Resolved: The United States Federal Government should colonize Mars.
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2. Main body.
3. Rebuttal and Conclusion.
Alright, I have chosen! I will be pro for the colonization of Mars.
Challenge accepted. I look foward to a great debate.
BOP is on Pro.
We shall debate again latter, but many times I accept those they never happen. So in order to get the satisfaction of the debate I shall argue.
Contention 1: Earth is Overpopulated
One of the main arguments for colonization of another planet is that Earth is overpopulated, but here's a fun fact of the day! If the entire world population had the same amount of living space as New York City then they would fit into Texas! (http://www.omgfacts.com...) See this means that we aren't overpopulated it just shows that us as humans are just really just spread out. In an article by Time we can see that the world's population is actually decreasing not increasing. (http://newsfeed.time.com...) Doesn't look like you believe me. Many nations that have high female financial independence look at Europe. Their childbirth rates are actually lower than the death rates! The US has actually reached it's lowest all time as the US birth rates are falling. US birth rates are down 8%, foreign births are down 14%, and Mexican birth rates are down by more than 23%! (http://www.pewsocialtrends.org...) So it looks like the Earth is not overpopulated.
Contention 2: US colonization of Mars is forbidden!
In 1967, the UN, including the US, signed the Outer Space Treaty. This treaty forbids another nation claiming a celestial body for sovernty. What is a celestial body you may ask. (http://www.unoosa.org...) It is actually a planet, star, planetoids, asteroid, and planet (http://www.thefreedictionary.com...) The current resolution is that the US should colonize Mars. Which means Mars will be claimed by the US violating this treaty signed by the US, USSR (now includes all of the states of the former nation), and the UK, so the US cannot, by law, colonize Mars.
Contention 3: Mars would cause nothing but problems.
There is many things that Mars would cause to us here are some important things: loss of conscienceness due to little amounts of Oxygen, Extreme weather changes, because Mars is far from the sun and has little atmosphere, tissue expansion due to low pressure, but you think a space suit can help you? You're wrong because the space suit you are wearing would be ripped to shreds by micrometeorites moving at fast speeds. So even if you make it you can freeze or burn to death, implode, or die from suffocation. (http://science.howstuffworks.com...)
Contention 4: Getting there.
It seems like the most viable option would be the Orion shuttle which is powered by nuclear pulpulsion according to NASA. (http://www.nasa.gov...) The bad thing about using this ship is that it is also illegal, this is also according to the outer space treaty. Which many nations have ratified and/or signed here is proof. (http://en.wikipedia.org...)
LostintheEcho1498 forfeited this round.
All points Extended.
Thank you and please vote for Con.
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Vote Placed by ChosenWolff 2 years ago
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