Tomorrow's World Viewpoint Archives

Countless media sources are constantly vying for your attention, what makes Tomorrow's World Viewpoint different? Our presenters describe what we hope to achieve in bringing you subjects of morality, society and current events from our Viewpoint.


The Restoration of Rome Part 4 - Charles V
Presented by: Michael Heykoop
At a time when bloodlines determined kings and kingdoms could be acquired through marriage, it was predictable that someone would find a way to hack the system. Through generations of inbreeding and politically motivated marriages, the house of Habsburg cobbled together one of the largest, yet least unified empires the world has ever known.
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Do You Live by the Honour Princple?
Presented by: Winston Gosse
Do we show honour towards each other or has society, in its failure to differentiate between right and wrong, also lost its adherence to a conventional standard of conduct? Do you live by The Honour Principle?
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The Restoration of Rome Part 3 - Otto the Great
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
The early 900s had seen the decline of Charlemagne's once mighty empire and a period of utter corruption for the Catholic Church. The heart of Europe was again split into an array of quarrelling factions, waiting to be united. In part two of our Viewpoint series on the Restoration of Rome, it was discussed how in AD 800 the Frankish ruler Charlemagne, allied with the Roman Church established an Empire, uniting most of central and western Europe and Italy, and as historians affirm, restored the Roman Imperial system, being crowned by the Pope in AD 800, a new Roman Emperor.
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Freedom From Thought
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
There was a time, not all that long ago, when society assumed and expected that universities, and especially disciplines within the humanities, would expose a student to a deep pool of knowledge, and encourage the learner to think, debate and defend ideas, even if those ideas might have been at variance from popular notions of the day.
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The Restoration of Rome Part 2 - Charlemagne
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
Charlemagne or Charles the Great is one of the key historical figures in the reconstruction and unification of the Western Roman Empire. He arrived on the scene almost three hundred years after the last Roman emperor to control Western Europe was deposed by Germanic tribes. Who was Charlemagne and what role did he have in the restoration of Rome?
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World War Two and US Industrial Production
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
The morning of December 7th, 1941 saw Pearl Harbor awake to a Japanese surprise attack meant to remove the USA from WWII before this "sleeping giant awoke". What did Japan see in this isolationist nation that caused them such fear?
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The Restoration of Rome Part 1: Justinian
Presented by: Michael Heykoop
In September of AD 476 Romulus Augustus was deposed as Emperor. Rome had fallen. An era had ended. The empire was lost. Less than a century later a young King ascended to the throne in Constantinople and, after a tumultuous start, began his quest to reunify and re-establish the Roman Empire. This is the Imperial Restoration of Justinian.
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How Did Israel Win The Six Day War
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
In just six days the state of Israel shocked the world as it fought against 5 surrounding nations to not only defeat their enemy but gain a stronghold on the entire region. How did Israel win the Six Day War?
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Are Cities Going To Starve Us?
Presented by: Michael Heykoop
It is common to hear older individuals quipping that "kids these days don’t even know where food really comes from”,that “they think it just comes from the grocery store." As metropolitan areas like Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto continue to expand into nearby agricultural areas; we have to ask ourselves a question. Are mega cities good for the planet, or are they going to starve us?
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From Babylon To A United Europe
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
The ancient Babylonians had an almost symbiotic relationship between religion and government that lasted for millennia. Yet it can be found even to this day as it bubbles away almost unnoticed under the banner of a united Europe.
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The Blame Game
Presented by: Winston Gosse
Have you ever played the blame game? Is there ever a winner in this game that is growing ever more popular? We live in a “blame culture” where many fail to assume responsibility for their own actions, instead choosing to participate in the toxic practice of blaming others.
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There's A Hole In The Bucket Orchid
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
In the amazing catalogue of living things that fill the earth, one discovers a myriad of examples of incredible intricacy that demonstrate just how complex life-forms and their cycles can be. The diverse and complex methods used by flowering plants to reproduce represent such an example, especially the extraordinary case of the Bucket Orchid.
