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Proposition: Yuzuki Murakami (Shorin Global) vs. Opposition: Ahmad Amireh (Liberty High School)

Judge: Susan Worst (Wood River High School)

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

  • Yuzuki Murakami
    Yuzuki Murakami
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    Ahmad Amireh
    Ahmad Amireh
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    Posted at April 19, 2016 01:29:37AM EST by Yuzuki Murakami

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    Posted at April 20, 2016 12:38:56AM EST by Ahmad Amireh

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    DEFINITION:

    “overriding.” Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster. Web. 17 Apr. 2016.

    CONTENTION 1:

    Weinberg, Brian, and Yinghui Liu. Design and Modeling of the NU Smart Space Drilling System (SSDS). http://www.coe.neu.edu/Research/robots/papers/Space2006.pdf.

    CONTENTION 2:

    Simic, Ivan. "Failures of International Law and The Security Council's Tyranny." NewsBlaze News. 23 Sept. 2008. Web. 17 Apr. 2016. http://theliberiandialogue.org/2012/12/16/failure-of-international-law-and-tyranny-at-the-security-council/

    Wolfrum, Rüdiger. Developments of International Law in Treaty Making. Berlin: Springer, 2005. Google Books. Web. 17 Apr. 2016. https://books.google.com/books?id=UPMKltmh6n0C&pg=PA495&lpg=PA495&dq=international+law+does+more+bad+than+good&source=bl&ots=HJGA_d_455&sig=tvomLqzZ3Ue9j0BqNrafzgms0y8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjDwK6O6onMAhVDk4MKHbBABfwQ6AEIIzAB#v=onepage&q=international%20law%20does%20more%20bad%20than%20good&f=false

    CONTENTION 3:

    Kaku, Michio. "The Cost Of Space Exploration." Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 16 July 2009. Web. 17 Apr. 2016. http://www.forbes.com/2009/07/16/apollo-moon-landing-anniversary-opinions-contributors-cost-money.html

    "Forced Displacement: A Growing Global Crisis FAQs." World Bank. N.p., 16 Dec. 2015. Web. 19 Apr. 2016. http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/fragilityconflictviolence/brief/forced-displacement-a-growing-global-crisis-faqs

    Posted at April 20, 2016 10:32:01AM EST by Yuzuki Murakami

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    Some estimates indicate that canopy forest species will be reduced by 35 percent by 2040 if deforestation continues at the same rate.

    http://classroom.synonym.com/human-activities-affect-ecosystem-9189.html

    space treaty(page 6〜)

    https://space-law.keio.ac.jp/pdfdb/wp-content/themes/system/getfile.php?id=3

    Posted at April 22, 2016 12:50:56AM EST by Ahmad Amireh

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    Posted at April 22, 2016 07:33:47PM EST by Yuzuki Murakami

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    in 2040 only 35%
    http://classroom.synonym.com/human-activities-affect-ecosystem-9189.html

    There are more than 20,000 pieces of debris larger than a softball orbiting the Earth.

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/news/orbital_debris.html

    Status

    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at April 24, 2016 11:10:23AM EST by Susan Worst

    Category Yuzuki Murakami Ahmad Amireh
    Use of evidence: 3.9 5.9
    Delivery skill: 4.2 5.1
    Coherence of arguments: 3.9 5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 4.1 6
    Identification of key points: 4.2 5
    Comments: You have a good case as far as it goes, but don't really solve the problem of lack of enforcement of international law. You also don't provide evidence that we will be able to protect all life at the highest priority and still explore. Excellent response to your opponent and great use of evidence. My only objection was that if we really have this as an overriding obligation and therefore don't explore, that actually frees up a lot of resources to address other problems, but she didn't say that so I don't vote on it.

    The decision is for the Opposition: Ahmad Amireh

    Reason for Decision:

    I vote for the Opp based on lack of solvency of the Prop case because of the lack of enforcement of international law.

    Nice job both debaters; congratulations on breaking and thanks for playing.


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