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  Controversy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A controversy is an opinion or opinions over which parties are actively arguing.
Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party" (Article 3, Section 2).
On the other hand, controversy is also used in advertising to try to draw attention to a product or idea by labeling it as controversial, even if the idea has become widely accepted to a given segment of the population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Controversy   (369 words)

 Video game controversy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The ESRB silenced many critics, or at least reduced the exposure of the controversy in the media for about four years, until games such as Postal, Carmageddon and the afore-mentioned Grand Theft Auto were suddenly released in 1997, attracting the attention of the general media to the issue again.
Controversy of speeding and evading the authority in racing games has surfaced when a title from the Need for Speed series was found on one of the street racer's car in Toronto in January 26, 2006, when two street racers were involved in an accident resulting a taxi-driver's death.
Response to controversies over sexuality is generally in the form of indignation that video games are singled out where movies, books, and television shows are not (despite the fact that Hollywood exercised the Hays code to ban any movie which violated its strict moral sense in the early half of the century).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Video_game_controversy   (6644 words)

 Academic Controversy
Controversy exists when one person's ideas, information, conclusions, theories, and opinions are incompatible with those of another, and the two seek to reach an agreement (Johnson and Johnson, 1995).
Controversies are inherent in both academic content (intellectual issues exist in every academic discipline and subject area) and cooperative groups (members have different ideas, opinions, and conclusions as they are working together to complete assignments and master learning).
Academic controversy is a cooperative learning strategy and, therefore, must be carefully structured to include positive interdependence, face-to-face promotive interaction, individual and group accountability, interpersonal and small group skills, and group processing.
www.co-operation.org /pages/academic.html   (594 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Controversy: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
CONTROVERSY is the fourth release from Prince, and it continues in the tradition of his debut DIRTY MIND, with funky rhythms, throbbing electronic accents and titillating lyrics.
Controversy finds Prince in something of a transitional phase, making a deliberate step away from the heavily RandB rooted sound of his earlier works towards the "whiter" rock sound of 1999 and Purple Rain.
Controversy is not usually highly acclaimed by the critics, but to my ears all the Prince magic is here, and it has aged remarkably well.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002KMV   (924 words)

Gould argued that the controversy arose due to a difference in training techniques: Wenner's training method encouraged bees to rely on odor, while von Frisch's training method led them to use the dance cues.
One reason that the controversy has lasted for about three decades is that this hypothesis has been interpreted differently by the various protagonists.
It appears that the controversy is partly of a semantic nature.
www.beesource.com /pov/wenner/mankind1991.htm   (2730 words)

 Peaceful Solutions - Academic Controversy
Academic controversy is a process designed to help students understand opposing viewpoints in a context that is collaborative rather than competitive.
Academic controversy is a rigorous, formal process in which students engage in and work through intellectual conflicts.
To prepare students for academic controversy, you might want to use the paired listening activity that is part of the communication skill building strategy.
www.thirteen.org /peaceful/stratf.html   (917 words)

It was to the divergent cycles which Rome had successively adopted and rejected in its attempt to determine Easter more accurately that the third stage in the paschal controversy was mainly due.
(See, however, the very opposite conclusions of Joseph Schmid, ("Die Osterfestberechnung auf den britischen Inseln", 1904.) The story of this controversy, which together with the difference in the shape of tonsure, seems to have prevented all fraternization between the British Christians and the Roman missionaries, is told at length in the pages of Bede.
These are the facts regarding the Easter controversy which are now generally admitted.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05228a.htm   (2081 words)

 CA041: Teach the controversy.
There are controversies over details of evolutionary theory, such as the relative contributions of sympatric versus allopatric speciation.
These controversies require a great deal of background in biology even to understand what they are about.
The controversy surrounding evolution has made it one of the most scrutinized theories of all time, and evolution has withstood that scrutiny with flying colors.
www.talkorigins.org /indexcc/CA/CA041.html   (480 words)

 Prince : Controversy - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Controversy continues in the same vein of new wave-tinged funk on Dirty Mind, emphasizing Prince's fascination with synthesizers and synthesizing disparate pop music genres.
It is also more ambitious than its predecessor, attempting to tackle social protest ("Controversy," "Ronnie, Talk to Russia," "Annie Christian") along with sex songs ("Jack U Off," "Sexuality"), and it tries hard to bring funk to a rock audience and vice versa.
Even with all of Prince's ambitions, the music on Controversy doesn't represent a significant breakthrough from Dirty Mind, and it is often considerably less catchy and memorable.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,149373,00.html   (233 words)

