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Proposition: Brisco Joseph (North Star Academy) vs. Opposition: Skye McGehee (Wood River High School)

Judge: Amanda Jaret (Binghamton University)

Resolution: RESOLVED: The United Nations should adopt a resolution decrying or demanding an end to the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan.

  • Brisco Joseph
    Brisco Joseph
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    Skye McGehee
    Skye McGehee
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    Posted at April 21, 2014 09:41:47PM EST by Brisco Joseph

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    Brisco Joseph 04/21/14

    Posted at April 23, 2014 01:54:35AM EST by Skye McGehee

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    Posted at April 23, 2014 08:02:12PM EST by Brisco Joseph

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    Posted at April 25, 2014 01:47:37AM EST by Skye McGehee

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    Posted at April 25, 2014 11:37:21PM EST by Brisco Joseph

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    Submitted at April 28, 2014 08:23:50AM EST by Amanda Jaret

    Category Brisco Joseph Skye McGehee
    Use of evidence: 4.6 3.6
    Delivery skill: 3.5 4.5
    Coherence of arguments: 5 4.1
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5 4.5
    Identification of key points: 5 4.9
    Comments: Very strong opening speech. You established a clear framework within which I was able to judge the round. You were very responsive to your opponent's arguments and did a good job of articulating why the loss of lives outweighed the potential cultural insensitivity or imperialism that could result from UN regulation of a traditional Japanese practice. Thanks very much for a great round! Very persuasive delivery and good speaking skills. You offered several interesting and compelling arguments that may have been sufficient for me to vote in your favor if the proposition had not persuaded me to use a utilitarian framework in evaluating this debate. If you hear your opponent start making those kinds of value judgments, you should always be thinking about whether you want to challenge the framework. You could have proposed that we use a different framework (maybe human rights? or you could have argued that utilitarianism might actually hurt animal rights causes in the long run since it regards animals and people as means rather than ends in themselves- that is, they're only useful if they're contributing benefits to society, but not if they aren't). So, just be mindful of that kind of thing. If you accept your opponent's framework, then you'd need to prove that something worse than 20,000 lost dolphin lives will happen if we stop the hunt in cost-benefit terms. Thanks again for participating!!

    The decision is for the Proposition: Brisco Joseph

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    See video for my decision! Thanks again for an educational and interesting debate.

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