the inspiration for the article, "Debate. Dissent. Discussion. Oh, Don 't Go There!" by Mickiko Kakutani. Kakutani argues that students would rather debate. The audience intended for this argument are for teachers or anyone who is concerned about the students ' desire to debate in a classroom. She found that today 's students "are interested in hearing another person 's point of view, but not interested in engaging it, in challenging it or being challenged..." (59-60) Kakutani 's argument that students prefer to not debate is not effective because she used the wrong data pool, used an insufficient amount of d...   [tags: University, Student, Debate, Education]

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An Ethical Debate Against Abortion

- ... According to Thomson, “the main focus of attention in writings on abortion has been on what a third party may or may not do in answer to a request from a woman for an abortion.” If one questions the mother’s rights opposed to the child’s rights, how do you preserve the right of one without sacrificing the rights of the other. Does a person have the right to do anything to save their [life] (Thomson, 356). Does one innocent person have the right to take another’s life in order to preserve their own....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Morality, Abortion debate]

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The Debate Over The Legalization Of Abortion

- ... A very important situation to put into consideration concerning the legalization of abortion is “at what stage does life actually begin?” Scientifically, a human being is defined as a complete, living organized organism. A zygote created at fertilization totally falls into this category and meets all the specified requirements. A zygote is the first complete human cell. Hence, the zygote can be considered to be a living human being, and abortion simply involves terminating a zygote, it is safe to say abortion is murder....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Roe v. Wade, Abortion debate]

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Impact Of Social Media On The Political Debate

- ... Quite commonly it appears that rhetoric on social media is often simplistic, uninformative and opinionative, as result it tends to misinform the public. Many articles regarding the use of social media as a technique for political discourse, address the increase in citizen participation due to the increased accessibility of information and knowledge. As well, scholars tend to recognize the increased freedom of citizens in their discussions. Previously, political discussions would only occur in a personal environment, due to the advancement of technology citizens can now discuss politics from the comfort of their own home in a more open environment (Bennett 30)....   [tags: Debate, Argumentation theory, Politics, Debating]

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Debate over Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798

- Two popular parties in America during the formation of a new nation debated for decades over different laws, policies and other various government issues. These two parties were know as the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans also known as the Jeffersonian Republicans. Popular names in the Federalist party included John Adams, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay while James Madison and Thomas Jefferson were the most know Democratic-Republicans. Perhaps the largest debate was over the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798....   [tags: federalists, republican, debate, government]

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The Debate Over Capital Punishment

- For many year, the death penalty has been widely debated throughout the United States. We as a country are divided on this topic; half believing it is unjust, unconstitutional, inhumane, and cruel. The other half believing it is morally just and constitutional. Those thinking it is cruel want capital punishment abolished. The others want to see it revised and maintained. Capital punishment is being sentenced to death and executed for committing various crimes. Usually, it is reserved for convicted murder cases, but had been used for others such as: armed robbery, kidnapping, rape, and treason....   [tags: Death Penalty Debate]

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The Death Penalty Debate

- The death penalty is one of the most debated issues in the United States. It is a judicially ordered execution of a prisoner for a capital crime. There are many people who oppose the death penalty and then there are many people who support the death penalty. People who are against it think it is inhumane or it is too expensive. The people who are for the death penalty feel that it gives a chance for individuals to be accused for their wrongful acts. Each year billions of dollars are spent to sentence criminals to death....   [tags: capital punishment debate]

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The Global Warming Debate

- The concept of global warming has become one of the most widely debated and controversial topics of our time. Scientists learned long ago that the earth’s climate has powerfully shaped the history of humanity. However, it is only in the past few decades that research has revealed that humans have a significant influence on the climate as well. A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that since 1950, the world’s climate has been warming, primarily as a result of emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and the destruction of tropical forests....   [tags: Climate Change Debate]

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The Debate Of The Permissibility Of Abortion

- The permissibility of abortion has been a crucial topic for debates for many years. People have yet to agree upon a stance on whether abortion is morally just. This country is divided into two groups, believers in a woman’s choice to have an abortion and those who stand for the fetus’s right to live. More commonly these stances are labeled as pro-choice and pro-life. The traditional argument for each side is based upon whether a fetus has a right to life. Complications occur because the qualifications of what gives something a right to life is not agreed upon....   [tags: Abortion, Human rights, Abortion debate]

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The Many Benefits of High School Debate

- My personal literacy development has not always been easy. In grade school I struggled with dyslexia. Additionally my family moved several times and new school districts were teaching reading and writing using different methods. These difficulties have made grade school not nearly as central to my literacy development as most students. My high school career was much more influential in creating my literacy practices. More specifically my experience as a member of my high school debate team really influenced the literacy practices I use today....   [tags: High School Debate Teams]

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The Global Warming Debate

- "Global warming is not a conqueror to kneel before - but a challenge to rise to. A challenge we must rise to." -- Joe Lieberman INTRODUCTION Global warming is a controversial environmental topic in today’s society. Global warming is when greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, chlorofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and nitrous oxide) act as a blanket that insulates the earth and prevents heat from escaping into space, which in turn causes the global temperature to rise....   [tags: Climate Change Debate, 2015]

