Mind Fights

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  Mind Fights
March 05, 2009
  Mind Fight: Considering the English language s evolutionPDF files may take a moment to load

Omg, wut r u doing 2nite?" is a common sight in both text and instant messages. To older generations this looks strange, even foreign, but to most students, this is now the English language. Long gone are the days of proper grammar, full sentences and punctuation, replaced in the modern age of speed and technology by "chat-speak."


January 29, 2009
  A fishy questionPDF files may take a moment to load

A woman goes swimming on a rough day just off the coast of California, in water about 10 feet deep. She is attacked by a shark, which bites her leg. Acting quickly, she stabs the shark in the head with the knife she is carrying. The shark dies, but her leg is caught in the shark and she sinks and dies too.

Shark Attack


October 09, 2008
  Mind Fights: How should we govern ourselvesPDF files may take a moment to load

Proportional Representation

In 1987, a New Brunswick government won 100 per cent of the legislature's seats with just 57 per cent of the vote.

This gross misrepresentation was allowed to happen under the first-past-the-post voting system, where the party that wins the most votes captures a riding completely. Consequently, votes that are not cast for the winning party are effectively discarded.



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