ETHICS 1289 (Fournier-Sylvester @ Champlain) FALL 2016

Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by wr on September 14, 2016
Since a few decades, people have followed the vegetarianism movement. Many of us are now wondering why do people try vegetarianism and what benefits does it have for our planet and us. Some people do believe in animal rights and cruelty but many are also concerned about the environmental degradation of our fascinating planet that’s called ‘the earth’. While I did some research on the subject, this ethical question often distinguished itself: Should we banish the meat industry in order to save the planet?

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by Nickpou66 on September 13, 2016
  The article “No Justice, No Peace” written by Cassandra Chaney and Danielle Joy Davis describe the events of August 9, 2014 in Ferguson Missouri and how the police misconduct lead to many riot and protests around North America.

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by s.pelletier on September 13, 2016
The first article that I choose is called “Millions of Ordinary Americans support Donald Trump. Here’s why”.  As you can imagine, this article tries to show to his reader some reasons concerning the fact that Donald Trump has so many supporters. Thomas Frank makes it clear from the beginning that he is not a supporter of Donald. Hence, by listening to many Trump’s speeches, he finally understood why a lot of Americans are in favour of Trump.

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by s.pelletier on September 13, 2016
The first article that I choose is called “Millions of Ordinary Americans support Donald Trump. Here’s why”.  As you can imagine, this article tries to show to his reader some reasons concerning the fact that Donald Trump has so many supporters. Thomas Frank makes it clear from the beginning that he is not a supporter of Donald. Hence, by listening to many Trump’s speeches, he finally understood why a lot of Americans are in favour of Trump.

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by s.pelletier on September 12, 2016
The first article that I choose is called “Millions of Ordinary Americans support Donald Trump. Here’s why”.  As you can imagine, this article tries to show to his reader some reasons concerning the fact that Donald Trump has so many supporters. Thomas Frank makes it clear from the beginning that he is not a supporter of Donald. Hence, by listening to many Trump’s speeches, he finally understood why a lot of Americans are in favour of Trump.

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by audreynoiseux on September 12, 2016
On August 24 2016, an earthquake killed 295 people and injured almost 400 in the city of Amatrice, in Italy. On the morning after, Charlie Hebdo, a newspaper recognized for its controversial humor about events of actuality, published a cartoon depicting the victims of the earthquake as different types of pasta, showing a bleeding man labelled ‘’Penne with tomato sauce’’, another one, severely bruised or burned, labelled ‘’Penne au gratin’’ and a pile of victims under a collapsed building, their legs and blood coming out of the rubbles, labelled as ‘’Lasagna’’.  

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by lauma14133 on September 12, 2016
The article from BBC news called, “Can Orcas Ever Be Healthy in Captivity?”, reveals a great deal about the controversy around keeping orcas confined. The article talks about Sea World’s decision to terminate the breeding of orcas, meaning that the 29 orcas currently residing at Sea World would be the last to be kept in captivity. Consequently, the organization also indicated that it would cancel its previous plan to double the size of the orcas’ tanks and add multiple features for the benefit of the whales.

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by ptrack on September 12, 2016
The fact is we have been leading up to designer babies for a long time now and as science becomes more and more advanced, we are confronted with increasingly complex ethical questions.  

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by magaliemasson on September 12, 2016
Last year, at the end of October 2015, the most populous country in the world announced the end of the one-child policy. This public policy of birth control implemented by China since 1979 would henceforth allow the married couples to give birth to a second child, thing that was not recommended to do before. Intended to limit communist China’s population growth, the policy occured mainly by criminalizing parents who have more than one child or by implementing abortions and sterilizations by force.

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by marilouT on September 12, 2016
In the article from the Globe and Mail “In PEI, the right to choose: No longer ‘the shame of being shipped off the island'” by Ingrid Peritz, the moral dilemma surrounding the right to abortion is being discussed after a legal change occurring in the province of PEI.       

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by emmafricain98 on September 12, 2016
Since the beginning of history, religion has created many different groups that express their values and beliefs through different symbols, wearing’s, practices Across the world. Our culture defines who we are. However, is it a reason to denigrate the values of others? At the moment, France is dealing with an ethical issue, as to wheatear they should or should not abolish burkinis. The following will argue and elaborate on both sides of the debate.

