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The Is A Wise Wager?

- “Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false. If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.” ~Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal was a French philosopher, mathematician, theorist and scientist during the seventh century who was one of the brightest minds of the era; creating inventions, writing books, and coming up with theories that would have philosophers still intrigued and studying today....   [tags: God, Religion, Christianity, Faith]

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Pascal 's Wager And Loss

- Pascal’s Wager and Loss Pascal argues within Pascal’s Wager, that we should wager in the belief of God. The strongest support given by Pascal for this claim is his third premise, in which he states, “if you gain, you gain all;if you lose, you lose nothing”. I will argue that this argument fails because there is much more to lose with this wager than Pascal leads us to believe, such as free will, and a question of existentialism that would be hindered by the following of religion brought upon in this way....   [tags: Theology, God, Free will, Faith]

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Criticism of Pascal's Wager

- The proof for the existence of God is an issue that may never be resolved. It has caused division among families and friends, nations and society. The answer to the question “does God exist?” is almost an impossible one to give with certainty seeing that there is a variety of people, ideas, cultures and beliefs. So how does one know if one’s actions here on earth could have eternal consequences. What is, if any, a “safe bet” to make. Blaise Pascal was a 15th century philosopher and a mathematician who proposed the idea that although one cannot know for certain that God exists, one can make a “safe bet” that it is far better to believe in God than not to believe in God....   [tags: Religion, Does God Exist?]

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Pascal's Wager

- Modern debates over religion, more specifically God, focus primarily on whether or not sufficient evidence exists to either prove or disprove the existence of a God. Disbelievers such as biologist Richard Hawkins tend to point to the indisputable facts of evolution and the abundance of scientific evidence which seem to contradict many aspects of religion. Conversely, believers such as Dr. A. E. Wilder-Smith describe the controversial aspects of science, and how the only possible solution to everything is a supreme being....   [tags: Theology ]

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Pascal's Wager: To Believe or Not to Believe in God

- How can someone believe in a “person” that they have no corporeal knowledge of. Can a person put all of their faith into a deity that may not even exist. Religion has been a part of human existence since the beginning of time, but Christianity formed less than 2000 years ago without being at all taken down, shows that there has to be some sound proof to this religion. Christianity, Pascal’s own religion and the basis of the Wager, is the largest religion in the world, with a following of over 2 billion people, which spans over approximately thirty denominations worldwide....   [tags: matters of faith, religious beliefs]

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Pascal's Wager and Global Warming

- Since measurements began in 1958 -- and it can be assumed to have been the case since the industrial revolution -- emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere has risen steadily as a result of the burning of fossil fuels (Quay, pp 2344). Although there is much argument over the implications of increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, there are several points that almost all scientists would agree on: firstly, carbon dioxide acts to absorb radiated heat; if present in our atmosphere will do just that to some extent....   [tags: Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases]

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Pascal’s Wager

- In this paper I will be discussing Pascal’s Wager. What I first plan to do in this paper is explain the argument of Pascal’s Wager. Next I will explain how Pascal tries to convince non-theists why they should believe in God. I will then explain two criticisms in response to Pascal’s argument. Finally, I will discuss whether or not these criticisms show Pascal’s reasoning to be untenable. Pascal’s Wager is an argument that tries to convince non-theists why they should believe in the existence of the Christian god....   [tags: Theology ]

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A Critical Discussion of Blaise Pascal's The Wager

- A Critical Discussion of Blaise Pascal's The Wager     In the gambling world bets are made based on odds, the probability or likelihood that something would happen. In the court of law, cases are decided upon by the weight of evidence presented by the respective parties. The common link between these general scenarios is that decisions are made based on some outside evidential factor. The more probable something is likely to happen, or the more evidence presented in favor or opposed to something, the greater the tendency that a decision will coincide with that probability or evidence....   [tags: Pascal God Argument Philosophy of Religion]

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Pascal 's Wager Vs. The Assumption Of God 's Existence

- Pascal’s wager states “even under the assumption that God’s existence is unlikely, the potential benefits of believing are so vast as to make betting on theism rational” (Saka). This was the most influential philosophy to me throughout the course. When the subject of theology was brought up in class, I was nervous but also intrigued. I was born into an uncommon kind of household with two atheist parents. My family celebrated Christmas and Easter but we never made any holiday directly about God. For the majority of my adolescence I identified as an atheist without any knowledge of any religious beliefs except the most prominent basics of Christianity and Judaism....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, Religion, Thought]

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The Theory Of Knowledge Used Around The World

- He began with: nothing shall be concluded as true unless it was fully proven so (p.8, Descartes). The second rule stated that all problems should be divided up into the smallest possible parts in order to make the analysis simpler. The third rule required Descartes to start simple and gradually increase the difficulty of the topics of his studies as he progressed. Finally, he required himself to regularly reassess his progress to make sure he did not skip over anything important (p.9, Descartes)....   [tags: God, Religion, Blaise Pascal, Pascal's Wager]

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Overcoming the Barriers of Telemedicine

