We shouldn't be spending money on space exploration but use it for more pressing needs

We shouldn't be spending money on space exploration but use it for more pressing needs
Space exploration is an intriguing subject. We have gone very far in terms of technological advancements but we are still very limited in our knowledge of space, and even more in space exploration. It costs money and it is really difficult to go through, but it would be awesome to get to know more about space and what is really out there.

However, when considering everything, don’t you think we ought to devote resources and money on making our own world a better place? There are so many people dying of hunger in certain countries, so many people that deserve a more decent standard of living, and so many people dying from cancer – wouldn’t it be better to deal with these issues rather than space projects?

Agree

Wubwub

Agree

I agree. I think there is a delicate balance before but nowadays the race to further reaches of space has slowed down a little since we have figured out that we can't reach it yet so it's good to see that we seem to be focusing a little bit more on what's down here. I don't think we need to do much more rebalancing than what we already do now though as I see the ratio as being fine for now.
Posted by Wubwub on 01-19-2018
Barida

You're right.

I've been bothered about the reason we are spending so much on things such as the space exploration and I never found the reason that should be so. For goodness sake, there are lots of issues such as health issues and training of people that requires that we spend to solve them instead of having to spend so much going into space. I hope the world should see reasons with this and make some adjustments on it.
Posted by Barida on 01-21-2018
foxchannel

Agree But It's a Tough Argument

We shouldn't be spending money on space exploration but use it for more pressing needs? Do you know how old this argument is? People have been saying this for years and the words fall on deaf ears! Our government insists that money spent for space exploration IS to save the planet that we live on. What could be more PRESSING than that??

You must admit. Even though you disagree with the justification for spending the money on space exploration ... that's a tough argument!

Posted by foxchannel on 02-08-2018
trendjing

Agree

Space exploration seems to be very interesting and exciting to study, but a lot of things are happening that are out of control, such as natural disasters, poverty, hunger, drought, and to add on these, there are wars, and corruption in almost every country. I think it would be beneficial for everyone to spend money on the necessary things that involves the majority.
Posted by trendjing on 02-03-2018

Disagree

kgord

I disagree

The earth's resources are finite and there may come a time that it can not support all the people on the planet. I think that exploring space for possible colonization is important to do. We need to know what is out there.
Posted by kgord on 01-19-2018
jyy

Space is good!

The Earth is becoming too populated! In that case, the space exploration, assuming it's about Mars or something similar, will lessen the burden. I mean, if something is not done, then there could be massive problems arise on the Earth. Anyway, has anyone checked out the stats? It's scary - but I still nuclear winter is worse.
Posted by jyy on 05-30-2018
muaaz.93

NO SPACE EXPLORATION = NO INTERNET AND TV SATELLIT

Well If the space wouldn't have been explored than we couldn't be able to get the satellites in place as we do have today. We couldn't have live tv coverages and no GPS and no high speed satellite internet which has 50Mbps speed. The world wouldn't have been the same without space exploration.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 01-20-2018

Comments

babyright
You are right i think we should devout most of our money and resources to help the needy than spending billions on space exploration.
Posted by babyright on 01-19-2018
tiffiecute
I agree. While we spend money and effort on looking at our horizon, we are not empathic within our neighborhood's cry due to poverty and hunger. UNICEF or UN and other non-profit organizations are not enough to cure these long-time issues. We need every single one to take action. on how to pull resources from other not so important endeavors to respond with action in resolving poverty, unemployment, hunger, AIDS, prostitution, and drugs.
Posted by tiffiecute on 01-19-2018
lovely
I agree, in as much we need to explore our space or horizon but more funds should be channeled to curing the poverty in the world.A lot of NGOs in this aspect but it isn't enough to help the poor society amongst us, more money should channel in providing social amenities to the deprived areas of the society or the world.
Posted by lovely on 01-19-2018
vinaya
Agreed. What's the point in spending billions of dollars in space exploration when one more than half of the population lives in poverty and one third of world population lives in less than $2 a day. The countries that are spending a lot of money on space exploration should help the poor countries to build income. The first criteria is to make the world better place.
Posted by vinaya on 01-20-2018
JoeMilford
I think that the research and money going into space exploration is very important; however, it would be nice if we could focus our resources more on fixing things that are wrong with our own planet before we go out there and explore other worlds in outer space. We have so many cultural and environmental issues here which are terribly pressing, and we really need to take better care of our fellow man who is suffering. Poverty, disease, famine, drought, and cataclysms are rampant across the planet, and our money would be better spent helping the victims of these terrible forces here on Earth.
Posted by JoeMilford on 01-20-2018
Pixie
There are many people who are living in poor conditions, many who are sick and homeless. I think that instead of spending a lot on space exploration it is better to solve the problems of our world. Nowadays there is a growing trend in the disparity between rich and poor. The government must help those poor people to help escape the vicious circle of poverty.
Posted by Pixie on 01-21-2018
chatbox
There is no worldwide government that can dictate where a country's funds should go. The highly developed countries are the ones spending for space exploration for their own reasons. No one can force them to give the money to the poor and suffering people who are under the jurisdiction of another country or government. They can't be made answerable for the failure of these countries' government to provide for the needs of their own citizens. Stopping space exploration will not cure cancer and other dread diseases. Even the richest people on the planet who can afford to pay for the most expensive treatments can succumb to cancer. I believe that space exploration is important for mankind's future. I would love to see man colonize another planet like Mars.
Posted by chatbox on 01-21-2018
Corzhens
I am a conservative person and not only adventurous but also practical so I guess space exploration can give us nothing anymore since we have seen almost everything that there is to see. Going to the planets is not an issue because it will entail a big expense that can be spent on something more important like food for the hungry and medicine for the sick. Besides the world is also in need of comfort so structures like parks and other public places can be created.
Posted by Corzhens on 01-21-2018
cess_08
Space exploration is an ongoing discovery. I can't explain further how important this could give amazing findings of the universe. However, this it is difficult to argue with the issues and problems we are facing on Earth. I think the answer to solving the world’s biggest problems is in the stars.
Posted by cess_08 on 01-23-2018
jaymish
I see why you would ask this question. But I think the cause of hunger and poverty is misunderstood. Poverty cannot be solved by throwing money at the problem. The problem is structural. It starts from the person themselves and their background. Many Non-governmental organizations have tried giving people money or starting them businesses. In most of the cases this has not worked. I think we still need to continue with activities like space exploration and inspire people to think outside the box, which is the solution to poverty and hunger.
Posted by jaymish on 01-27-2018
kgord
I agree with the sentiment that poverty can not be solved by throwing money at a problem. Various factors need to be taken into consideration in order to eradicate poverty. It is hard to erase a way of thinking with money. There are various causes of poverty and it can become a self fulfilling prophecy as well.
Posted by kgord on 01-30-2018
Corzhens
When you say there are many causes of poverty then that clearly means that there are also a complex solution. In other words, the solution cannot be just money or education. What I see about poverty is partly the culture. Over here, the poor seemed to be proud of their poverty because the government is always spoiling them with hand outs. In the olden days, being poor is a shame that’s why there were few of them. But now, there are thousands and thousands of poor families in the city not to mention the entire country.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-11-2018
jyy
Indeed, as a poster in the Yes or No section noted, our current internet and TV would not have existed if Kennedy and others hadn't pushed space exploration. Anyway, likewise, a future positive adjustment of the population would only happen, as I and others said, if Mars colonization becomes a priority as of now. So there isn't much to argue here.
Posted by jyy on 05-30-2018