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Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment The use of capital punishment has been a permanent fixture in society since the earliest civilizations and continues to be used as a form of punishment in countries today. It has been used for various crimes ranging from the desertion of soldiers during wartime to the more heinous crimes of serial killers. However, the mere fact that this brutal form of punishment and revenge has been the policy of many nations in the past does not subsequently warrant its implementation in to
MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT
MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT
MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT MIDTERM THOMAS HOBBES: The Leviathan -life is simply the motions of the organism and the man is by nature a selfishly individualistic animal at constant war with all other men. -In a state of nature, men are equal in their self seeking and live out lives which are nasty,solitary, brutish, and short -Fear of violent death is the principle motive which causes men to create a state by contracting to surrender their natural rights and to submit to the absolute authority of
Women vs. Men in the Work Force
Women vs. Men in the Work Force
Women vs. Men in the Work Force In Mrs. Burrows’ seventh grade English class, I wrote a paper entitled Women vs. Men in the Work Force. I researched for weeks and weeks to get all of the information I could on pay differences, percentages of working women and what jobs they were doing. In 1988, my paper focused on sexual discrimination and the wage difference. For example, in 1998, “women received 63% of the pay men received for the same job.” I remember finding that out and asking my dad why th
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment The death penalty is a necessary evil that has a positive effect on society today. It is an effective deterent of crime as well as a safeguard for society. It also helps to keep order in our cities. Furthermore, I fell it is a just and effective punishment for those who have commited crimes heinous enough to deserve death. The death penalty is not a new idea in our world. Its origins date back over 3,700 years to the Babylonian civilization, where it was prescribed for a varie
Should Workers Be Allowed to Strike?
Should Workers Be Allowed to Strike?
Should Workers Be Allowed to Strike? It is difficult to see how anyone could deny that all workers should have the rights to strike. This is because striking gives workers freedom of speech. This is justifiable, because Britain is a democratic nation. My first reason supporting the motion that workers should be allowed to strike is in order to bring to the fore poor safety conditions. For instance, in the nuclear power industry, any breaches of safety can have tragic consequences. If the employe
Road to the Eagle
Road to the Eagle
Road to the Eagle To become an Eagle Scout is a challenge that many young boys take head on. To make it through the ranks takes a hard working individual. To receive the status of Eagle Scout is an honor that only the elite receives. First things first, I will discuss the basics of being a Boy Scouts. The first requirement to be a Boy Scout is to be an eleven-year-old boy or an eighteen-year-old girl. Yes, that is right, a girl can be registered in the BSA (Boy Scouts of America) as long as she
Corporal Punishment is Physical Abuse
Corporal Punishment is Physical Abuse
Corporal Punishment is Physical Abuse Corporal punishment is the execution of a judicially imposed sentence that inflicts a manner of physical pain upon the offenders body without killing him. In the past corporal punishment included flogging, whipping, branding and facial or bodily mutilation of all types. Corporal punishment also refers to the discipline of children at home and in schools but it was made illegal for punishing schoolchildren in 1986. Historically, corporal punishment was used i
Sexual Harassment in the Work Place
Sexual Harassment in the Work Place
Sexual Harassment in the Work Place Joel Acie Dr. Ann Jabro Communications Skills III Robert Morris College October 14, 1999 Sexual harassment is described as the most recently defined form of victimization of women, following rape and wife abuse (Henry & Meltzoff, 1998; from Rigor 1991). The phrase sexual harassment signifies forms of behaviors and discrimination that have occurred between the sexes throughout history. It was not given social, moral, or legal significance until the late 70’s (H
Cloning: Is It Right?
Cloning: Is It Right?
