February 27, 2001
Protestant vs. Socially Engaged Buddhism
Somewhere in the sixth century BCE Buddhism was born, born from a single man Siddhartha Guatama, the Buddha. After gaining his enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, the Buddha didn't thi
The phenomenon known as globalisation
To begin with, tell them that they will need to look at the essay questions today
Later we will be doing a trial reflective exercise
Let's look at Globalisation
When my colleagues and I were faced with redundancy we were placed in
Aristotle vs. Copernicus
Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shared with Plato the
distinction of being the most famous of ancient philosophers. Aristotle was born
at Stagira, in Macedonia, the son of a physician to the royal court. At the age
of 17, he went to Athens to study at
Creationism vs Evolution: Through The Eyes of Jay Gould
It has been over 100 years since English naturalist Charles Darwin first
told the world his revolutionary concept about how livings things develop.
Evolution through natural selection and adaptation was the basis of his argument
as it remain
The Human Brain vs. the Computer
Over the millennia, Man has come up with countless inventions, each more
ingenious than the last. However, only now, as the computer arises that
mankind's sentience itself is threatened. Ridiculous, some may cry, but I say
look about you! The computer has alrea
Why are realists sceptical about liberal claims for globalisation?
Realists, as a foundation, base their beliefs on objective facts and view the world for what it is, not what it should be or what it could be, but merely for what it obvious and ‘truthful’. Liberalists base their beliefs on c
Germany and Italy had to face many problems in order to establish their respective unification. One of Prussia's main concern was the fear of nearby nations such as Austria and France. These nations believed a strong united nation would affect their power of influence.
As for Italy, the m
Electronic Monitoring vs. Health Concerns
Is privacy and electronic monitoring in the work place an issue that is
becoming a problem? More and more employees are being monitored today then ever
before and the companies that do it aren't letting off. While electronic
monitoring in the work place
*** This post contains two points of discussion
During the first tutorial, my tutorial group got into a rigorous discussion regarding the prospect of Globalization reigning supreme over a sense of nationalism and all countries eventually coming together as one under a common 'world government'.
Hard Times: Struggle of Fact vs Imagination and Struggle Between Two Classes
Charles Dickens' novel, Hard Times, is a story of two struggles--the
struggle of fact versus imagination and the struggle between two classes. It
takes place in Coketown, and industrial-age English city. The novel
Great Expectations: God's Law vs. Human Law
In his book Great Expectations, the problematic nature of moral judgement
and justice that stems from a conflict between God's law and human law is one of
several topical themes that Charles Dickens addresses. This paradox regularly
surfaces in his
Battle of the Bytes: Macintosh vs. Windows 95
It used to be that the choice between a Mac and a PC was pretty clear.
If you wanted to go for the more expensive, easier to use, and better graphics
and sound, you went to buy a Macintosh, for the cheaper price, it was the PC.
Now it is a much differ
Windows NT vs Unix As An Operating System
In the late 1960s a combined project between researchers at MIT, Bell Labs and
General Electric led to the design of a third generation of computer operating
system known as MULTICS (MULTiplexed Information and Computing Service). It was
envisaged as a comp
GROUP DISCUSSION / INTERVIEW TOPICS
• Love Marriages or Arrange Marriages!!Which is better?
• Is T20 Cricket Killing Real Cricketing Skills?
• US war on Iraq-justified or not.
• Position of Women in India compared to other nations.
• Should SONIA Gandhi be ma
Descartes vs. Pascal
For centuries, human beings have been debating over the validity of the
use of reason. This is a very, very difficult subject to discuss, as one is
forced to study something which is at that moment being used in their study.
Two classic thinkers who contrasted on their view
Barney Vs. Sesame Street
Sesame Street and Barney The Dinosaur are two popular educational shows for
children. Are they really teaching kids with the right techniques? Are they
teaching kids anything at all? It's a battle to see which is better: Barney or
ISDN vs. Cable Modems
The Internet is a network of networks that interconnects computers around the
world, supporting both business and residential users. In 1994, a multimedia
Internet application known as the World Wide Web became popular. The higher
bandwidth needs of this ap
Impact of Globalisation on Indigenous Culture
Dr. Biplab Datta
VGSOM, IIT Kharagpur 721302
Globalisation and information technology has increased contacts between people and their values, ideas and ways of life in unprecedented ways.
MULTIPARTY VS TWO-PARTY Stakeholders: India, USA, two-party democratic systems, multi-party democratic systems Background Key Points Why a multi-party system is better Why a two-party system is better Group Discussion Topics For Against The stability of multi-party democracy in India
Internet Access: Flat Fee vs. Pay-Per-Use
Most Internet users are either not charged to access information, or pay
a low-cost flat fee. The Information SuperHighway, on the other hand, will
likely be based upon a pay-per-use model. On a gross level, one might say that
the payment model for the I
Nationalism is the most important feature of global politics as a source of both conflict and stability. The meaning of nationalism is elusive, as nationalism exists as an ideology and a movement, pervades domestic and international issues, and acts both on and through political act
"Schlesinger's Canon Vs. My High School's Canon"
In school, whether it be at the high school or college levels, there are
usually lists of books thought as being essential reading. Arthur M.
Schlesinger, Jr.--a Pulitzer Prize winning historian--calls this list in his
book The Disuniting of Amer
African American vs. Caucasian Americans
At first glance some people might consider this paper to be on the racial side,
however it was all written by observations made. There are many differences
between African Americans and Caucasians, some people don't see the differences
because of ignorance
US vs. IRAQ
A)DESERT STORM LIGHT - We would use 250,000 troops to invade Iraq. It is very unlikely that Sadam Hussein would give US Forces an easy time in the 3 months that it would take to muster up enough troops. In addition, it would be hard for US allied forces to h
The Taming of the Shrew vs. 10 Things
The relationship between man and woman is a theme that is forever present in movies, literature, and plays. Over time, movies can portray this in similar and slightly different ways. The Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I Hate About You are two examples of thi
Raves vs. the Government
The first amendment of the constitution is the Freedom to assemble, however Senator Joseph Biden sponsored a bill called the Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act (R.A.V.E. Act). With 10 other senators co-sponsoring the bill including Senator Hillary Rodham Clint
Decriminalization vs. Prohibition
The idea of Drug Prohibition made sense: lower the availability of drugs
by the use of law enforcement. Unfortunately, Drug Prohibition means heavy
costs while proving to be ineffective and counterproductive.
I was thirteen when I saw drugs for the first time.
Macintosh vs. IBM
The IBM and Macintosh computers have been in competition with each other for
years, and each of them have their strong points. They both had their own ideas
about where they should go in the personal computer market. They also had many
developments, which propelled themselves ov
Poverty vs. The Economy
Poverty is a lack of goods and services necessary to maintain a
minimal adequate standard of living. The definition of the term adequate varies,
however, with the general standard of living in a society and with public
attitudes toward deprivation. No university
CMIP vs. SNMP : Network Management
Imagine yourself as a network administrator, responsible for a 2000 user
network. This network reaches from California to New York, and some branches
over seas. In this situation, anything can, and usually does go wrong, but it
would be your job as a system