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Asteroid mining should be heavily pursued

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With 6 votes and 42 points ahead, the winner is ...

DynamicSquid
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Asteroid mining. Good or bad?

Should we spend enough resources in the next 2/3 decades where we can earn a profit on asteroid mining?

Note: This debate can be based on theory, but an adequate amount of reasoning has to be provided.

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This debate is a short one, so I can get a sense for the context. If likable, I will start another debate, on the same topic, but perhaps longer, 5 to 7.5k words.

Round 1
Pro
Hello and thanks for accepting. Let's get right into it!

Arguments

What are the benefits of asteroid mining?

With plans for space colonies and off-world bases, the need to transport resources there are ever growing. Instead of shipping metals to Mars from Earth, we can simply just ship metal to Mars from space! And since there are plenty of metals in asteroids, and plenty of asteroids, then we should have no trouble getting the adequate resources needed for space projects.

Here's a very detailed and helpful diagram...


MARS                ASTEROIDS








EARTH


Notice how asteroids are closer to Mars, than Earth is to Mars.

This will undoubtedly help to advance Mars colonies, along with other off-world colonies.

Thank you.
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Round 2
Pro
Epekt (Greek for "extend")
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Round 3
Pro
Hmm... I was looking forward to this debate :(

DM me if anyone else is interested.
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