I have an essay for a scholarship application due soon, but the only ideas I can come up with aren't the types of topics that really have concrete evidence to support my beliefs.
I'm trying to write an essay on a philosophical (or possibly political) issue that has had a significant impact on the world at some point in time. However, my thesis needs to be supported with concrete as well as persuasive evidence (as any good thesis should). This is my only problem. The only topics I can think of to write about are a quote from Will Durant's book "The Story of Philosphy" and Socrates' quote "Know thyself" or the divisiveness of our two-party system, and I've not been able to find anything NEAR concrete evidence to support my theses for these two subjects.
Can anyone help?? Even a new topic idea would be appreciated (The topic can be anything, but most preferably one about which thoughtul people could disagree).