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Change For A Longer Life Span

- Change for a Longer Life Span not a Better Span of Life. Everyone has different beliefs and thoughts about genetically modified organisms. Half believe that it is okay as long as the individual ends up better than they were while others believe that an infant child should not be altered for any reason. What if a change in their genome can cause them to be immune to certain diseases, or even help cognitively with dyslexia. Would people still be opposed to something that can help an individual not deal with chemotherapy later on in life....   [tags: DNA, Genetics, Gene, Plasmid]

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Discrimination Against the Deaf Culture

- The deaf community does not see their hearing impairment as a disability but as a culture which includes a history of discrimination, racial prejudice, and segregation. According to an online transcript,“Through Deaf Eyes” (Weta and Florentine films/Hott productions Inc., 2007) there are thirty-five million Americans that are hard of hearing. Out of the thirty-five million an estimated 300,000 people are completely deaf. There are ninety percent of deaf people who have hearing parents (Halpern, C., 1996)....   [tags: Discrimination Against Hearing Impaired]

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Race Is Complex And Difficult

- Race is complex and difficult to define. Five different definitions appear at the top of the page in a Google search for the meaning of race. The ambiguity of race allows many to categorize religions or other distinct social groups as a race, without considering the claim they have made and understanding what race actually is. Jews have often fallen victim to this type of false placement. The notion of a Jewish race has led to discrimination of Jews throughout history. Those who support the existence of a Jewish race have used genetic similarity to validate their claims....   [tags: Judaism, Jews, Israel, Ashkenazi Jews]

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The Ideologies That Underpinned Colonisation

- The ideologies that underpinned colonisation known as scientific racism have been loosely categorized as Sociobiology (Ardill, 2009). They range from theories of monogenism, polygenism and phrenology to social Darwinism, eugenics and evolutionary psychology. Europeans held a superior viewpoint towards indigenous peoples who were deemed ‘un-civilised, savage and barbaric’. Hollingsworth describes this as ‘ethnocentrism’ which is fundamentally known as a form of ethnic essentialism (Hollingsworth, 2006)....   [tags: Indigenous Australians, Indigenous peoples, Race]

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African Victims Of The Holocaust

- African victims of the Holocaust Racism has been prevenient all throughout history. The Nazi party was obsessed with racial purity as well as with eugenics. Francis Galton brought about eugenics in 1883; he believed that through a specific selection of parents he could hinder the perfect race. Hitler 's efforts during the Holocaust to achieve a ‘Master Race ' caused millions of lives to end. The Holocaust was the systematical annihilation of millions, mostly focused on destroying all of the Jewish population all across Europe....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Nazism, Racism, Adolf Hitler]

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Myths About The Deaf Community

- At the beginning of the movie there was a quiz over different myths about the Deaf community. These questions assume that all Deaf people are the same and experience the same conditions. Not all Deaf people know sign language. Most Deaf people have parents who are hearing and then have hearing children. These myths also include that Deaf people wish that they could hear and that is a tragedy to be Deaf. At the end of the quiz the video announces that all of the questions were false. This shows that there are many myths about the Deaf community that many people believe to be true....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Cochlea, Cochlear implant]

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Nazi And The Jewish Policy

- Nazi “Jewish policy” became genocidal because of Adolf Hitler’s illogical sense of racial superiority, the need to give Germans a scapegoat for their economic crisis and over ambitious plan of a bigger and better Germany. The Holocaust does not seem to be a planned event but poor ideologies that have taken a life of its own in a snowball effect. Some of the significant factors that caused for the persecution of Jews were turning regular German citizens against their Jewish neighbors and the use of la to dehumanize JEWS....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, Germany, Jews]

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Saving Amelie By Cathy Gothlke

- Saving Amelie In “Saving Amelie,” Cathy Gothlke uses different characters to narrate how a family survives persecution against them because of their race, sex and class. Thousands of people died because of classification during the World War II in Germany and in America where countless also endured discrimination based on sex, race and class. The struggles and discrimination that woman suffered throughout our history are of vital importance for us since they clear the path to the freedom we have today....   [tags: World War II, Nazi Germany, Racism, Race]

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The Between Socialism And Communism

- Written before the US elections, an article I wrote as an explanation behind the semantics used to disguise political ideologies. Leaving aside shapeshifting reptiles and satanic orgies and explaining the reality behind political definitions. The cultural Marxist ideology used by liberals in the United States today originates from Europe. Understanding what politicians represent will go some way to avoiding further American decline, the slide into a police state and the belief that Obama is a Messiah....   [tags: Communism, Marxism, Socialism, Capitalism]

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The Rise of Hitler

- Adolf Hitler’s rise to power as Chancellor of Germany and leader of the German people is often portrayed as the result of a sweeping electoral victory. In reality Hitler’s rise was incremental, requiring (a patchwork of political support from) an assimilation of support from various demographics as well as influential political figures. An area of perpetual historiographical debate is, specifically, which demographic was more essential to Hitler’s rise - one school of thought maintains the significance of the lower middle class in the (spread and rise to power of the) popularization of the Nazi party, while the other argues that it was the “German elite” who more effectively aided them....   [tags: German History]

