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17-03-2010, 09:17 PM
 
controversial issues
Hey, I have a great club going at school were we discuss controversial issues. it's really the only place were we can discus such subjects with many points of views with out it turning into a suborn i'm right your wrong situation. can anyone suggest any subjects to discuss? Here is a list of things we have discuses this year.
Abortion
Religion in general
7 deadly sins
gay rights
obama's policies
conspiracy theories
pastafarianism
there are more but i can't remember.
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17-03-2010, 09:21 PM (This post was last modified: 17-03-2010 09:38 PM by ashley.hunt60.)
RE: controversial issues
That sounds like a good club you have going. Let's see, what can I add....

Gun rights is a pretty hot potato where I live. You can discuss the Westboro Baptist Church right to free speech. Legalizing marijuana, or any drug. The death penalty, and on a similar note, to punish criminals, or to rehabilitate them (More realistically, what combination of the two?)? Google's growing influence is also disturbing to some people. Health care seems an obvious choice. Giving out condoms at high schools is another thing. I'll add more as I think of them.

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18-03-2010, 03:14 AM
RE: controversial issues
Euthanasia/medically assisted suicide
Causes of totalitarianism
Whether globalization is a threat to national and individual identity
Privacy on the Internet
The end of the world
Cloning

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18-03-2010, 09:48 AM
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Porn laws.

No, seriously. It makes for a good discussion, especially if you have any feminists in the group.

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18-03-2010, 12:46 PM
 
RE: controversial issues
Here's one for you...I'll start a thread on it as well...

If we want to consider the current world tension as a battle between two major theological ways of thought (Christianity and Islam), what would happen if the Christian side was replaced by Atheists? What about the flipped scenario (Islam replaced by Atheists)?

When I say 'replaced', what I mean is that all of a sudden, all Christians or all Muslims (depending on your scenario) abandoned their theology and became Atheists. Would the battle still rage on? How would it differ? Would there BE a difference?
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18-03-2010, 12:48 PM
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Piracy laws and anti-piracy measures. Everything from music to television to video games, piracy is a huge issue. You can make special note of P2P networks.

I'm actually currently working on an essay examining P2P networks and their effect on the traditional media power structure. Tongue

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19-03-2010, 08:14 AM
 
RE: controversial issues
Censoring on public forums/discussion boards or in general.

Haven't seen it mentioned on this thread yet but evolution/creationism is in the back of everyone's minds.

Stem-Cell research and usage.

Abiogenesis (life from inanimate matter).

The possible implications of infinity, higher dimensions and a metaverse.

Origins of the cosmos (not just life).

Monetary economy/society vs. resource based economy/society.

Gene-selection for future children, choosing which traits, physical features, ect. will be incorporated into the egg prior to or just after conception.
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