Space Exploration

A debate about whether space exploration is worth its cost.

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March 4, 2016 5:45am
This topic is my chosen topic for my English assessment, and i have taken a supporting stance on the topic. I personally believe that the benefits; ranging from spin-off technologies such as methods for cleaner energy, more efficient systems and the interent; the knowledge it brings to the human race; the many people inspired by it; the economic benefits including how it is regarded to have a positive-to-overwhelmingly positive Return on Investment (from 1:1 to as high as 1:9) and also how there are advantages that cannot be measured ahead of time (such as the possibility of establishing contact with an extraterrestrial race) far outweigh the costs.

I have put this forward for debate mainly out of personal interest - i would love to hear other stances on the topic, even if they are toxic against my own (but knowing the good people of the Route, that will not happen) - and also I would like the chance to further improve my work and written debating skills.

[Off topic, but as a man of science and the devil's advocate, I might do regular science debates]
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March 4, 2016 8:49pm
Maybe when people like Donald Drumpf don't exist, we should be allowed to leave Earth.

(personally I'm one of those people who believe we shouldn't leave Earth until we've learned to take care of her. We're gonna ruin the galaxy the way we've ruined our own planet if we try to get off-world now; I mean have you seen how much space junk/debris we've already got orbiting Earth?).
March 5, 2016 3:56pm
well i mean were probably gonna have to explore space at some point, just to colonize and stuff. our sun will die in 5billion yrs. if we dont wreck our planet/something else disastrous happens before this, we need to ensure humanity's survival, especially if we're the only intelligent life Out There.

edit: some links i read
http://www.nasa.gov/missions/solarsystem/Why_We_01pt1.html
http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/20/exploring-space-whys-it-so-important/
http://www.airspacemag.com/ist/?next=/space/the-real-reasons-we-explore-space-18816871/
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