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Proposition: lucas beste (Wood River High School) vs. Opposition: Yuri Suzuki (Shorin Global)

Judge: Dhruv Sehgal (Binghamton University)

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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    lucas beste

    Yuri Suzuki
    Yuri Suzuki
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    Posted at April 11, 2016 11:54:22AM EST by lucas beste



    Dictionary. "Definitions." Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2016. <>.

    Nasa. "NASA ASTROBIOLOGY DEBATES." NASA ASTROBIOLOGY DEBATES. Nasa, 2016. Web. 11 Apr. 2016. <>.

    Posted at April 12, 2016 08:53:30AM EST by Yuri Suzuki



    None available for this speech.

    Posted at April 13, 2016 11:47:16PM EST by lucas beste



    same citations as my proposition constructive

    Posted at April 14, 2016 10:22:34AM EST by Yuri Suzuki



    None available for this speech.

    Posted at April 15, 2016 03:00:39PM EST by lucas beste



    same as last speech. I would like to point out that my opponent never posted any citations


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    Submitted at April 17, 2016 05:27:02PM EST by Dhruv Sehgal

    Category lucas beste Yuri Suzuki
    Use of evidence: 4 3
    Delivery skill: 4.2 3.5
    Coherence of arguments: 4 2.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 4.5 2.5
    Identification of key points: 3.5 2.5
    Comments: I thought your use of evidence was good, although you could have cited your authors a little bit more in the final speeches. I thought your indict on the opposition's citations were good, and could have been further utilized as a reason why you should prefer your definitions/FW. I was very impressed overall with your speeches, I think a little bit more preparation on figuring out exactly why I should not vote for the proposition needs to be done, although you are definitely on your way!

    The decision is for the Proposition: lucas beste

    Reason for Decision:

    I voted for the proposition because I think that they are winning that international law should be used as a form of protection in order to help save lives in the future. I think that the opposition needs to do a better job at explaining why international law is ineffective at regulating microbes and its treatment. I think that the argument that microbes should not get protection because they are not human is not very developed, and that you should spend more times on the implications of this argument, and why it means I cannot vote for the proposition. Thanks for the debate and good luck in future rounds!

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