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George. Martha and Nick's Responses to the Totalitarian Vision of the Future

- George. Martha and Nick's Responses to the Totalitarian Vision of the Future In analysing the different character responses to totalitarianism, the audience is able to depict the different roles within the play reflected in their attitudes. Totalitarianism is a political issue that both George and Nick take an interest in. They discuss the loss of individualism, a subject that provokes a battle of the minds between Nick and George. Given the period in which this play was set, it is relevant that this play should reflect the real threat of nuclear warfare and Communism that individuals faced during the Cold War....   [tags: Papers]

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Compare Fox's The Case for Animal Experimentation vs Darnovsky's Revisiting Sex Selection

- Fox's The Case for Animal Experimentation Chapter 2 and 3 and Darnovsky's "Revisiting Sex Selection" 1. What is the challenge/problem presented in this article. Darnovsky’s article explores the upcoming moral challenges that are tied to the renewed interest in marketing sex selection to parents. There are a myriad of ethical issues tied to the option of deciding the sex of one’s child that fall far outside the scope of the question “Are we playing God?” However, it is the implications of the option to decide the gender of a baby that are more profoundly disturbing....   [tags: Michael Fox Marcy Darnovsky]

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Cloning - It’s Time to Stop the Cesorship of Science

- It’s Time to Stop the Cesorship of Science How responsible are scientists for science and its applications. In a recent issue of the journal Science the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Sir Joseph Rotblat, proposes a Hippocratic oath for scientists. He is strongly opposed to the idea that science is neutral and that scientists are not to be blamed for its misapplication. Therefore, he proposes an oath, or pledge, initiated by the Pugwash Group in the United States (Science 286, 1475 1999)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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A Comparison of Parental and Non-Parental Attitudes Towards Prenatal Screening

- A Comparison of Parental and Non-Parental Attitudes Towards Prenatal Screening Abstract ======== Prenatal genetic screening has been offered by health authorities in the UK for over twenty years in order to identify those at a higher than average risk of having a child with a disability so that the parents may be offered genetic testing to give more specific information about the health of the foetus and define the risk for future pregnancies. However with the continual advances of the Human Genome Project, there is an increasing trend towards more parental control over a child's characteristics....   [tags: Papers]

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Thomas More’s Utopia and Aldus Huxley’s Brave New World

- Thomas More’s Utopia and Aldus Huxley’s Brave New World , are novels about societies that differ from our own. Though the two authors have chosen different approaches to create an alternate society, both books have similarities which represent the visions of men who were moved to great indignation by the societies in which they lived. Both novels have transcended contemporary problems in society , they both have a structured, work based civilization and both have separated themselves from the ways of past society....   [tags: Utopia Essays]

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The Most Important Factor that Contributes to Evil Doing

- Factors that Contribute to Evil Doing In your view, what is the most important factor that contributes to evil doing and why. What examples from the readings can you find to support your views. Use at least four of the following authors: Arendt, Brecht, Conrad, Engels, Foucault, Freud, Lewis, Orwell, or Sontag. Throughout the history of humanity, humans have committed inconceivable and unthinkable acts of cruelty towards one another. From the brutal wars during the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans, to the modern area of ethnic cleansing and genocide one cannot help but wonder what is the root cause of this evil....   [tags: Evil Sin]

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I Am. I Think. I Will. or Do I?

- I Am. I Think. I Will. Or Do I. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, free will is defined as a voluntary choice or decision. This means that, when applied to life, you have a choice in how you live. You can choose your own destiny and decide which path in life you want to follow. While reading Anthem, Ayn Rand describes a society in which everyone is equal. No one is superior to anyone else. Everyone is treated the same and has the same opportunities as his brother. However, this society comes with a price....   [tags: American Literature]

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Success of the Domestic Policies of the Nazi Party

- Success of the Domestic Policies of the Nazi Party On obtaining power in 1933 the Nazi Party set about trying to transform German society in preparation for what Hitler called the 1000 Year Reich. This transformation would set German industry on a war footing. It would ensure that the youth of Germany were brought up as loyal Nazi's. Finally and most significantly the Nazi party put into practice their racial theory that would set them on course for committing the worst acts of human genocide that the world has ever seen....   [tags: Papers]

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Social Darwinism and Social Welfare in the United States

- The interplay and relationship between Social Darwinism and Social Welfare in the United States typify the nation's struggle to make the best of a capitalist society, while at the same time correcting pitfalls. Social Darwinism in our capitalist society compares wealth with fitness, but historically, unregulated markets given the false sanction of natural law have proven out that Darwinist economic competition has a destructive side for society. The role of raw power, the frequency of failure and the spirit of want has out of necessity, fostered a fiscal and monetary policy defined as social welfare, in order to conserve some commitment and core of resistance to the corrosive impact of ma...   [tags: Social Darwinism Essays]

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The Effects of Nazi Rule on Youth in Germany

- The Effects of Nazi Rule on Youth in Germany Education was an area where policies towards women were applied. The school curriculum was based around the idea that not many of them would go on to university. School staff was told to teach with that thought in mind so that they wouldn't teach them anything unnecessary, only things they would need to know in a German home. Crafts and skills were encouraged the most because it was what was needed in the role of a German woman. They knew that women were needed for some intellectual jobs and so needed to be educated so that they could be nurses and teachers but only certain girls would need to know this and it wasn't...   [tags: Papers]

