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Should going to the Moon be illegal?

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Started: 4/27/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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unicornselfies

Pro

Going to the moon should be illegal because there is not enough air for people to breathe there. It will get too crowded if we don't set limits.
Lumberjay85

Con

Hello, interesting topic.

Of course the moon is unsuitable to sustain human life, but that doesn't mean it should be illegal to go. Underwater is also not suitable for breathing, yet that is perfectly legal and fairly safe, provided they are trained. When people dive, they use special suits and tanks of oxygen to sustain themselves underwater. Not unlike this, NASA's astronauts use specialized suits that keep the flow of oxygen, allowing them to survive in hostile conditions. These well trained men and woman do not need to breath the moon's non-existent atmosphere, they have their own created in the suits and are trained to know how to use it properly.

As for crowding, the moon is more than a quarter the size of Earth, meaning it has plenty of space.

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Debate Round No. 1
unicornselfies

Pro

Earth is a great planet, a planet meant to sustain life. If we start going to the Moon, this will start other colonies in space. Earth, the only true life planet we know of, should stay the only planet we live on.
Lumberjay85

Con

Just because Earth is well suited for life, whereas the Moon is not, should not effect the legality of going to the Moon. It is human nature to want to explore. To deny humans this, regardless of the hostility, is to deny human nature. I'm not saying anyone should just be able to hop a rocket and fly to the Moon, but those with proper training will be perfectly safe to step foot on the lunar surface.

Starting colonies on the moon can actually be quite beneficial. The Moon has been discovered to harbor high amounts of hydrogen, and is expected to also contain rare elements such as uranium and thorium. Permanent colonies could theoretically be established on the Moon to mine these materials. These materials, in turn, would be shipped back to Earth for use and economic stimulation.

Furthermore, I don't see the issue with establishing space colonies, both on the Moon and other planets. Space colonization could help solve the problem of overpopulation, as well as provide a back up plan should something terrible happen to Earth.
Debate Round No. 2
unicornselfies

Pro

unicornselfies forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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