 West Florida Controversy on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By the Treaty of Paris of 1763, Britain received Florida from Spain, and from France that portion of Louisiana lying between the Mississippi and Perdido rivers (exclusive of New Orleans).
The issue was finally settled in 1819, when, by the Adams-Onís Treaty between U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams and the Spanish minister Luis de Onís, Spain renounced its claims to West Florida and also ceded East Florida to the United States.
Beach County was one of the centers of controversy in Florida during the 2000 election.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/W/WestF1lor.asp   (623 words)

 Controversy in Surgery
Controversy is a hallmark of new ideas in medicine.  Medical care has been filled with controversy since Hippocrates.  In a recent book written by Hal Hellman, “Great Feuds In Medicine: Ten Of The Liveliest Disputes Ever”, (Hal Hellman.
The controversies described n his book cover a broad span of time, from the work of Harvey in the early 1600s to research on the human immunodeficiency virus in the 1980s.
The fact that there are so many different types of surgery offered demonstrates that no one surgery has emerged as the “ideal” surgery as the treatment for severe obesity.  Each surgical procedure has its own advantages as well as its attendant problems and complications.
clos.net /controversy_in_surgery.htm   (549 words)

 The Controversy
Wildlife managers see wild horses as intruders on wildlife habitats where more worthy "native" species hold, in their view, a priority status.
The controversy is fanned by such issues as ascertaining accurate wild horse numbers.
While the BLM is mandated to conduct periodic censusing of wild horses within herd management areas, their censusing figures are constantly questioned by wild horse advocates, who feel the BLM inflates horse numbers, allowing the government agency to round up more horses than necessary.
www.bbhc.org /unbrokenSpirit/menu5_03.cfm   (436 words)

 Antidepressants in Bipolar Disorder
In summary on this first controversy: we have to recognize that it will be a long time before we know exactly how much risk antidepressants pose, in the short term, and to which people.
Their effectiveness is also controversial, but there is no doubt that some bipolar patients with depression do respond well to them.
Controversy 3: Your patient is better (and on a mood stabilizer).
www.psycheducation.org /bipolar/controversy.htm   (4837 words)

 Is Controversy Christian?
To them, disagreement, debate, and division over religious issues is quite deplorable and, in their judgment, contrary to the spirit of Christ and detrimental to His cause.
Controversy and a bad spirit are, in their estimation, synonymous terms, and to strenuously oppose what is wrong is considered as contrary to Christian meekness.
Controversy in local churches is sometimes very healthy if righteousness and New Testament principles are being defended.
www.rapidnet.com /~jbeard/bdm/Introduction/iscontr.htm   (1131 words)

 ESPN.com - Page2 - Accusations hurled at hot dog contest
Eating only 26 hot dogs was a somewhat disappointing effort for Booker, who set a new U.S. record of 28 on June 2.
Controversy and the international hot dog eating contest actually go hand-and-hand.
Last year, there was another controversy surrounding Kobayashi.
espn.go.com /page2/s/rovell/020704.html   (736 words)

 Express Gay News Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
What makes the flap even more interesting is that the individual who made the complaint is another artist who has his own controversial piece in the show.
When he made the complaint, he said he didn’t know that the guild’s executive director had scheduled the “Controversy” show at a time when no children’s classes are scheduled at the guild.
Buzzi said she purposely scheduled the “Controversy” show at a time when there are no children’s classes or children’s camp taking place at the guild.
www.expressgaynews.com /2005/5-27/news/localnews/bushart.cfm   (1113 words)

 Graduation controversy at Petaluma High
When a high school counselor contacted the family home recently to ask if Steven was planning on walking in the ceremony and if he had a cap and gown, Kim Kiernan informed the high school that he would be wearing a military uniform.
The controversy began when the high school informed the Kiernans that this was against school policy.
It is the school board that is the target of Jim Kiernan's ire, not the high school principal.
www.arguscourier.com /news/news/marinegrad050601.html   (929 words)

 Technorati Tag: controversy
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A News and Observer series on water in NC is investigating the safety of drinking water in our state.
www.technorati.com /tags/controversy   (504 words)

 Bush helps CBS, CBS helps Bush
The ad simply warns that the Bush Administration's reckless policy of cutting taxes for wealthy Americans while hiking spending is creating a huge federal budget deficit that will have to be paid off by future generations.
In fairness to CBS, the MoveOn advertisement might be considered controversial by White House political czar Karl Rove and others who are offended by any criticism of the president or his policies.
At a time when millions of Americans, including federal judges, mayors, governors and members of Congress are questioning the wisdom of continuing the failed war on drugs, the Office of National Drug Control Policy advocacy ads frequently inspire controversy.
www.thenation.com /thebeat/index.mhtml?bid=1&pid=1203   (998 words)

