Posted on 03 April 2012.
This article is part II of the series of articles written on piracy issues. It looks at the various arguments people make to support piracy.
1. Question of funds:
Many universities force their students to buy course kits. These course kits every so often cost over $50. Most of the funds are not going to the authors of the articles being published. One professor republished his work in a course material and got no money for it. He even tried to save his students money by compiling the course kits himself but was reprimanded by the university.
Nothing is given out for free. There is always that piece of the cake which is topped with more and more and more icing. For instance take people who buy desktops and laptops. As of now, no Microsoft office products are included in the package. The product must be bought separately. However, it’s nearly impossible to have a computer without a word processor.
3. Intellectual Monopoly:
Many argue that it is an intellectual monopoly. Big companies try to control others and their abilities to loan and distribute a product they have bought. Originally the copy was bought legitimately, but it was distributed and given to other to use.
4. Laws are vague:
There is no way to control who gives software to whom. Once someone buys a disk or a product, it is up to them whether they want to share it with others. Where is the limit? Who can you share with? Many argue that the laws are too vague.
5. Free Will:
Hipatia is a group that believes that knowledge should be collectively shared with others. From my understanding, they believe that it would be selfish to keep the information hidden.
Posted in Featured, Technology
Posted on 24 October 2011.
This is the second part of the 2 part series on euthanasia. Here are the arguments against the act. Again, these are neither the views of the author writing it nor the views of the website.
1. Large Scale Murders:
People will take advantage of Euthanasia, if it were to be legalized. The practice could become a regular one, on a larger scale. People say that the practice is only done in special cases and in voluntary situations…but things could get out of control really fast.
Many people believe that they would see an increase in involuntary euthanasia. Those who do not want to die can end up dying.
3. Political Reasons:
The commandments which define Jewish Laws and Western laws forbid others to kill…. Thou Shall not Kill. Murder is murder and euthanasia is no exception, for those advocating against Euthanasia.
Many who are against Euthanasia argue that there is always hope wherever life lies. Just because someone is ill does not mean that they are going to automatically die. Miracles do happen.
Euthanasia goes against the sanctity of life. God gave us a destiny and chose when we are born and die. In other words, God is the one who makes the final decisions. Unless the doctor is God, he/she cannot take a life. It is a sin. This is the reason why Ariel Sharon is still on Life Support.
Posted in Featured, Health
Posted on 19 October 2011.
46 million abortions occur every year around the world. By age 45, statistics find that 43% of women have had 1 abortion. Half of those getting an abortion are under the age of 25. Here are 10 arguments anti-abortionists make. These arguments in no way represent the views of the author or Top 10 List.
1. The child here does not have a choice:
He/she cannot speak for themselves. Many anti-abortionists feel that abortion takes away the right to live from the child.
Abortion is not the last resort for parents not wanting children. Children are always wanted by parents who cannot have children. Adoption thus is a viable option.
Those who have abortions at a young age, risk the possibility of not being able to bear another child. Multiple dialations do cause scarring.
4. Cervical Cancer:
A study in the United States revealed that women who have had an abortion are at risk getting Cervical Cancer.
5. Ectopic Pregnancy:
Those who have had abortions are also at risk of ectopic pregnancies. This is when the embryo implants outside of the uterine cavity.
Posted in Featured, Health
Posted on 13 October 2011.
This is part 1 of 2 series of articles written on the topic of Euthanasia. The two articles examine the pros and cons of Euthanasia. It will leave you, as readers, to be the judge which is argument is larger and better. Please refrain from bashing or repressing others’ ideas in the process.
1. The Person is in Unbearable Pain:
This is a common argument that is made by those who commit euthanasia acts. Famous cases include Terri Schiavo and Tracey Latimer. Both individuals were in pain and called for drastic actions on the part of husband and father respectively.
2. The Person’s Wishes:
Many individuals wish to be euthanized to prevent a slow and painful death. The question here is whether we have a right to stop them from making their own life and death choices? If the thinking of the decision maker is impaired, many critics argued that euthanizing should not be allowed.
3. Die with Dignity:
This could be the best argument yet. For those arguing for euthanasia, watch someone die a slow and painful death tarnishes their reputation. People are or will be becoming dependent on others and can no longer take care of themselves. Proponents thus argue for euthanasia because it allows them to die with dignity.
4. Quick and Painless:
According to the proponents, Euthanasia makes death quick and painless. Where death may be imminent, euthanasia can prevent a painful and slow death. Why prolong someone’s imminent death is the argument for this case. This is especially the case when people are dying of cancer.
5. Bible References:
Bible does not forbid euthanasia. Samuel1:9-10 states, “Then he begged me, ‘Come over here and put me out of my misery, for I am in terrible pain and want to die.’ So I killed him.” Christianity according to this phrase does not blast euthanasia.
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