With the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, there has been outrage at BP's lack of planning which led to this environmental disaster. However, only some of the blame can lie with BP - similar disasters litter the history of offshore drilling (such as the Ixtoc 1 spill in the Gulf of Mexico 30 y
"Say: 'If the whole of mankind and Jinns were to gather together to produce the like of this Qur'an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they backed up each other with help and support.'" (Chapter 17:88) This and many other verses of challenge appear in the Quran, challenging mankind to
Surely anything that will lead to fair decisions, help the decision-makers, and stop doubts and controversy has to be a good thing? It works in other sports. Ok, that's not what football officialdom thinks, but what do they know? Cost arguments? Slow down the game arguments? Technology not reliable
Western powers have been occupying Afghanistan since the invasion in 2001 and the escalating human, financial and political costs of the continued occupation far exceed any benefits, either to the West or to the Afghan people themselves. The time has come for the West to admit they cannot continue,
The title indicates that physical chastisement of children should be illegal in all circumstances. Currently, smacking children is banned in many countries. In Britain, the status quo is that a parent can be prosecuted for assault when the line of 'reasonable punishment' has been crossed. However th
The revelation of the true identity of high class call girl, Belle de Jour, made famous by the blog and follow-up TV series, 'Diaries of a Call Girl', has re-opened the debate over prostitution. Many current and former prostitutes have denounced the government's continued refusal to legalize the wor
Governments all over the world try and set the minimum price at which cotton grown in their country can be sold. Both the United States and the European Union have policies which support their cotton producers by ensuring them a particular price at which their cotton will be bought as part of their
With millions of copies of violent games like Grand Theft Auto and Halo, should there not be an epidemic of violence, if there is a direct causal link between violence and video games? Are kids slowly but surely giving into the violence of the the game and will they/we start committing violent crim
The war on terrorism that started after 9/11 is still ongoing. It goes through name changes but the core of the conflict remains the same; we are involved in a conflict against a nebulous group of terrorists. This is neither a war in the conventional sense, nor is it winnable in the conventional sen
In the beginning of the societies, people gave their trust in a group of person for the administration, organization, control and protection of the state. When Constitutions appears the social contract took life. This security breaks when one, or a group of person, try to destabilize the harmony cha
For decades, AIDS has afflicted and killed millions of people worldwide. In 2007, it was estimated that 33 million people had the disease and 2 million died from it. Fortunately in the last 10-15 years there have been great developments in the treatment and prevention of AIDS, mainly through the dev
For the purposes of this debate, we wil define the motion as NATO stands for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation formed to provide member states with collective security. It has 26 member states from Europe and North America. Its nuclear policy was made public in 1999 through a document called St
In this debate, we focus on facilitating the efficiency of commerce in city centre, mostly Central Business District, and on reducing the urban pollution from its root, by not harming the basic necessity of the people, who are working and living in the city centre, about transportation.
Young drivers, and even older ones, cause many fatal accidents; raising the minimum age at which people can drive might reduce this, but is it a benefit to society, and are the statistics true? We can help lower the accident rates if the driving age is raised to 18 so no more kids can get hurt or ki
Mudering a person is one of the worst crime that can be committed. It undermines the value of life and the punishment for this should be of comparable caliber. Should the minimum punishment be life in prison, or should the person have a chance to be released - that is what we are debating about.