With his "Meditations on First Philosophy" Rene Descartes has essentially written the method for skepticism. With his system of universal doubt Descartes dismissed all of his beliefs and accepted only those beliefs, which could be indisputably proven. Descartes was a mathematician, philosopher and skeptic and I as a novice mathematician, philosopher and skeptic appreciate his work and I believe there is much worth in his method of doubt. However, beyond his method of...VIEW DOCUMENT
Article 1: Information Source Reference Information:Allen, M., Calabresi, M., & Donnelly, S. B. (2006, May 22). Immigration. Time, 167(21), 24.
Briefly state the main idea of this source or article.The article covers points on how the White House is going to tighten border security.
List three important facts that the author uses to support the main idea.The Senate released security border funds to aid in controlling the borders.
National Guard troops and aerial drones have been approved by President Bush to patrol the U.S.-Mexican border.
1,000 new customs agents to view and focus on documentation.
How credible is this source or article? Explain.I...VIEW DOCUMENT
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Claim/Reason - In the essay called "The Death Penalty: Is It Ever Justified?", Edward I. Kloch, talks about the position he takes in the subject of capital punishment. He states "I support the death penalty for heinous crimes of murder…" (489). In the essay, Kloch is addressing to the opposition his arguments. He claims that he is for the death penalty and bases his examples in the rebuttals against the opponents.
Grounds - The author supports his position...VIEW DOCUMENT
The Stem Cell Controversy Since its introduction in 1998 human stem cell research has pushed its way on to center stage not only on a scientific level but a moral level as well. In 1999 the American Association declared it "Breakthrough of the Year"� for the Advancement of Science. These advances have triggered a new debate among scientists and the public, particularly among patients and their advocates. The most recent example of these debates can be found in the Dallas Morning News article by Daniel Perry. This...VIEW DOCUMENT
The Death Penalty
As long as human beings have had the capacity to think and make decisions, there have been good and bad actions made by people toward one another. The way society treats these actions varies by time period, location, and situation surrounding the deed. Bad deeds have had a huge spectrum of punishments, and today, in this country, the worst a man can earn is the death penalty. It is, by definition, the punishment of execution, administered to someone convicted of a capital crime. If one is going to discuss this topic they must first...VIEW DOCUMENT
BCOM/275 Business Communications and Critical Thinking
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Course Description This course introduces students to the foundations of communication in a business setting. Students will develop skills in critical thinking and decision making through the forms of written communication, including memos, emails, business letters, and reports. Other topics include communication ethics and cross-cultural communications, personal communication styles, solving organizational problems, and the evaluation of an...
Nellie Bly knew how to attract attention from the very start. Aided by her mother's gifts of pink gowns, her real name, Elizabeth Jane Cochran, was overshadowed by her fitting nickname, "Pink." She was vivacious and independent (she needed to be in order to stand out from her 14 siblings). Her childhood was going great, until shortly after her sixth birthday her father died, changing dramatically the course of her and her family's life. He died without a will, leaving his wife without ownership to the property and forcing his property to be auctioned off. Pink took on the responsibility of helping raise her siblings. Her mother, in need of financial support, married shortly after her...VIEW DOCUMENT
Organizations produce products or offer services every day around the world. The challenging part of ensuring profitability from the product or surface is placing it in the consumers eye to tempt them to purchase. Marketing is the technique or techniques used to promote or sell an organizations products or services. Merriam-Webster defines marketing as the process or technique of promoting, selling, and distributing a product or service, and an aggregate of functions involved in moving goods from producer to consumer. (http://www.m-w.com) The Encyclopedia Britannica offers a similar definition with the sum of activities involved in directing the flow of...VIEW DOCUMENT
You will read the satirical essay "The Lowest Animal" by Mark Twain and write an essay in rebuttal of Mark Twain's "The Lowest Animal". In this essay you must defend the human race as civilized, empathetic, caring beings.