- “Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve patients’ health status” (Wager, Lee, & Glaser, 2013, p. 156.) Telemedicine is a tool that enables providers to deliver health care services to patients at distant location, and it is often promoted as a means of addressing the imbalances in the distribution of health care resources (Wager, Lee, & Glaser, 2013, p. 156.) Telemedicine can be as simple as a telephone conversation among two doctors at different locations or as complex as using satellite technology to provide a consultation between a doctor and a patient that are located in different countries....   [tags: exchanging medical information electronically]

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The Argument : The Ontological Argument

- Many religions have come and gone over the centuries and there have been countless theological and philosophical arguments and debates for such deities. Arugments over monotheism or polytheism, deities or no deities, and their possible stances by being benevolent, indifferent, or malevolent. I 'll be focusing on the arguments for a deity and their faults, why evil still exists, and Pascal 's Wager. The Cosmological Argument is one of the oldest defenses for a God. It rests on the assumption that everything that exists is caused to exist by something else, and that if everything that exists is caused to exist by something else then that "something" is God....   [tags: God, Existence, Ontology, Existence of God]

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A Biography Of William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

- A Biography of William Edward Burghardt Du Bois To the many who admired him, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was, by strong-willed dedication and intellectual perseverance, an assailant of inequality and a guardian of liberty. A herald of "Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism" (Hynes), he passed away in self-imposed isolation with his ancestors in his land of comfort, the magnificent Africa (Hynes). Branded as a "radical," he was overlooked by those who held on to the hope that his substantial offerings would be hidden in his grave beside him (Hynes)....   [tags: Biography Du Bois]

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Around The World In Eighty Day

- “Around the World in Eighty Days” By: Jules Verne Adventure Novel Theme: The themes of this novel are calmness and persistence. These two themes are exemplified by one character, Mr. Fogg. Mr. Fogg is always calm in the novel not once in this novel does he show any anxiety or nervousness. Mr. Fogg, under a prolific amount pressure of losing a wager of twenty thousand pounds, remained very tranquil never once to lose his state of mind. The second theme of this story is persistence, shown by Mr....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Placebo Studies Should be Used in the Health Trials in Pharmacological Research

- Introduction According to survey, held by U.S Department of Health and Human services, by 2007-2008 years approximately one half of U.S. population used at least one prescription drug, 10% of population used more, than five drugs at month, in addition between children one out of five used at least one or even more prescription drugs (Gu, Dillion and Burt 2010). In order that patients receive effective treatment by 1980 U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve special clinical trials1(see Appendix 1 to the definition), that determine drugs' most frequent side-effects and emphasize their effectiveness (U.S....   [tags: drug effectiveness research]

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Cleopatra, The Last Pharaoh Of Egypt

- Queen Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt, described as divine and beautiful by her disciples. She inherited pearls, the largest of the time, each worth a fortune. In a bet between Antony and Cleopatra, written by Pliny the Elder, he indirectly writes about the wealth of Egypt, the relationship of Cleopatra and Antony, and religious beliefs of the Romans. The wager between Cleopatra and Antony is historic and still conversed about today. The story has many underlying undertones along with the pearls of Venus, the wealth of Egypt, and the relationship between Antony and Cleopatra....   [tags: Roman Empire, Julius Caesar, Ancient Rome]

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Rationality And Irrationality Of Religious Belief

- This essay will critically discuss the rationality and irrationality of religious belief with reference to the statement, ‘Religious belief, by its very nature is irrational.’ Firstly, the irrationality of religious belief will be discussed with reference to the theory of evidentialism, which is the idea that you need evidence for something to be considered rational. Then, the potential negative consequences of irrational beliefs will be considered, with reference to the idea of mind viruses. Also, how irrational beliefs may spread between people and what the consequences of this may be....   [tags: Faith, Religion, God, Truth]

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Leap of Faith

- The Leap of Faith In his book, Concluding Unscientific Postscript, Soren Kierkegaard talks about the difference between subjective and objective truth. When talking about subjective truth, he compares it to taking a “leap of faith”. This means that you will believe something no matter what, and you don’t need any evidence to back it up. He later connects the “leap of faith” to religion. “Through the “leap of faith,” in which one affirms the proposition that God did exist in time, one is able to enter into a “God-relationship,” and thereby attains “an eternal happiness” (Schacht, 308)....   [tags: Soren Kierkegaard, faith, religion]

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Nursing Informatics Theory

- Nursing informatics is a branch of nursing or area of specialty that concentrates on finding ways to improve data management and communication in nursing with the sole objective of improving efficiency, reduction of health costs, and enhancement of the quality of patient care (Murphy, 2010). It is also described as a growing area of nursing specialty that combines computer science, information technology, and nursing science in the management and processing of nursing information, data, and knowledge with the sole objective of supporting nursing practice and research....   [tags: Health, information systems]

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Evaluating The Affordable Care Act And Health Information Technology For Economic And Clinical Health

- Web-based surveys are growing in popularity over the use of regular mail surveys in the healthcare sector to help improve operational efficiency. Looking at patient satisfaction surveys and taking the knowledge from the survey and translating it into daily operations improve operational efficiencies. Web-based surveys are outperforming mail surveys because of the advances in technology. Web-based surveys are more cost effective and efficient, and the data gathered is received faster and easier to analyze....   [tags: Health care, Health informatics]

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Impact Of Health Information Technology On The Quality Of Patient Care

