The U.S. should focus more on technological advancements than war
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The United States is already so far behind compared to other countries when it comes to science if we focus more on trying to get better technology and other scientific thingscould put the United States at a more comfortable place. Also compare scientific advancements to war the great thing about science is that you can just think of some of the most random crazy things and to make a real reality, for example I heard a couple months ago that scientistswe're trying to make a Web shooter like from the Spiderman comic book and movie series. Yes I know this sounds very useless in crazy but that's the great thing about signs you can just take seemingly useless things and make them and it turns out that they're actually really useful. Now let's look at war yes war does have its advantages you end up helping people you can make a new alliances with the different countries and places but it also does have very large disadvantages. You can put countries in dept turn country is against each other and make new enemies, it can destroy the land from constant bombings and if used nukes, and it will cause the death of many people.
Another great thing that technological advancements can have is he can really help the environment with eliminating greenhouse gases in other hazardous materials from the environment.
I will offer one point.
War spurs technological advancement.
War often creates a need for previously unneeded products. World War I was the first war to extensively utilize aircraft. This yielded the need to create a system of navigating these aircraft to and from airfields. When a need arose, air traffic control was created. Battlefield wounds brought about the invention of portable X-ray machines. Sanitary napkins were created when French nurses realized the usefulness of bandage materials.  World War II produced similar results. Advanced aircraft spurred the invention of radio navigation, RADAR, and the jet engine. Rubber scarcity forced companies to improvise, and synthetic rubber was born. Even the disastrous attack on Japan with the atomic bombs helped scientists fully grasp nuclear fission and fusion and implement them in nuclear power plants.  All these technological advancements are advantageous to society today, and we would not have them if war had not spurred their invention.
Now for rebuttals of my opponent's arguments.
First, America isn't far behind in scientific research. We are one of the leaders in global cancer research, for example, and recently the Director of the US National Cancer Institute was named chair of an international coalition working against cancer. 
Pro's point about Spiderman technology isn't a strong one. If there are pressing issues facing the world such as cancer and other diseases, or environmental collapse, there's no reason scientists should be wasting their time playing superhero. Now for the last remark about the environment, if technological advancements can help the environment, then why are scientists playing around and shooting webs from their hands instead?
http://www.cracked.com...). War is just a burden
I have to admit I'm running out of reasonable points to use. So I will end my argument here.
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Vote Placed by chrisjachimiak 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con had more reasonable arguments, and had multiple sources on every argument he had. Pro on the other hand, had one source which my virus scan wouldn't let me even look at. Con definitely won.
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