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    I decided to read a short monologue done by Romeo in Act 1, Scene 1, and line 176 of Romeo and Juliet. The experience itself did teach me a lot though, as it showed me that there are a bunch of different of

    Romeo and Juliet Passage Recording

    https://www.youthvoices.live/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Shakespeare-2-1.m4a I decided to read a short monologue done by Romeo in Act 1, Scene 1, and line 176 of Romeo and Juliet. The experience itself did teach me a lot though, as it showed me that there are a...

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    First Passage Paraphrase

    Desdemona (1.3.208-218)

    Father

    This is very hard for me as I am torn between two duties

    You gave me education and life, and I owe you for that

    You gave me everything I have

    I respect

    Othello Close Reading

    First Passage Paraphrase Desdemona (1.3.208-218) Father This is very hard for me as I am torn between two duties You gave me education and life, and I owe you for that You gave me everything I have I respect you very much for that I must...

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    Though there have been many proposed solutions as to combat certain doomsday scenarios when and if they come about, there does not seem to be much follow-through afterwards. As helpful as these resolutions could

    Active Efforts to Combat Human Extinction

    Though there have been many proposed solutions as to combat certain doomsday scenarios when and if they come about, there does not seem to be much follow-through afterwards. As helpful as these resolutions could be, there is no point...

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    As I was searching around the EBSCO databases I found a very interesting article entitled “The Sky is Falling.” which was a scientific piece that focused on how an impact by some sort of space rock or object could

    When will the human race come to an end? Argumentative Research Topic Part 3

    As I was searching around the EBSCO databases I found a very interesting article entitled "The Sky is Falling." which was a scientific piece that focused on how an impact by some sort of space rock or object could...

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    • Billy!
      What a great start to you research essay. You had great evidence and multiple argumentative points, which is the most important part of a research paper. I never knew there were meteors of that great of a size just floating around in space; that is terrifying! I also never knew that a meteor hit is the thing that will most likely lead to our world’s complete deterioration. Then again, I usually don’t think about the end of the world. You should look into this article http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/huge-asteroid-that-could-end-the-world-is-defying-gravity-as-it-moves-towards-earth-scientists-say-9670910.html it mentions multiple studies that have to do with your same topic. That website actually has many articles that discuss mass meteors, and their likeliness to hit Earth, etc. You should definitely check it out! I hope they help.
      Jenessa

    • Billy,
      This is a crazy and scary topic. You have a host of good evidence here, and it’s going to be a really good essay in the end. My question for you is, since this is an argumentative essay, when do you think the human race, and do you think it will be natural or human-caused? Another thing to consider is the group of scientists that calculate the “doomsday clock,” since they are experts on the issue of when the world (at least for humankind) is ending (and we’re really, really close). The contemporary “end of the world” is this argument that does not seem to be dissolving between the U.S. and North Korea. Read this article: https://nypost.com/2017/10/11/north-korea-to-us-were-on-the-brink-of-nuclear-war/ … and tell me what you think.
      Hunter

    • Hey Billy, This is an amazing topic that has potential for a multitude of points of view. This is a somewhat scary topic to discuss because it is talking about the unpreventable demise of the human race. I personally think that it will be humankind that destroys itself. We are constantly developing things that can bring great harm to our environment as well as ourselves. I found an article that talks about one idea about how the world will come to an end due to a population outburst and deteriorating resources.
      http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/science/ct-stephen-hawking-escape-earth-20170505-story.html
      This is idea for a research essay and am curious to know about how humankind will meet its demise. That sentence I wrote sounds terribly dark, anyways good luck.

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    After reading the article “We have a choice of many kinds of apocalypse”, I have come to a realization that I have had a fairly narrow view of how we as a species could potentially meet our demise. Besides

    When will the human race come to an end? Argumentative Research Topic Part II

    After reading the article "We have a choice of many kinds of apocalypse", I have come to a realization that I have had a fairly narrow view of how we as a species could potentially meet our demise. Besides...

