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Best speed K ive ever seen, but for real, this isnt really an argument. 

 

 

The practice of spreading is one that destroys education and fairness in the debate round – it’s a reason to reject the team  

debateak, 16 – debateak is a prestigious debater on Cross-x.com, January 16, 2016, https://www.cross-x.com/topic/59728-speed-k-answers/?hl=speed, //MW
Well if a team runs a spread K, they probably can't spread or understand spread. That means they won't be understanding anything in the round, and even if you flash ev, it's still pretty hard to compete with someone who can read more than double the amount of cards than their opponent. So there would be no educational benefit because there would be less clash. In terms of a bright line, I guess the teams could establish a speed that is clearly beyond the comprehension of the typical person. Heck I would even argue going significantly over the speed of a typical cross ex counts as speed reading.

 

Here’s the alt  

debateak, 16 – debateak is a prestigious debater on Cross-x.com, January 16, 2016, https://www.cross-x.com/topic/59728-speed-k-answers/?hl=speed, //MW

I guess I'm not saying that spreading should be banned from all debates. Again, I don't really know how to structure that argument. What I do think should happen is that spreading shouldn't be allowed if one of the teams can't spread. It seems like there's some confusion between us here. In a round where one team spreads and the other can't spread/ understand spread, it makes the debate less fun and less educational. One team is feeling lost and hopeless. That same team is also facing the task of answering arguments they can barely comprehend because of the speed and sheer amount of evidence. That ruins education because they can't possibly respond to the arguments and clash. 

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