Mars He Paradigm

Last changed 17 February 2020 4:19 AM EDT

Updated Jan 2020

tl;dr:
I'm tab and will vote on anything.

General Things:


I debated for four years in high school and continued onto 4 years of college debate. I don't frequently judge on the circuit, so I'd appreciate if you'd slow down. That being said, if I say “louder”, that means speak louder, not slow down. I won’t feel comfortable voting on something that I’m not sure if I heard.

I'm open to a wide variety of argumentative styles and approaches.


I’m tab. I’ll listen to almost anything you tell me, but if I genuinely feel uncomfortable (because you’re saying something racist/sexist/etc.) I’ll stop flowing.

Extensions:

I have an exceedingly low threshhold for extensions.

If something is dropped, I’ll grant you it if you just explicitly point it out.

I’m amenable to voting off of tricks, but if I don’t think the argument was flowable the first time, I’ll listen to responses in the NR/2AR. That being said, I think most arguments are flowable most of the time.

Framework and Ks:

I’m familiar with framework and I studied Philosophy at Harvard. Since leaving high school, I’ve become convinced by Sophia Caldera’s stance on comparing frameworks:

  • The round runs into an obvious problem when both debaters tell me some framework warrant "precludes everything." Please give me specific comparison or weighing between framework arguments instead of relying on concessions of overhyped analytics.


I’m interested in well-fleshed out framework debates between framework and the K, as well as well-warranted theory interactions.

I don't know what "link harder into the K" means. Do you mean that your opponent has done or said something that indicates that there is a second, independently sufficient way in which they link into the K? Or do you mean that they're repeating the action that caused them to link into it in the first place? Am I supposed to judge differently if someone links "hard" into the K as opposed to "a moderate amount" or "just a little bit"? Be clear and specific.


Theory:

Slow down on interps. Please make clear arguments for whatever paradigm issues you want me to use on theory.

I have no preconceptions about whether fairness or education is more important.

For some reason, someone runs disclosure theory in front of me in probably half the rounds I judge. I don't really like disclosure theory, but I find that I often pick it up and speak it well. If it's well-executed and wins the round, I'll pick it up and speak it well. But I still don't like it. That probably tells you something about the kind of judge that I am.


Other:

I don’t like passive aggression in the CX. If you’re gonna critical of your opponent’s arguments, be open about it. If you are passive aggressive, it won’t affect your speaks or whether or not you win or lose, but I might be sarcastic during my RFD.

I do not care about your attire, accent, or school. Be respectful. But also feel free to indict or challenge what exactly "being respectful" means.

I pay attention during CX.

Speech times are probably the only "rule" I'll always enforce. I can be flexible on other things that other judges might take to be unchangeable. For example, you could convince me that you should be allowed to bring up something from the AC in the 2AR even if it wasn't extended in the 1AR, if it's well explained (in the AC, or maybe even the 1AR).

Have questions? Ask me.

