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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Amanda Gonzalez (Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons) vs. Opposition: sid singh (Homeschool)

Judge: Brittney Bleyle (Austin Peay State University)

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    Amanda Gonzalez
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    sid singh
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    Posted at May 19, 2020 04:10:28AM EST by Amanda Gonzalez

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    Coal and gas are far more harmful than nuclear power – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet. (2015, November 5). Retrieved from https://climate.nasa.gov/news/903/coal-and-gas-are-far-more-harmful-than-nuclear-power/

    Ellis, S. (2019, March 2). What Are the Benefits of Uranium Mining? Retrieved from https://sciencing.com/what-are-the-benefits-of-uranium-mining-13652882.html

    Land Needs for Wind, Solar Dwarf Nuclear Plant's Footprint. (2015, July 9). Retrieved from https://www.nei.org/news/2015/land-needs-for-wind-solar-dwarf-nuclear-plants

    Sen, D. (2019, September 2). Nuclear Energy Vs. Fossil Fuel. Retrieved from https://sciencing.com/about-6134607-nuclear-energy-vs--fossil-fuel.html

    The end of fossil fuels. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ecotricity.co.uk/our-green-energy/energy-independence/the-end-of-fossil-fuels

    Stevens, Landon. (2017, June). The Footprint of energy: Land Use of Electricity Production. Strata. https://www.strata.org/pdf/2017/footprints-full.pdf
    https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2019/01/f58/Ultimate%20Fast%20Facts%20Guide-PRINT.pdf

    The Ultimate Fast Facts Guide to Nuclear Energy. US Department of Energy. https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2019/01/f58/Ultimate%20Fast%20Facts%20Guide-PRINT.pdf

    Posted at May 20, 2020 07:51:55AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Posted at May 21, 2020 05:26:19AM EST by Amanda Gonzalez

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    Embracing nuclear for Canada's energy future: Part two: Nuclear energy is cheap energy. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://cwf.ca/research/publications/embracing-nuclear-for-canadas-energy-future-part-two-nuclear-energy-is-cheap-energy/

    Makower, J., & GreenBiz Group. (2019, September 10). The growing concern over stranded assets. Retrieved from https://www.greenbiz.com/article/growing-concern-over-stranded-assets

    Nace, T. (2016, March 29). NEW REPORT: Nearly $1 Trillion Wasted Globally On Extraneous Coal Projects. Retrieved from https://endcoal.org/2016/03/new-report-nearly-1-trillion-wasted-globally-on-extraneous-coal-projects/

    Ritchie, H., & Roser, M. (2017, April 17). Air Pollution. Retrieved from https://ourworldindata.org/air-pollution#air-pollution-is-one-of-the-world-s-leading-risk-factors-for-death

    Ritchie, H. (2019, November). What are the safest sources of energy? Retrieved from https://ourworldindata.org/safest-sources-of-energy

    What would the economic cost of an oil spill be? (2019, June 14). Retrieved from https://twnsacredtrust.ca/concerns/economic-cost-oil-spill/

    Gillis, J., & Kaufman, L. (2010, July 18). After Oil Spills, Hidden Damage Can Last for Years. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/18/science/earth/18enviro.html

    Posted at May 22, 2020 09:09:48AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Posted at May 23, 2020 04:31:41AM EST by Amanda Gonzalez

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    Citations for Pro closing:
    Ritchie, H. (2019, November). What are the safest sources of energy? Retrieved from https://ourworldindata.org/safest-sources-of-energy

    Shellenberger, M. (2018, September 6). Stop Letting Your Ridiculous Fears Of Nuclear Waste Kill The Planet. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2018/06/19/stop-letting-your-ridiculous-fears-of-nuclear-waste-kill-the-planet/#50066ba2562e



    (Citations for Impacts (From Constructive)):
    Coal and gas are far more harmful than nuclear power – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet. (2015, November 5). Retrieved from https://climate.nasa.gov/news/903/coal-and-gas-are-far-more-harmful-than-nuclear-power/

    Ellis, S. (2019, March 2). What Are the Benefits of Uranium Mining? Retrieved from https://sciencing.com/what-are-the-benefits-of-uranium-mining-13652882.html

    Land Needs for Wind, Solar Dwarf Nuclear Plant's Footprint. (2015, July 9). Retrieved from https://www.nei.org/news/2015/land-needs-for-wind-solar-dwarf-nuclear-plants

    Sen, D. (2019, September 2). Nuclear Energy Vs. Fossil Fuel. Retrieved from https://sciencing.com/about-6134607-nuclear-energy-vs--fossil-fuel.html

    The end of fossil fuels. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ecotricity.co.uk/our-green-energy/energy-independence/the-end-of-fossil-fuels

    Stevens, Landon. (2017, June). The Footprint of energy: Land Use of Electricity Production. Strata. https://www.strata.org/pdf/2017/footprints-full.pdf
    https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2019/01/f58/Ultimate%20Fast%20Facts%20Guide-PRINT.pdf

    The Ultimate Fast Facts Guide to Nuclear Energy. US Department of Energy. https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2019/01/f58/Ultimate%20Fast%20Facts%20Guide-PRINT.pdf

    Status

    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at May 29, 2020 02:43:03AM EST by Brittney Bleyle

    Category Amanda Gonzalez sid singh
    Use of evidence: 5.2 1.6
    Delivery skill: 5 5.4
    Coherence of arguments: 5.2 4.7
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5.2 4
    Identification of key points: 4.7 4.5
    Comments: Constructive: Great use of evidence to support your points.

    Rebuttal: Great job at pointing out the lack of evidence from your opponent. Again, awesome job at extending your evidence and presenting new evidence to answer your opponent's claims.

    Closing: I don't think I have any negative criticism to give this round, you did a great job. It's always a smart move to answer your opponent's analytics with evidence. Also, great impact analysis. The only comment I will make is that when you say your opponent conceded all of your arguments at the beginning, so all of your arguments still stand strong, it is a bit of a vague statement. I can't vote on any arguments unless they are extended into your last speech, so it's probably just unnecessary to say. Instead, just continue to extend specific arguments like you did and use that time instead to give more warrants and explanation.
    Constructive: Great opening, awesome use of important cultural events to make a point.

    Rebuttal & Closing: I think you are a very powerful speaker and have a lot of great persuasive anecdotes and analytics. I do however think it is challenging to weigh these against the multitude of evidence that your opponent has supporting the proposition's claims. It gave you a disadvantage in this round considering that I am forced to weigh the analytical arguments you use against the evidence the proposition has from field experts.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Amanda Gonzalez

    Reason for Decision:

    I voted for the proposition. The proposition did a great job setting the framework for the debate, and under a utilitarian framework, I have no choice but to vote for the proposition in order to spur economic growth and create more jobs for the general public. The proposition did a good job using evidence to support their claims that nuclear energy is safe, and refuting the opposition's analytics about Chernobyl.


    1 Comment

    Thank you for the judging this round, and thanks Sid for a good debate! - Amanda Gonzalez on May 29, 2020 at 02:46AM EST

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