Monday, November 16, 2015

The Durham IV 2015

The Durham IV 2015 (November 7th-9th)
R1: In areas of the US with majority Hispanic populations, THW make Spanish the primary language of instruction in schools
R2: Infoslide: The Sports Governance Observer (SGO) is a measure of good governance of International Sporting Federations (ISF). It measures the level of institutional corruption, democratic process, transparency and efficiency. The SGO scores ISFs on a scale of 0100% with 100% representing perfect governance. FIFA is ranked as the second best governed ISF in world sport with a score of 67.8% (Horse riding is number 1). The worst score on the scale is the International Shooting Sport Federation which scored just 27.3%. Motion: THW make a sufficient SGO score a minimum requirement for a sport to be part of the Olympic Games
R3: THBT charities should not accept donations from individuals/organisations who are involved in immoral activities
R4: Infoslide: For the purposes of this debate, ‘antiaging technology' concerns the root causes of ageing as opposed to the purely cosmetic effects of ageing. Motion: THBT the medical community should invest in antiaging technology on the same scale as it does for other top priorities like cancer and heart disease research
R5: Given the technology existed, THW erase all knowledge of nuclear weapons
Semis: Infoslide: Jesus of Nazareth is a historical figure who is known to have lived c 4 BCE to c 28 CE. His life and teachings are referred to in numerous historical sources - the Roman Tacitus describes his execution for witchcraft, and hundreds of his followers left differing accounts of his beliefs. The most famous of these contemporary accounts are the Gospels written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Many widely held Christian beliefs are not mentioned in these contemporary sources, and can be proven to have originated later, after 800 CE. Examples of these beliefs include the immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary, the existence of Purgatory, and the infallibility of the Pope Motion: TH, as a Christian, would base its practices and beliefs solely on contemporary accounts of the life of Jesus.
Finals: THBT the People’s Republic of China should overthrow the People’s Republic of North Korea

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