Identify an issue of global significance which introduces a conflict of concepts and values. Examine the facts, language, statistics, and images used by at least two sides in the conflict in their representation of the issue. In the process, identify assumptions, justifications, values, and emotions which diverge. To what extent can you find the truth of the issue?
Poverty (also more specifically beggars and begging)
Social concepts of time (e.g. Mainstream concepts vs. First Nations’ concepts) 3.
Science vs. religion (with reference to Evolution, Abortion, etc.) 4.
The Quebec problem.
The death penalty.
Do video games promote violence?
Artificial Intelligence (more specifically robot “beings”) 8.
WWF: entertainment or exploitation?
The uses and misuses of the Internet
UN economic sanctions against Iraq, or any other country. 12.
Drug testing in modern sports.
Xenotransplantation: the use of animal organs to save human lives. 15.
Violence in the Middle East: Israelis and Palestinians.
Mass media reports.
Genetically modified crops.
Genetically engineered food.
Rapid technological development: human implications.
Cloning of sentient beings.
The ethics of copyright laws.
Technology and the ownership of ideas/information.
Are human beings naturally violent?
Violence in sports/video games: the boundaries of the acceptable. 26.
How does violence in the media affect children?
Arranged marriages/love matches.
What purposes do labour unions serve?
Religious faith: the challenges.
The rights of robots.
Abortion: the problems and challenges.
The ethics of cloning/bioethics.
The last U.S. election: why all the confusion and uncertainty? 35.
Obesity and eating disorders.
Decriminalization of pot.
Expression of Anti-Americanism.
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