Judge: Joe Leeson-Schatz (Binghamton University)
Resolution: RESOLVED: The United States Federal Government should ban all testing that requires the use of animals.
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Submitted at N/A by Joe Leeson-Schatz
|Category||Ashley Mason||Kyle Trevett|
|Use of evidence:||2||2.2|
|Coherence of arguments:||4.1||4.3|
|Responsiveness to opponent:||4||4|
|Identification of key points:||3.8||4.5|
|Comments:||You should cite sources for your definitions and provide those cites in the citation area. Also instead of saying "I think there are other testing" you should cite some evidence that shows that animal testing isn't needed.
You spend 30 seconds before responding to an argument. Get right to the point asap. You also need to do more to directly respond to his capitalism kritik and the alternative he proposes.
|I'd lead with the main arguments you want to make versus just responding to your opponent. Ie use your constructive speech to construct your arguments. I like your classism kritik of human testing. You should cite more sources on this and provide a link to those citations on the form.
While you do a good job extending your own argument, you should do more to respond to your opponent outside of saying that she doesn't have evidence to support it. Prove it to be wrong.
The decision is for the Opposition: Kyle Trevett
Reason for Decision:
Rejecting capitalism will eliminate animal abuse as well as human on human abuse. Ie the financial incentives for animal testing would no longer exist. While the proposition's capitalism is inevitable and permutation arguments may hold some value they come too late in the debate for me to consider them since the opposition doesn't have enough time to respond. Ultimately, I'm convinced that my ballot as a rejection of capitalism does more to help animals (and humans) than voting for the proposition. If the proposition retooled her arguments in her 2nd speech to more specifically address the opposition's main argument it would be an entirely different debate.
Great job to both debaters. Thank you for participating and I enjoyed watching you both compete. Good luck in the second week if you qualify!