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    Responsibility to Future Generations "I suspect that if there is cause to fear for man's survival it is because the calculus of logic and reason will be applied to problems where they have as little validity, even as little bearing, as the calculus of feeling or sentiment applied to the solution of Euclidian geometry." -- R. Heilbroner The above quote from Robert Heilbroner speaks well to my feeling after reading some of the theoretical approaches to the ethics of our "obligation to future generations"

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    Our Obligations to Future Generations

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    obligations in creating a better life for future generations. Despite the high possibility of present-day people to prevent future people to experience any suffering, I shall argue that future generations—who have neither reciprocal interactions with this generation nor power to influence our well-being—do not own the rights upon obligation from present people. I contend that it is impossible for people from this generation to have obligations to future generation. In the first place, obligations is

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    Against Taking Future Generations Into Account In doing the readings for this week, I noticed that there were few arguments in favor of ignoring concern for future generations. A large percentage of the authors seemed to feel that it is our moral responsibility to at least take the well being of future generations into account in our decision-making (Note: these authors also provided us with powerful arguments as to why we have a moral obligation to future generations). In trying

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    obsolete, since it is based on the idea of a top-down system, which is predicated on unidirectional energy flows. [ASMUS09] The individual constituent parts will vary, but it will always have a Master Controller responsible of matching the load with generation in both island mode or grid-connected, provide real-time response and fault protection, connect and disconnect from the grid, and make predictive and forecasting analysis. Also, it requires a fast and secure communication to monitor real-time connection

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    In this paper I will be discussing on whether or not current generations have any obligation(s) towards future generations. I will reason for why they do have certain obligations and responsibilities towards future generations in so much as preserving the environment for them and providing a sustainable future for their wellbeing. At first I am going to introduce a moral theory that will aid in explaining my topic from its point of view and objecting about it. Then I will propose certain objections

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    U.S. National Debt

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    proportion. As it steadily increases, it's effect may not be felt now, but it will be in the future. Paul Gregory and Roy ruffin, in their book entitled Economics, linked deficits with inflation in the long run (251). Demand-side inflation of this type fails to increase the GDP, but instead just increases prices. Continuous increases in prices do not benefit the country or future generations. Also entitlements, such as Social Secriuty and Medicaid, now engulf a large percent of the deficit

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    history tells us there have been hundreds more, from small town Revolution to major countries. Revolutions are justified means of change because they help to motivate and inspire people to press for rights that in turn will benefit the country and future generations as a whole. Most revolutions occur because of widespread dissatisfaction with an existing system. Poverty and injustice under cruel, corrupt, or incapable rulers combined with social problems is a recipe for disaster. One can only push people

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      They peer into the future and see population growth exceeding agricultural capacity, enlarged urban centers that provide neither the infrastructure nor the social support necessary for millions of people to coexist in such little space, increased mass-production of consumer goods leading to worsening pollution problems, and urban sprawl that encroaches upon fragile ecosystems. Quite often, these two sides appear to face each other with opposing prescriptions for future world development.  The

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    Gene Therapy

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    over the past decade and now the idea of gene therapy is reality. Through gene therapy it is possible to treat and elevate genetic diseases and mutations. We now have the knowledge and the technology to treat ourselves , our children, and the future generations. In order to make an educated decision, one must be aware of gene therapy itself. When making such a decision of whether to use gene therapy or not it would be beneficial to understand the technical aspects of gene therapy. It is also important

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    Inventing Problems in In A Forest of Voices

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    turns of phrase or punctuation. But White, in this essay, gives the reader plenty of meat to chew, and much of it is hard to digest. His main point seems to be that radiation fallout must be stopped, because the current generation is buying atomic power with the lives of future generations. It is now 44 years since this essay was written, and many of White's concerns, and predictions, seem to have floated away like the dust he hates so much. White's primary complaint appears to be the radioactive

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