- Journal Title: Impact of Health Information Technology on the Quality of Patient Care Introduction Our clinical knowledge is expanding. The researcher has first proposed the concept of electronic health record (EHR) to gather and analyze every clinical outcome. By late 1990s computer-based patient record (CPR) replaced with the term EHR (Wager et al., 2009). The process of implementing EHR occurs over a number of years. An electronic record of health-related information on individual conforms interoperability standards can create, manage and consult with the authorized health professionals (Wager et al., 2009)....   [tags: Health care, Electronic health record]

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Retirement Planning : Consequences Are More Important Than Probabilities

- Retirement Planning: Consequences are more important than probabilities • Not knowing the future investors have to make decisions based on the probabilities. • When assessing risk the monetary consequences are secondary to the life consequences. • Even if the odds are in you favor, never risk what you must have, for what you’d like to have. "Consequences are more important than probabilities." - Peter Bernstein If you could bet half of your savings on a wager that had a 60% chance winning and a 40% chance of losing, would you....   [tags: Investment, Risk, Economics, Want]

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How to Be a Successful Sports Bettor

- Benjamin Franklin once said, "by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." As a sports bettor, this is one cliché I'm particularly accustomed to. Why. It's simple – I appreciate the veracity. Imagine this scenario: you have taken a plane to Las Vegas, Nevada. Looking down from your window seat as you are about to land, you can see the Venetian, Caesars Palace, and other famous casinos you are hoping to visit during your trip. From the airport, you call a taxi and begin to drive towards your destination....   [tags: Sports]

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Health Care Information System ( Hcis )

- Health care information system (HCIS) is an arrangement of information (data), processes, people, and information technology that interact to collect, process, store, and provide as output the information needed to support the health care organization (Wager, Lee, Glaser, 2013, p. 105). Having ready access to timely, complete, accurate, legible, and relevant information is critical to health care organizations, providers, and the patients they serve (Wagerm Lee, & Glaser, 2013). In the health care industry, the quality of care is one of the most important objectives for most health care organizations....   [tags: Health care]

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Early Information Technology Adoption Effects On Telemedicine

- Early information technology adoption effects on Telemedicine Telemedicine uses the healthcare information technologies to deliver optimize patient care, therefore, the goals and the activities of the health information technology and the telemedicine are complementary and synergistic (ATA, 2006). The healthcare information system technologies affect the adoption of telemedicine solution in a positive way by allowing use of electronic tools and systems to deliver health services over distances....   [tags: Health care, Health informatics]

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A Review On Big Time Gaming

- Bonanza Review When Big Time Gaming first launched, there was certainly some buzz surrounding the brand, reason being that the foundations of this developer were something rather special. Emerging from the mind of industry pioneer Nik Robinson, he joined forces with Huw McIntosh and Ian Schmidt to create a company that is focused upon delivering elaborate and expansive real money slot games. When you look at games like Gold and Dragon Born you can clearly see that the developer knows how to hit the mark....   [tags: Game, Play, Games, Gemstone]

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The 's View Of Death

- Socrate explains the fear of death to be irrational, as it would be ignorant to think that death was the greatest of evils and not consider it to possibly be the greatest blessing to mankind. He believes that death is either lead to and process much like sleep in which the sleeper doesn 't dream, or another in which it is like a trip where all dead souls are traveling from one place to another in which they all meet. Ultimately Socrate believes the truth to be that a good man would have no fear of what is after death as nothing can or will hurt a good man....   [tags: Religion, Morality, Human, Heaven]

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Belief According to James

- BELIEF ACCORDING TO JAMES According to James, belief is measured by actions of people within the society. Hypothesis and options are used in the description of beliefs. Hypothesis can be named to anything that proposes beliefs. It can be further classified as dead or alive. A live hypothesis is something real and viewed as true for anyone who proposes it. For example, in his submission, belief in Mahdi makes no electric connection with nature of any individual. This according to James is a dead hypothesis because beliefs are imaginary and does not produce light like electricity does....   [tags: belief, society, hypothesis, option]

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Internet Gambling, Online Gambling

- Online Gambling   There is a major issue to be dealt with, which is spreading with little regulatory oversight and no effective screens against participation by the young and the vulnerable.  Internet gambling represents one of the fastest growing segments of online activity with more than seven hundred web sites now providing users the opportunity to wager everything from casino games to sporting events.  According to internet research firms, the industry will pull in $1.5 billion in world-wide revenues this year.  That figure is expected to hit at least $6 billion by 2006.  Also, a survey conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project concluded that $4.5 million Americans have...   [tags: Journalistic Essays]

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The Existance Of God

- The Existance Of God Either God exists or He doesn't. There is no middle ground, and any attempt to remain neutral in relation to God's existence is automatically synonymous with unbelief. It is far from a "moot" question, because if God does exist, then nothing else really matters; if He does not exist, then nothing really matters at all. This is kind of unfortunate for someone like myself, because I've always lived on that nonexistent middle ground. Until now I've never been put in a position where it was questioned....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Duke Brothers ' Wage About Nature / Nurture With The Bad Apple Theory