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The Downfall of Sparta

- The history of Sparta was the great exception to the political evolution of the city-states. Despite the fact that Spartans in the end were all Greek, Sparta failed to ever move in the direction of democratic rule. Instead, its government evolved into something more closely resembling a modern day dictatorship. If the Spartans had followed the other Greek city-states in their political practices they might have been able to avoid their own downfall and could have even become stronger. Spartans were originally Dorians who had come to Laconia as an invading army....   [tags: Ancient History ]

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Deaf Culture History Essay

- The deaf community does not see their hearing impairment as a disability but as a culture which includes a history of discrimination, racial prejudice, and segregation. According to PBS home video “Through Deaf Eyes,” there are thirty-five million Americans that are hard of hearing (Hott, Garey & et al., 2007) . Out of the thirty-five million an estimated 300,000 people are completely deaf. There are over ninety percent of deaf people who have hearing parents. Also, most deaf parents have hearing children....   [tags: Disabilities]

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Creating a Designer Baby

- “One need not be deeply religious or oppose abortion to be troubled by the prospect of a society in which, as bioethicist Alexander Capron puts it, ‘The wanted child becomes the made-to-order child’" (Shannon). With rising concerns of building a baby through eugenics and IVF or In Vitro Fertilization, the government, court systems, activists, and public media is starting to take notice. Being able to pick your babies’ generic make up would be an ethical disaster with a slippery slope into an era where one’s child is created by man with build-a-baby qualities instead of the natural creation of a new life....   [tags: Ethics of IVF Technology]

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Designer Baby: Tomorrow’s Future

- Designer Baby: Tomorrow’s Future Imagine a world where diseases, such as cancer, are obsolete and choosing babies physical appearance is the new fad—imagine the designer baby. A “designer baby” is an informal name used to describe a baby whose genetic makeup is altered through pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) (see figure 1 for more information on the process). The term designer baby implies that a baby’s genetic makeup can be pieced together, as many do with clothes. Hence, a designer baby is essentially like designer clothes....   [tags: ethics, freedom, building master race]

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Cloning

- For the first time the cloning of a whole human being seems really possible. It is absolutely necessary to consider the harm that can be done and move to curb abuses. Also, it is important to understand some of the theory underlying the desire to build a better human. The Ethical Downside of Cloning With recent developments in the cloning of the first whole mammal with Dolly the Sheep, for the first time the cloning a whole human being seems really possible. For years, clones have been the subject of popular fiction, but the technology was lacking....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Pros and Cons of Genetic Testing

- In today’s world, people are learning a great deal in the rapidly growing and developing fields of science and technology. Almost each day, an individual can see or hear about new discoveries and advances in these fields of study. One science that is rapidly progressing is genetic testing; a valuable science that promotes prevention efforts for genetically susceptible people and provides new strategies for disease management. Unnaturally, and morally wrong, genetic testing is a controversial science that manipulates human ethics....   [tags: disease management, unnatural, morally wrong]

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Stirpiculture in the Oneida Community

- Stirpiculture in the Oneida Community John Humphrey Noyes, a native of Brattleboro, Vermont, rebelled from religion from a young age and after a near death experience became devoted to the goal of being introduced to the ministry. The most influential reasoning to Noyes’ theory was that of Perfectionism, in which believers reached perfection at conversion. Following extensive failure, Noyes finally acquired a following in 1844 in which the thirty-seven members lived communally. Two years later, the prominent ideals began to originate such as “Complex Marriages” and “Male Continence.” The Oneida Community’s doctrines had many components, but the basis of the community was centered on t...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cloning, Lets Do It

- Imagine if a new procedure were developed that could lead not only to a cure for cancer, but would provide an unlimited source of organ donors and could lead to the first effective treatment of nerve damage. Now adding to this scenario, imagine our government was taking action to ban this new procedure because of a few myths and exaggerations. This scenario is true and is taking place with human cloning at this very moment. If action is not taken, this crowning achievement of medical science could be lost forever....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Genocide of the Holocaust

- Genocide of the Holocaust Arthur Caplan, editor of When Medicine Went Mad: Bioethics and the Holocaust, states, "The Holocaust, unlike many other instances of mass killing, was scientifically inspired, supervised and meditated genocide." Since all genocides are a grand-scale effort to systematically eradicate populations, their success hinges on having large portions of a nation going along with genocidal policy. The individuals in a society must be convinced of genocide's legitimacy in 'their case', they need to forget that it is murder....   [tags: Papers]

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Euthanasia Or An Physician Assisted Suicide

- The leaps in the medical technology offered us an extended lives far beyond what previous generations had dreamed of, however, death have became a long and painful process in which many often loose physical and emotional control of their bodies. The demand for the control over the way and the time of death has slowly became an important part of the conversation for many individuals and families. The debate about the premature end to life using euthanasia or an physician assisted suicide became a hot topic in the “contemporary health care”(Math et al,2012)....   [tags: Suicide, Euthanasia, 19th century, Death]

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Genetic Determinism

- Genetic Determinism On Christmas Day in the year 2001, I gave birth to a healthy baby boy. When I looked into the brand-new face of my son I saw a beautiful mystery. I wondered what kind of man my boy would grow to be and what his life would be like. There are those in the scientific community who would argue that my son's path was already determined at the moment of his birth, that his fate could be deciphered from his genetic make-up. As a nurturing mother I know better. At two years old my son has developed a more diverse vocabulary than many children twice or even three times his age....   [tags: DNA Genetics Traits Essays Papers]

