Humankind today has enormous power that it will affect the future generations, be it better off as well as worse off. There are three main documents which outline our responsibility towards future generations. These are Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the Convention of Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Two factors bring about modern ethical awareness for future generations. Firstly, it is obvious that technological power has altered the nature of human...
1. (b) ‘Explain how Christians might put their beliefs about abortion into action.’ Many Christians have strong views on the topic of abortion. Many of these will feel strongly about the issue whether they are pro abortion or against abortion. In discussions about abortion, Christians against abortion may clearly show their views about abortion. They may use the bible reference ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed...
Alcoholism Research Paper One out of thirteen adults are considered to be an alcoholic or suffer from a drinking problem. Today, fourteen million Americans suffer from a disease that is caused by a combination of physiological, psychological, social, and genetic factors. Alcoholism is a developmental disease that progresses slowly over a number of years and is based on both the physical and emotional dependency on alcohol. In many cases it leads to brain damage and/or early death. Early...
Social Consciousness about the Environment Something akin to panic is communicated onto my sterile computer screen, then my furrowed brow and soon my troubled mind when I sit alone, in the dark of my room and explore ideas and possibilities. Turning the light on and the computer off doesn’t dissolve my disturbed mood; nothing does until the outside can creep in and warm me. It’s usually a human voice; something more real than the essays and articles I read on global warming and...
History Surrounding Capital Punishment The earliest historical records contain evidence of capital punishment. It was mentioned in the Code of Hammurabi. The bible prescribed death as the penalty for more than 30 different crimes, ranging from murder to fornication. The Draconian code of ancient Greece imposed capital punishment for every offense. Efforts to abolish the death penalty did not gather momentum until the end of the 18th century; in England and America this reform was led by...
91 percent of Australian respondents said there were too many abortions. The Health Minister Tony Abbott has claimed that heath insurance statistics show there are 100,000 abortions performed in Australia each year- about one for every three live births. But this figure is misleading as it includes tens of thousands of dilatation and curettage procedures, commonly known as D and C, carried out after women spontaneously abort- that is miscarry. Obstetricians say the real abortion figure could...
A Look at the Most Recent Concerns of Global Warming Threats The latest data confirm what a growing number of scientists have been saying for several years. The Earth’s climate is rapidly changing. According to a report from the Smithsonian Institution and several other U.S. agencies, global temperatures increased by about one degree Fahrenheit over the course of the last century, and will likely rise even more during this one. Scientists predict that unless greenhouse gas emissions are...
Fact Based Opinion on Capital Punishment The Debate over the merits of capital punishment has endured for years, and continues to be an extremely indecisive and complicated issue. Adversaries of capital punishment point to the Marshalls and the Millgards, while proponents point to the Dahmers and Gacys. Society must be kept safe from the monstrous barbaric acts of these individuals and other killers, by taking away their lives to function and perform in our society. At the same time, we must...
The Institution of Marriage in America The father has just come home there is a warm meal in the oven. His wife and kids greet him with much enthusiasm and delight to see the man of the house come home from a long days work. They say grace eat dinner together as a family. At the table they joke around talk about how their day went with details. Then the family goes out for a family drive. When returning home the family sits down and watches television until they are tiered and one by one...
Toy safety in infants, toddlers and little children is an ongoing problem in today’s society. As of December 13, 2007, seventy-one toys have been recalled; the majority of them for either too much lead in the toy’s paint or it could create a potential choking hazard. Over half of the toys that have been recalled this year are because of lead paint. Many problems in today’s society is threatened by lead, not only in toys but wildlife too. According to several toy safety recall...