- The subject of the Duke Brothers’ wager about nature/nurture with the bad apple theory, contrast with each other in terms of their foundation in the concept. In the Duke Brothers’ wage about nature/nurture are the two owners of a stock company bet on nature vs. nurture. They fire their managing director (Louis Winthorpe III) with high society upbringing and higher education and place him on the streets homeless and penniless. They then take a con artist (Billy Ray Valentine) off of the streets and place him in Winthorpe 's job and home....   [tags: Ethics, Business ethics, Person]

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Classic 7 Fruits And The Golden Era Of Casino Gaming With Its Newest Release

- Meta: Cranking up the “classic”, MrSlotty has thrown it back to the golden era of casino gaming with its newest release. Classic 7 Fruits is giving players the retro slots action they’ve been craving. Classic 7 Fruits Review It’s another day in the slot machine world and you know what that means; it’s time for another fruit-based slot machine to make an appearance. Still; if this latest release from MrSlotty is anything to go by it seems like there’s still a lot of life left in this age-old theme....   [tags: Casino, Slot machine, Poker, Video poker]

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Analysis Of ' Beowulf ' And ' The Wife Of Bath '

- Everyone seeks freedom, but what is freedom. Freedom is not tangible, so what does it mean to be “free”. According to, Freedom [noun]: the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint. Restraint is something that holds you back. What if it’s us who hold ourselves back. I believe we each have a personal code or a set of ethics that we subconsciously follow. If you were guaranteed freedom in exchange to willingly violate your personal code, would you do it....   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]

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The Electronic Health Records ( Ehr ) And Strategic Ways Patients

- The Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and strategic ways patients can be engaged in their health decision-making Abstract-This paper aimed to inform the readers to provide the concept of health information technology, mainly concentrated on electronic health records (EHR) and how it benefits overall quality of health services. Even though EHRs are widely accepted and have been adopted increasingly, patient engagement still lower than the average expected. Reasons are discussed why patient engagement has been low while the adoption of EHRs increases....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Tales Of Juha '

- Gabriell Needham Making of the Modern World 4-5:15 The “Tales of Juha” are a collection of comic tales as well as some pieces that reveal information about social problems, religion in daily life, the link between religion and punishment and mortality. These pieces are important to read in order to understand what the daily life and culture of the Muslim empires was like according the citizens. These tales give a great inside look at some of the occurrence of a Muslim citizen. The approach to religion in the pieces helps to aluminate this chapter....   [tags: Islam, Muslim, Muhammad, Allah]

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William Shakespeare 's Taming Of The Shrew

- An event, choice, and mistake can mold a person into someone who is new and improved or it can change a person for the worse. William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew is a play written inside a play, which takes place in Padua, Italy during the Renaissance. Baptista is the father of the older, shrewish Katherine Minola and the younger, obedient Bianca Minola. A rich man, Lucentio, arrives in the great city of Padua and falls in love with Bianca. Before winning Bianca 's heart a devil of a man must marry the older sister Katherine....   [tags: The Taming of the Shrew, Marriage, Bianca Minola]

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Reasons For Abandoning Christianity By Chaz Bufe

- In Chaz Bufe opinion, christianity as a whole usually is seen as a mean, judgemental thing, when in reality that is not true. Just like in anything there are the people that make everyone look bad. There is always that one child in the class that goofs off in class and then the whole class gets punished for it. In this article, 20 Reasons to Abandon Christianity by Chaz Bufe, points out all the things the “mean kid”, the christians, has done in class. He says that christianity in a whole is based on fear and that we warp the minds of children just so when they grow up they can now do the same to more children....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Heaven, Christendom]

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Religion And Morality And Moral Decisions

- Religion and morality are two things that people seem to connect quite often. Many people believe that in order to be moral, there has to be belief in God. This belief makes you a moral person because you follow what God is stating in his bible, such as never lying or stealing. But is that the case of every individual. Is a person who believes in God morally correct all of the time. Being moral means to know and act upon the differences of good and bad, wrong and right. Your behavior is morally correct if you do a good action, such as helping someone....   [tags: Morality, Religion, God, Human]

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The Between Sports And Fantasy Sports

- We’ve all seen the ads. They’re on your TV, on your phone, and they’re all over the internet. The pushes that these two fantasy sports sites have made is astounding. They have both rocketed themselves into the fantasy game world where sports fans assemble lineups and try to compete for the jackpot. They are FanDuel and DraftKings. Together, FanDuel and DraftKings own 95% of the daily fantasy sports market. Over the last month or so, there has been a ton of bad news for fantasy sports companies, but, as of late there has been a huge problem for these two companies....   [tags: Gambling, Online gambling, Game of skill, Dice]

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The Argument Against The American Government

- One of the argumentative styles we are using in this class is the Toulmin argument. The Toulmin argument has six parts: claim, data, warrant, backing, rebuttal and qualifier. The first step is to develop a claim which is what you will be arguing. In this section you use your thesis statement, this specifies the purpose of your article. For example “Gambling should be legalized because there is a demand for it, fans will become more involved and it will help our economy.” The writer needs to have a strong claim to set his/her essay into action....   [tags: Writing, Rhetoric, Gambling, Essay]

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The Neo Malthusianism Perspective And Dilemma

