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Proposition: James Suh (NEI Education) vs. Opposition: Allen Cooper (Binghamton University)

Judge: Josh Cangelosi (San Diego Christian College)

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

  • James Suh
    James Suh
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    Allen Cooper
    Allen Cooper
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    Posted at October 13, 2014 08:11:50PM EST by James Suh

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    http://vegetarian.procon.org/

    Posted at October 15, 2014 01:36:29AM EST by Allen Cooper

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    http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2024133,00.html#ixzz1MFDNtItx

    http://www.vnv.org.au/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=189&Itemid=67

    http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/70/3/353.long

    Posted at October 15, 2014 11:45:30PM EST by James Suh

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    Posted at October 16, 2014 09:00:43PM EST by Allen Cooper

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    http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2014/04/01/study-vegetarians-less-healthy-lower-quality-of-life-than-meat-eaters/

    Posted at October 18, 2014 12:31:57AM EST by James Suh

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    Submitted at October 20, 2014 04:00:27AM EST by Josh Cangelosi

    Category James Suh Allen Cooper
    Use of evidence: 4.5 5
    Delivery skill: 3.5 3.5
    Coherence of arguments: 4 4.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3 4
    Identification of key points: 3 4
    Comments: -Good evidence in first speech.
    -Be sure to respond to all of pop's arguments. Watch out for dropping arguments like the jobs argument and all of pop's responses to your hunger and water points. It doesn't help in the final speech just to restate your original points if you have dropped your opponent's take out of those points.
    -Good debating and strategizing overal.
    -Do more work on the deforestation argument.
    -And on health, clash more with prop's analysis, explaining why your evidence is better than his. Otherwise, I just have a bunch of competing evidence on health, and that contention just becomes a wash.

    The decision is for the Opposition: Allen Cooper

    Reason for Decision:

    I vote opp on the dropped jobs argument. Second prop speech drops all of opps answers on hunger and water, which say that cows can be fed grass instead of crops. So points on hunger and water go way. The health argument is a bit of a wash, as both sides provide competing statistics as to which diet helps/hurts health, and neither side explains why its evidence is better. As for the deforestation argument, the prop never really impacts out this argument except to say that we could use the space for other things, but that idea really defeats the whole purpose of preventing deforestation, which is to preserve the environment, rather than tear down the rainforest for other human uses. In any case, the loss of thousands of jobs is the clearest impact in the round, and it goes uncontested, so it's easy to vote here.


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