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Gun Debate : What Guns Debate

- ... We aren’t scrambling to outlaw summer fun because kids drown due to the fact that parents are not watching their children. Given the restrictions we have on guns now, guns that are sold through private sellers do not normally run background checks on the people they are selling the firearms to. This gives previous criminals or mentally incapable people the ability to possess a firearm relatively easily. “Listen, reasonable restrictions are necessary to assure the continued viability of our Second Amendment rights, and to curb the unnecessary bloodshed caused by the proliferation of guns into hands of irresponsible people who care little about constitutional rights, and less about the san...   [tags: Firearm, Gun, Handgun, Firearms]

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The Free Will Debate

- The unique ability that each and every individual possesses that enable him/her to control their actions is known as free will. Free will is directly connected to two other vital philosophical issues: freedom of action and moral accountability, which is the main reason why the debate is so vital. Simply stated, a person who has free will refers to an individual’s ability to choose his or her route of action. However, animals also appear to suit this measure, further adding to the debate because free will is typically thought to only be possessed by human beings (Broad 1990)....   [tags: Freedom of Action, Moral Accountability]

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The Debate on Guns

- “History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing.” While Adolf Hitler was known to express this sentiment many different times throughout his rise to power, this quote from Hitler’s Table Talk, 1941-1944: Secret Conversations is the clearest definition of his views on gun control. The principle of controlling and regulating the public's access to firearms is not only reserved to the Third Reich; since the dawning of organized government, the right of the people to keep and bear arms had been greatly debated....   [tags: Safety, Crimes, Law Enforcement]

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The Debate of Homosexuality

- In recent years the debate of homosexuality has become even more of a hot topic due to the media and politics of California’s Proposition 8 and various acts similar to it in other states. These acts are being created to legalize same-sex marriages and domestic partnerships. As of right now, the United States has six states that have signed such acts. The biggest issue involving these acts are should they be passed on the basis that there is a cure for homosexuality. If there is a cure there wouldn’t be any need for these acts....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]

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The Debate on Suicide

- The concept of suicide has always been the controversial debate topic among the philosophers. Since the birth of Christianity in Western world, committing a suicide is generally accepted as the act of immorality and the transgression of our duty toward God. By mid-16th century, David Hume, a Scottish philosopher, questions this traditional duty-based ethic of suicide. As he puts it: “…though death alone can put a full period to his misery, he dare not…a vain fear left he offend his Maker” (On Suicide, p.55)....   [tags: God, Morals, Death]

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The Debate Over The Great Debates

- ... One of the cornerstones of democracy is an informed electorate – something that is partly achieved through leaders’ debates. Therefore I am wholeheartedly in favour of retaining televised leaders’ debates in the lead-up to future General Elections because they represent a prime opportunity for our politicians, our own elected representatives, to be subject to scrutiny from the public – something which, according to the former Liberal Democrat leader Ming Campbell, is “absolutely central to ensuring that we have a modern democracy in Britain.” Furthermore, the likelihood of most voters encountering the eventual Prime Minister face-to-face is infinitesimal and on the off chance that such...   [tags: Election, Elections, Politics, Voting]

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The Debate

- The Debate Memory can be so fickle. Like some great book that is slowly loosing its pages, you begin with an entire novel full of details and descriptions and, if you're not careful, you end up with nothing more than the cover and the brief synopsis on the back page. My novel on the subject of the end of summer school debate has lost its share of pages but the back-cover synopsis, the essence of the entire experience, is still with me. “We are about to begin our annual debating tournament,” the instructor beamed with an enthusiasm that let each of us know how happy he was that we had made it this far....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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The Euthanasia Debate

- Although there are different forms, the practice of euthanasia is the process of ending an individual’s life. The different forms of euthanasia are Active and Passive euthanasia. There are also different ways that a physician may perform this type of procedure. This course of action may be taken in situations for speeding up the death, typically for medical patients who are severely ill. Some people, depending on their personal views may define it as putting someone out of their misery, where others would refer to euthanasia as being an assisted suicide....   [tags: Assisted Suicide, Right to Die]

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The HPV Debate

- ... A conspiracy was made implying that the vaccine had a “dirty money connection” with the drug company Merck and Texas governor Rick Perry mandating the HPV vaccine. While some of this information isn’t accurate, Adams says that the drug company has profit motives rather that having a good will to protect humanity from diseases. For example, he expresses that the “Drug companies are experts at framing their profit pursuits as public health initiatives”. Assumingly, Adams think that the drug companies receive this mentality with the help of mandating the vaccine....   [tags: Cervix, Cancer, Females]

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The Charismatic Debate

- The Charismatic debate on whether the gifts of the Spirit have ceased or continue to be used in modern times divides the Christian church. There have been some extremes on both sides of the fence. One view believes that, if a person speaks tongues, the person is under some demonic control and the other says that, if a person does not speaks tongues as evidence of receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit, he or she is not saved. Both views use Scripture to defend their positions. The Scripture was not written to divide, but to bring us closer to God....   [tags: spirit, christian church, new testament]