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Read To Your Children
Presented by: Winston Gosse
“Winnie-the-Pooh looked round to see that nobody was listening, put his paw to his mouth, and said in a deep whisper: ‘Honey!’” It has been said that “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. There is great value in reading, both for the parent and the child. So how often do you read to your children?
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The Belt and Road Initiative
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
The One Belt and One Road initiative is the most visionary and far reaching international development since the 1940’s. This remarkable trade network, unprecedented in scale and potential, now promises to stimulate not only trade and commerce across Eurasia and Africa, but also to contribute to cultural understanding and peaceful development. Despite the magnitude of this project, it is widely underreported in Western media. Let's examine the Belt and Road Initiative.
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Canada's Personal Debt Crisis
Presented by: Michael Heykoop
Speaking at the Chamber of Commerce in Yellowknife, Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada stated it succinctly, "For most Canadians debt is a fact of life, at least at some point" ("Canada's Economy and Household Debt: How Big Is the Problem?" BankofCanada.ca, May 1, 2018). Canadian household debt has surpassed $2 trillion. That's more than $54,000 per person. This is Canada's Personal Debt Crisis.
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Bring Back the Family Dinner
Presented by: Michael Heykoop
Do you want to improve your health, and the health of your family members? While strengthening your relationship with your spouse and children? Do you want to help improve your child's grades while reducing your level of stress? If you do, it's time to bring back the family dinner.
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Abortion: Is It Right to Abort A Zygote?
Narrated by: Victoria Riley
When does life begin? When are you considered a person? These are questions that have been posed by both sides of the abortion debate at the root of the matter is a zygote a single cell formed as fertilization occurs between the union of an egg and a sperm cell. Is it right to abort a Zygote?
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How Will the UK Fare After Brexit?
Presented by: Michael Heykoop
June 24, 2016, the results of the referendum are announced and the world is left stunned. 17.4 million Citizens of the United Kingdom made known that they wanted out of the E.U. Most prognosticators had foretold a decisive victory for the "remain" side, the side which lost by nearly 1.3 million votes. No one knew what to expect next. Questions on customs, tariffs, treaties and more desperately needed answers. Nearly 3 years later . . . those questions remain unanswered.
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Entropy and Creation
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
According to some of the world's leading mathematicians and scientists, the development of life could not have been a "chance" event, but required an intelligent instigation. Much of the debate surrounding the issue hinges on the question of whether or not entropy applies to the earth as a closed system. Does the law of Entropy support Creation?
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The Halifax Explosion: What Is Courage?
Presented by: Winston Gosse
On December 6, 1917 a massive explosion occurred in the harbour of Halifax, Nova Scotia. At precisely 9:04 a.m. the French cargo ship SS Mont-Blanc, loaded with 2,400 tons of highly explosive wartime cargo, collided with the Norwegian ship SS Imo. What followed was the largest man-made explosion prior to the development of the nuclear bomb, as well as a story of selfless courage.
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Protecting Your Child from "Progressive" Education
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
Public education in much of the English-speaking world is failing both students and the society, whose tax dollars are intended to pay for educating its youth. Not only are "progressive" or "child-centered" education methods ineffective, curriculum has been massively gutted of knowledge objectives by far left activists who dominate the Faculties of Education and government Education Departments.
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Britain and America's Shared History of Migration
Presented by: Kevin Gibson
The recent migrant crisis in Europe provides ample proof that warfare, starvation, and the pursuit of a better life drive migration. More than a million and a half refugees have traveled to Europe since 2014. The United States has been a beacon for migrants for almost 250 years. Migration is nothing new for the British and American peoples. Let's explore Britain and America's shared history of migration.
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Constantine and Christianity
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
The story of early Christianity is a story of struggle, persecution and martyrdom, often at the hands of the ruling government. Yet, less than 300 years after the founding of the Church, Emperor Constantine adopted Christianity as the official religion of the most powerful empire the world had ever known. Who was Constantine and why did he claim to be a Christian?
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2018: Annual Review
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
Back in 2017 we uploaded 28 Viewpoints and received almost 1,800 subscribers. The total number of views that year came to 290,000. Since then, however, we have seen our channel grow exponentially by comparison
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Is France Under Attack?