Cloning: Is It Right? The biological definition of a clone is an organism that has the same genetic information as another organism or organisms (Cloning, 1997). From this definition and from information about the science behind cloning, my current view on cloning is that it is ethical. This statement ignores information about how we can misuse cloning and what consequences occur when the procedure is unsuccessful. I currently do not think cloning should be used until it is perfected. I doubt
A Summary of “The Human Genome Project: A Personal
A Summary of “The Human Genome Project: A Personal
A Summary of “The Human Genome Project: A Personal View” James D. Watson argues in “The Human Genome Project: A Personal View” that the project could succeed if funding issues were resolved. Cancer and many manic-depressive diseases among others can be resolved through the human genome project, but there are moral and ethical issues awaiting resolution. Despite the urgency to further the research in the human genome research project, there are many problems with other scientists. Many scientific
Theory of Human Development
Theory of Human Development
Theory of Human Development What makes a person what they are? Why does a person do what they do? Where does personality come from and how does it grow? These are some frequently asked questions when discussing the topic of personality. The latter of the questions is actually an answer in itself. Personality does originate from a specific point, and from then on it continues to grow and become exponentially more complex. This core point from which personality begins and the growth of it will be
Abortion
Abortion
Abortion Life is about choices and so is death, although for many people the choice of life or death is not theirs to make. The person in question, a fetus, is an innocent, unsuspecting life that did not choose to be given life, nor will or can it choose to die. That choice of whether to abort or keep, kill or let live, is made solely by the woman carrying that little person. Abortion is a topic with many controversial sides and arguments, and like many other issues have exceptions. Although in
Racial Equality
Racial Equality
Racial Equality Racial equality was practically unheard of in the 1950\'s and 1960\'s. Bigotry, prejudice, and intolerance against African Americans were rampant. One man, John Howard Griffin, had the bravery to face the situation that was going on in the Deep South of the United States. He wrote about his escapades in a book titled Black like Me. John Griffin was a white journalist who questioned What is it like to experience discrimination, based on skin color, something over which one has no
Life: A Right Or A Sentence?
Life: A Right Or A Sentence?
Life: A Right Or A Sentence? On June 4, 1990, Janet Adkins, age 54, became Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s first patient to commit suicide under his supervision. With His assistance, Janet injected lethal drugs into her body. Since then, many others have sought his help, and controversy over the issue of assisted suicide has sparked. Assisted suicide should be completely legal. Religious organizations and individuals are by far the largest, most outspoken group against assisted suicide. These closed-minded
The Moment of Truth
The Moment of Truth
The Moment of Truth Chris George Jr. American Lit Hansen 1/14/98 The Golden Age, a time when money was so abundant. Wealthy family’s always demanded to impress others rather than living their own life. How did wealth seem to develop with scandals and how would dreams contribute to destiny? In F. Scott Fitzgerald\'s novel “The Great Gatsby” Nick Carraway’s great American dream was to controlled the truth in which he lives his life. Money is a motivating force for almost everyone, but not everyone
Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton A Case of Needing Serious Revisions Michael Crichton has penned some of the most engaging, timely, and thoroughly accessible tales to be published in the last twenty-five years. What his novels lack in literary merit and distinctive style they make up for in crisp plotting and edge-of-your-seat suspense. From alien viruses to regenerated dinosaurs, from evil Japanese monoliths to the insidious maneuverings of the modern corporation, Crichton latches onto the scientific and polit
Timeline History of Russia 1533-1991
Timeline History of Russia 1533-1991
Timeline History of Russia 1533-1991 1533-1584 The Russian Empire, covering over one-sixth of the world, is governed by the sovereignty of Czar Ivan the Terrible. The feudal system oppresses every man, woman and child as the Czar releases Tax Collectors to maintain support for the nobles in the land. Brigands and financial extortionists persecute any lower class citizen who refuses to help contribute to the Czar\'s regime. 1682-1725 Under Czar Peter I (Peter the Great), the Russian Empire begi
Veterinarians
Veterinarians
Veterinarians Most everyone thinks a veterinarian is just someone who takes care of animals in a clinic. This is wrong because veterinarians are considered vets from all sorts of fields, from the easier professions like kennel owners and dog groomers to the more difficult ones like surgeons and farm vets. Doctors of veterinary medicine are medical professionals, whose primary responsibility is protecting the health and care for animals and pets. Veterinary schools have been around for hundreds o
One Thousand Years of Chinese Footbinding: Its Ori
One Thousand Years of Chinese Footbinding: Its Ori
One Thousand Years of Chinese Footbinding: Its Origins, Popularity and Demise March 7, 1998 In addressing the subject of footbinding, one primary difficulty becomes apparent - that much remains within the realm of the unknowable. Any factual knowledge about the practice may only be drawn from 19th- and 20th-century writings, drawings or photographs. In addition, many of these documents represent a distinctly Western point of view, as they are primarily composed of missionary accounts and the lit
Abortion
Abortion
Abortion During the past quarter century, abortion has joined race and war as one of the most debatable subject of controversy in the United States. It discusses human interaction where ethics, emotions and law come together. Abortion poses a moral, social and medical dilemma that faces many individuals to create a emotional and violent atmosphere. There are many points of view toward abortion but the only two fine distinctions are pro-choice and pro-life. A pro-choicer would feel that the d