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The Abortion Debate

- No matter where you stand on the issue, abortion is a highly debated topic in today’s society. In this essay I will examine both sides of the abortion issue. I will begin with a brief overview of the abortion debate, to include the morality of the situation. Next I will discuss the Pro-Life argument. Lastly I will look at the Pro-Choice view. In the final analysis I will show how utilitarianism, altruism, and situational ethical views apply to abortion. Having in mind the extreme controversy surrounding this issue, I will examine the history of abortion and why it is so highly debated today....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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The Abortion Debate

- Abortion is the act of deliberately causing death to an unborn baby (Abortion 1). When dealing with genetics and other life sciences it can be proven that a new and completely unique human being comes into existence within the instant of conception (When Does Life Begin. When Does 1). Within 5-6 weeks the baby will have begun to live inside his or her mother. During this time, which is when the mother usually discovers the pregnancy, the baby will have already begun to metabolize nutrition, excrete waste, move, grow, and numerous other acts....   [tags: Pros and Cons of Abortion]

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The Abortion Debate

- The simple definition of the termination of pregnancy has such an up roar and a voice of opinions in society. When many hear the word abortion, they think of a woman getting rid of her baby because she was not being safe with her partner and that she is making a selfish decision. An abortion can also occur spontaneously where it is then referred to as a miscarriage. It is important to understand reasoning behind why each abortion was chosen before judging the parents of the baby or the doctor involved....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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The Euthanasia Debate

- A long, ongoing battle in the institutional review boards, ethics committee and in the United states federal court is Physician assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia. PAS refers to “a third part action informed by the intended objective (at the very least) to furnish a potential suicide with the lethal means necessary to end his or her bodily life” (Parteson 11). There are victims suffering in silence because of this issue and it calls for immediate action with a federal regulated law. The victims are cancer patients who want to end suffering from their illness and impending death, patients that are brain dead or on life support, and patients that have diseases that cause excruciating pain t...   [tags: Medical Ethics ]

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The Euthanasia Debate

- Humans, like all animals, attempt to evade death. Though death is usually seen as an unwanted end, some see it as an alternative to suffering. Most people cringe at the thought of suicide, but is euthanasia the same thing. Do human beings have the right to choose death? “Americans have developed a paradoxical relationship with death-we know more about the causes and conditions surrounding death, but we have not equipped ourselves emotionally to cope with dying and death (Bender and B. Leone).” Death is a scary subject for all humans....   [tags: Assisted Suicide, Right to Die]

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The Mytilene Debate and Athenian Debate

- The book written by Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, contains two controversial debates between distinguished speakers of Athens. The two corresponding sides produce convincing arguments which can be taken as if produced as an honest opinion or out of self-interest. The two debates must be analyzed separately in order to conclude which one and which side was speaking out of honest opinion or self-interest, as well as which speakers are similar to each other in their approach to the situation....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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Discussion on the Importance of Presidential Debate

- Introduction Since the first televised debate between Vice President Richard Nixon (R-Calif.) and Senator John Kennedy (D-Mass.), the election process has never been the same. Despite the seemingly important democratic aspect of presidential debates, the actual impact of debates on voters’ perceptions of potential candidates is highly doubted by many scholars. Potential candidates, journalists, and a few scholars have expressed, however, the importance of presidential debates in directing voters’ attitudes (White, 1982; Asher, 1988; Reagan, 1990)....   [tags: United States, Presidents, Candidates]

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Debate Analysis On The Value Of Education

- Debate analysis on the value of education Higher education has become a hot topic in the United States as of today. Many different views on the value of or need of college to be successful are rising. The value of education is based on many factors, but is believed to still hold value for both the individual who possesses the degree, and the government which needs skilled labor. Many of the authors have similar views on the value of education, but the debate comes to a halt when discussing what policies to fix the issues such as motivation of students, transparency of college, accessibility to college, and America’s decline in education rate when compared to other countries....   [tags: Higher education, High school, Education]

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Preparing and Facilitating A Successful Debate

- Preparing and delivering a successful debate requires a group of people to work together effectively as a team. Team processes and preparation and public speaking skills are both equally important key factors for success in debating as team processes involved in preparation for debate, such as group personality composition that creates cohesion and synergy and group norms that enhance the group’s ability to work together, equip the team to work effectively therefore improving performance however if team members are unable to deliver an argument to an audience with confidence due to communication apprehension, the speaker’s credibility will be lessened therefore the message will be less persu...   [tags: Public Speaking]

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The Gun Control Debate in America

- GUN CONTROL DEBATE IN AMERICA Gun control has become a very hot topic of contention in America today. What seems to echo here are two words: “guns” and “crime”, in a sense that are these words mutually exclusive to each other. Does the use of guns ultimately lead to crime. On the flip side, have the laws in America restricting firearm use been effective enough to protect the lives of the citizens. These are some of the questions that strike the hearts of many when the gun control debate music is played....   [tags: guns, crime, laws, firearms, weapons]

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The Debate Of Evolution And Creationism

