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Why Students Should Not Debate

- ... Also it was a survey that questioned students that attended that specific college. Above all, she never tested out a survey of her own towards college students, so she only used secondary sources to support her case. Along with the unscientifically established survey, she only stated a perspective view from professors and administrators. "My sense from talking to students and other faculty is that out of class, students are interested in hearing another person 's point of view, but not interested in engaging it, in challenging it or being challenged" Joseph W....   [tags: University, Student, Debate, Education]

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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

- ... Thompson employs this strategy to disparage the traditional argument so that we can cultivate a deeper analysis on the permissibility of abortion. The first analogy Thomson applies is one where you are drugged; a famous violinist is attached to you and he must use your kidneys for nine months in order to live. This situation cultivates the question of whether or not you are allowed to unplug from the violinist. If a person were to accept the conclusion that all people have a right to life, the argument would follow, “All persons have a right to life, and violinists are persons....   [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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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

- 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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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

- ... People are very stubborn when it comes to their beliefs. There are not willingly to change what they believe. When people bring up the topic of evolution and creationism, people on both sides have something to say about each and this can cause a disagreement. People do not want to listen to the other side 's point of view, they believe their belief is the true one and the other one should not exist or be taught. People are not well educated on both sides of the debate as well. For creationism, most of the time the students will go to a private school where creation is taught and evolution is not....   [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 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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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?

- ... I do support both types of stem cell research, and I believe that embryonic stem cell research is a necessary step towards developing more efficient induced pluripotent stem cells. After all, history is made out of big sacrifices. Regarding stem cell research funding, one of the controversies is that money from taxpayers who do not support stem cell research is being used to fund such projects. However, restricting the funding for research may affect all of us. It causes delays and puts other countries ahead in the scientific race....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Debate On Immigration On The United States

- ... This reasoning also goes back into the very history of immigrant control. Brian D. Gushulak and Douglas W. Macpherson (2004) talk about the issue of immigration and disease in their article “Globalization of Infectious Diseases: The Impact of Migration”. They argue that national disease control can be a difficult task when people migrate from a region in which diseases are rampant (Gushulak & Macpherson, 2004, p. 1743). In fact, the authors go back to the historical example of the spread of tuberculosis in the beginning of the 20th century and briefly describe the controlled measures that had to be taken on immigrants in order to bring down the rates of tuberculosis infection that were c...   [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 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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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 Kennedy Nixon Debate Of 1960

- ... However, in most cases the Internet can change the preception of the candidates. If a candidate does enough foolish things during their campaign, it could cost them the election. Two-thirds of American’s have a smartphone in their pockets, which means 66% of Americans have access to the Internet whenever they want to reach it (Smith). Smartphones are the bridge that connects the people with the Internet. Since the access to information is so great, Candidates are planning their campaigns around it....   [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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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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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

- ... She look like our dad, and I’m still trying to figure out who I look like. Our taste in food are different, our styles are different. I’ am more of an introvert, whereas she’s is an extrovert, very talkative and more outgoing than I am. My point is we are related to one another but neither one of us have anything in common with each other or our parents, except that she look like our dad. This prove that human development is not entirely based on nature but as nurture. Both factors influence the process equally....   [tags: Psychology, Nature versus nurture, Biology]

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The Debate Over Freedom Of Speech

- ... This is a strong point, in my opinion, and it is one that I would like to expand on. With this point in mind, let’s remember that college is a time to explore new ways of thinking. It is a time to form ones own opinions about love, life, and politics that are completely separate from ones parents or other influences in life up until this time. College is a place where speech should not be limited so that the natural forming of thought can occur among young developing minds. With this being said, I think that speech, even hate speech, provokes intellect and is an important part of forming opinions during the college years....   [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

- ... The Marijuana industry is becoming the next billion dollar industry and a major creator of jobs; ten-thousand jobs, $3.5 million of tax revenue were created in January of 2014 in Colorado alone, this might not seem like a substantially high number of jobs compared to the states 2.6 million jobs, but ten-thousand people in the workforce rather than being on unemployment is good for everyone. According to an article on High Times Colorado is also enjoying the lowest unemployment rate in the nation and has seen a 41% decrease in drug arrest....   [tags: Unemployment, United States, Cannabis, Hemp]

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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

- ... Although that some adjustments have been made, and some rights have been added to others, this is still the law in effect today leading to two different arguments. One of the two sides of abortion is the argument of pro-life. Most of the people who are on this side are conservatives and/ or Republicans. These people believe that the fetus is a life from conception, and that abortion is the same as murder. People on this side see abortion as killing innocent babies, and they believe that the fetus should have rights to be protected....   [tags: Abortion, Roe v. Wade, Pregnancy, Human rights]

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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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The Debate Of Nature Versus Nurture

- The debate of nature versus nurture has been argued for a long period time. The concept of tabula rasa was popularized by John Locke; it stated that babies are born into this world without innate knowledge. Knowledge and personality are developed through experiences and environment, emphasising the nurture in the nature-nurture split. At first blush, Frankenstein avidly supports the theory but in some other parts it does not. The novel’s support of tabula rasa is easiest to see through the creature’s emotional development....   [tags: Nature versus nurture, Tabula rasa, Innatism]

