(’16) Is competition always desirable?

Sample (Introduction) ‘Winning’- this feeling that is sought out by every one of us, brought upon by competition. Whether a big or small victory, it inevitably brings a sense of satisfaction and achievement, to some degree or the other. But, is competition necessarily always desirable? The answer has to be 'no', because to every matter, … Continue reading (’16) Is competition always desirable?

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(’16) ‘Human need, rather than profit, should always be the main concern of scientific research.’ Discuss.

Sample (Introduction) There is a need to balance the two considerations, because profit is often important in determining whether the research is able to continue. Therefore, when embarking on research, both factors are important; while the ideal lies in research for the greater good, but, more often than not, in reality, there is a need … Continue reading (’16) ‘Human need, rather than profit, should always be the main concern of scientific research.’ Discuss.

(’12)How far is it acceptable for technology to be used only for financial benefit?

Sample  (Introduction) As the world undergoes rapid urbanization and industrialization, competition between firms is tough. Most would focus on outdoing others and maximize their profits through heavy emphasis on productivity, and the development of new technology to gain a competitive edge. Such an approach would work on the basis of short-term and immediate *financial* benefits, … Continue reading (’12)How far is it acceptable for technology to be used only for financial benefit?

‘Science is based as much on theory as on fact.’ Is this a fair comment?

Sample (Refute 1) Some argue that science is only based on facts. In science, ‘facts’ are observable phenomenon in a particular situation in the natural world. The word ‘science’ is derived from the Latin word scientia, which is knowledge based on demonstrable (observation) and reproducible (experiment) data. Scientists craft their experiments, record their results and make … Continue reading ‘Science is based as much on theory as on fact.’ Is this a fair comment?

(’13)How important is it to save plant and animal species which are in danger of extinction?

Sample (Introduction) We could now well be facing the world’s sixth mass extinction of plants and animals, and the worst loss of species, since the dinosaurs died off 65 million years ago. Research by Stuart Pimm, a biologist at Duke University, put a number on how fast species are now becoming extinct. His study, published … Continue reading (’13)How important is it to save plant and animal species which are in danger of extinction?

(’03)‘A good leader must always look beyond the needs of his or her own country.’ Do you agree?

Related: Discuss the extent to which global and national interests can be balanced. ('01) Discuss the clam that in the modern world people should care more about international than national issues. ('13) How far is it important for people to be aware of current events in countries other than their own? ('14) Sample (Introduction) We are … Continue reading (’03)‘A good leader must always look beyond the needs of his or her own country.’ Do you agree?

(’13)How far is increased prosperity for all a realistic goal for your society?

Sample  (general) Increased prosperity through economic growth, that both poor, rich gain, is an unrealistic goal.  (Refute 1) Increased prosperity for all is said to be a realistic goal for Singapore, as the country continues to enjoy considerable economic success, causing incomes of everyone within the country enjoys an upward trend (to some extent or … Continue reading (’13)How far is increased prosperity for all a realistic goal for your society?