Wednesday, March 29, 2006

French Students Protest Controversial Labor Law

Students and young workers have held demonstrations across France against the French government's CPE (First Job Contract)workplace reform.

The Contrat de première embauche legislation allows employers to fire workers under the age of 26 without cause during their first two years of employment.

The government has argued that the reform is necessary to reduce France's youth unemployment rate of 23 percent.

Are the French students and young workers right to protest? Are they too young to worry about job security and is the French Governments right that the policy will encourage more companies to take on young workers?

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Is Iraq in Civil War?

Speaking at the White House in March, his second major news conference of 2006, US President George W Bush said that he did not believe Iraq has descended into civil war.

Mr Bush said Iraqis had "had a chance to fall apart and they didn't".

Iraq's former interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi however a few days earlier told the BBC 50 to 60 people were dying every day and that the country was in civil war.

Do you think Iraq is currently in a civil war?

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The Trial and Death of Slobodan Milosevic

The former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic went on trial on February 12, 2002 before the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia(ICTY) in The Hague, Netherlands.

Milosevic was charged with 66 counts of war crimes during the 1991-99 Balkan wars, including genocide (in Bosnia) and crimes against humanity, in three indictments covering Kosovo, Bosnia, and Croatia.

The trial was expected to take two years. After four years and with fifty days of hearing scheduled Slobodan Milosevic was found dead in his cell.

Did he die of natural causes as the tribunals appointed medical team stated, was he murdered as some of his supports are claiming or did he deliberately take his own life?

Can there ever be any real justice when trials last so long?

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Friday, March 10, 2006

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

No matter what we say, and how many different ways we find to say it, many people just do not believe how quick and easy it really is to create surveys using Survey Galaxy until they have seen it with their own eyes.

We would like you to be able to say 'Wow, it really is that easy' so we have created a Quick Start video that we hope will encourage you to join the thousands of others that have already discovered Survey Galaxy.

We have also created the Tutorial Video Centre that contains a number of step by step training videos covering many of Survey Galaxy's advanced features.

The videos may not have been nominated for any Oscars this year but we nevertheless hope that you will enjoy them.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Is Handwriting A Lost Art?

Is handwriting a lost art, and does it matter if it is?

With so many people using the Internet and learning to type, (at least well enough to get by); has email become the most common form of written communication, leaving the handwritten letter to the past?

Handwriting experts would claim to be able to tell a lot from studying someones handwriting, maybe a new bread of expert will emerge that can tell someones personality from their emails?

If you had to write a personal letter to a close friend or relative would you type it or write it?

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Intelligent Design or Evolution?

The theory of intelligent design holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause rather than an undirected process such as natural selection.

Intelligent Design is thus a scientific disagreement with the core claim of evolutionary theory that the apparent design of living systems is an illusion.

Although given a new name the theory is centuries old and in an attempt to explain the premise in layman terms the English theologian William Paley put forward a famous watchmaker analogy:-

If we find a pocket watch in a field, we immediately infer that it was produced not by natural processes acting blindly but by a designing human intellect. Likewise, the natural world contains abundant evidence of a supernatural creator.

This argument found favour until Darwin's publication of the Origin of Species in 1859 where Darwin argued that evolution by natural selection better explained life's complexity and diversity.

Darwins theory of evolution gradually overtook the Intelligent Design theory and for many years became the accepted thought and the one that was taught in science.

Fast forward almost 150 years and the debate is back out of the box. In the US supporters of Intelligent Design are not only arguing that it should be recognised but that it should also be taught in science.

Do you think that Darwin's theory of evolution explains everything, can Intelligent Design be a valid alternative, and is there room in science for two such opposing theories?

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