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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Lily Saker (Westside High School (Omaha NE)) vs. Opposition: Connor Morris (Wood River High School)

Judge: Trevor Reddick (Unaffiliated)

Resolution: RESOLVED: The United Nations should adopt a resolution decrying or demanding an end to the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan.

  • Lily Saker
    Lily Saker

    Connor Morris
    Connor Morris
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    Posted at April 22, 2014 01:05:13AM EST by Lily Saker



    Sakae Hemmi in 06 (Open Source. Poetry)

    If dolphins could speak human languages,
    and one of them kept in an aquarium was interviewed, she might say:

    My family lived in the ocean, freely swimming around.
    One day, all of a sudden,
    we were chased by fishing boats,
    threatened by noises
    from the banging of metal pipes,
    driven to a shallow inlet
    and confined there.

    My father died
    from suffocation
    after becoming entangled
    in fishing nets.

    My mother was slaughtered
    with a knife
    for human consumption.

    My sister died of shock
    When she was lifted
    out of the water
    and my brother drowned
    during the capture procedure.

    Both of them
    were processed for meat
    and eaten
    by humans and their pets.

    I myself survived,
    was brought into this aquarium,
    taught tricks,
    and am working to entertain you.

    [Charles Patterson, Ph.D., Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust, 2002. New York City. Lantern Books. P. 11-12]
    Since violence begets violence, the enslavement of animals injected a higher level of domination and coercion into human ..Nowhere is patriarchys iron fist as naked as in the oppression of animals, which serves as the model and training ground for all other forms of oppression.

    [Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney, Rice As Self: Japanese Identities Through Time, Princeton University Press, 1993, p. 102-3]
    Rice, the dominant metaphor for a social group within society, surfaces again and again in Japanese deliberations the worship of Shinto dieties and the repayment of their blessings.

    [Jacques Derrida, The Animal That Therefore I Am, edited by Marie-Louise Mallet, translated by David Wills. Fordham University Press. New York. 2008, p.131-32]
    In order to break with the image and with the likeness of a fellow, must not this beyond of partnership and sacrificed foundation of what it founds, namely, the symbolic order, the human order, law and justice.

    [Jacques Derrida, The Animal That Therefore I Am, edited by Marie-Louise Mallet, translated by David Wills. Fordham University Press. New York. 2008, p.113]
    A thinking of the other,The animal remains for Levinas what it will have been for the whole Cartesian-type tradition: a machine that doesnt speak, that doesnt have access to sense precisely what the Nazis sought to reduce their Jewish prisoners toMore than that is required to break with the Cartesian tradition

    Posted at April 23, 2014 01:55:15AM EST by Connor Morris



    {[Department of Agriculture]} Department of Agriculture - Article: "American Factory Farms: How We Treat Our Food." - December 5th, 2012

    International Court of Justice

    Posted at April 24, 2014 01:10:16AM EST by Lily Saker



    Kerry Marsh
    "Many experimentssubstantial evidence suggests that faster speech can increase persuasion."

    Posted at April 25, 2014 12:06:41AM EST by Connor Morris



    None available for this speech.

    Posted at April 25, 2014 11:51:11PM EST by Lily Saker



    No new cites in the 2AR.

    Thank you Connor for a good round. The clash of styles was fun. Best wishes to you.


    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at April 29, 2014 10:21:03AM EST by Trevor Reddick

    Category Lily Saker Connor Morris
    Use of evidence: 4.5 4
    Delivery skill: 4.5 5
    Coherence of arguments: 4.5 4.6
    Responsiveness to opponent: 4.5 4.5
    Identification of key points: 4 4.5
    Comments: Good building into the speed in the first speech, ya gotta do it in every speech cuz the mic is too far away or something but it's quite difficult to understand if you just jump in full speed. need more clash on the policy level of the debate. if you did listen fifteen times then just make the arguments to contradict hers, but if you still couldn't understand then you should have just spent the last speech talking about the speed kritik the whole time.

    The decision is for the Opposition: Connor Morris

    Reason for Decision:

    I vote on the speed kritik. While I think Lily is significantly controlling the policy level of the debate, I think a few concessions made are problematic for the speed argument, lack of time allocation in the last speech and key points of analysis was missing which would have made this an easy vote for the pro. first and foremost lily you need to prioritize this evidence on why speed is more important to persuasion. i have no understanding of what the warrants are for this, i'm sure it has to do with the ability to comprehend lots of evidence, decide what's good and bad argument, etc. but there are certainly impacts to the speed kritik which you simply deny rather than engage. specifically, the kritik's impacts on persuasion and argument analysis are unique reasons that a slower version of debate is more accessible and productive for argument analysis. while the 1ac starts slow, it certainly ends as fast as any of the other speeches so that argument is unpersuasive to me. the brightline argument can be potentially important but it has no meaning when you merely say it, why does that arbitrary standard UNDERMINE fairness? why isn't it homogenizing and exclusionary to say that people cant comprehend fast debate? these are questions i'm left wondering at the end. So make sure to prioritize your offense and expound on it and next time this goes the other way quite easily.

    1 Comment

    Thank you Trevor for judging this round! I actually really enjoyed and I appreciate your reason for your decision! - Connor Morris on May 7, 2014 at 12:22PM EST

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