151. There is undoubtedly an element of truth in assertions that capital punishment is necessary, but proponents seem to ignore the fact that the practice has failed to deter heinous crimes.
152. Many people assume that the extinction of a plant or animal species is of little consequence. Careful examination, however, reveals that the extinction of any one species disrupts the food chain, and the loss of a plant species leads to the disappearance of a key ingredient which might yield a cure for cancer.
153. At first glance , the characteristics of Bugs Bunny seem comical . However, a closer examination reveals the cartoon character never creates a problem, and instead simply hopes for quiet and peaceful life. This suggests that cartoons most often teach children the difference between good and evil.
154. Logically, calls for a New World Order sound valid, and I whole-heartedly agree with some points, but the absurdity arises when considering that the world's 200-odd nations have diverse agendas when it comes to development and diplomacy.
155. In spite of claims to the contrary, it is common knowledge that corporal punishment most often has the exact opposite affect intended.
156. We were brought up to believe that the role of a man was to provide and the role of a woman was to care for the household and family. Today, however, role reversal is becoming increasingly commonplace.
157. Some people tend to tenaciously cling to the misguided concept of racial superiority. Their persistence in doing so, however, does readily reveal the inferior mentality and social incompatibility of certain human beings.
158. Some people claim the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) far exceeds that of Western-style pharmaceuticals. More often than not, however, the exact opposite is true.
159. Workers commonly complain that causes for labor disputes rest solely on the shoulders of management. Quite likely the opposite is true.
160. There are those who claim that competition brings out the best in people. Others contend it simply forces one person to prove he/she is better than another. Advocates vociferously support one position or the other. I suggest the former proposition bears greater relevance than the latter.
161. Claiming something is true misses the point, while presenting verifiable fact proves its correctness.
162. Suggesting that one thing ... is better than another thing ... bears no more significance than insinuating that black is better than white .
163. Ignoring cause and effect is exactly the same thing as failing to look both ways when crossing a busy intersection.
164. One who advocates the rights of homosexuals should not be surprised by the belligerent stance of opposition forces.
165. The greatest problem with political and religious zealots is their total inability to consider the views of others.
166. The basic stumbling block to global peace rests with the self-serving ambitions of many nations.
167. The overemphasis on one particular aspect of a problem often obscures the relevance of other issues.
168. Any presumption that smoking is in anyway beneficial is totally preposterous.
169. The fallacies of many arguments are quite obvious.
170. Arbitrarily dismissing the direct link between increasing sexual promiscuity and the rapid spread of sexually transmitted diseases would be foolhardy. An even more foolish mistake would center on denying the need for extensive sex education programs worldwide.
171. There is absolutely no reason for us to believe that a brighter future for the world is impossibility.
172. Meteorologists offer computer models leaving little doubt that this year's El Nino phenomenon has disappeared.
173. Facts prove the unjustifiability of claims that China will be unable to feed itself by the year 2020.
174. Previous explanations of the rising divorce rate in China are simply untenable. The fact is that many marriages were simply based on convenience and wives are no longer willing to accept the abusive domineering attitudes of husbands.
175. Claim that entering the Chinese market offers foreign companies an immediate road to profits are grossly misstated and have been proven wrong time and again . The key to entering China rests with the phraseology “vast potential market”, and how long one is willing to wait for returns.
176. Parents are not wrong in enforcing good study habits, but they must not do so at the expense of stifling normal child development.
177. It is quite reasonable to assume that modern science and technology (S&T) will continue to advance. It is no less reasonable to believe that S&T will radically improve the way we live. However, the same reasoning cannot be applied to improving social interaction.
178. Belief in the wonders of modern medical science is quite understandable. It is also quite possible that our faith in the ability of scientists to find the key for prolonging life is well-founded. Yet, the wisdom of prolonging life remains in question when considering the already massive global population and projected future growth.
179. It is one thing to support euthanasia, but quite another to offer any justification for genocide.
180. Claiming the need for censorship is one thing, but rationally proving its redeeming values represents a quite different issue.
181. Chances are that man will eventually land on Mars.
182. The likelihood for peace in the Middle East remains questionable.
183. The necessity for nuclear nonproliferation seems clear.
184. It is perhaps more accurate to consider the family as a blanket of security, rather than a cloak of bondage.
185. While generalizations are dangerous, it is quite safe to present solid evidence.
186. It seems almost certain that China will achieve this year's economic growth targets.
187. Reaching this year's growth targets is almost a certainty.
188. The urgency of the situation makes it necessary to reiterate the monumental problems of population growth.
189. A recent study revealed the surprising fact that many students pass examinations by relying on nothing more than rote memorization. It is horrifying to think that students graduate without a thorough understanding of the subject matter.
190. Needless to say, advertising sells products. Where would we be without it? Shelves would be empty, consumers would have few choices and products information would disappear.
191. The plain truth is that people are most often self-centered.
192. There's little wonder why young people often find it difficult to find an appropriate role model. No wonder they drink, smoke, fright, carouse and otherwise engage in inappropriate social behavior.
193. It should come as no surprise to learn that many abused children become abusers later in life.
194. There is probably a great deal of truth in the assertion that unscrupulous brokers are salivating at the thought of unsophisticated investors entering the securities market.
195. There's little doubt that China has spawned a new generation of “Little Emperors " , but the truth is that the fault rests with parents who " spare the rod to spoil the child " and not with children themselves .
196. There's little justification for objections to sex education. In fact, even a minimal introduction to consequences of sexual interaction (the bird's and bees) might have dramatically changed the lives of many people.
197. We can safely say that the world continues to turn and things have changed dramatically, but we can never claim the world is a safer place.
198. We can say this and we can say that, but the most important thing is not to say, but instead to do.
199. Divided we fall, united we conquer. This does not mean that conquest is the goat, but instead that unified efforts yield positive results.
200. Historically speaking, our ancestors placed great emphasis on filial piety.