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Ethics of Euthanasia

- As patients come closer to the end of their lives, certain organs stop performing as well as they use to. People are unable to do simple tasks like putting on clothes, going to the restroom without assistance, eat on our own, and sometimes even breathe without the help of a machine. Needing to depend on someone for everything suddenly brings feelings of helplessness much like an infant feels. It is easy to see why some patients with terminal illnesses would seek any type of relief from this hardship, even if that relief is suicide....   [tags: Euthanasia Essays]

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The Euthanasia Debate

- Euthanasia is defined as the painless killing of a terminally ill patient by means of lethal injection by a doctor in a controlled medical environment. Similarly, physician assisted suicide (PAS) is when a patient requests a lethal prescription from a doctor or pharmacist to end their life before a fatal disease does. The two are akin to each other and are almost interchangeable in definitions. Being a highly controversial topic, there is a plethora of arguments surrounding PAS, all very emotionally driven and opinionated....   [tags: Pros and Cons of Assisted Suicide]

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Human Genetic Engineering

- Genetic engineering is a practice commonly used in food to produce yields of superior size or quality. Recently this technology has been tested on humans. The human race will now be able to improve upon itself and their offspring. With this technology disease can be disposed of and normal people can become better than average. Not all technology needs to be utilized. Genetic engineering that should not be used in humans unless done to prevent or treat disease until it is fully understood since the consequences are undetermined and potentially devastating....   [tags: HGE,scientist,DNA]

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Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis

- In today’s advanced world, modern technology has enabled humans to accomplish tasks once thought to be purely science fiction. We live in a world today where everything is instant and customed designed. Who would have ever thought that one day parents would be able to design their children. Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a “process [that] involves taking a 3-day-old embryo and pulling one of its six cells to test for genetic markers of disease.” (Edmonds). Although this process is meant to help to discover harmful diseases or complications like cancer, the idea of parents using this process to give their children what they consider “ideal traits” comes into question....   [tags: designer babies]

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The Effectiveness of the Legislation and Policy Reforms in Practice

- The Effectiveness of the Legislation and Policy Reforms in Practice In this essay I will set out to identify key legislation, which has impacted and shaped the lives of my particular client group, adults with learning disabilities. Learning disabilities can be hard to define, but it is widely accepted that impairments in the ability to read, write, spell, speak or perform any mathematical calculations can lead to a diagnosis of learning disabilities. The campaign group Values into Action defines learning disabilities as “A disorder in one or more of the basic cognitive and psychological process involved in understanding or using written or spoken language”....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of the Bioethical Issues in Gattaca

- Analysis of the Bioethical Issues in Gattaca Biology is the science of life. Technology uses science to solve problems. Our society has progressed in its understanding of life to the point that we are able to manipulate it on a fundamental level through technology. This has led to profound ethical dilemmas. The movie Gattaca explores some important bioethical issues that are currently the focus of much dispute. The underlying thematic issue presented is the question of the extent to which biologically inherent human potential determines the true potential of a person....   [tags: Papers]

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The Stigma of Race in Greek Society

- In ancient times, well before the perceived black/white divide of today’s world, race didn’t encompass a full gamut of biological traits specific to a certain group of color. While ancient civilizations grouped people based on physical differences, it was often a matter of distinguishing their geological origins and not necessarily making presumptions or judgments of a person. As such, much of what made a person good or bad was based on individual merit and accomplishment, especially in Greek society....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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Genetic Engineering: The End of Life as We Know It

- Prior to 1982, genetic engineering was a relatively new branch of science. Today, scientists have a firm understanding of genetics and its importance to the living world. Genetic engineering allows us to influence the laws of nature in ways favorable to ourselves. Although promising in its achievements, it also has the potential for abuse. If engineering of this caliber were to be used for anything other than the advancement of the human race, the effects could be devastating. If precautions are not implemented on this science, parents might use it solely for eugenic purposes....   [tags: Genetic Engineering Essays]

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Comparing Bram Stoker’s Dracula and the 1972 Film "Blacula"

- Bram Stoker’s Dracula is not only a classic story of men and monsters, but a dramatic reactionary work to the perceived threats to Victorian society in nineteenth century England. In modern times there have been many film adaptations of the novel, each developing a unique analysis or criticism of the literary text within the framework of the society and time period in which it was created. The 1972 film Blacula is one of the most culturally specific variations on the story of Dracula, and highlights many of the themes and messages found in Stoker’s original text....   [tags: dracula, movies, films]

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Genetic Determinism And Its Effects On Human Beings

- This brings about the argument of creation, by addressing what exactly gives humans, their “human-ness”. If our physical attributes, intelligence, and individual talents are what defines “human beings”, should parents then have the right to decide their offspring’s outcome. A baby cannot consent to having its body altered; therefore some do not believe it’s right as parents do not “own” their children. The concept of being human is the integrity of the sum of our collective parts. Cosmetic alterations allows room for the creation of artificially enhancing human beings, and thus taking away what it means to be human....   [tags: Genetics, Human genome, Gene, DNA]

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The Infant Of A Drug Dependent Mother

- The infant of a drug dependent mother be merely a day old, but already 9 months an addict. The lucky few will only have to experience excruciating diarrhea, vomiting, constant high pitched crying, tremors, and violent convulsions for a couple of months without any hope of consolation until they are no longer dependent on drugs. The others will have to live with the repercussions of their mother’s substance abuse for the rest of their lives as they will face facial and limb malformations, learning disabilities, behavioral issues, and congenital heart defects (Stern, 2013.) Project Prevention is a nonprofit organization which aims to end this issue by paying drug addicts to use long term contr...   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Substance abuse]

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Do Cloned Sheep Keep You Awake?

