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Poll: Need Ideas for a position paper.

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i voted for the science classses one.
 
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Well I think he offended the unit as a whole, so....
 
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If you are of a cynical nature, discover the instructor's biases, prejudices and political points of view, and write a paper on one of your choices catering to that view. Newspapers and broadcasters do that all the time.
 
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My senior year of college I realized I was a class short of graduating so I decided to take a class with my girlfriend (now wife). The class was Women at Work, taught by noted feminist (or whatever the chicks are calling it these days) Jenny Farley.

The class was about 90% female, and the two other guys in the class were clearly looking for dates (girls who would spank them and call them naughty little boys, I have no doubt).

So essentially it was 28 extremely political feminists, my girlfriend, and me. :)

To Prof. Farley's eternal credit, she never played favorites and I always got good grades, even when I wrote papers or answered test questions with a decidedly non-feminist slant. The girls in the class even went so far as to complain about me at one point, and Farley made fun of them and said if they were going to run and hide from differing viewpoints, the feminist movement was doomed.

Professors like that are few and far between, and I'll always remember Jenny for putting education before politics and reasonable discourse before diatribe.
 
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I had a professor like that last semester only it was a male English professor. He was a HIPPY (for some reason I run into a lot of them around here) by all definitions of he word, and I disagreed with him more than half the time. But he was also fair and when I'd disagree with him in papers, I'd still get good grades because he wasn't there to get me to switch to his point of view, he was there to teach me how to write. He respected my point of view and I got out of that class with an A. He was actually one of my favorite professors even though I couldn't stand his political views.

A good professor challenges you but still respects your opinion, and that is exactly what he did.
 
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Looks like the Creationism topic is going to win by a landslide. That's good though, my opposition to it being taught in science classes is something I've been very interested in lately.
 
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How about:

Why members should "apologize to the unit".



*I voted for Why I don't like Michael Moore.
 
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How about:

Why members should "apologize to the unit".

LOL, that's an interesting topic, but I don't think my prof would understand it and I don't think there's a lot of research material out there about it other than Brenda Lee's song "I'm Sorry." (Watch the diner scene in Tommy Boy if you don't know the song.)

*I voted for Why I don't like Michael Moore.[/

That's another thing I'd love to comment on. I wouldn't really attack his politics (even though I think he's a socialist weasel and I don't agree with most of the stuff he believes in). Rather, I'd attack his way of presenting his side's argument. Like how he gives the impression that he doesn't believe the other side isn't simply wrong, but that there's a conspiracy between government and big business to keep it their way. I also don't like the way he made his own conclusions in Bowling for Columbine when he said that Lockheed Martin is the reason for Columbine without giving any concrete falsifiable evidence supproting that conclusion. He uses a really paranoid, delusional, conspiratorial way of aruguing and I don't find it very effective.
 
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RIDE, I love the "If you can read this... you have great eyesight" thing in your signature. It reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw one time that said "If you can read this, then you aren't blind."
 
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And..... The winner is..... Creationism by a BLOWOUT! That's the subject of my paper. I'd better start researching. Thanks to all who voted.
 
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So now I have to research the Jewish concept of death, dying and afterlife; the problems with Creationism; and I still need to find a Sociological peer-reviewed study for my Sociology class. After I'm done researching each of those, I have to write 5 page papers for each of them. This will be a very interesting two weeks now. Luckily, I have an espresso maker.;)
 
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RIDE, I love the "If you can read this... you have great eyesight" thing in your signature. It reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw one time that said "If you can read this, then you aren't blind."

I saw bumper sticker that read: If you can read this, then you are too close.
 

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