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by lexidiperno on September 12, 2016
The city of Montreal is trying to pass a new bylaw where as of September, Pit Bull Terriers will be banned from the territory because of the recent accidents such as, the death of Christine Vadnais where a Pit Bull killed her in her own backyard and the many other non-fatal attacks and bites. Montreal’s goal is to faze them out by waiting till the Pit Bulls purchased or adopted before September die.

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by zoepaes on September 12, 2016
To begin with, the article I chose is named “UK scientists ready to genetically modify human embryos” written by Ian Sample in The Guardian online newspaper. Furthermore, this article explains that some scientists in the UK want to get approval to genetically modify human embryos to enhance the research on miscarriages and to understand it better which will maybe help find the true causes behind it. This could lead to genetically editing embryos in the future to reduce miscarriages.

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by Sam D. on September 12, 2016
In the National Post article "Pundit War: Should Journalists Be Forced to Divulge Information about Their Sources?” four members of the Post’s staff debate about a recently brought up ethical issue concerning a reporters refusal to divulge information pertinent to a police investigation related to national security. The reporter was court ordered to release transcripts of an instant messaging conversation between him and a suspected terrorist but refused to cooperate based on his “right” to protect his source due to the “freedom of the press”.

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by PeterB on September 12, 2016
The article entitled "Copping a Budget Plea" written by Jarrett Murphy, published in 2006, depicts the police misconducts, brutality, and misbehaviours in the New York City Police Department, and although it is not the only police force that has cases of bad police behaviour, it is certainly the most largest police department with the biggest reputation, so it is easier to retrieve more information out of it.

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by mxrdwr on September 12, 2016
In the article “Colin Kaepernick’s Anthem Protest Leaves the N.F.L. Necessarily Uneasy” by Juliet Macur in The New-York Times, Macur recounts the statements and actions taken by the N.F.L. regarding Colin Kaepernick’s protest during the American national anthem.  

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by kabrina_peron on September 12, 2016
Makayla Sault is an 11 year old  Ontario Aboriginal girl who was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia. She was given a 75 per cent chance of survival as she started chemotherapy at McMaster's Children's Hospital in Hamilton (Walker). However, due to the intensive treatments, she experienced severe side-effects. One day, she had a vision of Jesus at the hospital and, shortly after, she wrote a letter to the medical team saying that she would no longer pursue her treatments.  After 12 weeks of chemotherapy, Makayla and her family opted for traditional indigenous medicine.

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10 months 1 week ago

First of all, the fact that women in Saudi Arabia have been given the right to vote is obviously an important step towards gender equality as women are granted a more important role in the society. However, I believe that with this alone, the problem of gender equality in Saudi Arabia still remains far from being resolved. Since women live under the supervision of their “male guardians”, their right to vote is restrained because they are highly influenced by the male who supervise them. For instance, as mentioned in the article, women are not allowed to drive a car without their “male guardian”. This ideology goes entirely against the idea of what is gender equality. I believe that the only way for this country to truly improve in terms of gender equality would be for them to separate religion from politics. If we take for example Canada, gender equality became an important issue that people felt the need to resolve as the church stepped away from the political scene. Of course, there are still problems of gender equality in Canada. However, if we take a look at all of the progress that we have done in the last 70 years or so, we have improved a lot and I believe that this has to do with the removal of the Church’s influence on political decisions. I believe that religion has an important role in every society. However, its place simply does not belong in politics because spirituality and faith are concepts that cannot be universalized and do not apply to everybody.

1 year 2 weeks ago

This text is really great. It shows both views with great arguments from both sides with objectivity. Before reading this article I was against it, but the arguments depicted in this text really made me realize that we all have our own personal liberty. Therefore, we have the right to decide whether or not if we want to live or die if we are suffering in our dying bed. I don't have much to say about it a part the fact that the text was well written and made me change my mind about this social issue. Knowing all of this, would it be considered as a suicide to end our lives?

