Judge: Brian Schrader (University of Michigan-Flint )
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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Posted at April 18, 2016 07:50:08PM EST by Jacqueline Haugen
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Posted at April 19, 2016 11:01:51PM EST by lucas beste
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Posted at April 20, 2016 11:24:13PM EST by Jacqueline Haugen
I apologize for my raspy and winded voice, I'm currently getting over the flu.
Posted at April 21, 2016 10:58:28PM EST by lucas beste
same citations as first speech
Posted at April 22, 2016 11:12:28AM EST by Jacqueline Haugen
None available for this speech.
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Submitted at April 22, 2016 12:20:16PM EST by Brian Schrader
|Category||Jacqueline Haugen||lucas beste|
|Use of evidence:||5||3.5|
|Coherence of arguments:||5||3.5|
|Responsiveness to opponent:||5||2.5|
|Identification of key points:||5||2.5|
|Comments:||Clear case. You probably do not need to define all of the terms that you do - in a speech this short it is probably not worth your time - its a topical case.||You are kind of behind from the start here - if your opponent runs an anthropocentrism aff case you either have to offer up some answers or read some non human centric disadvantages. As it was you did neither and just created opportunities for more link arguments for the aff.|
The decision is for the Proposition: Jacqueline Haugen
Reason for Decision:
I vote aff - persuaded by the anthro args generally (there is not much in the way of an answer) but I also dig the link magnifier arguments stemming from the coma example. I also agree that there is no ev for the microbes solve cancer arguments.