There’s a rumor going around (started by me, here) that I’ll give you slightly higher speaks for referencing RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 WSD-N Finals Westmount Charter YGSCD FDT Academy (HS) GLLKG Prop Opp 2-1
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 WSD-N Semifi FDT Academy (HS) GLLKG Welearn LWLXL Prop Prop 3-0
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 WSD-V Quarte Independent ACLL NSDA Team USA Red STWX Prop Opp 2-1
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 WSD-V Octafi NSDA Team USA HACS LLLLL CLZ Prop Prop 3-0
35th Annual Stanford Invitational MS 2021-02-06 WSD-N R6 Humanitree BDGEM Avant School of HWHS Opp
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 WSD-N R5 Westmount Charter NSQHB Welearn MJSDW Prop
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 WSD-N R4 RedDot HKHH Avant School of WLQC Opp
35th Annual Stanford Invitational MS 2021-02-06 WSD-V R2 Linked Key Education LWZ Humanitree MAS Prop
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 WSD-V R1 Greenhill SHLSY Humanitree RGA Prop
Harvard Round Robin 2020 HS 2020-02-14 LDRR R3 Lexington SG Harrison AZ Neg Neg 2-0
Harvard Round Robin 2020 HS 2020-02-14 LDRR R2 Strake WH Hunter SK Aff Aff 2-0
Harvard Round Robin 2020 HS 2020-02-14 LDRR R1 Harrison AZ Strake WH Aff Aff 2-0
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVLD Double Harley School, The HS American Heritage Plantation SS Aff Aff 3-0
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VLD Triple Hunter SK Myers Park Unaffiliated EA Aff Neg 2-1
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VLD R5 Henry W Grady GR American Heritage Plantation PB Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VLD R5 Bronx Science YL Scarsdale BM Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VLD R4 Coral Glades KW Lake Travis VM Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VLD R4 Harrison EM Princeton VC Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VLD R3 Harrison AA American Heritage Plantation EM Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVLD R3 Randolph JW Scarsdale OL Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVLD R3 Acton-Boxborough BH Millburn AX Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VLD R3 Strake Jesuit AA Kraver Independent LK Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VLD R2 Harrison SN Eagan AI Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VLD R2 George Ranch NS New Jersey Independent ANa Neg
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2019-10-11 R5 Rutger BU Yale SS Opp
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2019-10-11 R3 Smith PD ULV AP Gov
Yale ProAms C 2019-02-22 R5 Stanford AL Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream Gov
Yale ProAms C 2019-02-22 R4 Tufts Gilberto Silva BU Yale RR Gov
Yale ProAms C 2019-02-22 R3 Princeton OJ Brown Darkest Horse Opp
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD Double Scarsdale CC American Heritage Plantation RG Aff Neg 2-1
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD Double Success Academy Manhattan TR Strake Jesuit College Prep AMe Aff Aff 3-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD Triple Cambridge Rindge and Latin AG Thomas Jefferson HSST RK Aff Aff 3-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD Triple West Broward EM Ridge AL Aff Aff 3-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R6 Timothy Christian SG Walt Whitman HW Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R6 Scarsdale WC Roslyn DG Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R5 Thomas Jefferson HSST RK Harrison EV Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R5 James Bowie TW Lake Travis BO Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R4 West Des Moines Valley AJ Harrison AZ Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R4 Westlake AL Harrison MW Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R3 Desert Vista JM Stuyvesant CL Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R3 Natrona County CF American Heritage Plantation PB Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R2 Montgomery Blair PZ Evanston Twp JB Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R2 Evanston Twp LT American Heritage Plantation BG Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 JVLD R2 Pingry JF Timothy Christian SW Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R1 Henry W Grady EH Scarsdale BY Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R1 Chanhassen GL Westview Independent RSu Neg
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 F Prince KM BosUni WP Gov Opp 3-2
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 S BosUni WP Yale KP Gov Gov 5-0
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 Q Prince KM Yale SM Gov Gov 3-0
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 O Yale AE Prince KM Opp Opp 3-0
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 R5 Yale SM BosUni WP Opp
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 R4 Brandeis/Penn FT Yale AE Opp
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 R3 Yale KP Brown MG Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 R2 UVAAPD/Stanfo ZM Yale EK Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 R1 Yale CW Prince AO Opp
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD Quarte Oak Hall KZ Walt Whitman CC Neg Neg 3-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD Octafi Oak Hall KZ Phillips Academy Andover TC Neg Aff 2-1
