2014/2015 NDCA Case Wikis Are Up

The NDCA case wikis are up and ready to use at:¬†http://hsld.debatecoaches.org/ Mission Statement This wiki is an attempt to compile and share information about arguments made by high school debate teams throughout the country. The goal of this project is to democratize the process of intelligence gathering so that all high school debate teams have […]

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George Mason Univ Hosting “First Annual Celebration of Women in Debate Tournament” (CEDA)

George Mason University is hosting a tournament to celebrate women and other individuals who identify as a non-majority gender. From Tabroom.com: Despite the major progress that has occurred in academic spaces for women, there are many activities in academia that are still largely dominated by men. This lack of academic participation can especially be seen […]

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Heart of Texas Open for Registration

The Heart of Texas Invitational, hosted at St. Mark’s School is now open for registration. There are some “Major Changes” listed on the tournament website. One of those major changes is that the tournament is now, for LD & Policy, on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Visit joyoftournaments.com/tx/stmarks for more information and to register.   Note: […]

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Organ Procurement- An Annotated Bibliography

Here is a bibliography that gives a very good rundown of articles and books available on the issues surrounding organ procurement. Copyright (c) 2012 American Association of Law Libraries Law Library Journal Spring, 2012 104 Law Libr. J. 285 GENERAL ARTICLE: Donating and Procuring Organs: An Annotated Bibliography * NAME: Louis J. Sirico, Jr. ** […]

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Debate on State Surveillance: Greenwald/Ohanian vs Hayden/Dershowitz

Relevant to the NFL Nationals resolution: “The United States ought to prioritize the pursuit of national security objectives above the digital privacy of its citizens,” here is a debate between some big names in the real world debate on state surveillance.  They are debating, more broadly, “Be it resolved state surveillance is a legitimate defense of […]

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Has Science Killed Philosophy?

Stephen Hawking recently declared the death of philosophy. Is he right? Has science rendered philosophy obsolete? Should we be looking to science to answer the biggest questions, or are there areas of understanding that science cannot reach that philosophy can? What about epistemology and the role of philosophy of science to the progress of knowledge?

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