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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Aika Miyazawa (Shorin Global) vs. Opposition: Alex Weber (Binghamton University)

Judge: Sam Burns (Wood River High School)

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

  • Aika Miyazawa
    Aika Miyazawa
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    Alex Weber
    Alex Weber
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    Posted at April 11, 2016 09:28:03AM EST by Aika Miyazawa

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    Posted at April 13, 2016 05:52:52AM EST by Alex Weber

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    Posted at April 14, 2016 04:59:07AM EST by Aika Miyazawa

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    Posted at April 15, 2016 05:58:04AM EST by Alex Weber

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    Posted at April 15, 2016 11:32:04AM EST by Aika Miyazawa

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    Submitted at April 17, 2016 01:56:44AM EST by Sam Burns

    Category Aika Miyazawa Alex Weber
    Use of evidence: 4.4 1.9
    Delivery skill: 5 4.2
    Coherence of arguments: 4.9 3.9
    Responsiveness to opponent: 4.6 2.5
    Identification of key points: 4 3.7
    Comments: You did a great job clashing with your opponent and appealing to me logically why I should vote for the proposition in this debate.

    Your point that private individuals have no guarantee to act morally was a huge voting point in this round for me.

    I felt that you did a great job skirting your way around your opponents "death and destruction" point that he made towards the beginning of his first speech. You shot it down as illogical, and it was effective.
    First of all, your first speech was a minute over your allotted time. However, your opponent didn't make anything of it, so it didn't weigh into my decision. Next time, just don't go over your time limit.

    Second, I didn't feel that you did a very good job responding to arguments made by your opponent You seemed more concerned with pushing your own agenda.

    You're a great speaker, but make sure to actually debate your opponent, and not just go over your own points. Clash is something I love to see in debate, and you didn't effectively attack your opponents case, which I weighed as a huge voting issue.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Aika Miyazawa

    Reason for Decision:

    My vote for this debate came down to a few main things.

    First off, I felt that the Proposition case was relatively unrefuted. The fact that we have little to no law protecting life in space was a huge voting issue, and I felt that the Opposition didn't effectively respond to this point.

    Second, the Proposition's rebuttal to the Opposition's point about privatization was extremely effective. The fact that we have no guarantee whether an individual will act morally when utilizing these ET microbes is extremely important, and I felt the Proposition showed this



    This was an extremely fun debate to judge. I wish the both of you the best of luck moving forward http://speechdebate.binghamton.edu/images/smilies/biggrin.gif


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