Minotaur Invitational

2018 — Buckeye, AZ/US

Big Questions Debate

Big Questions is a debate format supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. High school and middle school students will grapple with complex worldview questions as they debate both sides of the 2017-2018 topic:

Resolved: Humans are fundamentally different from other animals.
The NSDA has some great resources available on their website.
The John Templeton Foundation aims to advance human well-being by supporting research on the Big Questions, and by promoting character development, individual freedom, and free markets. 
The Foundation takes its vision from its founding benefactor, the late Sir John Templeton.
As a pioneer in both financial investment and philanthropy, the late Sir John Templeton spent a lifetime encouraging open-mindedness.
If he had not sought new paths, he once said, “I would have been unable to attain so many goals.”
The motto that Sir John created for his Foundation, “How little we know, how eager to learn,” exemplified his philosophy both in the financial markets and in his groundbreaking methods of philanthropy.
Part of that philanthropy can come to us in the form of a grant for holding this Big Questions debate event, with a minimum of 15 individuals* participating for a minimum three rounds in any combination of solo/duo teams. So not only would you be providing valuable service for the John Templeton Foundation, but you would be helping our school as well. Each participant will receive a certificate thanking them for their service.