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An Ecofeminist Perspective of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner

- An Ecofeminist Perspective of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner The science fiction film, Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, first released in 1982 and loosely based on Philip K. Dick's novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?,1 has continued to fascinate film viewers, theorists and critics for more than fifteen years. Writings include Judith B. Kerman's Retrofitting Blade Runner, a collection of academic essays;2 Paul M. Sammon's book on the making of the various versions of the film;3 and an extensive network of publications are available via the World-Wide Web.4 A student colleague has just seen the film for the eighteenth time....   [tags: Ridley Scott Blade Runner]

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Separation Anxiety and Attachment in Infants and Toddlers

- Introduction Susie’s mother opened the door to let Molly, Susie’s babysitter, inside. Ten-month old Susie seemed happy to see Molly. Susie then observed her mother put her jacket on and Susie’s face turned from smiling to sad as she realized that her mother was going out. Molly had sat for Susie many times in the past month, and Susie had never reacted like this before. When Susie’s mother returned home, the sitter told her that Susie had cried until she knew that her mother had left and then they had a nice time playing with toys until she heard her mother’s key in the door....   [tags: Separation Anxiety in Children]

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Hakim Bey, Chaos: The Broadsheets of Ontological Anarchism

- Hakim Bey, Chaos: The Broadsheets of Ontological Anarchism Such is the fast-paced world and style of Hakim Bey’s writings. Sporadic and rarely rounded up for interrogation, Bey’s Ontological Anarchism pervades all his writings, on topics as varied as “Islam and Eugenics”[1], “The Information War”[2], “The Evil Eye”[3], a critique of multiculturalism[4], and Celtic-African entheogens[5]. Hakim Bey’s zine writings and early 90’s hipsterism have made him known to some as “The Marco Polo of the Subunderground”[6] and a counter-cultural guru to many more....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Historical and Current Roles of Families and Parents

- Historical and Current Roles of Families and Parents      The central theme of this essay is empowerment and the roles that parents, schools and professionals take on in the quest for the best educational decisions for those children with disabilities and those children that are gifted and talented. It is important to understand the historical development of family-professional relationships to fully comprehend the significance how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go.       In Chapter One, the authors discuss the eight major roles that families and parents have experienced over time....   [tags: The American Family]

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Brave New World by Huxley and Future Predictions

- Brave New World by Huxley and Future Predictions Due to the “Enlightenment” belief in understanding through science and the scientific innovations of the “Industrial Revolution” during the 18th and 19th Centuries in Europe and America, the notion that society could be vastly improved through scientific progress pervaded “western” culture. Naturally, these advances were expected to culminate in the 20th Century. However, the shear brutality and scale of World War I and the hopelessness of the world economic depression of the 1930’s destroyed prior expectations and new socio-economic and political movements emerged, such as: Social Darwinism, Eugenics, Marxism, Fascism, Nazism, Fordism (whic...   [tags: Brave New World Huxley Essays]

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Both Liberals and Conservatives Oppose Human Cloning

- Both Liberals and Conservatives Oppose Human Cloning      The reporting of the debate over human cloning is usually portrayed as a contest between religious opponents of abortion and medical researchers striving to benefit humankind. The stereotype was epitomized in a January 17, 2002, Washington Post story by science reporter Rick Weiss. Implying that opponents of human cloning are the moral equivalent of the Taliban, Weiss wrote:   "In November, researchers announced that they had made the first human embryo clones, giving immediacy to warnings by religious conservatives and others that science is no longer serving the nation's moral will....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Cloning Essay: Cloneco: Life is Our Business

- Cloneco: Life is Our Business On July 5, 1996, Scottish Scientists shocked the world by creating the first successful clone of a sheep. With the dawn of this new biotechnology, people have begun to question the ethical ramifications of applying this technology to humans. Many believe that cloning humans is morally wrong. As a stockholder in Cloneco, I support their use of this scientific discovery. However, my position to profit from the use of cloning is not the reason that I believe that there is nothing morally wrong with the practice of cloning....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Research in Genetic Engineering Should Be Halted

- "The tools of molecular biology have enormous potential for both good and evil. Lurking behind every genetic dream come true is a possible Brave New World nightmare" (Dudley 13). Although we all might not acknowledge it, these words hold the key to the future of mankind. The science of genetic engineering, also referred to as biotechnology, first came into the scientific realm in the 1970s. This recent technology offered a new way to manipulate an organism or a population of organisms. Researchers and scientists from around the world were thrilled at the upcoming knowledge that could answer many of their questions dealing with all aspects of genetics....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Ethical Issues Related to Fetal Tissue Research

- Ethical Issues Related to Fetal Tissue Research The use of fetal tissue in biomedical research has been a hot topic for debate in social and political forums ever sense the landmark decision in the 1973 case of Roe vs. Wade (Beller & Weir 182). The decision of the Supreme Court to give women the right to abort a fetus without having a medical reason for doing so, sparked controversy which has affected any medical procedure or research dealing with fetuses (Bellar &Weir 182). Supporters of fetal tissue research believe it has too much potential to provide cures for many of the diseases and medical problems that plague today’s society for it to be halted....   [tags: Ethics Religion Essays]

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Is it All Because of Our Genes?

