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Proposition: Paul H. Lim (NEI Education) vs. Opposition: Matthew Klang (Binghamton University)

Judge: Joe Leeson-Schatz (Binghamton University)

Resolution: Resolved: This house believes that being a vegetarian is a better ethical choice than meat eating.

  • Paul H. Lim
    Paul H. Lim
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    Matthew Klang
    Matthew Klang
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    Posted at October 6, 2014 10:32:44PM EST by Paul H. Lim

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    Posted at October 7, 2014 08:23:08PM EST by Matthew Klang

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    http://cornellsun.com/blog/2010/03/31/ethics-of-factory-farms/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intensive_animal_farming

    http://eartheasy.com/article_high_cost_organic_food.htm

    http://www.creditloan.com/blog/how-the-average-us-consumer-spends-their-paycheck/

    http://www.foodispower.org/factory-farm-workers/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_farming

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Revolution#Production_increases

    Posted at October 9, 2014 12:17:30AM EST by Paul H. Lim

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    Posted at October 9, 2014 09:59:00PM EST by Matthew Klang

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    Posted at October 11, 2014 02:57:15AM EST by Paul H. Lim

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    Submitted at October 11, 2014 04:34:00PM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

    Category Paul H. Lim Matthew Klang
    Use of evidence: 2.8 3.2
    Delivery skill: 3.8 4.5
    Coherence of arguments: 4.5 4.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5.1 5.2
    Identification of key points: 4 4
    Comments: You should provide citations in the citation box so it's easy for your opponent and judge to find. At least qualify them more in your speech instead of just saying "a peer reviewed journal." Give more eye contact with the camera.

    Good answers to the economy argument. You should do more work highlighting your offense and doing impact comparison. Narrow the debate down.

    Your last video is way over the time limit. I am only evaluating what you say before your time runs out. I also docked some delivery skill points for it as well.
    More directly weigh economics and util versus the ethics the prop promotes. Make your cites look more qualified in the citation section versus just having random websites.

    Good source indict of red meat vs poultry. Give more offense in your closing speech. You most attack his arguments, emphasizing the details. Wikipedia is not a good source, go to where they're footnoted. You spend too much time on the wiki indict though and should get to your offense quicker.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Paul H. Lim

    Reason for Decision:

    This is a tough debate to judge because both sides are doing a good job of answering and indicting each others arguments. What makes this problematic is that neither side spends the time that they should on their own arguments and why they win the round. The opposition has a lot of reasons why it might be not be more ethical while the prop has a bunch of arguments for why it could be ethical. Neither side is clearing extending their interpretation of ethics in the round and how the ballot should be determined as a result. In the end, I vote for the proposition because the opposition doesn't prove it isn't more ethical to not eat meat. I think the opposition needed to do a better job framing why the win versus immediately going on the attack. Establish the forest (whole story) for the round and then lay out the trees (specifics).


    2 Comments

    Thank you Joe for taking the time to judge this debate. Also, thank you Matthew for this exciting debate. I really appreciate it! - Paul H. Lim on October 11, 2014 at 10:34PM EST
    Thank you Joe for taking the time to judge this debate. Also, thank you Matthew for this exciting debate. I really appreciate it! - Paul H. Lim on October 11, 2014 at 09:58PM EST

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