1 year 2 weeks ago

I think that it is a very interesting issue to look on, because both sides have very good arguments to promote their point. Moreover, I don't think that we should base an argument about economical benefits knowing that marijuana affects the brain negatively. Yes marijuana relieves stress and relax, but it comes with its consequences. Exercises provides the same benefits without the bad effects. I also believe that the argument of releasing prisoners from marijuana possession or anything related to it, is erroneous, because these people are in jail for a specific reason such as having broken the law so they deserve being there.

In conclusion, I believe that the legalization of Marijuana should not happen, because of the effects related to the brain and also because I don't think that the arguments for are valid. So is it worth to legalize a drug only for economic reasons?

1 year 2 weeks ago

The Legalization of prostitution is indeed a very controversial problem in our society. It was clear that you were for the legalization of prostitution. I am also for it, but I think that your text should have been more objective. However the informations provided were excellent and strengthened my opinion about the subject. Your point about if the legalization would worsen the situation made me realize that in fact, no it would really help. So if the legalization wouldn't worsen the situation why some people are still reluctant about it?

1 year 1 month ago

The title of your article caught my eye as abortion is a very interesting debate where both sides have good arguments. I also do believe that women should have the ultimate say on what they decide to do with their body. I also think that the father should have a very strong say in the outcome but the final decision should be the woman's. She is the one that will undergo the procedure, not ProLife activists. I also think that if a woman gets raped she should choose what to do with the fetus, because that is a case where she couldn't have done anything to prevent a pregnancy. Women should be able to decide on what's best for them without being pressured by people who know nothing of their situation. Even though prostitution and abortion are two different debates, they still share common arguments, would it be fair for society to let women do what they want with their body regarding abortion but control prostitution?

1 year 1 month ago

I chose to take a look at your article, because title really caught my eye and I agree that we have to learn about race and racism. After reading it, I came to the conclusion that I too had a very limited definition of race. I now realize that defining a race as color of skin can be misleading as it groups people that have very different cultures together. I don't think that people should be classified by color but by their actions and culture, that is, assuming we need to classify human beings. Do you think that the concept of ''race'' is actually useful to humanity? I think that all it did was cause problems and divisions throughout humanity.

1 year 1 month ago

I was really interested by the title and topic because it's a very common topic these days and I know so many people who are becoming vegetarian to help the planet and to save animals. In my opinion, people eat way too much meat and a lot think that vegetarian food just isn't good but that's simply because they've never really tried it. With this said, I think if people would eat more vegetarian meals it could really help simply for their own health but also because we should take care of the animals instead of using them for all kinds of things, especially to eat and they are treated really bad. Do people really care for their planet and the living things around them or they only care about their own wants?

1 year 1 month ago

This caught my attention because there's a lot of conflict and mixed opinions about this particular subject and it has been going on for really long. In my opinion, marijuana should be legalized because like you have said in this article, it would help control it and regulate it which would be a lot better. It would also bring a lot of money to the government and I think that alcohol is just as bad and somehow that is legal. I think people are always going to find ways to take this drug that is one of the least bad drugs and that it's way better to take control over it. With this said, is it better to legalize it and control it or to just let people continue and find ways to get it which could be mixed with other dangerous things?

1 year 1 month ago

Your topic caught my eye as soon as I saw it. You clearly presents both point of views regarding the one child policy in China but i personally think that this policy should not exist because it shows the inequality between sexes. Male children are more valuable than women children. I think that families should have the rights to have more then one child because it is creating an instability between gender. I think that China should reevaluate its policy because is the one child policy really helping the major problem China is living which is overpopulation?

1 year 1 month ago

The title of the article really caught my attention because it's a subject that comes up a lot in the news and in many articles these days. There are many cases of police brutality in the US, especially against african americans. Personally, I have the same opinion as you because I think that it's unacceptable for police officers to do this and to simply kill a certain race without real reasons behind it and they don't even really get punished for it. I have always believed that everyone should be treated equally and there shouldn't be inequality of the races. With this said, the article demonstrates that brutality is still happening towards when it should be in the past. Will police brutality against African Americans ever really stop?

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