The Value Of Human Life - 1,377 words
... ucation courses that "deny a moral code and encourage a hedonistic lifestyle". Abortion is presented as " a back-up to contraceptive failure in this do your own thing lifestyle". It was thought that legal abortions would do away with illegal dangerous ones but, it turns out that they have increased rather than decreased. Throughout this booklet, it is displayed that abortion has brought about a "cheapening of human life". This disrespect for the unborn has brought about two other impacts on society. The first is infanticide, "the killing of a newborn by active or passive means because he is considered to have a life not worth living". What started out as a womans right became a selfish, ...
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Global Warming: A Deadly Threat For Human Life - 1,458 words
Global warming is one of the major environmental issues facing the world today. Global warming refers to an average increase in the Earth's temperature, which in turn causes changes in climate. An increase in the temperature of the Earths surface may lead to changes in rainfall patterns, a rise in sea level, and a wide range of impacts on plants, wildlife, and humans. One cause for Global Warming is called the Greenhouse Effect. The Greenhouse Effect results from a four step process. First, sunlight radiates from the sun, through space, to Earth's atmosphere. Second, the sunlight enters the atmosphere and hits Earth. Some of it turns into heat energy in the form of infrared light. The heat i ...
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Equality To All - 2,176 words
The question has been raised: who is in control of curriculum in our school? Not just the choosing of the precise books, but who is in charge of the contents of the books that curriculum directors can choose from? Once the answers to these questions are found, what should be done if they point to one group? So many problems in the United States have arisen when the people discover that one group is violating the peoples rights in some way by not allowing others power, that it would be logical to conclude that it would be perceived by many to be unfair if it is found that one interest group chooses what all American children learn, especially if that interest group is furthering their own int ...
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Wwi - 1,104 words
War solves problems, but the wastefulness of war can only be felt by the peoples families, friends, and of course, the person in the trenches. Hundreds, and sometimes thousands, dying at the hands of other war soldiers whose only purpose is to kill. Bloodshed all over the world because of greed and the human lust for power and fame. The World Wars were fought over cruelty and punishment toward Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Throughout the years there have been many wars fought over many different disputes or different reasons. This report will touch upon some of the many effects that the World Wars led to. The human loss from the war was mainly from the USSR. At the time, Germa ...
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The Final Months Of The Civil War - 1,160 words
The Civil War was one of momentous proportion. It was disastrous in terms of human life, because more Americans died in this war that any other war in history. This paper is mainly about and around those involved on the battlefield in the final months of the civil war. It will also refer to the leading men behind the Union and Confederate forces. The war was coming to an end by January of 1865. At that time, Federal, Union, armies were spread throughout the Confederacy and the Confederate Army had greatly shrunk in size. The year before the North had suffered a huge loss of lives, but had more than enough to lose in comparison to the South. General Ulysses S. Grant became known as the Butche ...
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None Provided - 5,836 words
When we discuss our brain, we usually focus on the brains ability to think. That task alone is extremely complex and involved, but the brain also has many other tasks. Most of the time the brain is on autopilot, meaning that most of the activities preformed are just automatic. Our five senses; sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell, are automatically preformed in our brains. We don't have to think about how something sounds, we just hear it and we then interpret that sound. The largest area of our brain is the area that is set aside for vision, it is located in the occipital lobe. Dr. Gerard Guarniero has been blind since birth, a defect in which he has never been able to fix. Recently, he ha ...
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Partial Birth Abortion - 1,387 words
... ho feel they are unable to raise the child. On the other side you have the pro-choice viewpoint, they believe that women have the right and freedom to decide whether and when to have children; they argue that pregnancy can result from contraceptive failure or other factors out of a womans control. When pregnancy does occur pro-choice individuals believe that the most moral decision possible must be determined according to each situation, and that in some cases greater injustice would result if abortion were not an option. If legal abortions were not available, some pro-choice supporters say, back-alley shops and do-it-yourself techniques, with their many health risks, as well as the birt ...
