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Proposition: Chris Mok (Unaffiliated) vs. Opposition: Seralena Leeson-Schatz (Binghamton West Middle)

Judge: Arturo Feliz (Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons)

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  • Chris Mok
    Chris Mok
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    Seralena Leeson-Schatz
    Seralena Leeson-Schatz
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    Posted at May 19, 2020 12:13:25AM EST by Chris Mok

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    https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/nuclear/nuclear-power-and-the-environment.php
    https://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/safety-and-security/safety-of-plants/chernobyl-accident.aspx
    https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-nuclear-power-must-be-part-of-the-energy-solution-environmentalists-climate

    Posted at May 19, 2020 10:05:49PM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/nuclear/nuclear-power-and-the-environment.php

    www.greenamerica.org

    Posted at May 20, 2020 08:58:27PM EST by Chris Mok

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    https://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/nuclear-fuel-cycle/nuclear-waste/storage-and-disposal-of-radioactive-waste.aspx


    https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2018/05/23/if-solar-panels-are-so-clean-why-do-they-produce-so-much-toxic-waste/#3d04a741121c

    https://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/country-profiles/countries-t-z/usa-nuclear-power-policy.aspx

    https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-nuclear-power-must-be-part-of-the-energy-solution-environmentalists-climate

    Posted at May 21, 2020 11:58:01PM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Personal Note for Chris - https://youtu.be/Pc4XqNQ2i7E

    https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2019/05/22/yucca-mountain-nuclear-waste-nevada-test-site/3694806002/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_due_to_the_Chernobyl_disaster

    https://wiseinternational.org/campaign/fukushima-disaster?gclid=Cj0KCQjwzZj2BRDVARIsABs3l9LkUz_XkQ2wQgDPuttGn4q85pDYUCdmfjCU8N3KnHV6JkiaOjVpTRgaAp30EALw_wcB

    https://www.mypmp.net/sponsoredcontent/how-to-repel-birds-without-a-physical-barrier/

    ?v=HEYbgyL5n1g&vl=en

    Posted at May 22, 2020 08:25:12PM EST by Chris Mok

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    Submitted at May 23, 2020 07:08:30PM EST by Arturo Feliz

    Category Chris Mok Seralena Leeson-Schatz
    Use of evidence: 2.7 2.3
    Delivery skill: 3.4 2.5
    Coherence of arguments: 3 2
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3.4 2.7
    Identification of key points: 3 2.7
    Comments: Chris Good delivery. I like your place and clarity. You offered a clear framework.

    I'm honestly not sure why you choose to go after wind and solar when the topical choice seemed to be to run nuclear against fossil.

    I think this was a risk, as I would usually not allow the app to run it because I'd feel it not to be topical, but since you opened the door, it was fair game.

    A well built green case could have been hard to defeat.
    Seralena It was a lot of fun to watch you debate.

    I think you probably would benefit from researching your arguments a bit more. I feel that things were set up for you to take the round when Chris opened the gate for solar and wind.

    I felt if you ran the environmental benefits, the harms of nuclear would have made that case hard to buy.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Chris Mok

    Reason for Decision:

    RFD Proposition offered efficiency+green

    Since it was not contested I'm going with it. I feel nuclear wins clearly the efficiency arguments. The green argument should have been easy to win for the opposition but things got a little muddy there with indoor wind and solar facilities, and then with the smelly stuff. I honestly giggled a bit there https://speechdebate.binghamton.edu/images/smilies/tongue.gif and opposition was gracious enough to concede it.

    Finally I see that a lot of time was spent on the cutting corners argument, which I feel is a wash.

    I'm going with prop on this one. You're both awesome! Keep up the good work!


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