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just why !!! why are we spending huge amounts of money on exploring mars, while we have parts on the earth that still desert ???


Submitted by 2 years ago

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  1. lots of very good reasons, one of them : mankind survival.

    2 years ago
    1. Matt Idea Submitter

      give me one convincing reason!, mankind can survive if we invest that money on the earth in things that are existed now. until now we don't know if we can make a life in there, but we're sure that we can make a life in here(if we have enough money, knowledge and will).then we can explore mars

      2 years ago
    2. What would that one convincing reason be worth! That would be a very profitable answer to someone! I could give you a few but I would want something of equal value! est. 100bil to get to Mars so thats what that answer would be worth so answer at you own risk :)

      thanks (spacefriend)

      2 years ago
  2. The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle for ever (K.Tsiolkovski).

    Sooner or later if we stay only on Earth our beautiful planet will be our coffin.

    2 years ago
    1. First the money stay here on earth it goes to the employee of nasa or whatever learn economics my friend,and that spending money on space led to many discovery's in science technology like your computer, medicine,etc etc.Are you against science, progress or are just focused on a small desert?

      2 years ago
  3. Those are only a few already suggested and Nasa only got 6bil with those reason so not too convincing :)

    sorry try again (spacefriend)

    2 years ago
  4. Right your reason for not going to Mar's is cause some of our planet is desert, And this is relevant how? Do you think we're ever going to be able to turn those deserts into really usable productive land? I'm afraid we can't, the way our planets ecosystem works means it needs those area's of desert, besides which we're already fighting an uphill struggle to stop more of our planet turning to desert. And why is that happening? Because there are too many humans digging up too many resources, and what's the easiest way to sort that out? Why could it be moving some of those hunmans off planet to a world that's pretty much all desert anyway, has plenty of resources and may actually benefit from a green house effect. There's your answer, we need to go to Mar's to stop our planet ending up as just one big desert.

    2 years ago
    1. No moving same peoples to another planet is not the solution because after a short time you will have to face the same problem.It don't sound well but controlled population grow in the only solution if yo don't want to have wars,false produced economical crisis and over population.I suggest you to read about The Zeitgeist Movement.

      2 years ago
  5. Question should be why not, when gas was climbing to $4 a gallon in the U.S. people still drove 80mph like who cares. And they still drive their 8-10mpg gas hogs like

    so what. They don't care if they destroy this world. So why should they care if we spend trillions walking on another. (spacefriend)

    2 years ago
  6. Better than spending it on killing each other. Makes a refreshing change reading about positive human endeavor don't you think? I have a relation through marriage that thinks like this. lives in a small (tiny) town in the middle of nowhere and their whole family is on welfare . Now there

    's a recipe for advancing the human race.

    2 years ago
  7. Hey... don't forget human nature!!! we where born explorers! thats why we got to what ever we got and not standing in one place and looking to life go through... I agree, there is a lot to invest here on Earth (hunger, poverty, etc) but those elements where always here.. and we keep going on!!

    2 years ago
  8. I agree with a lot of comments.

    Yes, it is sad, there are deserts growing on our earth.

    On chinas boarder there are whole villages no more, covert by desert sand. There is still the progress turning barley needed rain forests into deserts,

    it´s pretty sad.

    Why mars? We need mars to survive in 1st place.

    There will be technologies developed (e.g. growing Veges/Plants on mars),

    will help to solve our problems here on earth.

    Resources will come to an end soon,

    space is the only solution, to replace a lot of resources we will loose.

    But we need to go there as long as we got the resources still left,

    or it will be to late.

    Why go to mars/space not to care more for earth?

    Imagine you keep staying at home and you do not care for going out,

    you will be limited to everything ....

    No shopping anymore , no meeting friends , no going out to have fun,

    also you are not able to survive and to repair your home to stay ...

    It is the same as saying no Space / Mars, just staying here on earth,

    we are to much limited, but going out for mars will change this in future and upcoming generations.

    2 years ago
  9. While the ideals of the The Zeitgeist Movement are very noble unfortunatly it's just not going to work. If a sustainable population level was within human kinds nature we'd have reached an equilibrium with our enviroment long ago. Only we can't, because the resources that we'd try to use is a sustainable fashion are not sustainable as we use them we use them up, converting them into forms that arn't that useful. Metal, Salt whatever the element, they are all produced in the massive atom forges known as stars and the only way to secure a truely infinate supply of them that will never run out is to venture to the stars them selves. All the recycling and good will in the world is not going to save our planet and it's resources from the universal law of entrophy, eventually we will use everything up, we can slow the rate through more efficient attitudes, but we can't stop it. But then we can also slow the rate by spreading the load, so why shouldn't we. Why have Earth take all the burden of suporting the human race, why have such a unique and beutiful world take so much damage when there is a not so unique and not so biologically complex one right next door? Trust me, if you really want to save the human race and our home world, then it's time to grow up and leave home, which is when you think about it the most natural process in the world.

    2 years ago
  10. What do deserts on Earth have to do with anything? I don't understand where you're coming from. Parts of the Earth are still tundra, therefore, why are we operating the LHC!? I don't get it.

    2 years ago

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