- Do Cloned Sheep Keep You Awake. Science and technology are advancing at an extremely rapid pace, sometimes without regard to consequences. In the 1950’s Robert Briggs and Thomas King were successfully able to clone frogs using nuclei from embryonic cells. Then in 1996, Ian Wilmot cloned a sheep named Dolly from an udder cell of an adult sheep. The news of Dolly rocked the world to its core. All types of people began surfacing with the ethical concerns about cloning its potential uses and terror of what might come next: human cloning....   [tags: Human, Ethics, Morality, Human cloning]

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Eradicating the Deaf-World

- Eradicating the Deaf-World Just like members of other minorities, such as Hispanics and African-Americans, Deaf people experience some of the same oppression and hardships. Although the attempts to "fix" members of and obliterate the DEAF-WORLD are not as highly publicized as problems with other minorities, they still exist. Throughout time, hearing people have been trying to destroy the DEAF-WORLD with the eugenics movement, the mainstreaming of Deaf children into public hearing schools, and cochlear implants....   [tags: Hearing Auditory Essays]

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The Nazi Regime

- The Nazi Regime Adolf Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933, and during this time, he implemented a series of measures designed to eliminate Jews from German life with the help of the desperation of a German people who blamed the Jews for every evil of the Weimar era: capitalism, communism, internal conflict, and the Treaty of Versailles. The Jews were supposedly the root cause of Germany's problems, both as greedy internal infiltrators who did not belong to the blood and soil of Germany, and as an international conspiracy limiting Germany's influence on world politics....   [tags: Papers]

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Embryo Diagnosis

- Embryo Diagnosis Karen and Roger have decided to start a family. Again. It has been nearly six years since their first and only child, Katie, was born, and just over two years since she died. In her four years of life, Katie was plagued with the fatal Tay-sachs disease. Because the enzyme needed to rid her brain of fatty materials was absent at birth, she lost her sight when she was only eighteen months old. Her ability to operate the left side of her body was gone several months later. Understandably, the loss of their daughter devastated the young couple....   [tags: Genetics Science Technology Pregnancy Essays]

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Dangers of a Totalitarian Society Exposed in Brave New World

- Dangers of a Totalitarian Society Exposed in Brave New World On a superficial level Brave New World is the portrait of a perfect society. The citizens of this Utopia live in a society that is free of depression and most of the social-economic problems that trouble the world today. All aspects of life are controlled for the people of this society: population numbers, social class, and intellectual ability....   [tags: Brave New World]

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Prenatal Diagnostic Tests and the Social, Legal, and Ethical Implications

- Prenatal Diagnostic Tests and the Social, Legal, and Ethical Implications Introduction Jackie and Michael are expecting their first baby. Jackie is 32 years old and is in good health. She is 15 weeks pregnant and wants to do everything possible to ensure a healthy baby. Even though they do not have risk factors within their families, she and Michael decide to have an amniocentesis. The results indicate that their baby is a female with Turner Syndrome. This condition is caused by a missing X chromosome and results in short stature, ovarian failure, and medical problems involving the heart, thyroid glands, and kidneys....   [tags: Genetics Testing Diagnostic Papers]

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The Perils of Genetic Screening and Gene Therapy

- The Perils of Genetic Screening and Gene Therapy      When we contemplate manipulation of the human genome, we tend to frame the debate in terms of the potential consequences for our children, or our children's children. These are the individuals whose lives, and whose genes, are most likely to be effected by the rapidly advancing field of human genetics. Thus, while generations have always been conscious about the external environment bequeathed to their children, we of this generation may have to consider the additional question of what will we leave inside our children....   [tags: Genetic Engineering Essays]

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Discrimination of Irish Catholic Immigrants During the 1920’s

- Discrimination of Irish Catholic Immigrants During the 1920’s          During the 1920’s there were many controversial issues.  There was a concern about declining moral and ethical values, which led to restrictions such as prohibition for example.  The concern about these issues seemed most intense when they pertained to religion.  In situations like these it always seems necessary to place the blame somewhere.  One particular group on which this blame was emphasized happened to be the immigrants.  Irish Catholic immigrants were a main focus of discrimination in many ways....   [tags: American America History]

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The Pros and Cons of Genetic Engineering

- Within the field of human embryo research lies a controversial science that could redefine prenatal care: genetic engineering. Genetic engineering not only offers the possibility of eliminating birth defects and genetic illness, but also presents the moral ambiguity of eugenics. The acceptabilities of genetic engineering, assuming that it will be available in the foreseeable future, must be explored if society is to fully benefit from it. The most prominent and perhaps the most acceptable reason given for genetic engineering is its potential use in preventative medicine....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples]