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    • Billy,
      This is probably the most interesting post I’ve read on this website. I really like this post because you aren’t making this topic into a joke, but it is in all seriousness. And I agree with you! I think pandemics and epidemics will eventually get to the human race. Our vaccinations and shots are starting to create super-viruses that our bodies won’t be immune to (especially through the antibiotics found in meats). I also heard the flu epidemic going around right now is “killing 4000 people a week” (which I highly doubt, but it is still really scary to think about because maybe it isn’t a flu but a new virus with flu-like symptoms). Also, the movie Contagion comes to mind when I read your first paragraph about pandemics and I recommend watching that movie! Here is an article you might like: https://www.motherjones.com/food/2012/07/antibiotic-use-vaccines-factory-farms-creating-new-pathogens/

    • Billy, I absolutely love posts like this I have spent a considerable amount of time thinking about our Earths demise and how we will become a single blip in time. There are so many crazy theories to how we might die some more realistic than others. To be honest I would like to see how some of these theories would play out. We may still be alive when our world comes to an end but I doubt it. Because of this I will never see how the World ends and I would actually be very interested into how it does. If I could take a step back and watch many different realities of the many apocalypse you spoke of in your article like a simulation I would. Keep doing research I would be very interested in what you find. Heres a article that might help you.

      How will the world end? Six terrifying ways humanity could be destroyed

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    Us humans have been around for along time, but at the rate we’re going right now, we might not be around much longer. Due to factors such as pollution, lack of resources, and sheer overpopulation, the future isn’t

    When will the human race come to an end? Argumentative Research Topic

    Us humans have been around for along time, but at the rate we're going right now, we might not be around much longer. Due to factors such as pollution, lack of resources, and sheer overpopulation, the future isn't looking...

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    • Billy,
      I find this topic very interesting. I have seen scientists and meteorologists in shows who discuss this topic and they mention a “cap” to human existence meaning that eventually the human race will get to a point where we can no longer survive on this earth.

    • Dear Billy,
      I agree with the fact that the human race is the one to blame for the affects we have caused to planet. Maybe you should look for articles on climate change and the damages it has done around the world, which is a leading cause to the change in weather and potential extinction to animals on earth. You could also look for the over grown population around the world, as to why in certain cultures having a big family is a good thing but the impact it has on earth it isn’t. I am interested in to what else you will add to your topic, good luck!

    • Billy,
      This topic was very interesting to read about. This link will take you to an interesting article I read about why we should colonize otehr planets. https://futuretravel.today/why-we-must-colonize-space-ea7d54e2deb6
      I have heard this topic before that there is a cap to how much we can take from the earth until there just arent enough resources. Hope you find what you were looking for.

    • Hi Billy,
      this is a very interesting topic that you have chosen. Your topic concerns all of humanity, and plays a huge part in our future generations. I often wonder how long it will be until we kill off our species, or we destroy all of our resources and food. A good resource/video i think you would find interesting is linked to this comment. I think you should check it out if you have the time.

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    A few hundred years ago, all around the world, the penal system was absolutely. People would be sentenced to death for even the most petty of crimes and nothing would be thought of it. Public executions would be

    The death penalty and when it is appropriate.

    A few hundred years ago, all around the world, the penal system was absolutely. People would be sentenced to death for even the most petty of crimes and nothing would be thought of it. Public executions would be held...

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    • Hey Billy,
      This is a pretty interesting topic to discuss, but “when is the death penalty considered appropriate” leaves room for a fairly subjective response. I’ve been conflicted in my own ideas of the death penalty and in which cases (if any) I do or don’t support it. With such an emotionally driven and radical concept, it’s hard to maintain a steady perspective or pick a definitive standpoint.
      There are a few questions that come to mind when I think about capitol punishment.
      Who are we to decide who deserves to die?
      Can people change?
      If we torturously execute someone, how are we any less criminal than they are?

      Lucy

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    There is no doubt that the internet has become a big influence in today’s world, as not only does it provide easy access to communication with almost anyone, it is also grants us the ability to find any piece of i

    How has the internet changed us as a society?

    There is no doubt that the internet has become a big influence in today’s world, as not only does it provide easy access to communication with almost anyone, it is also grants us the ability to find any piece...