- Evolution v.Creationism The debate of evolution and creationism has been going on for a long time now. When Charles Darwin brought up the origins of species in 1859, this is when the debate had fully begun. The first time that evolution and creationism was debated in a court case was in the 1925 Scopes trial. Evolution was removed from the textbooks and the curriculum. Evolution started sneaking back into the textbooks in 1987. Parents were upset with the school 's teaching evolution to the students when they were raised as Christians....   [tags: Evolution, Creationism, Intelligent design]

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Rhetoric in the American Immigration Debate

- According to Aristotle, a speaker could frame any debate using three approaches: an appeal to logic, an appeal from credibility, or an appeal to emotions. All speakers and writers use the tripartite approach to rhetoric in varying degrees and ultimately the audience judges their effectiveness in the context presented. In America, few topics are as hotly debated as that of undocumented migration, and it can be difficult to pick through the partisan and often vitriolic rhetoric in order to come to a rational conclusion....   [tags: Analysis, Logic, Credibility, Emotions]

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The Debate Over The Legalization Of Marijuana

- ... Since this drug was highly favored by many groups protests began to emerge following the drugs ban. Some say the Drug is beneficial and causes no harm but doctors have proven that the drug doe otherwise. 4Marijuana is a drug and hazardous chemical on the body that has many side-affects and can sometime be deadly to the body. Proven scientific facts make it clear that marijuana is addictive and that its use extremely impairs bodily and mental functions. Marijuana use is also associated with memory loss, immune system deficiencies, heart disease, and birth defects, and also it can cause cancer among other conditions....   [tags: Recreational drug use, Drug, Drug addiction]

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The Debate Over the Legalization of Prostitution

- Prostitution is an age old profession that has dominated several civilizations throughout the centuries, such as ancient Rome and Ephesus. In modern European cultures, several countries have come to the conclusion that legalized prostitution is the best option for those specific countries. In the United States, the debate over prostitution has questioned the dangers of prostitution, the legal rights of the prostitutes, what could be gained through the legalization of prostitution, and whether or not the United States’ government should regulate this controversial field to improve the standards of health and conditions in the industry....   [tags: prostitution, prostitutes, sex]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Gun Debate

- ... The author used the issue’s popularity to express his opinions and thoughts on the shootings, particularly the Reynolds High School shooting. His timing of the article made his writing more effective because the audience is more persuaded by news and events that are relevant or popular in that time period. The readers will relate more to current event and issues that directly affect them, rather than events of the past. And because gun control has taken over the media and politics O’Mara has a greater chance of getting his article read and taken more seriously....   [tags: Rhetoric, Logic, Criminal justice]

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The Importance of Fallacies in Any Debate

- ... Just because George Clooney may be a brilliant actor, that does not mean that he is right about global warming. Even if he is right about global warming, it is not because he is a brilliant actor. That is irrelevant and misguided. In this claim, as defined above, one can see that George Clooney being a brilliant actor makes him unqualified in the matters of climate change. If instead the argument read, George Clooney is a meteorologist, and he is right about it, then the argument would become relevant....   [tags: hominem falacy, irrelevant conclusion]

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The Debate on Evolution as a Natural Process

- ... Natural selection is based on the concept of “survival of the fittest”. Organisms that can adapt the best will survive. Darwin’s idea behind natural selection is fairly elementary, however, it is often misunderstood. There are differences in traits, and heredity. If you have variation, different reproduction and heredity, you have evolution. Mutation, also one of the basic components of evolution, is the random change of DNA. They can be good, bad, or neutral. Some mutations may not even be passed down to the off spring....   [tags: universe, fittest, organisms]

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The Debate On Homeschooling Is An Issue Everywhere

- Homeschooling Theodore Roosevelt once said, “To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society” (qtd. Haverluck). The debate on homeschooling is an issue everywhere. In Roosevelt’s quote, it is saying that a parent must teach their children in morals instead of in mind. Children should go to schools to get taught in mind, but at home parents should teach them in morals to make them good additions to society. The two different atmospheres should teach different things, school should teach knowledge while home should teach manners and respect....   [tags: Homeschooling, Education, Alternative education]

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The Stem Cell Debate : Is It Over?

- An article published in the Genetics Sience Learning Center of the Department of Health Sciences of the Utah University, titled, The Stem Cell Debate: is it over. (2014), poses a question that I find very interesting, and that I would like to answer. Here is the question: “Should the laws that govern other types of pluripotent stem cells differ from those for hES cells. If so, what new legislation is needed?” As the National Institute of Health explains under Stem Cell Basics, there are three main types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells (hESCs), adult or somatic stem cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs); it is well known that to this date hESCs offer the most possibilities....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Debate On Immigration On The United States

- The debate on immigration has been going on for a long time in America. The question being, should we restrict or even deny immigration to foreign nationals. On one side there are those that think this is a good idea and on the other side there are those who do not want the restriction or denial of immigrants to America. Each side of the debate presents many facts and strong points that make the stances clear and firm. First, several reasons that drive the “yes” side of the argument will be explored to see why people agree with the restriction and denial of immigrants....   [tags: Infectious disease, Infection, Tuberculosis]

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The Republic of Plato: The Debate