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Comparing Plato's Republic and Thomas More's Utopia

- The Relationship between Plato's Republic and Thomas More's Utopia        The trite cliche that no man is an island applies equally well to political philosophies. Thomas More's Utopia was written both as a product of his time, and also as a product of a previous time--that of Greek civilization, especially around 380BC, when Plato's Republic was written. The similarities between the two books are not limited to them both being a dialogue. Both contain a description of the perfect state, although they do this for different reasons and they arrive at different types of perfection....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Sex Selection and Pre-selection are Unethical

- Sex Selection and Pre-selection are Unethical and Unwise It wasn't until 1975 that scientist Ronald J. Ericsson, Ph.D. began studies that eventually led to what we refer to today as sex selection and/ or pre- selection. He began his determination by studying whether or not enriched sperm would aid in the offspring of a desired gender. This process was first established in the 1970s in which scientists stained X and Y sperm in order to identify them. Thorough studies have been accumulated during the last three decades due to an increase in the perceived need for a "balanced family" and "planned pregnancy" in regards to the "chosen baby." Sex selection and/or pre-selection, despite one's pre...   [tags: Genetic Engineering Expository Essays]

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The Dangers of Genetic Engineering

-     Genetically manipulating genes to create certain traits in a human embryo is impossible at this point.  Perhaps it will never happen.  It is not inevitable in the long run, as some scientists pragmatically point out. (Embgen).  It is, however, something that dominates modern day discussion concerning genetics and therefore must be addressed with care and consideration.            There are many ways that gene manipulation could come about.  Advances in spermatogenesis as well as the field of assisted reproductive technology, as seen in In Vitro Fertilization clinics, point toward methods that could house the systematic alteration of genetic information in reproductive cells.  Transpl...   [tags: Genetic Manipulation Essays]

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Is Human Cloning Another Frankenstein?

- Is Human Cloning Another Frankenstein. The creation of life by unnatural method is a question that Mary Shelley's Frankenstein addresses. Through the events that result from Victor's attempt to bestow life to the inanimate, Shelley concludes that it is inappropriate for man to play god. With the advent of the science of creation, cloning, scientists now face the same problem that Shelley raised years ago. The applications of such research are numerous, all varying in severity. In what way the users for cloning are developed and performed is of much debate....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Essay Concerning Brave New World

- The novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, presents the portrait of a superficial utopian society. Huxley presents his utopia as a perfectly functioning society, but makes the reader question many aspects of the new civilization. While engaged in the book, a reader is often appalled by the lifestyles of the residents of "brave new world." When a reader does this he or she is comparing the society to his or her own. The only way a person can justifiably criticize the society in Brave New World is from their own subjective vantage point....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Racism In America: Immigration Restrictions

- In the early 1920's, many generational Americans had moderately racist views on the "new immigrants," those being predominantly from Southern and Eastern Europe. Americans showed hatred for different races, incompatibility with religion, fear of race mixing, and fear of a revolution from other races. At the time, people believed the Nordic race was supreme. John Higham explains in "Racism Immigration Restriction" that in Americans at the turn of the century already had a dislike for the new immigrants and now with more entering America after World War I, the personal dislike intensified....   [tags: American History]

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Researching Frankenstein On The Web

- Frankenstein Short Paper When searching for a term or an idea on the internet, there are myriad ways in which to research that topic. One of the most popular ways to perform these searches is through the use of search engines such as Google and Yahoo. Utilizing such a medium is beneficial in two ways; it allows the user to make the parameters of the search as broad of as narrow needed and it may return useful results that the user wasn't directly looking to find. Since there are numerous ways in which to search for these topics, there are equally abundant results for those searches....   [tags: Internet]

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Mail Order Baby

- As modern technology continues to thrust forward, people are increasingly wondering which doors to open and which to leave closed. One of these technologies is a process called preimplantation genetic diagnosis or PGD. This technique is used to indentify genetic defects in embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) before pregnancy. One would assume that this is a seemingly positive step towards alleviating inherited illnesses. Others say that this type of genetic revolution is like opening Pandora’s Box....   [tags: Genetics]

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The Nazi Police State

- The Nazi Police State The Gestapo (Geheime Staatspolizei) was Hitler's secret state police. Under the command of Reinhardt Heydrich, they were employed to identify and bringing justice upon known and potential opponents of the Nazi regime. Heydrich was the right-hand-man to Heinrich Himmler, the chief of German Police and leader of the SS and there were strong rivalries between the two. This was endorsed by Hitler as he felt that these rivalries made sure that no one was ever able to challenge Hitler and/or his position of Supremacy The opponents of which the Gestapo were to bring justice upon consisted of Communists and Socialists (basically any opposing politica...   [tags: Papers]

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The Human Genome Project

- The Human Genome Project "Today we are learning the language in which God created life . . . humankind is on the verge of gaining immense new power to heal. Genome science will have a real impact on all our lives, and even more on the lives of our children. It will revolutionise the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of most, if not all, human diseases." - Bill Clinton, June 2002. The Human Genome Project came into existence in the late 1980's as scientist from around the world aimed to map where every human gene is found on our chromosomes....   [tags: Papers]

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Quicksand shows Helga’s as a figure of a Mulatto with a constant conflict between ideas of black and white identity.

