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If an embryo is to be considered human and be allowed human rights, then a sperm cell should also be considered human and allowed human rights

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RXR.RXR. (CON)
A sperm cell is a sexual cell and isn't a formation of a human being. On the other hand a embryo is part of the homosapien species and is considered a human being. Once conception occurs that is the beginning of a human being. 

Sperm cells = sexual cells

human embryo = Beginning of a  human being

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2015-05-01 18:03:11
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RXR.RXR.
Give me all the points children.
Posted 2015-05-30 14:18:11
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2015-05-17 20:13:50
ButterCatxJudge: ButterCatx    TOP JUDGE
Win awarded to: RXR.
Reasoning:
ff
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2015-05-18 05:01:34
nzlockieJudge: nzlockie    TOP JUDGE
Win awarded to: RXR.
Reasoning:
PRO didn't actually present an argument at all.
CON asserted that the resolution was false and then gave a logical reasoning to back his assertion up. Namely that an Embryo was human while sperm cells were merely sexual cells.
This reasoning would have stronger had it been corroborated by a scientific or medical expert - but it was pretty sound as it was and uncontested, even more so.

Feedback:
PRO - don't forfeit.

CON - You really didn't need to do much to win this case and I suspect that that's why you left your argument as short as possible. This is fair enough, but since I'm supposed to give you feedback...

I think your point would have been just that little bit stronger had you spelled it out a fraction more.

Something along the lines of linking the sperm calls to the donor human. Pointing out that they only contain strands of DNA which belong to the host would strengthen the idea that they are physically distinct to the embryo.
The fact that they only contain 23 chromosomes, whereas humans require at least 46.

These facts would have added a significant amount of weight to your argument without actually making the text much longer or harder to read. They would also have given some nice opportunities to drop a reference in there, which again, just makes your argument look stronger.

Don't take this as a harsh critique - you really did nothing wrong here - I'm just looking at opportunities to fine tune. Nice work.
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2015-05-18 14:18:29
VoiceJudge: Voice
Win awarded to: RXR.
Reasoning:
Pro forfeited the debate... Again. No arguments whatsoever by Pro, only by Con. Con's arguments, while logical, were not supported by sources or evidence.

Feedback:
Pro:

Stop the forfeiting; it is killing your debates.

Con:

Support your arguments with sources and evidence, but nice use of logic.
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2015-05-18 20:53:01
Houpinator81Judge: Houpinator81
Win awarded to: RXR.
Reasoning:
Well, first of all, Con was the only one who debated in the entire debate. I also agree with his side because a sperm cell does not contain all of the genetic information that is required to create an entire human being. However, the embryo has everything it needs, all of the genetic code and power, to create an entire human being only from what it has, with the exception, of course, of nutrients from food that comes from the mother during a pregnancy.

Feedback:
Don't forfeit lol
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2015-05-19 02:05:06
dsjpk5Judge: dsjpk5
Win awarded to: RXR.
2015-05-20 01:07:06
HelloJudge: Hello
Win awarded to: RXR.
Reasoning:
Pro forfeited.

Feedback:
Try not to forfeit.
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2015-05-20 16:10:35
lannan13Judge: lannan13    TOP JUDGE
Win awarded to: RXR.
Reasoning:
Con is the only one who made an argument. The rest of the debate was forfeited.
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2015-05-22 13:19:09
TejreticsJudge: Tejretics
Win awarded to: RXR.
Reasoning:
Stag, i.e. Pro, forfeited the entirety of the debate. This forfeiture is generally considered unacceptable conduct in all debate settings. Such full forfeits are generally penalized by awarding the victory to the member who did not forfeit, in this case, Con i.e. RXR. Additionally, Con made the sole arguments in the debate, as Pro did not make any arguments due to their forfeiture. As always, happy to clarify this reason for decision.

Feedback:
I advise Pro, as always, to not forfeit the majority of the debate, as forfeiture will always gain one a loss. I also advise both debaters to attend the cross-examination even if one user is unable to, as during this, one can further strengthen one's case with unanswered questions following forfeits and expected forfeiture.
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2015-05-27 12:28:00
adminJudge: admin    TOP JUDGE
Win awarded to: RXR.
2015-05-29 18:45:35
Beekeeper12Judge: Beekeeper12
Win awarded to: RXR.
Reasoning:
Stag forfeited (again)

Feedback:
Don't forfeit again.
Rxr continue not forfeiting.
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2015-05-29 14:36:29
shiva221Judge: shiva221
Win awarded to: RXR.

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