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Treatment Of Mentally Ill
1,391 wordsIdeas have changed over years for treating and handling people who have mentally problems. One ancient theory holds that abnormal behavior can be explained by the operation of supernatural and magical forces such as devil. In societies that believe in this theory generally practise exorcism, that is the removing of evil that resides in the individual through prayer and counter magic. In some societies, a technique called trephination was used to treat mentally ill. In this technique a sharp tool...
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Funding Faith Based Charities With Taxpayer Money
1,247 wordsThere is much controversy over the recent initiative to have the government fund faith-based charities. The proposal is to allocate about $ 10 billion of taxpayers money to religious charities in the hope that they will efficiently distribute aid to the needy. (Miga). The people who want to pass this bill claim that the aid will reach more people with more efficiency than through federal charities. However, most experts, both religious and secular, disagree. Federal funding of faith-based charit...
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Embryonic Stem Cell Stem Cell Lines
1,099 words... it, or to find ways to diminish it. These commentators argue, therefore, that making use of artificially created embryos for research would not result in the destruction of a greater portion of those embryos than might have died in natural unassisted reproduction... Moreover, they suggest, the high rate of natural embryo loss should bring into question the views of those who believe that early stage human embryos merit equal treatment with human children and adults. If so many die in the nat...
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Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer Bone Marrow
1,024 words... ild by using nuclear transfer. The nucleus of one of her body cells could be placed into an enucleated egg cell from a woman without a defect in her mitochondria. The embryo can then be put back into the womb of the women who donated the nucleus then she can have a healthy child who is biologically related to her (Uses of Cloning 2). Another practical application of human cloning could be used as insurance for a person or his children's health. Humans might be able to clone their own organs ...
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Federal Funding For Stem Cell Research
2,118 wordsFederal Funding for Stem Cell Research The research of stem cells was started not so long ago, in 1998, when Dr. James A. Thomson, a biologist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison made his discovery of stem cells possibilities. As stem cells can develop into actually any kind of human cells, from skin cells to blood cells, that is they can produce any cells for various organs of human body, heart, brain or liver tissue etc, this discovery offers great hope for disease treatment and new ways o...
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Stem Cell Research Embryonic Stem Cells
2,196 wordsEthics Moral Position Description Stem Cell Research contributes greatly to our understanding of human biology. However, it is not possible for one to predict the outcome from basic research. Still, the studies will offer some possibilities for treatments and for cures for many diseases in which therapy will not work. I feel that stem cell research is necessary to have in order to discover cures and medicine for known and unknown diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease...
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Internet Censorship Federal Funding
925 wordsThe internet was created in the 1960 s as a communication tool for the military so that if there was a nuclear attack the military could still communicate according to the internet censorship report. It wasn t until the 1980 s that it was opened up to the public. The number of people on the internet has grown from an estimated 56 million in 1995 to over 200 million in 1999 according to the same web site. The internet itself did not become a debatable topic until NBC ran a segment in 1994 on the ...
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George W Bush Math And Science
2,744 wordsThe United States has always been criticized for its weakness in education. Although the country is considered the greatest superpower of the world, it has constantly been at the rear of education. Other countries seem to have more core academic instruction, better success rates, a longer school year, and quicker learning, such as starting to read and write and starting certain math and science subjects at earlier ages. The United States however has been slowly improving since 1963. Despite such...
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George W Bush Public School System
1,106 wordsOne Education Vouchers Education Vouchers One of the major issues in this year? s presidential election is that of education vouchers. If approved Prop. 38, the California ballot initiative, would provide families who decide to pull their children out of public schools with up to $ 4, 000 (1) a year to aid with the cost of tuition for smaller, private schools. Several controversies surround this issue, however. For example, the voucher money comes from taxpayers, and if the vouchers are used to ...
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Parent Child Relationship Parkinsons Disease
1,668 wordsIs the transplantation of neutral tissue considered an ethical procedure? The transplantation of human fetal neural tissue into the brains of humans suffering from progressive neurodegenerative disorders is one of the hottest arguments currently being debated. Fetal neural tissue is being used as a possible treatment for some diseases. The treatment and possible cure for many of these diseases falls upon the successful transplantation of fetal neural tissue from the brain, spinal chord and perip...
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U S Bureau Welfare Reform
2,907 wordsWelfare Reform Welfare Reform Welfare Reform Introduction In August 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) passed. This legislation ended the Family Aid with Dependent Children (AFDC) and replaced it with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Unlike AFDC, TANF is not an entitlement program. This means that states are under no obligation to provide cash assistance to eligible families. Instead the federal government gives block grants to assis...
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State And Federal Minimum Wage
1,033 wordsIn With the Donkeys. Ryan Schilb April 26, 200 Ryan Schilb April 26, 2001 In With the Donkeys. Americans have been consumed by politics since the beginning. It is even easier now, especially in a presidential election year. It seems you can? t watch television without seeing an advertisement for the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. While our political system does allow more then two parties, these two parties are the only two widely voted for year in year out. This leaves most American...
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Human Cloning Research Ban On Human Cloning
2,103 words65279; To Clone or Not to Clone? In February 1997, when Dr. Ian Wilmut and his team of scientists in Scotland astonished the world by announcing that they had successfully cloned a sheep, it sparked an international debate. Since the invention of Dolly, scientists have been faced with the imminent technology to clone human beings. This has raised questions about what it means to be human and what restrictions should be placed on scientific research. Scientists should use methods of cloning of...
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Democrats And Republicans Political Spectrum
791 wordsThe Political Spectrum The spectrum of political attitudes is a diagram that divides political thoughts and ideologies into two parts or halves: the left and the right. From the center, moving to the left, the attitudes and ideologies grow more liberal, from liberal to radical and from liberalism to communism. From the center, moving to the right, the attitudes and ideologies grow more conservative, from conservative to reactionary and from conservatism to monarchism or fascism. The division evi...
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Federal Money Federal Funding
640 wordsRevenue Sharing Between The States And The Revenue Sharing Between The States And The Federal Government Federal grants have become more common over the last 60 years, due to the expansion and retraction of the size of the federal government. The federal government began expanding in the 1930 s to deal with the Depression. It used federal agencies to directly deal with problems. As time went on, the tasks were turned over to the states, but the federal government still remained involved through ...
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High School Students Public School System
2,030 wordsTalking to American kids about sex is becoming more and more difficult. In the ever-changing landscape of our westernized society, one constant is the pervasive theme of sex. From magazine covers and television to the Internet and roadside billboards, sex sells in this culture and we, as people, are constantly bombarded by sexually based messages. It is thereby understandable that children and young adults would be confused about sex; especially since the adult population has become less than op...
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