- Thrasymachus, Polemarchus, Cleitophon, and Socrates’ heated debate over the nature of justice in Book 1 of The Republic of Plato comes to an intriguing point of argument wherein both parties go back and forth over justice being the “advantage of the stronger”(15). It is clear that Socrates presents a more sound and logical counterargument as he calls upon the duties and abilities of professionals in their fields and how they benefit not only themselves but humanity at large as well. His skill in argument serves him well and the clear victor in the debate as the textual evidence is easily observable both in Plato’s presentation of the squabble and in Thrasymachus’ responses....   [tags: Greek Literature]

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The Debate Over The Tax System

- ... Further dissected, Paul’s plan combined flat income tax with value-added tax, a tax similar to sales tax, to generate more revenue than the existing corporate income tax, an idea that connects with candidate Ted Cruz whose plan was to abolish payroll taxes and cut personal income taxes below 15 percent without generating huge deficits. The article also brings up the concluding question about the second issue. Considering the possibility of flat tax rate, who will harvest the benefit of the tax cut....   [tags: Income tax, Tax, Taxation, Value added tax]

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The Debate on the Legalization of Prostitution

- The Debate on the Legalization of Prostitution: “Prostitute” vs. “Sex Worker” CCJS 330: Contemporary Issues in Criminology What is sex, or rather what should sex be. Is it a physical and emotional intimacy and private expression of love between two people. Should it only be allowed in marriage. Is it something casual that happens in every romantic relationship. Should it be private or publicly exposed in liberal societies. Should businesses and advertising companies such as clothing lines, the alcohol industry, fragrances and others use sex in order to help sell their product....   [tags: contemporary issues in criminology, sex workers]

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Immigration Is Becoming A Hotbed Of Debate

- It 's only a matter of time until the national anthem will be sung in Spanish all over our great country. The Mexican immigration and also those from South America are causing a shift in the direction that our nation is moving towards, and with each day, hundreds of illegals enter the country and there is no end in sight as well as no plan of how to act on it. While our government seems incompetent in handling the situation and deciding to either let them be or push them out we continue to have to suffer the consequences....   [tags: Immigration to the United States]

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There Are Many Problems Up For Debate

- ... The zoo companies are exploiting the rarity of the wild animals and environments in order to give others pleasure. Another argument environmentalists have is that “human beings find it so hard to remember that we are part of nature…rather than something standing outside of nature. ” They want to emphasize the idea that humans are not bigger than nature and an understanding about the importance of nature needs to happen. Humans are a part of the ecosystem, they did not create it, and therefore they need to understand the harm they are causing in the exploitation of the natural environment and animals....   [tags: Natural environment, Ecology, Nature]

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The Debate Of The Existence Of A Greatest

- ... Wouldn’t that person be more perfect if they existed. A monk named Gaunilo famously criticized this argument by stating by the same logic one would be able to create the “greatest conceivable island” or any item that would be the “greatest conceivable” of its kind. Guanilo effectively showed that one could use the argument to prove the existence of non-existent things. Anselm defended and strengthened his argument however by demonstrating the difference between the quantitative properties of the “greatest conceivable island” proposed by Guanilo and the qualitative properties that apply to a greatest conceivable being....   [tags: Ontology, Ontological argument, Problem of evil]

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The Debate over Palestine: Is it a State?

- “There is no such thing as a Palestinian.” Stated former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir after three fourths of one million Palestinians had been made refugees, over five hundred towns and cities had been obliterated, and a new regional map was drawn. Every vestige of the Palestinian culture was to be erased. Resolution 181, adopted in 1947 by the United Nations declared the end of British rule over Palestine (the region between the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River) and it divided the area into two parts; a state for the Jewish and one for the Arab people, Palestine....   [tags: palestine, israel, palestinian state]

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The And Moral Responsibility : The State Of The Debate

- ... Morse states, If a person does not understand the point of morality and has no conscience or capacity for empathy, only fear of punishment will give that person a reason not to violate the rights of others … the psychopath is not a member of the moral community, is not someone with whom moral engagement is possible … psychopaths know the facts and the rules and are capable of manipulation of others to achieve their own ends, but they do not get the point of morality. It is as if they are morally color blind....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Remorse]

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The Kennedy Nixon Debate Of 1960

- The Kennedy-Nixon debate of 1960 was a glimpse of what was in store for the future of elections when it comes to technology. That was the first televised debate, and Kennedy used the new technology to his advantage and took the election from that point on (Webley). Since the television, presidential hopefuls have embraced new technological advances so they can try to win the election, starting with Bush v. Gore in the 2000 election, since this was the first time that candidates had their own websites (Vettese)....   [tags: Voting, Democracy, Elections, Election]

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The Debate On Creation And The Doctrine Of God

- Doubt D-ou-t Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” John 20:27-28 New International Version (NIV) Non-Christians have considerable doubts about the existence of God, let alone the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It seems impossible that God created the earth from nothing and that a man of flesh and blood could come back from the dead. Additionally, it is inconceivable that God and Jesus Christ were one in the same....   [tags: Jesus, Resurrection of Jesus, Doubting Thomas]