- Is it all because of our genes. "We used to think our fate was in our stars. Now, we know, in large part, that our fate is in our genes." ---James Watson Considering the central dogma of DNA-to-RNA-to-polypeptide, the above statement by the co-discoverer of the double helix certainly seems undeniable. From crippling diseases like Duchene's Muscular Dystrophy (a progressive muscle wasting disease) and neurofibromatosis (a dominant gene located on chromosome 17 which results in tumors growing on the nerves under the skin, causing severe disfiguration and paralysis) to the essential genes like that on chromosome 3 which codes for the light sensitive pigment, rodopsin, enabling one to see, it s...   [tags: Psychology Intelligence Essays]

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Destroying The Delicate Balance Crucial To Survival

- Is mankind destroying the delicate balance between humanity and nature and endangering survival of all species?Throughout history we have been forced to adapt by perfecting ourselves socially, technologically, and physically to ensure continued existence. In the struggle for survival there is a delicate balance between nature and humanity crucial to all species. We are slowly shifting this balance in order to control nature. In doing so we are putting the well being of all species at risk.Nature is a dynamic presence that demands balance....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Reproductive Rights of the Developmentally Disabled

- The Reproductive Rights of the Developmentally Disabled Sterilization of the developmentally disabled or the mentally retarded is an issue that has long been debated in America. Mental retardation is defined as the inability to learn normally and develop mentally. Traditionally in America if a mentally retarded person was born to a family, that family had 2 choices- take care of the child at home, or it was strongly recommended that the child was sent to a state run institution or hospital....   [tags: Papers]

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Investigating Why Younger People Supported the Nazis

- Investigating Why Younger People Supported the Nazis Young people supported the Nazis because of the excitement and activities. However there were other reasons, which attracted young people into supporting the Nazis, I will explain these in my essay. I agree with the statement 'the most important reason why young people supported the Nazis was the excitement and the activities'. The youths took part in many activities such as marching, signalling, fixing bikes, collecting scrap metal etc… There was a large emphasis on sport and fitness, this built up teamwork....   [tags: Papers]

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The Treatment of Jews Under Nazi Power

- The Treatment of Jews Under Nazi Power Whilst in prison, Adolf Hitler wrote ‘Mein Kampf’ in which he declared that the Jews were lazy and worthless to society. He claimed, "Jewish youth lies in wait for hours on end satanically glaring at and spying on the unconscious girl whom he plans to seduce, adulterating her blood with the ultimate idea of bastardizing the white race which they hate and thus lowering its cultural and political level so that the Jew might dominate." When Hitler’s Nazi party came t...   [tags: Papers]

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Gene Therapy : Ethics, Progress, and Future

- The Factor of Gene Therapy: the Ethics, Progress, and Future Abstract Erasing genetic diseases from the human race has been a vital role in science. However, there is a point where the moral standards have interrupted the advancement of curing genetic diseases. One of the many sciences that have the ability to completely wipe out the future of any genetic diseases, gene therapy, is being stifled due to the infliction of morals. There is a fine line in what is inhumane and moral to the standards of society; causing the advancement of gene therapy to be limited....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Genetics]

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Techniques and Outcomes of Germ-line Gene Therapy

- The Relative Positives and Negatives Behind the Techniques and Outcomes of Germ-line Gene Therapy Abstract: Ever since the idea of altering the human genome was created through the research of germ-line gene therapy, advocates and protestors entered into contention with one another. Supporters of the new technology argue about the benefits of germ-line therapy. Humans have the right to scientific inquiry, especially if it is beneficial to mankind. However, their counterparts claim that the difficulty and unknown side effects (coupled with a few unsuccessful and fatal trials) will cause damage greater than any potential good....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Genetics]

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The Collapse of the Victorian Age

- The Collapse of the Victorian Age During the early 1900’s, America was in the grip of a strict set of morals and values that dated back to Queen Victoria.  This code was called the Victorian Standard, and it was seemingly followed and held in high esteem by most people.  In-fact it was seen as the American way.  However, the people of the 1920’s would witness its demise.  People began to drink more, women’s dresses became shorter and their actions were sometimes more dishonorable, jazz houses sprang up, and the list goes on.  The fear of the collapsing Victorian age caused many people to grapple for an explanation as to why.  The most commonly accepted reasoning behind the new trends of...   [tags: American America History]

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Harold Frederic's Damnation of Theron Ware

- Science and Scientists in Harold Frederic's Damnation of Theron Ware In The Damnation of Theron Ware, Harold Frederic uses the character of Dr. Ledsmar to represent science and the modern, scientific world-view, as a counter to the other archetypal world-views in the story: that of the Church in the priest Father Forbes, a quasi-pagan Hellenistic attitude of Celia, and the unstable Protestantism of Theron Ware. Like the very unique Father Forbes, an unusual priest indeed, Dr. Ledsmar is characteristic of a certain popular image of science that is frequently found in fiction, the isolated and eccentric crank, an unfeeling and driven by a need to take some kind of truth from Nature by fo...   [tags: Harold Frederic Damnation of Theron Ware]

