Theory of Knowledge: There is no distinction between true or false.
There are beliefs in the society that have been practiced from time to time. These beliefs might be right or wrong, positive or negative, black or white, and left or right. Someone might agree or disagree on something or stand in between to the different background. There are no fixed standards that can measure someone’s actions, decisions, or behaviors. Cultures, religions, educations, environments, situations, and conditions can affect someone’s point of view a lot when he sees and does things. This leads me to agree with the statement that says: “There are no absolute distinctions between true or false”. I have observed that the reason why people stand in between and do not take aside or neutral is because they see things grey. I could consider myself as one of them, because for me what is right today, does not guarantee that it will be right tomorrow and what is right in one place might not be right in other places. There is a lot of area of knowledge that could be used as examples in this essay, and I think it is interesting to talk about euthanasia and its ethical and science theory issues because it is blur. The issues of Euthanasia have not been solved but have become so controversial for years not only in the religious countries but liberal countries.
Life has its ups and downs. I believe that there is a time for anything. When life is full of joy with laughter or problems with pains especially in today’s life that make someone do something without considering others’ perceptions towards them. The problems like unwanted child, un-affordable medication, anxiety, self-pity, loneliness, and selfishness have led people choose an easy way to end the journey of life. There are facts about people today; they have no perseverance, do not want to feel any pains but an easy life where everything is solved instantly. Sales Bury Harrison says: “There is no shortcut to life, to the end of our days life is a lesson imperfectly learn” and Antrim Minna says: “The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh”. In this case, I can say that this is the time when theories are against the reality. Life is fine when everything runs smoothly. Everyone on earth expects to have everything works well but who can tell what lies ahead. Have you ever realized that there is no guarantee to our education, finance, family, future, friendship, and even health? In order to get the best people will do all they can despite unpredictable circumstances that are not only influencing but also dominant over human lives
Being healthy is one of the most important issues nowadays. The importance of health has become primary concern of people due to the cost and awareness. Life expectancy is getting better and better. However, still there are so many kinds of diseases or illnesses that cannot be cured because the medications have not been found yet. Although to some extent the medications to some diseases and illnesses are available but they are unaffordable and can hardly be obtained. In the society, especially in Indonesia where the GNP is low compared to some of the developing countries, most of its people have no insurance. This automatically makes them find an alternate solution although it is probably inappropriate but does not cost much. Besides, hospitals nowadays do not give any treatment unless the money is deposited in advance. These reasons have led the society think of a quick solution when there is a problem that is not only painful but also unbearable. Euthanasia might sound unpopular but it has become a short cut to end the pain and help the patient from paying so much.
Euthanasia is the term that is derived from a Greek word, Euthanatos, which means easy death. Is there a moral difference between letting or prolonging the life of a medically hopeless patient whose suffering is unbearable physically or psychologically? How meaningful is his life and what is the value of his existence? Under what circumstances can euthanasia be accepted and do we human beings have the right to decide on issues of life or death? It sounds morally good to help someone reduce the pain but think of a moral effect. There have been a lot of arguments about Euthanasia. Netherlands has been the most liberal assisted suicide laws in the world followed by Holland that has legalized it since 2001. Despite the religious leaders, UK has accepted it. The Death with Dignity Act of 1994, Oregon, USA, where the assisted suicide has been legalized but still the doctors are reluctant to help patients to die. The Belgian Parliament has passed a bill of legalizing euthanasia providing that the patient is in a medically hopeless condition and unbearable suffering.
Part one: 1. Holden s Hunting cap: His hat is something that makes him stand out from the crowd and society. To Holden, wearing his hat says that he s not going to be like all the rest of the phonies. It s also something that he really likes and he constantly talks about it being different. On page 22 he refers to his hat as a people shooting hat, meaning he shoots people down when he wears it ...
A different point of view can be seen not only in the theory: “there is no absolute distinction between true or false.” but also in science which is logical. There are examples of a classical belief like “Spontaneous Generation” which has been tested with the adoption of scientific method. The classical beliefs are quickly crumbled in this generation.
Like many people I sometimes wonder how something can exist today if there was no beginning of it. For instance, egg and chicken. Which existed first? An egg or chicken, chicken or egg? If there were no chicken, there wouldn’t be an egg and if there were an egg then who had hatched it? The spontaneous generation doctrine by Aristotle might be right or might be wrong if we refer to the theory of evolution by Charles Darwin. According to Aristotle, reproduction could happen not from genetically parents. The strange thing is that reproduction could happen when inanimate matter like slime or mud was exposed to sunlight. While, Charles Darwin believed that there was the beginning of everything. He said that life was originated and evolved from universal. Now I have got a clear understanding about the existence of an egg and chicken. In my opinion if the spontaneous generation was applied then egg is existed before the chicken because its cell was exposed by the sunlight. On the other hand, if the evolution theory was applied then chicken existed before the egg because dinosaurs were forming bird-like nests and laying bird-like eggs long before birds (including chicken) evolved from dinosaurs. Even scientists have not been able to prove until now whether Spontaneous Generation by Aristotle or Theory of Evolution by Charles Darwin. There is no clear distinction between the egg and the chicken, which existed first. It is ambiguous!
Morality Through out the evolutionary process of rules and regulations that we abide by, we come to a discrete conclusion that religion and its "morality" have complete power over our beings. Morality is the quality of being in accord with standards of right or good conduct. But for most of the world it is the meaning of so called Christian morality, or religious morality that defines this system ...
Having done the observation, I would say that there is no absolute true or false in this essay. Not only in ethical issues that have no limit, but also in the science theory that is supposed to be something logical. There is an ambiguity in euthanasia. Is it right to let a severe painful patient live for uncertainty of survival or is it wrong to help release a patient who is in a medically hopeless condition with unbearable suffering with euthanasia. There is an unclear distinction in the issues of the existence of an egg and chicken, which originated first?
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