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Started: 8/17/2015 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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brianjustin3709

Pro

Hello today we have 4 rounds.

1. Acceptance only
2. Arguments
3. Rebuttal
4. Conlusion/ why you won

Luckily the Contender is supposed to choose what debate we should do.

These are the choices

1.We should ban space exploration
2. Smoking should be illegal
3. This house will ban video games
4. We should not teach religion in a public school

(If I were the Contender I will choose to make smoking illegal, but it is the contender's choice.)


Thank you
Muathasim

Con

I choose option 1, that space exploration should be banned, with me being the con.
Debate Round No. 1
brianjustin3709

Pro

Thanks for Muathasim to accept this debate.

My definition of this debate is that...

Exploration: the act of exploring something

Ban: to forbid (someone) from doing or being part of something

Space: Universe


1. So my first argument is that it just takes a lot of time. For example lets see how far mars is. You have to go there in about 260 days!!! also this is just a lot of time and also there isn't many things to look at for astronauts. Only the rovers are doing this, so people aren't doing this. Also why do we need to know about other planets. We should just take care of OUR planet earth and should just make global warming exist.

This is what Professor Crain Patten says, "How long does it take? It takes the Earth one year to orbit the Sun and it takes Mars about 1.9 years ( say 2 years for easy calculation ) to orbit the Sun. The elliptical orbit which carries you from Earth to Mars is longer than Earth's orbit, but shorter than Mars' orbit. Accordingly, we can estimate the time it would take to complete this orbit by averaging the lengths of Earth's orbit and Mars' orbit. Therefore, it would take about one and a half years to complete the elliptical orbit above ( solid and dashed parts! ). Since it would be nice to spend some time at Mars, we are only interested in the one way trip ( solid line ) which is half of the orbit, and would take half the time of the full orbit, or about nine months. So it takes nine months to get to Mars. It is possible to get to Mars in less time, but this would require you to burn your rocket engines longer, using more fuel. With current rocket technology, this isn't really feasible."

Also it takes about 9.5 years to go to Pluto. I think the earth and the economy will just find information and help Earth then just going to these discoveries of other Planets. For example when New Horizon it says that they went to Pluto at 2006 and came at 2015! Also with those information it will take 16 months to even send all the information back. So basically it is 10.4 months because 9.6 months and 16 months equal to 10.4 months.


2. My second argument is that It just takes a lot of money for these space discoveries.

It says that the trip it self takes $25000 dollars and the space shuttle is about 450 million dollars. Also a space suit is 12 million dollars. All together it is about 462,025,000 dollars. That is a lot of money. And also we do not get 462,025,000 points of information from these missions. ( This is the average of the space shuttle, suit, and whole trip.)

Sources Used
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu...

http://www.space.com...

https://www.nasa.gov...

http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov...

http://www.merriam-webster.com...

http://www.merriam-webster.com...

Now I would like to invite CON to the podium.

Muathasim

Con

Muathasim forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
brianjustin3709

Pro

I am very annoyed that Con forfeited so I should win.

My rebuttal is...

1. Con forfeited so Conduct should come to me

Arguments

1. We didn't even explore all of Earth We didn't even explore all of Antartica or some other places. We didn't even explore our planet, but why do we need to explore others?


2. We can instead use battery-powered then solar energy. Many people think we need space exploration for their discoveries such as solar energy. However we could use batteried powered things that solar energy. Solar energy is much more expensive so batteried powered cars are better. Also many people don't use solar energy so it is just a waste of money and those discoveries.

Now I will invite Con to the podium.
Muathasim

Con

Muathasim forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
brianjustin3709

Pro

I extend my arguments
Muathasim

Con

Muathasim forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by brianjustin3709 1 year ago
brianjustin3709
No copy-pasting in a website. If you copy-paste from your arguments in debate.org that is a exception.
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