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tok presentation- Death Penalty

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Grace Yeon
Aishwarya Tirumani Real-life Situation Reasoning The process of forming conclusions, judgments, or inferences from facts or premises. (Dictionary.com) DEATH PENALTY We were discussing about the recent terror attack in the Boston Marathon, and the possible consequences the bomber could face. Knowledge Issue To what extent do reason and emotions play in justification of ethical decision making process? Death Penalty The punishment of execution,
administered to someone convicted
of a capital crime. Background The first official death penalty goes back to the Eighteenth Century B.C. in the Code of King Hammurabi of Babylon, which 25 different crimes were codified. Inductive Reasoning reasoning from detailed facts to general principles In United States, the public support for the death penalty is diminishing. According to Amnesty International, now more than 2/3 of the world, about 140 countries, have abolished the death penalty as of 2012. Deductive Reasoning reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect).
wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn Arguments PRO 1. Harsh punishment will serve as a deterrent for future crimes committed. 2. We can be more certain that the actual criminal will be put to death, with new technology and DNA testing.

3. Justice is served. The "eye for an eye, and tooth for a tooth" mentality is apt for this topic. CON 1. It violates the "cruel and unusual" clause in the Bill of Rights.

2. The cost of the execution process is far greater than life in prison sentence.

3. Life in prison is a worse punishment and a more effective deterrent.

4. There is always the possibility that innocents could be convicted and put to death, including the mentally ill. Emotion Any of the particular feelings that characterize a state of mind, such as joy, anger, love, hate, etc. EmotionVS Reason Emotion in Death Penalty The side of the criminal The side of the victims Connection to Natural Science
STEM CELL RESEARCH Reason Provide huge potential for finding treatments and cures to a vast array of diseases, such as different cancers, diabetes, Parkinsons, Alzheimers, and more. The embryonic stem cells provide researchers with greater advantage in comparison to adult stem cells. This is because embryonic stem cells are easy to identify, isolate and can be purified without much problems. Emotion 1. destroys human life
2. Killing an embryo can be compared to that of
killing a comatose person Knower's Perspective Reason and emotion are both significant in ethical decision making processes. Reasoning is very crucial because it provides logical arguments and as well as false claims. Emotion is also important because sometimes our feelings let the knowers know the truth in certain circumstances.Ultimately, reason overpowers emotion in these cases because they are stricted based and proved through facts and evidences, whereas emotion is dependent on feelings and causes the arguments to be very biased. Bibliography http://www.balancedpolitics.org/death_penalty.htm http://www.thesurvivaldoctor.com/2013/02/14/doctors-debate-embryonic-stem-cell-research-pros-and-cons/ http://www.allaboutpopularissues.org/pros-and-cons-of-stem-cell-research.htm http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/Boston-Marathon-bombing-5-key-facts-in-case Other perspectives
on death penalty 1. The Government


2. The public “We will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice,”said Jay Carney, the White House press secretary.
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