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Proposition: Paul H. Lim (NEI Education) vs. Opposition: Clay Cutler (Wood River High School)

Judge: Joe Leeson-Schatz (Binghamton University)

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

  • Paul H. Lim
    Paul H. Lim
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    Clay Cutler
    Clay Cutler
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    Posted at April 20, 2014 11:09:07PM EST by Paul H. Lim

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    Facts from Paragraph 1: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23380-new-japanese-method-for-killing-dolphins-is-inhumane.html#.U1MefVVdXnc

    Facts From Paragraph 2: http://www.csa.com/discoveryguides/mercury/review4.php

    Facts From Paragraph 4: http://www.epa.gov/mercury/effects.htm

    Posted at April 23, 2014 12:48:05AM EST by Clay Cutler

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    Posted at April 24, 2014 12:51:19AM EST by Paul H. Lim

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    http://sealife-ocean-life.knoji.com/the-worlds-endangered-dolphin-species/

    http://news.slashdot.org/story/14/01/20/1656211/200-dolphins-await-slaughter-in-japans-taiji-cove

    http://www.policymic.com/articles/79583/as-the-annual-dolphin-hunt-ends-in-japan-anonymous-starts-its-counter-attack

    http://blog.seattlepi.com/candacewhiting/2014/01/20/taiji-dolphin-drives-started-in-1969-and-are-not-a-part-of-japanese-tradition/

    Posted at April 24, 2014 06:23:49PM EST by Clay Cutler

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    Posted at April 26, 2014 01:16:48AM EST by Paul H. Lim

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    Thank you Judge and Clay Cutler for your time and a wonderful debate this week.

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    Submitted at April 28, 2014 02:09:53AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

    Category Paul H. Lim Clay Cutler
    Use of evidence: 3.7 1.5
    Delivery skill: 4 2.5
    Coherence of arguments: 4.5 4.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 4.3 2.7
    Identification of key points: 4 3.6
    Comments: You should use more voice inflections instead of talking in such a monotone voice. Good specifications of what your plan would do, proscribe, and how it would be funded.

    Good job at responding to your opponents arguments with evidence. I would try to make them look more qualified instead of just the URL.

    Speak louder.
    You need to use all your speaking time, especially in a format where you only get two speeches. No citations provided isn't great. If you're going to have problems entering your cites you should be clearer about them in your speech. You need evidence for your economy arguments.

    Not using all your time in your second speech is devastating in this format. Almost no way you can win when the prop speaks anywhere close to you time-wise in your last speeches. Always use the format of the activity in your favor.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Paul H. Lim

    Reason for Decision:

    I vote for the proposition since he effectively answers the opp's arguments in order. I think the prop better impacts out his argument for why the dolphin hunt is cruel than the opp does in defending the cultural rights of Japan. The prop also does a better job at providing evidence to back up his points concerning culture.


    2 Comments

    Sorry for not replying soon, Thank you very much Clay for a wonderful debate, I wish you luck in future debates. And thank you Joe for judging this great round. - Paul H. Lim on May 6, 2014 at 01:13AM EST
    Thank you for judging this debate round Joe. Congratulations Paul good luck. - Clay Cutler on April 30, 2014 at 11:08AM EST

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