The Surfactant Trial In a perfect world, big business would not dictate the causes of life or death. Without any intervention, natural selection on the other hand ultimately determines whether or not a life should go on. Pharmaceutical companies seek to decrease the occurrences of death through research and development of new drugs. What the pharmaceutical companies do to test these new drugs will always be up for debate. The other issue presented here is the question of whether or not it is ethical for a drug company to conduct drug trials when there is already a working product on the market. It is my belief that testing is necessary when there is no known cure available. It should however always be at the option of the candidates to be part of these drug studies and it is appropriate as long as they are being fully informed of the risks involved. I find it difficult to swallow the idea that although beneficial to some of the participants in these drug trials there are those who will receive placebo. This is basically a lottery to see who will live and who will die just so a competitor can cut into their rival drug company’s market. The company argues that “they can ethically conduct a three arm trial: (1) placebo, (2) the competitor’s surfactant, and (3) their own surfactant.” That it would be both “time efficient” and provide data “the FDA likes”. Since they cannot guarantee that their surfactant will be a success they are inaccurate in saying that they will have a two third chance of receiving treatment. In…
The Salem Witch Trials
The Salem Witch Trials lasted a time span of 13 months, during which 200 people were accused and 19 people were hung. This was a dark time period in American history because people believe young, teenage girls and it led to people getting killed. The Salem Witch Trials was one of the most important events in American history because many innocent people had their lives taken; even people with power.
The Salem Witch Trials started in 1692 when…
effect on learning as it results in small but important performance aspects being missed
(D) Confidence means the learner is less likely to be demoralised by early difficulties and so will continue to practise
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2010 trial HSC Examination
Personal Development, Health
and Physical Education
Section I (continued)
Part B – 40 Marks
Questions 21-23 Health Priorities in Australia
Questions 24-26 Factors Affecting Performance
Allow about 1 hour…
Exodus 22:18 states, "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live". This bible verse was the backbone of the witch trials. The witch hunt in Europe lasted for about 270 years (from approximately 1480 to 1750) and around 50,000 people total were killed during that time, even though over 100,000 people were tried for the crime witchcraft. Originally the witch hunts were organized by religious officials to make sure that people feared of challenging the church. Three-fourths of all the people that were killed…
The Nuremberg trial
In November 1945, in the German city of Nuremberg, the victors of the World War Two began the first international war crimes trial. The choice of the city was significant for it was here that the National Socialist Party held its annual rallies.
Adolf Hitler intended it to be rebuilt as the 'party city'. Now many of the leaders of the party were on trial for their lives, only a short distance from the grand arena where they had been fêted by the German people.
The 21 defendants…
The Rosenberg Trial and Execution
The entire thing started when a KGB agent defected to the west’s cause, his name was Igor Gouzenko. Gouzenko helped uncover a soviet spy ring based in Britain; he then provided evidence that led to the arrest of 22 local agents and 15 Soviet spies in Canada. After this information was given it lead to the British agency “M15” to interview Klaus Fuchs, head of the physics department of the British nuclear research centre at Harwell. Harwell was then arrested and…
America for the same purposes as New England law did not sanction it. When Tituba finished her lengthy confession, she, Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne were taken to a Boston jail. Sarah Osborne would later become the first victim of the Salem witch trials when she died two months later of natural causes while still in jail.
The accusations of witchcraft continued despite the jailing of three accused witches. Why the accusations continued is still debated to this day. A recent small pox outbreak…
The Salem Witch Trials
The Salem Witch Trials cost many people their lives, planted a seed of paranoia
around the world, and affected many people. The Salem Witch Trials began in
Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. The trials lasted only a little less than a year.
Trials started when two young girls claimed to be afflicted by very violent convulsions,
or strange fits that unabled them to hear, see, or speak. These witch trials led to twenty
executions and nearly two hundred…
People’s Views on the Salem Witch Trials of 1692
Imagine, just for a minute, living in a time and place where you are not free to practice your own religious or spiritual beliefs and you are forced to live in fear because of persecution by the church and everyone around you. Persecution back in 1692 in Salem Massachusetts was a horrible thing. Those persecuted were hanged, burned, and even pressed against rocks if found guilty of witchcraft. Nineteen men and women were carted to Gallows Hill…
The Salem Witch Trials
The Salem Witch Trials were a series of court hearings and prosecutions of people accused of performing witchcraft and other supernatural abilities in colonial Massachusetts. These occurred between February 1692 and May 1693. Although they are referred to as the Salem witch trials, the preliminary hearings were done in various towns: Salem Village, Ipswich, Andover, and Salem Town. These trials had a lasting effect on a multitude of things…
As a director, discuss how you would stage Act 2, Scene 1 of The Trial in order to bring out your interpretation of it for the audience. Your answer should include justified suggestions for the direction of cast and design of the piece as appropriate to the style of the play and your creative overview of it.
My interpretation of The Trial is a portrayal of injustice in the political and social systems. Kafka presents through the protagonist Joseph K, how your fate can be determined wholly through…