Question chosen: Do you agree that a human life can be sacrificed in the research to save many? To me, a human life is easiest to define according to the time mothers lose their right to abort their baby, which is when the foetus is 25 weeks old. As for sacrifices, it encompasses all acts that take away or use an integral part of a person’s life or body unnaturally or prematurely, regardless of the persons’ consent. My stand is that human lives should never be intentionally sacrificed, regardless of whether the subject gives his/her consent. Even if that sacrificial act can save many, it is wrong as it goes against the fundamental morals of human nature.
Firstly, scientific research is fallible; there can never be a full guarantee of success. If the results of the research fail to yield beneficial and accurate results, the high price at which the research was conducted – the sacrifice of human lives- would have been in vain. In 1915, a doctor working for the U.S. Public Health Office injected twelve Mississippi inmates with Pellagra in an attempt to discover a cure for the disease. Eventually failing at his experiment, the twelve inmates suffered through a slow and painful death during which approximately 132 methods of treatment were tested on them, none of which made any useful contribution to finding an effective cure for the disease. This also goes against articles 2, 5, 6 and 10 of the Nuremberg Code, which states that “Permissible medical experiments should yield fruitful results, and should not cause death or disabling injury. In the event that the experiment is likely to cause disabling injury or death, the process has to be halted immediately. Scientists should never value the importance of beneficial scientific results above risk.” Since there is always a margin of error in scientific research, there will always be a chance that human lives will be sacrificed in vain. Sacrificial acts, especially ones that involve something as sacred as human...
...Save a Life
TOPIC: Organ Donating
ORGANIZATION: Problem/ Solution
SPECIFIC PURPOSE: I would like my audience to believe that acquiring information about organ donating will save lives and encourage people to donate.
I. Attention Getter: You have the ability to save lives by simply dying. What am I talking about? I am talking about organ donors. According to the official U.S. Government web site for organ and tissue donation, about 74 people receive organ transplants each day, but 18 people still die each day waiting for transplants that can’t take place because of the shortage of donated organs. So why aren’t you a donor?
II. Relevance: How often do you hear about organ donating?
III. Credibility: My Grandpa needed a liver transplant but didn’t make it because he did not receive a transplant in time.
IV. Propositional Statement: The need for organ donating is heavily increasing in the United Sates. Donating can save thousands of lives. and one specific organization. I propose excessive global advertising that will educate the masses about how easy organ donating is and how beneficial it is too.
I. The first part of the problem is that not enough people are educated about organ donating
A: The lack of awareness about organ donating is very common.
1. On your drivers’ license, there is an indication of whether or not you are an organ donor. Therefore if an...
... To Save a LifeLife is precious. It is an amazing phenomenon that has made this planet one-of-a-kind in the entire galaxy (at least so far as our knowledge goes at present). Abortion is strongly criticized by those with strong religious beliefs as they believe that life is a blessing from God. Any attempt to destroy or modify a life is seen as meddling with the powers of the Almighty. As an advocate of pro-life, such arguments are strengthened by stating that a life begins at conception, which I also believe to be true. Hence abortion is tantamount to homicide. All Pro-life advocates also believe that given forth the argument that the widespread acceptance of abortion may help it to be used as a form of contraception. Also, pointing to the medical complications and post abortion syndrome associated with an abortion. It is my strong belief that a women who demands complete control of her body should also shoulder the responsibility of preventing an unwanted pregnancy. May the conception be a result of an unplanned pregnancy, rape or incest, aborting the embryo is equivalent to punishing the unborn child for no fault of its, which is not right.
Abortion - Pro choice or Pro life? This is a debate that never seems to come to an end. While pro choice stance supports giving a woman the legal right to make decisions...
...religious teaching about what it means to be a human. (30 marks)
- Human has a embodied spirit who thinks, act, speaks and desires. Religious teachings say that humans are created in the image of god. They are different from animals because humans have the ability to love, be moral and have free will. Humanslife is a gift from god. We must value life. God created us as intelligent beings with the ability to control our actions, urges and emotions.
Christian teaches that free will is given by God. By free will, we shape our own lives. Bible says Humans are creation of God. God desired humans to exist. God gave us the ability to reason, speak and to live a moral life. Humans are mixture of earth and divine breath. Bible teaches that we are the incarnation of the divine and part of us is drawn from the earth. Everything created by god is perfect and it was intended. Of all the creatures in God's creation, Humans are the only ones who enter into a dialouge with God which is by prayer. Most christians believe that humans are distinct from the animal word, and that the most important differences between animals and humans have is soul – a divine spark that sets them apart from other living things. This asserts that Christians do not treat animals as their equals, as only...
