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Research Paper Ideas

I need a good topic to research for my paper. The more controversial the better.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

Examples are:
-why you like the person you like
-why are people gay
-religion vs. logic
-can an athlete be made or are they born that way?

Any thoughts??

[quote]PensiveDignity wrote:
I need a good topic to research for my paper. The more controversial the better.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

Examples are:
-why you like the person you like
-why are people gay
-religion vs. logic
-can an athlete be made or are they born that way?

Any thoughts??[/quote]

major factors contributing to our economic downturn, why they were put in place, and how they have hurt us.

[quote]PensiveDignity wrote:
I need a good topic to research for my paper. The more controversial the better.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

Examples are:
-why you like the person you like
-why are people gay
-religion vs. logic
-can an athlete be made or are they born that way?

Any thoughts??[/quote]

Why is the president black?

WTF class just asks you to write a “research paper?”

[quote]darkie wrote:
PensiveDignity wrote:
I need a good topic to research for my paper. The more controversial the better.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

Examples are:
-why you like the person you like
-why are people gay
-religion vs. logic
-can an athlete be made or are they born that way?

Any thoughts??

Why is the president black?[/quote]

half black/half white

One of my buddies wrote a paper on why steroids should not only be legalized, but also forced upon professional athletes.

classifying homosexuality as a disorder (it used to be)

i would argue yes, as it isnt beneficial to the survival of the human species by fact that it takes away your will to reprodce.

but you can do what you want.

I recently wrote a research paper about the government and media’s mistreatment of the genocide in Rwanda.

What class is this for?

Socio-Cultural influence on morality and ethics?

[quote]LiveFromThe781 wrote:
classifying homosexuality as a disorder (it used to be)

i would argue yes, as it isnt beneficial to the survival of the human species by fact that it takes away your will to reprodce.

but you can do what you want.
[/quote]

I would say it is an aquired attribute, that genetics can influence your suceptability to.

I made a lot of typoes today posting, I haven’t really slept in the past 3 days. excuse my idiocy.

The paper is for my chemistry class. Once we finish it we must teach the class on the topic.

[quote]PensiveDignity wrote:
The paper is for my chemistry class. Once we finish it we must teach the class on the topic.[/quote]

Might you write a topic on…Chemistry?

The teacher said you just get to write “a research paper?” Any topic at all?

Schizophrenia, the interplay of environmental stress and genetic predisposition.

If it’s for a chemistry class the only logical topic would be the history of vikings.

There was guy on another forum with the letters BB in it who was also looking for research material.

He was apparently writing a paper or something on whether kids were still allowed to go shirtless in gym classes, so he needed pics and videos of shirtless boys for his research. Maybe you could work on something like that.

[quote]PensiveDignity wrote:
I need a good topic to research for my paper. The more controversial the better.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

Examples are:
-why you like the person you like
-why are people gay
-religion vs. logic
-can an athlete be made or are they born that way?

Any thoughts??[/quote]

I like the athlete one. Fedor Emelianenko is a perfect example of a case in which a feeble, uncoordinated young man turned into the greatest fighter on the planet. Could be used as an example.

I also like the steroid controversy and the documentary “Bigger, Stronger, Faster” brought up some outstanding points.

chemistry as in chemicals, and working with Bunsen burners, or chemistry as in chemistry you have with other people?

So that I can understand the question:

This is a chemistry class, but you are supposed to do a paper and teach the class on a matter having absolutely nothing to do with chemistry, such as your examples?

Or were your examples intended simply to be examples of things that are controversial, but the need is to have something controversial in chemistry?

Right now I can’t think of anything controversial in chemistry that would be suited for introductory courses. For example in a more advanced class, Pearson’s hard and soft acids and bases analysis versus the chemogenesis model would be a good subject, but not appropriate for an introductory class.

Introductory matters are pretty clear ones: that’s the problem.

You could, along the same lines, do Lewis acids vs Brønsted acids, but that’s not controversial.

Vaguely chemical would be whether dietary sodium increases risk of high blood pressure. But that really is not chemistry, it’s biology. It is at least a little chemical-flavored though.

Yeah our teacher aloud for a paper on any topic that would intrigue his students. He advised controversial topics because they would catch the interest of the whole class when you present.

Is the paper on steriods " bigger, stronger, faster" on this site?