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Picasso - 1,087 words
... ut with fellow artists in the area, which would exemplify the fact that he was not in a depression or some sort of downward spiral. One of Picassos most famous pieces from this time was Old Man and a Guitar, which was done with a dismal blue haze and very dull colors. The painting was of an old man hunched over playing a guitar. Since the painting had the blue haze over it seemed very dismal and one got a sense of pain and anguish through the old man. With wrinkles, bare feet, and tattered clothes it was almost hard not to feel some sort of emotion from this painting. Picassos blue period lasted almost four years and ended in 1904, which gave way to a totally new style from Picasso. As t ...
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All Quiet On The Western Front Report - 5,431 words
... than it might otherwise have been. ^^^^^^^^^^ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT: FRAU (MRS.) BAUMER Paul's mother is a courageous woman who is dying of cancer. She is the most comforting person Paul finds at home. She alone does not pretend to understand what it is like at the front. Paul is in agony over her illness and is overwhelmed by the love she shows him by preparing his favorite foods and depriving herself in order to buy him fine underwear. ^^^^^^^^^^ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT: FRAU (MRS.) KEMMERICH Unlike Paul's quiet mother, Franz Kemmerich's mother tends to weep and wail. She had unreasonably expected Paul to watch out for her son, Franz, and blames him for surviving while F ...
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The Outsiders - 1,513 words
"Among adolescents, so-called 'body talk' can be a major topic of discussion. This is the time when the body arrives to greet its owner, and how to respond with its obvious significance. With ease and enjoyment? With fear and constraint? With abandon, if not reckless abandon?" Robert Coles, (Coles 159). When adolescence occurs in the typical teenager, one of the major transitions in human life occurs. The body of a teenager becomes the body of an adult. This metamorphosis that occurs leaves the ordinary teen to use their new body in a way that they never have before. Robert Coles' quote and this ideology is greatly defined in the novel The Outsiders. The Outsiders is a novel based on an adol ...
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The Call Of The Wild - 701 words
In the Call of the Wild, the author tells a story of a dog whose name is Buck. We follow buck through his adventures in the Klondike. He experiences a transformation as he adapts to the cold temperatures, the heavy sled behind him, and the savageness of the other dogs. By the end of the story Buck is a completely different dog. The main message of the book was probably to never count on where you are now in life, because things change. The author presents this by using Buck as a Symbol of a human life. The majority of the story takes place in northern regions of Alaska and Canada where the Alaskan Gold rush was taking place. The time period in which the story takes place is the early 1900s. ...
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Native Son - 492 words
Richard Wright was born on September 4, 1908 on a farm in Mississippi, the first of two sons born to Nathan Wright, an illiterate sharecropper, and Ella Wilson Wright, a schoolteacher. When Wright was a small child, his father abandoned the family to live with another woman. After this, Wright's mother was frequently sick, and he and his brother shuffled between various relatives. During one particularly tumultuous time, Wright and his brother spent a month in an orphanage. Wright worked a variety of jobs throughout his childhood and adolescence. His mother's illnesses were a financial drain on his extended family, often forcing Wright to work rather than go to school. Nevertheless, despite ...
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The Ford Pinto - 454 words
Plato said, The appetites or the passions may gain control of him and refuse to obey the dictates of his highest part, reason or mind. (Frost 131) If this is so what was Ford Motor Company so hungry for in the early 1970s to knowingly sell thousands of unsafe cars to its customers? Yes, we can all agree that the foreign automakers were taking a big chunk out of the American industry with its fuel-efficient compact cars. We can even understand the concept of Ford wanting to produce its own compact car to compete with its foreign competitors. Does this make it all right then to take shortcuts if the end justifies the means? Ford Motor Company did just that when it mass-produced and sold the Pi ...
