“Is Survival Selfish” is an argumentative text written by Lane Wallace. The text focuses on the question of whether survival is an act of selfishness or intelligence. Author Wallace also draws your attention to whether saving someone in dire situations is altruism or idiocy. Throughout the story, the author provides evidence in means to support her claim and reasons. Wallace believes that “self-preservation” isn’t always instinctual and there are many factors involved, including the fact that every survival testing situation is different. In my opinion, the presented evidence in regard to the claim and reasons are valid. Not only is the used evidence valid, but it is relevant and sufficient as well.
Have you ever wondered how we stumbled upon and acquired Florida? The fight over Florida extended across many decades and had many changes in who had control over it. The Adams-Onis Treaty (also called Transcontinental Treaty) settled the disputes. It was “Done at Washington, this day of February, One Thousand Eight hundred and Nineteen.” (sonsofdewittcolony.org). This compromise between the United States and Spain in the Adams-Onis Treaty was a significant compromise during the colonization of America because many conflicts between Spain and the U.S. were resolved, it led to further expansion of the U.S, and today, Florida has a huge effect on the United States.
According to Daubert, the “smell of death” evidence would have had to meet the criteria in order for it to be used as reliable evidence. First, the evidence needs to be tested to see if the expert can receive the same result each time, it needs to be done.
The Twilight Zone and The Crucible share many parallels through their plots based on kids accusing adults with extravagant claims that eventually leads to mass hysteria. This hysteria that occurred in The Twilight Zone and The Crucible were both caused by a suspicious event that caused distrust amongst the town. The initial shock of events causes many of the colonists and town’s people to keep trying to find evidence to support the hysteria. An example of this was when the man was accused to be an alien and one of the town’s people supports this claim by saying he gets up at night and stares up at the sky. This claim then was distributed as proof that he was an alien and the line between facts and fiction
Fradella, Henry, Lauren 'Neill, and Adam Fogarty. "The Impact of Daubert on Forensic Science". Pepperdine Law Review 31.4 (2004): 322-361. Print.
8.I do think so. Lets say that we have fibers that have transferred from a
In your every day, ordinary lives, the credibility one has is important. No vocation requires more skill to assess the credibility of others than in the court system. On any given day a trial judge faces many people whose lives hang in the balance and will likely do anything to keep from being restricted from their freedoms. People will lie, twist the truth, and conveniently remember things differently all to hide the sordid truth. Knowing this, it becomes increasingly apparent that the courts, judges and representatives need to have a keen ability to assess credibility.
Lack of better evidence than acts and statements including that of co-conspirators in pursuance of the conspiracy requires appreciation of circumstantial evidence following the well established rule in criminal jurisprudence that circumstantial evidence can be reasonably made the basis of an accused person's conviction if it is of such a character that it is wholly inconsistent with the innocence of the accused and is consistent only with his guilt...But in applying this principle, it is necessary to distinguish between facts which may be called primary or basic on the one hand and inference of facts to be drawn from them on the other...When it is held that a certain fact is proved, the question arises whether that fact leads to the inference of guilt of the accused person or not, and in dealing with this aspect of the problem the doctrine of benefit of doubt would apply and an inference of guilt can be drawn only if the proved fact is wholly inconsistent with the innocence of the accused and is consistent only with his
Finally, to significantly reduce eyewitness error, the criminal justice system must view eyewitness evidence as a type of trace evidence.45 Like other types of trace evidence, such as fingerprints, DNA, and firearm patterns, eyewitness evidence has a physiological basis (i.e., biochemical changes in the eyewitness’s brain).46 Consequently, the accuracy of eyewitness testimony, like other types of trace evidence, depends in large part on the use of proper scientific procedures in collecting and preserving it. In short, before admitting eyewitness evidence, a judge should always first determine if valid scientific procedures were followed in producing it. If they were not followed, this failure should generally weigh heavily against admitting
That’s a false choice fallacy and a stacking the deck fallacy because it limits the choices to two when at least one more choice is available. And we know that Bill left out one choice. Because his hidden presupposition was that the flood hadn’t occurred, Bill left out the time during the flood. As a result, he didn’t consider the fossils being deposited during the flood, and he eliminated the flood as a presupposition. In this, Bill secretly assumed the flood had not occurred. And that was the hidden presupposition. So he reasoned that, if the flood didn’t occur, the deposits couldn’t have occurred during the flood. And that’s circular reasoning.
Axiom: a statement or proposition that is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true.
This study examines whether or not prevalence information would stimulate and enhance false memories in children. Otgaar et al (2009) aimed to find out whether memories could be changed or shaped around an implausible event based on information given to children, in this case, a UFO abduction. The purpose was to find out whether or not the children would create a false memory of a specific event. They were given one of two narratives, one plausible, (almost choking on a candy) and one implausible, (a UFO abduction). The question sought to find out whether these children, categorised into two age groups, 7-8 and 11-12, will report false memories of an implausible event after being subject to prevalent information.
If the phrase “all ravens are black” (statement 1) is logically equivalent to the statement “everything non-black is a non-raven” (statement 2), with the latter seeming to be confirmed by “this apple is green”, then “all ravens are black” should be too. However, this does not seem to be the case—but why isn't it? In the next couple hundred words I hope to explain my theory that the two statements are not, in fact, as equivalent as one might assume from the phrase “logically equivalent”.
It has been over seventy years since the United States federal court systems adapted the general acceptance standard Frye test. Established with Frye v. United States 293 F. 1013 (D.C. Cir.1923) whereas the scientific theory of evidence had to establish and be accepted within the relevant scientific community. This was until a broader examination took place in 1975 with the enactment of the Federal Rule of Evidence Rule 702, with expert testimony that was based on their specialized expertise of the subject matter and of their personal qualifications. While questions arose concerning scientific
John Kostyack has a dramatic approach to the snake debate topic. He uses the fear factor to play on the readers emotions while he makes his point. His first sentence sets the tone for his entire argument, "Giant constrictor snakes have slithered, crushed, killed and terrified their way across movie screens for years. The real horror story, however, is much closer to reality — and to home.” While it’s easy to see that his main appeal is emotional, Mr. Kostyack does establish credibility when he specifically references the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, and the National Wildlife Federation (which he is the vice president of). Unfortunately this credibility he establishes is over shadowed by lack of specific evidence in any regard. He states