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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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. <http://www.nasadebates.org/debates.php>.
Dictionary. "Definitions." Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2016. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/>.
Bbc. "BBC - Homepage." BBC - Homepage. Bbc, 2015. Web. 12 Apr. 2016. <http://www.bbc.com/>.
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," http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/our-work/whales/truth-about-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling
The Scientist, "The Body's Ecosystem," http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40600/title/The-Body-s-Ecosystem/
Wikipedia, "Timeline of Human Evolution, " https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_human_evolution
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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|
|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