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Plagarism discourages the creative process

Digital technology makes copying and pasting easy, of course. But that is the least of it. The Internet may also be redefining how students 8212; who came of age with music file-sharing, Wikipedia and Web-linking 8212; understand the concept of authorship and the singularity of any text or image.

I just plagiarized about plagiarizing. That entire paragraph was not written by me. All I had to do was copy and paste from The New York Times website, and voila, it looks like I just wrote a brilliant synopsis on the state of plagiarism in this nation.

Letter to the Editor: Homosexuality is not against truth of the...

Wyatt Kanyer's "Christians unfit to judge" was difficult to understand because he never defined terms, and it was splattered with his own judgments. In any opinion article or argument, one must always define the terms he or she is arguing.

Nowhere in the article was Kanyer's definition of "judgment" clearly identified. Another term that was not clearly defined was "homosexual lifestyle." This may have been because there is no single definition of a homosexual lifestyle. Just as there are uncountable heterosexual lifestyles, there are innumerable homosexual lifestyles.

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