Posts by matthewgorin

  1. Use of Chemical Weapons in Protests

    [ By on December 18, 2014 ]

    With the recent, unfortunate, verdicts on the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases, many people have gone to the streets to have peaceful but sometimes turning violent protests. In a recent article written by Christie Willcox she describes the way in which police forces are approaching the problem of dispersing huge crowds. She specifically focuses on the use of chemical agents such as tear gas and how some believe that the use of tear gas is immoral because it activates the pain sensing nerves and has the possibility to cause permanent damage such as heart or liver damage, damage to eyes, and heart failure. However, some would argue that police should have the ability to use any force necessary in ...

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  2. Growth Hormones in Society

    [ By on December 15, 2014 ]

    The use of Growth Hormones in modern society is frequently debated and in a recent article written by ABC correspondent, Jamie Cohen, both sides of the spectrum are described. Cohen first brings up the pro-growth hormone position, which is that kids who are shorter than average deserve treatment because kids who are short face much social adversity and can’t socially develop. Cohen then describes the counter argument to pro-growth hormone, which is that with society accepting treatment that fixes simple human characteristics, individuals will begin to feel pressure to change anything that is not normal about themselves. In my opinion both sides of the argument make sense and each have valid arguments. What are your thoughts on the use ...

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