24 August 2015

Explain the meaning of the phrase “faith seeking understanding.” How does this principle serve to balance faith and reason?
Question 1 :: SSC
In the Iroquois Origin Story, found in Chapter 1, p. 22, the Sky Woman gives birth to twins.  One twin, “Sapling,” creates all that is good in the world.  The other, “Flint,” creates all that is bad and tries to undermine all that is good.  (You should not have to read this, if so, let me know.  It’s truly about the question below and that’s it.

Do you think all creation stories contain this duality, and do you think it is an attempt to explain the existence of good and evil in this world?  (Consider the Genesis story of Cain and Abel when composing your post. Also, keeping in mind the SLU core value of community, discuss what the existence of these and other origin stories tell us about humanity).

Question 2 :: REL
Explain the meaning of the phrase “faith seeking understanding.”  How does this principle serve to balance faith and reason? 

Question 3 :: PHI
1.      A man is falsely accused of a crime and spends fourteen years in a jail. Finally, his accuser is overcome with remorse and admits having lied. When the man is released, he sues the state for wrongful imprisonment and seeks monetary compensation. The courts rule that the state has no legalresponsibility. But does it have the moral responsibility? Why or why not?

What are your thoughts regarding the difference between legality and morality with respect to the case you chose? Do you think that if the action in question is immoral, it thus ought to be illegal, or if morally permissible then it ought to be for this reason legally permissible? Or is the action immoral but nonetheless ought to be legally permissible? Your explanations should have reasons that support them and make use of concrete examples from the Burnor and Raley text.


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24 August 2015

Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes

Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes
Paper details

Requirements:
1)Read material attached
2)Use selected source : http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/19/opinion/just-say-no-to-vetoes.html (also rely on this one for extra opinions http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/09/international/middleeast/09CND-WALL.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Ar)

Paper must contain:
1)Short summary of article selected
2)Add an analysis of the topic based on attachments
3)State the relevant legal questions arising out of the issues raised in article/blog
4)Show ability to synthesize and opine
5)bibliography

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24 August 2015

Assessing Your Convictions and Close reading: Empirical Humor

Lesson 12 Reader's log: Assessing Your Convictions and Close reading: Empirical Humor
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Reader's log: Assessing Your Convictions. This log will ask you to practice the identification of empirical reasoning in context and draw inferences from empirical data.


On page 271 in the textbook, you will find a list of sample questions that are missing a conclusion. Select one of these to focus on for your log.
•Once you select your sample, try to fill in the blanks.
•In 1-2 paragraphs, describe the context clues that informed you that this was an empirical argument, and the clues that helped you to fill in the blanks to draw your conclusion.
•Your work will be scored by the following criteria.

Criteria Max. Points available
Content: In shaping his/her response, the student applies vocabulary from the lesson correctly and lists which question from the textbook selection is missing a conclusion. Response is 1-2 paragraphs in length and describes the context clues leading to a conclusion that the sample is an empirical argument. 20
Grammar/Mechanics: The assignment has been proofread and spellchecked prior to submission. There are no errors that impede comprehension. 5
Total Possible Points 25

To submit this assignment to your instructor, select the following link. Copy and paste your work into the textbox on that page. Select the submit button when you are ready to submit this assignment to your instructor. Review Submitting Assignments if you need help copying and pasting your assignment.
Lesson 12 Reader's Log
2.Close reading: Empirical Humor


The following studies use empirical reasoning in order to make a humorous observation. Despite the intention, each of the following use an experimental design and can be evaluated as empirical arguments. The assignment will focus on food, since it's something that everyone knows well! Select one of the following to study in more detail:
•The Stinky Meat project. This site actually contains two different experiments. Select one. For those with weak stomachs, be advised that the experiment involves observing the decomposition of food.
•My Children: The Food Experiment
• Living off food storage: Part 1 and Part 2

You will be asked to write a short response (3-4 paragraphs), that summarizes the goal of the experiment and the solution. You will use the provided context clues to conduct an evaluation of the experiment by following the guidelines in the text. Was this well designed? What worked? What would you change? Be sure to use clear evidence from the text to support your reading.

Your work will be scored by the following criteria.

Criteria Max. Points available
Content: In shaping his/her response, the student applies vocabulary from the lesson correctly and uses specific examples to shape his/her discussion. 40
Grammar/Mechanics: The assignment has been proofread and spellchecked prior to submission. There are no errors that impede comprehension. 5
Total Possible Points 45


Submission Instructions

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24 August 2015

Argumentation essay


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MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENTS ONLY

Essay #6: Argumentation complete paper due no later then 1/11/2015

Times New Roman 12 point font

Unjustified margins.