 A "Dancing" Rematch? - Jul 27, 2005 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The General Hospital star says she's aware of the controversy surrounding her underdog victory over fan favorite John O'Hurley on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, but she's not fazed by it.
Controversial or no, Monaco's Dancing victory may have even twirled her into a role on another ABC ratings monster--namely, Desperate Housewives.
During an interview on Access Hollywood, the series' creator, Marc Cherry, hinted strongly that he was trying to work the soap star into the show.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,17030,00.html   (638 words)

 Life in Maine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mainers are so enamored by the bird, in fact, that it was named the official state bird.
The controversy does not center around the lobster being replaced.
Quite the opposite, the current design featuring a bright red lobster in the middle of the plate has been almost universally panned by anyone who has an opinion.
home.acadia.net /userpages/closter/main38.html   (743 words)

 Graduation stole raises tensions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The controversy began after rumors began circulating on campus that Muslim students planned to wear Hamas armbands to graduation - an allegation that they vigorously deny.
Jewish students and outside groups that have gotten involved in the controversy, such as the American Jewish Congress, say the wearing of a garment with that word implies approval of terrorism and suicide bombings.
UCI Chancellor Ralph Cicerone issued a letter to the campus on the controversy, reiterating that UCI will not ban the students from wearing the stoles.
www.ocregister.com /ocr/2004/06/18/sections/local/local/article_139066   (799 words)

 Harvard Chief's Comments on Women Assailed (washingtonpost.com)
After upsetting African Americans early in his tenure, he has provoked a new storm of controversy by suggesting that the shortage of elite female scientists may stem in part from "innate" differences between men and women.
But she said she was not offended by his presentation, which was standard fare for a research conference.
What Summers said "is controversial and should be debated," said David Goldston, chief of staff of the House Science Committee, who was also at the meeting.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A19181-2005Jan18.html   (989 words)

 Rough start for Indonesia leader | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
JAKARTA, INDONESIA – When Indonesians voted out their president in favor of a self-styled reformer, the September election was hailed as a sign of political maturity in the Islamic world's largest democracy.
From controversy over the appointment of Suharto-era officials to questions about the recent murder of a prominent human rights activist, Mr.
With $121.9 million in personal wealth, Bakrie is Indonesia's richest official, most of it acquired through his company, PT Bakrie and Brothers, which had numerous ties to the family of former President Suharto.
www.csmonitor.com /2004/1201/p07s01-woap.html   (935 words)

After a year the controversy regarding the replica had grown and an Academic trial was then held at the Massachusetts university in order to ascertain the reliability of the replica.
It was said that Dr. Guatelli "had used his own intuition and imagination to go beyond the statements of Leonardo."
The vote was a tie, none the less IBM decided to remove the controversial replica from its display.
www.webcom.com /calc/leonardo/leonardo.html   (698 words)

 The GIF Controversy: A Software Developer's Perspective (lzw.info)
This article intends to provide a collection of information from the history of the controversy to the most recent events, as they were perceived by a software developer.
Any programmer or publisher might be trapped at any time by a patent infringement claim that could not be foreseen or avoided.
Two years before the Unisys statement, at the end of 1992, an Italian software house contacted Unisys because it was interested in a license for the possible use of LZW in its PostScript Level 2 drivers.
cloanto.com /users/mcb/19950127giflzw.html   (4892 words)

 Flip-Flop Scandal At White House - CBS News
After Northwestern University's national championship women's lacrosse team visited the White House, a group photo showed several players wearing flip-flop sandals along with their dresses and skirts.
A controversy quickly followed, with one front-page headline quoting an e-mail sent to a player: "YOU WORE FLIP-FLOPS TO THE WHITE HOUSE?!" Family members of other players were also dismayed, saying the footwear was too casual for a visit with the president.
The young women, meanwhile, are trying to turn the controversy around.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/07/18/national/main709848.shtml   (200 words)

 News 10 Now | 24 Hour Local News | Rome/Mohawk Valley
The hiring of a former political radical and ex-convict at Hamilton College is sparking controversy on campus.
There's mixed opinions after the hiring of Sue Rosenberg, a former political radical who spent 16 years in federal prison.
The program that hired her was aware of her background but they were particularly interested in teaching a course on writing memoirs," said Faculty Dean David Paris.
www.news10now.com /content/all_news/romemohawk_valley?SecID=87&ArID=31427   (391 words)

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