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Proposition: Tyler Keech (Binghamton University) vs. Opposition: Ryan Halopoff (Wood River High School)

Judge: Laurence Ruberl (St. Andrew's Episcopal School)

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

  • Tyler Keech
    Tyler Keech
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    Ryan Halopoff
    Ryan Halopoff
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    Posted at April 11, 2016 09:25:23PM EST by Tyler Keech

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    "Ethics and the Extraterrestrial Environment"
    Alan Marshall, Department of Development Studies, Massey University
    Journal of Applied Philosophy
    Vol.10, No.2 (1993),pp.227-236,JSTOR

    "Outer Space Treaty." Wikipedia. N.d. Wikipedia. Web. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Space_Treaty>.

    Posted at April 13, 2016 12:55:14AM EST by Ryan Halopoff

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    http://www.infoplease.com/askeds/long-mars.html

    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080622075918AAxOTnz

    Posted at April 13, 2016 07:42:08PM EST by Tyler Keech

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    None available for this speech.

    Posted at April 15, 2016 12:41:18AM EST by Ryan Halopoff

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    Posted at April 15, 2016 09:45:09PM EST by Tyler Keech

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    Submitted at April 16, 2016 07:51:12PM EST by Laurence Ruberl

    Category Tyler Keech Ryan Halopoff
    Use of evidence: 5.3 1.5
    Delivery skill: 5.5 3.5
    Coherence of arguments: 5.5 3
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5 3.5
    Identification of key points: 5.3 2.5
    Comments: Your arguments were well written and supported. You responded nearly perfectly to the opponent's argument and directly addressed the faults in it. Your arguements regarding Mars may be true, but aren't necessarily relevant to the resolve, a fault that your opponent called out, however even after your opponent called you out on it, you continued using exclusively the lens of Mars rather than the general lens your opponent was using.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Tyler Keech

    Reason for Decision:

    The proposition definitely focused on the resolve and argument at hand and addressed all of the opposition's arguments and rebuttals perfectly, pointing out the obvious faults in them. The proposition also cited reasonably trustworthy and easily verifiable evidence (a scholarly article and a summary of a legal document on Wikipedia) as well as referencing it in the speech, while the opposition used two websites that cannot be easily verified, in addition to not explicitly referring to them in the speech, and used numbers and inferences not backed up by any cited sources.


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