Hey, debaters! University of Wyoming Debate assistant coach, Team Wyoming coach, and 2014 NSDA National Champion in Lincoln-Douglas Debate - Lawrence Zhou is the guest host for this episode of Rock On! Debate. In this quick episode, Lawrence reflects on the January/February 2022 Lincoln-Douglas debate topic (Resolved: The appropriation of outer space by private entities is unjust.) as it was debated at some recent tournaments. Lawrence offers three observations about how this topic has played out so far including some thoughts about the importance of the word “unjust” and how to think through what “appropriation” means.
Thank you to Lawrence for sharing these helpful thoughts with Lincoln-Douglas Debaters out there preparing for the new 2022 topic!
Resources/Links from Lawrence:
Team Wyoming: https://wyodebateroundup.weebly.com/team-wyoming.html
Appropriation Includes Resources: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/1767/1/Imagine%2520There%2520are%2520No%2520Possessions.pdf
Appropriation Doesn’t Include Resources: https://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/jil/vol51/iss1/11
Common Heritage Principle: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-and-comparative-law-quarterly/article/abs/legal-implications-of-the-concept-of-the-common-heritage-of-mankind/27C87188CE97BA536F9FE5DD8E048C78
Property Rights Good: https://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/njilb/vol20/iss1/7
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