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The Debate On Physician Assisted Suicide

- “Please, just let me die.” A horrible statement neither you nor anyone else would want a loved one or anybody, for that matter, to say. You, as a human being, would want to make sure other people’s lives are prolonged to the fullest of their extent. Well, what if they couldn’t be helped. What if they were suffering from a terminal illness or paralyzed from the neck down; not being able to do anything for themselves. Would you still want to help them live. As horrible as this situation may sound, it’s a situation many people around the world go through....   [tags: Death, Suffering, Euthanasia, Medical ethics]

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The Debate On Same Sex Marriage

- ... The Human Rights Campaign, which works to achieve equal rights for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people. However, while the public opinion is changing over time in the U.S and Canada, they have become increasing accepting of homosexuality. (Anderson & Fetner, 2008) Despite religious leaders beliefs, public opinion, the LGB community pursued the campaign for the legalization of (SSM). Their campaign was for gay and lesbian couples to gain legal recognition, not religious recognition....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage, LGBT]

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The Debate Over The Death Penalty

- ... Capital cases are more expensive and take longer to resolve than non-capital cases in general, due to costs of security, more comprehensive evidence processing, and often, extra lawyers. Prosecutors spend more times on the average death penalty appeal than they do on the average life sentence appeal, and housing death penalty prisons is more expensive than housing prisoners in the general population (Phillips Erb, 2014). Of course, this cost might be addressed by shortening the appeals process, but this is unlikely to be passed....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Capital punishment]

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The Debate Between Chomsky And Foucault

- ... Imagine how many strangers you’ve walked past with broken hearts, or even with immense underlying satisfaction with life at the present moment. You never know what someone else is going through, yet they live the same type of emotions that you do in their daily life. The way you perceive things is a key factor to how you experience life and said human nature. No one person looks at life the same way, for in today’s day and age we have the free will to look at life the way we wish to do, regardless of what others think people’s minds will think what they wish to believe be true according to their perceptions....   [tags: Psychology, Human, Meaning of life, Personal life]

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The Debate Over Individualism And Collectivism

- ... Kittay also pointed out the fact that everyone may become dependent and may require support from others at that point. Such understanding, and the need to be assured that if we become dependent we would be taken care of, ought to be acknowledged when we discuss moral ethics of human nature. Women for example, make sacrifices on their maternal roles to provide care, and the ability to care have been politically fought for in many countries, as people widely value the dependency relationships between human beings....   [tags: Sociology, Religion, Human, John Locke]

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The Gay Debate By Matthew Vines

- ... Vines uses this a discussion point to present the opposing side and his interpretation of scripture. To show his audience the various ways the same scripture can be interpreted. Using these examples, the reader comes to understand the thought process of Vines and how he interprets information to prove the point that he trying to make. When looking at the structure of Vines’ argument, the reader must look at the strategies that Vines is using to persuade his audience to agree with his opinion....   [tags: Christian terms, Christianity, Sodom and Gomorrah]

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The Debate Over Legalization Of Marijuana

- ... By demonstrating, petitioning, and lobbying state governments, these movements have significantly contributed to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington, and the legalization of medical marijuana in 21 U.S. states. Albeit legal in several states, the possession and use of marijuana is still a cause for imprisonment in most parts of America. Seventy-nine percent of all arrests for illegal drugs are due to marijuana. As of 2012, seven percent of high school students and five percent of college students in the U.S....   [tags: United States, Law, Crime, Liberalism]

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The Debate Over Vaccinations On Children

- ... The Supreme Court ruled against him, stating that the state had the right to require the vaccine because they were in charge of the health and safety of the people of Massachusetts, much like the courts of today. Putting the rights of the state ahead of an individual’s rights to liberty and religious freedom. Just recently a couple sued a Catholic school in the state of New York for denying their 14 year old son a religious exemption. In a letter to the court the couple wrote, "[W]e are all created in God 's image....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The Debate Of Christianity And Judaism

- ... While the Orthodox Church, completely opposes abortion, under the rare instance of a mother’s potential death, an abortion may be feasible. However various implications exist with this permissible act. The Christian denominational tolerance of abortion in restricted circumstances stems from the teachings of the Bible specifically, Exodus 21:22-25 “If some men are fighting and hurt a pregnant woman so that she loses her child, but she is not injured in any other way, the one who hurt her is to be fined whatever amount the woman‛s husband demands and the court allows....   [tags: Pregnancy, In vitro fertilisation, Fertility]

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The Debate On Legalization Of Marijuana

- ... If a drug, like marijuana, has the potential to influence and affect our brain physically then such drugs should be prohibited from using it as a medical or non-medical purpose. Gastel and his colleagues utilized inductive reasoning and clearly illustrated that a person, especially women, who consumes marijuana at a moderate or at a high dose has a higher probability to suffer from depression and anxiety (Gastel and colleagues, 2014). Marijuana legalization will enhance marijuana intake among citizens 21 years and older....   [tags: Cannabis, Legality of cannabis by country, Hashish]