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The Ethical Considerations of Genetic Screening

- Ever since Watson and Crick deciphered the biological code of life, scientists have been busy unraveling the mysteries of life. A recent development in the area of genetic research has been the Human Genome Project (HGP). The HGP is a massive international effort to map and sequence the entire human genetic code. The primary goal of this research is to link certain diseases with abnormal genes that may be possessed by certain people. This would allow researchers the ability to screen individuals for certain diseases....   [tags: Science Genes Biology Papers]

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Nazis' Pursuit of the Perfect Race

- Nazis' Pursuit of the Perfect Race The organization of the argument of this paper is not particularly imaginative since this writer “lists” elements in a strictly sequential order, but he or she demonstrates familiarity with a wide range of documents and concepts of the Reader while working closely with the specific language of the document he or she is presenting. 1. Remember that you are a German. 2. If you are genetically healthy you should not remain unmarried. 3. Keep your body pure. 4. You should keep your mind and spirit pure....   [tags: Marriage Germany Nazis History Essays]

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Racial Prejudice in British Immigration Policy

- Racial Prejudice in British Immigration Policy Introduction The purpose of this paper is that to highlight what I see as racist, unjust and inhumane elements in Britain’s immigration system and the culture of secrecy surrounds it. The permanent residents (who has indefinite leave to remain), central to this discussion not the illegal immigrants and bogus asylum seekers. Also immigration’s treatments of people coming over to Britain for a range of other reasons and with papers and visas they expect to be accepted have been highlighted....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Use of Recombinant DNA Technology

- The Use of Recombinant DNA Technology Recombinant DNA technology is the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism.(1) This is the process of using recombinant DNA technology to enable the rapid production of human protein from a single gene of insulin. Firstly the single gene required must be isolated. This can be done three ways: Either by working backwards from the protein- Finding the amino acid sequence for the protein needed, the order of bases can be established using known genetic code....   [tags: Papers]

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Benefits Of The New Hampshire Primary

- The Democratic National Committee task force charged with establishing Democrat policy on future presidential primaries, voted 23-2 last Saturday, to diminish the New Hampshire Primary's role in choosing future party standard bearers by adding more state caucuses immediately before the New Hampshire Primary and by adding additional state primaries right behind the New Hampshire Primary. Why whack New Hampshire. Well, according to the DNC, its because we're, well, just "too white." If the Republican National Committee had acted similarly and voted to dead-end the New Hampshire Primary because we were just, "too black," as U.S....   [tags: Political Science]

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The Ethical Debate on Cloning

- The Ethical Debate on Cloning In the article, “ Biotechnology, Ethics and the Politics of Cloning, ” the authors, Steven Best and Douglas Kellner describe the advantages and disadvantages of cloning and discuss the ethical issues related to cloning. They give various examples and judge them from different perspectives. They believe that the entire realm of biotechnology is fraught with dangers and problems that require careful study and democratic debate of key ethical issues. They too are of the opinion that in an era where everything depends on technology and where life can be created and redesigned in a Petri dish and genetic codes can be edited like a digital text, the distinct...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Conversations inside the Third Culture

- Big Questions: Conversations inside the Third Culture In 1961, C P Snow introduced the idea of the "two cultures", the scientists and the literati, divided by a lack of communication that had been crystallized through academic specialization (1). Thirty years later, John Brockman unveiled the Third Culture as the new face of intellectual life, consisting of scientific thinkers who had ousted the traditional literary scholars in "rendering visible the deeper meanings of our lives, redefining who and what we are" (2)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Genetic Testing: Benefits and Burdens

- Genetic Testing: Benefits and Burdens Thesis: The field of genetic testing is rapidly expanding. Numerous ethical issues are arising, within genetic testing, such as privacy issues, the potential of discrimination or eugenics, and how to convey the information properly. Background: Today we live in a very technologically advanced society. Scientists are continually discovering new things about the world and the way things work. "In the 1980ís, it was becoming increasingly apparent to many scientists that an understanding of basic biology would be greatly enhanced if the detailed structure of DNA was understood" (Mehlman, 1998)....   [tags: Genetic Testing Research Papers]

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Genetic Engineering a Double Helix

- As we move on into the 21st century we can look back at all the wonderful achievements we have made in the field of medicine. While nearly all of those advancements have been good, we are sometimes left to wonder about the ethics behind it all. No one will say that helping another person with a disease is wrong; but, they might say that the technique you are using is wrong. There is a moral dilemma involved with issuing placebo’s to patients undergoing a study. While granted they sign up for the study and know that they might well get a placebo they do so in the hope that they get the real treatment....   [tags: Science Medical Essays]

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Human Genetic Engineering: Unnatural Selection

- Introduction Technology has a significant influence across the world, as it has become a fast growing field. Modern biotechnology has been in the major forefront of this influence. From the discovery of DNA to the cloning of various animals, the study of genetic engineering has changed the way society views life. However, does genetic engineering have the capacity to influence the world to its best abilities. Products, which are genetically engineered, may cause severe negative effects on our society....   [tags: Genetic Engineering Essays]

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Genetic Enigneering Is Morally Wrong

