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Proposition: Rajesh Burela (Binghamton University) vs. Opposition: trevor english (San Diego Christian College)

Judge: Josh Cangelosi (San Diego Christian College)

Resolution: Resolved: This house believes that being a vegetarian is a better ethical choice than meat eating.

  • Rajesh Burela
    Rajesh Burela
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    trevor english
    trevor english
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    Posted at October 6, 2014 11:51:37PM EST by Rajesh Burela

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    http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/2/5/496/htm

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0027510700001718

    http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/1997/08/us-could-feed-800-million-people-grain-livestock-eat

    Posted at October 7, 2014 03:24:33PM EST by trevor english

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    Posted at October 8, 2014 06:32:28PM EST by Rajesh Burela

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    -http://www.unep.org/resourcepanel/documents/pdf/PriorityProductsAndMaterials_Report_Full.pdf

    -http://www.uneptie.org/scp/lifecycle/documents/Presentations/The%20Role%20of%20the%20International%20Panel%20on%20Sustainable%20Resource%20Management%20(Janet%20Salem).pdf

    -http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-007-7720-0_4#page-1

    -http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en/

    Posted at October 9, 2014 03:47:05PM EST by trevor english

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    Posted at October 10, 2014 08:53:24PM EST by Rajesh Burela

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    Submitted at October 11, 2014 02:35:04AM EST by Josh Cangelosi

    Category Rajesh Burela trevor english
    Use of evidence: 5.5 1
    Delivery skill: 4.5 1.2
    Coherence of arguments: 5.5 1
    Responsiveness to opponent: 6 1
    Identification of key points: 6 1
    Comments: Rajesh speaks and argues well, although I like to see a bit more animation and passion from debaters. I would just encourage Trevor to make more of an effort on activities.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Rajesh Burela

    Reason for Decision:

    Prop answers Topicality by providing an interpretation (oxford definition) of ethical as avoiding activities that harm people the environment. It would have been great if Prop made that definition explicit at start, and a good Opp could have capitalized on that mistake, but I can see how that interpretation was the implicit standard of what ethical means.

    And there is no violation because Prop shows that he has demonstrated that being a vegetarian is the better ethical choice by a specific standard of ethics: namely, being a vegetarian avoids activities that harm people and the environment.

    Also, the second violation does not stick because Prop never relativizes the claim that being a vegetarian is the better ethical choice. Opp just ran a classroom T without making sure that it actually fit in the debate.

    Moreover, the Opp never provides any voters on T and kicks out of it anyway.

    The second Opp speech seems to be a speech supporting vegetarianism (maybe the wrong video was uploaded).

    In general, Opp unfortunately never engages in any real kind of clash or argumentation.


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