- In 1980, biologist Paul Ehrlich was sure that the earth was quickly on its way to a scarcity of resources. He was so sure of this occurring over the next decade that made a bet with Julian Simon, a sceptic of environmentalism, about it. The measure would be tracking the price of a bundle of five natural resources, if the prices went up over a ten year period, they would reflect scarcity. Samuels won, resources only got cheaper. and Samuels made a wager. Eilrich famously lost, but if the wager were to last from 1980-2008 he would have been the clear winner1....   [tags: Population, World population]

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Sports Contests Should Be Considered Illegal

- Over 42 million people are participating in daily fantasy sports contest every year, and only about 30% of those participants are actually making any profit off of those contests (Harwell). Keeping up with sports and trying to predict the performance of players genially start off as a fun hobby for most people. However, when that hobby turns into betting money on the contest and the contestants lose their money how fun is that hobby. Daily fantasy sports contests should be considered illegal as it is turning an enjoyable hobby into gambling problems and could also cause major financial problems for participants....   [tags: Gambling, Casino, Player, E-participation]

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The Taming of the Shrew

- Almost everyone on Earth wants to marry someone else that shares similarities with him or herself. However, one must ask themselves for what purpose. Is it for money, lust, or is it for money. Most of the time in our day and age, love is the main purpose of marriage. Usually, two people who love each other very much decide that they want to spend every single day of the rest of their lives together with one another. Nevertheless, love is not always the main purpose of marriage. In some cases, one person chooses to marry the other simply because of the economic advantages....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Norse Mythology And Chinese Mythology

- Norse Mythology & Chinese Mythology By: Chris Singer Both Norse and Chinese mythology have similarities when it comes to the creation of the universe and the titles of some of their gods. This is amazing since these two cultures were so far apart. Another thing that makes this incredible is the fact that the people of ancient China were very private people and are shrouded in secrecy. The Norse story of creation begins with nothing but chaos and darkness. Then the elemental fires of Muspelheim combined with the ices of Nifheim caused the giant Ymir to emerge....   [tags: Creation myth, Trickster, Universe]

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New License Acquisition By Gaming1

- Meta: It represents the newest license acquisition by Gaming1, with the brand immediately looking to put it to work. Embodying everything that makes the TV show so fun, it’s time to pick a box in Deal or No Deal: The Dice Slot. Deal or No Deal: The Dice Slot Review If you’ve ever wanted to be a part of a TV game show, but couldn’t even get past the application phase, then the Deal or No Deal: The Dice Slot is the perfect solution to that conundrum. It’s the slot game that brings the famous show straight to your computer in original video slot form, with the player aiming to win as much as possible on the reels and also via the bonus features, which are directly inspired by the TV game show....   [tags: American films, English-language films]

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Summary : ' Reels '

- No. of Reels: 5 No. of Paylines: 243 ways to win MinBet: 50.00 MaxBet: 10.000 Bonus Round: N Free Spins: N Gamble Feature: Y Can you play on Mobile: Y Software Provider: Novomatic Spectrum Review When most people think of online slots they think of software powerhouses like IGT, Microgaming, NetEnt, and of course Novomatic. Speaking on the latter, the developer has been around the industry since the early 1980s, having been making games that many players have seemingly got a real kick out of. While there is plenty of Novomatic games that carry serious levels of flash and sizzle, they’ve not abandoned the brand’s classic slots roots entirely....   [tags: Play, Game, The Sims, Games]

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The Existence of God

- We go through life drifting from one superficial disagreement to another without truly ever taking the time to ponder about the meaning of life. Such a question will not be easily resolved but by trying to answer it we stop daydreaming and extend our conception of ourselves while gaining knowledge of the external world (Solomon 10). Unfortunately anyone who attempts to answer that question quickly realizes that it isn’t just one broad question but rather it’s the slogan to an overwhelming amount of enquiries....   [tags: Deity, Religion, Atheism]

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Anton Chekhov's The Bet

- ... As a result, he let a young, naïve man, the lawyer, spend fifteen years in solitary confinement. The banker was so sure that he would win that he was willing to bet a fortune on it and when it came time to lose his money, he couldn’t. The author conveyed the banker as a person who couldn’t change via his use of characterization through dialogue. Through Chekhov’s use of the banker’s words the reader could infer the he was frozen in his avarice. It was only the beginning of his life when the banker made the bet but the author portrayed his character in such a way that the reader could deduce that he would never change....   [tags: greed through characterization]

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Dr. Phil 's Website

- Dr. Phil is an American television personality, author, clinical psychologist ,and host of his own television show. His show gives advice to help people strengthen their relationships within their own family or between friends. Dr. Phil 's website consists of episodes, ways you can be a part of his show, a short biography of Dr. Phil, a “help resources” tab, and a tab where you can find articles that he 's written that provides advice on a variety of topics. His television show is very popular and has received 27 Emmy nominations and won 5 PRISM Awards, for the accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse....   [tags: Operant conditioning, Reinforcement]

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The Value of Human Life in The Bet by Anton Chekhov

- In the short story “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov a wager is made that changes the lives of two people. The story begins with a heated argument at a party over which is more moral, capital punishment or life imprisonment. The host of the party, the banker, believes that capital punishment is more moral because the death sentence kills the victim quicker rather than dragging out the process. A twenty-five year old lawyer at the party responds, saying, he would choose the life sentence to be more moral because any life is better than no life at all....   [tags: The Bet Essays]