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Poverty : The Great Debate

- ... Haskins and Sawhill even say that “…the major problem is not a lack of jobs as it is the ability of less-skilled workers to complete for the jobs that are available” (86). Discrimination is also touched upon, however, sexism and racism are both cultural, even though the wage is structural by nature it is not caused by a structural issue. The debate on culture versus structure is an odd one. Why must it be one or the other, why is poverty put in these boxes. This problem has plagued the world from the beginning and yet, the poor are still in pain and the cure, if there is a solution, is still a long way off....   [tags: Poverty, Sociology, The Culture, Culture]

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The Disappearance of Childhood Debate

- This paper will critically discuss the ‘disappearance of childhood’ debate which centres on electronic media and consider why such a debate has come into existence. This essay will critically discuss both sides of the debate that is the disappearance proponents and those who are more optimistic about the effects of technology on the lives of children. In response to both arguments, I will propose that there is a new concept of childhood which has evolved throughout history; this concept is one of changing childhoods for a whole variety of reasons....   [tags: Children's Identities]

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The Nature Versus Nurture Debate

- People can get their blue, hazel, or brown eyes from one of their parents, and their freckles from the other. But where does their talent for singing, or knack for craftsmanship come from. In other words, what makes individuals who they are. Is it predetermined in their genes or was it taught to them by family or friends. My General Psychology instructor recently explained this contest of nature and nurture as won by neither side. “The nature versus nurture debate is one of the oldest issues in psychology....   [tags: learning, environment, biology]

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The Nature Vs. Nurture Debate

- Born and Raised Albert Camus once said, “Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.” But what makes man what he is. Is it his sheer genetic makeup, or is it the way he was raised. The nature vs. nurture debate has raged on for centuries, but neither side has been able to prove their point indefinitely. Even today we see displays of the contrast between genetics and learned behaviors, some of which are athletics, intelligence, medical histories, etc. Every person is completely unique, a combination of genetic makeup and environment make an individual who they are....   [tags: Nature versus nurture, Eugenics, Human behavior]

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The Great Health Care Debate

- The health care debate currently roiling through our legislature and news media hits close to home for every American. We are all human and thus share basic health needs. I decided to interview my father to learn more about this debate as he has a rather unique perspective on the matter. My father is sixty two years old; an American citizen for the past twenty years and a legal resident for over thirty. He hails from Colombia and still has many family members there and visits two or more times per year....   [tags: Health Care]

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The Debate Over Gun Control

- Each year in the US, around 30,000 people die from gunfire. Around half of these are murders, a little less than half are suicide, and the rest are lethal accidents. Of the annual 30,000 death toll, several hundred of the victims are children (Counterpoint: Gun Control Saves Lives). Do crime and guns go hand in hand. This is a question many citizens and lawmakers have been asking themselves over the past decade. The modern discussion over gun control has become a hot topic in both the social, and political arena for years....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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The Debate Over Government Control

- ... Paul Rosenzwreig is a well distinguished historian and an expert of law. According to Red Branch, a legal consulting agency founded by Rosenzwreig, Paul spent several years in many legal related professions. Some of his most notable professions are that of a Law Professor at George Washington University in Washington D.C., and also a law clerk for the Eleventh Circut (Who). These two career ventures are so important to the validity of his argument because it establishes that he has a background in this field and is experienced enough to talk about it....   [tags: United States Constitution, Law]

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The Debate Over Gun Control

- ... There are many factors that may cause difficulty in implementing gun control laws, such as politics where as congress has to vote whether or not to implement these laws and the difficulty that the second amendment of the constitution has while trying to pass this bill into law. According to Bill Chapell article of 6 New Gun Control Laws Enacted In California, As Gov. Brown Signs Bills, “"Legislators established the 'assault weapon ' as a new classification of firearm in 1989. Following a court challenge in 2000, the law was upheld....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm, Rifle]

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Debate Between Faith and Science

- 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: Philosophy, God]

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Assessing the Free Trade Debate

- Assessing the Free Trade Debate On October 4, 1988, Canada and the United States signed the Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The agreement phased out most tariffs and trade barriers between Canada and the United States over a 10 year period. Aditionally, it exporting reduced regulations, prohibited export taxes on energy, extended national treatment for US business operating in Canada and vice-versa, and created dispute settlement panels. The deal helped remove trade out of the growing protectionism among both US and Canadian politicians, while protecting Canadian “cultural, regional development and farm marketing boards.” This paper will examine the political debate that...   [tags: Economics]

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The Debate over Capital Punishment

- ... They also believe that capital punishment help in reducing the rate of crime activities in their country, as people have a fear of getting punished (Dudley, Silove & Gale, 2012). United Nations declared human rights, according to which capital punishments should be prohibited as it is against human rights and such a punishment violates human right. Human beings have the right to live in this world, and they should be given a chance to live in this world. If criminals are conducting crimes, there are usually conducted different circumstances....   [tags: morality, inhumane, supporters]

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