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Proposition: lucas beste (Wood River High School) vs. Opposition: Zainab Gilani (Binghamton University)

Judge: Serge Danielson-Francois (Divine Child High School)

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

    Zainab Gilani
    Zainab Gilani
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    Posted at April 18, 2016 11:55:19AM EST by lucas beste



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

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

    Bbc. "BBC - Homepage." BBC - Homepage. Bbc, 2015. Web. 12 Apr. 2016. <>.

    Posted at April 20, 2016 02:19:43AM EST by Zainab Gilani



    None available for this speech.

    Posted at April 20, 2016 12:20:22PM EST by lucas beste



    same citations as my first speech

    Posted at April 21, 2016 11:35:47PM EST by Zainab Gilani



    International Fund for Animal Welfare, "The Truth About Scientific Whaling,"

    The Scientist, "The Body's Ecosystem,"

    Wikipedia, "Timeline of Human Evolution, "

    Posted at April 22, 2016 11:08:06PM EST by lucas beste





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    Submitted at April 23, 2016 03:13:13AM EST by Serge Danielson-Francois

    Category lucas beste Zainab Gilani
    Use of evidence: 3.7 3
    Delivery skill: 3.3 3.6
    Coherence of arguments: 3.6 3.9
    Responsiveness to opponent: 4 4
    Identification of key points: 3.7 4.5
    Comments: A little bit of a boiler plate argument that accented ethics but failed to adequately answer counterclaims by the opposition, namely the distinction between collecting microbes and creating an extraction economy Please consult more credible sources to substantiate your well-argued points

    The decision is for the Opposition: Zainab Gilani

    Reason for Decision:

    I thought both debaters were fundamentally sound. The opposition was more persuasive on key points by exploring pragmatic challenges and reasonable concerns about the plan put forward by the AFF

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