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Space Exploration or Water Exploration? (Neither)

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Started: 2/26/2018 Category: Places-Travel
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Why explore either? We don't know as much as about water as we do space. However, why explore either of these things if we know nothing, yes i mean not a thing! About what our earth is really made out of! The farthest anyone has ever dug was about 7 miles! That was Russia! If the Earth was an apple that wouldn't have even broken through the skin! They had to stop this exploration because the heat was at least 350 degrees! The things you have been lied to about along with your children, that this is correct;
Crust, Mantle, Outer Core, Inner Core. Then you have been cheated! This is complete speculation. We have no clue what our earth is really made out of! So, why explore anything else?
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The point you seem to be making is that until we have fully explored what is beneath the surface of the Earth we should not be exploring either space or the oceans. This viewpoint is very harmful to progress as essentially it's saying that because we are not doing what productive thing, we should not do other productive things either. I do agree that it is important to explore beneath the Earth's surface, but this is largely impractical at this time. Also contrary to popular belief, we do know a good amount about the interior of our planet. I am not sure if you are implying that you think our believed composition of the Earth is false, but we do know to a high degree of certainty the general characteristics of the core. Much like we can not objectively study an atom, we are currently not technologically able to get anywhere near our planets core. However, like the atom, we can study the core of our planet in other ways. Through data on Earth's magnetic fields, gravitational pull, and mass we can derive the general composition of our Iron cored planet and the whereabouts of each of the layers.
We would also be missing out on a fantastic opportunity by not studying space and our oceans. We for one, do not know much about our oceans, similar to how there is still much to explore beneath the Earth's surface. It is much more technologically feasible, and beneficial to study the Earth's oceans at this point. Understanding the effects of the oceans can significantly increase our understanding of weather, life on Earth, and the environment. Space may have the most unexplored potential of any field. The discoveries and advancements that are currently being made by organizations like NASA, SpaceX, and Orbital Sciences are astounding. It is likely that we will have sent humans to Mars by 2030 and advances in this type of technology have many benefits for everyday life. From rocket technology, to GPS, to water purification the world is a much better place for the exploration of space. The study of space is also important to the future of our race a la Elon Musk. Being a multi-planetary species is a vision we can all live with, and could potentially be an advance we live with in the very near future.
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