• Emily,
    I really enjoyed the passion of this post and I liked the points you brought up about the common misconceptions. I have personally fallen into the habit of saying “im OCD about that” and such in the past. I have been working on stopping that because of the people that actually suffer from it. Your points have only grown my understanding of…[Read more]

  • Robotics have advanced a tremendous amount in recent year but could we be going too far? We have developed robotics such as self driving cars and robots that do our everyday home activities. This could be seen as

    • Hi Shane!

      While I think that you make a few really sound points, I think that advanced robotics could really help our future! Robots are much faster and more efficient when it comes to making calculations and simulations than humans are. It is already proven that robots could help diagnose and treat cancer, simulations on climate change and much more! Plus robots could even help us with our day to day with activities such as driving! So much is possible in the world of computers and robots.

      But that being said there are always negatives. Automated machines could take more jobs than they are creating, take the grocery store for example. Before computers and robots there was no self-check out line where you could go and buy your items from the store without even interacting with another human, jobs like cashiers and stockers are required to check people out and stock the shelves. But with machines we are seeing a shift from the labor force, it is much easier and cheaper to buy a robot to do simple tasks such as scanning items or stocking shelves than it is to hire and train new workers! In this way, robots and computers could be taking more jobs than they are creating.

      here is a link to video i think you would find interesting!

  • Devin,
    I agree with you opinion that marijuana should be legalized. My sister who has epilepsy could really benefit from this. There has been dozens of researches done that have proven that it has great benefits. The legalization of this drug would greatly benefit my family, my sister, and maybe even my future. Here is a helpful link:…[Read more]

  • Maggie,
    I found this post very interesting. One of my biggest interests has always been serial killers and how they think. I found the research you did about the differing cortex very interesting and something that I had never thought about or heard about before. There is a new documentary coming out called Dahmer on Dahmer that you might like.…[Read more]

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    Only 3.2% of the population of the US are vegetarians but what if that 3.2 turned into 100%? First of all, our greenhouse emissions would go down by a third. This is because of the gasses emitted by the

    • Sofia replied 1 month ago

      This is a really interesting topic. Obviously, becoming a vegetarian is much better for the environment, especially when it comes to emissions. We would have much less CO2 in the atmosphere, which would solve tons of problems we face today. One question I have is what other problems, like land degradation, would arise if people began eating many more fruits and vegetables?

    • Shane, I find your post super interesting and I find all of the positives to be a positive upturn in the way that the world is going with pollution and land usage. Although these things would be great and I would love to see our entire population go vegetarian i think an important issue that would be raised would be what to do with all these animals that would be left over, It is not humane to let animals like Chickens and Cows who are more or less domesticated go wild and it is also unfair to just leave them to die. Another interesting plus that would arise if we all were to go vegetarian is how much deforestation would go down because many forests (which provide us with clean breathable air) are cleared all over the world to make room for massive cattle farms which just pump more carbon waste into our world, polluting it even more.

    • Shane this is a very cool topic which I had never thought about before. This really made me thing which not many posts on here do. What if the world became 100% meat eaters? What would happen to the economy? What would happen to livestock? These are all questions that came to my mind. It would be really awesome to expand on this and to formulate a real hypothesis of every aspect of our society that would change. Although many of the points you brought up are good, I’m sure there would also be many downsides as well.

    • As someone who is a vegetarian, the title of this post caught my eye. You did a good job at choosing a tagline that would capture people’s attention.While I think you did a good job at including statistics, you could improve your writing by creating more of a bridge from point to point in your writing. You mention the decrease in mortality rate without going into the same amount of detail that is present in the rest of your paragraph. What exactly about going vegetarian would decrease the mortality rate? Would it make it possible for more food to go around, cutting down on starvation? Is there something about the current meat industry that’s killing people? Would it increase health, therefore cutting down mortality rates indirectly?

      You’re a great writer and show talent for choosing interesting topics. I would come pack to see more pieces backed up by statistics, since you seem to like them so much.

  • Mario, this box, from what you have told us, represents you well. I believe it shows your creative side while still showing your background and your interests. I think this is very well done, creative, and thought out. Keep working hard.

  • Thomas, I find this question intriguing and one that I haven’t heard many people speak about. I agree with you that the Mormons contribute greatly to Utah’s growing population but as you said, I think there is more to it. The fact that Utah will grow that much in the next 50 years concerns me slightly. If our population becomes that high with the…[Read more]

  • s time travel possible? This is one of the questions that we have all thought of at one point. There has been many movies and books based upon this idea. When you get into this question, many other questions

    • Shane,

      I found this to be very interesting. The concept of time travel has only been shown in sci-fi movies and tv shows and is depicted as a fantasy. But I’ve always wondered whether or not time travel will ever be possible. Although finding a real way to time travel won’t be relevant for years to come, I think you offered dome great insight on how it may become possible in the future,

  • Daniel, I would agree fully with the statement that we can define America without bringing up equality. I think that even though the document our country is based upon mainly focus’ on equality, it has been one of our biggest problems throughout history. I also liked the fact you brought up the point of opportunity and how people have viewed this…[Read more]

  • Lilian, I think you’re idea of keeping at least one parent is a great plan. My only worry is if it will work with many different situations such as both parents committing a crime or the parents passing away? What would be your plan for these situations? I am looking forward to your answer and really enjoy the fact that you have brought this up.…[Read more]

  • Valeria, this is a topic that has been very important for many years. This is something I agree with as well. I think its only fair that both genders have equal chances at everything in life. I also think that if more woman were accepted into programs like stem, that we would have new and innovative viewpoints and ideas that would really help…[Read more]

  • This is something that I have always been very interested in. While I personally don’t have any phobias, I know people that do and this really shines a light on that. I especially liked the part where you talked about how phobias can develop from siblings or parents while growing up because I had never thought of that before. The idea of…[Read more]

  • One of the questions our world has been working to answer for many years is what if there was life outside of Earth. This has been one of my biggest interests and something I have been thinking about a lot

    • Shane, I love your curiosity about the world beyond ours. Do you think that the extraterrestrial life is currently living among us? There has been claimed sightings of invaders dwelling in the skies and urban areas. Your question is a very logical thing to think about, how different are to aliens, if they exist?

    • Shane, I too think about this sort of idea. I do think there other life forms at there, not necessarly what the media has predicted. Do you have any ideas that you think they look like, walk, eat, etc? I found this article from NASA. about the search for alien life. The author, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, says human atoms are 95% made of three basic elements: hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon. These three elemnets are on many other planets in our solar system and beyond. So there are great chances that there can be other life in space. Hope this article helps!

    • Shane, this is a very interesting topic to me as well. There are so many planets that are in the “habitable zone”, but we still are unsure about other life forms. And if we ever do find other life forms, they are most likely going to be completely different than the life on Earth

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