- Nella Larsen deals with the crisis of racial identity Helga has throughout Quicksand. She comments on the life of a mulatto woman at a strict black southern school who wants to find herself. Larsen deals Helga as the ‘tragic mulatto’ from the beginning of the novel setting clearly the views of black racial characteristics. The tragic mulatto being a stereotypical idea of someone doomed to limbo between being black and white. Helga exhibits, an inability to conform anywhere long enough to discover whether she is black or white....   [tags: Racial Relations, Black Identity]

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Adult Language Influencing Young Adult Novels: An Analysis of the Parallels between The Giver and Brave New World

- “Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life” said Fernando Pessoa, During the twentieth century dystopian literature was born out of the utopian literature of the early 1900’s as a means for people to “escape” the world they lived in and enter a somewhat perfect world. Literary pieces such as Brave New World by Aldous Huxley addressed an audience that an audience primarily comprised of adults that have a more definitive connection to the present societal conditions. However, a recent dystopian literature novel, The Giver by Lois Lowry, targets a different audience, young adults....   [tags: lois lowry, dystopian literature]

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Charlotte Perkins Gilmore, Author or Yellow Wallpaper, Show No Matter Our Differences, Everyone Deserves Equality

- Everyone has the ability to be a functioning member of society, despite any dissimilarity or obstacles in their life; diverse individuals who stand out are often taken advantage of and targeted. Equality is a right that everyone should be entitled to on all levels, despite gender or any mental, physical or developmental differences. The belief that women are the weaker sex and are more susceptible to mental and emotional breakdowns is a stereotype that in cross-culturally adhered to in our society, and although some may not conform to this belief, it is still embedded into the history of our culture and effects how civilization functions....   [tags: stereotyptes, disabilities, women]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath

- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath are superb models of individual and settings’ contrasting elements. Each novel is respectively set in different decades and both serve as foils of another. In regards to the “American Dream,’’ Great Gatsby and Grapes of Wrath are examples of two separate, yet similar paths of this vision; Gatsby is the respective “Promised land” and contrastingly, Grapes is “hell on earth.” The Great Gatsby, filled with its accomplished, ostentatious, and scintillating characters, is the beacon and example of the achievement of the American Dream and the “Roaring 20s”....   [tags: The American Dream]

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Robert Yerkes: A Brief Biography of a Significant Contributor to Modern Psychology

- Robert Yerkes has made significant contributions to modern psychology in numerous ways, which has had an effect on many different fields in the discipline. Out of such contributions, there are three of which that have had the most influence over modern psychology today. The first major contribution and definitely where his largest impact in psychology has been focuses on Yerkes’ research that he conducted at the very first American primate laboratory which he founded himself. Another major influence Yerkes has had on psychology today was his work on intelligent testing on American military recruits during the First World War....   [tags: first American primate laboratory]

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The Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 and its Far Reaching Effects

- "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their duty to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of the women under this government, and such is now the necessity which constrains them to demand the equal station to which they are entitled." (DOS) In 1848, a convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York promoting the rights of women....   [tags: Social Issues, Women Studies, History]

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Should Parents be Allowed to Select the Sex of Their Baby?

- The ability for parents to select the sex of their baby has been made possible by the advancement of technology with fertility procedures. Today’s parents want the option to select the sex of their baby and there are a plethora of reasons why a couple would want to take this route. John A. Robertson from Extending Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis mentions, one main reason is there are serious diseases that could be prevented by sex selection using preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Conversely, Marcy Darnovsky from Revisiting Sex Selection: The Growing Popularity of New Sex Selection Methods Revives and Old Debate; believe parents should not have the right to select the sex of their baby....   [tags: Health, Fertility, Sex]

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Nationalism and Racism in the Late 19th and 20th Century

- In the late 19th century, with the squelching of the revolutions of 1848, many Europeans still desired reforms. In this desire, the longing for unification began to gain ground. As the probability of unification in places, such as, Germany and Italy began to intensify, Europeans with liberal views quickly began to entertain a nationalistic way of thinking. Many leaders of this school of thought were supporters of, British statesman, Benjamin Disraeli. Disraeli gave a famous speech at the Crystal Palace in London, in 1872....   [tags: Europe, Reforms, Jews]

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Nationalism and Racism in the Late 19th and 20th Century

- Nationalism and Racism in the Late 19th and 20th Century In the late 19th century, with the squelching of the revolutions of 1848, many Europeans still desired reforms. In this desire, the seeds for unification began to germinate. As the probability of unification in places, such as, Germany and Italy began to intensify, Europeans with liberal views quickly began to entertain a nationalistic way of thinking. Many leaders of this school of thought were supporters of, British statesman, Benjamin Disraeli....   [tags: Reforms, World History]

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Imagining the Future: Science and American Democracy by Yuval Levin

- Imagining the Future: Science and American Democracy Reading Imagining the Future: Science and American Democracy, by Yuval Levin, is an educational experience because the book challenges liberal values effectively and offers a unique historical analysis of American political values. Unfortunately, Levin’s errors of omission lead to logical errors throughout Imagining the Future. Levin’s biggest problem is that he painstakingly avoids the mention of religion in relation to American politics....   [tags: biotechnology, liberals, religion]

