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Unformatted text preview: 1 244 Issue GRE Issue 2. "Competition is ultimately more beneficial than detrimental to society." Generally speaking, competition contributes to progress in society. 1. Generally speaking, competition contributes to progress in society. 2. In democratic countries, when parties and candidates compete for power, the public benefits. 3. Admittedly, when competition gets out of the control of mores and laws, society will suffer. ------------------------------ 3. "It is more important to allocate money for immediate, existing social problems than to spend it on long-term research that might help future generations." Humanity should take into account both long-term interests and short-term interests when making budgets. 1. Naturally, each generation is most concerned about solving problems that immediately confront them. 2. However, what differentiates human beings from other animals is that humans have a sense of future and are morally responsible for the well-being of their descendents. 3. Therefore, as beneficiaries of previous generations, each generation should make its own contribution for the well- being of future generations. ------------------------------ 9. "Academic disciplines have become so specialized in recent years that scholars' ideas reach only a narrow audience. Until scholars can reach a wider audience, their ideas will have little use." The speaker oversimplifies the issue of academic influence on society. 1. It is true that academic disciplines have become so specialized nowadays that some scholars seemingly idiosyncratic ideas only reach a narrow audience. 2. It is also true that social scientists failing to reach the large public makes it impossible for their ideas to contribute to society. 3. Nevertheless, scholars in certain realms are doomed to live in an isolated and purely academic world, which does not necessarily mean that their ideas will have little use. overspecialization ------------------------------ 15. "The stability of a society depends on how it responds to the extremes of human behavior." It is true that how a society copes with the extremes of human behavior largely determines the societys stability....
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course LTWR 126 taught by Professor Brodkey,lindac. during the Spring '12 term at UCSD.
- Spring '12