Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
PolicyGoddess

B-A star trek Aff

Recommended Posts

this aff is basically based off of feminism and stuff like that. the aff that i am currently working on states that

The united states federal government should devolpe the modern space ship and make it EXACTLY like the star ship enterprise this is what the starship enterprise looks like --> search%3Fq%3Dstar%2Bship%2Benterprise%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=star+ship+enterprise&usg=__89k1eaX12YP-zbPwbcf6OcU-oF8=&sa=X&ei=CCwjTvH2CankiAKFreGVAw&ved=0CFEQ9QEwAw

 

we propose to change the look of our modern ships because the space shuttles are phallic symbols and that degrades women and if you do the star ship enterprise it includes both male and female symbols making it better for equality and junk.

 

ANY HOW if anyone has any suggestions on how to add to this aff or make it better or why you think this aff wouldnt pass let me know. anyones ideas or views would be greatly appriciated

  • Upvote 1
  • Downvote 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have lit for this, then I say do it, but I think it's kinda dumb considering the reasoning behind having "phallic" rockets, which is that they have the most utility in the squo.

 

If you wanna make a fem space aff, focus more around how sexist NASA is rather than the shapes of rockets.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

we propose to change the look of our modern ships because the space shuttles are phallic symbols and that degrades women and if you do the star ship enterprise it includes both male and female symbols making it better for equality and junk.

 

 

You may want to change the wording in that.

 

Anyway, this is probably a bad idea, because even the most non-interventionist judges would have problems buyng this. Beyond that, you wouldn't be exploration and/or development, simply because a non-phallic rocket could not launch.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How would it get into space? Phalluses are aerodynamic....

 

 

The way we are running this aff is saying that the Starship enterprise will launch like an airplane. so it will go down a pretty long run way and eventually take off into space,. ALSO the power/fuel source we are using is deutrium <--- sp? and that is a VERY POWERFUL very sufficent source of energy. the layout of the ship IS aerodynamic and will launch into space.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The way we are running this aff is saying that the Starship enterprise will launch like an airplane. so it will go down a pretty long run way and eventually take off into space,. ALSO the power/fuel source we are using is deutrium <--- sp? and that is a VERY POWERFUL very sufficent source of energy. the layout of the ship IS aerodynamic and will launch into space.

I don't think any fusion will be viable for a long time. Right now we can actually do it, except its just pointless since we end up losing energy overall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The way I see this as being winnable is to make the 1ac a trap where you have two basic advantages: One is complete bullshit about how it would launch better than phallic shaped rockets and thus make it easier to go to space and the other would be your run-of-the-mill feminism-in-space other bullshit advantage like you were talking about. Then, when the 1n stands up and makes the obvious arguments about how phallic rockets are way better shaped and your plan's wouldn't even be able to get off the ground, your 2ac doesn't even pretend to actually advocate that advantage and uses all the responses as links into the other advantage. You could even make a role-of-the-ballot claim with the patriarchal mindset of the negative an independent reason to vote aff.

 

But that would be cheating

  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Boom. Queer Theorye'd

Lippert - University Assistant in American Studies @ the University of Vienna – 2008 (Leopold, Utopian Contemporaries: Queer Temporality and America, thesis, November. [PDF Online @] othes.univie.ac.at/2818/1/2008-11-26_0303723.pdf) Accessed 07.02.11 jfs

 

