The Instigator
lasota
Pro (for)
Losing
5 Points
The Contender
Kahvan
Con (against)
Winning
73 Points

nasa should be shut down

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after 13 votes the winner is...
Kahvan
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/22/2010 Category: Technology
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 7,258 times Debate No: 10923
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (14)
Votes (13)

 

lasota

Pro

My argument is that NASA is a waste of money. NASA should be shut down.

1)NASA produces very little in comparison to he money pumped into it.

2)We have so many problems locally that the money being spent on NASA should instead be spent on better programs.

3)Why should we worry about space and the universe when we don't even take care of our own planet?

This is my first debate I hope I do a good job.
Kahvan

Con

Although NASA has had alot of money put into it, it has generated many valuable items and has improved many peoples daily lives with numerous discoveries.

NASA has also helped in many areas that the money would be transfered t. For example. Some health discoveries have been made only because of NASAs experiments in space. These medical discoveries are invaluable especially to those who use them.

http://findarticles.com...

http://science.howstuffworks.com...
Debate Round No. 1
lasota

Pro

Despite all of this the main objective of NASA is to discover more about space. Everything else you listed is a waste of its time as it does not fulfill NASAs primary objective.

The information that NASA gathers about space may be interesting but his information costs alot of money. This money would be better used and would provide both more profitable and education knowledge applied to other areas. Perhaps of we had given the money to cancer studies we would have the cure to cancer. Instead we have invisible braces.......
Kahvan

Con

NASA has provided certain major medical breakthroughs that would not have been possible otherwise.

http://findarticles.com...

As for your argument against NASA in terms to it's main objective. NASA's main objective extends to many areas but can be summed up in the following.

Obtain valuable knowledge.
Debate Round No. 2
lasota

Pro

I forward my previous arguments as I feel they are still valid. BEAT THAT KAHVAN!!!!!!!!! vote for me its my first debate :D
Kahvan

Con

In conclusion. NASA provides more than it takes and so it should not be shut down.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by kalifichtner 7 years ago
kalifichtner
NASA should NOT be shut down! so whats gonna happen when a space satellite or probe breaks down? their gonna call in a special team of aliens to go fix it before it comes hurtaling back down to earth with razar sharp radiation rolling off of it and bringing in toxic gasses and dust with it,which could kill off half the worlds population? I understand that NASA costs BILLIONS and BILLIONS of dollars eery yeah but still.
Posted by Kahvan 7 years ago
Kahvan
pro is a she for the record
Posted by RoyLatham 7 years ago
RoyLatham
A poor debate. Pro made virtually no case; he simply gave his unsupported opinion. Con managed to overlook NASA's contributions to the development of communications satellites, weather satellites, mapping and surveying, discovery of the origins of the solar system and universe through lunar exploration, deep space probes, and space telescopes. Neither side should get involved in a debate they have no intention of spending more than ten minutes researching. Still, a weak case is better than no case, so it goes to Con.
Posted by hndalama 7 years ago
hndalama
I saw the title of this debate and I had such high hopes for this debate being an interesting read ... very disappointing. Lasota you had some valid points but your delivery was very poor.
kahvan very easy debate to win... wish it was me. lol
Posted by infam0us 7 years ago
infam0us
wow this topic had so much potential. pro ruined it.
Posted by dpflames786 7 years ago
dpflames786
Not too bad for a first debate. Very short though! Lasota, you should argue more!
Posted by Ore_Ele 7 years ago
Ore_Ele
"beat that KAHVAN" lol, I think he did.
Posted by Koopin 7 years ago
Koopin
All 7 to Con for obvious reasons.
Posted by studentathletechristian8 7 years ago
studentathletechristian8
phil - both sources and args go to Kahvan.
Posted by Kahvan 7 years ago
Kahvan
Look at the debate again. I had 3 she had 0
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