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The View on Overpopulation: Looking Deeper into the Hardinian Taboo

- ... Gardner, a Locum GP from Birmingham, wrote in a letter in BMJ that King was, “Ideologically driven movements are rarely equipped or eager to examine their own presuppositions … King and Elliott, for instance, extol the ideas of Garrett Hardin. Hardin is a eugenicist … He was an active member at the same time as the Nazi eugenicist Otmar Von Verschuer” (1386 Gardner). He continued his argument by linking eugenics and population control by relating the Eugenics Society with China’s brutal coercive population policy....   [tags: political incorrectness of population control]

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The Hitler Youth and their Impact in World War II

- Imagine you are a thirteen year old growing up in Germany, 1938. Some of the kids at school are talking about a new program called the Hitlerjugend (or Hitler Youth). It sounds fun and exciting with its camping trips and home meetings so you decide to join. The Hitlerjugend is just as fun and exciting as it sounded and as the years pass you gain new skills; loyalty to Hitler and German; and growing hatred for Jews, Blacks, the handicapped, and other “burdens of the state”. To you this is simply a thought but to many children in the 1930’s this was a reality....   [tags: Anti-Semitism, Devotion, Nazi]

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Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection, Social Darwinism and Hitler

- Social Darwinism was one of the most powerful movements in the nineteenth century Germany, believes professor Jerry Bergman. As the movement escalated, Jews became non-human to the Germans. That was one of the reasons the Nazis did not feel any remorse at the time, because they had deprived the Jews of every piece of humanity that they obtained. Social Darwinism was first brought up by British philosopher and sociologist, Herbert Spencer. Social Darwinism goes back to the earliest form, which is Darwinism....   [tags: Social Darwinism Essays]

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Demise of the Great Gatsby and the American Dream

- Demise of the Great Gatsby and the American Dream Frances Scott Key Fitzgerald is widely known for his literary classic, The Great Gatsby; a critical novel about the historical “Roaring Twenties”, which took place after World War I. The American dream was originally about freedom, equality and opportunity; through this novel, Fitzgerald declares that the American dream was corrupted during the “roaring twenties” era through the pursuit of wealth and class; which lead to moral decay in society. Therefore, the American dream did not ruin Jay Gatsby, the corruption of wealth and class, which lead to moral decay, influenced him to his demise and the incompletion to his American Dream....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Literary Analysis, Gatsby]

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Feminism in The Yellow Wallpaper by Carlotte Perkins Gilman

- Charlotte Perkins Gilman Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born in Hartford Connecticut. She was a celebrated essayist and public speaker, she became an important early figure in American feminism. Although Gilman’s father frequently left the family for long periods during her childhood and ultimately divorced his wife, he directed Gilman’s early education, emphasizing study in science and history (4). She studied commercial art at Rhode Island School of Design where she met her husband, an artist named Walter Stetson....   [tags: biography, politics of color, indians]

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Human Genetic Engineering is a Recipe for Social Discrimination

- Genetic engineering will lead to an unfair social caste system placed upon the nation. In the long run, there will be more negative effects of genetically modifying humans. The nation will end up dividing or further widening the gap between social classes by distinct groups who are genetically engineered and those who are not. Edwin Etieyibo, a philosophy professor argues that, "[I]t's [genetic enhancement technology] use would lead to unjust outcomes, i.e. create a genetic caste system, and with it the exacerbation ad perpetuation of existing socio-economic inequalities....   [tags: enhancement, social caste system]

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Plato and the Nuclear Family in his Work:The Republic

- The nuclear family, consisting of a mother, father, and children, is something very familiar to our society. We hold these relations as ideal and form our lives around their bonds. In the Republic, Plato suggests to abolish families and replace them with the Guardians. This is easily one of Plato’s most controversial ideas; it contains positive elements, but is seen as impractical to undesirable by many. The rationale behind Plato’s idea consists of many different parts, which are focused on a main goal of unity....   [tags: Society, Offspring]

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Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection and Social Darwinism

- The publication of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species in 1859 had far reaching consequences. One of the most important notions in his ground-breaking book was the claim that no species is fixed. Rather “a well marked variety may .... well be called an incipient species,” demonstrating that nature is not static but a continuum where varieties beget species. Assuming that man was a part of nature, a concept many scientists had come to accept, this principle could be extended to include human societies....   [tags: Social Darwinism Essays]

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Genocide: A Challenge to the Right to Life

- Genocide: A Challenge to the Right to Life Das Recht hat kein Dasein für sich, sein Wesen vielmehr ist das Leben der Menschen selbst, von einer Seite angesehen. – Savigny Law has no existence for itself; rather its essence lies, from a certain perspective, in the very life of men. At the edge of the modern era, the concept of biopolitics places the natural, biological life of the individual man as the sentient, driving force behind collective State power. Michel Foucault originally defined this term in The History of Sexuality: “For millennia,” he writes, “man remained what he was for Aristotle: a living animal with additional capacity for political existence; modern man is an animal whose...   [tags: homo sacer, politics, legislation, persecution]

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Government Censorship and Control in Brave New World