-      Genetic engineering has been one of the most controversial ethical issues since 1997; when Dolly, the first successfully cloned sheep, was announced. Dolly has redefined the meaning of “identical twin”; not only does she look exactly like her mother she also has the same genetic make up. This experiment was not only impossible but unthinkable. Yet, Dr. Ian Wilmut revealed Dolly on February 23, 1997, at seven months old ( Travis 1). On the surface genetic engineering may appear to be the solution to all of society’s ills and the worlds problems....   [tags: Genetic Reseach Manipulation]

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Social Darwinism in American Politics

- Introduction Social Darwinism is a quasi-philosophical, quasi-religious, quasi-sociological view that came from the mind of Herbert Spencer, an English philosopher in the 19th century. It did not achieve wide acceptance in England or Europe, but flourished in this country, as is true of many ideologies, religions, and philosophies. A good summary of Social Darwinism is by Johnson: In these years, when Darwin's Origin of Species, popularized by Herbert Spencer as "the survival of the fittest, " and applied to races as well as species in a vulgarized form, Social Darwinism, the coming Christian triumph was presented as an Anglo-Saxon Protestant one....   [tags: Social Darwinism Essays]

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The Future of World Population

- The Present and Future The growth of the world's population is a problem that many people see as being addressed at some point in the future. While we live in a country that is reaping the benefits of a superpower, most of the United States is disconnected from the problems of population growth. In this paper, I intend to address three major issues. How long will we be able to support our planets food needs. How can we deal with population growth in the present day. And How come certain areas tend to have larger population growth than other areas....   [tags: Papers]

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Twenty Years at Hull-House

- Twenty Years at Hull-House Two Works Cited Victoria Bissell Brown's introduction to Twenty Years at Hull-House explains the life of Jane Addams and her commitment to insight social change to problems that existed during the turn of the 20th century. As a reaction to the hardships of a changing industrial society, Addams decided to establish a settlement house in the West side of Chicago to help individuals who had suffered from the cruelties of industrialization. Rejecting the philosophies that stemmed from the Gilded Age, such as social Darwinism and the belief that human affairs were determined by natural law, Addams was a progressive who wanted government to be more responsive...   [tags: Twenty Years at Hull-House]

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Origin of Digital Species

- Origin of Digital Species Lev Manovich1 and Simon Cook2 argue that the internet and digital culture should be understood as a product of late Victorian and Modernist visual forms, but it is the goal of this paper to show that the internet and digital culture, while heavily influenced by these visual forms, is not the sole product of them, and that the time period between 1930 and the present day must also be included when analyzing the history of the internet. The best illustration of this point is the similarity and yet fundamental difference between the cinematographic experiments of the Soviet Constructivist Dziga Vertov and the modern visual jockey artists known as the “NomIg Coll...   [tags: Internet History Essays]

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Genetic Engineering Research Paper

- I. Introduction       In the past three decades, scientists have learned how to mix and match characteristics among unrelated creatures by moving genes from one creature to another. This is called “genetic engineering.” Genetic Engineering is prematurely applied to food production. There are estimates that food output must increase by 60 percent over the next 25 years to keep up with demand. Thus, the result of scientist genetically altering plants for more consumption. The two most common methods for gene transfer are biological and electromechanical....   [tags: Science Biology Genetic Engineering Essays]

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Platos Repulic, book V

- ABSTRACT: This paper discusses the viability of certain aspects (the sex lottery) of Plato's Republic, book V. It is college level 'A' paper. Book V of The Republic finds Socrates explaining the practical details necessary in the creation of an ideal polis. He proposes a system for population control and human eugenics based on a lottery of sorts which will determine who will mate with whom and when. The lottery is “rigged” by the rulers in order that the best of the “herd” will mate much more frequently than others....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Science of Cloning

- The Science of Cloning In the essay, Cloning Reality: Brave New World by Wesley J. Smith, a skewed view of the effects of cloning is presented. Wesley feels that cloning will end the perception of human life as sacred and ruin the great diversity that exists today. He feels that cloning may in fact, end human society as we know it, and create a horrible place where humans are simply a resource. I disagree with Wesley because I think that the positive effects of controlled human cloning can greatly improve the quality of life for humans today, and that these benefits far outweigh the potential drawbacks that could occur if cloning was misused....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Not for Ourselves Alone

- Elizabeth Cady Stanton, in an unprecedented movement, raised the concern for the issue of woman's rights. In her day, such matters of "enlightened motherhood", temperance, and abolitionism were seldom taken to heart by the opposite sex. When she spoke at woman's advocacy conventions, anti-feminists and conservative reformers alike censured her. Although her stand on woman's rights was her main interest, it was work in progress toward a larger and more far-fetched goal. Her priorities concerning an idealistic society could be structured as a pyramid....   [tags: American History]

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The Usefulness of Cloning

- The Usefulness of Cloning The term 'cloning' have entered popular vocabulary of many people. The issues on cloning are getting controversial and growing more complicated the word "clone" comes from the Greek "klwn" which means similar. Strictly speaking, a clone refers to one or more offspring derived from a single ancestor, whose genetic composition is identical to that of the parent No sex is involved in the production of clones and cloning is sometimes called asexual reproduction....   [tags: Papers]

