The Instigator
vcheng
Con (against)
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The Contender
Koopin
Pro (for)
Winning
14 Points

space exploration isn't a waste of money

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Koopin
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/28/2010 Category: Science
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,312 times Debate No: 10997
Debate Rounds (5)
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vcheng

Con

i will let the pro side start
Koopin

Pro

INTRO
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I would like to thank my opponent for starting this interesting debate. I would also like to thank the audience for reading. Even though it will probably seem like I have watched to much Avatar, it is actually true.

DEFINITIONS
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Space exploration: The use of astronomy and space technology to explore outer space.
Waste: To consume, spend, or employ uselessly.
Money: Any circulating medium of exchange, including coins, paper money, and demand deposits.

ARGUEMNT
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You, being a human can not know the future.

You do not know that we will never find another life form in space that will bring peace to our planet.

We may find a special mineral on another planet that will spur wealth.

You made an absolute statement when you said "Is".

Claiming that is saying we will never find anything useful in space.

Also, knowledge is more important than money.

If we never explored space we would lose all the text books about space.

Another thing to consider is this.

If we were to stop exploring space we would have to get rid of telescopes.

You did not say that being in space is a waste, rather exploring space is a waste.

I will keep my argument to a minimum, seeing that there are five rounds.

Sources:
(1). http://www.nasa.gov...
(2). http://dictionary.reference.com...
(3). http://dictionary.reference.com...
Debate Round No. 1
vcheng

Con

Okay, back to what you said. "You made an absolute statement when you said "Is"' I would like to point out that I never did say "Is", but merely was disagreeing with the fact that space exploration isn't a waste of money.

"You, being a human can not know the future." yes, I know I can't know the future. but neither can you. are you saying for certain that you do?

"You do not know that we will never find another life form in space that will bring peace to our planet." but are you certain that we are going to find a "friend " out in space that can "advance" our civilization and "bring peace to our planet"?

25,000,000,000 dollars were spent on space during the 1958-1969. $50 can feed a child in Africa for a year. Think how much money we are wasting!

"Also, knowledge is more important than money." How can you say that?! You are obviously not one of the children in Africa who are starving and dying because of lack of food. A few dollars may just save them

A message to all viewers. Please vote fairly and based on our arguments, and choose a winner from them

Thinking that this is a five round debate, I await my opponent's answer
Koopin

Pro

Thank you for posting your next argument.

Although you did not directly say "is" you were against "isn't." Therefore you said is.

Being Con means that you are against, so you say "space exploration isn't a waste of money" and you are con, you are saying "space exploration is a waste of money"

No I am not sure that we will find a "friend" but you are not sure that we won't.

For this reason we can not say that it is a waste of money because we can not know if it is a waste.

25 billion dollars? That's it? Hmm, I will not argue that until you show me your source.

Also, where do you think the money that is spent in space will go?

Not to Africa.

Most likely it will increase the war budget.

Whenever the USA gets some extra cash they do not go around and donate it to charity.

I can not argue your statement until you give me your source. I look forward to your response.

As a side note, no need to get worked up. No I am not a starving kid in Africa. But I am debating you.

Thank you
Debate Round No. 2
vcheng

Con

vcheng forfeited this round.
Koopin

Pro

Argument extended.
Debate Round No. 3
vcheng

Con

vcheng forfeited this round.
Koopin

Pro

Kfc is good to eat... if you know what I mean.
Debate Round No. 4
vcheng

Con

vcheng forfeited this round.
Koopin

Pro

Argument extended...
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by vcheng 7 years ago
vcheng
no, i don't the thing is it is obvious that i am con because u are pro. also, i apologize for forfeiting because i didn't have enough time
Posted by Koopin 7 years ago
Koopin
vcheng, you have a high temper huh?
Posted by vcheng 7 years ago
vcheng
yes i am
duh!
Posted by Koopin 7 years ago
Koopin
You are Con.
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