Presented by: Michael Heykoop
Just before lunch time on January 7, 2015, two brothers forcibly entered the offices of a weekly newspaper. Brandishing rifles, the men sprayed bullets throughout the lobby killing a maintenance worker. They then forced a woman to show them to the newspaper's offices on the second floor where they continued until a total of 12 lay dead. The Charlie Hebdo attack was, at the time, "France's worst terrorist attack in a generation." It does not hold that distinction today. Is France under attack?
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Are You a Good Listener?
Presented by: Gary Molnar
Do you want to increase your knowledge? Do you want to make friends? Do you want people to appreciate, trust, and respect you? If so you can start by listening.
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Are Casinos Good for Communities?
Presented by: Michael Heykoop
When local, or even provincial or state governments find themselves in need of greater revenue streams to support education, healthcare or other services, but don't want to raise taxes, casinos and lotteries are often promoted as ways to produce a sizable influx of cash, boost tourism and provide a new source of entertainment for the locals. It's important that we stop and ask the question, Are Casinos Good for Communities?
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Zebras and Situation Ethics
Presented by: Gary Molnar
The Zebra's stripes are one of the most instantly recognizable patterns in the animal kingdom. There are no gray zebras. Zebras are black and white. What about when it comes to making moral or ethical decisions in our lives? Is it always a matter of black and white or are there gray areas?
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The Origins of Gender Identity
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
In May 2017 the Canadian Human Rights Commission amended the Human Rights Act to incorporate 'gender identity and gender expression 'under the list of terms which are protected from discrimination. What are the origins of gender identity and where did the concept of gender begin to stray from early dictionary definitions?
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The Polar Bear: Threatened or Thriving?
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
On the front of the Canadian two-dollar coin is the image of an animal, Ursus maritimus, the polar bear, a creature of rare beauty, but what enables this noble creature to survive in one of the harshest climates on earth?
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The Scourge of Loneliness
Presented by: Winston Gosse
In January 2018 the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced the creation of a new ministerial portfolio in her cabinet for the purpose of combating loneliness. How do we combat the scourge of loneliness?
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Sea Sponges and Unity
Presented by: Gary Molnar
Sea sponges are considered to be some of the simplest of multi-cellular animals on earth. They have neither a central nervous system nor a brain yet the various types of cells within a sea sponge are able to perform the many different functions necessary for life.
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Videogame Violence: What You Feast Your Eyes On
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
Do we become more aggressive and less empathetic by watching violent media and playing first-person shooter games? Evidence suggests the old adage 'you are what you eat' applies to what you feast your eyes on!
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Alexander Graham Bell: Work With All Our Might
Presented by: Winston Gosse
Alexander Graham Bell is one of history's most famous inventors. By learning from his example we can source the motivation to work with all our might.
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The Demise of Law
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
What is the original source of many of our laws in Canada today? Have we lost our grasp on history and along with this are we witnessing the demise of law?
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The Miracle of Dunkirk
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
Few moments in history stand out as being so pivotal as that of Dunkirk. How was disaster avoided, and what was so miraculous about the "Miracle of Dunkirk"?
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Have We Destroyed the Bounty of the Sea?
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
Canada is the world's second largest country by land mass and filled with an abundance of natural resources but how richly abundant are the surrounding oceans? Have we destroyed the bounty of the sea?
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The Importance of Fathers
Presented by: Winston Gosse
How are you going to celebrate Father's Day and what is so important about a father's example in the family?
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George Washington: The Battle of Monongahela
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
George Washington was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Without his efforts both on and off the battlefield, America would not be the country it is today. Yet this was very nearly the case as Washington faced almost certain death at the Battle of Monongahela.
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Does Character Matter Anymore?
Presented by: Michael Heykoop
With the sudden increase of sexual harassment claims against influential personalities, the question must be asked: "How did individuals of such low character come to prominence in the first place?"
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The Plastic In Our Oceans
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
Amidst all the fear and government funds being thrown into climate change research, comparatively little time and effort is spent on a potentially greater threat to life on earth, the plastic in our oceans. According to a recent UK government report the plastic floating in our oceans may triple over the next ten years!
