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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Kirk Wu (San Marino High School) vs. Opposition: Nathan Stouffer (Wood River High School)

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.

  • Kirk Wu
    Kirk Wu
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    Nathan Stouffer
    Nathan Stouffer
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    Posted at April 11, 2016 11:39:54PM EST by Kirk Wu

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    "Obligation." Merriam-Webster. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obligation.

    Best, Steven. “The Rise of Critical Animal Studies: Putting Theory into Action and Animal Liberation into Higher Education.” Journal for Critical Animal Studies, Volume VII, Issue 1, 2009. http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/JCAS/Journal_Articles_download/issue_9/JCAS20VII20Issue20120MAY20ISSUE20The20Rise20of20Critical20Animal20Studies20pgs209-52.pdf

    Domanska, Ewa. Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznon. Poland. "Beyond Anthropocentrism in Historical Studies."

    Berube, David [Professor of Communications at North Carolina State University]. "NASA Debate Interview Series - Dr. David Berube." Interview posted 24 Aug. 2015. http://www.nasadebates.org/David-Berube.php.

    Siefert, Janet [astrobiologist at Rice University]. "2015 NASA Astrobiology Debates - Interview with Jan Siefert by The George Washington University." Interview posted 10 Feb. 2016. http://www.nasadebates.org/siefert.php.

    Glaser, Sarah M. [fisheries ecologist and research associate at the One-Earth Future Foundation and the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver]. "2015 NASA Astrobiology Debates interview with Dr. Sarah M. Glaser." Interview posted 24 Aug. 2015. http://www.nasadebates.org/SarahGlaser.php.

    Mohanty, Chandra Talpade. “US Empire and the Project of Women’s Studies: Stories of citizenship, Complicity and Dissent,” Gender, Place and Culture, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 7–20, February 2006, http://www.englweb.umd.edu/englfac/KChuh/Mohanty,%20US%20Empire.pdf.

    Eckhardt, William. “Civilizations, Empires, and Wars,” Journal of Peace Research, February 1990, p. 15-16.

    Leeson-Schatz, Joe [Lecturer of English & Evolutionary Studies and board member for the Institute for Critical Animal Studies at Binghamton University]. "2015 NASA Astrobiology Debates Interview." Interview posted 18 Sept. 2015. http://www.nasadebates.org/JLS.php.

    Posted at April 12, 2016 11:38:56PM EST by Nathan Stouffer

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    Dictionary.com

    "International Law." LII / Legal Information Institute. Cornell University of Law, 2016

    Howell, Elizabeth. "SpaceX's Dragon: First Private Spacecraft to Reach Space Station." Space.com. Space.com, 11 Feb. 2016. Web. 10 Apr. 2016.

    Posted at April 13, 2016 03:25:00AM EST by Kirk Wu

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    Hirshfield, Irwin [Professor of Biological Sciences, St. John's University]. "NASA Debate Interview Series- Irvin N. Hirshfield." Interview posted 3 Feb. 2016 used for the 2015 debates. http://www.nasadebates.org/Hirshfield.php.

    Posted at April 15, 2016 08:46:16AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Posted at April 16, 2016 01:50:15AM EST by Kirk Wu

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    Submitted at April 16, 2016 09:25:53PM EST by CV Vitolo-Haddad

    Category Kirk Wu Nathan Stouffer
    Use of evidence: 6 5.4
    Delivery skill: 4.4 4
    Coherence of arguments: 5.5 5.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5.4 5.7
    Identification of key points: 5.6 5.6
    Comments: Great use of evidence and delivery! Great use of evidence and delivery!

    The decision is for the Proposition: Kirk Wu

    Reason for Decision:

    Try or die for the aff- the opposition is too defensive. Even if the aff does not solve anything, it doesn't do any harm to try international law.


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