*Read “The Art of Rhetoric” by following the link.

What is an argumentative essay?

The argumentative essay is a genre of writing that requires the student to investigate a topic; collect, generate, and evaluate evidence; and establish a position on the topic in a concise manner.

Please note: Some confusion may occur between the argumentative essay and the expository essay. These two genres are similar, but the argumentative essay differs from the expository essay in the amount of pre-writing (invention) and research involved. The argumentative essay is commonly assigned as a capstone or final project in first year writing or advanced composition courses and involves lengthy, detailed research. Expository essays involve less research and are shorter in length. Expository essays are often used for in-class writing exercises or tests, such as the GED or GRE.

Argumentative essay assignments generally call for extensive research of literature or previously published material. Argumentative assignments may also require empirical research where the student collects data through interviews, surveys, observations, or experiments. Detailed research allows the student to learn about the topic and to understand different points of view regarding the topic so that she/he may choose a position and support it with the evidence collected during research. Regardless of the amount or type of research involved, argumentative essays must establish a clear thesis and follow sound reasoning.

The structure of the argumentative essay is held together by the following.

A clear, concise, and defined thesis statement that occurs in the first paragraph of the essay.

In the first paragraph of an argument essay, students should set the context by reviewing the topic in a general way. Next the author should explain why the topic is important (exigence) or why readers should care about the issue. Lastly, students should present the thesis statement. It is essential that this thesis statement be appropriately narrowed to follow the guidelines set forth in the assignment. If the student does not master this portion of the essay, it will be quite difficult to compose an effective or persuasive essay.

Clear and logical transitions between the introduction, body, and conclusion.
Transitions are the mortar that holds the foundation of the essay together. Without logical progression of thought, the reader is unable to follow the essay’s argument, and the structure will collapse. Transitions should wrap up the idea from the previous section and introduce the idea that is to follow in the next section.

Body paragraphs that include evidential support.

Each paragraph should be limited to the discussion of one general idea. This will allow for clarity and direction throughout the essay. In addition, such conciseness creates an ease of readability for one’s audience. It is important to note that each paragraph in the body of the essay must have some logical connection to the thesis statement in the opening paragraph. Some paragraphs will directly support the thesis statement with evidence collected during research. It is also important to explain how and why the evidence supports the thesis (warrant).

However, argumentative essays should also consider and explain differing points of view regarding the topic. Depending on the length of the assignment, students should dedicate one or two paragraphs of an argumentative essay to discussing conflicting opinions on the topic. Rather than explaining how these differing opinions are wrong outright, students should note how opinions that do not align with their thesis might not be well informed or how they might be out of date.

Evidential support (whether factual, logical, statistical, or anecdotal).

The argumentative essay requires well-researched, accurate, detailed, and current information to support the thesis statement and consider other points of view. Some factual, logical, statistical, or anecdotal evidence should support the thesis. However, students must consider multiple points of view when collecting evidence. As noted in the paragraph above, a successful and well-rounded argumentative essay will also discuss opinions not aligning with the thesis. It is unethical to exclude evidence that may not support the thesis. It is not the student’s job to point out how other positions are wrong outright, but rather to explain how other positions may not be well informed or up to date on the topic.

A conclusion that does not simply restate the thesis, but readdresses it in light of the evidence provided.

It is at this point of the essay that students may begin to struggle. This is the portion of the essay that will leave the most immediate impression on the mind of the reader. Therefore, it must be effective and logical. Do not introduce any new information into the conclusion; rather, synthesize the information presented in the body of the essay. Restate why the topic is important, review the main points, and review your thesis. You may also want to include a short discussion of more research that should be completed in light of your work.

A complete argument

Perhaps it is helpful to think of an essay in terms of a conversation or debate with a classmate. If I were to discuss the cause of World War II and its current effect on those who lived through the tumultuous time, there would be a beginning, middle, and end to the conversation. In fact, if I were to end the argument in the middle of my second point, questions would arise concerning the current effects on those who lived through the conflict. Therefore, the argumentative essay must be complete, and logically so, leaving no doubt as to its intent or argument. (1200 word minimum use only Microsoft Word document)

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24 August 2015

was the human genome project worth the costs ? were there enough efforts to establish rules and regulations to control the ethical and social issues that were raised by the human genome project ?

Research question : was the human genome project worth the costs ? were there enough efforts to establish rules and regulations to control the ethical and social issues that were raised by the human genome project ?



Argument 1 : ethical issues

Point 1 : organs cloning and cloning of identical copies

Point 2 : misuse of genetic information by insurance companies



Argument 2 : social issues

Point 1 : DNA testing for parental information



Point 2 : Use of DNA analysis in crimes

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