Rgumentative Essay (Comparison between Gregory Stock and Francis Fukuyama)

Argumentative Essay (comparison between two authors)

1. Choosing Our Genes by Gregory Stock
2. in Defense of Nature, Human, and non-Human by Francis Fukuyama

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3. Wifeless future for China s man

” Examining multiple viewpoints on an issue and proposing a position
The authors listed above present different viewpoints.
What positions have you encountered in research?
What seems strongest and weakest in each position? What modifications might be made to eliminate of minimize the weak points? Are there other possible positions? What are their strong and weak points?
What evidence impressed you? What does each piece of evidence imply or suggest? What connections can you draw amongst the pieces of evidence given in various sources? If there is conflict in the implications of the evidence, what is the conflict?

” To write your position paper:
Summarize the claims and reasons given in these texts. Explain the viewpoint supported by each claim. Evaluate how useful each viewpoint might be for the United States. Determine which position is the best, or propose your own policy for the Unites States. Support your argument by using ideas from the assigned reading, or from your own experience.

” Successful essays will include:
1. An introduction that provides all the information readers will need to understand your writing project. This includes the topic of the writing project, the author s attitude toward the topic, publication information for the texts that you use, and your argument claim and reason.
2. A summary of the claims and reasons of each text.
3. A discussion/evaluation of the viewpoint stated in each text.
4. A recommendation of a position for the United States. ( This recommendation may be one of the viewpoints from the summary of the claims and reasons of each text or it could be a policy you personally believe is useful) In this recommendation, use the assigned reading and/or your own personal experience and observation, and outside reading to explain/ support your belief.
5. Effective use of logic good reasons.