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD Double West Broward EM Phillips Academy Andover TC Neg Neg 3-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD Triple Carroll HS - Southlake SM Millburn AW Neg Aff 2-1
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD Triple Walt Whitman CC Thomas Jefferson HSST RK Aff Aff 2-1
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 JVLD R6 Mountain Brook SK Durant MS Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R6 Westview RS Harrison AZ Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 JVLD R6 Acton-Boxborough KC Roslyn AB Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R6 Phillips Academy Andover TC Harrison DD Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R5 LC Anderson WM Hunter MS Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R5 Asheville MF Thomas Jefferson HSST AD Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R4 Hebron JD Roslyn BL Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R4 West Broward EM Chaminade DH Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R3 Collegiate Center CW Millburn AH Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R3 Myers Park BM American Heritage Plantation BG Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R2 Scarsdale BY Loyola-Blakefield RV Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R2 Walt Whitman IX Hunter NK Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R1 Thomas Jefferson HSST VB Cypress Creek DC Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 VLD R1 Paul J Hagerty GP Scarsdale SB Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 JVLD R1 Millburn AV Teurlings Catholic CV Neg
Harvard Round Robin HS 2018-02-15 PF RR R7 Horace Mann RF Princeton SB Neg Neg 2-0
Harvard Round Robin HS 2018-02-15 PF RR R6 Newton South GS Ardrey Kell BH Neg
Harvard Round Robin HS 2018-02-15 PF RR R5 Charles W Flanagan SM Theodore Roosevelt GK Neg Neg 2-0
Harvard Round Robin HS 2018-02-15 LD RR R3 Cambridge Rindge and Latin AG JBS Law Magnet MG Neg Neg 2-0
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2017-10-06 PAR Finals Yale AB Brown HG Opp Opp 7-0
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2017-10-06 PAR Semi Yale AB Brown SG Gov Gov 5-0
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2017-10-06 PAR Quarte Stanford ES Brown JG Opp Gov 2-1
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2017-10-06 PAR Octos Stanford AM Brown HG Opp Opp 2-1
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2017-10-06 PAR R5 Brown SG Stanford ES Opp
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2017-10-06 PAR R4 Yale CP Brown JG Opp
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2017-10-06 PAR R3 Princeton MK West Point SH Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2017-10-06 PAR R2 Princeton Debate Panel ST Chicago Debate Society RN Opp
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2017-10-06 PAR R1 MIT BS Bates DF Opp
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2017-03-24 WSD Semis TeaCan 1 Peru Red Prop Opp 3-2
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2017-03-24 WSD Quarte Harvard Westlake Vancouver Green Opp Opp 2-1
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2017-03-24 WSD Octos USA Blue PolyTech Red Opp Prop 2-1
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2017-03-24 WSD R6 Stuy Green TeaCan2 Opp
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2017-03-24 WSD R5 Vancouver Green Wesley Red Prop
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2017-03-24 WSD R4 Capstone Yellow WesPoi Zhang & Hall & Ho Opp
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2017-03-24 WSD R3 Peru Blue Stuy Red Prop
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2017-03-24 WSD R2 TeaMex Correa & Suarez & Rincon Denmark White Prop
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2017-03-24 WSD R1 Capstone Blue Stuy Purple Prop
Harvard APDA Tournament 2016 C 2016-10-07 PAR Octos Brown CS Columbia II Gov Gov 3-0
Harvard APDA Tournament 2016 C 2016-10-07 PAR R5 D'Amore McKim A Columbia CH Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament 2016 C 2016-10-07 PAR R4 UChicago Vishnu's Boys Penn UberThruTheDriveThru Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament 2016 C 2016-10-07 PAR R2 Brown CG Columbia SD Opp
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 PF RR R7 Millburn PC Pinecrest MI Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 PF RR R6 Ardrey Kell WB Walt Whitman AA Neg Neg 2-0
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 PF RR R5 Horace Mann MC Durham DY Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2016-02-11 PF RR R1 Oakwood OF Walt Whitman WW Neg Neg 2-0
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2015-10-09 PAR Octos Princeton DR NU FN Gov Gov 3-0
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2015-10-09 PAR R5 Audible Delirium Swarthmore Make America Great Again Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2015-10-09 PAR R4 NU FN Middlebury BF Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2015-10-09 PAR R3 Hopkins You're a Wizard Harry Princeton LW Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2015-10-09 PAR R2 Hamilton College Breadtergeist Tufts Jersey Shore Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2015-10-09 PAR R1 Maryland Silver Needle Brandeis Salsa Cookies Opp