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The Debate Of Sociology As A Science Of Society

- The debate that Sociology is a science of society has lasted for many years. A cultural movement of intellectuals occurred in the 17th and 18th century as they placed reason and individuality ahead of tradition and religion, this was known as The Age of Enlightenment. Intellectuals began to tackle traditional understandings of nature and society through scientific reasoning and methods. “Sociology has been variously defined as the science of human relations, of the phenomena of social interaction, of social forms, of group interpretation, or simply as the science of society” (Sorokin 1931).The scientific method was seen as a way of controlling and understanding the world through empirical re...   [tags: Scientific method, Science, Sociology, Empirical]

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The Debate Regarding Abortion And Abortion

- ... Lowen (2014) believes that if women find themselves pregnant society gives them an ultimatum. Do they abort the child and carry on pursuing their dream career, or do they have the child and conform to society by abandoning their dreams and following a selfless lifestyle oriented around their family. Feminist activists agree with this and believe that abortion allows societies and the government not to cater for women’s needs (BBC, website 2014). For equality woman do not need free access to abortion, however what they do need is to be supported in order to survive both financially and socially as mothers (BBC, website, 2014)....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Fetus, Birth control]

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The Debate Of Vaccines And Autism

- ... After “subsequent research found no supporting evidence of a correlation between the MMR vaccine and autism, the study was discredited.” (Dyer, 2010) The use of the preservative thimerosal in vaccines is another major factor that has been highly debated in its relationship to the onset of autism. Its use became an issue in “1998, when the U.S. legislation mandated measuring mercury in all food and drugs.” (Hall, 2009) Thimerosal “came under fire as more vaccines containing the preservative were added to childrens’ immunizations.” (Chatterjee, 2010) These vaccinations alarmed parents because mercury is toxic....   [tags: Vaccination, Vaccine, Immune system, Smallpox]

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A Debate On The Effects Of Overpopulation

- A Debate on the Effects of Overpopulation Overpopulation is a major challenge that humans face today. The human population is close to 8 billion, and at our current birthrate, we are adding nearly one billion more people every 12 years. Issues including depending on natural resources, degradation of the environment, poverty, unemployment and other dangerous effects which are extremely likely to effect the human race as a cause of overpopulation. In” Overpopulation is Not the Problem,” Erle C. Ellis makes the claim that humans will adapt to population growth, as they did in archeological records....   [tags: World population, Population growth, Human]

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Video Games Is Not Up For Debate

- ... Also mentioned by Children Now and Ivinski (1997) are so called “girl games:” those designed with females in mind. These games are considered very rare. Further research is being done on the topic today which may indicate progress in the field. GRAPH Ethnicity and Race in media The issue of ethnic portrayal in the popular mass media is hotly debated in this world of attempted political correctness. Do ethnic minorities appear within mass media in equal quantities to majorities. Do minorities show up in ratios similar to those in which they would appear in life....   [tags: African American, United States, White American]

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Debate for No More Refugees in Australia?

- Asylum seekers, in particular “boat people” have proven to be a significant social issue, one that has prompted many intense debates in Australia over last twelve months. Australia has a long history of providing refuges a safe haven. However, in recent times, attitudes towards asylum seekers have become increasingly negative and at times hostile as asylum seekers are constantly portrayed as a threat to culture and society (Lynn & Lea 2003). This essay will provide a brief history of asylum seekers in Australia and examine the social structures that have contributed to the attitudes and treatment of asylum seekers in Australia today....   [tags: asylum seekers, boat people, terrorists]

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The Debate Between Evolution and Creationism

- If the question was posed as to what is the debate between creationism vs. evolution consist of, the thought that it is ‘“God did it” vs. “Natural processes did it,”’ (Scott, 2004) may arise. Science cannot absolutely prove or disprove Creation or Evolution. Yet scientist and the remainder of society use creationism and evolution to prove our existence. Creationist believe in the Christian account of the origin as recorded in Genesis. Creationism is the belief that statements such as “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (NIV) found in Genesis 1:1 and also “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (NIV) found in John 1:1....   [tags: science vs religion]

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Homosexuality: Two Sides of the Debate

- In today’s society, it is impossible to go two weeks without seeing a headline detailing a recently proposed law regarding same-sex marriages or a news report depicting a mildly influential individual being publicly crucified for expressing degrading comments about homosexuality. Despite the commotion that surrounds the issue, I believe that it is not that complicated of a topic. Personally, I believe that the dispute should be separated into two distinct situations with two distinct solutions. On one hand, you have a political debate....   [tags: same-sex marriage, homosexuality in the church]

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The Debate Between Faith and Science

- In today’s world there is an ongoing debate between faith and science. The extraordinary advances of science have sometimes led to the belief that it is capable of answering by itself all of man's questions and resolving all his problems. Some have concluded that by now there is no longer any need for God. It has been said that one must choose between faith and science: either one embraces one or believes in the other. People seem to have faith belief in God as creator of life and some have scientific beliefs in the spontaneous generation of life from inanimate matter (Wright 111)....   [tags: proof, religion, schools]

