[eDebate] best rapper
Sun Aug 28 14:00:42 CDT 2005
i vote DMac.
but i am biased: his "Korcok the Barbarian" sampling me blathering away in a
1AR still gets me teary.
at the Saluki in, what, 1992 (or was it 1993?), there was a rap-off at the
party. DMac embarassed numerous pretenders like Jazzy JJ Jarman and Chris
Devereaux, huh? downloading a few tracks.
also, this is a card that says something true but which has thus far been
unvoiced. I am its author. here:
No research to date has performed a factor analysis of what in 2-person
policy debate results in the substantial critical thinking gains that are
reported. No one knows whether and to what extent those critical thinking
gains are because of speedy speech, dense research, arguing in a competitive
framework, or whether it is all of those and various other elements of
"policy debate" functioning together. We do know, because of Kent Colbert's
1986 PhD dissertation, that the relatively much faster and much more
evidence intensive policy debate practiced in the NDT of the mid-80s
resulted in substantially greater critical thinking gains than did the
slower, less evidence-oriented, more philosophical debating that occurred in
the CEDA of the mid-80s. In the absence of additional research, we risk
eliminating or even reversing the critical thinking gains of policy debate
every time we slow down or de-emphasize the use of traditional debate
evidence. In short, traditional, fast, evidence-based, competitive policy
debate substantially increases the critical thinking ability of its
participants and no evidence indicates that any alternative inside or
outside of the classroom can substitute for those improvements.
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