India Debate Open AP 2020

The debate tournament called “India Debate Open AP 2020” was held on the 6/19/2020. You can find all the debate topics that were debated in the tournament in this article. If you are looking for the results, please check the category Other debate tournament results.

Here are the motions:

1 THS the destruction of monuments of controversial historical figures.
1 THS the rise of teenagers at the forefront of social movements (e.g. Gretta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai, the Parkland students).
1 THBT hacking is an acceptable form of protest against large corporations.
2 Assuming full social distancing isn’t possible: This house, upon finding an opportunity, would escape to another city which is not yet infected.
2 THBT governments should not fund reconstruction in areas prone to natural disasters.
2 In times of crisis, where tradeoff is inevitable, THBT states should prioritise safety over freedom.
3 TH, as Mowgli W stay in the jungle
3 THBT Ezra Miller should drop out of the role for future movies in the series
3 TH, as the Ministry of Magic W expose itself to the Muggle World
4 THW make income tax for all women directly proportional to the national wage gap (e.g. if women earn on average 70% of what men earn, they would pay 70% of the income tax men pay for the same salary)
4 THO the rise of entrepreneurs selling off their businesses to large corporations.
4 THS the rise of disaster capitalism
5 THBT Michael should not be convicted for his crimes
5 Assuming there exists technology that can access and project memories, THW allow using it for evidence in court.
5 THW allow the use of evidence obtained illegally in court
6 THO the portrayal of female retributive violence
6 THO the depiction of women in mythology as feminists (eg: Athena, Draupadi)
6 TH, as the LGBTQ+ community, supports Queer baiting
Open_Octa THBT the working class should reject Bernie Sanders as the face of the working class movement for being a part of the 1%.
Open_Octa THW require all research institutions to use at least 50% of their resources (time, staff, money, etc.) to do replication studies
Open_Octa THS two party political systems over multiparty political systems
Open_Quarter THW allow doctors to disclose incurable and terminal hereditary conditions to their patient’s life partner against the patient’s wishes
Open_Quarter THP a world in which the dominant societal world-view is a realistic one rather than an optimistic one
Open_Quarter THP a world in which people don’t engage in virtue signalling
Open_Semi THR the US pursuit of global energy dominance
Open_Semi With the benefit of hindsight, TH, as the USA would not order the killing of the Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani at the beginning of this year
Open_Semi TH, as Wakanda, would reveal itself to the world and adopt globalism, rather than remain in isolation
Open_Final Assuming the technology to alter one’s memories irreversibly exists, THW ban the use of the technology
Open_Final THW use Soul 100
Open_Final THW allow convicted criminals whose crimes caused their victims suffering to choose to undergo the exact same experience as their victims did, by using the technology, as a substitute for a prison sentence.

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