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jprou2 in Learning to Learn
SUNY Brockport
November 15, 2014
Every day we read little messages to one another in short, fast spinnets, but chances are we didn't realize we were re-wiring the way our brains learn.  The human brain is extremely adaptable. Because we can train it to function best by recieving quick, incomplete sentences, and fast answers, we are promoting short attention spans and the need for fast answers. After I read the following article by Nicholas Carr on how our means of daily communication and learning is actually making us stupid, I immediately related.

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The article Woman Denied an Abortion in Republic of Ireland was Raped was published on August 18th, 2014 on the BBC News website. It describes what happened to a woman (her name is not mentioned due to privacy policies) who was raped and got pregnant after it happened. This particular woman demanded to have an abortion, after being eight weeks pregnant, but the health staff categorically refused to end her pregnancy until they could safely remove the baby by caesarean section. According to the law, in Ireland, it is illegal to get an abortion.

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On the 12 of March 2012, Ed Pilkington published the article "Jailed for life at age 14: US supreme court to consider juvenile sentences" written in Charleston, Missouri for the website of the British journal The Guardian. The author in this article is reporting the case of youth offenders sentenced to life without parole in the United States, but more specifically the case of Quantel Lotts.

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The article “Rhetoric of racism, from Ferguson to Palestine” by Nadia Barhoum posted in Aljazeera on September 4th, 2014 explains how there are parallels of shared experiences between many African American and Palestinian people. It compares the recent events that took place in Ferguson, and in Palestine this past summer, the shooting of a young innocent black man named Michael Brown, and the killing of over 2000 Palestinian people.

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People are born into different beliefs and therefore there opinion on worldly controversial topics is probably different as well. For example, the view on death penalty is a controversal debate and is mixed all around the world. Death penalty also known as capital punishment is defined as the practice of executing an individual as the punishment for a specific crime after conviction by a court of law. In the USA, the death sentence is legal in 32 states and Texas got the highest death sentencing rates (Death Penalty Info. Center).

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  For many years, parents have used violence to educate their children. This method was mainly used in the past, because parents did not know how to raise their children otherwise. It was, and for many, is still in the culture and the way of thinking of their families. However, in our modern society, should we still use spanking, or any other form of violence, to educate or discipline children?  

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  For many years, parents have used violence to educate their children. This method was mainly used in the past, because parents did not know how to raise their children otherwise. It was, and for many, is still in the culture and the way of thinking of their families. However, in our modern society, should we still use spanking, or any other form of violence, to educate or discipline children?  

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                                                                                                                                             Coronado, Cesar                                                                                                                                              September 15, 2014                                                                                                                                              Gabriel Flacks                                                                Ethics Short Paper 1

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  The article ‘’Ontario should make bike helmets mandatory for all cyclists’’ was published on November 10th, 2013 in the Star, a Canadian online news website.  It basically argues the fact that there should be a law that obligates all cyclists, not only people under 18, to put a helmet on, while riding their bikes, because there is a lot of bike-related head injuries.  According to The Canadian Pediatric Society, everyone one could benefit from making bike helmets mandatory. So, should provinces, like Ontario, put in place a mandatory helmet law for cyclists?

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