Space exploration is more important than oceanic exploration and should receive more funding.

May 28, 2015, 1:33 am

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The debate "Space exploration is more important than oceanic exploration and should receive more funding." was started by PsychDave on May 28, 2015, 1:33 am. 40 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 47 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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Space exploration is the single greatest generator of new technologies. For that reason alone we should be investing into it. The overall return on investment is too high to not be a priority.

4 years, 1 month ago

I say neither. If I had pick I would say ocean. mining in space will cost way more then ocean mining. we all know that the US, thank to Obama does not have any money to waste. also we know how to mine in the ocean. in space this will be new expensive and dangerous. Ocean exploring is just more logical at this moment.

4 years, 1 month ago
I_Voyager
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I'd like you to make a stronger case for mining minerals in space. I'm not familiar with any claim that oil is in any meteors anywhere. I can believe that any number of minerals are out there. But it's a stretch to say it's economically feasible to mine them, when we don't know what the full use of our oceans are. And consider that one of the greatest economic disasters of our ages is the sudden and brutal demise of our oceans due to overfishing and pollution. Never before in history has an extinction event in the oceans occurred this quickly and the results include massive acidic dead-spots where life can no longer thrive and massive plastic islands in the ocean. Fish is one of the world's must eaten foods, and it is running out. Fast.

It may be ignoring our oceans which kills us, if we don't realize we need to bump up research into cleaning, protecting and cultivating our oceans.

4 years, 4 months ago

sorry clicked disagreed not agree

4 years, 4 months ago

amanofprogress

I have to disagree with you because there are meteorites in are solar system even some headed towards us which contain more oil and valuable material s we are running out of like inidiumoxide(used to make touch screens) which on earth there is only 9grams per person which would be far more useful than a small deposit of a mineral we don't have a need for. I agree it will be hard to mine these ores from meteorite s which is why space exploration needs more funding so it becomes easier and in the past space exploration funding has benefited many other departments in life such as the MRI scan which was discovered due to space inventions etc so don't tell me see exploration is better when space funding is already saving lives. I mean it can even help us predict and adapt to global warming

4 years, 4 months ago

Sure we can explore space, If you've got a couple generations handy. Space is much larger than the ocean obviously, meaning anything worth while visiting is to far away and to drastically different to pursue for a longtime, Ocean exploration however is guaranteed to find direct personal results. If we find a new super mineral in space, dandy, but were not going to be able to serioualy mine that for 100s of years. We find a super mineral in the ocean, that's way more useful.

4 years, 4 months ago
I_Voyager
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Sure you can. It's just harder ;)

I agree with D3mned. Although I think space is the future. Colonization, space stations, massive amounts of resources. It's necessary to go out there and soon. Fuck, if someone made a spaceship and was looking for pioneers I'd jump on the next shuttle and not think twice about dying in space.

But our oceans are integral to the world's survival and there's a lot going on down there we don't know about. Despite this, the oceans are the ecosystems we've influenced the most. If the extinction of life in the oceans isn't the biggest in history, it's certainly the fastest... We might not survive long enough to actually explore space if we don't know enough about how to live with our oceans.

4 years, 4 months ago

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4 years, 4 months ago

Well, O can't argument much with personal opinion

4 years, 4 months ago

Personally, I believe we should explore the reaches of our planet before we explore the reaches of others. Still, Space exploration is important and will unquestionably play a big role in the future.

4 years, 4 months ago

Yeah probably, we should be mining asteroids in space for resources instead of finding a new type of fish. I'm not saying oceanic exploration isn't important, but space exploration has many more possibilities and benefits for mankind.

We should be finding a place that is habitable for humans. Even with the thousands of challenges, we wouldn't want overpopulation.

4 years, 4 months ago
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