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Proposition: Jacqueline Haugen (Binghamton University) vs. Opposition: Sarina Craig (National Louis University)

Judge: CV Vitolo-Haddad (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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

  • Jacqueline Haugen
    Jacqueline Haugen
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    Sarina Craig
    Sarina Craig
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    Posted at April 12, 2016 01:16:06AM EST by Jacqueline Haugen

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    Race, Margaret. "Responsible Exploration: Protecting Earth and the Worlds We Explore From Cross-contamination." AstroSociety. Astronomical Soceity of the Pacific, 2002. Web. 11 Apr. 2016. <https://astrosociety.org/edu/publications/tnl/58/planetprotect.html>.




    Flores, Alejandro, and Tim Clark. "Finding Commone Ground In Biological Conservation: Beyond the Antropocentric VS Biocentric Controversy." Yale. Yale F&ES Bulletin. Web. <http://environment.yale.edu/publication-series/documents/downloads/0-9/105flores.pdf>.

    Posted at April 13, 2016 03:00:28AM EST by Sarina Craig

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    Mark Williamson. “Space Ethics and protection of the space environment.” 2003. Page 3. <http://www.chriscunnings.com/uploads/2/0/7/7/20773630/space_environment.pdf>

    Thomas J. Donahue. “Anthropocentrism and the Argument from Gaia Theory.” Fall 2010. Pages 59-61.

    Posted at April 13, 2016 08:30:43PM EST by Jacqueline Haugen

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    Posted at April 15, 2016 02:45:04AM EST by Sarina Craig

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    Garner, Bryan A. [Editor of the Fourth Pocket Edition], Black, Henry Campbell [Author of the Original Edition]. "Black's Law Dictionary". Fourth Pocket Edition. 2011. Published by West Publishing Co. Pages 189, 500-501, 809.

    Posted at April 15, 2016 06:07:08PM EST by Jacqueline Haugen

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    Submitted at April 17, 2016 08:09:28PM EST by CV Vitolo-Haddad

    Category Jacqueline Haugen Sarina Craig
    Use of evidence: 4.1 4.6
    Delivery skill: 4.5 4
    Coherence of arguments: 5.1 4.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5.3 4.2
    Identification of key points: 5.3 5
    Comments: You get a bit unclear in the rebuttal- hard to follow at parts. Also, the argument that "veganism is biocentric" doesn't make sense to me. If all life is equal, why would veganism be better than being carnivorous- seems to privilege animal life over plant life. You miss the aff's argument a bit- she is saying that microbial life and humanity have equal value, meaning you need a reason why human life has more value. Otherwise, why does it matter if extra-T microbial life kills all humans instead of humans killing all ET microbes? You say "the lives aren't equal" but need a warrant.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Jacqueline Haugen

    Reason for Decision:

    Aff wins all life is equal- no reason to privilege human life over microbial just because they may hypothetically be dangerous. Therefore the most ethical decision is to preserve life.


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