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The Debate Between Nature And Nurture

- The debate between nature and nurture seems like an ongoing process. The term nature in this case refers to the biological and family factors whereas nurture refers to the social and environmental factors. I think that our personality and development are influenced by both sides. It is almost impossible to differentiate between these two influences, there isn’t really a good way of telling how much we are influence genetically and how much we are influence environmentally. Certain physical characteristics, such as eye color, hair type, and diseases are biologically determined by genetic inheritance....   [tags: Psychology, Nature versus nurture, Biology]

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The Debate Over Freedom Of Speech

- As a sophomore attending a public university, the issues of racist speech and freedom of speech have been brought to my attention more than ever before. These issues are more than relevant. The debate over freedom of speech is of utmost importance to the college student and common citizen alike. College students today need, not only to know their rights, but they need to know how and when those rights should be used. They especially need to know how to use them in an academic setting for the purpose of intellectual and social growth....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The Debate over the Legalization of Marijuana

- ... The mentality of the people is the only true issue of the addictiveness of marijuana. If a person is susceptible it is possible for them to build a psychological dependency which may lead to heavier use thus causing their tolerance to rise which may or may not lead to even higher consumption of the drug (Gottfried 34). Because there is no physical dependence associated with marijuana someone will not suffer any type of physical pain if they do decide to end their habit (Gottfried 35). When someone claims they are addicted to marijuana they do not understand that each person differs whether it is physically or psychologically (Gottfried 35)....   [tags: economic and medicinal benefits]

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The Debate Of Euthanasia And Assisted Suicide

- Euthanasia was a term that once was used to describe a peaceful way of gently dying, but over the past two centuries the use of this practice by the medical community has redefined the procedure, how it is applied, and who has the right to make such a directive (Boudreau & Somerville, 2014). This essay will delve into the two primary types of euthanasia (active and passive), the ethical issues rose by each type, and the laws about euthanasia in the state of Arizona. The consideration of legal euthanasia and assisted suicide has numerous proponents and antagonist that belief that it is the ultimate form of relief to those who are health stricken and strong bases who hold religious belief agai...   [tags: Euthanasia, Death, Suffering, Homicide]

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The Debate On The Legalization Of Marijuana

- In the past decade, the debate on the legalization of marijuana has become one of the most controversial matters in the United States. The Government is beginning to see that prohibition of marijuana simply will not work after years of failed attempts, and successful attempts to generate revenue by taxing the crop. As the new generations political views are becoming more liberal, restrictions on recreational and medical marijuana could be coming to an end. As stated by Jon Gettman, The United States government would see an increase of $25,963,686,520 towards their budget annually (Gettman)....   [tags: Unemployment, United States, Cannabis, Hemp]

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The Healthcare Debate Of The United States

- The Healthcare Debate For decades, the healthcare system within the United States has been a controversial discussion topic for both researchers and American citizens. Dating back to the Health Security Act of 1993, under the presidency of Bill Clinton, our country has made countless attempts to improve the quality of living that every person deserves. In recent years, the effectiveness of treatments increases each year with the development of new technology and advancements toward disease cures....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Health economics]

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Vaccinations Is A Debate For Numerous People

- ... Every vaccination recommended today by the government carries a risk of complications some being very serious. While that is true, for the most part side effects are generally very minor. For an example, most will experience a sore arm or a low-grade fever and will go away within a few days. Vaccines are continually monitored for safety, and like medication, vaccines can cause side effects. However, when one chooses not to immunize not only does it put them at risk, it also puts others who come in contact with this person at risk as well....   [tags: Immune system, Vaccination, Vaccine]

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The Debate Surrounding The Constitution

- When examining the Constitution you will see that it is very vague, omitting specific details and in some aspects remaining indecisive. The writers of the Constitution left it vague to make it long lasting because it could be applied to so many different situations. The origin of debates surrounding the interpretation of the Constitution began with the Federalist vs. Antifederalist debate, Hamilton vs. Jefferson. The controversies and debates surrounding the Constitution in those days are still apparent in American politics today....   [tags: United States Constitution, United States]

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Debate Summary: The Causes of Depression

- In unit seven, this learner took part in a debate involving the causes of depression. Depression is a debilitating mental disorder that can be detrimental to a person’s way of living. For centuries, psychologists and researchers have been searching for a single cause of depression, identifying two perspectives to date. The cognitive-behavioral perspective includes influences of faulty thinking that develops from low self-esteem and or a learned helplessness. In addition, cognitive-behavioral perspective indicates environmental influences such as poor living conditions and socioeconomic issues as causes of depression....   [tags: Mental Health]

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Legalizing Euthanasia: The Debate for Death

- A recent poll founded by the Canadian Medical Association found that “only one in five doctors surveyed. . . said they would be willing to perform euthanasia if the practice were legalized. . . Twice as many – 42 percent – said they would refuse to do so” (Kirkey 1). Euthanasia is defined as giving a patient the right to die early with a physician’s assistance, and the legalization of this practice is being considered by lawmakers in many countries, including the United States. Accordingly, 42 percent of doctors in Canada are on the right side of this debate....   [tags: terminal illness, patients, human rights]