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Youth in Nazi Germany

- Youth in Nazi Germany [IMAGE] Germany was in one of its strongest stances for nearly 20 years. It was this that Hitler wanted to capitalise on for the future of Nazi Germany and by doing this they need to take advantage of the young people as they are the next generation of Nazis. Using the ideas of Social Darwinism they Nazis decided that only the most strongest and ruthless should survive. This was to be the Aryan race. How was Hitler supposed to tackle such a massive task....   [tags: Papers]

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Nazi Propaganda

- It can be said that Hitler’s Nazi party in Germany is the greatest political phenomenon of the 20th century. It is one of the most highly debated political regimes not only due to the infamy created by Nazi involvement in the holocaust, but also the manner in which a German nationalism spread with such apparent ease. The truth however is that it’s not a clear-cut and dry topic, in fact it’s everything but that. The severity of the harm brought to Germany at the hands of the war guilt clause in the Treaty of Versailles can begin to explain why post war Germany was riddled with political instability, social unrest, and in the midst of an economic crisis....   [tags: German History ]

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Planned Extermination

- Genocide is occurring in America and no one is stepping in to stop it. The black community is under attack and our babies are the voiceless victims of this silent slaughter. The genocide is well funded and is deeply rooted in the same racist theology that has oppressed our community for our entire American existence. No longer are we bound by shackles, fitted for a noose, or attacked by mobs; creation extermination has replaced these vile but once all too common acts. The attack on the black race has changed its focus, adapted with society, and relinquished the physical abuse instead adopting a mental approach that has damaged the psyche of our community....   [tags: Abortion ]

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Genocide Apology

- The Politics of Apology – What are your views on moving on, forgive and forget or saying sorry [for any genocide]. “There comes a time in the history of a nation when peoples must become fully reconciled to their past if they are to go forward with confidence to embrace their future” (Rudd, 2008: p. 167). The concept of apology is often linked to reparations in genocide studies (Lofstrom, 2011: p. 94). Scholars will question whether an apology or an admission of guilt is an adequate post-genocidal response....   [tags: Government]

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Huntington's Disease

- Huntington’s Disease is a brain disorder affecting movement, cognition, and emotions (Schoenstadt). It is a genetic disorder generally affecting people in their middle 30s and 40s (Sheth). Worldwide, Huntington’s disease (affects between 3-7 per 100,000 people of European ancestry (Schoenstadt). In the United States alone, 1 in every 30,000 people has Huntington’s disease (Genetic Learning Center). Huntington’s Disease is a multi-faceted disease, with a complex inheritance pattern and a wide range of symptoms....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]

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Friedrich Nietzsche

- Despite being one of the greatest philosophers of the last millennium, Friedrich Wilhem Nietzsche may also be the most misunderstood. He has become a walking paradox. Today he is regarded as one of the most important thinkers, yet in his lifetime, he could hardly give away his books. Sigmund Freud revered him as one of the great minds in the history of psychoanalysis, yet Nietzsche went insane at the age of 44. He publicly detested German culture, yet German soldiers received copies of his book, Thus Spoke Zarathustra during World War I....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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Huntington's Disease

- Huntington’s disease is a degenerative neurological disorder affecting movement, cognition, and emotional state (Schoenstadt). There are two forms of Huntington’s disease (Sheth). The most common is adult-onset Huntington’s disease, with persons usually developing symptoms in their middle 30s and 40s (Sheth). There is an early onset form of Huntington’s disease, beginning in childhood or adolescence, and makes up a small percentage of the Huntington’s population (Sheth). Huntington’s disease is a genetic disorder with a short history, a plethora of symptoms, and devastating consequences, with no current cure in sight....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]

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Abortion Reduces Crime

- Abstract                No one is certain why crime rates have plummeted in the United States over the last decade. But that fact has not prevented politicians from taking credit for the downturn. The newest theory about why crime is down, however, put forward in a report by two highly regarded economists, is drawing both outrage and intense debate. The economists claim that abortion may prevent the birth of unwanted children, who would have received very little attention from their parents and therefore would have higher probability of committing crime....   [tags: Illustration Essay, Persuasive Essays]

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The Cloning Dilemma

- The Cloning Dilemma Cloning is one of the most widely talked about topics in this world. It is one topic that evokes a great public response worldwide. The defenders of cloning believe that cloning and genetic engineering will be the answer to most of the diseases in the future. On the other hand, the people against cloning view it as ‘ playing God ’. Cloning is unethical because people will lose their identities if their clones come into this world. We are taking nature into our own hands by cloning animals or humans....   [tags: Science Genetics Essays]

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The Nature-Nurture Debate

- How the Pendulum Swings: The Nature-Nurture Debate One of the most intriguing science-and-culture debates of the twentieth century is that of the origin of behavior. The issue that has its roots in biology and psychology is popularly framed as the "nature versus nurture" debate. At different points in time, consensus has swung from one to the other as the supposed cause of our actions. These changes are not only the result of an internal dynamic but were subject (as they are today) to external influences, most notably politics and developments in other academic disciplines....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Nature vs Nurture

