On Citation Credibility

Everyone gets confused over how to evaluate their citations. Is the source a good one? Is the source biased? Is the author qualified? One way to evaluate a card is field expertise. In other words, is the author an expert in the field being discussed in the card or...

Dictionaries and How Definitions Work

“A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.” – Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes cited by Jennifer R....

2009/10 Topicality Throwdown

[Author’s note: If you’re completely uninitiated in Topicality, I recommend reading Coach Jen’s Topicality article from Ethos, as well as the article “Debating Topicality” by Stefan Bauschard (Debate coach for Harvard University). It’s an...