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Proposition: Jake Stein (Binghamton University) vs. Opposition: Bobby Good (Pay Ashley Back Program)

Judge: CV Vitolo-Haddad (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Resolution: THBT: An overriding ethical obligation to protect and preserve extraterrestrial microbial life and ecosystems should be incorporated into international law.

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    Jake Stein

    Bobby Good
    Bobby Good
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    Posted at April 12, 2016 03:35:53AM EST by Jake Stein



    "The Need For Operating Guidelines and a Decision Making Framework Applicable to the Discovery of Non-Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life"

    Margaret S. Race, Senior Research scientist specializing in extraterrestrial organisms for SETI Institute and Richard O. Randolph, scientist for SETI Institute. 2002.

    Posted at April 13, 2016 02:40:49AM EST by Bobby Good



    None available for this speech.

    Posted at April 14, 2016 01:17:34AM EST by Jake Stein



    Will the Rise of The Robots Implode the World Economy?

    Simon Worral, National Geographic writer

    Posted at April 15, 2016 08:47:01AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz



    None available for this speech.

    Posted at April 15, 2016 07:40:41PM EST by Jake Stein



    None available for this speech.


    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at April 16, 2016 09:10:21PM EST by CV Vitolo-Haddad

    Category Jake Stein Bobby Good
    Use of evidence: 4.7 1.5
    Delivery skill: 4.5 2.3
    Coherence of arguments: 4.3 4
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5 5
    Identification of key points: 5 4.6
    Comments: Good job overall, nice use of evidence. Good job, very focused arguments. Needs some improvement in delivery and providing citations or more thorough warrants.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Jake Stein

    Reason for Decision:

    Good job on both sides. Negative needs to respond to claims that resource wars in space could spillover to earth, and present a vision for how the US could exploit microbes in space without retaliation from other countries.

    1 Comment

    What happened to the conceded arguments about
    1. Bing bang theory- no need for wars cuz resources are endless
    2. The neg advocates for american to go in as the UN and formulate treaties to stop these things and 3rd world counteries can't afford space
    3. Even if we lose those 2 it doesn't matter cuz america is strong enough to handle?
    Those were all technical concessions........???SA?F?AF?AS? - Bobby Good on April 17, 2016 at 09:38PM EST

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