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Claim: Researchers should not limit their investigations to only those areas in which they expect to discover something that has an immediate, practical application.Reason: It is possible to predict the outcome of a line of research with any certainty.
Claim: It is no longer possible for a society to regard any living man or woman as a hero. Reason: The reputation of anyone who is subjected to media scrutiny will eventually be diminished.
The following appeared in a memo from a vice president of Quiot Manufacturing."During the past year, Quiot Manufacturing had 30 percent more on-the-job accidents than at the nearby Panoply Industries plant, where the work shifts are one hour shorter than
Government officials should rely on their own judgment rather than unquestioningly carry out the will of the people they serve.
ISSUE(67)Some people believe that society should try to save every plant and animal species, despite the expense to humans in effort, time and financial well-being. Others believe that society need not make extraordinary efforts, especially at a great cos
ARGUMENT(22)According to a recent report, cheating among college and university students is on the rise. However, Groveton College has successfully reduced student cheating by adopting an honor code, which calls for students to agree not to cheat in their
ARGUMENT(51)The following memorandum is from the business manager of Happy Pancake House restaurants.“Butter has now been replaced by margarine in Happy Pancake House restaurants throughout the southwestern United States. Only about 2 percent of customers
ISSUE(94)The effectiveness of a country’s leaders is best measured by examining the well-being of that country's citizens.
ISSUE(8)Claim: In any field---business, politics, education, government---those in power should step down after five years.Reason: The surest path to success for any enterprise is revitalization through new leadership
ISSUE(80)Nations should suspend government funding for the arts when significant numbers of their citizens are hungry or employed.