...The Value of Life
The value of humanlife is still a mystery and we as a society is still trying to figure it out. During early times, life was not valued at all; people were being turned into slaves and treated like nothing. In today’s world many would base the value of life by our achievements, one’s past, or the salary one receives. This shouldn’t be the way we value one’s life. We as a society cannot assign a value on ones life.
In today’s society, it can be said that we have taken the value of life to another level. The government gives money to families who have lost a loved one, but the amount of money given has been decided in various ways. The amount of money given to each family is based on who they were, how they died, and on their personal backgrounds. Wouldn’t you think it would only be right to give each family the same amount of money and help regardless of differences? It would make sense because the Declaration of Independence specifically states, “all men are created equal’. With that said, shouldn’t we have equal life values?
In Amanda Ripley’s article, “What is a Life Worth” she asks the question, “Is a poor man’s life worth less than a rich man’s?” (Ripley, 13). There is no definitive answer to this question but our society has placed a dollar amount on...
...Save as Many as You Ruin
In this short story we are exposed to the very shallow and superficial way of making relationships in most of the big cities. It is about a handsome man who unintentionally makes a woman pregnant while being in love with somebody else. The woman abandons him and subsequently dies, thus he is left with the child. He finds the woman he loves eight years after, but how does she consider their relationship? This is what the short story “Save as Many as You Ruin” by Simon Van Booy is about.
Told through a 3rd person omniscient narrator “Save as Many as You Ruin” begins in medias res: “By the time Gerard leaves the office it has stopped snowing. Lights are coming on, but it’s not dark yet. At the end of each block the sidewalk disappears under a pool of gray ice water.” (lines 1-3) Gerard appears to be extremely selfish and somewhat preoccupied with his career and love life since he chooses to hire a babysitter to take care of his child, Lucy. This implies that he gives his pursuit of (superficial) love a higher priority than his child. However, he comes across as a compassionate and considerate person when he at long last is together with Lucy, and this ambiguity is permeated in everything he does. He is very doubtful: “Gerard wonders if he has done the right thing.” (line 60) But he turns out to be a generous person, who gives the babysitter “more...
...longer moves with life. This whiteness seems to have spread over a large area of the reef. Seafloors look like war zones. Corals have been bleached white from chemical runoff. Dead zones – vast swaths of ocean that can no longer support life – are spreading throughout the marine realm. You no longer see the colourful branches and see plants swaying in the current, or the schools of tropical fish swimming through the leaves. This makes marinelife unattractive and lifeless. How alarming and frustrating it is.
What happened? Who did this? Is there anything I can do? -are the possible questions that you may ask when you saw a depressing scene.
Marine mammal species richness was correlated strongly with areas of human impact across the oceans. Our ocean serves as the lungs of our planet providing half of all the oxygen in the atmosphere. As we clog them with acoustic smog, we are not only choking our marine life, but ourselves as well. The ocean is an exciting place filled with unusual creatures. However, beyond its intrinsic beauty the sea is also vital to human health. People are dependent on the ocean for protein-rich food, oxygen, medicines and more. Ever since, the oceans were thought to be able to provide all the food humanity needs. However, in recent times, the inexhaustible bounties of the sea have shown their limits. Fisheries everywhere in the world have reported that their...
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...My Essay on “Save as Many as you Ruin”
By Oliver Behrensdorff 3.u – Hasseris Gymnasium
Many individuals attempt to establish a life of happiness and contentment by living in the endless “pursuit of happiness”; a pursuit that eventually could end up consuming them. Life is a series of choices, as you advance from one stage in life to another chances are they will be far-ranging and crucial. There is also a high probability that it will be a harsh and complicated journey that may take a lifetime of learning to get through. This journey will provoke mistakes, whether wanted or not. The short story “Save as Many as you Ruin” written by Simon Van Booy in 2007, highlights this exact idea, and the importance of learning from your mistakes.
In “Save as Many as you Ruin” the main character Gerard comes across as a complex character who seems to have more lurking beneath the surface than it appears. On the outside he is a good-looking man, and although his age remains unknown, the text infers he is middle-aged. Moreover, it appears that he is well educated and definitely not penniless as he refers to: poets, historical events, painting techniques, and is able to afford a nanny. He lives in New York with his eight-year old daughter Lucy. Gerard is depicted as a very warm person with unconditional love for his daughter, “I love her, I’m her...