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    In the article titled “A Defense of Abortion” published in 1971 in Wilby, author Judith Jevis Thomson strongly supports the idea of abortion. Thomson believes that abortion should not be considered immoral and every woman should be able to decide what she wants to do with her body. Thomson supports her arguments by using examples comparing the life of a fetus inside the mother’s womb to the life of a violinist without kidneys. Author John T. Noonan argues against abortion in his article titled “An Almost Absolute Value in History published in 1970 in The Morality of Abortion: Legal and Historical Perspectives. Noonan points out that the life of a fetus depends on the love and care of the mother. He makes his point by providing many logical statistics. On the other hand, both authors believe that a fetus deserves a right to live. In her article, Thomson begins by making her point that a fetus is not considered a human from the start of conception. She starts off by adding John Noonan’s opposite argument and begins to bring some examples and thoughts defending her idea and contradicting what the opposite side believes. Noonan and his supporters believe that a fetus is considered a human the moment it begins to form and grow in the mother’s womb. Thomson on the other side contradicts Noonan’s idea by saying that the idea of a fetus being human lacks support and there is not sufficient reasonable evidence to make that claim. In the article Thomson (1971) acknowledged that…

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    Despite Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud’s individualistic ideas and definitions of religion, they obtain a common understanding regarding wishful thinking of an afterlife. However, the way they interpret the afterlife is different. Karl Marx argued that the idea of an afterlife is able to dull the pain of reality; he uses religion to shed some light on how bad living life truly is. On the other hand, Freud believes that all religious believes are just illusions and wishful thinking is the ultimate…

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    and executable plans in order to make them a reality. When crisis struck, Shackleton is the leader you want because he had the no man left behind mentality that you look for in a leader. Black on the other hand was only concerned with himself and his ability to obtain wealth. Shackleton led his crew to safety the best way he knew how under the circumstances. He never lost a man, kept up the crew morale. He was a great man, explorer and genius leader, while Black was greedy, dishonest and…

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    Little girl grows up, does a successful job in school, gets straight A’s and joins clubs. Everyone around her repetitively tells her how much potential she has. Growing up in an environment like planted a seed in my head, a seedling that has grown over the years to become what it is today. I spent weekends studying and summers doing programs, I loved school and learning and thinking about how that little seed could one day become a flower. When I was younger I wanted to be something big when I…

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    this, the religion morals keep on changing has people receive new revelations. Hence we see that everyone is equipped with morality, and religion tries to enforce these morality by attaching rules around them and getting their members tied to these rules. In the book, Riveted, the author hinted to the confirmation bias that religious people face, in-that some religious people may change their minds about whether something is morally acceptable or not and then claim that God agrees with the their…

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    to reassure, pacify, or comfort, you are using this type of response. a. Evaluating b. xSupporting c. Interpreting d. Questioning 7. The combination of physical and mental presence is frequently referred to as a. hearing b. listening c. x attending d. feedback 8. “She probably did that because she was angry” is an example of this type of response. a. Supporting b. Evaluating c. Questioning d. x Interpreting 9. What percentage of a person’s waking day…

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    think about rigor in your classroom is by introducing critical thinking skill. To achieve rigor, integrating critical thinking skills is essential (McCollister & Sayler, 2010). When teachers are looking to implement critical thinking skills in their classroom to increase the rigor, there are a handful of areas that they can look to add to their lesson plans across all subjects. First, they can add problem solving to lessons. When you add problem solving to lessons it is giving students a way to…

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    critical thinking is reading a text, or having a conversation, or watching something on TV and then finding out and understanding what it was trying to portray. Since taking this class I have added more ways for me to think more critically. A few things that have made my critical thinking easier is how to mark a book, reading and reflection, application of wasteland, and the 2 types of information given descriptive and prescriptive. I know that marking a book is good for critical reading but…

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    For example, when Jefferson compares the blacks’ imagination to that of the whites, he asserts that blacks are “dull, tasteless, and anomalous” in imagination (381). His words may diminish readers’ intentions to read as some readers may find his words insulting and offensive. Another example in which Jefferson uses insulting language is when he talks about flowing hair. “Add to these, flowing hair, a more elegant symmetry of form, their own judgement in favor of the whites, declared by their…

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    Proficiency Section 05 15 September 2014 Critical Thinking and Technology I remember when I was just a little kid, I always tried avoiding those math problems which are required thinking critically or deep thoughts, because I wasn’t trained for it. However, I could not just avoid it for my whole life, so I decided to face it, started practicing and developing my critical thinking skills. I applied critical thinking with things we did, learning in the class, and planning activities, etc. It…

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