- Nature vs Nurture In his book, the universally acclaimed and bestseller "The Selfish Gene", Richard Dawkins presents his viewpoint that living organisms are but "survival machines", that "the individual [is a] selfish machine, programmed to do whatever is best for its gene as a whole." In fact, this is the central concept in his book that he brings across. An individual's behaviour and actions are 100% determined by its genes and the individual behaves in accordance to ensure the best persistence of its gene in any circumstances....   [tags: Psychology The Selfish Gene Essays]

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Genetics In Life

- Genetics In Life Genetics is the study of the patterns of inheritance of specific traits (Poretto). This knowledge could be used to alter the course of a future human life. This knowledge could even be used to stop a potentially painful life before it starts. Genetic engineering, like any other science, is a tool. Like any other tool Genetic Engineering is neither inherently positive nor inherently negative. Genetic engineering’s benefits outweigh the potential negatives, and in spite of some people fearing that it is immoral; genetics needs to be continually developed....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Culture from Cranium

- Culture from Cranium Eliot Brown Throughout the history of anthropology it has been a popular view that people are largely products of their culture, and not the other way around. Yet culture is an exclusively human phenomenon. While it is true that everyone lives within a cultural context, and that context accounts for varying degrees of who that person is (indeed, there are those who say that certain people are wholly products of their culture), the reverse is also true. Each person, then, has some degree of impact on the culture around him or her....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Woman Rebel:

- Starting in the 1830s, a state-by-state drive to prohibit abortion developed and was largely successful by 1880. It was spurred by a backlash against the women's rights movement that reflected anxieties about women deserting their conventional position as mothers, and by professionalizing physicians eager to restrict their competition from "irregular" practitioners, many of them offering abortion services. Then in 1873 all birth-control information was specifically included within the definition of the obscene and was therefore barred from interstate commerce by the federal Comstock Act....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Progressive Movement

- The Progressive Movement (ca. 1890s-1910s) Even more energetic a sphere of historical controversy than that over the Populists is the historians' argument over the Progressive movement. The Progressives were a heterogeneous collection of reformers. Active chiefly in the nation's cities and the urban mass media (and in the legislatures of such states as Wisconsin and New York), the Progressives carried out efforts to reform American society and governance on all fronts. They numbered among their ranks social Progressives (such as Jane Addams, the founder of the Hull House settlement movement), economic Progressives (such as Richard Ely, the noted Wisconsin economist who emphasized the nee...   [tags: Progressives American Political Politics]

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Celia, A Slave

- Celia, a Slave was a factual interpretation of one isolated incident that depicted common slave fear during the antebellum period of the United States. McLaurin used this account of a young slave woman's struggle through the undeserved hardships of rape and injustice to explain to today's naive society a better depiction of what slavery could have been like. The story of Celia illustrates the root of racial problems we still face in our society. Although not nearly as extreme, we continue to live in a white-male dominated culture that looks down upon African-Americans, especially females....   [tags: Melton Alonza McLaurin]

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Scientific Murder

- Scientific Murder: Human Experimentation in Nazi Germany The Nazi's were infamous for their cruel and unusual experiments on humans. Although they played a small part of Nazi Germany's attempt at racial hygiene, these experiments desecrated and exterminated thousands of humans (Lifton 269). "The Nazi medical experiments of the 1930's and 1940's are the most famous example of recent disregard for ethical conduct " (Polit & Hungler 127). For the sake of science, thousands lost their lives "I have no words....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Nativism

- Nativism All so called "Native Americans," were once immigrants. There were two waves of immigration between the early 1800’s through the early 1900’s. The first wave of immigrants called the "old immigrants" came to America between 1890-1897. They were primarily from Northern Europe: Great Britain, Germany, and Scandinavia. The second wave of immigrants called the "new immigrants" came to America from 1897-1924. The "new immigrants" primarily came from Southern and Eastern Europe countries such as Poland, Russia, and Italy....   [tags: essays papers]

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Deciphering RU-486

- Deciphering RU-486 When told there is a drug available that may prove useful in the treatment of everything from cancer to HIV to Alzheimer¹s Disease (1), the tendency would be to ask why its use isn¹t more pervasive. Conversely, when told there is a drug that functions to terminate unwanted pregnancies as well as preventing them from occurring at all (1), it would be more likely to call into question the ethics of such a design. However, when considering a drug that does all these things, the need to see everything as black and white suddenly becomes less easily met....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Sperm Sorting

- Sperm Sorting Humans have tried for some time to determine the gender of their child while it is still in the womb. Craving sweets or a slower heart rate means you’ll be having a baby girl. Eating a lot of salty foods, having an especially active baby or carrying your baby low means it’s time to start painting the baby’s room blue1. Advances in science have moved us beyond these old wives’ tales and allowed us to exactly determine the gender of a child before it is born through the use of an ultrasound....   [tags: DNA Sex Selection Reproduction Genetics Essays]

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Bio Technology

- Tinkering With Mother Nature Imagine thirty or forty years form now. Biotechnology has really advanced. Scientist can now clone people and also change their DNA strands making them better or perfect all around. Do you think that it is safe to tinker with Mother Nature. Is it wise to try and control Mother Nature. Better yet can she ever be controlled. Whether or not she can be controlled is a big of deal. If we can control Mother Nature she will end up controlling us sooner or later. It is not a smart idea to tinker with such a great power that the world has depended on for many years....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Human Cloning