C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis I. Form and Content Long-time friend and literary executor of the Lewis estate, Owen Barfield has suggested that there were, in fact, three C. S. Lewises. That is to say, there were three different vocations that Lewis fulfilled--and fulfilled successfully--in his lifetime. There was, first, Lewis the distinguished Oxford don and literary critic; secondly, Lewis, the highly acclaimed author of science fiction and children\'s literature; and thirdly, Lewis, the popular writer and bro
Death Can Come Too Late: Active and Passive Euthan
Death Can Come Too Late: Active and Passive Euthan
Death Can Come Too Late: Active and Passive Euthanasia Death is deeply personal, generally feared, and wholly inescapable, but medical technology now can prolong our biological existence virtually indefinitely, and, with these advances, comes the question of whether we should pursue the extension of life in all cases. Most people would agree that, under certain circumstances, it would be preferable to cease our hold on life. Nearly everyone can agree that there are situations when terminally ill
Mao Zedong
Mao Zedong
Mao Zedong Dressed in the drab military uniform that symbolized the revolutionary government of Communist China, Mao Zedong\'s body still looked powerful, like an giant rock in a gushing river. An enormous red flag draped his coffin, like a red sail unfurled on a Chinese junk, illustrating the dualism of traditional China and the present Communist China that typified Mao. 1 A river of people flowed past while he lay in state during the second week of September 1976. Workers, peasants, soldiers a
The Mass Media and Politics
The Mass Media and Politics
The Mass Media and Politics The mass media possesses a great deal of influence in society and politics in the United States. Newspapers, radio, magazines and television are able to use their own judgment when reporting current events. The power of the mass media is an asset to the government in some instances and a stumbling block in others. Recent technology and regulations given to the mass media have improved the means by which the public can get information. The final say in what goes into a
Cloning
Cloning
Cloning One can imagine lying in bed with the knowledge that they have only a week to live. This prognosis is brought on because the person needs a new heart, liver, kidney, or any other life saving organ. Now that the realization of what has transpired hits this person it is time to find an organ donor. It could be the next car crash victim or someone from the immediate family. However, the odds of finding a donor grim. Wouldn\'t it be nice if the technology to clone a perfectly matching organ
Taoism
Taoism
Taoism 1. THE EMBODIMENT OF TAO Even the finest teaching is not the Tao itself. Even the finest name is insufficient to define it. Without words, the Tao can be experienced, and without a name, it can be known. To conduct one\'s life according to the Tao, is to conduct one\'s life without regrets; to realize that potential within oneself which is of benefit to all. Though words or names are not required to live one\'s life this way, to describe it, words and names are used, that we might better
Philosophy
Philosophy
Philosophy Philosophy originated from the Greek language. It is made up of two words: philein which means to love and sophia which means wisdom. There are three fundamental questions in the field of philosophy which are referred to as the Existential Concerns. What can I know?, What ought I to do?, What is the meaning of life and my place in the universe? These complex questions are discussed in the basic areas of philosophy. Epistemology is the theory of knowledge. The major question
Medicine Men
Medicine Men
Medicine Men Believing that evil spirits caused diseases, the Indians used charms and magic to remove the evil influence. The magical procedures were usually preformed by those supposed to have the power to control spirit forces. Indians might call them such names as “mystery man”, “singer”, or the “wonderful”. White people called them “medicine men”. They were also priest’s in leading the ceremonies and in preserving sacred objects. Charms and ceremonies varied from tribe to tribe with some tre
Ayn Rand and Objectivism: An Introduction
Ayn Rand and Objectivism: An Introduction
Ayn Rand and Objectivism: An Introduction opinions and beliefs, but he finally accepts that they will not leave his mind and his destiny is sealed. In his recognition of his core belief (individual freedom), he knows that he cannot resist this immutable freedom. Briefly, this sentence is the summary of man\'s existence. Man knows he is selfish and those who allow self-interest permeate their being are often called greedy or evil. However, without selfishness, man is reduced from an advanced mind
New City Police Department
New City Police Department
New City Police Department Frank Serpico, the New York police officer who testified in 1971 at Knapp Commission investigating corruption in the NYPD, resurrects his decades old criticism of NYPD by saying that we need good role models, and they have to start at the top. Twenty six years after Knapp Commission, Serpico told a city council hearing on police misconduct that most of the problems in NYPD lay with the leadership of the NYPD. While most aspects of policing in New York has changed, t
MASTERS OF DECEPTION
MASTERS OF DECEPTION
MASTERS OF DECEPTION RUSSELL MEEK BOOK ANALYSES 10TH SUMMARY Paul lived in New York City. He had his first encounter with a computer when he was about nine of ten. He was at his dad\'s office Christmas party. One of his father\'s colleagues turned one on for him and he became emideatly obsessed. From then on he read every kind of books, magazine, or panflets he could find. He mastered the skill of the computer language BASIC. Then he learned machine language, which is communicating with the co
Richelieu and Olivares
Richelieu and Olivares