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The debate of Physician Assisted Suicide

- Over the years the medical field has developed many miraculous ideas and procedures. From organ transfers to blood transfusions, tons of lives have been saved. A doctor’s whole purpose is to help those dying to live. Yet, doctors have developed PAS, Physician Assisted Suicide, also known as Physician Assisted Death, and not to be mixed up with Euthanasia. Physician Assisted Suicide is morally wrong, gives doctors too much power, and it opens a door for those less critical patients to receive treatment too....   [tags: organ transfers, blood transfusions]

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Abortion : The Debate Of Abortion

- Abortion The debate of abortion is a large controversial topic around the world. In America, it is an even bigger social issue, when laws vary from state to state. Also there are different types of abortion which are argued in a multitude of ways. Another main problem is the economic issues which involve things such as insurance, and the type of people who receive the procedures. Although all abortion comes down to is the argument between people who believe in pro-life, and people who believe in pro-choice....   [tags: Abortion, Roe v. Wade, Pregnancy, Human rights]

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The Theological Debate Over The Church

- ... Miracles, such as the plagues that struck Egypt, ultimately bringing the Pharoah to a place where one last plague would take his child and the Israelites were given permission to leave. Sign miracles, as the parting of the sea, and water coming forth from the rock were used to give evidence to the power and provision of God. These works of God almighty also were evidence to His people that He loved them and desired to see them out from under the oppression that they had experienced. He wanted to bring them to a place that was well and good for them....   [tags: God, Holy Spirit, God in Christianity]

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Immigration Debate On The United States

- ... The chart demonstrated above which is labeled as wrong, shows the interpretation of immigration viewed by those with a lack of knowledge. Labor supply grows, pushing the LS curve to the right. By taking a look at only the part of the impact of immigration, which is the LS shift, the result is partial equilibrium analysis. This new partial equilibrium simulates everything else stays the same, yielding lower wages and higher net jobs. Implying that the number of jobs held by the original workers went down, while total employment went up....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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The Debate Over Democracy And Politics

- ... There are many Americans that do not stay in touch with current events that are taking place. Loeb went into great detail about how Americans are stressed out because of our hectic lives. These events are having a serious impact on our entire nation and it is crucial that we have an intelligent, experienced, and dedicated group of individuals to lead our nation. Our democracy has now existed for over 200 years and has yet to experience a truly significant turnout among US citizens for a single presidential election....   [tags: Democracy, Political philosophy, Politics]

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The Debate Of Nature Vs. Nurture

- ... He lives his life free of commitments and “…forever seeking, a little wistfully, for the dramatic turbulence of some irrecoverable football game” (17). Football games are chaotic, full of energy, enthusiastic, and adrenaline-pumping. Tom re-experiences these feelings by creating chaos within his own life through his affairs and his bigoted, controlling, arrogant nature. Often, shame is expressed through anger. Tom “feel[s] trapped in a role and identity that depends on [his] success as an athlete” (Susanj and Stewart)....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Future]

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Miranda Rights And The Grand Debate

- ... The exception rule was thrown into the limelight and was a well-publicized; because it involved the attempt to bomb Flight 235 airplane of Northwest Airlines in December 2009 nearby Detroit, Michigan, and another attempt bombing in May 2010 in N. Y. City’s Times Square. These two actions emphasize the importance of this type of exception. According to Benoit (2011, para. 3) these current events, occurred in a time of heightened terrorist acts, and placed the spotlight on this law enforcement, which, played a vital role in safeguarding the public safety while also permitting any form of statements obtained under this exception to be used as evidence in a criminal proceeding....   [tags: Miranda v. Arizona]

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The Great Debate on Global Warming

- The cause of global warming has been a debate between scientists and experts for numerous years. In fact, Svante August Arrhenius, a Swedish chemist, first predicted global warming would occur in 1896 (Harris 16). Researchers who agree it is naturally caused insist the greenhouse effect has many natural causes. Others agree that the cause of the Earth’s increase in temperature is just part of a continuous cycle. These researchers argue that solar activity plays a huge role in the issue of global warming....   [tags: Environmental Issues, Climate Change]

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The Destiny of the Unevangelized Debate

- The debate of the destiny of the unevangelized is an issue that both Calvinist and Arminian continue to study. They attempt to answer questions similar to, “what about those who have never heard the gospel?” “Will they be judged simply for living in some faraway place where no missionaries have been?” “What about the people who lived before the time of Christ?” These questions are based on the exclusive claim of Christianity that Jesus is the only way to eternal life. There are four views that have strived to answer these questions....   [tags: restrictive, universal, postmorten, inclusivist]

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The Debate Between Science and Religion

- Science and religion has always been in debate since mankind's sanity.while sceince has proved itself with logical truths, religion has thrived with its people's faith and customs. Can both survive together. While the mere existence and origin of the human kind has made us belive on multiple God theories with various supernatural beings playing its part, does it directly deny the Darwin theory where all mankind are the successor of apes. Or is it that the Big Bang theory is just a redundant theory of all scientific research....   [tags: big bang theory, god theories]

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