Nanx Dakum PHIL 100 TA: Xuan Wang Proff: Dave McElhoes December 2, 2011 ‘A Defense against the Teleological Argument’ ‘Introduction’ In this paper I will argue that the Teleological argument is not a good argument for God’s existence. First I will explain the argument, and then I will object to specific premises of the argument. I will also point out the strengths of the argument and what a theist could say to counter my objections. I will explain objections such as the ‘Bad Engineer Objection’ to expose the weaknesses of the Teleological argument and prove that my thesis is indeed correct. To strengthen my credibility I will also use other objections by different philosophers.
Maybe that why his show is the highest rated show of the three major US 24-hour cable news channels and also that he began the trend of opinion-oriented prime-time television. But never the less Bill O'Reilly no matter how right or wrong he might on some issues he distorts the news. For example on February 5, 2009 his show talked about
Their mission statement is as follows; To be the very best at delivering video anywhere, anytime. The company name Dish is an acronym for Digital Sky Highway. Throughout this company’s history, they have made great strides and great achievements. Some of these achievements include: • First company to offer a satellite receiver for less than $200 • First to develop a UHF remote control • First to offer in Integrated Receiver Descrambler (IRD) for C-band satellite TV • First nationwide installation network dedicated solely to satellite TV systems • First to offer satellite receiver with built-in digital video recording • First satellite TV company to offer local channels to local markets in all 50 states • First to offer an MPEG4 multi-room definition and digital video recorder satellite receiver (Davis, n.d.) This company has been able to establish themselves as a true competitor. Dish Networks major rivals are Direct TV and Comcast.
The series was an immediate success, debuting near the top of the ratings and staying there for most of its long run. The Cosby Show is one of only three American programs that have been #1 in the Nielsen ratings for at least five consecutive seasons, along with All in the Family and American Idol. The Cosby Show also opened doors for black culture because it was about an upper-middle class black family and not about a poor black family like much of black television was about. Cosby’s impact on the world was a great one. Many comedians today cite Bill Cosby as their personal heroes and ultimately the reason they pursued comedy.
One of the biggest reality TV shows to hit the world in recent years has been Big Brother, in 2008 Australia had it’s 8th season and other countries clocking up to 16 series. People love reality TV so much because they can see themselves in the people on their TV screens and can relate to them or their situation. Reality TV includes shows such as Big Brother, through to more fictional shows such as Law and Order, any show that is based on reality can be deemed a ‘reality TV’ show. The actors within these series become superstars in a matter of months and generations look up to them. The popularity of reality TV shouldn't come as a surprise considering the fact that we live in a culture that worships vanity, rather than virtue, and lives by the mantra of 'He with the most toys lives,' rather than 'He with the most joys lives.'
Who Do You Live For? Living through the motto “That government is best which governs least"; Henry Thoreau writes his three part essay “Civil Disobedience” to explain to readers his idea on the governmental issues he faced in his time (Thoreau 1.1). Criticizing the usefulness of the government to society Thoreau feels that instead of following rules set by the government men as a whole should stand up for what they believe is right. Written during the Mexican War, Thoreau states that man should base the rules of the government off what he feels is right rather than follow the laws set by the majority. Living under the impression that a wise minority will always overthrow the majority.
A soap opera is an ongoing work of fiction usually concerned with everyday life. Successful soaps may continue for many years, and because each episode has a self contained plot, it is possible for viewers to begin watching at anytime which is a big part of there appeal (Chandler, 1994). Reality television is a genre of television which presents unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents of actual events, and features “everyday” people as opposed to actors. There has been a current explosion of reality television since around 2000 (The Best of Television, 2005), with reality shows such as “American Idol”, “The Biggest Loser” and “Big Brother” getting the number one spots in television ratings. Two programs from each genre where the
Ross and Nightingale (2003) amongst others (e.g. Reiss & Wiltz 2004; Nightingale & Dwyer 2006; Hill 2002) have commented on the significance of Reality TV’s role in revitalising tired media audiences through the introduction of new dimensions to the TV viewing experience. Arguably one of the most popular Reality TV programs on a global level, Big Brother, has largely been the focus of social commentators and some scholars who have researched Reality TV (Reiss & Wiltz 2004). This essay will focus on Reality TV’s strategies for engaging audiences, with specific reference to Ross and Nightingale’s (2003) commentary on the Big Brother phenomenon and its implication for understanding media audiences. In order to examine Reality TV’s strategies for engaging
The programme is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running science fiction television show in the world and as the "most successful" science fiction series of all time—based on its over-all broadcast ratings, DVD and book sales, and iTunes traffic. During its original run, it was recognised for its imaginative stories, creative low-budget special effects, and pioneering use of electronic music . The show is a significant part of British popular culture; and elsewhere it has become a cult television favourite. The show has influenced generations of British television professionals, many of whom grew up watching the series. The programme originally ran from 1963 to 1989.
It has been about 63 years since the creation of the first reality-based program. The first reality program came from the radio and later developed into a television show known as Candid Camera. However, the comical of this show is no longer able to be found among the cheap, demoralizing junk that makes up the reality TV of the 21 Century. The reality -based showed have navigated from not only becoming form of entertainment, but have also influenced the public in many ways. The reality based shows create psychological contradictions, change the existing social dynamics in society, and can also affect children’s behavior.