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The Aborted Contract

The issue of abortion is emotionally loaded and this often makes for poor, not thoroughly thought out arguments.

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Deliberation Regarding the Impeachment of the President of the United States of America

In the hallways of the Smithsonian, two moralists are debating the impeachment of the President of the United States of America, Mr. William Jefferson Clinton. One is clearly Anti-Clinton (AC) the other, a Democrat (DC), is not so much for him as he is for the rational and pragmatic application of moral principles.

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The Myth of the Right to Life

The right to life - at least of human beings - is a rarely questioned fundamental moral principle. In Western cultures, it is assumed to be inalienable and indivisible (i.e., monolithic). Yet, it is neither.

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Theodicy: The Problem of Evil

Why a benevolent God tolerates Evil?

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The Argument for Torture

I. ... ... problem of the "ticking bomb" - ... after ... 11 by Alan ... a renowned criminal defense lawyer in the United States - is old hat. Should physical

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The Debate about Cloning

There are two types of cloning. One involves harvesting stem cells from embryos ("therapeutic cloning"). Stem cells are the biological equivalent of a template or a blueprint. They can develop into any kind of mature functional cell and thus help cure many degenerative and auto-immune diseases.

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Why Do We Love Pets?

When we love pets, do we actually love ourselves?

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How Dream Symbols Help Us Understand Ancient Legends

Psychological terms that we describe human interactions and relationships are generally absent from ancient languages that tribal legends were written in. The ancients turned to metaphor and symbolism to describe these things. This symbolism occurs in our dreams and, as it helped them, it can help us understand ourselves, our relationships, and our interactions with others as a modern expression of timeless legends and of Bible stories.

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What is sex?

Sex is a penis going into a vagina! Sex is two people stimulating genitals! Sex is what animals do to reproduce! Sure. It is those things. But that’s not really what I mean. While we could list endless examples of what folks believe constitutes sex, it doesn’t begin to bore down to the core of why it matters so much or why we have such extreme thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about what it really is and who is allowed to do it.

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The Greek-Macedonian Name Issue as a Moral Dilemma

Greece wants Macedonia to forgo its name.

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Six New Debate Topics

Some new ideas for debate topics that are sure to liven up your next debate.

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Using Data from Nazi Medical Experiments

Should we benefit from the indescribable suffering of the victism of the Holocaust?

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Narcissists, Group Behavior, and Terrorism - Part III

It is no wonder that bin-Laden and the United States are engaged in mortal combat. Adversarial narcissists often are. That the United States in a narcissistic society was suggested long ago (1979) by Christopher Lasch.

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The Rules of Fidelity

What's most important - words or actions? If the words aren't spoken do you have ot bother with expectations? One reader finds out.

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