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Federal Express - 1,315 words
... are compacted into the cargo hold of a jet the they become pressurized and susceptible to explosion. Therefore, a shipper caught sending items such as these can expect large fines exceeding $200,000 and most likely a lengthy jail sentence. One of the outstanding qualities of FedEx is their commitment to human life. FedEx maintains an alliance with the American Red Cross, combining the effectiveness of FedExs overnight delivery with the Red Cross strength in emergency relief. FedEx holds world acclaim for their role in shipping vital life saving materials, such as organs for transplant recipients (Kinney, 33). In fact, Nancy Lacy, a FedEX customer service agent in Texas stated, "Every pa ...
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Shopping With A Social Conscience The Business Practices Of Nike - 1,328 words
... des these living quarters that often times are worse than the average Indonesian village. Double the maximum number of people live in these company dormitories. Around sixty to seventy percent of workers live in these housing projects: Each building consists of a row of rooms, and each room has a door opening out onto a pathway. Each room holds a dozen people and has six bunk beds.Water for washing and bathing is available from outdoor wells.Drinking water is scarce. Drinking water is provided by the company once in three days.If the water runs out before three days, the workers have to buy more themselves (as cited in Connor & Atkinson, 1996). The dormitories are not the only places to ...
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Brave New World Vs Matrix - 1,199 words
Since the begging of humanity, mankind tries to predict the soon to be future. Many scientific books and movies thrilled readers and viewers with visions of the future world. The book "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley and the movie "Matrix" directed by The Wachowski Brothers tried to put forth-such views. The strongest theme in both the book and the movie was the idea that as humanity progresses through the centuries, the advancement of science leads to perfecting the world that man lives in, which in turn conflicts with human individuality. Although, the concept is similar in both the book and the movie the portrayal of the conflict is different. Both, the movie and the book, show the futu ...
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Pheonix - 1,033 words
... mething lightly guarded, and with a fair degree of human life... nothing highly important in the grand scheme. We simply let the troops have at this planet... give them a chance to improve their skills, get a better feel for battle. Pull out, and than make a general announcement stating something to the effect of 'This is what we shall do to another planet if the raids continue blah blah blah'... that should help us establish that we simply will not sit back and take losses from Autobot terrorists... and has a more profound effect than simply imposing economic sanctions to Primus-Knows-Where." Strahl stood silently (much to Windrazor's relief), mulling over the costs of such an operation ...
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None Provided - 1,401 words
Humans have within their grasp the ability and technology to create life. Many believe that this knowledge will lead to further degradation of the human spirit. But others, like Prometheus and his gift of fire, believe that new technology is the key to a new, and better, reality. Genetic engineering and, specifically, cloning, of human life has become an issue of extreme gravity in the age of technology where anything may be dreamed and many things are possible. Cloning is a reality in today's world: "Three months ago, Gearhart and Thomson announced that they had each isolated embryonic stem cells and induced them to begin copying themselves without turning into anything else. In so doing, t ...
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For Whom The Bell Tolls - 1,561 words
In Ernest Hemingways novel, For Whom The Bells Tolls, he develops each character and his attitude towards death in the environment of the Spanish Civil War. First this can be seen through Pablo. He is intensely loyal to his band of guerrillas, however his dedication to the Republic has declined from his greatness at the massacre in his hometown. He takes extraordinary steps to protect those for whom he cares, but he does not value other peoples lives. Second, Anselmo detests the killing of fellow men. However, he knows that he is in a war and he has faith in the cause, so he forces himself to kill, hoping to make penance later on. Third, Lieutenant Berrendo Feels strongly that human lives sh ...
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Japans Rise From The Ashes To The Pinnacle Of Economic Prestige - 1,283 words
JAPAN'S RISE FROM THE ASHES TO THE PINNACLE OF ECONOMIC PRESTIGE Japan is one of the world's leading economic powers when concentrating on its Gross Domestic Product of four point two trillion United States dollars. Its economy is only second to the United States in terms of production. However, Japan has not always contained a relatively strong economy. The Japanese's economic strategies have boosted economy to new heights since its fall during the second world war because of their unorthodox manner of business etiquette, innovative strategy, and strong relations with stable economies such as Canada and the United States. The rise to the top did not occur without a large struggle as many pr ...
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