Posts by eingersoll

  1. Should Baxter Live Forever?

    [ By on April 27, 2016 ]

    Recently I had the pleasure and immense responsibility of getting my first puppy, Baxter. Like most dog owners, I selfishly think that he is the cutest thing and better that other dogs, but I really mean it, he is adorable. Regardless, I haven't been able to stop myself from thinking about what will happen when he dies. I am so happy by his presence in our family and I already see myself being devastated when he is gone. This year in Bioethics, we watched a quick clip about a couple that had their dog genetically cloned and given birth to by a surrogate mother, a dog of course. Genetically the dog looks the exact same as the one that died, ...

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  2. Should There Be A Death Penalty?

    [ By on April 27, 2016 ]

    Prison life has been portrayed in many different ways from movie dramatizations, to documentaries trying to paint a realistic picture, to books letting the reader imagine life behind bars. When I think about it, I tend to side with documentaries and their attempts to give the general public a sense of what goes on in a world unfamiliar to many. The prison population is usually portrayed as violent, black or latino, and gang affiliated, however, these educational films do pick out the outliers in our prison system from gay inmates to inmates that received particularly harsh punishment for their crime. Although not always explicit, these documentaries paint a general picture of what life is like and alludes to some staggering statistics about ...

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