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Mrcar2
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WillRiley
Con (against)
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We should devote all of earths resources to space exploration

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WillRiley
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/29/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (4)
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Mrcar2

Pro

We only have a limited amount of resources left on earth. Meanwhile space has a nearly inescapable amount of supply's and goods.
WillRiley

Con

"We should devote all of Earths resources to Space Exploration"
"We only have limited amount of resources left on earth"
Are you serious? We do have a limited amount of resources on earth, but they are going to run out a lot faster if they are all devoted to Space Exploration. Also, there will be no retrieval of said goods, we will only be able to explore them, being that all of our resources are in Space Exploration.
ex"plo"ra"tion
G6;ekspləG2;rāSH(ə)n/
noun
the action of traveling in or through an unfamiliar area in order to learn about it.
This will not give us any resources. It will help us learn about resources, but not get them. We will not be able to retrieve them. Also, we cannot retrieve them because we are dead due to the fact that no one can eat or drink, being that all resources have been devoted to space exploration.
Debate Round No. 1
Mrcar2

Pro

The exploration of space will aid in the future exploitation of resources found. The space programme also requires food in order to feed their astronauts. The resources of people,food and water are included in the resources needed for the space program
WillRiley

Con

While it does require food for the Astronauts, there is no way you can claim that regular people would be fed by the space program. I would like to remind you of your own resolution, not mine, "We should devote all of earths resources to space exploration".
How do you plan to have it "aid in the future exploitation of resources found" if all of our resources have already been spent on exploration?
I am going to remind both you and the voters that you have the BoP and also, according to your resolution, ALL of earth's resources should be devoted to space exploration. Even supposing that we should focus some of our resources on space exploration, it is absurd to say that we should devote all of them or there will be no resources left, and earth will be nothing but an empty shell of starving people and collapsing governments.
You say "The resources of people,food and water are included in the resources needed for the space program".
Yeah, I know. According to your resolution, EVERY resource is going to be devoted to space exploration, apparently even ones that are not needed for space exploration. This is unreasonable.
Debate Round No. 2
Mrcar2

Pro

Mrcar2 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Mrcar2

Pro

Mrcar2 forfeited this round.
WillRiley

Con

I further extend my arguments. Please, vote Con.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Vajrasattva-LeRoy 2 years ago
Vajrasattva-LeRoy
Nuts!

It's "virtually inexhaustible" , not "inescapable" .

You might want to study potential rewards vs. potential risks.
The potential risks of the space program have no downside.
Posted by vi_spex 2 years ago
vi_spex
just breathe
Posted by whiteflame 2 years ago
whiteflame
Might want to specify what you mean by "all of earths resources." Really not the kind of thing you want to overgeneralize.
Posted by 1Credo 2 years ago
1Credo
An "inescapable amount of supply's and goods"? You're not serious, are you?
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