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Will we explore other galaxies?

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Started: 8/20/2013 Category: Science
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Gulam

Con

I think we can go to other solar systems in a couple tens of thousands of years. But other galaxies is impossible. Assuming a natural or nuclear disaster doesn't happen. The technology isn't there. To go to the Andromeda galaxy in a short period of time we have to travel faster than the speed of light. Any shorter will make the passengers dead because there isn't enough food, fuel and scientific knowing to get humans through millions of years of travelling. I might crush some dreams but in reality it is use less to fantasize. In a global scientific conference,(I forgot what it was called). Scientists concluded that travelling beyond the realms was improbable. I will like to see what comeback I will get, and if I make a spelling mistake don't point it out.
Cheese_brain

Pro

One thing I can say with conviction is that we obviously cannot predict the advancement in technology in the future years. Centuries ago, when the first pen was invented, inventions such as mobile phones or touch screen tablets were visualized as impossible devices. Our growth in technological development has been increasing so rapidly, that we cannot even dream of the machines that might captivate us in the next century. From inventing a simple wheel to inventing extremely complex and sophisticated robots, we humans have have passed the task that was probably considered impossible a century ago. So, we will undoubtedly explore other galaxies, and who knows...maybe even beyond that.

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Debate Round No. 1
Gulam

Con

I cannot argue that we cannot predict the advancement of technology. That is true but even though we as humans have broken tremendous barriers. We as living organisms pale in comparison of the challenges ahead that the universe can set out. Radiation, Super novae and black holes just to name a few. These are obstacles that humans cannot overcome because our very minds cannot process the information nor understanding that is capable of overcoming obstacles. Desire is a figment of imagination. It is a real thing but it drives us to think unrealistically. Humanity might destroy themselves by the end of the day. There are just way to much problems to face.
Cheese_brain

Pro

Adding on to my previous argument, which you agreed to, humans are surprising the technological world with new inventions every day. As you very well stated "humans have broken tremendous barriers", and it is obvious that humans will break tremendous barriers in the years to come. Humans have a great capability in finding more about things that were considered impossible, and also inventing ways to overcome it. This is exemplified by using using the examples you stated. Radiation, Super novae and black holes, were facts about the universe that humans did not know. We have traveled great lengths to find out the universe, and undoubtedly we will soon invent methods to explore other galaxies. This ability of humans can be proved in the fields of communication, medicine and technology. We have found cures for diseases that erupted, invented ways to travel all around the world, and various other tasks that were considered impossible. As Albert Einstein stated, imagination is more important than knowledge. We humans can undoubtedly use our imagination, our mental capability and resources to explore other galaxies.

looking forward to your response,
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Debate Round No. 2
Gulam

Con

Through and through we have broken lots of laws that were set out by man themselves. But the law's we cannot break is the laws of physics. Going to Darwin IV with today's fuel will take so much fuel that we have to create more fuel per KG than the whole mass of the observable universe. And Darwin IV is in our universe. There are other sources of fuel but these are expensive and dangerous. We can break rules but the difference is that the rules we follow is the rules set out by man. But the laws of physics are the laws that are created when the universe was created which we cannot break. To travel faster than the speed of light we'd have to break the law of physics which is impossible. Nothing is faster than the speed of light and nothing will be.
Cheese_brain

Pro

I have to agree with you, as Einstein proved nothing travels faster than the speed of light. But news reports confirm that Harold G White, a physicist and advanced propulsion engineer at NASA, along with various other scientists are trying to build a machine that might travel faster than light. This might sound ridiculous, just like how the thought of humans flying was considered ridiculous, before the Wright brothers invented the first airplane. But we will have to wait. Humans progress through huge tasks like these by taking one step at a time. We have made it to the moon. That was a huge leap for mankind. We have made it to other planets, some by sending robots. In future years we might travel to planets that are even further away. We will undoubtedly, as you stated in your first argument, travel to other solar systems in a couple of ten thousand years.

Take the trip to the moon for example. The people in the tenth century obviously did not know that this person called Neil Armstrong might land on the moon. They were too far away from the the day man took a step on the moon. What if we are that far away from the day a man landed in another galaxy? The curiosity, imagination, mental capability and determination of us humans are so high these days, that exploring other galaxies should not be considered impossible.

We can send robots. Or machines. Or even cameras. You can argue that a spaceship might take too long to explore another galaxy and come back. It might take more than the life span of many generations. Maybe years after the machine is sent to another galaxy, and the generation living then might not know about it. But being humans, we have learnt to investigate and find answers.

To conclude, I would like to state that the growth of human technological wonders is not in our hands. One thing we can be for sure is that it will not remain the same. New machines, new technology and new electronics will be invented in the future years. And we can never be certain of will happen in the centuries ahead.
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