Perpetuating the futurist regime, Star Trek explicitly draws on the vocabulary of American myths. “Mythâ€, Lincoln Geraghty claims in a reading of the legendary qualities of American science fiction, “serves as a mode of national identity-making†(192). In his argument, he acknowledges the hegemonic capital of myth and concludes that “[c]ountries thrive on myths to create, substantiate, and preserve their national identity†(192). In the case of Star Trek, most scholars agree that the American myths evoked most frequently and most notably are the doctrine of Manifest Destiny and the idea of the frontier.22 Both cultural concepts, which I already discussed in greater detail in the first chapter of this thesis, fashion America as a nation of futurity, and they install an ideological framework that makes reproductive expansion its central objective. Indeed, each episode of the original series begins with the assertion that space is “the final frontier†(qtd. In Alexander, 253), and that the imperative of the starship Enterprise and its crew is “to seek out new life and new civilizations†(qtd. In Alexander, 253). The famous aspiration “to boldly go where no man has gone before†(qtd. In Alexander, 253), then, locates the series at the heart of the mythical futurist regime and “endowsâ€, as Geraghty points out, “Star Trek with numerous inherent culturally sanctioned meanings and ideological interpretations linked to westward expansion†(192). The Enterprise itself, Daniel Bernardi maintains, “is drawn from and extends the history of the American wagon train†(77). In the futurist recapitulation of the expansionist settler spirit, the Enterprise becomes the paramount vessel of the reproductive venture into the unknown. Reifying the bold claims of Manifest Destiny, both the wagon train and the Enterprise “enableâ€, as Bernardi argues, “their occupants to dominate and domesticate the frontier†(77). Both serve as vehicles that expand a particularly “American†vision of communal relations, on the one hand, and of specific temporal formations, on the other, as both “secure, in the form of the futureâ€, as Edelman would put it, “the order of the same†(Future, 151). Star Trek’s original outlook is also heavily indebted to John F. Kennedy’s idea of the New Frontier, a rhetorical amalgamation that includes “activist foreign policy aimed at challenging Communism in the Third World, and [...] a massive effort to advance national prestige through the manned space program†(Worland, 20). A virtual reincarnation of Jack Kennedy, Jim Kirk capitalizes on the 1960s’ obsession with the technological exploration of outer space – which at the same represented a violent compulsion to contain the influence of the Soviet Union – and positions his crew at the center of the American futurist project. Just like John F. Kennedy, Star Trek displayed great expertise in, as Rick Worland argues, “re-conceptualiz[ing] traditional frontier symbolism in ways meaningful to modern people†(22). In Star Trek, the New Frontier and the Final Frontier coincide: the common project they engage in is reproductive futurism.

  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The way we are running this aff is saying that the Starship enterprise will launch like an airplane. so it will go down a pretty long run way and eventually take off into space,. ALSO the power/fuel source we are using is deutrium <--- sp? and that is a VERY POWERFUL very sufficent source of energy. the layout of the ship IS aerodynamic and will launch into space.

 

Deutrium is a rare-earth mineral. Good luck finding enough to power all of your space ships, as we have less of it than helium-3.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Deutrium is a rare-earth mineral. Good luck finding enough to power all of your space ships, as we have less of it than helium-3.

SOOO, it is NOT rare earth mineral you may be mistaken for dilithium DEUTRIUM is from hydrogen which is in water WICH makes up 70% of our earth

BEETEEDUBS

  • Downvote 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Question: Wouldn't it take you until 2063, when Dr. Zefram Cochrane invented the warp drive, to actually solve for this?

 

also: Wouldn't you first have to wait for the technology to create matter/antimatter generators? And the ability to efficiently and quickly produce antimatter to fuel them?

 

also also: Why build a Constituion class (refitted) over the later and more superior classes like the Excelsior (Enterprise-B ), Galaxy (Enterprise-D), or Sovereign (Enterprise-E) classes? I'd mention the Universe class (Enterprise-J), but fuck the 'Enterprise' series. TOS and TNG were the best.

Edited by Rawrcat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

SOOO, it is NOT rare earth mineral you may be mistaken for dilithium DEUTRIUM is from hydrogen which is in water WICH makes up 70% of our earth

BEETEEDUBS

I think he meant that DeutErium is only 0.0156% percent all of the Hydrogen in the world, and it still has to be concentrated into heavy water.

 

Also Deuterium isn't that good of a fuel source. D-D, D-He3 or D-T fusion breaking even are questionable at best, and I believe both D-D and D-T fusion create a lot of radiation.

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...