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Proposition: Greg Ginder (Binghamton University) vs. Opposition: Crystal Hall (West High School)

Judge: Denise Vaughan (University of Washington Bothell)

Resolution: RESOLVED: The United States Federal Government should ban all testing that requires the use of animals.

  • Greg Ginder
    Greg Ginder
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    Crystal  Hall
    Crystal Hall
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    Posted at N/A by Greg Ginder

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    Posted at N/A by Crystal Hall

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    I meant Counterplan not kritik in the last 30 seconds.
    And its over the limit because of introductions and being nice:)

    Posted at N/A by Greg Ginder

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    Posted at N/A by Crystal Hall

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    Thanks for watching this and I hope you have enjoyed this debate

    Posted at N/A by Greg Ginder

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    Submitted at N/A by Denise Vaughan

    Category Greg Ginder Crystal Hall
    Use of evidence: 4.9 4.9
    Delivery skill: 5 4.5
    Coherence of arguments: 4.5 4.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 2 3.5
    Identification of key points: 3 4
    Comments: Your first speech is spot on. It is well written and well evidenced. You have good, solid turf here.
    The response to the first Opposition is not persuasive. My instinct is that this would be mitigated live by you shouting "clear" to slow the discussion down but ceding your time is not as effective as a slow but persuasive response to the K. The speed is not a problem for me but his case comes down to just a couple of things. Highlight just those and go after them. Then also argue that speed is abusive. Your style is powerful. Use your arguments to group his and rebut.
    Your case is well structured but, frankly, unnecessarily long. The idea is solid and does provide ground for clash. The embryo argument is great. Animals as property is a great argument. There is also a really good point that we could go to seeing people will less intellect as test subjects which is terrifying. This same argument could be made with more persuasively with a few less cards. Save some for rebuttal if you need them.

    The decision is for the Opposition: Crystal Hall

    Reason for Decision:

    I would like to see clash. I have little construction in the 2A about how to vote on speed and no articulation of voters. I am persuaded that some time should have been devoted either to reaffirming the first speech or responding to Oppositions constructive.
    There are three areas of traction for the Opp. 1. Ethnocentrism, which goes unanswered. 2. Testing of low intellect individuals. This topic was less developed but could have been interesting and 3. embryos can feel pain and thus we are just testing on people rather than testing on animals. (Opp goes on to say that animals as property is a bad plan overall. I flow this as part of the same argument).

    I am choosing the one point of contention, the embryos, and voting there. Prop says we should switch to embryos. Opp says that embryos feel pain and it therefore a bad option. This is not responded to, garnering Opposition enough traction to prefer status quo over change.

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