The Instigator
ATL
Pro (for)
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The Contender
SDavy
Con (against)
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Should the moon be colonized

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after 4 votes the winner is...
SDavy
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/27/2012 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,041 times Debate No: 20689
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (4)
Votes (4)

 

ATL

Pro

The USA should colonize the moon.

1st round acceptance

SDavy

Con

Debate accepted
Debate Round No. 1
ATL

Pro

The moon should be colonized because

It would give us more space to stop overcrowding
There is about 7 billion peple on earth and not enough space or resources

New things would probably be discovered which could lead to advancements in technology, medicine, etc...

It would make America a top nation in the world
We would be respected more for our achievement of getting people settles on the moon


SDavy

Con

"It would give us more space to stop overcrowding
There is about 7 billion peple on earth and not enough space or resources"

There is still plenty of undevelped land on Earth. We would be better off finding ways to develop it. The resources found on Erth are not available on the moon so we would have to send resources to the colony. We would still not have enough resources.

"It would make America a top nation in the world
We would be respected more for our achievement of getting people settles on the moon"

We may be more respected in the world of space exploration but it would not mak us any greater of a nation. It would probably impact our nation's econonmy in a negative way and therefore degrade our nation.


My argument is that there is not enough benefits to outweigh the costs. It would probably cost billions of dollars to establish the colony and then we would have to support it. The colony would not be able to help people on earth.


Debate Round No. 2
ATL

Pro

I have no further arguments. Con refuses to realize the benefits of a colony on the moon.
SDavy

Con

I have rebuted pro's arguments and shown why it is not beneficial to form a colony on the moon. Pro has not rebuted my arguments and pretty much gave up in the last round.

Vote Con
Debate Round No. 3
4 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 4 records.
Posted by kyro90 5 years ago
kyro90
Lol this is total noob sniping, I should have accepted this debate before you lol.
Posted by Dirtboy345 5 years ago
Dirtboy345
ATL gave very little reasons why we should colonize the moon, I support SDavy
Posted by syrjasam 5 years ago
syrjasam
i agree with wittetye it would cost alot of money but i think it would be pretty cool
Posted by wittetye 5 years ago
wittetye
It would cost millions of dollars to colonize the moon even though it would be pretty cool.
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Vote Placed by wmpeebles 5 years ago
wmpeebles
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Reasons for voting decision: Obvious win is obvious. ATL did not refute SDavy's claims in R2.
Vote Placed by lannan13 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: WTF, where is the sources, Pro gets grammer, but I belived Con more
Vote Placed by RoyLatham 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro had a chance to counter Con's arguments but declined to do so. A counter must give reasons why the argument is not true, not just deny it. The debate lacked evidence on ether side. At minimum, find some quotations on the web supporting the positions. Best is to find data supporting claims of costs and benefits.
Vote Placed by Double_R 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro basically conceded the debate. She was supposed to defend her position, not give up because her opponent refused to accept her argument. This is a debate, I am not sure what Pro thought it was.