During the first 2 million or so years of its history the human population was a minor element in the world ecosystem, with at most 10 million members. In the New Stone Age, less than 10,000 years ago, the number of humans began to increase more rapidly. The rough equilibrium maintained before Neolithic times gave way when the human population developed agriculture and animal husbandry and no longer had to spread out in search of game. With the abandonment of a hunting-g...
- Which Gender Is More Likely To Drive After Drinking?
Which gender is more likely to drive after drinking?
Last year a student from my high school was killed in a drunk driving accident. As shocking as the death was for many students, people still continued to drive while intoxicated. This year two of my close friends received DUI's and numerous people I have encountered have also been convicted of Driving Under the Influence. Working at a local bar, it is very seldom that I see a person choosing to remain sober because the...
- Is The Death Penalty Cruel And Unusual Punishment?
Is the Death Penalty Cruel and Unusual Punishment?
In order to determine whether the death penalty is to be considered cruel and unusual punishment, it is necessary to first define each word in order to get full understanding of the issue being assessed. According to the Merriam-Webster collegiate dictionary, cruel is defined as: “disposed to inflict pain or suffering devoid of humane feelings.” Unusual is defined as: “not usual, uncommon, or rare.” Punishment is defined as: “sufferi...
- We Are Heading To An Apocalypse Of Our Own Creation.
We are heading to an apocalypse of our own creation.
Mankind has walked the earth for around seven million years and we have the potential to achieve greatness. Throughout history we have left our boundaries, fought diseases and plagues and studied ourselves, however most of the evidence from these studies have led to the conclusion of no future for man kind what so ever, if we continue on our current course.
On July the 16th 1945, in a remote part of the New Mexico desert, the most ...
- Pros Of The Green Revolution
Pros of the Green Revolution
With the rapid growth of our global population pouring into the next millennium, we will witness an ever-growing hunger rate around the world. That is unless we call for a revolution on the global scale. The Green Revolution which already sprouted in the early part of the century only need to add a bit more momentum and we will see a bright future for the human race, a future without hunger and starvation - hopefully.
It is becoming increasingly difficul...
- Video Games And Violence
Video Games and Violence
The person doesn’t know the difference between reality and fantasy he or she shouldn’t be allowed to play video games, listen to radio and/or watch TV because of all the violence that occurs. If people want to do what the hero or heroine in the game is doing, let them. In every game the position you take is the good guy meaning you have to save the world, along with the humans that live on the earth. None of the games have the objective as killing humans, i...
- Road Rage: The Scourge Of AmericaS Roadways
Road Rage: The Scourge Of America'S Roadways
Topic: Road Rage
General Purpose: To convince
Specific Purpose: To convince the audience to combat "road rage" by increasing driver awareness
Thesis Statement: "Road rage" caused by aggressive driving tendencies is a growing epidemic affecting today's roadways, but there is a solution.
Ethos: Include myself in my statements.
Pathos: Audience should feel horrified at the consequences of road rage.
Logos: Cite statistics and research res...
- Teenage Alcoholism
Teenagers today have no idea what alcoholism really is. They think that they can never become alcoholics. They think that it could never happen to them, but they are wrong. Stress, Family problems and the desire to be popular are wrong the cause of teenage alcoholism. Signs that a teenager has a drinking problem and steps that parents can take to help their child are what I will discuss in this paper.
The critical ingredient common to all alcoholic beverages is ethyl ...
- Sea Eagles
The sea eagle, which is also called an erne, is not closely or at all related to the golden eagles but is somewhat realted to certain kinds of vultures. The sea eagal has unfethered lower legs, and a bright yellow bill. Which is a lot longer and heavier than the gray bill of the golden eagals. Sea eagles live in costal regions and around lakes, and streams, they feed a lot but not all on fish. The bald eagle which is the national bird of the United States, is an member of t...
- The Ethics Of The Media
The Ethics of the Media
The purpose of the media has become an ongoing question since the large amount of conflicts between the consumer and media. Why is the original purpose of the media so damn hard to figure out? It is time to confront this issue instead of blowing it off by saying, "We can never change the media, so why bother?" What kind of chickenshit statement is that?! If there are so many people with so much power, surely one of them realizes the downward spiral of the ethics...
- Why American Troops Are Being Sent Overseas
Why American Troops are being Sent Overseas
American troops are being sent overseas to maintain peace in a nation involved in a civil war. Whether the peace troops should or should not be sent overseas, they are being sent overseas. I do not believe that it is the responsibility of American troops to make peace in a country that is at Civil war.
A civil war is a war fought within a nation between that nations people. By sending peace troops to East Timor the United States is now be...
- The Power Of Personal Image
The Power of Personal Image
A young woman stands in front of the mirror and is disgusted by the reflection that only she can see. Thunder thighs, flabby arms, and a pot belly obstruct her view of the beautiful, smart, and loving woman who stares back at her. This is exactly the type of person the advertisement agencies and the media prey upon, someone who is self-conscious and ashamed of her body, someone who is willing to go to any length or pay any price to have the "perfect" body. I...
- Should Australia Introduce Any Tax Or GST Changes?
Should Australia introduce any tax or GST changes?
Why do we need taxes?
Taxation makes up majority of our government's income. With this income the government can provide us with proper infrastructure and social services for little, if no cost at all. These include Medicare, social security and education. (These facilities are known as recurrent expenditures because it is needed time after time.)
Other expenditures include transportation, lighting, recreation etc. These serv...
Josh and Justin
Gambling, while it lowers taxes and creates jobs, it also causes addicts to lose money and therefore creates a higher crime rate.
A Quick History of Gambling.
Gambling was a popular pastime in North America long before there was ever a United States. Playing cards and dice were brought over by both the British and the Dutch. By the end of the 17th century, just about every countryseat in colonial America had a lottery wheel. Cockfighting flourished thoughout the c...
The word abortion by definition means, naturally or especially induced expulsion of a fetus from the womb before it is able to survive independently, according to the American Century Dictionary. This is one subject that, when mentioned, completely polarizes individuals. Abortion poses a moral, social and medical dilemma that faces many individuals to create a emotional and sometimes violent atmosphere. There are many points of view toward abortion but the only two fine dist...