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    • Billy,
      I really enjoyed your post. I think that this is a topic where everyone can relate to it because we all have access to the internet. My three year old brother already has his own Ipad. I think that we need to stop relying on the internet so much and start going back the basics. For instance, instead of using your phone for directions, get out the paper map and find a way to get there. We are always relying on the use of technology to help us get around in life and we should start to change the way we use it. Here is an article about millenniums and how the phone is impacting our social life that I think you might like: https://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/15/social-media-making-millennials-less-social-study.html

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    A pressing question on many people’s minds is the date on which the world will cease to exist. There have been many conspiracies and hypotheses on this topic, yet it seems as though no one can agree on a

    When and how will the world end?

    A pressing question on many people's minds is the date on which the world will cease to exist. There have been many conspiracies and hypotheses on this topic, yet it seems as though no one can agree on a...

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    • Billy my boy! I really liked your topic and this is a question that has interested my ever since I was little. I have found that there have been many predictions for the apocalypse that have not come true such as the famous one that was predicted in 2012. I personally believe that humans can not accurately predict the exact date this will happen, but I do agree with you that with our rates of consumption and pollution, it could be closer than we think. This article with a list of predicted dates was very interesting to me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dates_predicted_for_apocalyptic_events

    • Billy,
      Your topic is very interesting, I never would have thought to research it. I really liked how you pursued both a scientific and religious perspective. Personally, I believe that there is a point where the Earth can no longer support human consumption. What is your stance? When do you think the world will end?

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    Though there are many issues facing the world today, there are some that are much more pressing than others. And whether that be problems involving education of a certain group or simply the general welfare of

    What are the biggest issues facing the world today?

    Though there are many issues facing the world today, there are some that are much more pressing than others. And whether that be problems involving education of a certain group or simply the general welfare of humanity, they all...

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    • Billy, I think that the mentions of climate change and issues like that are some of the more pressing issues facing our world. For one those things will make up how we will live for the rest of time and it is very important to keep our planet as nice as it is can be because we do not really have another. I also think that some of the political issues faced by our world like the rising tensions between north korea and the USA is another issue that could end up pushing our world into areas that we really should not be in. I also think that its important to look at the political issues our world faces along with the threats faced from the climate change we are seeing around the world.

    • Billy, this is a great article because it goes to show that we need to fight climate change like it is a war. I think that there isn’t enough focus on this topic, especially with how the president is pushing it aside and denying its existence. I wasn’t aware of the statistic that the global temperature will increase so much within the next hundred years if we don’t do something about it. Thank you for your article Billy I look forwards to more.

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    Something that I already know about what happens after we die is that there is no absolute way to be certain about anything. Though many people believe in various gods or afterlives to cope with the impending,

    What happens after we die?

    Something that I already know about what happens after we die is that there is no absolute way to be certain about anything. Though many people believe in various gods or afterlives to cope with the impending, inescapable fear...

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    • Dear Billy,
      I am interested in your post because I personally am not a religious person and if I’m being honest I’ve yet to come to a conclusive and indefinite belief in an afterlife, though I am leaning toward the, let’s say, defeatist view. You addressed that faith or one experience of a man who claimed a vision after legal death is not true and irrefutable justification in the true answer of an afterlife, which is a view that I share with you, as the claims of a very religious man who spent their entire life devoted to their religion would be indefinitely biased. Your quoting of Dr. B J Miller’s statement, “There’s often no dramatic moment of death, but rather it’s somewhat ordinary.” made an impression on me. It is one I myself have considered and I feel as though he has formed an ideal description of. Thanks for sharing your post, as it really pulled my attention about life, and what happens after death.
      Regards,
      Alex Bishop

    • Dear Billy,

      Interesting post, great statistic surrounding the cardiac arrest patients who have reported obtaining some kind of supernatural awareness. I think that as science progresses with time we’ll be able to further determine what causes this feeling in near death events, as our understanding of the brain progresses we’ll be enabled to better prescribe what causes this happening for so many people. From a non scientific viewpoint there are countless theories describing different routes to the afterlife and what that’s actually like, but I like the way you talked about doctors opinions and how logically we have no determined afterlife.

      Thanks,
      Edward Ryon

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