The Instigator
MasterDebate22
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bman7720
Con (against)
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Spend more on space exploration

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bman7720
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/28/2015 Category: Technology
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MasterDebate22

Pro

People may think that space exploration is unimportant and is a waste of money but that is not true at all. In fact without NASA our present technology would not have come this far or even worse our world would have ended. Without NASA who would be able to redirect meteors that could destroy earth? Though we do have many problems here in earth we must also look into our future as mankind and humanity. Just think, why spend so much money fighting amongst ourselves when we can explore together in our vast universe that we know so little about? Perhaps even find a new habitable world to live and start anew.
bman7720

Con

I accept to argue against the resolution.

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is undeniably a crucial aspect to our progress as a society, however space exploration is not the entire function of this organization. The most notable in-progress work of NASA is the ITS (International Space Station) is probably one of the most remarkable works of international cooperation. This station will provide an internationally shared station for research and engineering.

My opponent mentions an apocalyptic meteor that could strike Earth. I would like to point out that, if said meteor ever existed, it would be beyond our current technology to redirect the momentum of the projectile without launching another item at it using an estimated equation of trajectory. The most plausible form of this apocalypse would be a large chunk of space debris large and fast enough to push Earth out of its orbit.

My opponent also mentions colonizing new worlds. I would like to address the issue that space travel is not only expensive, but also time-consuming. The only piece of human technology to stretch out of our solar system was an unmanned spacecraft. On the universal scale, a solar system is like a state. While I do accept that the Sun's expansion will make Earth uninhabitable eventually, the true goal we need to focus on is terra-forming. If we can manipulate the surface of Mars to be habitable by humans, then we can buy the entire species time. However, there are far more pressing issues that we need to focus on. Why would we run from our planet when it is us who are killing it?
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by bluesteel 2 years ago
bluesteel
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>Reported vote: EthanAuneM // Moderator action: Removed<

2 points to Pro (conduct, grammar). Reasons for voting decision: I believe Master made good points.

[*Reason for removal*] Failure to explain conduct and grammar.
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Posted by bman7720 2 years ago
bman7720
Apologies, not sure why I always make that mistake. It's like my habit of saying "baught."
Posted by EthanAuneM 2 years ago
EthanAuneM
ISS, not ITS.
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Vote Placed by doctorcsss 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I think Pro made some unanswered points, like how it really encourages humanity to advance scientific research.
Vote Placed by Lexus 2 years ago
Lexus
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Reasons for voting decision: While not making their own points, con refuted well against pro's points (of asteroid impacts).