You have one hour and thirty minutes. That allows 30-45 minutes to read the essay and 45 min-1 hour to formulate your thoughts and write 400 words. It is an easy and entertaining read. Be confident, calm down, read this and write. IF….and ONLY IF….you are working (aka not talking, googling, etc…) I will extend this 30...VIEW DOCUMENT
Hey, Wanna Smoke?You dont always die from tobacco. Of former smokers in the US 1,743,000 people have emphysema from smoking Women who smoke increase their risk of preterm delivery, low birth weight, and SIDS. Of current smokers in the US 719,000 have had a heart attack from smoking. Cigarette smokers are 20 times more likely to develop lung cancer than non-smokers. In the US 637,000 have had a stroke from smoking. Also 138,000 have lung cancer from smoking. But smoking is cool right? Humphrey Bogart is cool. James Dean is cool. Smoking is Cool. Being thin is cool. Smoking cigarettes will make...VIEW DOCUMENT
Mature Human Embryos Cloned
Front page of the Washington Post, Thursday, February 12, 2004, scientists in South Korea state they have created the world's first mature, cloned human embryos. The embryos were grown from cells taken from a woman, with no contribution from a father, a first in human history, and new hope for advancing new therapies. It is difficult to fathom what a significant first this breakthrough holds, and the facts detailed in what these scientists have done are nothing short of remarkable. These scientists were able to extract a "robust" colony of human embryonic stem cells from one embryo, the...VIEW DOCUMENT
I had looked forward so eagerly to leaving the horrible place, yet when my release came and I knew that God's sunlight was to be free for me again, there was a certain pain in leaving." Nellie BlyNellie Bly was born on May 5, 1864 in Cochran's Mills, Pennsylvania in the home of Mary Jane and Judge Michael Cochran. She was an author, American journalist, charity worker, and industrialist. Nellie focused her journalistic attention on women's rights issues. She was the inventor of investigative reporting and an expert at under-cover work. She posed as a poor sweatshop worker to expose the cruelty and dire conditions under which women worked. As well, she is famous for pretending to be...VIEW DOCUMENT
An organized collection of your ideas nicely written and professionally presented in way that depicts your ideas in a structured way and the reader finds easy to follow and clear is a big achievement. There are things that one needs to know that contribute to excellence in writing and organizing one's thoughts. The ability to convey ideas and to describe something convincingly serves a writer well in any kind of document. There are certain organizing strategies, which can help to organize thinking and to put one's ideas easy to follow and clear in understanding.
To improve the writing skills is to recognize the standard writing structures in English. Writing is a sophisticated art...VIEW DOCUMENT
Many women are known for things that shocked the women’s world in history. One woman specifically has left a lasting impression on the media world, and to people everywhere. She was Elizabeth Cochrane, or as many know her, Nellie Bly.
Elizabeth was born in Cochran Mills, Pennsylvania on May 5, 1867 to Mary Jane and Judge Michael Cochran. Her father died six years later, leaving her mother with fifteen children to raise. Judge Cochran, an upstanding member of the community, died without a will, which left the family without claim to their property and sending the family from wealth to near-poverty. Nevertheless, all of the children were sent to school and the family...VIEW DOCUMENT
Abortion, a battle that'll rage through this century, right or wrong, good or bad, religion or science? Well I'm here to capture the essence of the other side of the battlefield where I'm debating for abortion.
THIS IS A REBUTTAL: The text I'm referring to is given on this link, it might be helpful to go there and read that article first.
This is an article called abortion by Droberts: http://www.cheathouse.com/user/user_view.php?p_user_id=156145
A note to the people out there....*sarcasm* is a language of the future. =P
Well for starters the whole world ain't religious. Don't take me wrong mate,...VIEW DOCUMENT
Should performance enhancing drugs be allowed in sports?
Performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) are currently prohibited in leading competitive sports around the world. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), brings about the notion that the spirit of the sport is a celebration of the human spirit, body and mind and that doping is fundamentally contrary to what is intrinsically valuable about sport (World Anti-Doping Agency, 2003).
The article, 'Why we should allow performance enhancing drugs in sport', written by J Savulescu, B Foddy and M Clayton is in direct...VIEW DOCUMENT
It's the year 2014, and we are in the state of the financial crisis which is still being felt
across the nation by the majority of Americans. Many Americans who have worked on
minimum wages are struggling to live on a salary that is below the poverty threshold. In 2012, the U.S census posted that in a family of three; their income is 18,552, (U.S Census). In most case, one member of the family is working on a minimum wage salary which is below 18,552, (U.S. Dept. of Labor). It has been almost a five years since congress has raised the minimum wage (Huff Post). Throughout my argument, I will share my...VIEW DOCUMENT
Since 1991, the southern half of Somalia, a poverty stricken African nation, has seen various tribal militias battle for dominance and power over individual regions of the country. Violence has plagued Mogadishu, the capital, since warlords ousted the former president. Mere months after the collapse of the government, men, women and children in torn clothes ran helplessly towards packages dropped from military planes towards the hot sand of their tiny village. This action was one of many attempts to help underdeveloped nations receive food by the United Nations' World Food Programme. Within his article titled "VIEW DOCUMENT
The relationship between war and libertarianism has interested me since 9/11. In the aftermath of those terrorist attacks, I witnessed in grim fascination many libertarians make excuses for government in the realm of national security. The proper libertarian position on war has become a matter of controversy, although I believe it shouldn't be. "War is the health of the state," as Randolph Bourne said, as well as being "mass murder," in the words of Murray Rothbard.
The following essay presents some of the most relevant materials and readings on this controversy. It is unapologetically tilted toward the antiwar...VIEW DOCUMENT