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The Monster In Our Mouth
Presented by: Winston Gosse
Do you have a monster in your mouth? The tongue is only a little part of the body, yet it can produce powerful words of both blessing and cursing.
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Crisis in Western Education
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
How has education in Canada changed? Are the youth of today better equipped to face the challenges of society? Or are progressive learning techniques detrimental to our nation?
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Was Moses Jewish?
Presented by: Michael Heykoop
The story of Moses leading his people through the Red Sea is one of the most familiar stories in Western Society. It is foundational to two of the most influential religions on earth, Judaism and Christianity. However, one must pause and ask—Was Moses Really Jewish?
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Nineveh and the Archaeological Evidence
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
Buried beneath the plains of Mesopotamia lay the ruins of the ancient city of Nineveh. Why was its discovery one of the most important historical and archaeological finds of all time?
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John A. MacDonald: the Patriot Statesman?
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
With his legacy currently under attack, one must ask: "Who is John A. MacDonald?" and "Why was his leadership so important for the establishment of Canada?"
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What's In a Name?
Presented by: Winston Gosse
What's in a name? Juliet asked this of her beloved Romeo in Shakespeare's most famous work? What about your name? Do you have a good reputation?
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Am I Going to Hell?
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
Are you going to burn in hell for eternity or have you been good enough to go to heaven as your reward? Most religions have been misrepresenting what the Bible says and neither of these outcomes is true.
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The Gecko Grip
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
In warmer climates lives a small creature that has amazed and bewildered human observers for thousands of years, even inspiring engineers at NASA Let's take a look at the Gecko.
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2017: Annual Recap
Presented by: Jonathan Riley & Michael Heykoop
Over the past year we have uploaded almost 30 Viewpoints covering a wide range of topics from materialism to climate change. Tomorrow's World Viewpoint has been trying to encourage our viewers to assess the facts and observe their surroundings, all the while asking, why do we behave a certain way? What is the origin of our habits or human nature? And where are we going as a society?
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Is the Earth 6000 Years Old?
Presented by: Michael Heykoop
Current estimates place the age of the earth at 4.54 billion years. However, many claim that God created it some 6000 years ago. That's quite the difference. Could the planet really be only 6000 years old? Does the Bible even support that claim?
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The Truth About Santa Claus
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
Every year a man wearing a red suit flies through the air on a sled pulled by magical reindeer. He comes from the icy land, known as Lapland and he hands out presents to every good boy or girl. This is a lot of work for one man and so he relies on tiny elves to help with the fulfillment of gifts.
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Consider the Beaver
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
The beaver is second only to man in its ability to permanently alter the environment to meet its needs. It modifies landscapes and brings water back to previously dry areas. Much research is now being done in putting the beaver to work, perhaps impacting the planet's water supply.
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Will Brexit Prompt Scotland's Referendum
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
In the aftermath of Brexit, many in Scotland find themselves cast adrift from Europe. Should the people of Scotland remain in the United Kingdom and follow the Brexit brick road or should there be a second Referendum on Scotland's Independence?
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Industrial Wasteland to Place of Beauty: Butchart Gardens
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
North of the city of Victoria, on Vancouver Island, a famous landmark holds a story which shows that even in this troubled world, mankind is capable of amazing and beautiful things. What can we learn from this stunning reclamation project?
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Is Climate Change a Hoax?
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
Is climate change real? Is it a hoax? Let's review what scientists in their field of study have concluded and try to gain an unbiased basic understanding of what is happening to our planet.
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Cattails Eco-Heroes
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
With a global population now over 7 billion, mankind produces a lot of waste. Is there a natural, sustainable solution to our growing sewage dilemma?
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What Is Sologomy?
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
Have you ever looked in the mirror and considered proposing to yourself? Let's get serious and talk about Sologomy!
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Do Schools Discriminate Against Boys?
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
Boys or girls: which of the two are the most intelligent? Exam results suggest that girls are overtaking boys across the academic spectrum. But, is this really the case?
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Where Did the Celts Come From?
