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SportsDude838
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21 Points
The Contender
Bogcha
Pro (for)
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0 Points

Is contacting intelligent alien life a good or bad idea?

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SportsDude838
Voting Style: Open Point System: Select Winner
Started: 6/22/2015 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 438 times Debate No: 76813
Debate Rounds (4)
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Votes (3)

 

SportsDude838

Con

I am arguing against the idea of contacting intelligent alien life.

Debate structure:
Round 1: Acceptance
Round 2: Arguments
Round 3: Rebuttals
Round 4: Rebuttals and Conclusion
Bogcha

Pro

I accept the debate.

I will be arguing that contacting A.I (Alien Intelligence) is a good IDEA.

Good luck CON.
Debate Round No. 1
SportsDude838

Con

Trying to contact A.I. (Alien Intelligence) is a bad idea because it could A) lead to the destruction of life on earth and B) assuming that they are friendly creatures it will still be very costly and time-consuming.

A) If aliens are anything like humans, then they would most likely be more interested in obtaining resources. Humans hunt and harvest for resources, and most of the unused portions go to waste. If aliens are anything like this, then there is a great chance that they would do exactly the same to us, which is harvest earth's resources and move on" leaving earth as a lifeless wasteland.

B) Assuming that they aren't hostile creatures, it would still be absolutely redundant to try to communicate with them since they don't speak our languages; the only means of communications would be through radio waves, which then still take time to decipher, and money to hire a team of experts to interpret the codes. One misinterpretation on either side's part could spark conflict" and how would we know how they are interpreting our signals?

Thank you for accepting this debate, and I would like to wish you luck as well.
Bogcha

Pro

Bogcha forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
SportsDude838

Con

Pro forfeited this round.
Bogcha

Pro

Bogcha forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
SportsDude838

Con

My opponent made no arguments to be challenged.

Finding/contacting AI is dangerous and costly and we'd be much better off investing that time and money in other places.

Thank you for accepting this debate; I had fun.
Bogcha

Pro

Bogcha forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by stargate 1 year ago
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