The Instigator
Mandalore
Pro (for)
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bodog
Con (against)

Colonizing other planets

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Started: 11/28/2017 Category: Technology
Updated: 1 month ago Status: Debating Period
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Mandalore

Pro

First round is for acceptance only. I will argue for the colonization of other planets at some point in human history, Con will argue against
Debate Round No. 1
Mandalore

Pro

Thanks to bodog for accepting.

In this argument, I will aim to prove that colonization of planets is beneficial to the long-term sustainability of the human race.

Disaster Prevention
In the event of a catastrophic disaster, which affects the Earth"s ecosystem and threatens to destroy all of human life, like a meteor strike or global warming, it is imperative we have somewhere else to live. While each different planet has its own potential disasters, the spreading out of human life is essential to humanity"s survival. If we run into a problem we cannot solve, it would be good to have a backup planet to go to. During a war, you don"t place your army in one place. You spread it out. Speaking of war, if a hostile alien species attacks us, we could flank the opposing forces by spreading to other systems. A dispersed guerrilla force can be exceptionally effective, as shown in history by the Huns and American revolutionaries . We could turn colonies into effective units ready to protect Earth.

Overpopulation and Resource Shortages
As the Earth"s population grows, it is inevitable that resource shortages will occur. If we build colonies, this may never happen. Resources can be found on other Earth-like planets, meaning that locals may never have issues with starvation. In fact, a galactic trade-system could be set up.(I will come back to that later) Children in the future may be starving if we do not set up colonies on other planets.

Economics, or MONEY!!!!!
Of course, there are also economic incentives to pursue this. Mines could be established on Mars or the Moon, gathering valuable materials that have nearly ceased to exist. Stronger alloys could be constructed, resulting in safer infrastructure. Another incentive could be the tourism industry, as well as the spacecraft industry. Tourism would shoot up in colonies, which will probably be more naturally beautiful. Also, the glamour of going off of Earth would be incredibly attractive. And of course, space travel companies would rake money in, profiting from the whole scenario gleefully. It would be much more economically beneficial.

In conclusion, an endeavor to another Earth-like planet would be beneficial to humanity"s long term survival

All info comes from common knowledge.
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Posted by Mandalore 1 month ago
Mandalore
There are trillions of planets in the galaxy. The laws of probability dictate that at least one of them can support life.
Posted by Nd2400 1 month ago
Nd2400
FYI, the moon isn't a planet. And even with that, they would be living in a spaceship. not an actual planet. the needs are here on earth. no other planet has what earth have.
Posted by SlipLol 1 month ago
SlipLol
No actually. By the year 2035 Nasa will send the first colonization mission on the moon. And with the limited budget that they have is still limiting the possibilities of it too.
Posted by Nd2400 1 month ago
Nd2400
Would not work. Why it wouldn't work? Well because out of the billions of planets only earth can support human life.
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