18. A debate.

1. Phil and Norm debate.

The debate was to be about the merits of capital punishment, but it had more twists and turns than a bowl of spaghetti.

A question arose about whether aboriginal tribes invaded other tribes, and Norm explained that DNA testing forty years ago established that invasions did happen.

This is remarkable, given that DNA testing didn’t even come into being until thirty years ago, when it was used by forensic laboratories to solve crimes. We at Speakers’ Corner assume that the progressive DNA laboratory in question was the same one Bill Buckland used in the 1880s. (See this classic video of Warren below.)