Richelieu and Olivares HIST 121-02 Richelieu and Olivares-The Quest for European Domination Elliott, J.H., Richelieu and Olivares, (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984). Richelieu and Olivares was written as an account of the lives of the two great rulers of rivaling nations which struggled for the domination of Europe and the idea of a Universal monarchy in the early seventeenth century. The beginning of the book discusses the childhood/adolescent years of Richelieu and Olivares, the sim
Argument Against Euthanasia
Argument Against Euthanasia
Argument Against Euthanasia A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly because they feel that as a democratic country, we as free individuals, have the right to decide for ourselves whether or not it is our right to determine when to terminate someone\'s life. The stronger and more widely held opinion is against Euthanasia primarily because society feels that it is god\'s task to determine when one of his creations time has come, and we as human beings are in no position to
Charles Lazarus
Charles Lazarus
Charles Lazarus I. Charles Lazarus - Biographical Information Charles Lazarus, one of several children, was born on October 4, 1923. The Lazarus family lived in an apartment above their shop in Washington D.C. His father bought old, broken bicycles, repaired and painted them, and then sold them for a profit. Charles spent a great deal of time in his father\'s bicycle shop when he was young. When he grew older, he helped his father fix the bikes and serve customers, as well as give input on how t
Animals Suffer
Animals Suffer
Animals Suffer In order to tackle any concept in ethics you have to think with an open mind. We as humans need to understand that we don’t stand alone on this planet, animals wander beside us. Once we understand that we share the land and its’ resources then we can make smart ethical choices. In medical ethics we discuss many controversial and highly debated subjects. It is obvious that different people are going to have different opinions, but that is the beauty of it. Everyone has that freedom
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Thomas Jefferson 1743 - 1790 With the Declaration of Independence January 6, 1821 At the age of 77, I begin to make some memoranda and state some recollections of dates & facts concerning myself, for my own more ready reference & for the information of my family. The tradition in my father\'s family was that their ancestor came to this country from Wales, and from near the mountain of Snowdon, the highest in Gr. Br. I noted once a case from Wales in the law repo
Is Psychology a Science?
Is Psychology a Science?
Is Psychology a Science? In order to answer this question it is important to understand the definitions of both psychology and science. The word \'psychology\' comes from the Greek \'psyche\' (or soul) and \'logos\' (or study), which came to be known as the \'study of the soul\'. The American Heritage Dictionary defines psychology as: 1. the science dealing with the mind and with mental and emotional processes 2. the science of human and animal behavior. In its pure definition the dictionary has
A Look At A Career In Community Pharmacy
A Look At A Career In Community Pharmacy
A Look At A Career In Community Pharmacy ...Pharmacists are the principal resource to patients and other health professionals in assuring appropriate use of, and optimal therapeutic outcomes from medications (Shall I Study Pharmacy 1). Pharmacists are health care professionals responsible for the dispensation of prescription and non-prescription medications. Many pharmacists are consultants to the general public along with physicians and other health care providers. One of the earliest known p
Hackers and Security. What are the effects of Data
Hackers and Security. What are the effects of Data
Hackers and Security. What are the effects of Data Encryption and Firewalls? Over the last several years, the computer industry has grown to an all time high of technology and knowledge. With the existence of hackers, swift precautions are being taken. The placement of firewalls and the task of data encryption are becoming a necessary fact of business for those with confidential information. And still, this is not enough. Hackers have become so involved with the tasks of cracking firewalls and d
Ford Mustang
Ford Mustang
Ford Mustang Situation Analysis: Ford Mustang Prepared for: Dr. Alan Wunsch, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ford Motors Corporation Prepared by: YOUR NAME President and Owner of TDI Consulting YOUR ADDRESS November 8, 1998 HISTORY OF THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY The automotive industry started in 1893 when Charles and Frank Duryea designed and built the first gasoline-engine-propelled motor vehicle. This invention opened the doors to the automotive industry. During the next 30 years, many peop
Misconduct in Police Departments
Misconduct in Police Departments
Misconduct in Police Departments In our society today, our police departments have been corrupted by misconduct towards black or white people throughout our communities. In these communities most people do not report what happens because they are afraid of the police officers. It is time to fight the problem of police misconduct. Within police departments, misconduct often leads to corruption. Misconduct is a form of behavior that is wrong. Activities such as accepting bribes and not following s
Judaism
Judaism
Judaism The Jewish people are very devoted to their God and seek the meaning of life in their understanding of God. Judaism originated in the land of Israel (also known as Palestine) in the Middle East. The Jews believe that a single, transcendent God created the universe and still governs it, and everything has meaning. The same God who created the world revealed himself to the Israelites at Mount Sinai. The content of that disclosure is the Torah (“revealed instruction”), God’s will for humank
Unethical Behavior Role Modeling in Death of a Sal
Unethical Behavior Role Modeling in Death of a Sal
Unethical Behavior Role Modeling in Death of a Salesman Much of a person’s personality is derived from his or her parents or the people with whom they live. One’s behaviors are a reflection of his or her up bringing. All actions of others in one’s environment have an impact in one’s behaviors. That is especially true of parent’s influence on a child. Nearly all morals and ethics are learned from parents. Sociologists have indicated that as time progresses American ethics have decayed immensely.