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Around The World In 80 Days

- Type of Literary Work This sensational novel is an adventure novel consisting of an enterprising Englishman touring the globe. Woven within are historical facts, such as the British Empire and colonies around the globe, as well as historically accurate locations. Theme The theme of this breathtaking novel is one of daring and persistence. On the whim of a wager, Fogg is sent around the world in the impossible time span of eighty days. Throughout the work, Fogg’s limitless persistence, entwined with his stereotypical English composure, astound the reader....   [tags: essays research papers]

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I Have a Gambling Problem

- I Have a Gambling Problem Professor’s comment: This student’s essay is well researched, strongly analytical, and seriously personal. But the essay did not begin as a personal essay—far from it— from major rewriting emerged this fascinating and very effective essay, in which social and personal analysis intertwine. Hi, my name is ______ and this is my first GamAnon meeting. I am nineteen years old, and I started gambling in junior high, $5 bets with friends. In high school, craps and deuces were the craze....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Soliloquies Essay - Kate's Soliloquy in The Taming of the Shrew

- Kate's Soliloquy in The Taming of the Shrew Kate's soliloquy brings about a joyous conclusion to The Taming of the Shrew. The audience leaves the theatre with a pleasant feeling, glad that such a shrew could be tamed so well. Kate herself realised the error of her ways, making the men feel confident while making the women feel safe. Moreover, the audience found the speech to be very sound and sensible, as the views expressed in the play were extremely popular at that point in time....   [tags: Taming Shrew Essays]

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Eliza as a Strong, Assertive Woman in Pygmalion

- Eliza as a Strong, Assertive Woman in Pygmalion Bernard Shaw’s comedy Pygmalion presents the journey of an impoverished flower girl into London’s society of the early 20th century. Professor Higgins proposes a wager to his friend Colonel Pickering that he can take a common peddler and transform her into royalty. Eliza Doolittle is the pawn in the wager. But little does Higgins know the change will go far beyond his expectations: Eliza transforms from a defensive insecure girl to a fully confident,strong, and independent woman....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion Essays]

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Age of Enlightenment

- The 18th century is referred to as the ‘Age of Enlightenment’. The trends in thought and letters from Europe to the American colonies brought a new light and attention upon mankind. This new movement described a time in Western philosophy and cultural life in which reason was advocated as the primary source and legitimacy for authority. ‘To understand the natural world and humankinds place in it solely on the basis of reason and without turning to religious belief was the goal of the wide-ranging intellectual movement’ (Hackett)....   [tags: World History, 18th century]

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The World Around Me

- I have always grown up with a fascination of the world around me. I listen to the ideas of the present and I have studied the words that have been pasted on through generations. I look around as individuals cling to concepts that are foreign ideas but integrated into their lives without prudence. Like drinking a poison from a stranger that insists it is water. Many of my friends would say that the best word to describe me would be "skeptical," however I do not agree. As I move through life, I look around and see my peers weighed down by the stress of life, weighed down by the stress of school, or weighted down by the stress of work....   [tags: Debut albums, English-language films, Perception]

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The Feminist Perspective of Taming of the Shrew

- The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare is a play that is ahead of its time in its views toward gender roles within society. Katherine is a woman who is intelligent, and is not afraid to assert her views on any given situation. She is paired with another obstinate character in Pertuchio. The Marriage formed between the two is a match made in heaven for two reasons. First Because Katherine is strong enough to assert her views, and more importantly, she realizes when she should assert them....   [tags: Taming of the Shrew Essays]

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William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

- William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew, By William Shakespeare, provides contemplation to various themes described as acceptable at the time in which the play is set. Themes such as, the role of a wife in a household and the influence of male/father figures on women, are issues that are raised prominently in the play and are often compared to contemporary values and beliefs today....   [tags: Papers]

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Themes of George Bernard Shaw's Play Pygmalion

- Themes of George Bernard Shaw's Play Pygmalion Pygmalion and My Fair Lady are a modern parallel of the story of Pygmalion, legendary sculptor and King of Cyprus, who fell in love with his own statue of Aphrodite. At his prayer, Aphrodite brought the statue to life as Galatea. George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion is the story of Henry Higgins, a master phonetician, and his mischievous plot to pass a common flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, off as a duchess at the Embassy Ball. In order to achieve his goal, Higgins must teach Eliza how to speak properly and how to act in upper-class society....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effective Satire of Voltaire's Candide

- The Effective Satire of Voltaire's Candide      In Candide, Voltaire sought to point out the fallacy of Gottfried Leibniz's theory of optimism and the hardships brought on by the resulting inaction toward the evils of the world. Voltaire's use of satire, and its techniques of exaggeration and contrast highlight the evil and brutality of war and the world in general when men are meekly accepting of their fate. Leibniz, a German philosopher and mathematician of Voltaire's time, developed the idea that the world they were living in at that time was "the best of all possible worlds." This systematic optimism shown by Leibniz is the philosophical system that believed everything already was for...   [tags: Voltaire Candide Essays]

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Fairytales are not what they seem.

