Okay. I’m replying to this message that jEd just posted in the Decon Femmes forum. Unfortunately, non-moderators cannot post in that forum any more, so I’ll respond to it here.
Originally posted by DB8 MissingLink
[b]Okay, since I still think I won this round, and that Dre was saying I didn’t for some really confusing political reason I’m curious to see a non-game RFD.
'Cause I think I won this round…[/b]
Back when the decision was rendered, I, too, thought it was BS–and I told Mallen and a few others as much. Here’s why:
I agree with Dre to a point. Specifically, I agree with this analysis: “The risk to the DA is more than 0%.” In other words, the link exists to the impact (nuclear war). After that, I disagree with what Dre used to render her decision. She begins to weigh it out based on analysis that was never offered. She intervenes by saying that the benefits of passing plan (the advantages claimed of stem cell research) are more probable than the nuclear war scenario. But she seemed to overlook that you conceded Mallen’s analysis that nuclear war “is inevitable if we don?t modernize our nuclear arsenal with TNWs.”
So, for that reason, I’d view nuclear war as inevitable and dramatically outweighing plan benefits.
(On the other hand, as you all know, I have no NPDA experience, save for the debates I did in these forums. As a former CEDA debater, I’ve been accused before of being too flow-centric. So, if Dre’s intervening is conventional in NPDA, then you can choose to ignore my words. :))