Professors from five Cornell departments argued the merits of their academic disciplines April 15, 2014 in a hypothetical life or death situation at the fourth annual Life Raft Debate sponsored by Logos, Cornell's undergraduate philosophy club and journal.

Participants: Durba Ghosh, history; Mason Peck, mechanical and aerospace engineering; David Levitsky, nutritional sciences; Rachana Kamtekar, philosophy; and the Devil's Advocate, Sam Nelson, forensics.