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com’s blog, but we’ve added quite a few arguments of our own to the list for arguments for the debate topic on space exploration:

Advantages

(1) Environmental collapse/overpopulation (2) Overview Effect (3) Economy/Competitiveness (4) Space militarization Good / Bad / Intl. Cooperation/Peace (5) Hegemony Good (6) Post-Humanism (7) Science (a) Scientific Advancement (b) International Science Cooperation

Plans/Affirmatives

(1) Mars Colonization (2) Moon Base (3) Asteroid Colonization (4) Solar Powered Satellites (5) Space Plane (6) Space Station (7) International Cooperation (8) Space Tourism

(9) Space Nuclear Systems (10) R& D (11) Helium-3 (12) Human exploration (13) Pluto-Water (14) Satellite Clean Up (15) Space Junk (16) Solar Flares (17) Global Warming (18) Aliens (19) Communication Technologies (20) Asteroids (21) Planetary Protection (22) Weather Control Technology (23) Overpopulation Disadvantages (1) Politics (2) Spending (a) Fiscal Discipline (3) Japan (4) Europe/EU (5) China (6) Russia (7) Private Sector Crowd-Out/Trade Off .

(8) Space Junk/Debris (9) Space Diseases (10) Space Militarization Good/Bad (11) Inflation (12) Hegemony bad (13) Space Nuclearization (14) Plutonium shortage/trade-off (15) Aliens (16) EarthGov Counterplans (1) European Union (EU) (2) China (3) Russia (4) Japan (5) International Cooperation/UN (6) Private action/tax incentives (7) Consultation (8) Ban NASA (9) Courts (10) Executive Order (11) Unmanned/Manned Craft PIC (12) Rocket PIC (13) Technologies PIC (14) X-Prize PIC .

(15) India Kritiks (1) Capitalism (2) Post-Humanism (3) Edelman (4) Zizek (5) Futurism (6) Baudrillard (7) Marcuse (8) Nietzsche (9) Heidegger (10) Feminism (11) Apocalypse Rhetoric (12) Colonization (13) Development (14) Anthropocentrism (15) Militarism .

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