- Imagine a society in which its citizens have forfeited all personal liberties for government protection and stability; Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, explores a civilization in which this hypothetical has become reality. The inevitable trade-off of citizens’ freedoms for government protection traditionally follows periods of war and terror. The voluntary degradation of the citizens’ rights begins with small, benign steps to full, totalitarian control. Major methods for government control and censorship are political, religious, economic, and moral avenues....   [tags: aldous huxley,civilization,government control]

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Analysis of Hotel Rwanda directed by George Terry

- This paper is an overview for the movie Hotel Rwanda. The movie is set in 1994 which reflects the situation in Kigali, Rwanda where the genocide occurred between people with different tribes. The film by George Terry also shows whether the role played by the international organization which is United Nations (UN) is effective in order to control the conflict that has killed a lot of people and the concern of the world about the incident. The history and relationship between Hutu and Tutsi As we look back to the 14th century of Rwanda, the indigenous people of that region composed of Hutu and another ethnic group which is Twa....   [tags: genocide, world, conflict]

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Ethical Discussion on the Lost Children of Francoism

- Ethics Case Discussion Introduction The lost children of Francoism were the children abducted from Republican parents, who either were in jail or had been assassinated by Francoist troops, during the Spanish Civil War and Francoist Spain. The number of abducted children expected to be up to 300,000. The children were kidnap victims of child trafficking and illegal adoption. The military organization led by Francisco Franco had an ideology with racist apparatuses. The soldiers who took part in the revolution considered themselves to be of a superior race the National Day in Francoist Spain was called Día de la Raza (Day of the Race)....   [tags: trafficking, beneficence, nursing]

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Evolution Of Autism Spectrum Disorder ( Asd )

- This paper examines how parents have both resisted and driven autism etiologies, the evolution of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a diagnostic health label, and intervention and treatments. It also describes changes in etiology, diagnostics, and intervention and treatments. This paper will discuss three stages in the history of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The first of these stages was the change in ASD from a parent-created to a genetic disorder. The second stage was the emergence of diagnostic criteria for ASD and parental experiences of the diagnostic process....   [tags: Autism, Pervasive developmental disorder]

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Segregation: The Processes of Inclusion and Exclusion

- Race is an ambiguous concept possessed by individuals, and according to sociologists Michael Omi and Howard Winant, it is socially constructed. Race divides people into categories which causes needless cultural and social tensions. The concept of race also causes inclusion, exclusion, and segregation in U.S society. Both inclusion and exclusion tie together to create the overall process of segregation — one notion cannot occur without resulting in the others. Segregation is a form of separation in terms of race that includes the processes of inclusion and exclusion....   [tags: Sociology, Race, Segregation]

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Hegemonic Hypocrisy: A Victim of Social Scriptorium

- With the passage at hand, Dr. Ella Shohat discusses about the case of being an Arab Jew, a historical paradox, as one of many social elisions. Unlike the idea of intersectionality, binarism leaves “little place for complex identities” (Shohat, 2). As an American, Jew, and Arab, she speaks of the disparities amidst a war involving all three cultural topographies. Albeit she speaks from a subjective standpoint, she does not mention the issue of racial hygiene, class, geographic divisions, and gender....   [tags: Understanding "Them vs. Us"]

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Gallaudet College and the 1968 Washington Riots

- In this paper, I will be talking about the 1968 Riots and Gallaudet College during its weeklong take-over by the United States military. I will also briefly explain who Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was and why his death had impacted the Black community directly and how Gallaudet College was impacted as a result. I will be using several academic articles and journals written about this incident and use the Gallaudet Buff and Blue newsletters heavily for my main source as well as analytically. Dr....   [tags: 1968 Washington Riots]

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Overview of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

- In Aldous Huxley's self-created dystopian society, controlled by biotechnology, genetics are edited to perfection and babies are manufactured in bottles through Ectogenesis1. After visiting America in the Roaring Thirties, Huxley admired the confidence, vitality, and "generous extravagance" he found in American life and the American people. However, he began to see the destructive spiral that Totalitarianism had on society, especially with his experiences in Italy under the reign of fascist leader Benito Mussolini (Barron's Educational Series)....   [tags: genetics, biotechnology, conditioning]

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Brave New World: Idea of the Future

- Imagine a life of luxury and happiness. Sounds like a dream . . . but what if it was reality. Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World explains how society turns into a dystopian future. He shows a world where humans are developed and controlled in means of stability. Aldous Huxley was raised in a family well-known for their intellectual and scientific achievements (Magill 952 -956). Therefore, he became a genius and even a prodigy for being brilliant and creative (Napierkowski and Stanley 32-34). He grew up to be a famous author, making science fiction and futuristic novels....   [tags: luxury, dystopian future, aldoues huxley]

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Designer Babies: Disease Free or New Child

- To choose for their children, the world’s wealthy class will soon have options such as tall, pretty, athletic, intelligent, blue eyes, and blonde hair. Occasionally referred to as similar to “the eugenics of Hitler’s Third Reich” (“Designer Babies” n.p.), the new genetics technology is causing differences in people’s opinions, despite altering DNA before implantation is “just around the corner.” (Thadani n.p.). A recent advance in genetically altering embryos coined “designer babies” produces controversy about the morality of this process....   [tags: Genetics Technology, Genetically Altering Fetuses]

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