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reaperofmen
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bexy_kelly
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should we spend the money we spend on space exporation out of our yax money?

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Started: 5/8/2008 Category: Science
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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reaperofmen

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i think we should not because its a waste of time. 20 yrs ago all that was in space was dirt and rocks and 20 yrs later its gnna be the smae thing. so it technically is piontlesss to explore an open black space that goes on forever and its wasting billions of our tax dollars that we have a right to. space exploration is over rated its dirt, rock, and more dirt..
bexy_kelly

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Yax Money. Now theres one I havn't heard about yet. I'll overlook it and assume by "Yax Money" you mean "Tax Money".

You did not define any of the words with multible meanings so I will.
Tax = a financial charge or other levy imposed on an individual or a legal entity by a state or a functional equivalent of a state.
By "space" I am going to assume you mean "outer space" or the vast area outside our planet and beyond our atmosphere.

You say that Space exploration is a "waste of time". Give me proof that it is a waste of time. Sure, there have obviously been failed missions, but nothing is ever perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. Even "Yax Money" has its failings. Do you consider landing on the moon a waste of time? We are destroying the earth we have at a rapid pace (http://science.nationalgeographic.com... or watch the film "an inconvienient truth") and humans may have to leave this planet and move to another in the distant future. If we knew nothing about space, how would we make the move?

"20 yrs ago all that was in space was dirt and rocks and 20 yrs later its gnna be the smae thing".
You are forgetting that Outer Space is not composed of simply dirt and rocks. It is composed also of gases, minerals and light, fire and perhaps even ice http://www.psrd.hawaii.edu...
There are also planets, made of gas, or rocks and minerals(http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu...), stars, moons, and there is even a great black hole (http://en.wikipedia.org...). So as you can see your argument about Space containing only dirt and rocks is completly bogus.

It isn't "technically pointless" to explore an "open black space" when I have proven it otherwise. The universe holds so many secrets yet to explore, there may even be life outside earth. The problem is we dont know if there is or not. So we must explore, to find out and to understand. Exploring the universe may hold some answers to the problems we have here.

Yes, Space Travel is expensive, but it is in the millions, not the billions as you previously said. (http://www.nasa.gov...) you are wrong about it costing "billions"

"space exploration is over rated its dirt, rock, and more dirt.."
I have previously disproven the above statement. "Dirt, rock and more dirt" is not an accurate description of the makeup of space.
Debate Round No. 1
reaperofmen

Con

reaperofmen forfeited this round.
bexy_kelly

Pro

As CON has not put forward any form of rebuttal, there is nothing I can say. I was looking forward to their rebuttal
Debate Round No. 2
reaperofmen

Con

reaperofmen forfeited this round.
bexy_kelly

Pro

hmmph!

I didn't think you'de forfeit again. as my opponenet has provided no rebutttal AGAIN there really is nothing I can say...
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by reaperofmen 8 years ago
reaperofmen
i dont want to! plus ive got to much on my mind due to personel issues at home. that and im not in the mood to debate right now, srry.
Posted by bexy_kelly 8 years ago
bexy_kelly
yeah its very easy to come up with a rebuttal for that argument
Posted by ghegeman 8 years ago
ghegeman
fight back reaperofmen! you can beat her!
Posted by bexy_kelly 8 years ago
bexy_kelly
You are missing out on the entire point of the debate if you provide no rebuttel
Posted by reaperofmen 8 years ago
reaperofmen
plus i chose my weakest debate point just to see how i'de do. so again congrats.
Posted by reaperofmen 8 years ago
reaperofmen
no i choose no to continue. congrats!
Posted by bexy_kelly 8 years ago
bexy_kelly
no don't forfeit! You must battle to the END! Even if it seems hopless! There are many reasons not to go for space travel! Research, your on the internet!
Posted by reaperofmen 8 years ago
reaperofmen
kelly i will forefit. u have made a good point and you have convinced me. so congrats on your win!!!
Posted by bexy_kelly 8 years ago
bexy_kelly
yes I am currently writing my response. was unable to do so earlier because of previous arrangements
Posted by reaperofmen 8 years ago
reaperofmen
kelly are you gonna debate me on this or not
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