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The United States federal government should increase its exploration of space?

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Started: 10/9/2011 Category: Science
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shipman37

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This debate is debating over whether or not to increase space exploration or not. and since i am con i will let my challenger go first.
racismisawesome

Pro

Human nature has driven us to all four corners of the globe, we are a species of adventure and exploration.

We have already explored most of what there is to explore on Earth. The two places we have left is deep under the sea, and in space.

Humans are the only animal that has the capability to explore space, so therefore it is our duty to explore space, because no other animal has the capability.

Exploring space will satisfy our desire of adventure, it will allow us to colonize other planets so if Earth is hit by an asteroid, human kind will still live, and we will find new materials that do not exist on Earth for us to use to advance technology.
Debate Round No. 1
shipman37

Con

thank you for excepting this debate hope it is a good one!:)
lets get started i will now call out your points that you made, break them down and apply reasoning to them.
so you are saying that a.) we have already explored our needed information on earth. b.) it is the humans race duty to further explore space. c.) it will give us the luxury of adventure. and d.) it will give us a fall back planet.

lets start with a.) your are a little mixed up with this statement im pretty sure space is not on earth like you said? and you are correct with the fact we have discovered most of what there is to explore. but what you lack to tell us are the importance of this much needed information that we dont know such as, a cure for numerous dieses such as AIDS, and cancer. We are still not even 100% sure that any of the ideas of earth that we perceived are actually true! so we leave a place that we aren't even close to figuring out.

b.) the definition of duty in merriam webster dictionary is duty:something that one is expected or required to do by moral or legal obligation. SO who in the world is expecting us to do this! except of course you and other possible humans. (who want to satisfy your adventure needs like you said )but i will get to that in a minute. Also i did not know we are required to do this either? i thought it was a choice not a requirement. so therefore it is ot OUR duty to increase exploration. im not saing we shouldn't explore space, im just saying not to INCREASE it.

c.)"Exploring space will satisfy our desire of adventure,..." If you have ran out of reasons that we NEED to increase the space exploration then why do it i can tell you numerous reasons why we NEED to not increase it and save our money that the U.S. barely have any of! obama even cut nasa's budget because he beileves the same thing as i do, and thats not incresing space exploration and waste our money.

d.) Your right it will give us a fall back planet but with what money will we use to take rockets full of people to space and provide oxygen for them? as well as stop any wars that are going on to move them to the so called "fall back planet". Any religious people would also agree that we do not need to do this, our time will come when god desires.
racismisawesome

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We can find the cure for things like AIDS and Cancer while we explore space. The problems of Earth however are quite small compared to the vastness of space. Space exploration should be our ultimate goal. Why? Simply because we can.

The question is not why, but why not? Why shouldn't we explore the outer limits? There might be great things out there waiting to be found, new chemicals, new metals, even alien lifeforms. There is literally an infinite amount of possibilities out in space, and staying exclusively on Earth is so boring and simple.

We exist, therefore it is our moral obligation to use our existence to its fullest potential, that is why it is our duty. Because nothing else can explore Space, we can, so we must. By your logic is it not our duty to cure cancer. Just because certain people don't care less about it, doesn't mean we shouldn't. It is our duty to cure cancer, it is our duty to explore space, it is our duty to do every single great accomplishment possible because if we do not, nothing else will.

You are right the US economy is in bad shape, but can easily be fixed with a competent government. Once we get our economy in healthy condition, we should spend as much money as possible in developing science, especially space exploration.

Your argument on God is silly, this debate is not about religion. I believe there is no God, and if there was a God I would believe he would have created Space for our enjoyment and exploration. Saying that we should not explore space because God is going to create an armageddon and kill us all is childish nonsense.
Debate Round No. 2
shipman37

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racismisawesome

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Debate Round No. 3
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