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
While much has been written on the arrival of the Danes, Angles, Saxons and Normans to the British Isles, few have explored the origins of the people who occupied the land before them. Just where did the Celts come from?
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Daughters Need Fathers
Presented by: Kinnear Penman
Family is important. Oftentimes people focus on the role of fathers in the lives of their sons. What benefits will an active, attentive father provide in the life of his daughter?
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How to Fix the Economy
Presented by: Michael Heykoop
How would you fix the economy? Libraries could be filled with the written works of those trying to solve this problem. Could we fix the economy with just four simple words?
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Euthanasia: Emancipation or Subjection?
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
Commencing in the 5th century BC, and emanating from ancient Greece, physicians as they entered their medical career took an oath. Does this still guide medical practice in the new paradigm of assisted death?
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Where Did the Universe Come From?
Presented by: Wallace Smith
As physicists and cosmologists piece together the history of the cosmos as best they can, they run into an uncomfortable question: Just where did the universe come from?
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Cohabitate or Wait
Presented by: Winston Gosse
Moving in with your significant other is an important decision and should not be taken lightly. Are there repercussions to living together before exchanging wedding vows? Should you cohabitate or wait?
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High Society: Does Legaziling Marijuana Reduce Crime?
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
Many today are calling for and promoting the legalization of marijuana. One of their salient arguments is that legalization will be a blow against organized crime. Is this really the case?
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Who Named the Days of the Week?
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
Why is Thursday called Thursday? Why is Saturday Saturday? While many recognize Thursday as being derived from "Thor's Day" in reference to the Norse God, the names for the other days of the week are also rich in meaning.
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Why Isn't Intelligent Design Science?
Presented by: Wallace Smith
The theory of Intelligent Design holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection. Seems simple enough. At the heart of most attacks against this theory is a single, crucial claim: "Intelligent Design is not science." Let's put that statement to the test.
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High Society: The Legalization of Marijuana
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
Is the prohibition of marijuana just a useless holdover from a prudish era, or, are there measurable and hazardous repercussions to the use of marijuana? With governments pushing to legalize, we should take note of the concerns raised by the Canadian Medical Association.
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Does Europe Need an Army?
Presented by: Michael Heykoop
With increasing security concerns including terrorism, the migrant crisis and increased Russian aggression, what steps does the European Union need to take to defend itself? Is it time for Europe to share an army?
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Where Do Easter Eggs Come From?
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
Each year, countless children will wake up and begin searching their property for colourful eggs supposedly laid by rabbits. What do these eggs have to do with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Where do Easter eggs come from?
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Materialism Merry-Go-Round
Presented by: Winston Gosse
Does "a person's life really consist in the abundance of his possessions?" Does happiness and contentment result from the accumulation of things? Are you stuck on the Materialism Merry-Go-Round?
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Do You Parade Your Pride?
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
Would you consider yourself a proud person? Do you take pride in your achievements or are you proud for other reasons? Do you parade your pride?
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Is Tradition Important?
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
Some see it as essential to maintaining stability in a rapidly changing world; while others see it as a senseless anchor, holding back the tide of progression. Which is it? Is tradition important?
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Self-Esteem vs Self-Control
Presented by: Winston Gosse
Do you have good self-esteem? Do you have good self-control? If you were posed the question as to which of the two is most beneficial and most important for success in life, what kind of response would you give?
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Are You a Good Person?
Presented by: Jonathan Riley
Do you consider yourself to be a moral person? What makes one person stand out as being a good all-around person, while another is labelled as a degenerate? Many describe morality as whatever seems right at the time, but does that make sense? Can we find a standard model for morality?
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What Is the Probability of Life?
Presented by: Stuart Wachowicz
The origin of life is a much debated topic. Some have dedicated their lives to finding an answer. Others write the question off as unanswerable. Just what is the probability of life occurring?
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Who Is Europe's Leader?
Presented by: Michael Heykoop
The European Union comprises 28 nations, accounting for more than 500 million people. Who leads this growing power? The European Parliament meets in Brussels, but is that really the seat of authority for Europe? Who is Europe's Leader?
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