Space Exploration Arguments

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With the emergence of a new space race in recent years, the topic of space exploration has come under fierce scrutiny. Combustible claims are being thrown into the forges of debate from both the opposing side and those that fervently follow the exploits of the various space agencies. While both sides of this debate have various logical points, they both tend to follow the same well-traveled track. The opposing side of this argument tends to charge forth asking, why should we spend money on such an expensive endeavor when we have problems to solve right here on earth? Whereas the side in defiant favor of space exploration routinely counters with an argument that space exploration is an undertaking of rich discovery that benefits all of humanity in the long-run. As we explore deeper into these arguments, it’s imperative that regardless of one’s viewpoint both sides should be carefully considered.
Before we get to the gory details of dissecting these articles, one must understand the difference of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) bias and NASA science. NASA has bias in all things public relations related to space exploration whether they are calling attention to
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She blatantly lists the statistics of actual costs involved in space exploration and continues her article by explaining, “space travel is not cheap – in terms of money or risks” (Farrar). While the article is neither for or against the topic of space exploration, it does present both sides of the debate and leaves it up to the audience to decide where they stand on the issue. Farrar uses an evaluation claim by presenting uncontested facts involved in the discussion and “use[s] examples and other evidence to show that the thing being evaluated meets or…the criteria” (290). She does so in such a way that she displays the appearance of logic and balanced bias for both

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