If a goal is worthy then any means taken to attain it are justifiable

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If a goal is worthy, then any means taken to attain it are justifiable.

Looking through the perspective of a utilitarian, if the majority stands to benefit, then the choice will gravitate towards trying to attain this benefit. The prompt elevates this perspective to the next level deeming that as long as a worthwhile goal can be achieved, the end justifies the means. I strongly disagree with the prompt that the end justifies the means for two reasons.

Firstly, basic morals should never be abandoned in the pursuit of a worthy goal as it could potentially lead to a slippery slope of catastrophic events. What differentiates us from animal is that we as human have a basic code of conduct that we adhere to, otherwise we would fall into depravity and be no different from animals. One pertinent example will be genetic research. The international community is aligned in that there are certain genetic research which can out of bound like cloning of humans. The cloning of humans is a topic of immeasurable value as it will provide more insightful drug interaction data without harming an "actual human". But then it begs the question, is a clone an "actual human"? It has been the existential debate among the scientific community, but one thing is certain, a clone can feel pain and think, which are key characteristics of an "actual human". And treating clones as "fake human" would be a huge compromise to our moral standards. What's next? The disabled and elderly are not human enough and should be used for testing? This example underscores the potential slippery slope and deleterious impact to society's moral fabric that pursuing a worthy cause might lead to, as such a worthy goal should not be pursued at all costs.

Secondly, there could be hidden side-effects that could materialize in the future that may not be accounted for in the single-minded pursuit of the worthy goal. By single-mindedly pursuing a worthy cause, you might just ignore the material future implications which you might not be able to foresee currently. One example will be the COVID-19 vaccine development. It is no doubt a worthy cause to get a vaccine out to everyone as soon as possible, so the world could resume normalcy again. However, there is a rationale behind the arduous process of drug development - to ensure that the drug is safe and effective. Speeding up the process would compromise on the safety of the consumers using the final vaccine. The vaccine might turn out not to be effective and lead to the world having a false sense of security, in turn exacerbating the COVID-19 spread instead. Further, there could also be undiscovered side-effects missed because the trials were rushed. Therefore, even though some goals might be worthy, the process to achieve it must be a measured one to fully assess the potential side-effects that could be missed in a single-minded pursuit.

Some may argue that the ends justify the means, for the sake of the many, it is only right to sacrifice a few. However, proponents of this line of thought fail to consider that a single-minded pursuit may not necessarily end up benefiting the majority. As highlighted in the case over, a rushed out vaccine may temporarily benefit the masses whereby they get to enjoy normalcy in their lives again, but this comes at the expense of potentially contacting the disease which could potentially lead to their deaths. In such a case, the masses are the ones being sacrificed. Therefore, I am of the opinion that the ends do not justify the means. Regardless of the worthiness of a cause, the approach to reach it should not be a single-minded one.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 1020, Rule ID: EN_CONTRACTION_SPELLING
Message: Possible spelling mistake found
Suggestion: What's
...huge compromise to our moral standards. Whats next? The disabled and elderly are not ...
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Line 7, column 10, Rule ID: MASS_AGREEMENT[2]
Message: Possible agreement error - use third-person verb forms for singular and mass nouns: 'argues'.
Suggestion: argues
...in a single-minded pursuit. Some may argue that the ends justify the means, for th...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, firstly, however, if, look, may, second, secondly, so, then, therefore, while, no doubt

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 33.0 19.5258426966 169% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 31.0 12.4196629213 250% => Less auxiliary verb wanted.
Conjunction : 11.0 14.8657303371 74% => OK
Relative clauses : 17.0 11.3162921348 150% => OK
Pronoun: 38.0 33.0505617978 115% => OK
Preposition: 69.0 58.6224719101 118% => OK
Nominalization: 4.0 12.9106741573 31% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3000.0 2235.4752809 134% => OK
No of words: 603.0 442.535393258 136% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.97512437811 5.05705443957 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.9554069778 4.55969084622 109% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.94662918759 2.79657885939 105% => OK
Unique words: 295.0 215.323595506 137% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.489220563847 0.4932671777 99% => OK
syllable_count: 947.7 704.065955056 135% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 7.0 6.24550561798 112% => OK
Article: 11.0 4.99550561798 220% => Less articles wanted as sentence beginning.
Subordination: 4.0 3.10617977528 129% => OK
Conjunction: 4.0 1.77640449438 225% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 3.0 4.38483146067 68% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 28.0 20.2370786517 138% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 23.0359550562 91% => OK
Sentence length SD: 53.3606623401 60.3974514979 88% => OK
Chars per sentence: 107.142857143 118.986275619 90% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.5357142857 23.4991977007 92% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.75 5.21951772744 72% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.97078651685 80% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 7.80617977528 26% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 14.0 10.2758426966 136% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 8.0 5.13820224719 156% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 7.0 4.83258426966 145% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.122840734491 0.243740707755 50% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0333776854834 0.0831039109588 40% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0414953172743 0.0758088955206 55% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.08784086176 0.150359130593 58% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0547718589178 0.0667264976115 82% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.8 14.1392134831 91% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 50.16 48.8420337079 103% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.5 12.1743820225 94% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.6 12.1639044944 95% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.55 8.38706741573 102% => OK
difficult_words: 148.0 100.480337079 147% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 11.8971910112 97% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 11.2143820225 93% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Better to have 5/6 paragraphs with 3/4 arguments. And try always support/against one side but compare two sides, like this:

para 1: introduction
para 2: reason 1. address both of the views presented for reason 1
para 3: reason 2. address both of the views presented for reason 2
para 4: reason 3. address both of the views presented for reason 3
para 5: reason 4. address both of the views presented for reason 4 (optional)
para 6: conclusion.


Rates: 62.5 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.75 Out of 6
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