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Proposition: Ahmad Amireh (Liberty High School) vs. Opposition: Neil Seejoor (Binghamton University)

Judge: Sam Burns (Santa Clara University)

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

  • Ahmad Amireh
    Ahmad Amireh
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    Neil Seejoor
    Neil Seejoor
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    Posted at April 25, 2016 11:17:55PM EST by Ahmad Amireh

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    OBSERVATION: Fischer-Columbo, Bailey. "NASA ASTROBIOLOGY DEBATES." NASA ASTROBIOLOGY DEBATES. 26 Aug. 2015. Web. 17 Apr. 2016. http://www.nasadebates.org/BrianHenning.php

    CONTENTION 1:

    Howell, Elizabeth. "How Would The World Change If We Found Extraterrestrial Life? - Astrobiology Magazine." Astrobiology Magazine. 29 Jan. 2015. Web. 10 Apr. 2016. http://www.astrobio.net/news-exclusive/world-change-found-extraterrestrial-life/

    Glaser, Sarah M. "NASA ASTROBIOLOGY DEBATES." NASA ASTROBIOLOGY DEBATES. Web. 10 Apr. 2016. http://www.nasadebates.org/SarahGlaser.php

    Cockell, Charles. "How the Search for Aliens Can Help Sustain Life on Earth." CNN. Cable News Network, 02 Oct. 2012. Web. 10 Apr. 2016. http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/02/world/europe/astrobiology-aliens-environment-opinion/

    Dunbar, Brian, and William Bryan. "The BioScan System Locates Cancerous Lesions by Detecting the Cancer's Ability to Recruit a New Blood Supply." NASA. NASA, 2009. Web. 18 Apr. 2016. http://www.nasa.gov/offices/ipp/products/pr_cancer_bioscan.html

    CONTENTION 2:

    Napier, Lauren. "Interplanetary Contamination and Extraterrestrial Life." Space Safety Magazine. Web. 17 Apr. 2016. http://www.spacesafetymagazine.com/space-exploration/extraterrestrial-life/

    Iacurci, Jenna. "Earth's Microorganisms Could Potentially Contaminate Mars." Nature World News RSS. 06 May 2014. Web. 17 Apr. 2016. http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/6918/20140506/earths-microorganisms-could-potentially-contaminate-mars.htm

    Gronstal, Aaron. “NASA Astrobiology Institute A View Into the Complexity of Microbial Communities.” NASA. 08 Apr. 2016. Web. 20 March. 2016. http://nai.nasa.gov/articles/2016/4/8/a-view-into-the-complexity-of-microbial-communities/

    Caspermeyer, Joe. “Space Flight Shown to Alter Ability of Bacteria to Cause Disease.”Arizona State University. 23 Sept. 2007. Web. 17 Apr. 2016. https://biodesign.asu.edu/news/space-flight-shown-alter-ability-bacteria-cause-disease

    CONTENTION 3
    Nathan Rao. “Staggering picture of extra-terrestrial organism is PROOF of alien life, scientists claim.” Express. 4 Sept. 2015. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/603010/Aliens-exist-mysterious-picture-extra-terrestrial-organism-proof-life-space

    Dyer, Gwynne. With Every Mistake. Toronto: Random House Canada, 2005. Google Books. 10 July 2010. Web. 25 Apr. 2016. <https://books.google.com/books?id=hLFrX6dmTr8C&pg=PA180&lpg=PA180&dq=professor wickramasinghe microbial life in atmosphere&source=bl&ots=bPz_EDdKYI&sig=-1MHuWh4bJYYE1_iBp1G9U-Uh98&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwijtdfx56rMAhUMKCYKHV8SD6I4ChDoAQg2MAU#v=onepage&q&f=false>.

    Posted at April 27, 2016 01:48:28AM EST by Neil Seejoor

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    None available for this speech.

    Posted at April 28, 2016 12:52:37AM EST by Ahmad Amireh

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    All evidence in this speech was cited in my constructive

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    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at April 29, 2016 02:28:37PM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

    The decision is for the Proposition: Ahmad Amireh

    Reason for Decision:

    The opposition failed to upload a closing video by the deadline, resulting in a forfeit.


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