- INTRO Sex. Pure unadulterated sex. When we think of sex, it is not usually in the context of a fairytale. Fairytales are for children, virgin ears. Over the years, fairytales have been “cleaned up” for young ears- we have become accustomed to the bland Disney versions of tales. How many of us can recount a version separate from the animated classics of our childhood. It is truly hard to believe that sometimes there are much more racy versions of these same tales. Today, I ‘d like to share one such variation of Little Red Riding Hood called In the Company of Wolves, written by Angela Carter....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Free Macbeth Essay: Macduff as Hero

- Macduff – The Hero in Macbeth   Some people are just meant to be heroes. In this wonderful play by Shakespeare Macduff is a good choice and born to be a hero. Throughout Macbeth there are several examples of Macduffs heroism and bravery. Macduff is a loving, caring man of action, Thane of Fife and a Scottish nobleman hostile to Macbeth's kingship. When he leaves his loving family to flee to England to join Malcolm, Macbeth has Macduff's wife and children murdered. At the end of the play, Macduff (who was born through a caesarian section) kills Macbeth bringing prosperity back to Scotland, and proving the truth in the witches prophecy that "no man of woman born" can harm Macbeth and his t...   [tags: GCSE Coursework Macbeth Essays]

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Queen Elizabeth I in Love

- Queen Elizabeth I in Love A huge obstacle that women only in the near past have been able to conquer is their status in society. Women today have the freedom to take up any profession they desire, attend any school they desire, and most importantly marry anyone they desire. In the 16th-18th centuries, the time of the Renaissance, rebirth, and discovery of grand new worlds, women possessed the status of children in many ways; women were considered minors dependent on their fathers until marriage when that dependency transferred to their husbands....   [tags: History Expository Essays]

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The Taming of the Shrew

- The Taming of the Shrew Examine the different ways in which Shakespeare presents the attitude towards marriage in the play, ‘The Taming of the Shrew.’ The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies, and it shares many essential characteristics with his other romantic comedies, such as Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. These characteristics include light-hearted and slapstick humour, disguises and deception and a happy ending in which most of the characters come out satisfied....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Comparison Of Job And Odysseus

- The agency of Job and Odysseus is controlled by God and the gods. Neither Job nor Odysseus have agency when the gods are against them. The relationship between the divine and human agency is a well-established one in both the ancient Hebrew and ancient Greek cultures. Many acts that could be attributed to human agency are often credited to gods, especially human errors or misdeeds. Humans try to forfeit a good deal of their agency to the gods willingly. Nevertheless the gods have no reservations about revoking agency from humans....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Examining Pascal's Argument for God

- There have been many responses to Pascal’s proposition. British humorist Terry Pratchett cleverly summed it up in one of his books with a story of a philosopher who said, “Possibly the gods exist, and possibly they do not. So why not believe in them in any case. If it's all true you'll go to a lovely place when you die, and if it isn't then you've lost nothing, right. (Pratchett 51)” To the average person, it seems as though there are two choices of religion; to believe in God or not to believe in God....   [tags: Religion Pascal]

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The Story of Black Aggie

- The Story of Black Aggie Urban legends are the supernatural folklore of our modern society. From one generation to the next, they orally travel throughout the world, constantly changing from one region to the next. Although cultural variations exist, the core of all these urban legends remains the same, to unveil the universally known individual and societal fears. “The Graveyard Wager” is a timeless urban legend told again and again, and the one of which I will explore more in depth. A 19-year old female from Harford County, Maryland, narrated the story of Black Aggie, the urban legend of an overnight stay in a cemetery....   [tags: Urban Legend Ghost Story Supernatural Folklore]

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- Although President Kennedy wasn’t in office for very long, his actions in and out of the whitehouse are legendary. When President Kennedy took the oath of office in 1960 he wasted no time in cleaning up America. Several bills were enacted in President Kennedy’s tenor. A lot of the major ones had to do with crime control. A lot of President Kennedy’s bills were targeted at organized crime. Bill S1653 was singed into action on September 13 1961. This was an interstate travel bill. The bill made it a crime to travel or use any facilities in interstate commerce with intent to conduct violent crimes to further illegal gambling, liquor, narcotics, or prostitution business....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Declaration of Independence

- The Declaration of Independence “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and that they are endowed by the Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness-That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their justice Powers from the consent of the Governed, that whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government” (The Declaration of Independence,   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Power of Healing

- The Power of Healing There is always the right way to do something, then of course, there the other way. According to Webster's Ninth New College Dictionary, to be unconventional means to be out of the ordinary, not lacking originality or individuality. Therapeutic touch is unconventional. It is a method of healing using energy. Therapeutic Touch (TT) is the practice of facilitating healing using Universal healing energy. It has been shown to help the sick or hurt, calm the feared and comfort those who need comfort....   [tags: Papers]

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Humour in The Tempest

- Act II Scene I has been written as a humorous scene. It is meant to be funny and light-hearted. Although a modern day audience may not laugh out loud, the humour, itself, is very obvious. Alonzo thinks that his son, Ferdinand, is dead and one of his servants/Lords, Gonzalo, is trying to comfort him, but not succeeding. Sebastian and Antonio, basically mock Gonzalo and everything he says. Gon: When every grief is entertain’d that’s offer’d Comes to the entertainer – Seb: A dollar Gon: Dolour comes to him indeed… Gonzalo is trying to tell the king not to grieve too much or something will come to the entertainer of grief, but before he can say what, Sebastian interrupts with “A do...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of Mayr And His Kindred Naturalists From Homo Sapiens : Portability And Its Impact On Disengagement