Old Testament
Old Testament
Old Testament The Old Testament is a compilation, and like every compilation it has a wide variety of contributors who, in turn, have their individual influence upon the final work. It is no surprise, then, that there exist certain parallels between the Enuma Elish, the cosmogony of the Babylonians, and the Book of Genesis, the first part of the Pentateuch section of the Bible. In fact, arguments may be made that other Near Eastern texts, particularly Sumerian, have had their influences in Bibli
Economic Consequences of Software Crime
Economic Consequences of Software Crime
Economic Consequences of Software Crime In 1996 worldwide illegal copying of domestic and international software cost $15.2 billion to the software industry, with a loss of $5.1 billion in the North America alone. Some sources put the total up-to-date losses, due to software crime, as high as $4.7 trillion. On the next page is a regional breakdown of software piracy losses for 1994. Estimates show that over 40 percent of North American software company revenues are generated overseas, yet nearly
Cloning
Cloning
Cloning Even since a little lamb came forward saying that cloning of mammals is possible the world has been in a state of bewilderment. This means that if cloning a sheep is possible, how far away are humans? Is there a new generation of Dr. Frankensteins coming? I hope to answer this question, the process of cloning, the positive and negative aspects, ethical aspects, and an authors view of cloning all the way back from the 1940\'s. The basics however, are the first part. The process of cloning
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau The Great Conservationist, Visionary, and Humanist English He spent his life in voluntary poverty, enthralled by the study of nature. Two years, in the prime of his life, were spent living in a shack in the woods near a pond. Who would choose a life like this? Henry David Thoreau did, and he enjoyed it. Who was Henry David Thoreau, what did he do, and what did others think of his work? Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts on July 12, 1817 (Thoreau 96), on
Men and Women
Men and Women
Men and Women What influences a person’s identity? Is it their homes, parents, religion, or maybe where they live? When do they get one? Do they get it when they understand right from wrong, or when they can read, or are they born with it? Everyone has one and nobody has the same, is there a point in everyone’s life when they get one? A person’s identity is his own, nobody put it there and nobody can take it out. Everyone in this world has a different identity because they all make their own ove
Zoroaster
Zoroaster
Zoroaster Introduction Some time in the history of the universe, no one is quite sure when, there was born a man. This man would eventually be the first to found a monotheistic religion. The name of this man is Zoroaster; the name is actually a corruption of Zarathushtra. Zoroaster\'s birth date, along with whether his religion is actually monotheistic, is a subject of great debate. The opinions concerning his birth, and consequently about the beginning of this great religion, range from as earl
Magic of the Mind
Magic of the Mind
Magic of the Mind PART ONE CONTENTS --------------------3 SELFREALISATION AND DIRECTION FOR THE ADOLESCENT PART TWO CONTENTS ---------------------59 MANIFESTATIONS OF AWARENESS PART THREE CONTENTS -----------------104 PHILOSOPHICAL CONTENTS PART ONE. BOLD = MAIN TITLES. REGULAR = SUB TITLES. ----------------------------------------------------------------PAGE FORWARD -----------------------------------------------------4 INTELLECTUALITY -----------------------------------------8 DEDICATION -----