Judge: Steve Ni (Binghamton University)
Resolution: RESOLVED: The United Nations should adopt a resolution decrying or demanding an end to the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan.
Ee Hsiun Chong
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Posted at May 6, 2014 12:09:32PM EST by Ee Hsiun Chong
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Posted at May 7, 2014 09:50:41PM EST by Reva Agashe
Posted at May 8, 2014 12:58:24PM EST by Ee Hsiun Chong
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Posted at May 10, 2014 12:54:50AM EST by Reva Agashe
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Submitted at May 11, 2014 01:01:12PM EST by Steve Ni
|Category||Reva Agashe||Ee Hsiun Chong|
|Use of evidence:||3||3|
|Coherence of arguments:||4||3|
|Responsiveness to opponent:||4||3|
|Identification of key points:||4||4.2|
|Comments:||I thought you did a good job of responding to the arguments raised by your opponent and focusing on the key argument that you are going for.
The comment regarding your opponent's accent is gratuitous and does nothing to advance your argument - I wouldn't waste time on those points going forward.
|I thought your delivery was excellent and very much appreciated your clear road map and strong support of your points.
The issue to work on is being able to turn winning points into winning debates. If I agree with you, that we do not have a moral duty to dolphins, why does that lessen the educational value of the resolution for protecting children? How do I weigh the impact of a resolution decrying the dolphin-hunting culture versus a demand for straight-out prohibition which the proposition is not? How does the risk of cultural imperialism compare to risk of children and mothers dying from mercury?
The decision is for the Proposition: Reva Agashe
Reason for Decision:
I voted for the proposition because it is not clear to me how a resolution decrying dolphin-hunting (as opposed to demanding an end to it)would result in what I think is the opposition's strongest argument regarding cultural imperialism. Because the opposition's impact is not well articulated, I voted in favor of solving for the marginal risk of the lives of children and mothers being endangered over the more nebulous risk of cultural genocide.