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    Are we alone in our universe? This is one question scientist Enrico Fermi first asked in his theory which was later named the Fermi Paradox, the apparent theory of the existence of other intelligent life civilizations in our universe. Using the conflict of scale and probability, the Fermi Paradox favors intelligent life in the universe, despite the lack of evidence of extraterrestrials. No present observations suggest there are technologically advanced civilizations living in our galaxy or…

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    The mere mention of martyrdom may arouse an array of reactions because of its association with killing, violence and/or death in everyone who is familiar with the practice; and although martyrdom is not limited to any person, religion, or society and often, we find ourselves faced with a moral dilemma. But at what cost, are we willing to sacrifice in order to be happy and/or to find what we consider true happiness? Many like to say true happiness is dependent upon various circumstances and/or…

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    The primary experimental features of my piece pertain to tone and narrative voice. Mainly, this is evident in the story’s third person stream of consciousness narration, and innately contradictory tone. In undertaking such experiments, my writing exists within, but also develops and challenges, broader social, cultural, and literary frameworks. Thus, to contextualise my project, it is necessary to examine influences on my thematic approach, and the technical intricacies of my writing. Firstly,…

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    In certain extracts of John Stuart Mill’s “Utilitarianism,” he argues, “that the only ends of human life are pleasure and the avoidance of pain, so that anything else is bound ultimately to turn in some way on these ends” (Mill 127). Essentially this means that Mill believes that pleasure and the avoidance of pain are the guiding source when it comes to making decisions regarding moral dilemmas. This claim also involves stating that utility is the ultimate source for decision making. Utility is…

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    Playing on his insecurities, Iago, the antagonist, uses Othello’s love for his wife, Desdemona, and his own reputation for honesty as mean to enact his revenge for Othello’s alleged affair with his wife, Emelia. Honest to a fault, Iago embodies the paradox of a truthful man who is an even more cunning manipulator because of it, which contradicts a core human idea that honest people are the most righteous or virtuous. Iago rightfully earns his reputation for honesty by being honest in the face…

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    In the case stated, there are several possible ethical dilemmas. The ethical dilemmas that are relating to this case consist of, Hiding or divulging information, taking an unfair advantage, giving or allowing false impressions, condoning false impressions, balancing ethical dilemmas, and buying influence. The manufacturers of the “infant baby walker” stated that at the age of four months a baby would be able to indulge in upright movements, well before their cognitive skills will allow them to…

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    Two Paradoxes Analysis

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    First and foremost, I want to clarify that a paradox has two separate meanings. Firstly, a paradox can be a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true; and secondly, it is something, such as a situation, that is made up of two opposite things and that seems impossible but is true or possible. Both definitions, although close to each other are much different upon closer look. I argue that the gray zone is more in line with the second definition…

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    1) Paradox-“When two contradictory processes exist in the same reality” (Kane, Paradox Lecture Video). An example of a paradox might apply when it comes to a doctor providing medicine for his/her patients with the intention of treating a certain ailment, however side effects from the medication might arise. As we know there are many people in the United States that take medication for certain medical conditions. However, in the process of the medication treating one ailment, the medication that…

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    It is of paramount importance for human service workers to critically reflect upon their own personal ethics and values, so that they are conscious of the effect these can have on their professional practice. Ethical dilemmas occur when a given situation has two or more conflicting moral principles resulting in the practitioner needing to prioritise one ethical principle over another. Ethical decision making is an integral part of human service practice with social workers frequently…

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    1. My first valued moral is honesty. I believe that honesty is the most important to me because I have grown up believing in it. My parents always told me to be honest, when it comes to individuals. My second moral value is trustworthy. I believe that being trustworthy is earned from experience. When growing you I have had people close to me be hurt by individuals that were not trustworthy. My third value is family. I believe that individuals come and go but I know that I will always have my…

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