- Controversial Issues Paper Topic: Human Cloning Issue # 5 John A. Robertson, “Human Cloning and the Challenge of Regulation,” The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 339, no. 2 (July 9, 1998), pp. 119-122. George J. Annas, “Why We Should Ban Human Cloning,” The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 339, no. 2 (July 9, 1998), pp. 118-125. 10-16-00 In the article that I chose there are two opposing viewpoints on the issue of “Should Human Cloning Ever Be Permitted?” John A. Robertson is an attorney who argues that there are many potential benefits of cloning and that a ban on privately funded cloning research is unjustified and that this type of research should only be regulated....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Platos Republic

- Introduction Platonic philosophy begins to appear in the middle dialogues. What are the important elements of this philosophy. The middle dialogues are dominated by the theory of the Forms. This is a theory that Plato developed from certain seldom-stated assumptions that Socrates held. Socrates' view was that the reason he and his interlocutors failed to find definitions for things was that they were stuck in case-based, specific examples. Does bravery mean fighting against a person stronger than yourself, or does it mean having the courage to back down from the fight and accept the insults of cowardice that come with that....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Holocaust

- The Holocaust When the Nazis came to power in 1933, the Jews were their very first target. The infamous boycott against Jewish businesses took place in April 1933 and the first laws against the Jews were enacted as early as on April 7, 1933. Jews were progressively erased from almost every facet of German life. The Nuremberg Laws, passed in 1935, further depriving the Jews of almost every remaining right and freedom. This culminated in the bloodiest programme to date the Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) in November 1938....   [tags: Papers]

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Designing Babies

- Designing Babies Should we be designing babies. Designer babies are people who are genetically modified before birth, (as an embryo) to change their sex, looks or possibly even personality. Since the DNA code was cracked a couple of years ago, it has been made possible to change a human embryo by injecting genes into it. These injected genes can change the sex, looks and personality of that particular child when he / she is born. For example, you can currently choose the sex of your child in the USA although it costs a hefty $ 2500....   [tags: Papers]

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Human Nature

- Is there or is there not human nature. For Charles Darwin the answer is no. Darwin was the first to introduce the concept of evolution. He believed that humans evolved from the ape and not in the image of God. Darwin contradicted Aristotle's view that man has a purpose in life -to reason. For Darwin, man has no purpose. According to Darwin, man began as one of a few species on this planet, fighting for survival. Man was better equipped with certain traits that allowed him to pass through the filters of natural selection....   [tags: Papers]

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Psychological Tests

- Psychological Tests The primary motivation for the development of the major tests used today was the need for practical guidelines for solving social problems. The first useful intelligence test was prepared in 1905 by the French psychologists Alfred Binet and Théodore Simon. The two developed a 30-item scale to ensure that no child could be denied instruction in the Paris school system without formal examination. In 1916 the American psychologist Lewis Terman produced the first Stanford Revision of the Binet-Simon scale to provide comparison standards for Americans from age three to adulthood....   [tags: Papers]

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Genetic Engineering

- Genetic Engineering Genetic engineering is the alteration of genetic code by artificial means, and is therefore different from traditional selective breeding. Genetic engineering (GE) is used to take genes and segments of DNA from one species, e.g. fish, and put them into another species, e.g. tomato. To do so, GE provides a set of techniques to cut DNA either randomly or at a number of specific sites. Once isolated one can study the different segments of DNA, multiply them up and splice them (stick them) next to any other DNA of another cell or organism....   [tags: Papers]

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Athleticism

- When I think about the black athlete I experience both pride and discomfort. In America where black people are still politically and economically disenfranchised, it appears that athleticism is the realm where black people excel and dominate. The discomfort comes from the observation that ‘domination’ is only viable when the black male body is harnessed in a way that doesn’t challenge white supremacy in other arenas (Collins, 2005). His body is controlled by contracts of powerful owners, regulated by standardized rules and by-laws from sporting associations and placed in physical spaces where his bodily performance is a spectacle for largely white audiences....   [tags: Sports, Politics]

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DNA

- DNA "There is no substance as important as DNA," Watson, 1991. Gene therapy is a controversial issue in today’s science society. Debates in the United States are covering a wide range of topics. I will discuss just a few viewpoints from both sides. First of all, a little background on DNA and genetics. DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is a complex structure consisting of a double stranded helix made up of complementary base pairs. Adenine (A) pairs up with thymine (T) and guanine (G) matches with cytosine (C)....   [tags: Biology Biological Essays]

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Cloning

- Bioethics, which is the study of value judgments pertaining to human conduct in the area of biology and includes those related to the practice of medicine, has been an important aspect of all areas in the scientific field (Bernstein, Maurice, M.D.). It is one of the factors that says whether or not certain scientific research can go on, and if it can, under which rules and regulations it must abide by. One of the most recent and controversial issues facing our society today is the idea of cloning....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Cloning

- Cloning Cloning is the production of a group of genetically identical cells or organisms, all descended from a single individual. The members of a clone have precisely the same characteristics, except where mutation and environmentally caused developmental variation have occurred. The DNA is precisley the same and they are only differentiated by their experiences in which dictate their personality. There are some types of natural cloning that nature displays. Some animals have tremendous powers of Regeneration....   [tags: essays research papers]

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