Assignment 2: Conflicting Viewpoints Assignment 2: Conflicting Viewpoints (Mark McLeod) Professor: Matthew Miko Course: Critical thinking PHI 210 10-26-2018
Assignment 2: Conflicting Viewpoints Should the Drinking age be lowered from 21 to a Younger Age? W.C Fields quotes, “I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.” Conspicuously, this indicates the implied joy that accompanies drinking. People love drinking. When they are sad, they drink. When they are relaxed, they drink. When they are happy, they drink. They are always drinking and making funny statements such as “Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer." (Dave Barry). However, this does not mean that the drinking age should be lowered so that the younger people can also join the alter of drinking. Drinking age should remain at 21 to curb the incidences of drug-related diseases and discomforts in human health. According to ProCon.org, lowering the minimum legal drinking age would be medical irresponsibility. Even though people who drink praise those drinks a lot, the drinks still have effects on the mental development process. The US Federal Trade Commission issued a report detailing the dangers of teen drinking. Among them was that teen drinking could affect the brain development of teenagers, which enhances functions such as emotional regulation, planning, and organization (US Federal Trade Commission 2010). Eventually, the child may develop
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- Summer '19
- Drinking culture, younger age, Legal drinking age, National Minimum Drinking Age Act, Amethyst Initiative, US Federal Trade Commission