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The1AndOnlyDoge
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TheProfessional
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should we explore the ocean instead of space?

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Started: 3/21/2017 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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The1AndOnlyDoge

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Actually, there is a very good solution to stop spending billions of dollars on space missions and to explore space in ways that are safer and much less costly, the oceans in particular. While space travel still gets a lot of attention, not enough attention has been given to exploring the waters that makes up most of our planet. Over 500 people have journeyed into space and a dozen have walked on the surface of the moon, while only three humans have explored the deepest known point of the ocean. As we continue to exhaust resources, there are benefits of exploring beyond our home planet. But life on Earth is entirely reliant on healthy oceans

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Provides Resources
Our planet, human life and wildlife would greatly benefit from ocean exploration. Our oceans are nearby and have a potential source of discoveries. The oceans play a major role in controlling our climate. But we have not learned yet how to use them to cool us off rather than contribute to our overheating. Ocean organisms are said to hold the promise of cures for many diseases. An examination of the unique eyes of a ray fish led to advances in combating blindness, the horseshoe crab is crucial in developing a test for bacterial contamination, and sea urchins helped in the development of test-tube fertilization.

Its Realistic

Space can wait
Take the oceans, about which we know much less than the dark side of the moon. Ninety percent of the ocean floor has not even been charted, and while we have been to the moon, the technology to explore the ocean's floors is still being developed. Sure, space exploration could also be informative but it wouldn't affect us as much as our oceans do. For example, space research can inform us when a meteorite is going to strike the earth, but that wouldn't happen until several centuries has passed, so why not use all that time to focus on getting to know about our own planet? Given the looming crisis of water scarcity, we badly need more efficient and less costly methods to desalinate ocean water. By 2025, 1.8 billion people are expected to suffer from severe water scarcity, with that number jumping to 3.9 billion by 2050"well over a third of the entire global population.

Our planet, human life and wildlife would greatly benefit from ocean exploration. Our oceans are nearby and have a potential source of discoveries, we could address concerns ranging from climate change, disease, defenses against natural catastrophes; including tsunamis and hurricanes, to creating industry jobs in Environmental Science and the interdisciplinary studies within
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Posted by LearnerLogic 1 year ago
LearnerLogic
I would like to argue we should explore space instead of the seas, to play Devil's Advocate. However, currently someone else forfeited and thus the debate needs to be recreated or reset.
Posted by PowerPikachu21 1 year ago
PowerPikachu21
Ocean vs Space. Both we have not explored. Markiplier wouldn't hesitate to be first in line if they needed brave volunteers with a "100% chance of dying from death by space". I'd take more priority in space, since, aside from the fact that I like Markiplier, we'd only need supplies and fast rockets, vs a sturdy submarine that needs to endure 100+ tons of water pressure.
Posted by OpenYourEyesandlookAgain 1 year ago
OpenYourEyesandlookAgain
If I had to chose one or the other I would say space because when the big rock comes our way we need another planet to go to. It has happened before it will happen again.We are a doomed race until we are not all on the same planet. The more planets we inhabit the more the odds are in our favor for being around a long time. I want both to be fully explored however.
Posted by JamJam2.0 1 year ago
JamJam2.0
I agree with The1AndOnlyDoge because space is more out there, but the ocean is a lot closer, because it is literally just right over there!
Posted by JamJam2.0 1 year ago
JamJam2.0
I agree with The1AndOnlyDoge because space is more out there, but the ocean is a lot closer, because it is literally just right over there!
Posted by RC-9282 1 year ago
RC-9282
And space really isn't that far out (technologically speaking). Many corporations see it as feasible to mine asteroids within 25 years. NASA is already developing a vehicle to grant humans access to Mars, and DSI has prototype probes to mine celestial bodies. And, on a more personal note, space is something everyone can rally behind. It forms a more cohesive national identity. Just look at the Kennedy era. Despite our many differences, one thing Americans could get behind together was space.
Posted by madness 1 year ago
madness
because there is a lot more to discover in space.
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