liam jameson Paradigm

Last changed 2/9 3:41P CDT

This philosophy is a list of personal preferences and individual quirks that I've noticed about myself. I think they will be helpful when you debate for my ballot. Very few of these preferences are set in stone. Debates are about your arguments.

I don't like theory debates. I think almost any counterplan is justified if it's competitive. I have slight biases against object fiat and counterplans without actors.

I don't like T debates. I think too many people have drunk the limits kool-aid, and, to quote Seth Gannon, I'm a reasonability guy.

I think death is bad and extinction is worse. These beliefs are weakly held.

I don't read a plan and I don't go for DAs. I have working knowledge of most critical theses.

I think people should read plans.

I think it's possible for the negative to win that the AFF doesn't get to weigh the plan. In fact, I think it would be easier than most people believe.

"Good" arguments in debate are relative. Quoting another old man, if you can't beat the argument that genocide is good or that rocks are people or that rock genocide is good because they are people, then you are a bad advocate for your cause and should lose. Most of the crazy arguments you hear are "crazy" because a lot of smart people have thought about these things and concluded that they're nonsense.

No audience participation. No arguments about the people in the round. No arguments about stuff that happened out of round. These three beliefs are 100% immutable.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
2019 California Round Robin 2/14/2019 CX RR R7 Green Valley WK College Prep BG Aff Aff on a 2-0
2019 California Round Robin 2/14/2019 CX RR R6 CK McClatchy FS Rowland Hall GY Neg
2019 California Round Robin 2/14/2019 CX RR R5 College Prep BG Rural Jurors BP Aff
2019 California Round Robin 2/14/2019 CX RR R4 Overland Park North Independent CM Kinkaid HP Neg
2019 California Round Robin 2/14/2019 CX RR R3 Jesuit HM Peninsula ST Neg Neg on a 2-0
2019 California Round Robin 2/14/2019 CX RR R2 Rowland Hall GY Coppell RD Aff
2019 California Round Robin 2/14/2019 CX RR R1 Rural Jurors BP Jesuit HM Neg Neg on a 2-0
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 NCX Semifi USN CH Alpharetta HS GN Aff Aff on a 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R6 USN NC Isidore Newman FK Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R4 Isidore Newman QD Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart MA Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R2 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AD Isidore Newman HN Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R1 USN CC Henry W Grady KS Neg
Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/5/2019 SBF R3 St. Mark's School of Texas VS Niles North LI Neg
Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/5/2019 SBF R2 Niles North SB Northside College Prep OP Neg
Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/5/2019 SBF R1 Berkeley Prep ZS Wayzata Independent HR Neg
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/10/2018 Open Double Pioneer ZH Menlo-Atherton FW Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/10/2018 Open R3 Irvington LK Cupertino Independent DX Neg
Cal National Debate Institute 2018 7/9/2018 CX Fin3Wk Sib Tiger YT Sib Tiger FuCl Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal National Debate Institute 2018 7/9/2018 CX Semi3W Sib Tiger YT Sib Tiger BM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal National Debate Institute 2018 7/9/2018 CX Qtrs7W unBEARables GK unBEARables WR Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal National Debate Institute 2018 7/9/2018 CX Octs3W Sib Tiger CS Sib Tiger FuCl Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal National Debate Institute 2018 7/9/2018 KBCX 4 KilBee MP KilBee AP Neg
Cal National Debate Institute 2018 7/9/2018 KBCX 3 KilBee LY KilBee CC Aff
Cal National Debate Institute 2018 7/9/2018 CX 3 Sib Tiger BM Sib Tiger YT Neg
Cal National Debate Institute 2018 7/9/2018 CX 1 RazzBearies PF Sib Tiger FuCl Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVLD Octas Leland NC Marlborough ST Neg
California Round Robin 2/15/2018 CX RR R6 Wichita Catholic Independent LP Kent Denver KK Neg
California Round Robin 2/15/2018 CX RR R4 North Broward Prep RM College Prep CM Neg Neg on a 2-0
California Round Robin 2/15/2018 CX RR R1 CK McClatchy LP McQueen RR Aff Aff on a 2-0
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VCX Quarte Monta Vista PS College Prep BS Aff Aff on a 3-0
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VCX Double Oakland Tech BP Head Royce DH Aff Neg on a 2-1
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VCX R6 Eagle EE Rowland Hall SP Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VCX R5 Bakersfield PC Mt Pleasant JG Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VCX R4 Niles West CW Head Royce DH Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VCX R3 Head Royce LK Asian Debate League CP Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VCX R2 Harker SL Lowell BR Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VCX R1 Niles West DB Parker GH Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 HD Quarte Harker LH Blue Valley Northwest KP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 HD R6 Blue Valley Northwest KP New Trier CP Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 HD R5 Harker LH Westminster FV Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 HD R4 Kent Denver KS New Trier TX Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 HD R3 Westwood SK Niles West KW Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 HD R2 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AP Winston Churchill BB Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 HD R1 Westminster SB Liberal Arts and Science BE Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 NCX Finals Barstow EL Chattahoochee PK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 NCX Semis Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AP Barstow EL Aff Neg on a 2-1
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 NCX Octos Barstow EL New Trier XP Neg Aff on a 2-1
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 NCX R4 Niles North SB Niles West QG Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 NCX R3 Georgetown Day DL Barstow EL Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 NCX R2 Niles North PS Niles West SA Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/3/2016 NCX R1 Woodward AW Niles North KS Neg
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/5/2016 NCX R3 Northview SH Wheeler SP Aff
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/5/2016 NCX R2 Northview DK Riverwood DG Neg
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/5/2016 NCX R1 Johns Creek YY Northview KP Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/18/2016 CX1 Round Caddo Middle Magnet McMullen & Lawrence Northview Sehgal & Lao Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/18/2016 CX1 Round Westminster Schools-Atlanta Rosenblath & Mohan Caddo Middle Magnet Hardel & Kiihnl Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/18/2016 CX1 Round Calhoun Forster & Perez Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Bond & Darden Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/18/2016 CX1 Round Fullerton Union Gray & Koh Niles West Chikko & Khan Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/8/2016 NCX R6 Isidore Newman KQ USN LR Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/8/2016 NCX R2 Chattahoochee DS USN KH Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/8/2016 NCX R1 Chattahoochee KN USN FD Neg