1: I never said a "moral" agent. i said an agent. You'd be forced to have the framework that says the since humans are the ones that are going to be determining whether or not they have an obligation. Because if you fail to do so, it'd be extremely easy for the negative to say that there is no agent so you'd look to the neg case for X reasons because it's a more advantageous view.
2: Yeah i understand this, i'd argue that i don't see the benefits that come out of something that is obviously occuring now. If the negative lays the burden of the aff proving what "ought be" not what is, this means you're supposed to figure out what is the most advantageous view of the world, not just say what the view of the world we have now is. this isn't a question of justification imo. besides, the negative im planning on running this week has a much bigger impact scenario then that of the obligation case.
3: awwww you should learn what a perm is. people don't call it this in rounds, but its pretty much just when somebody steals your offense by saying there's no reason they can't do it too.
4th: hmm perhaps this might work, but you have to realize that you can't escape the links the negative has through the status quo.
5th answer-- it's not the question of whether anthropocentrism is fair, is the question of whether or not YOU are fair. you try to escape all real world implications (as i said earlier) of anthropocentrism by saying that everything is centered around itself. but this still doesn't show why we SHOULD focus on ourself, because all these bad things seem to stem from it because we're the only beings that can cause real harm by being centered around ourselves. this doesn't make sense but im tired and don't wanna rewrite it haha but and the very fact that you don't really give the negative any ground whatsoever seems potentially problematic.
so i guess my only problem with the case is pretty much theory. im not much of a fan of truth testing, which is entirely what this case is. no question of morality or preferability or anything. i'd pretty much run a theory shell against you... but i doubt i'll debate you so its all good. hahah
JMessmer wrote:So anyways, yea i do PF and LD, what school are you from?
Reagan. if i had to guess i'd assume that you're from LV, that is, if you're actually in my area.