- Has the story of Mayr and his kindred naturalists—those evolutionists who incorporate characteristic choice in their clarifications and who involve a solid dominant part of evolutionist voices today—now entered a kind of evolutionary stasis. Not yet. Case in point, consider Mayr 's focal hypothesis of speciation as it applies to an innovative animal categories, for example, people. There are social and inventive parts of our purported "more elevated amount" species that can possibly irritate whether and how new species taxa may develop from homo sapiens: portability and its impact on disengagement, innovation connected to natural and physiological conditions, manufactured demands on prolife...   [tags: Evolution, Human, Species, Speciation]

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The Devil And Miss Prym By Paulo Coelho And The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The Conflict Within: A Struggle for Righteousness Throughout life we experience many conflicting views within ourselves and amongst others, some more prominent or complex. In many popular novels there are similar concepts dealing with these conflicts which coincide with each other. The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald exemplify these similarities. By digging deeper into these pieces of literature, we can compare several views and weigh the outcomes....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Analysis Of Cherry 's Land, The Fruity Sense Of Cherries And The Gambling Nature Of Slots

- Cherry 's Land The fruity sense of cherries and the gambling nature of slots have been fused together countless times over the years. Testing their compatibility to the max is Zeus Services, who seem to have refreshed the online slots gaming gaming experience with brand new game Cherry’s Land. In this sense, Cherry’s Land shares a lot of similarities with fellow new release Candy Land, since the Candy Land has sweets and deserts featured within its iconic presentation. Cherry’s Land seems to have achieved the same refreshing effect of Candy Land by mixing in cherries and berries amidst the reels....   [tags: Game, Play, Card game, Snoop Dogg]

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Discrimination of Women During the Elizabethan Era: The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

- ... 152-95), she talks about how mush a man is worth whereas in the beginning, she did not care. Katherine eventually learned what was “right”. Women were also not allowed to enter professions like law and medicine. They also could not act. Only men were allowed to act. Women had to work as cooks or maids. Men were very important in relationships. Women without a husband suffered the most. In the Tudor society, they did not have many avenues open to single women. However, a man without a wife is no different than a man with a wife....   [tags: society, bianca, women´s disadvantages]

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A Short Note On Accidental Damage Of Tablets And Computers By Onsite And Offsite Users

- (A) The threats (natural, human, etc.) to specific components of the system; As a general security assessment of the existing system possible threats include, theft of all equipment, to include computer software, computers, and IPads. The unintentional and intentional alteration of data by non-clinical staff, providers, pranksters, or hackers via the direct terminal link, the hospital’s computer system, and all LAN enabled devices. Computer viruses pose a threat to computerized patient data and all health care applications....   [tags: Computer security, Access control, Computer, Risk]

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The Nature Of Spirits By William Golding 's ' Lord Of The Flies '

- Logline When two people die at the same time, they arrive at a bar called Spirits where an arbitrator reveals and judges their true natures to determine who should be sent to the void or reincarnation. One Paragraph Overview Spirits is a bar where the dead are sent to be judged. Their natures and past actions are determine if their souls should be sent to the void, where their souls are destroyed, or to reincarnation, where their souls can live again. The visitors who come to the bar never have recollection of their memories or even dying except for only their names....   [tags: Emotion, Human, Psychology, Feeling]

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What drove Eliza to change? What does it mean to be high class?

- In George Bernard Shaw’s didactic, Victorian play Pygmalion, Linguistics Professor Henry Higgins’s perceptive ears are offended by the sound of Eliza’s lowly, Cockney accent, so he wishes to change it into a flawless, pleasant voice that would blend in among high society. Higgins is a sarcastic and rude character who treats Eliza badly throughout most of the play, sometimes not even acknowledging her presence. This brings up the question of why she tolerates his rudeness. What drove Eliza to change....   [tags: Drama Analysis]

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Discussing Ethical Judgments in the Production of Knowledge in Both Arts and Sciences

- Ethical judgements limit the methods available in the production of knowledge in both the arts and the natural sciences. Discuss. To a certain degree, ethics can be considered a matter of one’s heart, the source of emotional life, as well as their head, the center of a human being’s faculty of intellect and reasoning. Ethics, or moral philosophy, is a set of ideas that are systemized, defended, recommended in differentiating behaviour as either right or wrong prescribed by social and cultural taboos....   [tags: ethics vs production of knowledge]

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The Electronic Gaming Industry Has A Large Marketing Influence On The American Culture

- Allow them to play or not to play. That is a question parents of children and adolescents should be considering when their child wants to participate in online or off-line electronic games that are readily available in the marketplace today. Research suggests that excessive on-line gaming may lead to symptoms commonly experienced by substance addicts. Since games are particularly appealing to children and adolescents, these individuals may be more at risk than other groups of developing gaming addiction (Kuss and Griffiths xx)....   [tags: Video game, Addiction, Slot machine]

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