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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Alex Weber (Binghamton University) vs. Opposition: Andrew Garratt (Wood River High School)

Judge: Richard Chen (Cornell University)

Resolution: THBT: An overriding ethical obligation to protect and preserve extraterrestrial microbial life and ecosystems should be incorporated into international law.

  • Alex Weber
    Alex Weber
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    Andrew Garratt
    Andrew Garratt
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    Posted at April 12, 2016 05:52:49AM EST by Alex Weber

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    "Extraterrestrial environmental impact assessments – A foreseeable prerequisite for wise decisions regarding outer space exploration, research and development" by William Kramer
    http://www.sciencedirect.com.proxy.binghamton.edu/science/article/pii/S0265964614000605
    Space Policy, Volume 30, Issue 4 pg. 215-222

    Tarshis, Lauren. "Yes, Aliens (Probably) Exist." Scholastic (2015).
    Lauren Tarshis is an author and a contributor to Scholastic. Her article contains quotes from Kevin Hand, deputy chief scientist at NASA.

    Marshall, Alan. "Ethics and the Extraterrestrial Environment." Journal of Applied Philosophy 10.2 (1993): 227-36. John Wiley & Sons.
    Alan Marshall is a professor at Massey University

    Posted at April 13, 2016 12:38:34AM EST by Andrew Garratt

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    www.space.com/16918-nasa-mars-human-spaceflight-goals.html

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK234883/

    Posted at April 14, 2016 03:47:38AM EST by Alex Weber

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    Taylor, Gerald R. "Space microbiology." Annual Reviews in Microbiology 28.1 (1974): 121-137.

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    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at April 16, 2016 12:10:46PM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

    The decision is for the Proposition: Alex Weber

    Reason for Decision:

    The opposition did not post their closing video by the deadline, resulting in a forfeit.


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