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Unforeseen Man Exploration of the Cosmos
Tired of the horrors and glad it was over political leaders breathed a sigh of relief when World War II ended in 1946. Unforeseen though at that time was the beginning of a new war, the cold war. When American officials were notified of the launching of sputnik I, the world again held its breath. The human exploration of space has been debated across the globe since that renowned moment. Space exploration, many argue, is diverting attention and funds from the matters at hand. Yet, is not it obvious that these "issues" are not important? I say there are no issues to consider in making decisions about space exploration. Human greed and desire should be put in the forefront on all our decisions.
First of all, the human race must expand. We must fill out every corner of our galaxies to grace it our presence. Mclean in her article is foolish (source E). Stewardship? What does it matter if the Earth crumbles? Our Earth has given us nothing but problems. It is home to annoying creatures who are not human, who display to us their vibrant and loud colors, making us jealous. It is home to giant mountain ranges that spite our hopes of being majestic a beautiful. Mclean warns us of exploitation, but what does it matter? All that matters is that we live. Even if the earth dies, space exploration shall allow us to fill our galaxies with only humans, the greatest utopian society of all.
Greenberg (Source F) also brings in another invalid point. “Back contamination" is an atrocious problem, but who can object to "forward contamination"? Manifest destiny calls for humans to spread out in the Universe. If these alien ecosystems cannot survive due to our meddling, then it is natural selection at work. We, as humans, are the fittest, and therefore have the right to destroy everything else.
In source A, David Livingston evokes the economic…...

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