Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What does literature reveal about the topic of abortion?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Article With Bias

                In the article, "Arguments Against Abortion" Kerby Anderson, writes about all things that are wrong with getting an abortion. Throughout the article Kerby uses many biases to help strengthen her argument, and prove to people that abortion is a negative action. One form of bias Kerby uses is the focusing effect which is, "the tendency to place too much importance on one aspect of an event." Throughout the novel, Kerby is constantly restating how abortion is considered as going against God, and the bible. Most of Kerby's article is focused around God, and why it is wrong to get an abortion.
                One very important bias Kerby Anderson focused on while she wrote her article was that, "base rate fallacy." The base rate fallacy or base rate neglect is, "the tendency to ignore base rate information (generic, general information) and focus on specific information (information only pertaining to a certain case)." "Arguments Against Abortion" is an article that is focused on one specific topic; abortion. Kerby never falls off topic and throughout each paragraph maintains her original topic of the negative aspects to abortion. Thus, supporting how Kerby Anderson's article contains the base rate fallacy. 
                After reading the rest of Kerby's article, I realized that she created a sense of c
onservatism (also known as Bayesian.) Conservatism is, " the tendency to revise one's belief insufficiently when presented with new evidence." Before reading this article I did not know much about abortion, nor did I have an opinion on it. However, after reading the article I realized that abortion is not one of the best decisions a person could make. I personally don't like the idea of taking away the life of an innocent child, and I think it is unfair for the child, because they did not ask to be brought into the world then taken out of it. I thought this article was really inspiring, and it helped me gain a better view on the negative aspects of abortion.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bucket List Item

✓Completed Bucket List Item✓
              If you don't know what this is, it is called a tsuke. A tsuke is performed on vault, and for a while now I have been wanting to try one. So, today October 19,2014 I went to New England Sports Academy, while they held open gym I went in and got up the guts to try one. I had many failed attempts, but after a couple I finally rotated it enough! It was exhilarating, it felt like I was flying. When I finally accomplished it, I was wicked happy with myself I felt as though I could do anything. My video is above, enjoy:)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Noah Taffah

Noah Taffah
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          "Your love makes me strong, but your hate makes me unstoppable." These are some of the very words, Noah Taffah lives by everyday. Weather its soccer, or school Noah knows that he is able to succeed in anything he puts his heart to. On August 2, 2000 Julie and Mark Taffah had their first son, Noah Taffah. Noah is currently 14 years old, and a freshman at Norton High School. Noah has a 9 year old sister names Kenza, that he describes as, "a great sister to have, because she loves to have fun and helps me whenever I need her." Noah and Kenza are the only two children in their family, however their family has two Shiba-Inu dogs that they named, Pedi and Penny, who they  love very much.  Noah loves spending time with his family, in-fact this February his family is going on a cruise to Mexico, and he is very excited to have the week away with his family!
          Noah's may have a fear of heights, but that has never stopped him from rising to greatness and becoming the great soccer player his is today. When Noah gets out of school, and finished his homework you can "usually find him at the soccer fields practicing for a game he has coming up." Growing up Noah had an interesting childhood, he broke his right wrist three different times. One time he broke it by falling off a swing, another time he fell off a scooter, and the last time he broke it by shutting it in a car door. But, everytime Noah broke his wrist, he did not let it affect him playing soccer, he still spent all day everyday in the fields, practicing for the day he was aloud to play on the team again. Noah describes soccer as, "his life," he loves soccer so much in fact, Noah wants to become, "a professional soccer player when he grows older." Noah thinks it would be great job to have because he would make tons of money doing what he loves. However, if he does not succeed in that dream, he would like to attend college and become a lawyer. When Noah isn't playing on the soccer field you can find him playing on his Iphone that he got from Walmart. He loves his iphone, because it helps him communicate with his friends, on snapchat, text messaging, or even instagram. Noah also enjoys his Iphone, because it allows him to listen to his favorite music. Noah enjoys music of all types, he can go from, "country music toanything on the popular page of iTunes." Overall, Noah Taffah's life never has a dull moment, and he always lives each moment like his last, with no regrets.