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Proposition: Donald Warden (Oglethorpe University) vs. Opposition: Ian Kim (Binghamton University)

Judge: Peter Beadle (Binghamton University)

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

  • Donald Warden
    Donald Warden
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    Ian Kim
    Ian Kim
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    Posted at April 29, 2014 01:16:42AM EST by Donald Warden

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    Sources:
    http://www.un.org/en/sc/documents/resolutions/index.shtml
    http://arkitecturadellenguaje.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/mirror-neurons-and-the-evolution-of-brain-and-language-advances-in-consciousness-research-by-maksim-i-stamenov.pdf
    http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct04/smarter.html
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/mid_/6669469.stm
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1439-0310.1997.tb00160.x/abstract
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/4750471.stm
    http://www.livescience.com/4272-elephant-awareness-mirrors-humans.html
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wayne-pacelle/japans-shameful-butchery_b_4646890.html
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23380-new-japanese-method-for-killing-dolphins-is-inhumane.html#.U1XVPfldX4U
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambassador-muhamed-sacirbey/is-animal-rights-the-next_b_4568717.html
    http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/191051.pdf



    Per Tournament Rules: "Please note: Debaters whose entire video entries are more than 30 seconds longer than the maximum length for any given speech should be considered an instance of abuse that can be a valid subject for debate." My video is 4:26

    Posted at April 29, 2014 11:26:33PM EST by Ian Kim

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    A Well-fed World. (n.d.). Factory Farms. Retrieved April 22, 2014 from: http://awellfedworld.org/issues/animalprotection

    Japan Probe. (2009). Taiji dolphin hunt begins: about 100 dolphins and 50 pilot whales driven into cove. Retrieved April 22, 2014 from: http://www.japanprobe.com/2009/09/09/taiji-dolphin-hunt-begins-about-100-dolphins-and-50-pilot-whales-driven-into-cove/

    Japan Probe. (2010). Sea Shepherd in Taiji. Retreived April 22, 2014 from: http://www.japanprobe.com/2010/11/29/sea-shepherd-in-taiji/

    Japan Probe. (2009). Taiji dolphin hunt begins: about 100 dolphins and 50 pilot whales driven into cove. Retrieved April 22, 2014 from: http://www.japanprobe.com/2009/09/09/taiji-dolphin-hunt-begins-about-100-dolphins-and-50-pilot-whales-driven-into-cove/

    The Japan Times. (2013). Taiji plans park to swim with, not spear, dolphins. Retrieved April 22, 2014 from: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/10/07/national/taiji-plans-park-to-swim-with-not-spear-dolphins/#.U1coneZdVq1

    UNESCO. (n.d.). World Heritage. Retrieved April 22, 2014 from: http://whc.unesco.org/en/about/

    Posted at May 1, 2014 01:42:13AM EST by Donald Warden

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    http://www.wunrn.com/reference/crimes_honor.htm

    Sources:
    http://www.un.org/en/sc/documents/resolutions/index.shtml
    http://arkitecturadellenguaje.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/mirror-neurons-and-the-evolution-of-brain-and-language-advances-in-consciousness-research-by-maksim-i-stamenov.pdf
    http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct04/smarter.html
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/mid_/6669469.stm
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1439-0310.1997.tb00160.x/abstract
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/4750471.stm
    http://www.livescience.com/4272-elephant-awareness-mirrors-humans.html
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wayne-pacelle/japans-shameful-butchery_b_4646890.html
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23380-new-japanese-method-for-killing-dolphins-is-inhumane.html#.U1XVPfldX4U
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambassador-muhamed-sacirbey/is-animal-rights-the-next_b_4568717.html
    http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/191051.pdf



    Per Tournament Rules: "Please note: Debaters whose entire video entries are more than 30 seconds longer than the maximum length for any given speech should be considered an instance of abuse that can be a valid subject for debate." My video is 3:27

    Posted at May 1, 2014 10:57:08PM EST by Ian Kim

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    None available for this speech.

    Posted at May 3, 2014 01:17:03AM EST by Donald Warden

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    Per tournament rules, you cannot make time abuse a voting issue unless it is more than 30 seconds over time. I never do this. Tournament invite is listed on this website.

    All sources to back my contentions in this speech are linked in prior speeches. Please cross apply that.

    Status

    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at May 4, 2014 09:02:33AM EST by Peter Beadle

    Category Donald Warden Ian Kim
    Use of evidence: 4.5 2
    Delivery skill: 5.2 2.5
    Coherence of arguments: 5 2.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5 2.5
    Identification of key points: 5 3
    Comments: I thought you laid out your paradigms and contentions very well, with good evidentiary support. You also did a good job directly responding to Mr. Kim's points while extending your primary contentions across the flow. Ultimately you concede too much. Killing animals is bad; the UN would pass the resolution; the Japanese could continue their cultural tradition without killing Dolphins. You have some good points, but you do not give me a reason to vote against the proposition. I can vote to stop the hunt and that may become an event that gets people to stop and think more about killing other animals. Mr. Warden explains I can vote for the Proposition and in that way solve both for dolphins and broader animal killing. Interestingly the resolution says nothing about killing. I don't think you had to concede this point - not to say you needed to advocate killing, but steer the debate away from the Proposition's moral high ground. This would make it easier for you to push harder on the cultural heritage point, or develop a different point all together - perhaps a process argument that adopting such resolutions while there is so much human conflict and death going on [the primary mission of the UN being to support peace and cooperation among nations] detracts from the UN's mission, leading to increased violence everywhere [which also impacts other animals], so that distracting the UN with such resolutions leads to a net increase in world violence and death [among humans and other animals. You make some points that could take you down this path but do not connect with it. Making this point and developing the argument may have better supported your cultural heritage argument and given you a great impact against the proposition. Though in the end, you concede that when whaling was banned, the whaling festival continued and the heritage was not damaged, so there is no risk to me voting for the Proposition.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Donald Warden

    Reason for Decision:

    Most of my reasons for the decision are noted in the individual comments. Bottom line is that there are no real negatives to supporting the proposition, as the opponent concedes that the UN would support the resolution, it is more ethical to stop animal killings, and Japanese heritage would not be significantly impacted as villagers will adapt as they did when whaling was banned. Good luck to both speakers.


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